Renee Skuban, MT Clinical / Faculty Supervisor

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The Elements of Shiatsu Training

Shiatsu is a unique method of massage therapy that combines western therapies into ancient Chinese medicine practice. The basis of the technique is using finger pressure — the actual translation of the Japanese word Shiatsu — to manipulate the body and encourage healing. There are many benefits to giving and receiving Shiatsu massage. … Read More

The Benefits of Giving and Receiving Shiatsu Massage

Based on principles of traditional Chinese medicine, Shiatsu massage originated in Japan in the early 20th century. Unlike some traditional forms of massage that predate Shiatsu, the practice incorporated some Western and other holistic therapies. … Read More

The Benefits of Shiatsu Massage Therapy: Chronic Pain

Do you or a loved one suffer from chronic pain? Mainstream pain medications can often have unpleasant side effects.  Many people are increasingly seeking options to help manage their chronic pain condition naturally. As a result, they are adding to their health care regimen ancient methods of healing like traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, herbal remedies, reiki and, of course, massage. … Read More

Shiatsu Massage Training: Become an Expert

Shiatsu is a Japanese word that translates to "finger pressure" in English. It's also an Asian bodywork therapy that was developed in Japan with influences from traditional Chinese medicine and some Western medical therapies. Getting shiatsu massage training is just one of the many ways you can focus a massage therapy career. … Read More

Visual Guides to Massage Techniques

Are you new to studying massage therapy or considering it? Even if you're a graduate of a massage program or a practicing therapist, visual guides to massage techniques offer an excellent resource for anyone immersed in the field. Find out how. … Read More

Massage Techniques: Swedish Massage Therapy

Swedish massage is a widely practiced and popular massage therapy technique in the United States. This form of bodywork aims to improve blood circulation to the heart, among other positive health perks. As part of a Swedish massage session, a therapist will use the hands, forearms and elbows to manipulate a client's muscles using long, gliding strokes. Other techniques that may also be used include kneading, tapping, applying a circular pressure and stretching. … Read More

Massage for Wellness: Strengthen Your Immune System

Many health benefits of massage therapy are well known, including increasing range of motion, improving coordination, and reducing stress and anxiety. But many people don't know that massage for wellness also serves as an important immune system booster. People who undergo treatment can experience measurable changes in their immune and endocrine response, making massage a great promoter of wellness and immune health. … Read More

How Massage for Wellness Helps During Pregnancy

Posted January 17, 2017 by Renee Skuban, MT Clinical / Faculty Supervisor & filed under Health & Fitness, Massage

Having a child often comes with many great changes, be they physical, mental or spiritual — or all three. One great way to help with any developments that might be uncomfortable or even painful during the nine months of pregnancy is to have a prenatal massage. Even if you don't have any pain, massage can help you feel your best during pregnancy due to its general benefits but also some specific reasons that it helps expectant mothers. … Read More

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