Technique
For many massage therapists, there is an endless quest to improve patient care and decrease the time frame by which patients have to deal with acute or chronic conditions.
Most practitioners understand the various theoretical uses for kinesiology tape, yet the precise physiological mechanism for how kinesiology tape seems to work remains elusive.
Massage therapy for animals is not a recent phenomenon. Historians trace its roots back thousands of years to Greeks who would massage both warriors and horses before battle.
Trends in Practice is a new video series on Massage Therapy Canada offering massage therapy practitioners insights and inputs on the latest in techniques and technologies related to their practice.In this episode, Nicole Nifo, a registered massage therapist who specializes in infant and pregnancy massage talks about ways a practitioner can incorporate an integrated family practice by specializing on massaging the little ones.
Advanced manual techniques are powerful tools that enable the therapist to perform outstanding work.
Dedicated to the newly emerging field of “Fascia Studies,” the Fourth International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia, near Washington, DC, September 18 – 20, 2015.
Elise Yanover's body showed no signs of strain as she laced up the day before her 10-kilometre run. It was a far different story when she took part in the downhill race. Already overtrained and exhausted from a gruelling fitness regimen, the 10K quickly took its toll on the elite triathlete.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), first documented in 1916, is the most common cause of acute paralysis in North America and Europe – it is diagnosed 80-120 times per week in Canada and the United States alone.
A new study from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania reveals physical therapy may be just as effective as surgical intervention for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
Registered Massage Therapist Paul Lewis has teamed up with Dr. Joan Cunningham to create a case report describing the use of Dynamic Angular Petrissage (DAP) for lymphatic cording in the axillary web after breast cancer surgery. 
The Homewood Health Centre, in Guelph, Ont., is one of very few private health-care facilities in Canada specializing in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, trauma/PTSR (post traumatic stress recovery), chronic pain and psychiatric disorders. RMT services have been provided out of this facility for almost 20 years – the demographic certainly creating an extraordinary setting for a massage therapy practice.
If you were a massage therapist while the HIV/AIDS epidemic was emerging in the 1980s, you might well have wondered if giving a massage to a person with HIV would put you at risk of being infected. In those days, the public had little knowledge about how HIV is transmitted. Most people only knew AIDS was a fatal disease with no cure.
Through my 27 years of practicing massage therapy, I have had the opportunity to meet and treat many people with various conditions, including degenerative disc disease (DDD). This condition is often largely misunderstood or not understood at all.
CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, has announced its labs in Irvine, California, Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario, have been accredited to offer North American and CB Scheme testing and certification for home health-care medical equipment under the standard IEC 60601-1-11: Medical Electrical Equipment and Medical Electrical Systems used in the home health-care environment.
Allowing workers to do resistance training on the job is a recommended way for workplaces to help prevent and manage upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). That’s one of the key findings coming out of a recent systematic review conducted by an Institute for Work & Health (IWH) team.
Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting. “People call me because their dogs are having problems,” said Shelah Barr, a San Francisco dog massage therapist. “The work I do is important for animals so they have a high quality of life.”
Nov. 5, 2014 – Soft tissue mobilization may be beneficial for athletes experiencing lateral knee pain, according to a new case study published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB).
Nov. 4, 2014 – If you’re like most business owners, you’re probably wearing far too many “hats” – taking on responsibilities like sales, marketing, purchasing, et al. While you already know you need to delegate more, let’s face it, it likely won’t happen any time soon. So let me share with you five tools that will save you time while still allowing you to manage every detail, no matter how small.
As massage therapists, our biggest asset is touch. However, through age-old inaccuracies we often avoid the most touch-starved individuals.
Assessment is a way of looking at anatomy with our hands. Teaching assessment can be a way of teaching more than tests, we can teach living anatomy through palpation. We can teach how to have X-ray vision, to see the motion of bones through flesh.

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