Renee Skuban, MT Clinical / Faculty Supervisor

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Shiatsu Massage for Wellness

Posted January 05, 2017 by Renee Skuban, MT Clinical / Faculty Supervisor & filed under Careers, Massage

Shiatsu massage is a form of Oriental therapy based upon the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. It promotes health and wellness, while improving the body’s own ability to heal itself. Many patients opt for Shiatsu massage for wellness because the technique works to improve a patient's overall health by affecting the internal energy system. … Read More

Massage Types: What Is Shiatsu Massage?

Whether you're planning to get a massage or intend to pursue a career as a practitioner, it helps to understand the differences between some of the major massage therapy techniques used by professionals. One popular modality — an industry word for technique — is Shiatsu, a style of massage therapy developed in Japan. It was introduced to the country in the 6th century by a Buddhist monk, according to the Shiatsu Society. What is Shiatsu massage? The word literally translates to "finger pressure," which gives some insight into how practitioners use the technique. … Read More

Top 5 Conditions that Massage for Wellness Can Treat

Posted November 22, 2016 by Renee Skuban, MT Clinical / Faculty Supervisor & filed under Health & Fitness, Massage

Whether you suffer from physical or mental health issues, massage therapy offers an essential primary or complimentary treatment option. Massage for wellness comes with many health benefits that help treat a variety of diseases and conditions, according to medical studies. … Read More

An Introduction to Balancing Chakras

The chakras are the seven life-force energy centers of the body which receive, transmit and assimilate energy, often called qi (chi) or prana. The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “wheel of light.” … Read More

Considering Massage for High Blood Pressure? It Helps

High blood pressure affects no small number of people — about 70 million people in the United States have the condition. That means approximately one in every three Americans, or 31.3 percent, has high blood pressure, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and nearly half of those aren't properly managing it. High blood pressure increases the likelihood of suffering a heart attack, stroke and other serious health conditions, so it's important to get it under control. … Read More

5 Ways to Live Better with Health, Vitamins and Chinese Medicine

Holistic health practitioners have long recognized that combining healthy living, vitamins and Chinese medicine is key to achieving wellness of the spirit, mind, and body. These healthy living tips will help you live better -- holistically, every day. … Read More

With Meditation Memory Loss Can Be Significantly Reduced

For people who practice regular meditation memory loss can be reduced or restored. … Read More

Clear Skin Ahead: The Truth About Massage Therapy for Acne

Posted April 28, 2016 by Renee Skuban, MT Clinical / Faculty Supervisor & filed under Massage

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the country, affecting up to 50 million Americans a year. While it is more common in teens and young adults, people can experience acne at any time of their lives. … Read More

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