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Massage: The Effects of Massage on a person with ADHD and High Blood Pressure, massage sessions, therapeutic massage
massage sessions, therapeutic massage, massage therapy: Hi Christie, With your daughter I would try shortened massage sessions with lots of deep flushing movements. Too much therapeutic massage could stress her out whereas the relaxation version with help keep her calm and hopefully release some of her hypertension....

Massage: Deep Tissue Herniated Disc, deep tissue massage, sado masochist
Massage: Deep Tissue Herniated Disc, deep tissue massage, sado masochist, baseball bat

Massage: Glutes and hamstrings and IT band tightness, sports massage, glutes
sports massage, glutes, massage therapist: Hi Bo, From the sounds of it you aren t stretching properly. Try going to get a massage on your legs with the main focus being your glutes, hams, and IT band. Massage can release the muscle easier than a stretch can. DO NOT run the day you get a massage....

Massage: Pain after Massage, nerve pinch, sciatic nerve
nerve pinch, sciatic nerve, pain killers: It sounds like you are well on your way. I hope this experience will not sour you on massage, I rather doubt the massage really had much to do with it, but rather gives you a welcome into osteopathic work, which it seems to have done already :) Best Wishes...

Massage: Rash, rash
rash: Michael, It is possible for anyone s skin to react to massage or to a particular type of oil/lotion etc, so it could just be an allergy. However, there are also skin conditions that can get passed around in a closed athletic environment so make sure you...

Massage: Contra-indications, loss of sensation, scar tissue
loss of sensation, scar tissue, nvq2: Hi Ellie, As far as I am aware of there are no contra-indications with massaging areas with a loss of sensation in areas with warts or moles. With warts I would take precautions in sanitizing your hands immediately after contact. As some varieties of...

Massage: contraindication, massage, recommendations
massage, recommendations, suggestions: Hello GS, May I ask first if you have a pre-treatment consultation paper or form that the client would fill up before any therapy? Because it s only through this client intake form that you can be certain that the therapy or the massage modaility will not...

Massage: diabetes and swedish massage, diagnosis, diabetes
diagnosis, diabetes, scope of practice: Hello Daisy, The short answer is, it can t. The longer version is massage cannot be used to diagnose or treat any specific medical condition, that would be out of the scope of practice of massage, and thus practicing medicine without a license. Massage...

Massage: Neck/Shoulder Pain, levator scapulae muscle, shoulder girdle
Massage: Neck/Shoulder Pain, levator scapulae muscle, shoulder girdle, pinched nerve

Massage: something odd happened during my massage yesterday, full body massage, strange phenomenon
Massage: something odd happened during my massage yesterday, full body massage, strange phenomenon, nasal drip

Massage: Hives after a deep tissue massage, hives, reaction
hives, reaction: Hi Katy, I m sorry to hear that you had this reaction but I m afraid that it is within the range of fairly typical reactions to deep work. You probably get red marks during most massages and don t know it because they don t hurt - this is called hyperemia...

Massage: Massage and seizure, seizure, epilepsy
seizure, epilepsy, contraindications: Hi Steve, I hope you are feeling better and had a great Thanksgiving Day. It is unlikely that a massage would cause a siezure but I suppose anything is within the realm of possibility. My first thoughts are 1. - are you under medical supervision for...

Massage: Neck/Shoulder Pain, snapping scapula, levator scapulae muscle
snapping scapula, levator scapulae muscle, nerve pinch: Robert - Sorry to hear you are going through all that, especially when you re trying to be good at work out! While my first thought was indeed hmmm, levator scapulae I don t think it quite covers the range of pains you are experiencing, though its certainly...

Massage: something odd happened during my massage yesterday, face swells after massage, face swells during massage
face swells after massage, face swells during massage, nose gets stuffy during massage: Hi Jeanine, That is odd! Not that your nose got stuffy--that s common for most folks. The strange thing is that your face swelled and is still swollen some. Here are my best long distance guesses: Something on the face cradle cover (the cover around...

Massage: Shingles, shingles, contraindications
shingles, contraindications: Kev, I hope you feel better soon! It is safest to let a doctor decide that you are no longer contagious because you certainly can spread the condition to clients or others who come in close skin contact with you until the blisters have completely healed....

Massage: Side effects from deep massage, shoulder massage, massage center
shoulder massage, massage center, strange event: Hello Carla, It is possible that the vasovagal nerve, which is the nerve of the muscle in the throat and the larynx, was stimulated while receiving the massage. If a person is upright when this happens, then blood, and oxygen, no longer reach the brain...

Massage: Tensor Fascia Lata Tear, scar tissue, strengthening exercises
scar tissue, strengthening exercises, constant thing: Hi Jennifer, A TFL tear is pretty painful. Ok so scar tissue can be broken down to an extent. With the TFL most of it is tendon. the tendon runs from the bottom of the glute to just under the knee. A lot of the time when it tightens up the tendon is a major...

Massage: Swollen neck after massage, post nasal drip, time gravity
Massage: Swollen neck after massage, post nasal drip, time gravity, neck massage

Massage: massage for ovarian cancer, massage therapists, massage therapy
massage therapists, massage therapy, ovarian cancer: Hi Cammie, They used to tell massage therapists that doing massage on anyone with cancer was contraindicated. Mainly because you would pose the risk of spreading the cancer further throughout the body. However recent studies have shown that a person moves...

Massage: pa help naman p0h.., massage, doctor
massage, doctor, allergy: Hello Macky, I would first suggest you go to a doctor specializing in resporatory system called pulmonologist it might be allergic rhinitis. An allergy caused by a lot of factors from temperature changes, hamog, dust and dirt, cigarette smoke, etc. Most...

Massage: previous qualifications, pediatric massage, children massage
pediatric massage, children massage, child massage: Hello Julie, Unfortunately, I cannot recommend a nursing school or program as I am not sure here you are located, nor your other areas of interest, etc. I would suggest looking into all available nursing programs and if you do wish to go into pediatrics,...

Massage: Swollen neck after massage, laundry detergent, massage therapist
laundry detergent, massage therapist, shoulder area: Hi Joy, Sorry it took me a few days to get back to you! Ok so I m thinking 2 things here. You might be reacting to how deep the massage is on your neck. The tender to the touch is perfectly normal for a massage. As far as your eyes swelling I m not sure....

Massage: gluteus medius pain, skilled massage therapist, precision neuromuscular therapy
Massage: gluteus medius pain, skilled massage therapist, precision neuromuscular therapy, gluteus medius

Massage: how massage helps postural deformities, functional scoliosis, poor posture
Massage: how massage helps postural deformities, functional scoliosis, poor posture, postural analysis

Massage: massage and tanning, deep vein thrombosis, low blood pressure
Massage: massage and tanning, deep vein thrombosis, low blood pressure, fatal consequences

Massage: massage and terminal cancer patient, terminal cancer, patents
Massage: massage and terminal cancer patient, terminal cancer, patents

Massage: Placenta Previa massage, massage therapist, acupuncturist
Massage: Placenta Previa massage, massage therapist, acupuncturist, hypnotherapy

Massage: gluteus medius pain, massage, philippines
massage, philippines, masahe: Hello Meshal, Based on what you have told me so far, I would like to give you some options: 1. Go to a physical therapist and a chiropractor perhaps, aside from the muscle, a muscle string was forced during your workout. 2. Apply twice a day (morning...

Massage: how massage helps postural deformities, pain alleviation, dextroscoliosis
pain alleviation, dextroscoliosis, healing hilot: Hello Adele, Generally, massage therapy helps in pain alleviation of postural deformities NOT actually cure them. There are however, indigenous therapies (example, Healing Hilot, Heat and Fire Therapy which are only available in the Philippines) which...

Massage: massage and tanning, Essential Oils, Rachel Estelle
Essential Oils, Rachel Estelle, Skin: Thank you for your question. I have never heard of any contraindications for tanning and massage. EVER! Tanning effects the surface of your skin and massage is purely for the muscles. The only thing I can think of off hand is the products you are using...

Massage: massage and terminal cancer patient, massage, palliative care
massage, palliative care, cancer: Shelly, Thank you so much for your question. I think that it s wonderful that you re providing excellent care and seeking out resources in this unique situation. There s a lot of wisdom that comes from working with terminally ill clients. First, I d...

Massage: Piriformis, Sciatic Pain, Piriformis
Sciatic Pain, Piriformis, Nerve Entrapment: Hi David, Thank you for your question. Although I am not a Doctor, and this isn t a diagnosis, it sounds like what you are feeling may be Sciatic pain. The Sciatic nerve (which is the longest and widest nerve in our bodies) begins in the lower back,...

Massage: Placenta Previa massage, Power of visualization
Power of visualization: Hi Barbara Congratulations on your pregnancy and soon becoming a mom! Complete placenta previa is a condition that describes probabilities you mentioned, however there is still time to gently move your placenta to a safe place. First ask your OB...

Massage: pregnancy massage contraindication, prenatal massage, pregnancy massage
prenatal massage, pregnancy massage, contraindications for preganancy massage: Hi Mark, Thank you for your question. Many times Doulas and other health care professionals provide massage while a pregnant client is having contractions for the purpose of offering comfort. However, if you are asking, as a massage therapist should...

Massage: restrictions to a massage, allergies, lubricants
allergies, lubricants, contraindications: Hello Handan :) Nut oils can be an issue for clients who are allergic, which is why it is good to ask a client before the session if they have any allergies. There are other alternative though, such as shea buttter, grapeseed oil, olive oil, etc that are...

Massage: warfrin and massage/reflexology, warfrin, foot spa
warfrin, foot spa, knee problems: Hi Debbie! You should be fine as long as you stick to light strokes - effleurage, lymphatic, nerve strokes, and reflexology. Try to avoid heavy pressure into muscle bellies and compressions against bone. The best route is always to confer with her medical...

Massage: burning leg after massage, full body massage, groin area
full body massage, groin area, massage programs: Hi Jack, There definately could have been some damage. You were right to notice that the therapist was massaging thigh to ankle instead of ankle to thigh. The reason you are supposed to go from ankle to thigh is because you have to push the blood towards...

Massage: cancer, Cancer Patient, Massage for Cancer
Cancer Patient, Massage for Cancer: M, Thank you so much for your question. I think that it s wonderful that you re providing excellent care and seeking out resources in this unique situation. There s a lot of wisdom that comes from working with clients who have cancer. First, I d like...

Massage: Deep Tissue Massage Following Pulmonary Embolism, contraindications, blood thinners
contraindications, blood thinners, DVT: Hello Jenny! My advice is to only proceed with massage on this client with specific permission from his doctor. Someone on blood thinners is not a candidate for very deep work, and DVT is a specific contraindication for massage. It does not matter if it...

Massage: burning leg after massage, swedish relaxation massage, burning sensations
Massage: burning leg after massage, swedish relaxation massage, burning sensations, burning sensation

Massage: Inner Thigh Tightness, precision neuromuscular therapy
Massage: Inner Thigh Tightness, precision neuromuscular therapy

Massage: massage and getting sick
Massage: massage and getting sick

Massage: swelling, hyperemia, deep tissue
Massage: swelling, hyperemia, deep tissue, wendy

Massage: Inner Thigh Tightness, inner thigh muscles, therapeutic work
inner thigh muscles, therapeutic work, neuromuscular therapy: Hello! Yes, massage can address the inner thigh muscles, called adductors. I recommend looking for a therapist trained in sports massage and/or NMT (neuromuscular therapy) so you can get specific, therapeutic work done on the area by a legit professional....

Massage: Massage Therapy as a Career, Massage as a Career, Massage Questions
Massage as a Career, Massage Questions: Hi Joseph, I d be happy to answer your questions about massage therapy as a career! Q: What is your favorite part of your job? A: My favorite part of being a massage therapist is getting to help people feel better and heal. I get to be the best part...

Massage: massage & breat cancer, lymphatic massage, contraindications
lymphatic massage, contraindications, cancer: Hello Mel, If I recall correctly, cancer is CI for massage while active, espcially anything related to lymph or circ system as they can easily spread the cancer around the body. But I am not trained in lymph massage, however I do know someone who is:...

Massage: massage for senior citizen, Kathryn Merrow, pain relief coach
Kathryn Merrow, pain relief coach, massage senior citizens: Hello Manish, I have had many senior citizens who have had heart surgeries (even an artificial heart!) and with asthma or other breathing problems. We have clients in their 90 s. Massage boosts your immune system. That means that regular massage will...

Massage: massage and getting sick, massage consultant, masahe
massage consultant, masahe, philippines: Hello Karen, Thank you for your question. Generally massage makes your feel energized and relaxed not sick. But, it is not unusual for someone to feel sick on a few occasions but to be sure, I would suggest you go to your family physician to be sure that...

Massage: I am too old to become a massage therapit?, becoming a massage therapist, auto mechanic
becoming a massage therapist, auto mechanic, world benefit: Hi Elly, Yes I am doing great, thank you for asking. 34 is actually an ideal age especially for massage therapy. When I was studying 13 years ago the average age of female students was 41! What I find with seasoned students is you grasp concepts...

Massage: pregnancy massage, Post Pregnancy Massage
Post Pregnancy Massage: M, Thanks for your question. Many women do experience fluid retention after giving birth, and the body has many ways to assist in the expulsion of fluid. It s not uncommon in the days and weeks post birth for a new mother to sweat frequently and to need...

Massage: Severe Headace after Acupressure massage, Kathryn Merrow, pain relief coach
Kathryn Merrow, pain relief coach, massage causes headache: Hi Jennifer, This is a good question and I am sorry to hear about your head pain. Here are my thoughts: 1. If your head was held in a tensed position during your massage treatment, it may have given you a tension headache. If you weren t comfortable...

Massage: shingles contraindication, shingles contraindication
shingles contraindication: Hello! It sounds like you have done your homework, which is great but there is one more bit to do. Have the client get their doctor to verify that the client is not shedding virus, which can occur with herpes virii even when there are no visible signs....

Massage: welts/candida, deep tissue massage, candida yeast infections
deep tissue massage, candida yeast infections, allergy test: Hi again Wendy! Whew! Sounds like you have had a rough time of it! Unfortunately with all those conditions going on I can t really think of what to tell you besides to ask a physician. Massage therapy can t be used to diagnose so I really can t say what...

Massage: massage and/ hypothyroidism, parasympathetic nervous system, autonomic nervous system
Massage: massage and/ hypothyroidism, parasympathetic nervous system, autonomic nervous system, relieving stress

Massage: Lymphatic Drainage with Cancer, MLD, lymphatic drainage mastectomy
MLD, lymphatic drainage mastectomy, Kathryn Merrow: Hi Kath, I don t know whether you are the patient or the therapist. I am not a lymphatic massage specialist but here is my best answer. While many massage students are taught that massage itself can spread cancer cells there many other respected and...

Massage: massage and/ hypothyroidism, hypothyroidism, contraindication
hypothyroidism, contraindication: Douglas, As best I can tell, hypothyroidism is only locally contraindicated for massage, meaning only the thyroid gland /area of the throat should be avoided. I did see that hypothyroidism can lead to osteoporosis and as such deep pressure might need to...

Massage: massage side affects, side effects, spa
side effects, spa, massage: Hello Drexel, Actually it should not be but sometimes it does happen when flu and cold like symptoms happen after a massage but it does not mean that it is caused by massage, it just means your body might be reacting to massage by getting rid of bacteria/virus....

Massage: Baby massage oil, infant massage oil, infant massage
infant massage oil, infant massage, baby massage: Hello Shanmugam, Thank you for your question. Before using oil for infant massage, it is a good idea to perform a patch test to ensure the infant does not have any allergic reaction to the oil chosen. Some infants have allergies to nut based and wheat...

Massage: Hot Stone Massage and Kidney Failure, hot stone massage, kidney failure
hot stone massage, kidney failure, massage clinic: Hi Kay, Sorry for taking a few days to respond. Personally I have never heard of that & I do hot stone massage. I ve even asked a few of my colleagues. They don t know either. Some of the contraindications have to do with diabetes or high blood pressure,...

Massage: ice massage of face, ice massage for face, facial ice massage
ice massage for face, facial ice massage, ice for head pain: Hello. This is a good question and I must tell you that I m not sure. But I ll give you my thoughts. I m going to assume you mean for cosmetic purposes? For purposes of head pain relief, cold compresses to the painful area or ice massage applied...

Massage: Quick Massage, Rachel Estelle Brazil Medicine
Rachel Estelle Brazil Medicine: Thank you for your question, I apologize that it has taken me so long to get back to you. I am normally faster at my responses. I have to be honest with you, I don t know the laws or codes of conduct for massage therapy in Brazil. Therefore, I am not sure...

Massage: swollen eyes and bruised around the eyes, lymphatic drainage massage, path of least resistance
lymphatic drainage massage, path of least resistance, lymphatic glands: Hi Luci This sounds to be related to how well your body drains fluids, specifically your lymphatic system. When we receive massage our bodies lymphatic system is drained into larger ducts located in the groin area, under the armpits, your neck and then...

Massage: Covering, draping, covering
draping, covering, mexico: Hi James. Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, I don t practice massage in Canada or Mexico. Therefore I have no idea what the rules and regulations are in those countries as far as what is appropriate and inappropriate for the massage therapist or the...

Massage: covering, draping for massage, what to wear during a massage
draping for massage, what to wear during a massage: Hi James, As I understand your question, you wore boxer shorts during your massages. Correct? Wearing shorts is not a problem BUT for your modesty and the comfort of the massage therapist wearing running shorts would be more appropriate. This would...

