Massage therapy is a healing art. As such, those you pursue massage therapy as a profession tend to be considerate people by nature. However, we all have blind spots when it comes to our daily actions, especially if those actions are routine. As a therapist, you may have elements of your routine on autopilot that […]
Self-Care For Massage Therapists
Long hours, tiring days…. ah, the physically demanding but rewarding job of the massage therapist! Tasked with the relaxation and treatment of individuals from all walks of life, you know how important it is to be proactive about caring for the body and mind, and it’s something that your clients can tell you are passionate […]
Massage for Opioid Addiction and Pain
Drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the United States, and opioid addiction is the number one reason for this statistic. Despite the high probability for a dangerous addiction, opioids have been heavily prescribed by doctors for the last several decades. It is only recently that the dangerous problem of opioid addiction is […]
Best Reasons to Give Massage as a Gift
At Advanced Massage Professionals, we believe that massage is the perfect gift for almost anyone on any occasion. Of course, we may be a little biased. Below are our top reasons massage makes a great gift.
What Can Massage Help? Four Unexpected Answers
When you think of therapeutic massage, what comes to mind? What can massage help with? Tight muscles? Low back pain and neck pain? Stress-relief? Yes, massage is an excellent way to work on all of the above. But you may not realize how versatile therapeutic massage really is. Below are four unexpected things that massage […]
Massage Therapist vs. Chiropractor – Which Is Best?
The short answer is: that depends on you. In addition to relieving muscle tension, massage treatments boost immunity, improve skin conditions, increase blood flow, reduce anxiety, help with pain management, and generally work to balance body systems. In addition to treating back pain, chiropractic care can be used to treat joint pain, headaches, ear infections, […]
Massage for Low Back Pain
What causes low back pain and how should I treat it? There are many causes of low back pain. For many people, their low back pain is a systemic condition without a single cause. Due to the complex nature of this issue, there are a multitude of treatment options. Ultimately, the answer seems to be […]
Range of Motion, Flexibility, and Massage
The range of motion of a joint in your body describes how it moves. A healthy range of motion means you have the flexibility needed to perform daily tasks and engage in movements that you enjoy. It’s also good to be balanced so that one side of your body is not restricted compared to the […]
Massage Techniques – Which is Right for You? (Part II)
In our last post, we looked at some common forms of massage therapy including Swedish massage, hot stone massage, deep connective tissue, neuromuscular therapy, sports massage, and reflexology. In this post, we’ll summarize some lesser known massage techniques. The following techniques may be lesser known, but they may be a perfect fit for you:
Massage Techniques – Which is Right for You?
Massage is an incredibly versatile form of therapy. It can be used from everything from treating specific conditions, like low back pain and depression, to providing profound relaxation of body and mind. There are hundreds of types of techniques of massage. Here is a summary of some of the more common massage techniques and intended […]