Do you Know the Difference Between Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage?

We train our students in several different types of massage therapy to equip them with the tools they need to serve a variety of clients. The different techniques all serve different purposes, but sometimes clients simply prefer one kind of massage technique over another. How familiar are you with different massage techniques? This article discusses Swedish massage and deep tissue massage, and also discusses the effects of massage, as well as misconceptions about massage therapy.

What You Should Know if You Are Considering Becoming a Massage Therapist

Massage therapists have several options when it comes to their careers. Some choose to work in healthcare settings, such as chiropractic clinics; some choose to work in spas or fitness centers; and some choose to operate a private practice. Whatever the choice, massage therapists usually benefit from a flexible schedule and independence. This article from American Massage Therapy Association goes over what every aspiring massage therapist should know.

Massage Therapist Uses Bodywork to Help Treat Clients with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia affects many people and is often difficult to treat. People suffering from fibromyalgia often experience stiffness, pain, limited mobility, fatigue, and even depression. Massage therapist and registered nurse Sharon Muzio discusses how she uses massage therapy to help her clients deal with the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Read more to found out how.

What People Should Know Before Getting Their First Professional Massage

Most of us use a specific barber or hairstylist (she always gets those layers just right!), or go to a specific nail salon for our mani-pedis (no place else will do!). Finding the right massage therapist is no different. Such relationships are built on mutual respect and trust and finding the right massage therapist can literally change your life. The folks over at WebMD have put together a list of helpful tips for people booking their first massage.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Says You “Knead to Know” About Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can help clients in a variety of ways, both physically and mentally. This article from the National Institute of Health suggests that the health benefits of massage should be studied more extensively. Current data already shows that massage therapy can help people with chronic knee, back, neck, and shoulder pain, in addition to relieving stress, increasing relaxation, and improving mood. Read the full article to find out everything the NIH has to say on the subject.