Massage: hilot, soft tissues, traditional medicine
soft tissues, traditional medicine, joints and bones: Mema, I am sorry but I do not speak Tagalog, nor am I trained in Filipino traditional medicine, so I cannot answer this question properly. As I understand it hilot includes chiropractic manipulations (adjusting the joints and bones) so it may give relief...

Massage: lamig, hilot, lamig
hilot, lamig, philippines: Siguro meron pero I cannot assure you of the quality. But I can give you a sample if you can be able to join us sa Meetup on July 3 (Saturday) to mingle, share and bond with us starting at 11am (most probably we will end at around 1-2pm) at the Chimara Neo-Vegan...

Massage: massage therapy, reflexology
reflexology: Hi Emma, Though I am trained in basic reflexology I am not certified in it, so bear that in mind. The principles of reflexology state that health issues in the rest of the body can be reflected in the feet by these painful areas, so from the standpoint...

Massage: Arm and neck pain, cervical radiculopathy, scapular pain
cervical radiculopathy, scapular pain, pain in shoulder blade: Dear Jennifer, Let s see if we can unravel this mystery a bit. Low back surgery followed by severe arm pain and then pain on right side of neck and jaw. Scapular pain on right side; is this pain on a side, top or bottom or directly between the scapula...

Massage: benifits of cranio-sacral, symptoms of diabetes, chronic pains
symptoms of diabetes, chronic pains, related system: Hi Jason, In my experiences I have not treated an individual diagnosed with Diabetes I or II with CST. Depending on several factors I would not perform CranioSacral therapy. 1.) If the client is a type II with acute symptoms of Diabetes. 2.) Any...

Massage: Lymphadema, edema, RMT
edema, RMT, massage therapist: Hi Peggy, People get lymphedema from a blocked or insufficient flow of intercellular fluid from the location back to the heart. Since it s the first condition that needs to be regarded before muscular massage should be done, deal with the edema first....

Massage: Pain, Swedish massage tight runner rachel estelle
Swedish massage tight runner rachel estelle: HI Barrie. Sorry to hear about your injury. The way you describe your injury sounds pretty serious. Although in most cases I would think that massage therapy would be a great option for you, in this case I am a bit worried that you have done nerve damage...

Massage: pain during pregnancy, Pregnancy, SI Joint Pain
Pregnancy, SI Joint Pain, Sciatica: Thank You for your question. There could be several causes for the pain that you describe. I am not a doctor and this isn t a diagnosis, however you may do some research into the following conditions as perhaps one is what you re describing. During pregnancy...

Massage: Two Concerns Post-Massage, swelling caused by massage, Kathryn Merrow
swelling caused by massage, Kathryn Merrow, tos: Dear Darcy, I apologize for my delay in getting back to you. 1. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is typically caused by the scalene muscle in your neck. If you go to http://CarpalTunnelRadio.com there is a featured episode on the left hand side about the...

Massage: Two Concerns Post-Massage, remedy, massage
Massage: Two Concerns Post-Massage, remedy, massage, lymphatic massage

Massage: massage leg and foot. pedicure, deep tissue massage, blood thinners
deep tissue massage, blood thinners, taking blood: Hello Sherri, If a client is taking blood thinners, a gentle or light massage is fine. A deep tissue massage is contraindicated and may cause bruising. If you are uncomfortable following through with the massage, you may want to ask for a physician s release...

Massage: nerve block injections and back massage, Pain Management
Pain Management: Hi Nina, Thank you for your question. Spinal fusion surgery is quite serious and does entail a long recovery time. I m not sure what type of injections your husband received - though blocks aren t typically used in a situation unless there s a ton of very...

Massage: BLOD CLOTS, Massage, Blood Clot
Massage, Blood Clot, Contraindications: Hi Lilly, Thank you for your question. Any time a patient is on blood thinning medication, I prefer that they get the OK from their physician before getting massage, in general. A blood clot in the lower leg is always what s called a local contraindication...

Massage: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,, chronic fatigue syndrome, utah college of massage therapy
chronic fatigue syndrome, utah college of massage therapy, massage technique: Hi Adam, While I do not specialize in work with Epstein-Barr sufferers, I can tell you that no massage technique is going to cure a virus. However, you may be able to provide temporary relief of symptoms or simply improve a client s mood, which is often...

Massage: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,, epstein barr virus, chronic fatigue
Massage: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,, epstein barr virus, chronic fatigue, first hope

Massage: massage, shaolin monks, lymph node
Massage: massage, shaolin monks, lymph node, massage therapist

Massage: swedish massage, swedish massage, massage therapist
Massage: swedish massage, swedish massage, massage therapist, massages

Massage: Infant massage, infant massage, baby massage
infant massage, baby massage, oil for baby massage: Hello Jan, Thank you for your question. Organic, cold-pressed Jojoba oil can be a perfect oil choice for infant massage. When selectng oil for infant massage unscented, natural, cold-pressed, organic, fruit or vegetable oils are recommended. Some other...

Massage: kriya massage schools, fatal car accident, massage schools
fatal car accident, massage schools, john aka: Hi Kim, Kriya was being taught at DoveStar.edu, however the school recently closed. Kamala the founder was in a fatal car accident a year and a half ago. I currently still teach for Kamala s daughter Saryna who is in the process of opening her own school...

Massage: massage, massage, masahe
massage, masahe, eunice: Hello Cris, I am not sure what you mean. But massaging any part of the breast (or mammary gland and the nearest proximity) especially if its painful, is not necessary nor is it advisable. Here is the golden rule: massage therapy mainly focuses on muscles....

Massage: Strange little knot in back of leg, knee area, maryanna
knee area, maryanna, hypochondriac: Maryanna, I am not sure what it is that you are describing though a Baker s Cyst does come to mind, but I would think it would be painful and not solid feeling, so I don t know. I suppose it is possible you are feeling part of the tibia that has shifted...

Massage: swedish massage, post-massage soreness
post-massage soreness: Hello Stephanie, I am very sorry to hear that you are feeling so sore! It is not typical for a mere Swedish massage to leave one feeling sore and achey. Are you sure it was only Swedish work, and not something deeper like NeuroMuscular therapy which while...

Massage: Chemotherapy, psychosomatic illness, cancer
psychosomatic illness, cancer, massage therapy: Hi and thanks for your question. In 20 years of massage, I have never experienced the symptoms you massage therapist went through. Medical experience also tells me that there are no Chemotherapy drugs which are known and can be passed on to others through...

Massage: Thoracic Strain, upper back muscle spasm, Kathryn Merrow
upper back muscle spasm, Kathryn Merrow, pain relief coach: Hi Chas, Good question! I often wonder why doctors (and others) press so deeply into an already painful area. On the one hand, that could possibly help break up areas of spasm and get more blood flowing but I suspect it s used more as a diagnostic test...

Massage: teaching a class for my staff, infant massage, baby massage
infant massage, baby massage, infant massage certification: Hello Liza, Thank you for your question. I would be happy to discuss the possibility of offering a private infant massage class for Mother Me in Canada. Please email me directly via my website: www.LiddleKidz.com All my best! Tina Allen www.LiddleKidz.co...

Massage: arm pain, pain in outer lower arm, Kathryn Merrow
pain in outer lower arm, Kathryn Merrow, lower arm hurts rotating: Hello Rasha, I am fine, thank you for asking! This will heal by itself. It is taking a long time so the muscles were really unhappy. The tenderness you feel with palpation means that there is some tightness in the muscles. But it s okay to massage...

Massage: Client experiencing pain after massage, massage, shoulder pain
massage, shoulder pain, client: Kara, First of all I want to say two things: no need to apologize for the length of your question. I write a lot and it also gave me a feel for what was going on. Second, I can see how caring you are and I think you are definitely in the correct field....

Massage: Conflicting theories of massaging, physiotherapy, massage
physiotherapy, massage, eunice: Hello Nake, I think the conflicting theories of massage therapy and physiotherapy are the following (but there could be more): 1. Physiotherapy is more of medical in nature while massage is more of relaxation in nature although many massage therapists...

Massage: From the beginning., light weights, therabands
light weights, therabands, exercise equipment: More than likely the hospital will just start with the basics to get the mobility going again & then from there a referral to a physio clinic where the rehab may be continued will be what the rehab protocol will follow. Every is dependant on the physio & the...

Massage: Extreme lower back back after a massage, Kathryn Merrow, lower back pain after massage
Kathryn Merrow, lower back pain after massage, massage hurts low back: Hi Darrin, It sounds as though you finish your massage laying on your stomach? If so, there is a different pressure on your spine than when you lay on your back in your own bed. I can certainly see why you would be reluctant to have another massage....

Massage: Working stubborn muscle knots, muscle knots, minute massage
muscle knots, minute massage, bad posture: Hi Lisa! Thanks for your question! Those stubborn muscle knots are actually muscle spasms. While its best to get massage as often as you can afford, unfortunately a 60 minute massage once every 1 to 2 months is not going to do much to alleviate the...

Massage: Massage, massage, intake
massage, intake, customer service: In this answer, CMT = Certified Massage Therapist Thank you for your question. In most cases, and in my experience, most CMT s do not contact your prior massage therapist before working on you. If you have any conditions that are critical such as disease,...

Massage: Continuous headache for 10 days, Kathryn Merrow, muscle tension headache
Kathryn Merrow, muscle tension headache, get rid of tension headache: Hello Anna, If your head pain is increasing in intensity, please see a doctor for an evaluation. If she finds nothing, that is good news because then it is muscles. Most headaches are caused by muscle tension. Muscle tension could be from sitting in...

Massage: change the order of a massage., poor posture, tight muscles
poor posture, tight muscles, massage schools: Hi John, Your request is not unusual. In all honesty if you have posture issues then the pecs are what need to be worked first. When you slouch as you know the muscles in your pecs tighten & the muscles in your back are forced to over lengthen. The other...

Massage: Giving my boyfriend a massage, swedish massages, professional supervision
swedish massages, professional supervision, professional massage: Hi there Courtney! I think it s great that you want to help your boyfriend, and that you have an interest in health and massage, best wishes with that! Until you can get formal training, I would suggest either buying a book or even better a DVD of basic...

Massage: Gracilis Tear, groin, knee
groin, knee, injury: Hi and thanks for you question. Some of these injuries may involve other muscles besides the gracilis. I ll have to divide your question into 2 parts. I m not going to make this very technical so anybody can understand it. The Gracilis muscle originates...

Massage: massage scar tissue, foot neuroma surgery, scar tissue
foot neuroma surgery, scar tissue, massages: Hello Yes I have had some clients that have gotten surgery on there feet. The thing is that some times massages can help in others it may not, it depends on how much scar tissue is there. A couple of things I would ask before working on you is 1 How long...

Massage: too many massages bad for you?, massage increases circulation, yoga massage
massage increases circulation, yoga massage, feet computer: Hi Tauniwa, Thank you for your question. I think, as your doctor recommended, you are doing your body and health a wonderful service by attending weekly yoga and massage. You can gauge your improvement based on several factors: are you feeling stronger...

Massage: Russian deep tissue massage, tingling down right arm, Kathryn Merrow
tingling down right arm, Kathryn Merrow, pain caused by scalene muscles: Hi Cathy, Based on your symptoms and career, my best long distance guess is the muscles in your neck called the scalenes are causing symptoms for you. When muscles get trigger points they cause pain elsewhere. Suggestion: Lay off the weights but...

Massage: Back, trapezius massage pain
trapezius massage pain: OK...that s better. What you have is a very common muscular spasm usually caused by overworking a particular muscle. In your case it could be a mixture of the sub-scapularis and trapezius muscle. A good massage therapist will be familiar in treating the area...

Massage: Flexor Tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, carpal tunnel, rehab
carpal tunnel, rehab, flexor tendonitis: Pritesh, Your case is a perfect example of Flexor Tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; your diagnosis is right on. Physiotherapy is absolutely right on for you. They will be able to describe exercises for you; the One Picture Is Worth A Thousand...

Massage: Shingles after massage, deep tissue massage, burning sensation
Massage: Shingles after massage, deep tissue massage, burning sensation, tissue work

Massage: Lots of rubbings, safe massage
safe massage: So long as your skin is supple and you do not get any soreness due to abrasion...its OK. Just make sure your Boyfriend does the job safely if he s not qualified to avoid injury. I can say that most women would want to be in your shoes!! Type my name shown...

Massage: Massage, professional masseuse, flannel sheets
professional masseuse, flannel sheets, strict boundaries: Hi Mark, Thank you for your question. I have spoken to several of my colleagues regarding your question and the response has been fairly universal, as with my experience. Becoming aroused rarely does happen in a session. The type of massage that we perform...

Massage: Right Side Pain, external oblique muscles, difficulty urinating
external oblique muscles, difficulty urinating, upper back pain: Hi Autumn, Hope you are fine . I m sure your symptoms are causing you a great deal of concern. Being 33 and unable to do the things you have done in the past will be a determining factor on the outcome of your healing process. So lets keep things cautiously...

Massage: Right side pain, cause of sciatic pain, pain in right hip and foot
cause of sciatic pain, pain in right hip and foot, Kathryn Merrow: Hi Autumn, Thank you for giving me such good details. They give clues. When a massage doesn t help for very long it means we have missed something or that you keep doing the same thing that aggravates your painful area (for instance, always sleeping...

Massage: Shingles after massage, shingles, reaction
shingles, reaction: Hi Elnore, I can t say I have ever heard of a massage activating shingles before, though I do know that a massage can spread anything on the skin to other places around the body. It is possible you had an invisible outbreak (I think its called shedding)...

Massage: Swelling after a deep tissue massage, redness, swelling
redness, swelling, allergies: Hello Theresa, Sorry to hear about your predicament but at least it sounds like it is getting better. While it is certainly possible for a deep tissue massage to cause swelling and redness, for most it is not so pronounced. Since you bring up allergies,...

Massage: Client with Occipital Headaches, Kathryn Merrow, occipital headache
Kathryn Merrow, occipital headache, back of head pain: Hi Tegan, Do you have access to a trigger point chart or book? That would be my first stop and when I found the pain picture that seems to be her pain pattern, I would ask her to confirm my suspicions. That will give you a good starting point for symptom...

Massage: case study, massage for amputees, medicalmassage
massage for amputees, medicalmassage, eunice: Hello Artura, Thank you for your email inquiry. I think there are several information missing: 1. how long has it been since the amputation? 2. pain and soreness in the area where amputation was done should be consulted to a physician. 3. prior occupation...

Massage: case study, chronic fatigue syndrome, mental lethargy
chronic fatigue syndrome, mental lethargy, rheumatoid arthritis: Hi and thanks for your question, Chronic Fatigue syndrome (CFS)(also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)) is a stressful condition where the sufferer is unable to do half the days work without being tired. Even then rest will not cure the feeling...

Massage: It gets "better" each time..., straightforward answers, sessions
Massage: It gets "better" each time..., straightforward answers, sessions

Massage: It gets, Glute, massage therapy
Glute, massage therapy, advice: Thanks for your follow up question. I appreciate you wanting more info. I know you think that my answer should be a yes or no answer. I wish i could be that black and white, and its probably frustrating on your end because you dont understand the dynamics...

Massage: Massage, blended oil, massage therapists
blended oil, massage therapists, ebay: Hi Steve and thanks for your question. For professional use, massage therapists do not use gels or lotions. We normally use a blend of fine oils (vegetable oils). These are called carrier oils and any of the following could be used. Soya, Wheatgerm,...

Massage: Teens and massages, relaxation massage, massage clients
relaxation massage, massage clients, finger massage: Hi Kayti, Thanks for your question. Massage is beneficial for all except a few who suffer from medical conditions which are contraindicated to massage. Look at it this simple way! The more the body is exercised, the more maintenance is required. In...

Massage: wrist pain, repetitive strain injuries, ganglion cysts
repetitive strain injuries, ganglion cysts, weight lifters: Hi, Thanks for your question! Wrist pain can be a debilitating condition especially when one uses their hands to work with. Unfortunately the medical cause of wrist pain is difficult to diagnose from here, so hence forth I will ask you a few questions...

Massage: Deep Tissue Massage, deep tissue massage, massage therapist
deep tissue massage, massage therapist, massage: Hello Leslie, I do not think that the massage has caused the frequent urination. It might just be that you have changed lifestyle habits like: drinking more water than before, temperature changes like if its cold- we tend to urinate more but if it s bothering...

Massage: Good massage, bad therapist, american massage therapy, american massage therapy association
Massage: Good massage, bad therapist, american massage therapy, american massage therapy association, massage therapy association

Massage: Special Needs Massage, health care field, pinky
Massage: Special Needs Massage, health care field, pinky

Massage: Good massage, bad therapist, massage for glutes, gluteal massage
massage for glutes, gluteal massage, Kathryn Merrow: Hi Davanna, They behaved unprofessionally. I don t think you are paranoid. I d feel the same. If you have the opportunity to actually meet with a therapist in person, that would be the best. That way you would get a sense of whether you would like...

Massage: Hot Oil Massage, highball glass, oil pot
highball glass, oil pot, oil massage: To me that doesn t sound sanitary at all. I know the oil is hot & heat usually burns off germs & bacteria, but it can only do so much. I mean peoples skim comes off in the therapists hands sometimes & that would be going into thehot oil pot. The whole refridgerator...

Massage: Massage and tumours, massage, cancer
massage, cancer: Hello Sue, Thank you for your inquiry. You can just Google and find out if there are studies, tests, experiences and references regarding massage that increases the risk of spreading cancer cells- as there are three schools of thought regarding that. The...

