I am fortunate enough to have massage therapy included on my private health insurance, and this is great. However not everybody gets their massage sessions paid by an insurer, I just found out about diferent health systems, and how massage is included or not.
Learn how to give an Indian Head Massage, what are the benefits of head massage and its history. Learn the essential techniques to become a head massage expert, the popular colleague at your workplace or the massage healer in your family. Step by step tutorial through the various procedures used in a head massage.
Erotic massage is the use of massaging techniques for erotic purposes or for therapeutic reasons. Sensual massage is a great way to build closeness with your partner. Giving a sensual massage to someone you love is not difficult, it is a natural instinct. You need however, to follow some rules if you want your bodywork to be a success.
This is a list of key benefits of therapeutic massage. We list the most important benefits, of massage as a healing procedure, and not as recreational. Massage is very underestimated as a preventative medical act, and this is probably one of the biggest misses of massage therapist, to emphasize the prophylactic value of bodywork therapies.
Massage therapy is one of the fastest rising occupations in Canada. It is a great career path, with great financial opportunities, and a great working environment. The massage therapist occupation is regulated, and only people with the required training and licensing are allowed to use the term massage therapist when referring to themselves. All provinces have different regulations regarding the necessary training, and the exam at the end of the training. Most of the provinces require between 2000 hours and 3000 hours in British Columbia as a minimum training.
Nerve strokes or feathering is a fingertip massage technique that uses very light pressure on the body. Nerve Strokes are considered a light effleurage, (the French term effleurer describes better nerve strokes than the massage gliding), can be performed on almost any permitted part of the body.
Massage Vibrations are a massage technique performed by using superficial rapid movements of the fingertips or palm. Vibrations are a difficult technique. For this reason many practitioners do not include it in their practice or they use electrical devices for vibrations.
Tapotement is Swedish massage technique consisting of rhythmic percussion movements, administered with the edge of the hand, loose fists, cupped hand, or the fingers. Tapotement is performed in a rhythmic way, with fast pace, usually alternating hands.
The term Tapotement comes from the French word "tapoter" which means to tap. Tapotement is very often referred to as massage percussion.
Petrissage is a moderately deep massage technique performed in a rhythmical manner attempting to manipulate the muscles beneath the superficial tissue layers.
The petrissage techniques are executed using the palms, fingers or thumbs, or a combination of these. Some less used variants include using fists when executing.
Effleurage is a light massage technique performed in such way that it does not attempt to move the muscles beneath. It is also called gliding. Effleurage is the most used massage movement, it usually starts and ends a massage session and is used as a linking technique between other techniques. Effleurage can be used on any massaged area of the body. Effleurer means in French to touch very lightly, to brush. Despite of the name, the effleurage technique is not necessarily a brush like stroke.
This essential oils guide will help you understand how to use the essential oils, how to combine them and how to use their properties for improving the quality of life. The aromatic plants extracts have been used for thousands of years as a source of healing agents, and it is now gaining more popularity. However, in order to properly use the plants, the essential oils or any other form of extract from plants we need to know their properties and contraindications.
SAMe is reported to be extremely efficient in treating depression, joint pain due to osteoarthritis, and liver problems. SAM-e is the acronym of the scientific name, S-Adenosyl methionine, and the name of the supplement sold in North-America.
Head Massage is one of the best and easiest natural ways to maintain a good health. Head massage does not require privacy, and we can keep all the clothes on during the massage. The best thing about it is that you can give yourself a head massage anytime and anywhere.