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  Massage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Massage is the practice of applying structured pressure, tension, motion or vibration — manually or with mechanical aids — to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response.
Massage can also be a part of lovemaking (see erotic massage, tantramassage), and often takes place in the context of sex work.
Foot massage, as practiced by the Chinese is performed in the context of chi, in that each spot on the sole of the foot corresponds to an internal organ, and the applied therapy is healing to one's overall well being.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Massage   (3935 words)

 Infant Massage: Encyclopedia of Children's Health
With the introduction of infant massage in the West in the late 1970s, it was tested to prove or disprove its efficacy.
Infant massage was introduced formally into the United States in 1978 when Vimala Schneider McClure, a yoga practitioner who served in an orphanage in Northern India, developed a training program for instructors at the request of childbirth educators.
Many of the studies are related to the benefits of massage and touch for premature infants and others born with such risk factors as drug dependence or cerebral palsy.
health.enotes.com /childrens-health-encyclopedia/infant-massage   (1353 words)

Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old.
Massage cupping is ideal for performing deep-tissue massage and helps to drain toxins, loosen adhesions, facilitate blood flow, and stimulate the body.
Swedish massage is also one of the less demanding techniques for massage therapists to practice as it usually does not involve deep-tissue work.
www.massagetoday.com /aboutmt   (5687 words)

Massage is a "hands-on" therapy in which muscles and other soft tissues of the body are manipulated to improve health and well-being.
Massage oil or lotion is often used to reduce friction between the practitioner's hands and your skin.
Massage should be avoided by people with congestive heart failure, kidney failure, infection of the superficial veins (called phlebitis) or soft tissue (called cellulitis) in the legs or elsewhere, blood clots in the legs, bleeding disorders, and contagious skin conditions.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsModalities/Massagecm.html   (2411 words)

Massage is based on the same principle: rubbing and manipulating muscles.
Massages are usually given in a quiet room, with soothing background music.
Massage is a group of manual techniques consisting of both fixed and moveable pressure.
medicalcenter.osu.edu /patientcare/healthinformation/otherhealthtopics/ComplementaryAlternativeM4260/SafetyandRisks/Massage   (238 words)

 wikien.info: massage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Massage is the practice of applying structured pressure, tension, motion or vibration — manually or with mechanical aids — to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response.
Massage can also be a part of lovemaking for many couples (see erotic massage, tantramassage), and often takes place in the context of sex work.
The Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) is a professional membership association serving the massage, bodywork, somatic therapy and esthetic professions.
www.wikien.info /index.php?title=massage   (3778 words)

 massage Sensual Massage techniques - massage therapy aromatherapy massage and sensual oils
Massage is a complementary therapy that, when applied with skill, love and care, can evoke many beneficial changes within the body, mind, and spirit of the whole person.
Massage is a powerful treatment precisely because it works on both the physical and psychological levels, and because it has the ability to relax and invigorate the person receiving it.
While the techniques and strokes of massage can ease pain or tension from stiff and aching muscles, boost a sluggish circulation, or eliminate toxins, the nurturing touch of the hands on the body soothes away mental stress and restores emotional equilibrium at the same time.
www.massageoils.org   (288 words)

 Perineal Massage - Childbirth.org
An added value of perineal massage is that it familiarizes a woman with stretching sensations in this area so she will more easily relax these stretching muscles when stinging occurs just before the moment of birth.
Use massage oil, such as pure vegetable oil, or a water-soluble lubricant, such as K-Y Jelly (not a petroleum-based oil) on your fingers and thumbs and around your perineum.
Many midwives and obstetricians believe that perineal massage is neither useful nor necessary as long as the mother's perineum is supported during crowning, her pushing is properly timed, and the baby's head and shoulders are eased out.
www.childbirth.org /articles/massage.html   (424 words)

 Massage Therapy Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
This style of massage is generally attributed to the Swedish fencing master and gymnastics teacher Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839).
A full massage in Thailand of typically two hours costs around 300 Thai Baht (8 USD in 2005) depending on location (it may cost 5 times more inside a five star hotel).
On Phuket Island a variation called oil massage (or aromatherapy massage) popular with wellness tourists from Europe the Americas and East Asia is offered in many of the spas, saunas and massage salons: the naked body on the taker is anointed with aromatic herbal oils (lavender, jasmin, rose, sandalwood ect).
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Massage_therapy   (4279 words)

 Massage: A relaxing method to relieve stress and pain - MayoClinic.com
During a massage, a therapist manipulates your body's soft tissues — your muscles, skin and tendons —; using his or her fingertips, hands and fists.
Massage can be performed by several types of health care professionals, such as a massage therapist, physical therapist or occupational therapist.
Massage therapists will also want to know about any medical conditions you may have, so they can decide if massage is safe for you or how to make it safer.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/massage/SA00082   (1210 words)

 Massage 101: The World Of Touch
Massage is the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation.
Neuromuscular massage: Trigger point massage and myotherapy are varieties of neuromuscular massage, which applies concentrated pressure on trigger points of pain and passive stretching of specific muscles.
Manual lymph drainage massage: This approach improves the flow of lymph fluid with rhythmic strokes and is used primarily in conditions with poor lymph flow, such as edema.
www.webmd.com /content/article/73/88853.htm   (518 words)

 Massage Therapy at Nationwide Massage ::: Find a Massage Therapist - Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reiki and more.
Massage therapy increases blood supply, oxygen, and nutrition to muscle tissue, joints, and the vital organs, and improves circulation throughout the body.
Massage therapy aids in the relief of muscle spasms and cramping and helps in the prevention of muscular atrophy.
Massage therapy promotes a greater range of motion in joints and keeps ligaments and tendons supple.Learn more about the benefits of massage therapy.
www.nationwidemassage.com   (379 words)

