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In love with massage therapy, or massage therapist?

The massage therapist/client relationship is a very intimate one, even more than the doctor/patient one in most cases. There is partial nudity and prolonged touch which can sometimes bring about some confusing feelings and emotions from a client and occasionally the massage therapist as well…

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Massage myths and misconceptions

During my 15 year career as a massage therapist I have come across many myths and misconceptions about massage in general. In this article I wanted to share with my readers 3 of the most common ones and try to give them my perspective as a bodyworker…

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Swedish Massage

If you go to Sweden today and ask for a Swedish massage, you might still get a funny look from the local practitioners. Indeed most Swedes have no idea that one of the most common massages practiced on the planet is named after their homeland…

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Things to keep in mind before your next massage

Are you a massage neophyte, occasional dabbler or seasoned massage aficionado? Whatever type you are, chances are that are things your massage therapist might not have covered with you, in terms of how to prepare for, what to do during, and what to do post-session…

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What to expect from a massage session

You have had a long week, you have put in the hours and now your long awaited massage has finally arrived. So what should your massage session look like? As a massage professional, I have always believed …

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5 tips on finding the right massage therapist

Finding the right massage therapist is not always an easy thing. Each of us has particular things they are looking for in the individual who is going to massage them. Choosing wisely could mean the difference between a dissatisfying experience and …

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The many worlds of massage therapy

In the 15 years that I have been a massage therapist, I have seen many changes in the profession. When I began, there were a handful of different styles of massage. Today there are well over 200 different styles and approaches involving massage. This can be very confusing to the average massage consumer…

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Top massage therapies

Top massage therapies

Health February 27, 2012

One of the oldest forms of medical care which can be applied to fitness and relaxation is massage therapy which is basically a therapeutic technique that involves the manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body.   It produces a calming effect by the process of pressing, kneading and... Read more