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Massage Therapy

Transcript: Sources There are chinese record of massage therapy dating back 3000 years. There is research proving that Hindus, Persians, and Egyptians used it. Massage thereapy can replace Western medicine medication if you have, -Anxiety -Digestive Disorders -Fibromyalgia -Headaches -Stress related insomnia -Sports injuries, and many others. Benefits of massage Massage helps to release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation and joint flexibility. Reduces mental and physical fatigue,and stress. Creates a sense of well being. What is massage therapy? What to expect Katie Coley Massage therapy is the application of soft tissue manipulation techniques to the body. Generally used to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. Rates for sessions The massage will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. It will be preformed by a professional that has received proper training. You will be properly draped for the whole session. The Average session lasts about sixty to ninety minutes. Various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation, movement, and/or repatterning to affect structural changes to the body Massage Therapy Body work massage Somatic massage Somatic meaning "of the body" is used to show a whole body (mind, body and soul) approach, rather than just a physical approach. There are two types, bodywork and somatic. There are over 250 variations of bodywork and somatic therapies. Many practices use more than just one form. When should you not get a massage? What massage therapy can replace History of Massage Therapy 1 hour session-$80.00 1 1/2 hour session-$115.00 Insurance may cover the massage if it has been prescribed by a chiropractic doctor. Different types of massage -When you have a fever -Recently involved in an accident -You're dizzy or nauseated -If you're bruised,wounded,have a rash,stitches,or a severe sunburn

Massage Therapy

Transcript: Acupuncturist Athletic Therapist Chiropractor Esthetician Kinesiologist Naturopath Nurse Nurse Practitioner Occupational Therapist Personal Trainer Physiotherapist The employment pospects for massage therapy are booming there is a 19% increase expected from 2008 to 2018. Massage Therapy Long hours on your feet Little Promotion opportunity Education and Training Characteristics of Massage Therapists Sources Open Gentle Patient Even Tempered Respect Definition: A massage Therapist is a trained and licensed professional skilled in the medicinal benefits of massage. Description: Massage Therapists often specialize in a few types of specific massages, so they will be better suited for clients with certain needs. Massage therapy can be used to relieve pain of an injury or sports injury, arthritis, accidents, or simply just as a relaxation technique. Massage Therapist with concentrate on the places where the client feels discomfort, they will chose this area based on the clients goals, ailments, injuries, medical history, and stress related areas. What is a Massage Therapist? You can seriously injure someone if you don't know what you are doing. So be sure you are properly trained. A Typical Day Employment Prospects Safety in the Workplace Related Careers Massage Therapist locations can vary Many work in private clinics Some own their own clinics Many work in spas and others work in hospitals ~Have a gentle touch and never go beyond the client’s comfort levels ~Maintain honest and open communications with the client ~Never prescribe medicine or diagnose treatment. ~Give them massages with a positive effect do not bruise the client or cause them pain ~Always have a positive attitude and respect the client Work Place Settings Duties Task and responsibilities Advantages and Disadvantages There schedules vary daily because they work by appointment. Salary Hourly wages range from $7.16 to $32.21 plus tips. Beginning: about $10,000 per year Experienced: $50,000 and up per year Hospital or Private Practice: $35,000-$50,000 per year Flexible Hours Rewarding Job Security Prerequisites: Usually require prior skills in Science, Psychology, Humanities, and Business. Apprenticeships can help to make you more applicable. Entry grade: A high GPA and High School Diploma Programs: Many online programs but the best training is hands on at a college or university. Classes include training in massage techniques, anatomy and physiology instruction, CPR training and First Aid, the ethics of massage therapy and business practices. Many massage Therapist are self employed so business and marketing skills are very helpful

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