Beginner Massage Therapist Sequence

03.20.2021 Massage Therapy Session Routine Description: This is a general Swedish routine that may be used by a beginner therapist as a basic structure for treatment. This is in the context of a relaxation treatment. Session Time: 60 Minutes Important Notes: Be sure to have a massage instructor demonstrate the techniques used before trying this. Be aware of contraindications and …

Susan Salvo talks about decisions: great ones and horrible ones

 An Interview with Susan Salvo By: Elan Schacter PART II “Today, massage is frequently sought out for pain management and for stress management. In the near future, I predict that massage will be used as an intervention for a host of nervous disorders and mental health issues.” – Susan Salvo This is a continuation of a previous blog. Visit https://elanschacter.com/what-susan-salvo-has-to-say-about-making-it-in-the-massage-industry/ …

Tendon Injuries

Part 1 In this blog we will review some of the causes, descriptions, and massage therapy treatments of pain caused by injury to tendons, or tendinopathy. In this first part, we will discuss the general presentation of the injuries. Part 2 describes several common examples of tendinitis. Treatment consideration for massage therapists will be explained in part 3. There are …

Massage for Pain

Much research has been done to assess the effectiveness of massage for treating many forms of pain. For a lot of the research, the results are proven to be fantastic, especially for those who receive a weekly treatment. In one Seattle based research study reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 401 people suffering from nonspecific low back pain were …

Massage for Anxiety and Depression

A common reason for someone to visit a massage therapist is for help with feelings of stress. Now scientific evidence shows that beyond an ability to combat stress, massage can even combat anxiety and depression, and that the effects are cumulative, meaning getting massage regularly is more effective than a single visit. There was a fantastic study done at Cedars-Sinai …