Unfortunately, much of what you will be taught in massage school may be just a myth and handed down from one teacher to the next. Currently there are no recognized standard in educational programs. There is also not much research on massage and these topics so we just don't really know. Many theories are constantly being challenged and updated. The Great Massage and Toxin Debate (Read full article in the link) Most likely more of a semantics issue because many people say the word … read more
This unique History of Massage is the modern version of what it really took to get us where we are today. The heck with Ling and all those guys. These are the days of our lives. This history starts in the 1960′s, more specifically in 1962 with the founding of Esalen Institute which became the […]
Anatomy and Physiology is the cornerstone of a good massage therapy school and training. As a massage therapist, you will need to have a basic understanding of how the body works. Anatomy refers to the structure of the body and the relationship between the structures. Physiology refers to the study of the function of body parts. Pathology is also closely related and is the structural and functional changes associated with diseases. In massage school, you will be learning basic college … see more
Massage Insurance Billing Billing Insurance for Massage is one way to supplement your massage business with a steady flow of clients. People who are injured and coming in on insurance will come in regularly until they are better. There are some things to learn in order to bill and get paid but once you get the hang of it you can then often tell which cases to take and which ones not to take making it easier to get paid. Figure out your cost per client first to see if taking insurance … more massage insurance billing
Words, Words, Words
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Kinesiology- How Muscles Move the Bones
Kinesiology for Massage Therapists Kinesiology is the study of how muscles work and how they create movement – what actions they make to make the body move in the way it does. Massage therapists will get basic training in kinesiology and will need to know the locations, origins and insertions and … more Kinesiology!
How Massage Works
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Pathology for Massage Therapists Massage Pathology will be one of the core classes offered by most massage schools. You will need to learn about various diseases and conditions so that you will know how to work with each client. Massage will be indicated or contra-indicated for some diseases and conditions. Since little research has actually been done in this area, things will be constantly changing. For instance 20 years ago, massaging people with cancer was not allowed and totally
Ethics -The Framework for Success
Ethics for Massage Therapists Principles of Ethics - basic concepts of ethics, informed consent and boundaries Transference and countertransference : These things will happen in a therapeutic relationship. They are not something to be feared or to get rid of as many might think. This is actually where much healing can happen on a much deeper level than just the skin and muscles. Learning about these concepts and really understanding the dynamics of relationships can help you build
Pass Your Exams/Tests!
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