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People used to think massage just facilitated circulation.  But there have been enormous advances in this field and in massage education.  Now some of greatest teachers are showing us that tension is released in the muscles and their connective tissues, by intelligent, science- informed touch and quality of contact – not by quantity of pressure or through circulatory work. B...
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What is Lomi Lomi ‘Hawaiian Temple Bodywork’ ?

By Jason Bratcher LMT/MTI/Texas CE Provider and Lomi Kumu. (WATCH VIDEO) Aloha!! I would like to share with all of you some ideas and thoughts I have had regarding this system of bodywork and why I feel it would benefit every Massage Therapist out there to learn and incorporate Lomi Lomi into what they do. Lomi Lomi as a system of bodywork and as a system of personal enri...
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Senior Massage – Not Just for Old People

by Mary Duval The seniors are coming – be prepared! The baby boomers started turning 65 in 2011. Every day since then more than 7000 baby boomers have reached 65 and this will continue until 2030, when all baby boomers are 65 or older. This is a growing population and even if you do not plan to work exclusively with this population, you will probably see more and more sen...
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What is Table Thai Massage?

by Robert Gardner Table Thai is something I developed after being unable to find facilities that allowed me do Thai massage on a mat. In most of Texas, massage is done on a table so the Thai massage I'd learned was difficult to use in various settings whether I worked in a spa or clinic setting. I knew Thai massage was more effective for common client complaints and saved ...
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Hot Stone Massage – Meditation in Motion

By Joy Sablatura Rockwell Hot stone massage is one of the most deeply relaxing forms of massage. With hydrotherapy, one applies a hydrocollator pack to the back to relax the muscles before being able to massage on a deeper level. With hot stones, the therapist has the heat of the smooth lava rocks penetrating each muscle group, relaxing the muscle fibers as he or she...
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Neuromuscular Therapy: The Nemerov Method

by Howard Nemerov “Jane” reported pain in her left shoulder area. Initial assessment revealed tension along the superior medial border of her left scapula, as well as a zone of spinalis tension along her left lower thoracic spine. The Nemerov Method explains the “why” that correlates with the “what”. Persistent tension usually is a sign of compensation, where the tigh...
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Ornament, Crime and Massage – The Art of Massage #7

Ornament and Crime? Got your attention? Well I’m not really going to write about that. However, that was the title of a famous essay written by the architect, Adolf Loos, in 1908. He was a founding member of the “Bauhaus,” a modern movement that approached design with a heightened sense of the beauty and efficiency of things designed quite simply and thoughtfully for use. ...
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National Massage Therapy Awareness Week Oct 25-31

We are next week celebrating the 19th annual National Massage Therapy Awareness Week - October 25-31, 2015. Massage Therapy Awareness means so much more than just the awareness that massages are good for you. It brings to mind the role that touch plays in our lives. Touch is the first sense to develop in the embryo – it lies at the very foundation of our sensory world. It...
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Mindbody Acupressure as a tool

by Gayl Hubatch My Bodywork practice began in 1982 with Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® and massage therapy. I totally resonated with the idea of how interconnected all of life is! I was living in Oregon and needed a massage license to practice. So I studied massage therapy and WOW what an easy and powerful integration it became. My practice has evolved from Swedish...
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THE TEMPORO-MANDIBULAR JOINT – MOST USED IN THE BODY!…AND SOMETIMES…MOST ABUSED!

One of the most fascinating and challenging pieces of anatomy is the understanding of the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ), its function and its dysfunction. The TMJ joint is the most used joint in the body. It has – like the knee – an articular disc within it! If this disc gets displaced or injured, just like a meniscus in the knee, then you’ve got dysfunction. The good news ...
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