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Let’s get Technical: 5 Different Types of Massage Therapy

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Adult Education, Career Change, Centura Chesapeake, Centura Newport News, Centura Richmond, Centura Virginia Beach, Massage Therapy

By Jul DeGeus

Myofascial Massage

Myofascial massages focus on the fascial system. The fascia is sort of like glue for your body; a head to toe web of tissues that binds your muscles, bones, nerves, veins, etc. together.  Massage therapists first determine the area of the fascia system that needs to be massaged through an examination of your body. Next, via pressure and movement, the therapists specifically targets that area with techniques used to release the tension of the fascia. Issues myofascial massages work best for include: back pain, chronic pain, headaches, scoliosis, fibromyalgia and neurological dysfunction.

Deep Tissue Massages

Ever had a “knot” in your back? Deep tissue massages allow massage therapists to focus on specific areas that bother you. Often, the source of the tension is located in the deeper layers of the muscles; hence the name ‘deep tissue.’ Massage therapist apply firm pressure paired with slow motions to loosen the muscles and connective tissues, or fasica. Deep tissue massages benefit those suffering from things like arthritis inflammation, tendinitis or injury related pain.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu, which translated means ‘finger pressure,’ is a technique that originated in Japan. The body has a chart of meridians; streams of energy and life force that run throughout the body, supporting its wellness and balance. Massage therapists use the meridians, as well as acupuncture pressure points, to navigate what areas to massage in order to promote the positive flow of energy throughout the body to relieve pain or stress. Shiatsu is recommended if you wish to build up disease defense, mental positivity or pain relief.

Pregnancy Massage

If you are pregnant, you want to make sure that when you visit your massage therapist, they are trained in prenatal massage. While the purpose of the massage is the same as a normal massage- relaxation or help to relieve discomfort- the technique used is much different. The body goes through many changes during pregnancy and the therapist studies the changes to ensure you get the most of your massage. Not to mention, there is a special table that allows expectant mothers to lie on their stomach without putting pressure on the fetus.

Sports Massage

Sports massages are split into three different treatments; pre-game, post-game and injury. Pre-game sports massages allow therapists to loosen the muscles and promote the flow of blood for the athlete, that way their muscles are not tense at the beginning of their event. Post-game massages relax the stress of player and their muscles, speeding up the time of their recovery. This time, instead of advancing blood flow, the massage encourages the body to cleanse out toxins and waste.

If you’ve ever played spots, you know there is always the risk of an injury; it could be something as minor as a slight sprained ankle or as gruesome as a broken bone. If you did, unfortunately, obtain a sports injury, a sports massage could speed up healing process. It also could ensure the condition in which is heals is the best quality for your body and future activities.

Massage Therapy Jobs: How to Get One!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Jobs: How to Get One!

Massage Therapy Jobs: How To Get One | Centura College

The good news for massage therapy jobs is that the field is growing. From 2012 to 2022, employment in massage therapy is projected to grow 23%. This is faster than average for all other occupations and creates new opportunities for newly-certified massage therapists.

However, securing one of these jobs is still very competitive.  The American Massage Therapy Association estimates that there are 300,000 to 340,000 massage therapists in the United States, including students.  Getting one of these new jobs will depend on job seekers securing the right qualifications, understanding the market, and knowing the best match for their circumstances.

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Massage Therapy Employment Opportunities – 10 Quick Tips

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Employment Opportunities – 10 Quick Tips

10 Massage Tips | Centura College

Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT) are in demand everywhere in health and wellness professions. These are the trained professionals that make people feel good by working their muscles and soft-tissue. The Bureau of Labor Statistic estimates that this business will grow by 23 percent over the next eight years. There are an estimated 340,000 Licensed Massage Therapist practitioners in the United States, according to the American Massage Therapy Association.

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Massage Therapist Employment Opportunities

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Massage Therapy

Massage Therapist Employment Opportunities

Massage Therapist | Centura College

Massage Therapist Career Options and Tips by Centura College

Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT) are in demand everywhere in health and wellness professions. These are the trained professionals that make people feel good by working their muscles and soft-tissue. The Bureau of Labor Statistic estimates that this business will grow by 23 percent over the next eight years. There are an estimated 340,000 Licensed Massage Therapist practitioners in the United States, according to the American Massage Therapy Association. Have you considered a career in this fast growing and very rewarding industry?  If so, all the information you need to know is right here!

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10 Facts About Massage Therapy Schools

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Massage Therapy

10 Facts About Massage Therapy Schools

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What you need to know about Massage Therapy Schools!

Massage therapy has now been a treatment for various health conditions over many centuries. One of the main sources of modern massage techniques has been China. In the United States the organization that oversees and sets standards for the massage therapy industry is the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Licensing is regulated by individual states, as a dozen states do not require licensing. Most of the states that require licensing base it on the certification program adopted by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Here are more interesting facts about massage therapy school. …Read More Here

The Advanced Guide to Massage Therapy Careers

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Massage Therapy

The Advanced Guide to Massage Therapy Careers

The Advanced Guide to Massage Therapy Careers | Centura College

The Advanced Guide to Massage Therapy Careers

Massage Therapy is a profession that serves consumers in medical environments, sports medicine, and salon and spas. Professional massage therapists as educated and certified through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and/or the National Examination for State Licensing (NESL). If you are planning to enter this expanding career path it means accepting some challenges in developing the physical, technical, and academic skills to make you a pro. Any advanced guide to massage therapy careers answers some key questions…

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