Massage Therapy Reference

Massage Therapist Self Care: Posture & Body Mechanics

Massage Therapist Self Care: Posture & Body Mechanics

Using your body properly in the administration of massage is essential. Proper body mechanics and posture is important for massage therapist because it helps in avoiding injury, fatigue, and helps make the best use...

Massage Contraindications

Massage Contraindications

The massage therapist must ask himself/herself the following questions prior to treating a patient: Does this patient have a pre-existing condition? – If yes, then: Could the application of massage exacerbate this condition? Could...

Muscle Spasm Massage

Muscle spasm is an involuntary, sustained contraction of a muscle. Cramp is a common or lay term for a painful, prolonged muscle spasm. Common Muscles that go into Spasm: Gastrocnemius, soleus, hamstrings, quadratus lumborum,...

Flat Feet Massage

Pes Planus or Flat Foot is a decreased medial longitudinal arch and a pronated hind foot (aka “flat foot”). Causes of Flat Feet: hyper mobility poor biomechanics of subtler joint and metatarsal joint shortened gastrocs,...