 What is infant massage? - Childbirth.org
She practiced the Indian massage strokes on her own baby and observed its benefits first hand.
McClure is the founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, and the author of "Infant Massage, a Handbook for Loving Parents".
Massage is also a wonderful way to lessen stress parent and baby.
www.childbirth.org /articles/baby/infantmassage.html   (292 words)

 Welcome to the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy - A Serious Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Massage Therapy is a career that brings depth and meaning to the lives of many.
Massage Therapy is one of the most rapidly growing career fields today and affords flexible schedules with great rewards.
The average fee of a one hour massage ranges from $60.00 to $120.00, and results in the improved well being of each client you treat; you will love what you do.
se-massage.com   (265 words)

 The Academy of Natural Health - Holistic Massage Training
Our work as holistic massage practitioners starts with an acknowledgement of the whole picture as it is. Well-being and disease are both seen as intrinsic processes of life.
For this to be put this into action, holistic massage practitioners will have acquired a large spectrum of skills, which they can adapt to a variety of circumstances in order to respond to the needs of their clients in the most appropriate and effective way.
But most of all massage is there for all of us to use and to enjoy.
www.massage.org.uk   (726 words)

 Swedish Massage
The term "Swedish Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
Swedish massage was developed in the 1700's by a Swedish doctor named Per Henrik Ling.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
www.mamashealth.com /massage/sweed.asp   (259 words)

 About Massage therapy, therapists, techniques, schools
There is no massage therapy employment section but you may find jobs in massage therapy or how to become a massage professional in our massage schools section.
If you are looking for massage products like massage tables, massage chairs, massage oils, and essential oils you may find them amongst our highly qualified and carefully selected advertisers or through the schools.
Massage establishments are referred to as massage centers, massage practices, massage offices, massage parlors, and massage parlours.
www.aboutmassage.com   (527 words)

 Massage Therapy 101 - Online Guide to Massage Therapy
Massage therapy has become an important part of general health care for many people living in today's stressful world.
And with ever-expanding research on the beneficial effects of massage, more professionals are advising patients to include therapeutic massage in their health care treatment plans.
Those contemplating entering the field of massage therapy as an occupation will be especially interested in our massage therapy school information area.
www.massagetherapy101.com   (412 words)

 Massage: Relaxation for the Mind & Body - iVillage
Cranial sacral therapists use gentle movements applied to the skull and vertebrae to balance the circulation of the liquid that surrounds the brain.
Massage is the manual manipulation of the soft tissue of the body.
The forms of massage are as various as the reasons for their development.
health.ivillage.com /mindbody/mbmass/topics/0,,74cs5ld3,00.html   (379 words)

 Ease your aches and pains with prenatal massage
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage — to relax tense muscles, ease sore trouble spots, increase circulation and mobility, help you sleep better, and just make you feel good — but it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women.
Prenatal massage therapists are trained to understand the changes a woman's body goes through and adjust the massage accordingly.
My first thought when considering prenatal massage was "How the heck can I lie on the table?" Lying on my stomach was totally out of the question, and most practitioners recommend that you don't lie flat on your back after the fourth month of pregnancy.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/pregnancy/prenatalhealth/11931.html   (1495 words)

 Massage Secret.info good - Problems with healing ailments and massages
Massage therapists are not surprised, as they maintain that the massage provides both stimulation and relaxation.
Massage school is personal and important and hope you will look carefully at the schools you are considering for what they offer to you personally, and educationally.
And, is an intense massage with powerful results, it is done in such a way as to encourage the body not to react defensively.
www.massagesecret.info /Problems-with-healing-ailments-and-massages.php   (1326 words)

You should feel the benefits after the first massage, but it is recommended that you get a massage every week if possible.
A very popular mode of massage therapy, chair massage requires little time, and it is done while the client is fully-clothed.
As you sit comfortably on a specially-designed chair, our professionally-trained massage therapists, using a combination of massage techniques, will ease tension in the back, relax the neck and shoulders, and increase circulation in specific muscle groups.
www.imagespa.net /massage_therapy.htm   (245 words)

 AMTIL - Animal Massage and Therapies
This is, in fact, an elementary application of massage therapy.
AMTIL (Animal Massage & Therapies) was founded in 1998 for the purpose of making the benefits of massage and other holistic approaches to animal health available to companion animals.
Massage and other holistic, natural-alternative therapies are not a substitute for veterinary care, but rather a complement to it.
www.amtil.com   (181 words)

 The Miracle of Massage Therapy
Massage helps relieve that tension, but it also does much more, says Becky Getz, RN, CMT, who is Connelly's massage therapist at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.
Massage eases depression, keeps depressed mothers from giving birth too early, and prevents postpartum depression.
Massage does much more than relieve everyday stress, and studies are proving it.
www.webmd.com /content/article/49/40050.htm   (308 words)

 Massage on the Web - therapist web sites with monthly articles
Then your Massage on the Web site can give them your phone number, your address, a map to your office, your hours, your rate card, the list of massage and bodywork services that you offer and testimonials.
Not all massage therapists and bodyworkers have the same kind of practice.
You might only do outcall massage or you might have an office with associates who work for you.
www.massageontheweb.com   (595 words)

 Magazines : Magazine Subscriptions :Massage
Massage Magazine is the definitive massage and touch-therapy resource for practitioners, instructors, students, and consumers around the world.
Massage has a team of professional journalists, editors, massage practitioners, artists, and designers that are dedicated to covering the art and science of touch therapies.
Founded in 1985, Massage Magazine is the first and only independent magazine dedicated to this purpose.
www.magazinecity.net /2662-6.html   (59 words)

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