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Novice Class for the Beginner

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to our Covid Safety Protocols, this Novice Class is specifically for those interested in enrolling in the Professional Licensing Program.  About the class.  Novice is an introduction to therapeutic Swedish massage taught by one or more of our experienced faculty members. You will be introduced to: Guidelines for choosing appropriate massage supplies. Proper use of tables and other equipment. Basic grounding and centering techniques for massage. Proper mechanics for the “big 3” Swedish massage strokes; effleurage, petrissage, and friction. Basic massage sequences for the back and neck. Join...

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Novice Class for the Beginner

Novice is an introduction to therapeutic Swedish massage taught by one or more of our experienced faculty members. Whether you plan to study at DiscoveryPoint in the Professional Licensing Program or simply want to learn the basics of how to provide a good back and neck rub to friends and family this class is designed for you. You will be introduced to: Guidelines for choosing appropriate massage supplies Proper use of tables and other equipment Basic grounding and centering techniques for massage Proper mechanics for the “big 3” Swedish massage...

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Novice Class for the Beginner

Novice is an introduction to therapeutic Swedish massage taught by one or more of our experienced faculty members. Whether you plan to study at DiscoveryPoint in the Professional Licensing Program or simply want to learn the basics of how to provide a good back and neck rub to friends and family this class is designed for you. You will be introduced to: Guidelines for choosing appropriate massage supplies Proper use of tables and other equipment Basic grounding and centering techniques for massage Proper mechanics for the “big 3” Swedish massage...

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Novice Class for the Beginner

Novice is an introduction to therapeutic Swedish massage taught by one or more of our experienced faculty members. Whether you plan to study at DiscoveryPoint in the Professional Licensing Program or simply want to learn the basics of how to provide a good back and neck rub to friends and family this class is designed for you. You will be introduced to: Guidelines for choosing appropriate massage supplies Proper use of tables and other equipment Basic grounding and centering techniques for massage Proper mechanics for the “big 3” Swedish massage...

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Novice Class for the Beginner

Novice is an introduction to therapeutic Swedish massage taught by one or more of our experienced faculty members. Whether you plan to study at DiscoveryPoint in the Professional Licensing Program or simply want to learn the basics of how to provide a good back and neck rub to friends and family this class is designed for you. You will be introduced to: Guidelines for choosing appropriate massage supplies Proper use of tables and other equipment Basic grounding and centering techniques for massage Proper mechanics for the “big 3” Swedish massage...

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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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Novice Class for the Beginner

Novice is a full day introduction to therapeutic Swedish massage taught by one or more of our experienced faculty members. Whether you plan to study at DiscoveryPoint in the Professional Licensing Program or simply want to learn the basics of how to provide a good back and neck rub to friends and family this class is designed for you. You will be introduced to: Guidelines for choosing appropriate massage supplies Proper use of tables and other equipment Basic grounding and centering techniques for massage Proper mechanics for the “big 3” Swedish...

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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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