How much do Americans spend on massages

According to massage industry sources, nearly $11 billion is being spent yearly on massage. However, this figure is close to what other sources indicate is spent out-of-pocket on Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and Massage put together, so it is not reliable. One reason for the estimate may be that it is difficult to determine how much money is spent on unreported or …

What is a body message

A “Body Massage” or “Full Body Massage” means thorough treatment from head to toe, usually delivered as a “Relaxation” (non-therapeutic) massage. It is usually non-specific in nature, and focused on making the client relax, rather than on fixing a particular malady. A Full Body Massage usually lasts at least an hour, and a quality FBM can take 90 minutes or …

What needs to be done to orient the techniques of cross fiber friction at right angles to the fibers of the structures being treated

A knowledge of the anatomy of the target muscle, its origins, insertions, and belly, is essential. However, this is not quite enough information. The therapist must also know how deep the muscle is versus other overlying tissue, and whether or not there are bones, tendons, aponeuroses, retinacula, nerves, blood vessels or other fascia in the way, that may interfere with …