Massage: massage after marathon, muscle cramps, recovery period
muscle cramps, recovery period, lactic acid: Hi Rob, Congrats on the marathon! In all honesty I think it was a mix of your body recovering from the marathon & your muscles not being ready to be worked on yet. Also dehydration can cause effects like that. Your body needs a recovery period after experiencing...

Massage: Reflexology contraindications, contraindications, reflexology
contraindications, reflexology, implants: Hi Kate! If the surgery was last month I d agree with your tutor, but 3 years ago? You can t do anything with reflexology that would be any harder on your clients knees than walking or running is. If you are concerned or the client has pain with movement,...

Massage: Scalp Massage, massage cancer contraindications
massage cancer contraindications: Hi Chloe, It would be safer if you get an all clear from a GP prior to treatment for these conditions. It differs from country to country, but I would ask the client to sign a consent form which will protect you from litigation should there be the need...

Massage: Special Needs Massage, pediatric massage, children massage
pediatric massage, children massage, child massage: Hello Tyashea, Thank you for your email. I am so happy to hear that you wish to expand your practice and learn more about providing massage for people with special healthcare needs. On the Liddle Kidz Foundation website - www.LiddleKidz.com - you will...

Massage: Adductor Pain, iliotibial band syndrome, bone density test
iliotibial band syndrome, bone density test, weight lifters: Hi Brittany, Hope you are fine! I am sure that all the therapy you are giving is correct. I have to emphasize the importance of the word DEEP in myofacial treatment and the importance of getting feedback on the pain tolerance level of the client whilst...

Massage: Pain, post-massage soreness, consent
post-massage soreness, consent, feedback: Dear Argh, I m certainly sorry to hear that your massage experience was so unpleasant for you! Do you know what style of massage you received was (deep tissue, Swedish, etc)? Regardless, no kind of massage should cause the effects you describe. Without...

Massage: TFL/Sartorius Strain?, tensor fascia lata, light weights
tensor fascia lata, light weights, warm ups: Hi Madeline, Sorry for the late response. Ok so the deal with scar tissue is that you have to sprain, strain, tear or completely rip the muscle off the bone for it to exist. There are lots of cases where people have had small tears that turn up years later,...

Massage: Abdominal Rehab/Pain questions, transverse abdominals, muscle contractions
transverse abdominals, muscle contractions, hip bones: Hi Jill, Yep that sounds about right. Massage can be used to break down scar tissue, but not necessarily get rid of it ccompletly. Between massage, proper stretching and physio you should be able to get mostly back to normal. Although with chronic pain...

Massage: contra indications of massage, deep tissue massage, cervical spondylitis
deep tissue massage, cervical spondylitis, muscle fatigue: Hi Again Molly!, I will answer your revision question one by one. Dysfunction of the nervous system You need to be specific here. If its a condition like epilepsy, there are certain precautions to take before undergoing massage. The Patient must sign...

Massage: Back pain since massage, deep tissue massage, oblique muscles
deep tissue massage, oblique muscles, muscle tendon: Hi Saanika, It seems that you have pulled a muscle/tendon. If its on the waistline it seems that the interior and exterior oblique muscles are involved. If you bended to one side these muscles usually get injured. If you bent straight forward...

Massage: troubles with BMs, infant massage, baby massage
infant massage, baby massage, infant massage certification: Hello Jenny, Thank you for your question. Everyone s body has a different schedule for elimination. Some babies may have multiple bowel movements everyday. While, others, have one every few days. I am glad you raised your concern with your daughter...

Massage: Massage for Infants with HIV, infant massage, baby massage
infant massage, baby massage, infant massage certification: Hi Taryn, Thank you so much for your question and your willingness to volunteer to provide nurturing touch to children in Africa. With anyone who is HIV positive, you do want to think about any possibilities of exposing them to any illness you may have....

Massage: Massage for Lower back pain, back pain, collagen
back pain, collagen, chiropractic: Dear Terry, I am so sorry to hear about what you are going through. I will give you the best advice I know. I had something similar happen to me and I am approximately your age where there was pain in my back and I couldn t move. I was lucky and it resolved...

Massage: Paediatric Massage, infant massage, baby massage
infant massage, baby massage, pediatric massage: Hello Liz, Thank you for your message. Paediatric (Pediatric) Massage for children with a variety of different abilities and medical conditions can be quite beneficial. There is research indicating that massage for children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis...

Massage: Sick after a massage, nausea medication, charcoal tablets
nausea medication, charcoal tablets, proper hydration: Hi, Thanks for your question. Although rare, your symptoms are something which I have come across about a dozen times in 20 years. It might be 1 of 4 things which I can think of. 1/ Not proper hydration after massage (quite unlikely) 2/ Build up of...

Massage: massage, physical therapy, eunice
physical therapy, eunice, massage question: Hello Wendy, Pins and needles is not a treatment standard in general massage therapy. I would consult a doctor before going to the same massage therapist again. You might need your heel to be in cast. After first session with the massage therapist and there...

Massage: swedish massage & thyroid problems, massage strokes, pressure massage
massage strokes, pressure massage, thyroid problems: Hello Denise! I m terribly sorry to hear you got such a passive aggressive brush-off from your specialist s staff. They are supposed to be there to help! Anyway, I can t really answer your question thoroughly without knowing what sort of medicine...

Massage: How to feel relaxed after a long day's walk?, self-massage, yoga
self-massage, yoga, stretching: Hello Marie! After a long day of walking, there are several good ways to relax your tired muscles. A nice warm (but not too hot) bath can be relaxing, especially if you use a bath soak like magnesium salts. A shower is okay, but not as good since you are...

Massage: How to feel relaxed after a long day's walk?, question the answer, ambient temperature
question the answer, ambient temperature, cool water: Hi and thanks for your question! The answer to your question and recharge would depend on 2 factors. 1/ If you are a fit person or not. 2/ What is the ambient temperature. In both situations, the recovery is just the same. If you are fit or...

Massage: How good is massage to your health?, What massage can help
What massage can help: Well as Massage therapist I do recommend massage as a routine to keep your body healthy. Although it all depends on who you go get your massage from, there are to many people that say they are good but in fact they are not. It is hard to find the one your...

Massage: Neck cracks a lot after massage, hypertonicity, hypertonic
hypertonicity, hypertonic, cracking: Hi Yvette, This is really common. I ll explain what is going on. Muscles have a mind of their own; their regulation of things like muscle tension is part of an itty bitty brain that lives in the spinal column, not the brain. These tension decisions...

Massage: Lamig at Hangin sa Katawan, lamig
lamig: Hello Joanne,~ ~ Try mo mag hot compress sa part na may lamig. Puwede mong gawin sa bahay ito. This can be done through a hot towel na plinantsa. (Iron the towels or bimpo.) Yung kaya mo lang ang init pero dapat mas mainit kaysa sa normal. Everyday ito for...

Massage: Massage therapy for Adults with CP, pediatric massage, children massage
pediatric massage, children massage, child massage: Hi Sandra, Happy to answer your questions: 1)Are there any other CP targeted massage courses, close(er) to NY in 2013? The 2013 dates are beginning to be listed near and will include other options once new dates are listed. 2)If not,is the CPMT...

Massage: massage of sensitive areas, sexual therapeutic massage
sexual therapeutic massage: Hi Ajay, You worded your question well but you will be disappointed in my answer. While there are some people who provide that type of massage, the majority do not. Buttocks are a rather common area to massage and apply pressure to because those large...

Massage: regarding masaage after operation, flesh and bone, javed khan
flesh and bone, javed khan, accident 2: Hello Javed Khan I would say that yes massage can some what help, but it all depends on how much your nerves have shifted that just any massage can help. I would not do anything until your wound has healed so the massage will not cause any pain. Exercise...

Massage: Post massage ankle swelling, ankle area, massage therapist
Massage: Post massage ankle swelling, ankle area, massage therapist, medical issues

Massage: massage for dialysis clients, stress massage, kidney functions
stress massage, kidney functions, natural massage: Hi Libby, Yes, Clients receiving dialysis require doctors approval before receiving any form of massage. There are many physiological variables that determine if massage will benefit your client, however this is beyond the scope of practice for LMTs...

Massage: Post massage ankle swelling, swelling ankles after massage, Kathryn Merrow
swelling ankles after massage, Kathryn Merrow, massage for low back pain: Hello Elizabeth, Good question! The only thing I can think of right now is that pressure into the gluteal muscles may possibly have temporarily prevented fluid movement and therefor some swelling. But I have never seen this or heard of this. More commonly,...

Massage: Swollen ankles after massage, swelling ankles after massage, Kathryn Merrow
swelling ankles after massage, Kathryn Merrow, massage for low back pain: Hi Elizabeth, Please try that link again. I clicked it in the message from you that I received and it worked! May have been a momentary glitch. Yes, risk another massage but tell the therapist about your ankles and she will put it in her notes. If...

Massage: Cervical herniation and left side neck and shoulder pain, herniation, injury
herniation, injury, massage: Hi Paula, Sure, I ll add my two cents. I ve made a more complete post on my blog complete with pictures, at http://glennrmt.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/disc-herniations/, please join me there. Herniations are nasty. The most common place to get them...

Massage: Indian Head Massage, contraindications
contraindications: Hello Jane, I am not certified or trained in Indian Head Massage, though I believe I can still answer some of your question. The answer may simply not apply to you only doing head massage, so I suggest you ask an instructor or do research online to see...

Massage: Neck, Upper Back, Shoulder Pain, cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, Kathryn Merrow
cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, Kathryn Merrow, what causes knots in shoulders: Dear Danielle, I feel you. I do not think there is anything that interferes more with life than head pain. Here are my best long distance thoughts. The thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is related to your headaches. The muscles that are causing the TOS...

Massage: sports massage, athlete massage, athelete insulin massage safety
athlete massage, athelete insulin massage safety, massage for diabetic athlete: Hi Reyna, Excellent question! I think the best person to answer that question would be the doctor of the athlete. And I am assuming that the athlete is a diabetic and not using insulin for other reasons such as muscle building. My gut feeling is that...

Massage: Upper back severe muscle spasm, muscle spasm, Kathryn Merrow
muscle spasm, Kathryn Merrow, myofascial release for upper back pain: Hi Sandi, It s a bit of a drive for you but I will tell you that if you can get an appointment with Paul St. John it will very likely be worthwhile. But I also have another thought. It s not just a matter of deep tissue. The thing is, some therapists...

Massage: Anticoagulants, bruising caused by massage, KathrynMerrow
bruising caused by massage, KathrynMerrow, does massage bruise anticoagulants: Hi Edie, Thank you for your question. Over the years I have not caused bruises for anyone taking blood thinners by providing massage. I have, however, seen tons of bruises from people running into something. Work around bruises rather than on them....

Massage: cancer, cancer massage ultrasound
cancer massage ultrasound: Sally- I am a licensed massage therapist who has been trained in cancer massage. When I was in school we were told not to massage cancer patients for the reasons you said - possible spread..but that was rumor and not fact. That said, there are certain...

Massage: Re: studying massage, massage charting
massage charting: Lee-Anne, One of the reasons your question may have not been answered is that we are not supposed to answer homework questions. However, since you are not looking for an answer but what the question means I ll try to help. When charting massages,...

Massage: utrasound and massage, deep tissue massage, cancerous lesions
deep tissue massage, cancerous lesions, cancerous tumors: Hi Sally and thanks for your question! I have been expecting this question reluctantly for the last 15 years and find it difficult to answer accurately for following reasons. I am also a medical person and go through medical journals very carefully to...

Massage: MS and deep tissue, ms section, case basis
Massage: MS and deep tissue, ms section, case basis, massage client

Massage: massage after surgery, keyhole surgery, lymphatic drainage
keyhole surgery, lymphatic drainage, gall bladder: Hello, Justine! Two weeks out from surgery is in the sub-acute phase of recovery, so some light massage is possible but nothing too deep (like deep tissue, or NMT). Just light work such as Swedish or lymphatic drainage. The chronic phase should begin...

Massage: MS and deep tissue, MS deep tissue massage
MS deep tissue massage: Ann, Good question! There;s no official standing that I know of and I just tried to find as well regarding MS and deep tissue. As you know, individuals with MS get fatigues easily and it is recommended (especially in vigorous massage like deep tissue)...

Massage: Pain, Kathryn Merrow, pain in neck and arm
Kathryn Merrow, pain in neck and arm, thumb numb: Hi Mary, My first guess is to start with your neck. Unless you injured your arm, I suspect your pain and numbness is starting in your neck. You can treat it with cold packs on the sides of your neck and tops of your shoulders. Muscles on the sides...

Massage: massage and broken fever, fever, contraindications
fever, contraindications: Elin, I would not give a massage to someone who is just coming off of a fever. Wait until they have fully cleared whatever caused the fever. A massage so soon after an infection can spread the waste products around the lymph system too quickly and cause...

Massage: Massage after thyroid cancer surgery, thyroid cancer surgery, cancer diagnosis
thyroid cancer surgery, cancer diagnosis, gentle massage: Shelley- One thing I would recommend for the scar/incision pain is applying emu oil. Yes I realize this sounds odd, but it is a natural anti-inflammatory and crosses deeper across the skin than most things. It is a topical application, but at least would...

Massage: Areas that massage therapist will treat, male massage therapist, full body massage
male massage therapist, full body massage, medical massage: Anything is inappropriate, if youre uncomfortable. Find a new therapist, if you dont have the courage to tell him the truth. If you do have the courage, then just simply say, skip my glutes all together and focus on my legs and shoulders. Remember that youre...

Massage: Lack of sensation in the skin tissues, contraindications, fractures
contraindications, fractures, paraesthesia: Hi there Kelly! Lack of sensation in the skin is a local contraindication anywhere the skin lacks sensation because the client cannot give you accurate feedback regarding pressure level. You could be causing damage to a delicate structure and not know...

Massage: Deep tissue massage and Overactive Bladder, deep tissue massage, active bladder
deep tissue massage, active bladder, overactive bladder: Steve, Thanks for trusting me with your question. What were the results with accupuncture? Anything? or for how long did they last? I have a couple of comments about over-active bladder and massage. I personally don t think that the deep tissue ...

Massage: back pain after massage, sciatica after massage, Kathryn Merrow
sciatica after massage, Kathryn Merrow, muscle strain sciatica: Hi Terry, Sometimes the movement that causes a herniated disk is as simple as twisting and picking something up at the same time. Yes, the way that you moved getting off the table could have cause a muscle to spasm or to pull on a disk. The answer to...

Massage: Percussion massager and cellulite, skin pores, groin area
skin pores, groin area, minute intervals: Hi Karen, Thanks for your question! In professional situations one does not normally use home remedy cellulite machines but instead use equipment like the G5 vibrator or Pinch roller for cellulite massage which can be used continuosly. All massage...

Massage: right shoulder blade pain, pain in shoulder blade, Kathryn Merrow
pain in shoulder blade, Kathryn Merrow, right shoulder blade pain: Dear Tania, If you feel the massages have not helped that s probably because they are too light or working in the wrong areas (or both.) Perhaps they worked mostly where it hurt. In that case, they were just rubbing symptoms rather than helping you get...

Massage: good oil, chest muscle massage, massage chest muscles
chest muscle massage, massage chest muscles, Kathryn Merrow: Hi Charles, That s good she s a small woman; that will make it easier on the one hand. On the other hand, small women usually also have small muscles. If you find your own chest/pectoral muscles and look at pictures of the pectoralis major and minor muscles...

Massage: Is a full body massage safe for someone with a brain tumour?
Charlotte- As a licensed massage therapist, my first question for your sister would be about her doctor s opinion about her receiving a massage, if she were my client. I will let you know that I am trained in cancer/oncology massage. There is research...

Massage: foam roller, Running, feet
Running, feet, posture: Hello there, Len! Generally postural and kinesthetic dysfunction travels up the body from the feet rather than down, as each joint towards the ground has to support more weight. So further up the body usually means less force applied to those joints,...

Massage: Back Pain in Morning, flexing spine, Kathryn Merrow
flexing spine, Kathryn Merrow, movement of vertebrae when stretching: Hi Jonathan, My best long-distance guess is that your muscles are cold (not warmed up yet from moving) and that is why you feel this sensation. I don t know whether you mean curling forward or backward, but when you flex your spine in any direction...

Massage: Low back and pelvic pain after a massage, pain in lower back after massage, back pain after massage
pain in lower back after massage, back pain after massage, Kathryn Merrow: Hi Meranda, Here are my best long-distance thoughts: Is the practitioner working only on your back? If the iliopsoas muscles are not also treated, they are being allowed to pull even harder on your back and pelvis. The iliopsoas muscle unit attaches...

Massage: When is it safe to massage Gracilis ?, massage groin strain, strained groin muscle
massage groin strain, strained groin muscle, Kathryn Merrow: Hi Steve, There are experts who advise waiting until the muscle is no longer inflamed (swollen) and a lot of the pain has subsided. You have iced it. The swelling is down. If you can tolerate touch, you may be ready for massage. Yes, a foam roller...

Massage: Hot Stone and Stress, hot stone, massage
hot stone, massage, relaxation: Hi Greg, Thanks for your question! The different types of massage available today vary from the traditional Sweedish and aromatherapy massage, through to Esalen for a spiritual form of relaxation down to the more exotic Hot stone or Chocolate massage...

Massage: lower back pain after massage, post-treatment pain
post-treatment pain: Hi there Margie! Sorry your back is bugging you! I am at a bit of a loss to explain your back pain without actually assessing you myself, but from what you ve described I don t think there is a link between the massage and the low back pain. That...

