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  • Five ways to avoid burnout for registered massage therapists
    April 25, 2024

    Avoiding RMT Burnout

    RMTs should ensure that their work environment is ergonomically designed to reduce the physical strain of their job. This can include using proper body mechanics, maintaining good posture, and using equipment such as massage tables and chairs that are designed to reduce physical strain.
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  • Friction massage is a matter of movement in massage therapy.
    February 3, 2024

    Friction Massage: A Matter of Movement

    Friction massage is a massage technique that involves applying pressure and friction to soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This technique aims to break down adhesions and increase blood flow to the affected area, promoting healing and reducing muscle tension. Friction massage typically involves circular or cross-fiber movements with the fingers, thumbs, or palms.
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  • Practicing reflexology on a patient's foot
    September 18, 2023

    Pressing the Point: The Benefits of Reflexology

    The concept of working with the feet to influence health dates back thousands of years. Reflexology-like practices can be found in ancient Egyptian and Chinese cultures, where it was believed that applying pressure to certain points on the feet could affect different parts of the body.
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  • The Art of Shiatsu Massage Therapy
    July 26, 2023

    Shiatsu - the Art of Finger Pressure

    Both Shiatsu and Swedish massage have their own merits and can be valuable in different contexts and for different individuals. Choosing between the two depends on personal preferences, treatment goals, and the expertise of the massage practitioner.
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  • Foot massage benefits
    May 15, 2023

    Benefits of Foot Massage

    Foot massage can induce deep relaxation and help alleviate stress. By starting the treatment with a foot massage, therapists can help clients unwind and prepare their bodies and minds for a more comprehensive massage experience.
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  • Massage therapist applying the tapotement technique to a client
    May 3, 2023

    The Rhythmic Therapeutic Healing of Tapotement

    Tapotement is a massage technique that involves rhythmic tapping or percussive movements on the client's muscles. It is a popular technique used in Swedish massage and other forms of massage therapy. The history of tapotement dates back centuries, with evidence of similar techniques being used in ancient Chinese and Egyptian medicine.
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  • Aromatherapy in history and culture
    January 25, 2023

    Aromatherapy in History and Culture

    The word ‘aromatherapy’ first appears in René-Maurice Gattefossé’s book Aromatherapy: Essential Oils, Plant Hormones, in 1937. The therapy began seeing wider recognition in the 1960s and 70s, hand in hand with the exploration of New Age concepts and Eastern spirituality.
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