Sports Massage Therapy

Sports Massage Therapy

As a sports massage therapist, you help to condition the muscles of athletes of all skill levels. Athletes employ sports massage therapists to condition their muscles prior to sporting events as well as to help their bodies to recover after particularly strenuous training and athletic performances. The services provided by sports massage therapists are used […]

Massage Therapy: The Healing Touch

Massage Therapy: The Healing Touch

Massage therapy’s role in society has changed dramatically over the past 20 years from leisure and recreation to health and wellness. As a massage therapist, you have such a great impact on your clients’ health and wellbeing through the simplicity of touch and the power of intention. The massage therapy profession offers many opportunities to […]

Effect of Massage Therapy on Blood Pressure

Effect of Massage Therapy on Blood Pressure

Massage therapy is one of the oldest healing traditions and the therapeutic benefits are numerous! According to a recent study, massage also has a positive lasting effect on blood pressure. The study, “Durability of Effect of Massage Therapy on Blood Pressure,” involved 50 women between the ages of 18 and 60 with prehypertension. The women […]

Massage Therapist’s Role in Health Care

Massage Therapist’s Role in Health Care

Did you know massage therapy is not just for relaxation and pampering at spa’s and health clubs? Today more than ever, massage therapists are playing an important role in integrative health care clinics, nursing and rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and more! Clinical research continues to support the health benefits provided through massage therapy. Massage can lower […]

Why Massage Therapy Is the Career for You!

Why Massage Therapy Is the Career for You!

If you are thinking about becoming a massage therapist, then you are not alone! Massage therapy is currently one of the fastest-growing fields. The employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 21% from 2019 to 2029. Here are some qualities that make for a great massage therapist.Loves working with and helping peopleCaring and empathetic […]

Seniors Benefit From Massage Therapy

Seniors Benefit From Massage Therapy

Massage therapy offers numerous benefits for the entire body, especially as it is aging. Massage eases joint and muscle pain and helps reduce increased levels of stress that often occurs with age. Geriatric massage therapy is helpful for maintaining and improving overall health and wellness for the aging population. Addressing the specific needs of the […]

Children Benefit From Massage Therapy

Children Benefit From Massage Therapy

Can children experience benefits from massage therapy? The answer is… Yes! Massage therapy offers benefits for children from infancy to teenagers. Studies have shown massage therapy can aid in decreasing stress and stress hormone levels in children.  Children’s massage can reduce anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Decreasing stress can also improve sleeping habits. With electronic […]

Benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy

Benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy

For centuries massage therapy has been used to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension. Research is now supporting the benefits of prenatal massage therapy. Studies are showing prenatal massage therapy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Prenatal […]

Do You Want to Be a Medical Massage Therapist?

Do You Want to Be a Medical Massage Therapist?

Today we are seeing a rise in medical massage therapy in medical settings due to the demand for the practice of combining traditional and alternative medicine. What is a medical massage therapist? A medical massage therapist is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) who treats health conditions diagnosed by a doctor. Medical massage therapists pursue advanced […]

Increased Demand For Massage Therapists

Increased Demand For Massage Therapists

Today’s world can be stressful and according to the American Psychological Association, stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung problems, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. Finding ways to release and lower stress levels contributes to better health, and massage therapy is a course of action leading […]