Massage: IT band pain need help, increasing exponentially, torn cartilage
increasing exponentially, torn cartilage, mechanical aspect: Hi Annabelle! Thanks for your question. Seems like you are suffering from IT (Iliotibial) Band Syndrome. Since the IT Band s function is to stabilize the knee, the pain can radiate to the top of the knee. The classic example of the pain increasing exponentially...

Massage: Does this Job exist?, travelling to malta, swimwear models
travelling to malta, swimwear models, pretty lingerie: Dear Ryan, Thanks for your question. Courses are held all over the UK. Unfortunately your scope for learning the profession leaves much to be desired. In this profession we learn that our code of practice is to help others, be they small, big black...

Massage: Does this job even exist?, job, massage therapist
job, massage therapist, england: Hello Ryan, I am glad that you wanted to pursue a career in massage therapy. Massage therapy practice per se, does not discriminate age, gender or appearance so whatever you will learn in massage school you can apply to your target market- and in this case...

Massage: neck & shoulder pain, cervical rib
cervical rib: Hello Jon! Unfortunately I don t have a lot of experience with cervical ribs, but given that they are just a little more of you to love, I don t think of them as a bad thing. However, that region is complicated as is, so I m sure extra bones only make...

Massage: Regarding oil massage, massage oil for babies, massage
massage oil for babies, massage: Hello Ujwala, Thank you for your question. If the olive oil does not cause any adverse reaction towards the skin of your baby then you can continue with it but if your baby develops an allergy or itchiness or your baby has sensitive skin do not use any...

Massage: Cubicle Syndrome, cubicle, desk worker posture
cubicle, desk worker posture, syndrome: Thanks for a really well-written question! I appreciate that. Aaaaah, the cubicle. The arch-nemesis of the fit person s body. I agree, your problems are common and insidious and frustrating. Almost universal. Every cubicle worker is using muscles...

Massage: Spina Bifida, meninges of the brain, deep brain stimulation
meninges of the brain, deep brain stimulation, lower extremities: Hi Adrian , Thanks for your question! Before attempting any form of massage for clients with spina bifida it is best to find out which of the 3 forms of spina bifida the client is suffering from. I am not going into the details of what happens during...

Massage: Massage at home, how to do facial massage at home, do it yourself face massage
how to do facial massage at home, do it yourself face massage, Kathryn Merrow: Hi Patrick, There are good books and possibly videos available through libraries, Kindle books at Amazon (and if you don t have a Kindle, Amazon also has free reader apps), and videos on YouTube. YouTube.com has a wealth of information. I just searched...

Massage: Getting massages, massage injuries, Kathryn Merrow
massage injuries, Kathryn Merrow, how long can a massage therapist work: Hi James, That is exactly what I am saying. If a student doesn t learn and practice great body mechanics--if they work with their back rounded and hands in crazy positions and head way forward--they will get hurt. They DO get hurt. And that is the end...

Massage: Ticklish, ticklish during massage, massage tickles
ticklish during massage, massage tickles, what causes tickle: Hi James, Good questions. Some people do not seem to have a tickle response at all and I once met a woman who was so ticklish all over that I questioned how she would ever have a relationship! Fear may play part of it. For instance, if you are fearful...

Massage: Hi., MS and massage, massage for MS
MS and massage, massage for MS, Kathryn Merrow: Hi Mike, I am sorry you didn t receive my earlier response to your question. I am not familiar with the device you mention. However, I do know that vibration, shaking and jostling help MS more than slow, gliding types of massage do. So, if that device...

Massage: School Techniques, Kathryn Merrow, pressure of massage
Kathryn Merrow, pressure of massage: Hi James, In school they are still studying and want to practice on the areas they study. Once they are out, some students may start doing a more global and less specific massage. (On the other hand, some will become much more specific as they learn...

Massage: Fatigue after a deep sports massage., Kathryn Merrow, fatigue after massage
Kathryn Merrow, fatigue after massage, water after massage: Hello David, I am well and happy, thank you for asking. I hope that you are also. Here are my thoughts: I am glad you find your massage treatment to be beneficial but I wonder whether your massage therapist is also working on the muscles on the...

Massage: massage indication, HIV AIDS indications
HIV AIDS indications: Hello Jill! People with HIV/AIDS can certainly benefit from massage! Just to be on the safe side, let me first start by saying we need to look at HIV positive status and AIDS as two different things. HIV is simply the virus that causes AIDS, and AIDS...

Massage: Infant massage, infant masage, pediatric massage
infant masage, pediatric massage, newborn massage: It is important to know the best way to massage a baby before beginning. Infant massage is taught to parents and caregivers by Certified Infant Massage Teachers (CIMT). A Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) is not only an instructor, but also a parent...

Massage: massage therapy as a career, massage, career
massage, career, work: Thanks Teresa for your email. If you plan to use it as a full time career here and abroad (especially abroad) they require a DOH license but unfortunately if you are already 47 years old, sad but true, you have a little less opportunity abroad because...

Massage: Massage for CP baby, pediatric massage, children massage
pediatric massage, children massage, child massage: Hello Stacey, Thank you for your question regarding pediatric massage therapy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a term that refers to many possible injuries to the brain usually occurring during fetal development; before, during, or shortly after birth; during...

Massage: 4 hands massage, deep tissue massage, massage therapy treatments
deep tissue massage, massage therapy treatments, hand massage: Hi Johnny, I m glad to have answered your questions regarding massage therapy. Since you have a doctor who has been helping you control your blood pressure, then you re probably fine, but of course if you WANT to ask him about how massage might affect...

Massage: -------------------------..., moderate depression, country iran
moderate depression, country iran, reply thanks: Bob, If the pain is just in your knees--have you considered that you may have a bit of arthritis? I don t know how old you are or what type of walking and schooling you refer to, but if nothing has helped in all this time, perhaps that s something to...

Massage: Ailments, low salt diet, medical supply stores
low salt diet, medical supply stores, pulmonary edema: Thanks for your inquiry, Suzzette. When we consider edema as a condition to treat , it is really one that you really need to know more about the client s individual case. For those with edema in their leg, ankle and foot, simple at-home care might include:...

Massage: Anatomical spaces, peritoneal cavity, cranial cavity
peritoneal cavity, cranial cavity, chemical composition: Greetings Marie. Anatomical spaces are the cavities in the body that contain the important things like the organs and muscles. They are seperated from each other by fascial membranes to prevent things like electrolytes and proteins from moving around. This...

Massage: Ankle Injury, chat msn messenger, chartermi net
chat msn messenger, chartermi net, ankle injury: HI Rhys, I can do a healing for you in chat MSN mEssenger contact to add is breonna@chartermi.net. Or you can visit me at my website at http://hstrial-bjaukkuri.homestead.com/MainPage.html. Looking forward to helping you, Love adn Light. EyeWatche...

Massage: Antagonist Muscles to Glutes, gluteus medius, abductor muscles
gluteus medius, abductor muscles, antagonist muscles: Thanks for your question, Gary. In consideration that you have only mentioned that your right glute is paining you, keep in mind that the glute is one of a group of 3 muscles (gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus). The Gluteus maximus is an extensor...

Massage: Antagonist Muscles to Glutes, gluteus medius, abductor muscles
gluteus medius, abductor muscles, antagonist muscles: Thanks for your question, Gary. In consideration that you have only mentioned that your right glute is paining you, keep in mind that the glute is one of a group of 3 muscles (gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus). The Gluteus maximus is an extensor...

Massage: Anxiety, stress response, mood swings
stress response, mood swings, depressed person: Thanks for your inquiry and a very good one, Veronica. The ways massage can help a depressed person are varied and many. Although some cautions must be borne in mind, most people with depression reap several benefits from bodywork. Touch improves the...

Massage: Areas of Massage, massage treatment, massage therapists
massage treatment, massage therapists, sexual pleasure: Hi John, Most massage therapists will drape because we don t want to expose more of the patient that needs to be exposed. If you request not to be draped there is an extremely good chance that your request will be denied. True erections can t be helped....

Massage: Arthritis contra-indication, natural painkillers, arthritic joints
natural painkillers, arthritic joints, poor circulation: Hi: If poor circulation is due to arterial blockage or clotting, a massage can move more blood into a blockage than the artery can handle. Not good. Or it can potentially dislodge clots, which can then move into the heart. Also not good. But, if poor circulation...

Massage: abdominal muscle pull?, right rib pain, muscle pull
right rib pain, muscle pull, side leg: Hi Holly, There are a few flags here: -your rib belt seems to help, but not completely. Add heat and see if the symptoms reduce. -Breathing and sitting are painful. -The punch-in-the-stomach feeling, if you mean it knocks the wind out of you, is...

Massage: accidental trauma to right arm, massage therapy treatments, bicep curls
massage therapy treatments, bicep curls, spiral fracture: Hi there: First, sorry to hear about this terrible accident. But, glad you are taking such a proactive role in your healing. To answer your questions: Will stretching help? Yes, it will. Stretch your whole body, not just the strongest or weakest parts....

Massage: alcohol - - -, blood alcohol levels, contraindications of massage
blood alcohol levels, contraindications of massage, massage room: Great question, Meagh. Our standards of practice are pretty clear both in Ontario and BC where I ve practiced - intoxication is a contraindication and you re well within your rights (and responsibilities!) to turn them down based on clear medical concern....

Massage: allergies and massage oils??, sesame seed oil, rash on arm
sesame seed oil, rash on arm, itchy rash: Thanks for your inquiry, Suzanne. You may not like the answer I am about to give you, but whether I am an MT or just an individual confronting this concern, my FIRST response would be to seek the aide of an Allergist to determine all that you are allergic...

Massage: arm tingle, chyropractor, tricept
chyropractor, tricept, tiger balm: Greetings Pat. This is one of those problems which is going to make a fool out of the best of us. If it does not respond to chiropractics, at least you gave it a try. If it does not respond to massage, then at least you gave it a try. Good on you for being...

Massage: aromatherapy for lower back, massage therapy oils, goddess ltd
massage therapy oils, goddess ltd, bright blessings: Kimber I am not a masseuse so I can t really answer properly. Check out our online store for massage therapy oils and lotions that might be of help - http://www.aromatherapygoddess.com/storeindex.html I would reccomend the Super Rub or Sweeet Relief...

Massage: aromatherapy massage, research librarian, question michael
research librarian, question michael, lmt: Thanks for your inquiry, Suzanne. Unfortunately the best year I could come up with (with the help of my Research Librarian wife), is actually a range in the 1950 s as described in the following links: http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:p4pbgUfBPSkJ:www.hilariebarr.co.uk/Documents/hilariebarr.pdf...

Massage: aromatherapy massage, vascular problems, cardiovascular problems
vascular problems, cardiovascular problems, lmt: Thanks for your inquiry, Allanah. First and foremost you need to know the specifics or details about what the cardiovascular problems are from the client s Cardiologist or physician. Then get the written approval from that physician to proceed with aromatherapy...

Massage: aromatherapy massage, massage oil, question michael
massage oil, question michael, skin irritations: Thanks for your inquiry, Suzanne. IMHO, sensitization, irritation and toxicity are all focusing on the degrees of allergicness and potency to a client with the essential oils. The oils are usually extracts from the specific plants they are derived from....

Massage: aromatherapy massage, definition of contraindication, dictionary definition
definition of contraindication, dictionary definition, lmt: Thank you for your inquiry, Kirsty. Aaaah, at last an easy question to answer. Dictionary definition of contraindication: (of a symptom or condition) to give indication against the advisability of (a particular or usual remedy or treatment). My straight...

Massage: Baby massage, full body massage, loving interaction
full body massage, loving interaction, tina allen: Hi Teenie, Thank you for your question! First, before your child receives massage it is important that you ask his permission to give nurturing touch. If he chooses not to receive massage, this is absolutely okay and is not personal. It is important...

Massage: Bath after massage, muscle tissues, question michael
muscle tissues, question michael, bath water: Thanks for your inquiry, George. IMHO, it all depends on the temperature of the bath water. I usually recommend a bath water luke warm to body temperature is quite sufficient. Any hotter will agravate the internal swelling of the muscle tissues post-massage...

Massage: Body Massage, fitness freak, local gyms
fitness freak, local gyms, body massage: No problem. Again the best way to find a massage therapist is by word of mouth or the phone book. Look under Chiropractor clinics, doctors offices and spas. That is where all the good therapists are. Some even work in local gyms. Just so you know, I m not...

Massage: Body Massage, body massage, holistic therapies
body massage, holistic therapies, contraindication: Thanks for your question, Beckie. I have to admit that in all my 18+ yrs of practicing massage this is the first time I have ever heard of a caution . Unless you can provide the context in which it is used, my simple response would be that a caution...

Massage: Body temperature - oral vs. rectal thermometers, oral thermometers, rectal thermometers
oral thermometers, rectal thermometers, rectal thermometer: This is something that should be discussed with her therapist. br 1. Rectal thermometers ARE more accurate, and there are some medical signs that will show differently for oral vs. rectal thermometers - oral thermometers are downright useless for all...

Massage: Bone pain, muscle problem, sharp shooting
muscle problem, sharp shooting, bone pain: Hi Max, You could be experiencing different types of pain. If it is a sharp shooting pain that will be nerve pain. If it is a dull aching pain that will be a muscle problem. As well you could also have arthritis. You didn t give me a lot of signs and symptoms...

Massage: Brain aneurysm, fluctuations in blood pressure, brain aneurysm
fluctuations in blood pressure, brain aneurysm, hazard levels: I see your caution, that IS a general contraindication until physician-diagnosed. We have to assume that the doctor is competent enough to realize that massage will cause fluctuations in blood pressure. An aneurysm can be of various hazard levels. Without...

Massage: Butt Massage, perinium, massage school
perinium, massage school, subtle techniques: Hi Joel, In all honesty your therapist was going beyond her limits. We are told what to do and what not to do in the more private areas of clients and what your therapist did was inappropriate. In my opinion I would not ask another therapist to do the type...

Massage: 'Butt Massage', registered massage therapists, fluid contamination
registered massage therapists, fluid contamination, office massage: Aaah, Thanks for the question Donna. The short question: yes, totally normal and fine. Well within the standards of practice. But your practitioner should have made darn sure that you knew what to expect and you should have had the opportunity to ask...

Massage: Is it bad to crack my neck?, stiff neck and shoulders, sensory organs
stiff neck and shoulders, sensory organs, anxiety attacks: Hi Stan, Good question. My mantra on this one: It s not bad to crack, it s bad that you have to crack. It s the cause of the stiffness that is the problem. The joint wants to crack because it has sensory organs within that tell it that the...

Massage: bad muscle strain right side upper back, electrical stimulation machine, pins and needles
electrical stimulation machine, pins and needles, 2 different things: Hi Jimmy, I hope that you are having a great week end. Now a muscle strain and a knot are 2 different things. A strain is an overextension of the muscle, whereas a knot is the muscle fibers sticking together. You being thin has nothing to do with it. I just...

Massage: balance, thearpy, balance energy
thearpy, balance energy, deep breathing: Thank you for your question, Laura. IMHO as a Reiki II practitioner, my approach would be to first concentrate on the 7 energy chakras to calm the recipient down while asking the recipient to maintain moderate to deep breathing until calming is reached....

Massage: benefits of steam rooms (before/after massage), steam treatment, water mixture
steam treatment, water mixture, steam rooms: Greetings Chris. A steam treatment before or after a massage has all the benefits of doing one without the massage: it relaxes the muscles and can help the skin detoxify through sweating. Adding the massage would, I think, just intensify the feelings of relaxation,...

Massage: what is a better career, massage therapist, massage therapy
massage therapist, massage therapy, physio: Hi Brittany, I love being a massage therapist. From what I understand of hpysiotherapy is that when it comes to clientel people tend to hate the physio more. Atleast with massage people leave feeling good, even though sometimes I put them through as much...

Massage: billing insurance, american massage therapy, massage therapy association
american massage therapy, massage therapy association, american massage therapy association: Greetings, Levitta. I am unsure of the laws regarding massage in Alaska. You can look them up at the American Massage Therapy Association (I think that it is at www.amta.com, but I am not sure.) They occasionally list the laws for the states. In many cases,...

Massage: blockages and massage, heart blockages, swedish massages
heart blockages, swedish massages, question michael: Thanks for your inquiry, Joyce. There are two approaches of recommendations I can use here. Yes, you can get massages under these conditions, but I would only suggest Swedish massages so you don t encourage any unnecessary circulatory pressure on the arteries...

Massage: body massage, body massage, massage therapist
body massage, massage therapist, lmt: Thanks for your inquiry, Sarah. Working with an obese client can definitely pose challenges to any massage therapist. As described in the following website, the most important factor to consider is both the client s comfort and the massage therapist s...

Massage: body massage, hypertrophic scars, muscular stress
hypertrophic scars, muscular stress, homework questions: Thanks for your inquiry, Liz. It appears by your own first few words that you are studying in a course and normally I would not respond because I do not answer homework questions which a student should research on their own, IMHO. However, in this case,...

Massage: brittle bones, brittle bones, broken bones
brittle bones, broken bones, lmt: Thank you for your inquiry, ebony. Fortunately this is a pretty basic question and answer. The most common condition having brittle bones could very well be Osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented...

Massage: bulimia question, absorption of food, negative perception
absorption of food, negative perception, eastern style: Thanks for your inquiry, Rachael. If a client with eating disorders is stable and her circulatory system is not overly taxed (as might be seen with an advanced anorexic client), massage may be very supportive and appropriate and can be a wonderful experience...

