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Janessa
Hubbard
Morgan
 Tucker
         History of Massage
 Chinese                  Indian
   481 BC                    Based on ancient


   Based on theory of
                               Ayurvedic healing
                               system
    jing luo (channels);
                              Provides relief fro
    same theory as
    acupuncture                aches, pain and
                               stress
   Affects the body by
                              Promotes hair
    increasing the bloods      growth
    activity, guiding
                              Adds sense of
    counter flow, and          calmness and
    removing external          tranquility
    pathogens
                                                    http://www.bomi.info/bodywork/i-j-l.htm
   http://www.planetherbs.com/articles/tuina.htnl
       What Is Massage???
Definition:
     _________________
      of parts of the body
      especially to aid
      circulation, relax the
      muscles, or provide
      sensual stimulation




www.dictionary.com
USES FOR MASSAGE
 _________________
 IMPROVED SLEEP
 RELIEVE ACHES
 REDUCE ANXIETY
 IMPROVE SELF IMAGE
 IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH
  INFANTS
Vickers A. and Zollman C. ABC of Complementary Medicine, Message Therapies
BMJ 1999; 319:1254-1257 (6 November)
 RESEARCH SAYS…..
“Massage reduces _________________
 scores in short term in various settings”
  Psychiatric institutions
  Hospices
  Occupational health
  Intensive care


Vickers A. and Zollman C. ABC of Complementary Medicine, Message Therapies
BMJ 1999; 319:1254-1257 (6 November)
     Research Also Says….
   “use of touch therapy,               Reduces __________
    specifically massage
                                         Increases
    therapy for improving
    the clinical course of                attentiveness
    several conditions                   Diminishing
    including growth and                  depression
    development of pre-
                                         Enhances immune
    term infants”
                                          function

International journal of behavioral development, volume 22, number 4 dec 1, 1998
RESEARCH DOES NOT SAY
        That Massage
 Improves sleep patterns
 Improves circulation
 Reduces pain
 Decrease muscle tension
                               Types of Massage
          Most popular:                                             Other
                Swedish                                                     Shiatsu
                Deep Tissue                                                 _________________
                Sports                                                      Reflexology
                Chair                                                       Medical Massage




Some Things You Should Know About Massage. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://www.amtamassage.org/news/youknow.html
Massage. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massage
                          Questions to Expect
       Reasons  for massage
       Health goals
       Background info. about:
               Phys. Cond.
               Med. History, _________________
               Lifestyle, Stress Level




What To Expect At Your Massage Session. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/expect.html
                            Other Expectations
       _________________
               except for Chair Massage
       Peaceful   environment
       Oil or lotion use
       Full body or localized
       30 - 90 minutes
               10 - 30 min. for Chair Massage


What To Expect At Your Massage Session. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/expect.html
                               Getting The Most
       Don’t eat right before                                  Consciously relax
       Be on time                                              ____________
       Communicate                                              afterwards
       Breathe regularly                                       Allow re-entry time
                                                                Be consistent




How To Get The Most From Your Massage. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/tips.html
                                             Important:
       Finda qualified massage therapist
       Ask about their _________________
                33 states require licensing, includes AL
       Each type requires specialized training
       Area of expertise




Credentials For The Massage Therapy Profession. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from
http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/credential.html
Massage. Retrieved 10/11/2005 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massage
                          Credential Examples
       National Certification Board of Therapeutic
        Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
       Commission on Massage Therapy
        Accreditation (COMTA)
       American Massage Therapy Assc. (AMTA)
                Membership
                Recommends 500 training hours

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

				
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