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05-06-2012
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Kinesio Tape (K-T Tape) is light weight with adhesive backing. The tape has the ability to stretch when held by either end of the tape to apply on the.....
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11-01-2011
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Some people have a hard time even considering massage because they are so unh.....
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06-09-2009
Pain, Pain, go away: Strokes for Folks Therapeutic Massage has been relieving aches, pains for five years


Lynette M. Stauffer founded Strokes for Folks Therapeutic Massage, LLC in June 2004 in Rosemount. It was a landmark move for Stauffer, who worked with.....
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definitions of massage

Definitions of Massage

Massage Types

Therapy Types

Techniques

Chair Massage

Studies by the Touch Research Institute in Miami, Florida, show that the benefits of chair massage have quick results. Immediately after massage sessions, the subjects experienced a change in brain waves in the direction of heightened alertness and better performance on math problems (completed in less time with fewer errors). At the end of the five-week study period, subjects reported reduced job stress and elevated moods. This was in addition to the usual benefits of massage, relief of muscular tension, revitalized energy, and a stronger immune system. The study's findings are significant in that the International Labor Organization stated in its 1993 World Labor Report that job stress costs the U.S. economy $200 billion annually through diminished productivity, compensation claims, absenteeism, health insurance, and direct medical expenses.

Techniques Used

Chair massage utilizes acupressure and Swedish massage to relieve tension. Though beginning at a slower pace, the work moves a little faster as the practitioner proceeds. The session ends with quick, revitalizing strokes in order to bring the client back to a state of full consciousness.

Safety

The practitioner will demonstrate the procedure for getting on and off the massage chair for those not familiar with its use. Positioning is very important and the practitioner should check regularly throughout the session to be sure the client's alignment remains correct.