Massage: What to buy?, power massager, g5 pro power
power massager, g5 pro power, ultrasound unit: Dear Melvin: The ultrasound equipment that your doctor advises for you is to help warm the muscles, and to try to increase your range of motion. Chiropractors use the same device on patients; have you thought about seeing if one could do that for you? It...

Massage: Career?, massage envy, massage career
massage envy, massage career, starting your career: Thanks for your inquiry, Blake. As far as a massage career for men, in large part it depends on where you intend to put your skills to use, what type of massage you plan on specializing in and which part of the country you live/work. 20 yrs ago when...

Massage: CEU's in MD, ceu providers, hiv aids
ceu providers, hiv aids, licensing authority: Thanks for your question, Loren. If I m reading your subject correctly CEU s in MD , you re in the state of Maryland and if that s correct, I would suggest you check with your licensing authority in your state as to a list of acceptable CEU providers in...

Massage: Chair Massage/alcohol, sole intention, alcohol drugs
sole intention, alcohol drugs, chair massage: Good afternoon Ange. Thank you for your question. On no account ever treat anybody with massage if there is any question about impaired judgement because of alcohol, drugs or otherwise. If the client/patient makes any complaints at any time in the...

Massage: Chronic abdominal symptom - is it related to back problems?, massage therapy appointment, stomach disorders
massage therapy appointment, stomach disorders, empty stomach: We re thinking the same about the referral to the GI specialist. The deeper the structure, the more diffuse the pain you ll be getting (generally) and the, well, weirder the pain pattern. (Case in point: heart attacks referring pain to the left shoulder...)...

Massage: Chronic back pain - continuing, muscle spams, right abdominal pain
muscle spams, right abdominal pain, massage appointment: I think I can t be as helpful with this letter, Kristy - I m not a GI or gallbladder specialist at all - but I can add a bit on that 10th rib issue. Ribs do all sorts of crazy things. I have a crazy ribcage myself - I thought it was from a flail chest...

Massage: CI Crohns Diease, crohns diease, crohn s disease
crohns diease, crohn s disease, allexperts: Greetings Micaela. Crohn s disease ia a condition where the intestines (usually the lower, but it can affect the entire digestive tract) are inflamed, possibly by the immune system. Since it is immune related, you can work deep on them, but it is probably...

Massage: Client Consultation Forms - Why? -, client consultation, volunteer experts
client consultation, volunteer experts, sports therapist: Thanks for your inquiry, Enzo. Even though your question is slightly out of my expertise as I am not a Sports Therapist, I will try to answer your question since there apparently are no Sports Medicine volunteer experts listed in allexperts.com. Any...

Massage: Client Consultation Forms - Why? -, client consultation, sports therapist
client consultation, sports therapist, client expectations: Good morning Enzo. Thank you for your question. A pre-treatment interview should establish client expectations and limits what the practitoner are expected to do. Questions from memory could leave out important information. A written answer forces the...

Massage: Contr-indication - Physical dysfunction, peripheral nerve injuries, traumatic brain injury
peripheral nerve injuries, traumatic brain injury, diseases of the central nervous system: Thank you for your question, Anya. Here is the list of conditions that physical dysfunction would cover: Cerebral Vascular Accident Traumatic Brain Injury Spinal Cord Injury Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System Motor End Dysfunction...

Massage: Contra action, abby, muscles
abby, muscles, massage: This question has already been answered. Marie, I am not sure I understand your question...are you referring to contraindications for massage or actions of muscles or something else entirely? Please let me know, so I may answer your question correctly....

Massage: Contra Indications, indian head massage, short term disability
indian head massage, short term disability, massage massage: Thanks for clarifying, Stacey. Obviously attempting to read an instructor s mind is extremely difficult as you can see and nearly impossible, but here is an attempt, although maybe broad in scope. 1) Conditions that are contagious [including herpes,...

Massage: Contra-Indications, post natal depression, transverse friction
post natal depression, transverse friction, massage massage: Greetings Amry-Anne. I will list each condition and how it relates to massage. * Fractures are contraindicated (CI) simply because any additional pressure would increase the pain and may reinjure the area. I might massage a client if they were near the...

Massage: Contra-indications, electronic implants, low blood pressure
electronic implants, low blood pressure, metal implants: Greetings Kat. Contraindications (CIs) are probably the hardest to understand and the most fascinating, in my opinion. I especially enjoy helping students understand the processes. There are some basic rules that can make CIs a lot more simple. It also takes...

Massage: Contra-indications to aromatherapy massage, cleint, contraindication
cleint, contraindication, constructive feedback: Greetings Joey. One of the more obvious CI for aromatherapy massage is if the cleint has an allergy to the oils. The biggest oil here is chamomile; some people with hayfever can have a sensitivity to it. The other big contraindication for aromatherapy is...

Massage: Contra-indications to body massage, full body massages, ruth werner
full body massages, ruth werner, massage work: thank you for your quiry, Michelle. To start with, here is a link that should help you with accessing many of the forms you will need in your massage work, including the Client history form and Client Intake form under Client Records : http://www.sohnen-moe.com/forms.php...

Massage: Contra-indications - heart &spinal stenosis, heart attack survivors, lumbar spinal stenosis
heart attack survivors, lumbar spinal stenosis, spine operation: Thanks for your inquiry, Fiona. In reverse order, the appropriateness of massage for heart attack survivors depends on the individual, the extent of the damage, and how long ago the damage occurred. The safety of circulatory massage will depend on how easily...

Massage: Contra-indications, plastic surgey, convalesence
plastic surgey, convalesence, muscular imbalances: Greetings Graham. There are a couple of reasons that massage is contraindicated (CI) after a recent operation, and some of them might not be so simple. The first reason is that any massage around the incision could expose both you and the client to infectious...

Massage: Contraindications, anti coagulant, meication
anti coagulant, meication, massage therapy: Thank you for your question, Stephanie. To start out with I would suggest the book Pharmacology for Massage. It shows alot of medications and list any that are contraindicated. Here s the link: http://www.lww.com/product/?0-7817-4798-8 Beyond that,...

Massage: Contraindications, heart bypass surgery, cedars sinai medical center
heart bypass surgery, cedars sinai medical center, sinai medical center: Thanks for your inquiry, Victoria. Challenging question! First and foremost I highly recommend that the person rely on the treatment protocol of his/her attending cardiac physician before proceeding with massage or any other physical agenda. I have...

Massage: Contraindications to Indian Head Massage, indian head massage, loss of sensation
indian head massage, loss of sensation, nervous system disorders: Greetings Catherine. I have had quite a few people write to me asking aobut Indian Head Massage, and one has yet to actually tell me what it exactly is. Is it Eastern Indian in origin? Is it Native American? What does it involve? How long are the sessions?...

Massage: Contraindications to Indian Head Massage, indian head massage, low blood pressure
indian head massage, low blood pressure, anemea: While I have no experience with Indian Head Massage, I can tell you why these conditions are contrainicated for other types of massage. And so they should be the same for IHM. Of course, there may be considerations to IHM that I am unfamiliar with that CI...

Massage: Contraindications for Infant Massage, adult massage, infant massage
adult massage, infant massage, acute injuries: Greetings Diana. There is not a lot of information out there on contraindications (CIs) for infant massage. I did find this list on one website (at http://www.infantmassage-imis.com.au/tips/index.html): Open or weeping wounds Infected skin irritations...

Massage: Contraindications in Massage, massage therapist sydney, kidney ailments
massage therapist sydney, kidney ailments, mild dizziness: Greetings Nikki. I do indeed use a standard intake form that has a list of conditions that I wrote myself. I can forward a copy to you later (when I get one from my work). As for the conditions that you listed, I ll list them and their contraindications...

Massage: Contraindications to Massage, deep vein thrombosis, range of motion exercises
deep vein thrombosis, range of motion exercises, holistic massage therapy: Greetings Liz. Thanks you for your question. There are a few things to keep in mind when dealing with contra-indications (CIs): the effects that massage has on a body, and the pathology of disease. Massage, even gentle Swedish massage, can be very taxing on...

Massage: Contraindications to massage, motor neuron disease, motor neurone disease
motor neuron disease, motor neurone disease, kidney infections: Hi Debs, please keep in mind that I am in western Canada and that the way we do things here might be different from how you do things where you are. I have no clue what exams you are talking about, but here we go: Kidney Infections: for all kidney infections...

Massage: Contraindications to massage movements, deep vein thrombosis, inflammatory muscle disease
deep vein thrombosis, inflammatory muscle disease, massage and bodywork: Thanks for your inquiry, Emma. Even though yours reads like a homework question, it also appears to be easy enough to answer with the following passage: Contraindications to massage Massage is contraindicated when it could cause worsening of a particular...

Massage: Contraindications of massage, contraindications of massage, empitigo
contraindications of massage, empitigo, peripheral neuropathy: Greetings Laura. To make this easier, let me list them in the order you described them. Diabetes - There is little risk for diabetes itself; infact, massage actually helps temporarily lower blood sugar naturally. The risk here is if the person has peripheral...

Massage: Contraindications for swedish massage, peripheral neuropathy, swedish massage
peripheral neuropathy, swedish massage, muscle condition: Greetings Denise. Those terms are difficult to define. Many of the conditions that are contraindicated (CI) for massage could fall under either or both of those catagories. Something like multiple sclerosis (MS) could be either, since it is a problem with...

Massage: Contraindications, skin sensation, loss of sensation
skin sensation, loss of sensation, natural mechanism: Greetings Marie. While it might be beneficial to give massage to persons with some paralysis or neuropathy (loss of sensation), there are several reasons why it is contraindicated. A massage could help stimulate blood flow and circulation, and might give...

Massage: Contraindicators to massage, capilaries, contagious diseases
capilaries, contagious diseases, accurate feedback: Greetings Ash. Contraindications (CIs) are a bit confusing, as they take a firm knowledge of the effects of massage, the body, and pathology (the last one probably being the hardest). I ll list the reasons for the conditions in the order you list them. ...

Massage: Controlled Hypertension, british columbia canada, unexpected side effects
british columbia canada, unexpected side effects, high blood pressure: Hypertension - or high blood pressure - is a contraindication if it is uncontrolled, but if the blood pressure is controlled, it s fine to do. Monitor the patient for unexpected side effects and stop at signs like dizziness, increased blood pressure around...

Massage: Cortizone epideral, cortisone, lmt
cortisone, lmt, residuals: Thanks for the question, Heather, however I m going to recommend that you pose this question directly to the client s physician who recommended &/or gave the client the cortisone epidural. The physician should be more familiar with the client s diagnosis,...

Massage: Cracking the neck, TMJ locking, bad posture, self massage
bad posture, self massage, massage techniques: Oh MAN, I love questions like this! 8 o Your neck is in baaa-aaad shape. It s fixable, but a little bit of self-massage won t be enough; pay someone who can check you out personally to do a proper assessment and consultation. Here s why: ...

Massage: calf muscle massage - YEEOW!!, upper traps, experience nausea
upper traps, experience nausea, muscle massage: Aaah, calves. The bane of many existences. The solution: Stop messing them up so much! How? I would bet a nickel (!) that your Centre of Gravity (CoG) is too far forward when you re standing. Practice standing on your heels, instead of your toes!...

Massage: Is cancer a contraindication for massage?, breast cancer survivor, body trauma
breast cancer survivor, body trauma, textbook answer: Great question! Malignant cells can be spread by standard massage techniques. Eeek. But for that matter, they re also spread by exercise, movement, etc. The textbook answer is, If there is active cancer, don t massage . Your friend is out of...

Massage: cancer and massage, cancer of the colon, contraindications of massage
cancer of the colon, contraindications of massage, pathology report: Greetings Tina. I am so sorry to hear about your father. And while I am not a doctor, and so cannot legally diagnose anything, I do not think that you made his condition any worse. These things take time to progress, and any massage you gave him would not...

Massage: Your career, desert institute of the healing arts, middle eastern cultures
desert institute of the healing arts, middle eastern cultures, purpose of massage: Greetings Kylie, and what great questions. I think that the purpose of massage is to help people to a better understanding of their bodies, their health, and their lives. It may sound a bit grandiose, but I feel that the more in tune with our bodies, and the...

Massage: Your career, massage therapy courses, national holistic institute
massage therapy courses, national holistic institute, purpose of massage: Thank you for your questions, Kylie. First of all, although I have a college degree, I did not learn massage therapy during my college years. I attended specialized massage schools, i.e. National Holistic Institute, CA (1986) and Alexandria School of...

Massage: chemo, gayle macdonald, chemotherapy patients
gayle macdonald, chemotherapy patients, bodywork sessions: Thanks for your inquiry, Stacy. First of all let me commend you for not shying away from this client because of her conditions and she was going through chemotherapy. I also trust that your mention of her chemotherapy implies she is going through cancer...

Massage: choice of schools, american massage therapy, massage therapy association
american massage therapy, massage therapy association, american massage therapy association: Thanks for your inquiry, Jennifer. Both questions you ask here end up IMO having answers in what I would call a gray area , aka top rated by whom? and every interviewer has their own set of standards. The certifying agencies in the massage industry...

Massage: chronic butt pain, right lateral position, rothing massage
right lateral position, rothing massage, gluteal muscles: Good morning Peg. I need some more information to help you. Remember, I can t see you-so don t worry about telling me how old you are!! I need to know: how old you are how many years you have been running is running the only exercise you do (running...

Massage: chronic muscle tension, chronic muscle tension, massage techniques
chronic muscle tension, massage techniques, chronic stage: Some good techniques would be effleurage, friction, goading, and petrissage. The thing with chronic muscle tension is that since it is in the chronic stage it will never completely go away. Chronic is a forever or almost forever type of deal. It s a nagging...

Massage: chronic pain in back, trigger point injections, chronic back pain
trigger point injections, chronic back pain, tina allen: Hi Lisa, Chronic back pain is a terrible thing to live with. It sounds like you are trying all of the different methods typically known to provide relief. Unfortunately, I am not very familiar with using botox treatments to treat chronic back pain. However,...

Massage: client questionaire, client questionaire, client health
client questionaire, client health, giving a massage: Thanks for your inquiry, Leanne. I will give you three links to draw information from, if you choose: first is a Client Health Information sheet: http://www.sohnen-moe.com/formfiles/clnhelth.pdf Second is a Client Intake form: http://www.sohnen-moe.com/formfiles/cl_intak.pdf...

Massage: contra-indicated to massage, swedish massage course, tonic clonic seizures
swedish massage course, tonic clonic seizures, grand mal seizure: Jodie, This may or may not be what you are looking for, but since illustrated explanations are pretty hard to find, I settled for the following for the abdominal muscle: http://www.revolutionhealth.com/forums/fitness/68146?msc=S82792&s_kwcid=TC-3979-123802054512-S-9513351012...

Massage: contra-indications, circulatory massage, ruth werner
circulatory massage, ruth werner, kidney failure: Thanks for your inquiry, Candida. I normally do not answer homework questions, unless I can answer in short-order which I can do in your case. 1) severe circulatory disorders - no simple answer, black-white. Depends on the specific type of circulatory...

Massage: contra-indications to massage, antibiotic drugs, homework questions
antibiotic drugs, homework questions, college assignment: Thanks for the inquiry, Rose. FYI, as experts we are not obliged to answer homework questions, but yours is simple so here goes: Whenever a person is ingesting antibiotic drugs, that is a clear indication that the body s immune system is already compromised...

Massage: contra indications, drain excess fluid, broken capillaries
drain excess fluid, broken capillaries, karposi: Greetings Liz. The key to understanding contraindications (CI) is to know what massage does to the body, and the effects of a disorder. The things that you want to avoid are: possible infection, of the client or yourself, creating more pain or trauma, or negatively...

Massage: contraindications, laundry soap, coconut oil
laundry soap, coconut oil, massage oil: Greetings Jacqui. Hypersensitive skin is skin that is extremely sensitive, and can react negatively to a lot of things that don t bother most people. A few people might be more sensitive to touch, but mostly it is a sensitivity to chemicals. It could cause...

Massage: contraindications, deep vein thrombosis, auto immune disorders
deep vein thrombosis, auto immune disorders, massage clients: Greetings Alexander. The key to understanding contraindications (CIs) comes from knowing the systems of the body and the effects that massage has on them. I will break each condition down and hope to help you to understand why they are, or are not, CI. ...

Massage: contraindications, pregnancy third trimester, pregnancy massage
pregnancy third trimester, pregnancy massage, ruth werner: Thank you for your question(s)on contraindications, Krystle. If you are serious about having massage as a career, I highly recommend you buy A Massage Therapist s Guide to Pathology by Ruth Werner. My answers will be quoted directly from this book as...

Massage: contraindications, ruth werner, massage therapist
ruth werner, massage therapist, effleurage: Thanks for your inquiry, Ashley. I will take my answer directly from A Massage Therapist s Guide to Pathology by Ruth Werner. It reads for Multiple Sclerosis as follows: This disease usually has acute and subacute periods; it indicates massage in...

Massage: contraindications, diffrent categories, homework assignment
diffrent categories, homework assignment, consequenses: Thanks for your question, Kelly, but it sounds like a homework assignment which I try to avoid. However, in the simplest of terms, the consequences depend entirely on the condition(s) and whenever you come across a contraindication, that should be a RED FLAG...

Massage: contraindications and benefits of massage, benefits of massage, classroom questions
benefits of massage, classroom questions, system benefit: Julie, I am not sure what Certificate 4 adds up to in Australia, as your classification wording is different, and I don t generally answer classroom questions but I ll give you a few pointers. For a good general system benefit--massage therapy can help...

