Comprehensive List of Massage Modalities

List of Massage Modalities Based on the employed techniques and the desired effects on the body, we can distinguish a multitude of massage modalities or massage types. Abhyanga: is a highly relaxing, Ayurvedic practice, comprised of a gentle whole body massage, using warm massage oils. Amma Therapy: is an ancient Chinese massage form that works … Read more

Massage oils – The Best Carrier Oils

Coconut Oil

The carrier oils used in massage are vegetal oils used as a base for incorporating aromatherapy oils. The base makes up more than 90 percent of the massage oil, so its gliding properties, and the rate of absorption in the skin will be majorly determined by it. The carrier should be ultimately the massage therapist’s choice, as opposed to the essential oils which should be chosen based on the patient’s preferences.

Remedies for Hair Fall – Scalp Massage

Indian Head Massage an Ancient Remedy for Hair Fall Indian Head Massage is an ancient technique and is a widely spread practice. It is an Indian tradition and the knowledge passes from generation to generation in many Indian families as a grooming ritual. Scientific Research Scalp Massage for Hair Loss Although Indians use scalp massage … Read more

Massage Contraindications and Rules for Giving Massage

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Things to avoid when you give a Massage Massage is perceived as the most non-harmful medical practice and it is one of the most risk free medical procedures. However, there are situations when we should not give a massage or ask a physician’s opinion before doing it. Conditions in which Massage Is Contraindicated The massage … Read more

How to Give the Best Sensual 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.

10 key benefits of therapeutic massage

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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.

How To Create Massage Ambiance

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Massage Needs the Proper Ambiance Tips to Make Your Client Comfortable During Massage It is very important for a therapist to ensure the proper atmosphere during the massage session. This is an extremely important sequence of the session and it begins the second you speak, or you meet your new customer. There are a few … Read more

Massage Schools in Canada

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 … Read more

Nerve Strokes Massage Technique (Feathering)

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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.

Tapotement or Percussion Massage Technique

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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.

Effleurage – The Massage Technique

Effleurage Massage
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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.

How to Use Essential Oils – An Essential oils Guide

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.

How to Do a Self Head Massage

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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.

How To Do Feet Massage

Feet Massage Reflexology

Feet massage is probably one of the most condensed massage techniques. By working on an small area, you will not only relax and invigorate the feet muscles, but the whole body will get the benefits of a feet massage because of the high number of reflex points present in this zone.