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

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of unknown cause that affects the body's muscles and connective tissues, causing pain and fatigue. Currently, the disorder affects as many as 5 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. It has been reported to be two times as prevalent in veterans. Find out how acupuncture for fibromyalgia, along with other holistic treatments, may help alleviate the symptoms of this disorder. … Read More

Training Options for Holistic Health Careers

More than a third of all Americans use holistic therapies outside of traditional Western medicine to maintain their health and well being, according to research conducted by the National Institutes of Health. They also spend about $30 billion annually on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to federal researchers. That breaks down to about $500 per person. … Read More

Consumers Choosing Traditional Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine

More than a third of Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for therapeutic or preventive health care, according to the National Institutes of Health. Complementary and alternative medicine covers a range of practices and treatments that includes: … Read More

5 Reasons to Learn Massage Therapy as a Flexible Career

Posted December 20, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Careers, Massage

There are so many reasons to pursue massage therapy as your next career move, from the opportunity it offers to help people maximize their health and wellbeing to being able to avoid spending your work day behind a desk. But one of the best reasons is the flexibility it offers as a professional path. … 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

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