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BY: Janessa Hubbard Morgan Tucker Chinese 481 BC Based on theory of jing luo (channels); same theory as acupuncture Affects the body by increasing the bloods activity, guiding counter flow, and removing external pathogens http://www.planetherbs.com/articles/tuina.htnl Indian

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by janessa hubbard morgan tucker
BY:

Janessa Hubbard

Morgan Tucker

history of massage
Chinese

481 BC

Based on theory of jing luo (channels); same theory as acupuncture

Affects the body by increasing the bloods activity, guiding counter flow, and removing external pathogens

http://www.planetherbs.com/articles/tuina.htnl

Indian

Based on ancient Ayurvedic healing system

Provides relief fro aches, pain and stress

Promotes hair growth

Adds sense of calmness and tranquility

http://www.bomi.info/bodywork/i-j-l.htm

History of Massage
what is massage
Definition:

_________________ of parts of the body especially to aid circulation, relax the muscles, or provide sensual stimulation

What Is Massage???

www.dictionary.com

uses for massage
USES FOR MASSAGE
  • _________________
  • IMPROVED SLEEP
  • RELIEVE ACHES
  • REDUCE ANXIETY
  • IMPROVE SELF IMAGE
  • IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH INFANTS

Vickers A. and Zollman C. ABC of Complementary Medicine, Message Therapies

BMJ 1999; 319:1254-1257 (6 November)

research says
RESEARCH SAYS…..
  • “Massage reduces _________________ scores in short term in various settings”
    • Psychiatric institutions
    • Hospices
    • Occupational health
    • Intensive care

Vickers A. and Zollman C. ABC of Complementary Medicine, Message Therapies

BMJ 1999; 319:1254-1257 (6 November)

research also says
“use of touch therapy, specifically massage therapy for improving the clinical course of several conditions including growth and development of pre-term infants”

Reduces __________

Increases attentiveness

Diminishing depression

Enhances immune function

Research Also Says….

International journal of behavioral development, volume 22, number 4 dec 1, 1998

research does not say
RESEARCH DOES NOT SAY

That Massage

  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Improves circulation
  • Reduces pain
  • Decrease muscle tension
types of massage
Most popular:

Swedish

Deep Tissue

Sports

Chair

Other

Shiatsu

_________________

Reflexology

Medical Massage

Types of Massage

Some Things You Should Know About Massage. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://www.amtamassage.org/news/youknow.html

Massage. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massage

questions to expect
Questions to Expect
  • Reasons for massage
  • Health goals
  • Background info. about:
    • Phys. Cond.
    • Med. History, _________________
    • Lifestyle, Stress Level

What To Expect At Your Massage Session. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/expect.html

other expectations
Other Expectations
  • _________________
    • except for Chair Massage
  • Peaceful environment
  • Oil or lotion use
  • Full body or localized
  • 30 - 90 minutes
    • 10 - 30 min. for Chair Massage

What To Expect At Your Massage Session. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/expect.html

getting the most
Don’t eat right before

Be on time

Communicate

Breathe regularly

Consciously relax

____________ afterwards

Allow re-entry time

Be consistent

Getting The Most

How To Get The Most From Your Massage. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/tips.html

important
Important:
  • Find a qualified massage therapist
  • Ask about their _________________
    • 33 states require licensing, includes AL
  • Each type requires specialized training
  • Area of expertise

Credentials For The Massage Therapy Profession. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/credential.html

Massage. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massage

credential examples
Credential Examples
  • National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
  • Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)
  • American Massage Therapy Assc. (AMTA)
    • Membership
    • Recommends 500 training hours

Credentials For The Massage Therapy Profession. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/credential.html

Massage. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massage