Massage: contraindications and benefits of massage, medical massage, benefits of massage
medical massage, benefits of massage, massage therapists: Hi again, Julie, Because most massage therapists do not work directly with the organs and glands of either the endocrine system or the urinary system, most of the benefits would be indirect via the circulatory system IMHO. Also I believe that you would be...

Massage: contraindications and benefits of massage, stress hormones, contraindications of massage
stress hormones, contraindications of massage, tight muscles: Greetings Julie. There are not that many benefits or contraindications for the urinary system. That is probably why you can t find anything online (and why we are here, too). Massage really does not benefit the urinary system. The only effect it really has...

Massage: contraindications for cerebral palsy, muscles massage, massage therepist
muscles massage, massage therepist, nonverbal signs: Thanks for your inquiry, Amanda. Normally I am not required to answer homework questions, but since yours is pretty easy, I will give it a shot. You are correct that there is not alot of information available on the subject regarding contraindications...

Massage: contraindications and heart failure, left heart failure, left sided heart failure
left heart failure, left sided heart failure, sided heart failure: Thanks for your inquiry, Keetah. What I am about to give you as an answer is being quoted from A Massage Therapist s Guide to Pathology , by Ruth Werner, pgs 286, 288-90, a book every massage therapist should have in their reference library. Heart...

Massage: contraindications to massage for acute soft tissue inflammation, tissue inflammation, acute inflammation
tissue inflammation, acute inflammation, circulatory massage: Thanks for your inquiry, Craig. First, inflammation is a tissue response to the threat of bodily injury or invasion by antigens: bits of non-self. The inflammatory response is controlled by chemical, cellular, and vascular functions that have the remarkable...

Massage: contraindications of massage - impetigo, streptococcus bacteria, contagious bacterial infection
streptococcus bacteria, contagious bacterial infection, staphylococcus aureus: Greetings Mouna. Impetigo is definately contraindicated for massage, especially locally. It is a highly contagious bacterial infection, and massaging near or over it would cause it to spread, both around their body, and potentially to yours. (And besides being...

Massage: contraindications for massage treatment for adhesive capsulitis, shoulder adhesive capsulitis, contraindications for massage
shoulder adhesive capsulitis, contraindications for massage, busitis: Thank you for your question, Julie. IMHO and considering I am NOT a medical doctor, I can only offer you a passage from a book that I rely on completely for contraindications of conditions, A Massage Therapist s Guide to Pathology , pg 134, by Ruth Werner:...

Massage: contraindications in massage, massage therapy courses, definite confirmation
massage therapy courses, definite confirmation, massage course: Sue, I don t do homework for students--and I don t know why you re having to look on the web-shouldn t the answers be in your massage therapy courses? Do you know the meanings of the words? That might help. Like thrombosis-look up the word--and that should...

Massage: contraindications of swedish massage, swedish massage course, low blood pressure
swedish massage course, low blood pressure, computer gremlins: Greetings Lucy, and I appoligize for the time it took to respond (we have lost our computer to the computer gremlins.) I will go over each condition as you listed them. Please forgive me if I state things that you already know. Bruising, easily recognized...

Massage: contraindications, deep tissue massage, heart valve replacement
deep tissue massage, heart valve replacement, reply thanks: Greetings Michelle. People who have hemophelia, or are on the blood thinner warfarin, cannot get deep tissue massage. I think that a light massage, for no longer than an hour (maybe a half-hour) would be best. These thin the blood and cause it to take a long...

Massage: DEEP TISSUE EFFECTS, deep tissue massage, lymphatic glands
deep tissue massage, lymphatic glands, viruses and bacterium: Greetings Kori, and I am sorry for the delay in answering. One of the things that happen in a massage is that the fluid that surrounds the muscles, called lymphatic fluid, is physically squeezed into the lymphatic ducts. Lymphatic fluid is an important part...

Massage: Deep Tissue and Cellulite, deep tissue massage, reiki techniques
deep tissue massage, reiki techniques, combination approach: Thanks for your questions, Laura. Both of your questions can be answered NO! Regardless of what anyone else might say, the only combination approach that will break up, reduce, eliminate (or any other word you would care to use) cellulite is DIET, EXERCISE,...

Massage: Deep Tissue Massage and Cancer, deep tissue massage, ruth werner
deep tissue massage, ruth werner, minute massage: Thanks for your inquiry, Debb. FYI, whenever I get a question regarding contraindications, I almost immediately turn to my first reference source, A Massage Therapist s Guide to Pathology by Ruth Werner. For yours I refer to pg. 502, For many years...

Massage: Deep tissue, deep tissue massage, massage strokes
deep tissue massage, massage strokes, mt friends: Thanks for your inquiry, Stacy. IMHO, your teacher is misguiding you with the instruction, to do the [swedish massage] strokes slower for deep tissue massage. Your teacher should not be having you provide Deep Tissue massage or even simulate it without...

Massage: Discouraged, tecnique, heart and mind
tecnique, heart and mind, hogwash: Emily - Hogwash! Who told you that? Try another school then! There are some techniques that might be more challenging for you, but there may be others you would totally excel at. You may want to adjust your table differently or even work with the client...

Massage: Diseases/Massage., pediatric massage therapy, lou gehrings disease
pediatric massage therapy, lou gehrings disease, hiv aids: Hi Beth, This is a very interesting project! You might think of writing about using massage therapy with people who have HIV/AIDS, ALS (Lou Gehrings Disease) and Cerebral Palsy. Or if you are thinking of writing about using pediatric massage therapy,...

Massage: DVT, deep vein thrombosis, massage therepy
deep vein thrombosis, massage therepy, massage school: Greetings Renee. A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is one of those few conditions that is totally contraindicated (CI) for massage. Even if you avoid the limb that the clot is in, you are still mobilizing both the lymphatic and the circulatory systems, which could...

Massage: diabetes, deep tissue massage, excess sugar
deep tissue massage, excess sugar, major trouble: Greetings Cindy. Massage is indeed fine for clients with diabetes, as long as you keep a few things in mind. The first thing to be aware of and to talk to the client about is that massage can lower blood sugar. This is beacuse as the body relaxes it can begin...

Massage: diabetes, diabetic cases, swedish massage
diabetic cases, swedish massage, massage therapy: Thanks for your question, Cindy. Yes, there should be no reason why, under the conditions you describe above, you cannot provide at least a Swedish massage to this client. You need to make sure that the client does not bruise easily which in most diabetic...

Massage: what is the difference between exercise and training?, correct weights, time thing
correct weights, time thing, time training: Exercise is a one time thing that you don t put much effort into and training is showing your body the correct movements and using the correct weights to improve itself in a period of time. Training uses goals and exercise is just there. Let me know...

Massage: Effect of treatment on environment, square centimeter, trauma injury
square centimeter, trauma injury, anaesthetic: Good morning Enzo. Thank you for your question. This is a fairly heavy question. It is also a very good question. I cannot give you a direct answer. But, I can give you a demonstration to the question. It reads as follows: Suppose your dentist gives...

Massage: Effective massage, deep tissue massage, getting rid of cellulite
deep tissue massage, getting rid of cellulite, human females: Good morning Ellen. Thank you for your question. Deep tissue massage is a specialized field and should not be used without very good cause and highly experienced practitioners. Getting rid of cellulite is not one of those reasons. Human females naturally...

Massage: Electrical Massage Treatments, justin howse, massage practitioner
justin howse, massage practitioner, electrical treatments: Good morning Kat. Thank you for your question. I have been thinking about this topic for a few hours now and I am afraid that I have not thought up too much which can help you. Electricity and massage to my mind do not blend. Ultra-sound is the other...

Massage: Electronic Massager, electronic massager, cake mixer
electronic massager, cake mixer, spa pools: Hi there. Please accept my apologies for taking so long to answer your question. I have been away for a day or so. The very best treatment your wife could receive is the one you are currently treating her with. Your hands and heart. Devices rarely ever...

Massage: Employment in the South Pacific, becoming a massage therapist, kansas city mo
becoming a massage therapist, kansas city mo, massage therapy: Thanks for your inquiry, Tom. You re right...it is outside my expertise....However, since you are in the beginning stages of becoming a massage therapist, you might want to seriously consider getting involved with a Yahoo massage discussion group which...

Massage: Endocrine System, non hodgekins lymphoma, contagious illnesses
non hodgekins lymphoma, contagious illnesses, stomach flu: Greetings Melissa. Beyond contagious illnesses, such as a stomach flu, there are not many contraindications (CI) for the digestive and urinary systems. When someone has kidney stones, they will probably be in too much pain to come in and get a massage. ...

Massage: Epilepsy Massage Modalities, massage modalities, neuromuscular therapy
massage modalities, neuromuscular therapy, nmt: Hi Abigail, NMT can be helpful to relieve pain and tightness in the muscles, and epilepsy can cause that. Seizures make muscles spasm and tense up and that tension can remain after the seizure has passed, so NMT can be a relief for the aftereffects. ...

Massage: Epstein Barr Virus, epstein barr virus, chronic fatigue syndrome
epstein barr virus, chronic fatigue syndrome, tissue effects: Mmm. Good one. Virologically speaking, subacute doesn t apply; you have it or you don t. So it suggests to me that you have a symptom that your doctor is describing as subacute - are you talking about chronic fatigue syndrome, hepatitis, or another...

Massage: How easy is it to get employment as a massage therapist in a foreign country?, brisbane and the gold coast, massage course
brisbane and the gold coast, massage course, kansas city mo: Thank you for your inquiry, Tom. Although I have no personal business experience working in a foreign country which puts your question beyond my expertise, I can refer you to the following Yahoogroup email address/site which I participate in that has international...

Massage: eating disorders, degree in psychology, eating disorder
degree in psychology, eating disorder, eating disorders: Yes you need to put important infortmation like that in a client s file. Anything that you are unsure of that you think should be in their file, put it in. It can be very important if you ever run into trouble. You are allowed to give them the numbers for...

Massage: eczema contraindications, massage therapy, eczema
massage therapy, eczema, moisturizer: Hi Paula :) Besides avoiding cracked or oozing skin, you will want to avoid inflammed areas as well. When the eczema is not flaring up, massage (especially with a good moisturizer) will do the skin some good. A referral to a dermatologist is appropriate...

Massage: The effect of a massage on blood pressure/ heart rate, full body massage, relaxation purposes
full body massage, relaxation purposes, homework question: Thank you for your question(s), Paul. For your future awareness, this could very easily be considered a homework question which we, as experts here, are not obliged to answer. However, since this is pretty basic for me, I will give it a go. In respect to...

Massage: The effects of Ringworm, peripheral vascular system, google search
peripheral vascular system, google search, homework questions: Krystal - I don t really do homework questions, but a simple Google search for ringworm will pull up a ton of sites with that info on it. As far as massage goes what you need to focus on is identifying it - because you don t want to touch it, its contagious...

Massage: emotional areas of the back, body maps, emotional areas
body maps, emotional areas, back massage: Thank you for your interesting quiry, Rachelle. I believe you will get your answer(s) from the following website, but it will take some further study: http://www.kheper.net/topics/chakras/major_and_minor.html If this does not help, I would suggest...

Massage: energy work /phlebitis/blood clots, occassional DVT's, reiki energy, energetic systems
reiki energy, energetic systems, eastern approaches: Thanks for you inquiry, Cate. Two forms of energy work I would recommend are, in order of priority, 1) Reiki (energy balancing) is a form of enegy work where practitioner applies it either hands off or lightly on the skin s surface & 2) Polarity (similar...

Massage: epilepsy, disfunction of the nervous system, grand mal seizures, tonic seizures
grand mal seizures, tonic seizures, absence seizures: Greetings Nicola. Epilepsy is a condition that can be hard to judge with massage, and some care needs to be taken. For someone who has it controlled with medication, they can recieve massage just like anyone else (as long as there are no considerations with...

Massage: GDM Massage, glucose tolerance test, massage during pregnancy
glucose tolerance test, massage during pregnancy, 6th month of pregnancy: Thanks for your very interesting question, Rachael. First of all, let s define gestational diabetes. Pregnancy-related diabetes develops in about 3% of all pregnancies. It is diagnosed through a glucose tolerance test, in which the woman drinks a sweet...

Massage: equal librium, anxiety attack, emotional stress
anxiety attack, emotional stress, librium: I would like to know more about how I can help you but you have to provide me more infomration: 1. Your gender and age 2. What do you think triggers your attack? (it is mostly due to emotional stress) 3. What do you normally do or medicate yourself with...

Massage: equal librium, librium, ear drum
librium, ear drum, lmt: thanks for your inquiry, Brenda. My first suggestion would be for her to make sure she is consuming plenty of fluids each day as dehydration can sometimes contribute to an equalibrium imbalance or that boat-swaying effect. As far as what massage might...

Massage: How much should I expect for spa therapist in USA/Italy, 5 star hotel in bangkok, hotel in bangkok thailand
5 star hotel in bangkok, hotel in bangkok thailand, employment in italy: Thank you for your questions, jittripon. Unfortunately your question regarding massage employment in Italy is beyond my knowledge and expertise. In regards to USA, you should make that determination based on your own personal needs to live on monthly....

Massage: what shall I expect?, minute massages, professional massage
minute massages, professional massage, massage oil: Greetings Kay. I am sure that you will enjoy your first massage! And it sounds like you have your boyfriend well trained, too. ;-) Massage has a lot to offer, even to people who are in good health. It relaxes you, puts you in better touch with your body, and...

Massage: eyes, full body massage, eye pillows
full body massage, eye pillows, dear abby: Hi Michael, Many massages and spa treatments are complimented by using eye pillows , sometimes filled with lavendar and the like, to enhance the relaxation of a massage. It is optional. I ve not seen towels used before, but it could be done, I suppose....

Massage: Further education, swedish massage course, anatomy physiology
swedish massage course, anatomy physiology, massage courses: Thanks for your question, Tom. From my and others experienced feedback going thru the different levels of massage courses, I would highly recommend that you complete your Anatomy & Physiology, and Basic Swedish massage course first before taking on other...

Massage: Body temperature - oral vs. rectal thermometers, germans, germany
Massage: Body temperature - oral vs. rectal thermometers, germans, germany

Massage: Is it bad to crack my neck?, asker
Massage: Is it bad to crack my neck?, asker

Massage: Client Consultation Forms - Why? -, stretches, consultation
Massage: Client Consultation Forms - Why? -, stretches, consultation

Massage: Contra action, blood supply, dizziness
Massage: Contra action, blood supply, dizziness, causes of headaches

Massage: Contra-indications - heart &spinal stenosis, spinal stenosis
Massage: Contra-indications - heart &spinal stenosis, spinal stenosis

Massage: Contraindications to Indian Head Massage, electrical patterns, minute lunch
Massage: Contraindications to Indian Head Massage, electrical patterns, minute lunch, indian sub continent

Massage: Contraindications for Infant Massage, serious concerns, pediatrician
Massage: Contraindications for Infant Massage, serious concerns, pediatrician, reflux

Massage: Contraindications to massage, post polio syndrome, massage therapy association
Massage: Contraindications to massage, post polio syndrome, massage therapy association, brian richmond

Massage: Contraindications of massage, poor circulation, risk of life
Massage: Contraindications of massage, poor circulation, risk of life, excess blood

Massage: Back spasm, manual lymph drainage, swelling of the ankles
Massage: Back spasm, manual lymph drainage, swelling of the ankles, cancer patient

Massage: chronic pain in back, chronic back pain, postures
Massage: chronic pain in back, chronic back pain, postures, knots

Massage: contraindications, acupuncture points, varicose veins
Massage: contraindications, acupuncture points, varicose veins, effleurage

Massage: contraindications for cerebral palsy, old man, massage
Massage: contraindications for cerebral palsy, old man, massage, massage therapists

Massage: contraindications for massage treatment for adhesive capsulitis, clinical massage therapy, adhesive capulitis
Massage: contraindications for massage treatment for adhesive capsulitis, clinical massage therapy, adhesive capulitis, acute stage

Massage: contraindications in massage, blank piece of paper, piece of paper
Massage: contraindications in massage, blank piece of paper, piece of paper, abby

Massage: DEEP TISSUE EFFECTS, massage therapists, massage therapist
Massage: DEEP TISSUE EFFECTS, massage therapists, massage therapist, bad experience

Massage: DVT, pulmonary embolus, dvts
Massage: DVT, pulmonary embolus, dvts, embolism

Massage: what is the difference between exercise and training?, functional movements, high intensity
Massage: what is the difference between exercise and training?, functional movements, high intensity

Massage: emotional areas of the back, chest muscles, personal belief
Massage: emotional areas of the back, chest muscles, personal belief, chakras

Massage: energy work /phlebitis/blood clots, occassional DVT's, laughter therapy, tuning forks
Massage: energy work /phlebitis/blood clots, occassional DVT's, laughter therapy, tuning forks, genie

Massage: epilepsy, disfunction of the nervous system, grand mal seizures, relaxation massage
Massage: epilepsy, disfunction of the nervous system, grand mal seizures, relaxation massage, types of seizures

Massage: epileptic massage, mouth to mouth resuscitation, persistent myth
Massage: epileptic massage, mouth to mouth resuscitation, persistent myth, breathing passage

Massage: How much should I expect for spa therapist in USA/Italy, cruise line, bad company
Massage: How much should I expect for spa therapist in USA/Italy, cruise line, bad company, steiner

Massage: can I give a massage to someone with shingles, chickenpox, shingles
Massage: can I give a massage to someone with shingles, chickenpox, shingles, direct contact

