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Massage Therapy: Fundamentals And Benefits

MASSAGE THERAPY: FUNDAMENTALS AND BENEFITS WHAT IS MASSAGE? Massage is a general term encompassing pressing, rubbing and manipulating the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage is one of the most important remedial procedures occupying a crucial position in Naturopathy.   TYPES OF MASSAGES: Most popular: a) Swedish b) Deep tissue c) Sports d) Trigger point e) Chair ¬†Other: a) Shiatsu b) Hot stone c) Myofascial d) Reflexology e) Medical massage   HISTORY OF MASSAGE THERAPY: Dates back to before 2000 BC Prevalent in civilizations in both East and the West Chinese: a) Based on theory of Jing Luo (Channels) b) Same as acupuncture Indian: a) Based on ancient Ayurvedic...

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What Is The Difference between Massage Therapy & Physical Therapy?

When it comes to massage and physical therapy, to most people they are one and the same. However, there are significant differences between Massage Therapy & Physical Therapy that you should be aware of when deciding on who to consult for therapy, or if you are considering going in to one of the chosen fields. Though both treatment modalities utilize massages and touch, their end objectives are different.   Read on to explore the major differences and similarities between the two forms of therapy below:   Professional Training and Style   Physical Therapist   Physical Therapists are highly...

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