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Ch. 7

Posted by Alexandra on May 17, 2019 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I think that we put alot of mind and effort into clients and their massage sessions and if we do not know how to process information and learn to leave things at the door from the previous session then yes it will become draining and hard to perform massages one after the other. staying positive and not taking things to heart is going to help keep from letting negative energy into your sessions. 

Ch. 6

Posted by Alexandra on May 17, 2019 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Mind- Body Interventions is a therapeutic approach to reducing the symptoms of a condition or disorder which utilizes the power of the mind to bring about the change in the body or brain to action to actually alleviate symptoms of the condition.Ensuring someone uses their mind to change how their body reacts to something. almost a mind over matter situation where if you can control one you can control the other with help and practice which are healthy for the client and does not cause futher harm to them. 


Ch. 4

Posted by Alexandra on May 17, 2019 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I think as a massage therapist we are concerned and focused on others and dont take the time to think about our needs and do best practices to keep ourseves healthy and happy. so to listen to your body and get the help you need before it is too late. keeping your body healthy is most important.

Ch. 2

Posted by Alexandra on May 17, 2019 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I think boundaries are very important. There are lines that can not be crossed and if they are you have ways to handle those things. if you stay open and honest and clear with boundaries then there will never be issues. 

Ch. 1

Posted by Alexandra on May 17, 2019 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Chair massage is a technique that I really enjoy, I spoke with a local massage therapist who owns her own business and she herself goes to places in the community and does 10 minute chair massages. I enjoy giving chair massage because even though it is a shorter time you can tell the person leaves in a better mood and feels better. a 10 minute chair massage could also lead to a life long client, take the time to ask if they have a spot or area they want more work on its 10 minutes and you can get a good amount of relief to a client if you pay attention and listen to them. Chair massage can be given to anyone almost any where and benefit everyone and that is one of the main reasons i want to become a massage therapist to help others. 

Chapter 15 Table vs Chair

Posted by Anne Martin on May 17, 2019 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The use of chair massage vs table massage is a no brainer, people who have special conditions such as MS ( confined to a wheelchair ) or geriatric patients for example would be much more comfortable and safe in a seated position, 

Chapter 13 Should Reflexologist obtain a Massage licence?

Posted by Anne Martin on May 2, 2019 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

IMy opinion is yes they should have to have a massage licence because our bodies all fit together like a puzzle and if someone is working just on feet they are connected to everything else in the body so I think its important to know it all. How the body is so alligned my thoughts are, its all one package.

Chapter 11 Pregnancy

Posted by Anne Martin on May 2, 2019 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

For most women that I have talked to have had good expieriences with their pregnancies all in all. For me I was pretty miserable. From time of conception to the time of delivery I was nauseous and vomiting contantly. I had lots of hip and back pain at the final trimester as well. I was very happy to be a mom but going through that 3 times was not pleasant.

Chapter9 Antibacterial soap

Posted by Anne Martin on May 2, 2019 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

There are several soaps for washing away germs but really the bottom line is that any type of soap can rid your hands of harmful bacteria if used properly.You don't necessarily have to pay the extra expence for an anti-bacterial soap.Lathering your hands and rubbing between your fingers and under your nails for at least 20 seconds does the trick.

Chapter 14: Chronic Pain

Posted by Cristy Chuparkoff on April 30, 2019 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)
If a client is still experiencing back pain 6 months after a motor vehicle accident, it is possible that the pain is stemming from sensitization of their nervous system rather than from tissue damage that occured in the accident. My goal for treatment would be to help their nervous system move away from a sympathetic response through slow and gentle relaxation massage techniques such as efflourage, petrissage, and friction. Home care would include stress reduction and sleep strategies. I would also refer them to a functional neurologist for evaluation. 


1. Chronic Widespread Pain after Motor Vehicle Collision Typically Occurs via Immediate Development and Non-Recovery: Results of an Emergency Department-Based Cohort Study

2. Sensitization in Chronic Pain: Pain itself can change how pain works, resulting in more pain with less provocation