Massage: Hepatitis c and massage, hepatitis c, hepatitis
Massage: Hepatitis c and massage, hepatitis c, hepatitis, massage

Massage: Hiatal hernia, message therapist, differance
Massage: Hiatal hernia, message therapist, differance, delt

Massage: Hot Stone Massage Contraindications, barbie, hot stone massage
Massage: Hot Stone Massage Contraindications, barbie, hot stone massage, massage during pregnancy

Massage: Incidental Erections, therapeutic touch, questioner
Massage: Incidental Erections, therapeutic touch, questioner, erection

Massage: information on contraindication for massage to MS patients, flare ups, rigid muscles
Massage: information on contraindication for massage to MS patients, flare ups, rigid muscles, table massage

Massage: large knots in lower back, muscle massage, therapist work
Massage: large knots in lower back, muscle massage, therapist work, massage therapist

Massage: lymphoma and massage therapy, contraindications, bernie siegel md, massage therapy
Massage: lymphoma and massage therapy, contraindications, bernie siegel md, massage therapy, length of time

Massage: Massage contraindications
Massage: Massage contraindications

Massage: Massage contraindications, toxins in the body, liver
Massage: Massage contraindications, toxins in the body, liver, massage

Massage: Massage & Nausea, muscles, latey
Massage: Massage & Nausea, muscles, latey, masage

Massage: Massage therapy effects on the urinary system, kidneys filter, person drinks
Massage: Massage therapy effects on the urinary system, kidneys filter, person drinks, homeostatic balance

Massage: Massage and toxins, chronic back and neck pain, back and neck pain
Massage: Massage and toxins, chronic back and neck pain, back and neck pain, professional massage

Massage: massage, ruth werner, massage therapist
Massage: massage, ruth werner, massage therapist, werners

Massage: massage contra-indications re strokes, clotting time, beta blocker
Massage: massage contra-indications re strokes, clotting time, beta blocker, warfarin

Massage: massage contraindications, strain counterstrain, old lady
Massage: massage contraindications, strain counterstrain, old lady, osteoporosis

Massage: Does massage help a pneumothorax?, sound sensation, pain sensation
Massage: Does massage help a pneumothorax?, sound sensation, pain sensation, spontaneous pneumothorax

Massage: massage after major surgery, blood clot, lungs
Massage: massage after major surgery, blood clot, lungs, risk

Massage: massage nudity, breast massage, midwife
Massage: massage nudity, breast massage, midwife, pregnant woman

Massage: massage for sciatica, strain counterstrain, massage therapist
Massage: massage for sciatica, strain counterstrain, massage therapist, sciatica

Massage: massage therapy and CP patients, full body massage, other neurological disorders
Massage: massage therapy and CP patients, full body massage, other neurological disorders, tight muscles

Massage: modesty, inner thigh, scrotum
Massage: modesty, inner thigh, scrotum, garment

Massage: muscle knot, exact technique, massage therapist
Massage: muscle knot, exact technique, massage therapist, full time

Massage: back, neck, right arm strain? numb right hand?, muscle relaxer, family doctor
Massage: back, neck, right arm strain? numb right hand?, muscle relaxer, family doctor, chiropractor

Massage: Piriformis Syndrome, lower back and leg pain, back and leg pain
Massage: Piriformis Syndrome, lower back and leg pain, back and leg pain, disc herniation

Massage: PMR??, hr sessions, pelvic rotation
Massage: PMR??, hr sessions, pelvic rotation, genetic family

Massage: pain in neck and knots in shoulders, pectoral muscles, shoulder roll
Massage: pain in neck and knots in shoulders, pectoral muscles, shoulder roll, massage therapist

Massage: Back pain and numbness in right foot, nerve damage, three fingers
Massage: Back pain and numbness in right foot, nerve damage, three fingers, hip leg

Massage: one more questions about babies with special needs, infant massage instructor, instructor trainings
Massage: one more questions about babies with special needs, infant massage instructor, instructor trainings, touch foundation

Massage: Schizophrenia, treatment of schizophrenia, conducting research
Massage: Schizophrenia, treatment of schizophrenia, conducting research, interim report

Massage: Scholiosis, spinal flexibility, s curve
Massage: Scholiosis, spinal flexibility, s curve, hot yoga

Massage: Shifting of ribs: Is this possible?, spasming, osteopath
Massage: Shifting of ribs: Is this possible?, spasming, osteopath, mid section

Massage: Sick after massage, tissue work, misinformation
Massage: Sick after massage, tissue work, misinformation, full body massage

Massage: Side effects of massage?, complementary therapy, nausea
Massage: Side effects of massage?, complementary therapy, nausea, immune system

Massage: spa resorts working abroad, sailing
Massage: spa resorts working abroad, sailing

Massage: study for board exam
Massage: study for board exam

Massage: swedish massage, lmt, liabilities
Massage: swedish massage, lmt, liabilities, back issues

Massage: Teens - knots in the back, chiropractor, workouts
Massage: Teens - knots in the back, chiropractor, workouts, massage therapist

Massage: Tendinitis of elbow, repetative stress injuries, massage therapist
Massage: Tendinitis of elbow, repetative stress injuries, massage therapist, pain medication

Massage: Tightness/knot in shoulders, excercise, wendy
Massage: Tightness/knot in shoulders, excercise, wendy, muscles

Massage: Toxins in muscles?, professional massage therapist, clear water
Massage: Toxins in muscles?, professional massage therapist, clear water, two kinds

Massage: taking prozac as a contraindication to massage, brain chemistry, stress relief
Massage: taking prozac as a contraindication to massage, brain chemistry, stress relief, contraindication

Massage: UTIs, uti, massage
Massage: UTIs, uti, massage, urinary tract

Massage: Working with contraindications, medical pathology, slow stroke
Massage: Working with contraindications, medical pathology, slow stroke, health care study

Massage: forefoot pain, sports doctor, palpate
sports doctor, palpate, metatarsal: Good morning Melany. Thank you for your question. Sorry to have taken so long to answer your question. I did not realise that I had two pages of mail in the last 24 hours. Your question was on the second page. Beware: you mention one side only. This...

Massage: future of massage therepy, terminal cancer patients, massage therepy
terminal cancer patients, massage therepy, massage career: Thanks for your inquiry, Mark. First of all, the Dictionary definition of palliative is relieving without curing. In the case of terminal cancer patients, for example, it could mean going into a hospice for the last few months, have the pain alleviated...

Massage: G5 massager, lake shore drive, congradualtions
lake shore drive, congradualtions, flabby skin: Greetings Fifi, and congradualtions on loosing the weight. Massage does not, unfortunately, do a great deal for cellulite - if it did, I d be writing you from the office of my huge house on Lake Shore Drive here in Chicago, because I could charge $300 an hour...

Massage: General questions, registered massage therapist, drug pusher
registered massage therapist, drug pusher, massage institute: Greetings Chelsea. I ve never had a questin quite like this! The only course that I would reccomend taking in high school would be your general health classes. This can give you a basic understanding of the body and how it works. I ll spare you the usual lectures...

Massage: Giving a casual massage, massage therapy schools, circular motions
massage therapy schools, circular motions, massage techniques: Tony, Well. That s really a broad question, but I ll try to give you a few pointers. One great thing would be to take a workshop--many massage therapy schools and some community boards advertise couples workshops for learning basic massage techniques....

Massage: Gloves?, remedial therapist, office massage
remedial therapist, office massage, contagious infection: Yes this is quite normal. Usually the only time a remedial therapist or therapist at all will wear gloves is if a contagious infection/ rash is suspected or if they have a cut on their own hand. So you can take it as a compliment, your but is fine! Lol....

Massage: Gloves?, office massage, massage therapist
office massage, massage therapist, glutes: Hi Donna, Yes this is very normal for a massage therapist not to wear gloves during a treatment. The glutes are your butt muscles so to speak. the only time a therapist will usually wear gloves is if they have an open cut or a healing cut on their hands....

Massage: Gloves?, skin moisturiser, massage practitioner
skin moisturiser, massage practitioner, massage practitioners: Good morning Donna. Thank you for your question. It is a valid point to ask about. Generally speaking, no, massage practitioners would not be wearing gloves for massage. The only time I would recommend gloves is when the practitioner had a wound, scar...

Massage: Gloves?, office massage, massage therapist
office massage, massage therapist, question michael: Thanks for your inquiry, Donna. Actually the only time I would wear gloves during a massage is when there might me a contagious or infectious skin condition which I would be massaging near. Otherwise, my bare, oiled hands are massaging gluteals every day...

Massage: can I give a massage to someone with shingles, proper precautions, contraindication
proper precautions, contraindication, shingles: Hi Julie - Shingles (Herpes Zoster) for one, is highly painful so you would not want to be putting any pressure on the sores and the client wouldn t want you to either! ;) Second, its very contagious and the last thing you want is to contract it yourself!...

Massage: how to make a good flyers?, target group, making fliers
target group, making fliers, sports massage: Greetings Elvis. The first part of making fliers is determining who your target group is. As you are a sports massage therapist, it d make sense to target athletes, like maybe at a health club. Keep it real simple and focus on content to attract those specific...

Massage: Hamstring Strain, tensor bandage, knee brace
tensor bandage, knee brace, couple days: Hi, Daimin. I would love to be able to answer your question, fully, but since it has only been two days and I do not know the severity of the injury, it s difficult for me to say. It might not be just that the strap was too tight, causing the tweak, but perhaps...

Massage: Harrington Implant: Contraindications for Massage Therapy?, curvature of the spine, harrington rod
curvature of the spine, harrington rod, contraindications for massage: Hi Lacy, Great question, and it s right up my alley. First, for those who are not familiar with the operation: --see a writeup on the procedure at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrington_Implant This procedure is used mostly for correcting severe scoliosis...

Massage: Headaches, vascular headaches, nervous system injury
vascular headaches, nervous system injury, thumb pressure: Thanks for your question Sam. You make it appear so simple: Do this and heal my headaches.....NOT SO EASY. Massage is NOT recommended for headaches due to bacterial or viral infection or central nervous system injury. Persons experiencing vascular headaches...

Massage: Headaches-massage, health care team, team environment
health care team, team environment, headaches: Good morning Sharon. I would need considerably more information about what is holding you up from working with such a client. Can you give me clearly information to work with please? Specifically, what is the hold-up? What are your qualifications?...

Massage: Headaches as side effect of a massage, good posture, postural correction
good posture, postural correction, massage therapist: The most common reason for after-massage headaches is, unfortunately, a side effect of those panicked muscles that you went in there to treat in the first place. If trigger points - local areas of knotted, irritated muscular-fascial tissue - registers...

Massage: Headaches, sinus headaches, brain massage
sinus headaches, brain massage, nerve impulses: Greetings Sam. It all depends on the type of headache, and where the pain is located. Massage can do little for sinus headaches (there are a few pressure points just under the inner point of the eyebrow that might release some pressure), or for migrains (they...

Massage: Hello, epsom salts, pregnancy massage
epsom salts, pregnancy massage, massage treatment: Hey Tina, Great question, and I can only answer partially. -Obviously, increasing systemic heat is contraindicated. Thus, a hot tub would be out. And now the conjecture part: -I don t see why Epsom Salts would be chemically harmful. Ocean water isn...

Massage: Hello,I have my clients..., paraffin dips, spa owner
paraffin dips, spa owner, paraffin dip: Leesa, Hi. I am not an expert on the subject of paraffin dips, unfortunately. My suggestion would be to contact either the product manufacturer, etc or consult with a spa owner...there is a major spa group (various spas around the world...(I guess like...

Massage: Hello..., nerve irritation, odd symptoms
nerve irritation, odd symptoms, family doc: Hi Ray, Feet do have a plethora of pressure points,both from a reflexology standpoint and trigger point standpoint-but I am not aware of any that should do such a thing. Reflexology is not my strong point, and the symptom you present is not one I recognize...

Massage: Help - Mind Control, massage appointment, bad intention
massage appointment, bad intention, parasympathetic nervous system: Thanks for your inquiry, Jon. A few things I would like to respond to. 1) IMHO, I see no reason why there was a need to undress completely for a massage of your low back when all you would have to do is lower your pants and underwear halfway down your...

Massage: Hepatitis C?, blood contamination, hepatitis c
blood contamination, hepatitis c, postive feedback: Greetings Lesley. Since hepatitis C is contagious only through blood contamination, that would not contraindicate (CI) massage. Since there is no risk of contagion, massage is safe to perform. This is good, since a person can have it and not have any symptoms....

Massage: Hepatitis c and massage, latex gloves, hepatitis c
latex gloves, hepatitis c, massage therapist: Hi Desiree, It is recommended that a massage therapist may wear gloves, but the client MUST keep their under garments on throughout treatment. As well the linens must be disinfected individually and the therapsit must not massage the abdomen. Especially...

Massage: Hi ChristopherI am studying..., correct body posture, proper body mechanics
correct body posture, proper body mechanics, trigger point therapy: Greetings Liz. Massage iteslf can help with some problems with body posture, and it is pretty simple. When people continually misuse their bodies, some muscles weaken from lack of use while others become overly contracted, doing a job that they are not meant...

Massage: Hi.I've had several massages,..., cellular debris, metabolic waste
cellular debris, metabolic waste, inflamation: Greetings Tracey. Having more pain after a massage than you had before is not uncommon. It can indeed be a realease of the toxins and build up. When muscles are extrememly tight, they no longer pump lymphatic fluid through themselves. Without this washing...

Massage: Hi! I am writing..., freshman english class, store emotions
freshman english class, store emotions, mental and emotional health: Greetings. I hope that you really want a long answer, as I have a lot to say about this. Massage definatly has strong effects on emotions, even for people who have not had any traumatic events. The muscles seem to collect and emotions store emotions, often...

Massage: Hiatal hernia, concise answer, massage therapist
concise answer, massage therapist, massage therapists: Theodre, Hi. Well, as a massage therapist, I can t just say that your doctor is wrong. However, if you feel that your doctor is dismissing a possibly helpful therapy out of hand, then perhaps seeing another doctor for a second opinion would make you...

Massage: High or Low Blood Pressure, low blood pressure, intake interview
low blood pressure, intake interview, person need: The biggest risk here is with a person with low BP, that is not under the control of medications, since massage naturally lowers BP. It could drop too low and cause light-headedness and fainting, or possibly a fall. A person under medication should be fine...

Massage: Hot Stone Massage Contraindications, hot stone massage, deep tissue massage
hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, ligaments and tendons: Greetings Diane. Most of the conditions that contraindicates (CIs) normal massage CIs hot stone massage, too. There are a lot of specific conditions that CI massage; rather than list them all (I can if you d like), you can see specific examples under the...

Massage: Hot Stone Massage, hot stone massage, negative attitude
hot stone massage, negative attitude, hot stones: Good morning Christine. Thank you for your question. My inaugural introduction to Hot Stone Massage was a workshop at a conference last year. I am in New Zealand and as a treatment procedure-Hot Stone Massage is very new here. I am afraid that your...

Massage: Hot stone and AIDS, hot stone massage, first hope
hot stone massage, first hope, previous question: Thanks for your inquiry, Emmilee. Generally a client with AIDS could really benefit from a stone massage, not to mention having the human touch on their body. HIV is not contraindicated by default, but depending on the client s overall health there...

Massage: Hot stone massage, hot stone massage, deep tissue massage
hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, ligaments and tendons: Thanks for your question, Jess. My first response would have been for a pregnant person receiving hot stone massage as follows: The only thing that contraindicates hot stone massage that is not contraindicated for normal massage is pregnancy. Usually...

Massage: hamstring injury, marathon runner, chocolate fish
marathon runner, chocolate fish, miracle cure: Good morning Dennis. Sorry I can t help with the miracle cure yet. That is on my twenty year development plan. Now, as for the hamstring: don t wrap it and then train on it. If you need to support it to train, you are training the muscle to move...

Massage: headache after facial massage, painful muscles, facial massage
painful muscles, facial massage, home remedy: My guess would be that there was a muscle just ready to cause you a headache - partially spasmed but not already obviously painful. Muscles tend to cause most headaches, even really serious ones, and especially ones with particular pain patterns (like the...

Massage: headache after massage, deep tissue massage, swedish relaxation massage
deep tissue massage, swedish relaxation massage, experience headaches: Thanks for your inquiry, Rachel. From my own experience having massages, I have never had any headaches after any session. I make sure I drink lots of water for the next 48 hrs to cleanse my system. Some clients experience headaches after deep tissue...

Massage: healing, healing hands, ulcer
healing hands, ulcer, good job: Yes you will meet someone next year hunie the person youa re seekign that connection with. When you feel that persons ulcer place your hand on your stomach where the ulcer would be and focus on healing it for him. You are empathic and have the healing hands....

Massage: help, tight tendons, calf muscles
tight tendons, calf muscles, diaphram: Marj, Sorry for the delay, I didn t realize I was still part of the panel. (Silly me!). Hopefully by now you have had someone (preferably a doc or naturopathic doc, etc)take a look at this for you. My area of knowledge is massage and neuromuscular therapy,...

Massage: it's not homework, rush to judgment, clarification purposes
rush to judgment, clarification purposes, homework assignment: Just for clarification purposes, Marie. Most of the time I receive a question, where the individual states they have a research assignment for a class they are taking, it usually means that it is a homework assignment to me. I apologize for my rush to...

Massage: hot stone and m.s., hot stone massage, hot stone therapy
hot stone massage, hot stone therapy, effleurage: Thanks for your question, Sheryl. Multiple Sclerosis usually has acute and subacute periods; it indicates massage in the subacute stages. However, care MUST be taken not to overstimulate the client, which can result in painful and uncontrolled muscle spasms....

