Category Archives: Massage

Exploring Massage Therapy: Rolfing (Part II)

Last week we looked at Rolfing, explaining that it focuses on fascia manipulation that can be somewhat painful, and that some claim it can relieve pain and improve wellness. Indeed, the creator of Rolfing, Ida Rolf, was a biochemist who … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Rolfing (Part I)

National Public Radio recently reported on Rolfing as a type of massage therapy that was becoming more popular among the “yoga-Pilates-acupuncture crowd.” While we’re big fans of NPR any way, we’ve linked the story to this post because it does … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy One of the Best Careers Going

The publication U.S. News & World Report recently came out with a list of the 50 best careers of 2011, and massage therapy was one of the careers it selected. While I’ve linked the article above, I wanted to summarize … Continue reading

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Sports Massage Therapy and Baseball

As we’ve written in past entries, sports massage can be extremely beneficial to all athletes as massage therapy targeted to key areas of the body can help improve an athlete’s range of motion and flexibility, helping to reduce the chance … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy as the Aspirin of CAM Therapies

CAM therapies are Complementary and Alternative Medicine treatments that help alleviate symptoms without relying on pharmaceuticals or more invasive medical treatments like surgery. While there are many CAM therapies out there, I wonder if any have as many potential diagnoses … Continue reading

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Office Massage Therapy Can Reduce Stress, Pain and Costs

Last week we wrote about how office massage therapy can help reverse postural problems and the pain associated with them. While there is research that has been done showing that massage therapy can help in many different areas (relieving stress, … Continue reading

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Office Massage Therapy Can Help Employee Posture and Well-Being

One thing that we promote strongly is office massage, as it can be extremely beneficial to employees. We have discussed how workplace massage can be unobtrusive to the general set-up of an office, and how it can help diffuse stressful … Continue reading

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Sports Massage Therapy for Runners

We’ve written generally about massage therapy and its benefits for athletes (see our entry on Sports Massage), but often times a description of the general benefits can gloss over the specific positives sports massage provides athletes of a specific sport. … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Percussion Massage

Called “tapotement” by many therapists, percussion massage therapy is a mini-modality (technique) in that it has its own, unique therapeutic properties and method, but it isn’t performed for very long like a massage modality (e.g. Lomi Lomi Massage). Percussion massage … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Acupressure (Part III)

Writing about acupressure the past couple of weeks got me curious about acupoints – pressure points on the body where therapeutic results can be realized through the application of appropriate amounts of pressure. Basically, acupoints are the points on the … Continue reading

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