Massage Therapy

Why is low blood pressure a contraindication to massage

Blood pressure irregularities can be contraindications for massage – but not totally contraindicated – a client presenting with either high or low blood pressure should get permission from their doctor if possible or sign a disclaimer if this is not possible. Low blood pressure may give rise to, or disguise more serious conditions.High blood pressure sufferers have an increased susceptibility …


Why is high blood pressure a contra indication to massage

High blood pressure is not a contraindication unless it is not under control by medication. One reason why it may be a contraindication is that if a person with high blood pressure gets a massage an experiences anxiety, their blood pressure could rise. If someone is borderline high blood pressure 140/90, they are not contraindicated and would benefit from a …

What classes should you take in college to become a massage therapiest

You don’t need to take college classes. All that is required to go to massage school is a high school diploma. That being said, you will be learning anatomy, physiology, pathology and will need to learn some basic biology to have a base for learning. Also massage school doesn’t teach you how to become a successful massage therapist. It only …

When was art therapy first used

Art therapy is a relatively young therapeutic discipline. It arose independantly in English speaking countries and European areas in the Mid 20th century. The artist Adrian Hill form the UK, is generally acknowledged to have been the first person to use the term ‘art therapy’ to describe therapeutic application of image making.

Why do you massage routine always go in sets of three movements

The reason that massage movements are usually in sets of three, or other odd numbers, is a very interesting question. The logical mind may say that everything should be an even number, like two, four, etc., but in physical reality the odd numbers are not that ‘odd’ at all. The best explanation may be that odd numbers are actually more …