Massage: Icing Ulnar, elbow area, pinky finger
elbow area, pinky finger, ulnar nerve: Hi, Lisa. First, I would think that you need to talk to your doctor. I realize that you said she is difficult to question-not sure if you mean it s difficult to get ahold of her, or that she doesn t answer your questions-either way, your doc should be the...

Massage: Icing Ulnar, pain discomfort, excersises
pain discomfort, excersises, inflamation: Thanks for your question, Lisa. My recommendation is to apply the ice to where ever you are feeling the pain/discomfort, simple as that. The objective is to relieve the pain and inflamation which is at the areas of your discomfort. Hope that helps you,...

Massage: Incidental Erections, deep tissue massage, relaxation benefits
deep tissue massage, relaxation benefits, happy new year: Hey there. You have nothing to be embarassed about. Look things happen. Everytime I run into that situation I just tell my client that I m going to leave the room for 5 minutes and if I come back and the erection hasn t gone away I ask the client how he feels....

Massage: Indian Head Massage, indian head massage, delicate bones
indian head massage, delicate bones, face massage: Greetings Jemma. I am afraid that I have no idea what Indian Head Massage is, exactly. I have had other people ask me question about it, without giving me more information about it. If it is anything like a regular scalp and face massage, then there are...

Massage: Indian Head Massage, indian head massage, body mechanics
indian head massage, body mechanics, body language: Greetings Eli. I am getting a lot of people who9 are doing the IHM courses. I really don t know anything specific about. My big question is if it is East Indian, or Native American Head Massage, and how it differs from things like Swedish. I am not sure...

Massage: Indian head massage - contraindications, indian head massage, muscular dystrophy disorders
indian head massage, muscular dystrophy disorders, massage contraindications: Greetings Valkyrie. First let me apologize for the time it took me to get back to you. I usually answer much more quickly, but that horrible flu has had me down for a week. So, on to your conditions. Things like spastic conditions and dysfunctions of the...

Massage: Indian head massage, indian head massage, spastic muscles
indian head massage, spastic muscles, sarah plese: Greetings Sarah. I am not very familiar with Indian Head Massage itself. (And is it East Indian or Native American Indian?) I can tell you why those conditions are CI for most types of massage; they will probably be the same reasons for Indian Head Massage,...

Massage: Infancy massage, infant massage instructor, pediatric massage
infant massage instructor, pediatric massage, massage program: Hello Barbara, Thank you for your email and interest in working with infants in the hospital based Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Typically, one first step to take is becoming an infant massage instructor. An infant massage instructor does not provide...

Massage: Infant Massage, apricot kernal oil, dish detergent
apricot kernal oil, dish detergent, infant massage: Greetings Jim. Some oils, safflower among them, can have an odd odor, especially after being heated in a dryer. Have you tried treating the stains with dish detergent? I found that that can help cut any stains and odors from the oils. I use a lot and cover...

Massage: Infant Massage, oil stains, massage supply
oil stains, massage supply, infant massage: Hi! Congratulations for discovering infant massage. You son will benefit greatly from your wonderful touch and his regular massages. Also, welcome to the world of massage therapy. You ve discovered probably the number one issue that we are constantly addressing--oil-stained...

Massage: Infection and Massage, deep tissue massage, full body massage
deep tissue massage, full body massage, mouth abcess: Greetings Sue. It is always better to be safe than sorry. In this case, it was fine for her to recieve a massage. Antibiotics, especially ones that are taken for one week, are very powerful, and are intended to wipe out all infection; if any bacteria are left,...

Massage: Injuries, natural anti inflamatory, cortisal
natural anti inflamatory, cortisal, plantar fasciaitis: Hello Meg, thank you for your question. It sounds like you have what s commonly called runners foot (plantar fasciaitis). It is a very strong tendon running from the ankle to the big bottom of the 1st metatarsal (big toe bone) on the bottom of the foot....

Massage: Interview!, health and physical education, anatomy and physiology
health and physical education, anatomy and physiology, homework questions: Hello Sirat, Normally I do not answer what appear to be homework questions, but yours seem to be simple enough to be answered simply. 1) Massage therapy is a very enjoyable hands-on profession which, in most instances, allows a practitioner the luxury...

Massage: indications and contraindications of deep tissue massage, deep vein thrombosis, deep tissue massage
deep vein thrombosis, deep tissue massage, ligaments and tendons: Greetings Lilia. There are several contraindications (CI) for deep tissue massage. Many of them are similar to CIs for any form of massage. Any contagious illness, from a cold to hepatitis, makes any massage CI; there is too great a risk of contagion. Diseases...

Massage: infant massage, childbirth org, infant massage
childbirth org, infant massage, massage therapist: Thanks for your inquiry, Amy. To begin with, I have included three webpages which should keep you busy for a while in your search for information on infant massage. http://www.childbirth.org/articles/baby/infantmassage.html http://www.childbirthsolutions.com/articles/postpartum/infantmassage/index.php...

Massage: information on contraindication for massage to MS patients, rigid muscles, joint stiffness
rigid muscles, joint stiffness, contraindications for massage: Hi hun, sorry it took me so long. Lots of working and stuff like that. Conraindications for MS would be no hot/ cold treatments. So no using hot packs or ice packs one normal temperature. Massages should be short in duration. This is the summary I have....

Massage: Job, physiology anatomy, anatomy and physiology
physiology anatomy, anatomy and physiology, bad lawyers: Greetings Clarence- Some background information... this is a major question and a very good question. Massage as an industry has many good and bad features-like a lot of industries. For instance, there are good and bad lawyers, judges, accountants, school...

Massage: The Job, physiology anatomy, fast food chains
physiology anatomy, fast food chains, massage type: Greetings Clarence-Training involves learning Anatomy and Physiology, (Anatomy is what it is) (Physiology is what it does). Learning the various techniques of the massage type which you shall be specialising in. The swedish system is virtually the oldest...

Massage: Kidney Dialyisis, accupressure points, pain tolerance
accupressure points, pain tolerance, foot massage: Thank you for your inquiry, Jean. You are correct that all these conditions are contraindicated for massage. First and foremost you should get his Doctor s permission for any application before proceeding. Have you considered Reflexology? Men and women...

Massage: Knot, muscle knots, muscles of the body
muscle knots, muscles of the body, myofascial trigger points: Thanks for your inquiry, Jennifer. The phenomenon of muscle knots is not uncommon. Essentially, muscle knots are sections within the various muscles of the body that have constricted and create pain that is consistent. The condition is common enough to...

Massage: Knots through both my legs, acupuncture treatments, massage practitioners
acupuncture treatments, massage practitioners, medical matter: Good afternoon Marco. Thank you for your question. Firstly, you are far too young to have crusciate ligament troubles. It is very rare for somebody to have such troubles without major trauma. Secondly, the major issue here is why did you have surgery on...

Massage: knee pain, muscle attachment, hello doctor
muscle attachment, hello doctor, sportsperson: Hello, Chandan, The patella is your kneecap so it sounds like the muscle attachment just below it might be too tight. It could also be something else entirely. I don t give out my email address and sending a picture would not be helpful in any case....

Massage: knee, soft tissue injuries, knee joint
soft tissue injuries, knee joint, hi thanks: Greetings again, Amir. I am not sure if the leak would stop by itself. Unless it is small, surgery might be the only way to stop the leak. You can usually see fluid in the MRI as a dark spot. There is no sign of it outside of the knee, although there can be...

Massage: knots on shin bone, shin bone, pressure increases
shin bone, pressure increases, upper leg: I think you re talking about a vein, not a nerve, unless when you pluck it like a musical instrument string it twangs like your funny bone in your elbow.... ? The veins in the shin will bulge when you squat, as abdominal pressure increases and the drainage...

Massage: knots, muscle fibers, connective tissue
muscle fibers, connective tissue, knots: Hi Katie :) Knots can be either very tight bundles of muscle fibers that are palpable with the fingers, or adhesions / restictions in fascia /connective tissue. Generally knots are muscular but sometime people call any lumpy thing under the skin a...

Massage: would you let me know what I should do, massage therapy school, relaxation massage
massage therapy school, relaxation massage, massage massage: Hi, David. I m not sure what type of medical practitioner you are, so this may or may not be helpful-but here goes. As far as disease and pathology-the book The Massage Therapist s Guide to Pathology (the title may differ slightly, but if you go to Amazon...

Massage: Lactic Acid build up in the muscles, aerobic metabolism, muscle contraction
aerobic metabolism, muscle contraction, muscular tension: Greetings Susan, and I am so sorry for the delay in answering. Lactic acid is indeed due, in part, to constant muscle contraction. Lactic acid is created when the muscle burns sugars (in whatever form) without the presence of oxygen, a process called anearobic...

Massage: large knots in lower back, poor posture, active woman
poor posture, active woman, massage therapist: Thanks for you inquiry, Elaine. First thing you should do is ask yourself, Do I remember any injury in the past that might cause this to flare up now? As a young, physically active woman, Am I physically stretching my body every day to maintain flexibility?...

Massage: latent tigger points, medical classics, illium
medical classics, illium, iliopsoas: Hi, Jii. In my experience, both practical and schooling, I have never had a client with the symptoms you describe not be able to have a knowledgable therapist relieve those trigger points in the QLs, lower lumbars, gluteals, iliopsoas and so on. Many of...

Massage: latent tigger points, aaron mattes, medical classics
aaron mattes, medical classics, antagonist muscle: Thank you for your question(s), Jii. As to which muscles to stretch first, IMHO I would suggest you start with the antagonist muscle(s) as it/they are usually the most resistant (antagonist) and once they are more stretched and relaxed, it will allow more...

Massage: linimints and lubricants, oil lubricant, medicinal fluid
oil lubricant, medicinal fluid, homework questions: Thanks for the inquiry, Annie. You caught me on a good, empathetic night as I normally do not answer homework questions, but this one appeared to be easy so.... First, a liniment is defined as A medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin to soothe pain or...

Massage: low blood pressure, full body massage, low blood pressure
full body massage, low blood pressure, massage practitioner: Good evening Laraine. Sorry to have taken so long to answer your question-I was away for the weekend. Massage and low blood pressure-my only experience that I have had with this is excellent to lower blood pressure. My model was a medical student. He took...

Massage: lymphoma and massage therapy, contraindications, type of cancer, massage therapy
type of cancer, massage therapy, remission: Hi Evelyn, When it comes to any type of cancer, the rule isl unless approved by the client s doctor massage is contraindicated until the client is in remission for 6 years. Massage moves fluids around and in this case it may also spread disease. I hope...

Massage: MASSAGE AND MS, legs and feet, foot massage
legs and feet, foot massage, numb feet: Good afternoon Sarah. Thank you for your question. I have to choose my words with care here. If you client has numb feet and legs-do not attempt any further treatments. Advice the client in the strongest terms possible to see a doctor immediately. The...

Massage: Massage, muscle massage, strong girls
muscle massage, strong girls, certified massage therapists: Hello, Johnny. During your massage, if you feel that the therapist is using too much pressure, it s best to tell them that it is too much. Discuss with them the technique they are using and why-so that you will be more comfortable and not worry about the...

Massage: Massage, arnica gel, warm compresses
arnica gel, warm compresses, blade area: Thanks for the inquiry, Rachel. Numerous factors to consider in your description. Was this your first ever massage?....if not, your previous one was how long ago? ....the shoulder blade up to the neck area is a bothersome area for most people and a massage...

Massage: Massage, chemo treatments, textbook answer
chemo treatments, textbook answer, massage treatment: Hi Niamh, The CIs for massage along this line are intuitive and you ll be more of an expert in this way than the MT in all likelihood. Generally, a precaution would exist instead of a CI: -psychotropics are a caution because of the extreme sensory...

Massage: Massage, hot stone massage, swedish massage
hot stone massage, swedish massage, modalities: Hi Kelley, sorry for the delay, I ve been under the weather. There is no reason why not to massage the abs, especially with Swedish and Hot Stone massage since they are such gentle modalities. Perhaps the therapist you see considers the abs less of a priority...

Massage: Massage?, bust groin, massage clinic
bust groin, massage clinic, ingrown hair: Thanks for your inquiry, Brandon. Are there any more details about the surgery to remove a ingrown hair from the client, i.e., location on her body where the surgery was performed? Did it involve more than the mere ingrown hair? What was your therapist...

Massage: Massage, rheumatic nodules, rheumatoid arthritis
rheumatic nodules, rheumatoid arthritis, question michael: Thanks for your inquiry, Kitty. Yes, Rheumatic nodules (small, painless bumps that appear around fingers, elbows, and other pressure-bearing areas) are common indicators of the disease in the subacute stage and only the subacute stage of Rheumatoid arthritis...

Massage: Back Massage, Black out and gag reflex, gag reflex, muscle belly
gag reflex, muscle belly, shoulder blade: Alice, Alice, Occasionally, I ve heard of someone having work done, say, in a sitting or standing position instead of lying down AND also in a good deal of pain and/or stress have similiar symptoms (as described by you). I do not know of any specific...

Massage: Massage & Broken Bones, indictor, broken bones
indictor, broken bones, case thanks: Greetings again, Mary-Anne (I hope this is the same person). It all really depends on how well the client is healing and the area the break occured. If your client was moving around easily, without a cast or bandage, then massage is fine. I would be extremely...

Massage: Massage in Compromised /Marginalized Areas, mental health areas, drug addiction recovery
mental health areas, drug addiction recovery, store memories: Greetings Liz. I am not exactly sure that I understand your question, but I will answer what I think that you are asking. If I get it wrong, please write back with more details. To the best of my knowledge, massage is not being used much in mental health....

Massage: Massage - Contra-indication, scar tissues, low blood pressure
scar tissues, low blood pressure, heart diseases: Thanks for your inquiry, jainie. IMHO, as a non-medical doctor, but rather even as an experienced massage therapist, in most cases these conditions are not any that would be easily recognizable during a normal massage session. Instead I would leave it...

Massage: Massage Contra-indications, nausea pregnancy, irritable bowel syndrome
nausea pregnancy, irritable bowel syndrome, massage course: Greetings Andrew. Pregnancy does not really contraindicate (CI) massage; it does modify how a massage should be done, though. While they can still lie normally on their stomach, the massage is like any other. When they are no longer able to lie face down,...

Massage: Is Massage Contraindicated, circulatory massage, pressure massage
circulatory massage, pressure massage, leaky valves: Lesley, In my humble opinion, not being a licensed medical doctor/practitioner, I would recommend that you suggest that your client get the prior written approval of her attending physician on his/her letterhead to provide massage with the leaky valve...

Massage: Massage Contraindications, natural pain killers, muscle wastage
natural pain killers, muscle wastage, spastic muscles: Greetings Donna, and thanks! Now, if only the whole world listened, there d be no more problems! ;-) There are no contraindications (CIs) for people with those types of conditions, as long as they have enough vitality to handle the massage. It can be a...

Massage: Massage Couch, massage couch, pivot hinge
massage couch, pivot hinge, wooden legs: Greetings Lillian. 17.5 kg, or about 39 pounds to those of us not on the metric system, is not that heavy to be portable. They are bulky, take some getting used to, and you have to be very good about taking care of yourself. Stretches, altering the side you...

Massage: Massage for children with special needs, clinical massage therapy, infant massage instructor
clinical massage therapy, infant massage instructor, working with children with special needs: Hello Becki, Thank you for your email and your generosity of wanting to provide massage therapy to children with special needs. This can at times be quite a difficult field. The modalities I commonly use are a bit of intuition and a great variety of adaptations...

Massage: Massage and chiropractors, retail bookstore, origin points
retail bookstore, origin points, book source: The very best book source I know that details all this information for easy study is Illustrated Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy by Sieg & Adams. If you can t find it at your local library or retail bookstore, you can get it at this website: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=Illustrated+Essentials+of+Musculoskeletal+Anatomy&userid=mHu1iOJbsJ...

Massage: Massage with contacts, eye orbits, massage session
eye orbits, massage session, massage table: Thanks for your question, Marge. There are only two reasons that come to my mind for removing contacts during a massage session: 1) Wearing the lenses while laying face down on the massage table s face-cradle could pose an undue or unsafe pressure on...

Massage: Massage contraindication, genetic lung disease, hand reflexology
genetic lung disease, hand reflexology, neck massage: Greetings Robin. In itself, lung disease, either genetic or otherwise, is not contraindicated (CI) for massage. The real question here is how progressed the disease and if the person s general vitality up for the stress of a massage. While it is very good...

Massage: Massage contraindications, massage contraindications, wholistic health
massage contraindications, wholistic health, massage school: Greetings Jeni. This is an especially important area for your therapists to feel comfortable in. For sources, I would try tapping some of the doctors that you clients go to. They would have the medical expertise to answer all of your employees questions....

Massage: Massage contraindications, high risk pregnancy, lymphatic drainage massage
high risk pregnancy, lymphatic drainage massage, massage contraindications: Hello Cassie and thanks for the inquiry. Normally I would not and am not expected to answer homework questions, but I will give these a shot with short answers to the best of my awareness. *Varicose veins-Thrombosis - These veins harbor bloodclots which,...

Massage: Massage contraindications, massage contraindications, muscle tears
massage contraindications, muscle tears, room hope: Greetings again, Michelle. This is not an odd question; this is important to know both in case you ever encounter it, and to get a better understanding behind the reasons for CI. A person under the influence, be it drugs or alcohol, is in an altered state...