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Posted by Jazz on July 5, 2019 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

There are many types of massage techniques that are very beneficial. One of the most popular is Swedish massage  in which works by stimulating circulation. The technique is gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize the client. An example would be a technique called Effleurage which is smooth, gliding strokes that help relax tissue. With a more rhythmic pressure there is shiatsu massage. This form of massage  uses finger pressure in a varied , thythmic pressure  on the body.The points mentioned are called acupressure for the flow of the body's vital energy. Proponents say Shiatsu massage can help relieve blockages at those points. 


Posted by Paige Issert on July 2, 2019 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)
The effects of gliding & effleurage are relaxing or mechanical depending on the pressure/depth/rhythm of stroke. Effleurage is responsible for muscle relaxation and increased blood circulation. If you are gliding slow and light you are creating relaxation for your client. Gliding your hands fast or deeper pressure then it is more of a mechanical effect to your clients body.


Posted by Paige Issert on June 25, 2019 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)
Mind-body interventions are based on the mind influencing the physical body. Focusing the mind on a more positive was of thinking, social, expressions, and spiritual approaches. For example, yoga, meditation, tia chi, relaxation, massage therapy, acupuncture, music therapy, guided meditation, breathing exercises, art therapy, aromatherapy and others. another example is massage therapy you causes your client to fall into a deep relaxation that can be compared to meditation; that place of mind is the mind-body experience, Like your body needs physical exercise, proper diet, sleep, and hydration your mentality has healthy exercises as well. Being able to take yourself away from reality for awhile can help give you a mental break. When i'm at work or school It's really part of my self care that I go outside for a few minutes into the fresh air and different environment; it helps me psychologically unwind and focus on relaxing. If I need a little energy mood boost then i'll turn on the radio and start listening to some hip hop; i'll dance and sing to it and that is fun for me. there are different forms on mind-body interventions but all serve the purpose of a positive mental getaway. Everyone deserve a break, even your brain!


Posted by Jazz on June 24, 2019 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I think what Pierre is saying has truth to it. Negative energy can be contagious just like positive energy can be. When you allow negative energy to get a hold of you I feel it takes more energy from a person and its unproductive. When you feel good it amps you up to keep doing a good job but when something doesn't go to well that feeling is unwell but you can't let it get to you becasue that energy can spread into other aspects of your day. I aslo can understand what he is saying when it comes to using love instead of force. If you decide to use force both the client and MT is not gaining. The MT is making uncessary difficulties because he/she is to focused on getting a certain result that isnt paying attention to the process used to get the result. It is just as much about the journey as the ending. The client will not appreciate is something is forced.Energy can manifest so if overwhelmed take a breather inbetween and recollect.


Posted by Jazz on June 24, 2019 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The mind is an important part of health, so i picked mind-body interventions. Well the idea that thoughts and emotions influence health outcomes is an ancient concept. Ideally if academic instituations incorpated more of CAM into their curriculm there would be a better understanding fo non- traditional medicine. Things have changed over the years and now with research gained and the role this type of intervention is playing is becoming more interesting. In western fashion, researchers are applying the scientific method to map the interactions fo the mind, nervous system, immune system, and the body. Researchers are determined to unravel the MB mystery that is a rapidly expanding field that seeks to determine the realthionship between psychological process and health. [ US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health]


Posted by Jazz on June 17, 2019 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The table from my last massage had a very comfortable cushion to it. As far as accessories it was kept simple but very comfortable with a head rest and lightwight sheets. The table did have a foot press to ensure the table was elevated to a good stance for good mobility for the MT meaning good massage for myself. Also, table was in lower stance making for easier way to get off the table and het dressed. The linen was light material and comfortable for the 55 min massage. The lubricant was unscented and glided well on my skin. I really enjoyed the set-up of my massage. I can not think of a dislike currently but if something comes to mind I will note later. 


Posted by Jazz on June 17, 2019 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

***VII*** I choose this code of ethics because I feel this one is very important and brings in the other code of ethics. This code has three very important elements which where honesty, intergrity, and respect. Without these three elements things would not be pretty. I also think those 3 things mantain a healthy enviroment and prevent further issues.


Posted by Paige Issert on June 16, 2019 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)
1.*******I noticed, during a massage, the table was always well presented as I entered the room. Sheets are clean and feel clean. I can smell an essential oil burner, usually its Lavender. The massage place I go to also have dimming lights and a bed warmer on them. Sometimes extra pillows are applied for comfort. The music was rainforest and native American flutes. The lubricant was always an unscented natural body lotion and it feels really creamy and oil based. 2.*******What I liked: I liked the Lavender essential oils, the bed warmer, the extra cushion support. 3.*******What I disliked: I disliked: The music that was playing. I prefer ocean or rain sounds!


Posted by Jazz on June 11, 2019 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Massage Therapy Journal (amta) - Research report- Is acupressure effective for self-care?

I learned this study examines the evidence base for self acupressure across mutiple conditiones and symptoms including allergies, cancer, respiratory diseases, perceived stress, and insomnia. In this case the same diseases were treated but in some cases different acupoints were selected according to individuals trails method. I liked how it was said to help with nausea and vomiting in cancer. Oh yes I did also learn participants completed training sessions one trial, and where under direct observation by practitioner for self-acupressure during a trial.So its important to ask our MT for guidance.

I believe Acupressure is of use and knowledge should be shared with clients to better their life style and will be good for between sessions. Not just clients but we must take care of ourselves as well , accupressure would be good for Massage Therapists as self- care for things such as fatigue, stress, and improving sleep quality.


Posted by Paige Issert on June 11, 2019 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0) 1. What I learn from the study was that integrative health care and massage therapy are best hand in hand. Massage therapy can help with health concerns such as dementia, scoliosis, arthritis, and Parkinson's and how beneficial it is for these types of patients to receive massage therapy bodywork. 2. Depending on the client varies on the type of treatment I should be giving them during a session. Dementia patients can benefit with the physical touch by helping verbalize their thoughts on feeling through physical touch. Scoliosis patients can benefit by decreased back pain and increased energy. Arthritis patients can benefit by loosening tension in the muscles for relaxation of those tense muscle tissues. Parkinson's patients can benefit by improving their upper limb muscle strength.