• Sports Massage

    Sports Massage

    A Sports Massage Therapist must understand the process of athletic training and competition, the physiology of muscle function and what happens when someone trains and competes, and the kinesiology of movement for particular sports. Physiology of Fitness Aerobic Training Aerobic Training Builds aerobic fitness which is the body’s ability to take in, transport and use

  • Swedish Massage

    Swedish Massage

    Swedish Massage Strokes Chart Summary Stroke Purpose/Uses Mechanical effect Reflexive effect Contraindications LIGHT EFFLEURAGE Gliding, Fanning, Tree branching, shingling etc. Transitioning Spreading oil Evaluating tissue  Relaxes muscles (parasympathetic nervous system) Relieves pain (Gate control theory, endorphins) Increases arterial and capillary circulation Increases vasodilation (slowing heart rate and blood pressure)  Hyperesthesia Marked or pitted edema Gross

  • Massage Theory

    Massage Theory

    Basic Swedish Massage Swedish Massage Summary of Strokes – (Chart form) Swedish massage strokes including effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, vibration, Swedish gymnastics. Purpose/Uses, Mechanical effect, reflexive effect, Contraindications. Effleurage Defined Effleurage Effects Glossary of Terms related to Swedish Massage. Contraindications for Swedish Massage – By systems, By area of body Endangerments for Swedish Massage Swedish Massage sample test questions Pathology for

  • Modalities T-Z

    Modalities T-Z

    Tui Na A comprehensive system of therapeutic massage and passive/ active joint restoration originating in China. The system may include categories of general massage, trigger release, strain/ counterstrain, soft circular manipulation, angular maneuvers, moxibustion and cupping techniques. The eight main categories utilizes the following techniques: tui – push, na – pull, an – rapid and

  • Modalities S

    Modalities S

    SHEN Specific Human Energy Nexus Physioemotional Release Therapy. Developed by Richard Pavek whose background was in Gestalt work, electronics, chemistry, aeronautics. Shiatsu A Japanese healing modality similar to Chinese acupressure utilizing a Japanese healing philosophy of ki (life energy). Shiatsu literally means “finger pressure”. This form of acupressure is a combination of many different techniques including

  • Modalities R

    Radiance Breathwork/Movement therapy The work of Gay and Kathyln Hendricks to resolve birth trauma and release unresolved emotions that are held in the body. Radiance Technique Supposedly the true science of Reiki by Barbara Weber Ray Web resources: Radiance Technique Association International Reflexology Massage that deals with the feet and hands, treating reflex points. Sometimes