Carlos Sama, LMT

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Cinco beneficios del Masaje Tui Na

Posted May 12, 2017 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Alternative Medicine, Massage

Un tipo de masaje que se está haciendo más popular entre los profesionales y los clientes es el masaje Tui Na. Pronunciado “twi-naa,” este tipo de masaje es parte de la medicina tradicional china, y utiliza una técnica de manipulación que sirve para restaurar la armonía del cuerpo. Aquí hay cinco beneficios del masaje Tui Na: … Read More

Asian Bodywork in Massage Therapy

There are many types of Asian bodywork that have roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Many massage therapists practice Shiatsu therapy, one of the many forms of bodywork recognized by the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA). Some of the other forms recognized by the AOBTA include: … Read More

Shiatsu Massage Therapy for Optimal Health

Posted October 13, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Alternative Medicine, Massage

Shiatsu, a form of Oriental therapy based on traditional Chinese medicine principles, incorporates Chinese medicine theory and practice, Japanese massage therapy traditions, and Western physiology and anatomy. Literally translated from the Japanese as "finger pressure," the practice works to treat a variety of ailments and improve and maintain optimal health. Shiatsu is a holistic practice that restores not only the physical body, but the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the patient. … Read More

How Shiatsu Massage Therapy Balances Qi

Posted October 11, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Massage

Shiatsu is a modern method of massage therapy with roots in traditional Chinese medicine. This treatment uses points that lie on pathways of energy throughout the body called meridians. This energy within these 12 meridians is called qi, which is pronounced "chee." Qi is a life force energy that is present in all living things. Illness occurs when the flow of qi along one or more meridians is blocked or out of balance. … Read More

Shiatsu Massage Therapy for Wellness

Posted September 27, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Careers, Massage

Shiatsu, a form of therapy based upon traditional Chinese medicine principles, promotes health and strengthens the body’s healing abilities. Translated as "finger pressure" from Japanese, Shiatsu works to improve overall health by affecting the internal energy system. Patients seek shiatsu for wellness because the therapy results in increased vitality, energy and stamina. … Read More

What Is Shiatsu Massage Therapy?

Posted August 09, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Massage

You probably know that Shiatsu is one among several different types of massage therapy, but you may not know what the treatment entails. What is Shiatsu massage therapy exactly, and how does it help those who receive treatment? Shiatsu practice originated in Japan based on traditional Chinese medicine with elements of Western therapies, according to the Shiatsu Society. It amplifies the body's own ability to heal itself. … Read More

Explore the Pros and Cons of Massage Therapy

Posted July 28, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Careers, Health & Fitness, Massage

Take the time to explore the pros and cons of massage therapy before making the leap into a new career. While you'll likely find the positives of massage therapy far outweigh the negatives, understanding all aspects of the practice will help you come to an informed decision. The pros touch on various aspects of the massage therapy practice and its impact on health, from the business side to the clinical, and including massage therapy types and techniques. For many patients, massage therapy tends to complement mainstream medicine, adding a positive and synergistic effect to treatment. One of the benefits of practice includes the fact that a massage client can choose between modalities, or types of massage, and customize their treatment. Massage can also be very effective when performed immediately after a workout session at the gym, when the treatment can help relieve pulls or strains, and have a lasting effect for days afterwards. After a day of work, massage can provide calm and relaxation, and a window of serenity in the midst of a busy and hectic work schedule. Massage also provides other general health benefits, including: Improving circulation Aiding the body's healing processes Increasing the range of motion in joints Releasing toxins Reducing pain … Read More

How to Practice Mind Body Fitness

Posted July 14, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Health & Fitness, Meditation & Yoga

If you have trouble sticking to an exercise routine that’s based on getting in shape or losing weight, it might be because your approach to fitness lacks an important element. A mind body fitness routine — in contrast to one that just focuses on just the body — emphasizes the interconnectedness of the physical body and the mind and spirit. … Read More

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