Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT

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How to Get Shiatsu Massage Certification

There are many ways to enhance a massage therapy business, from offering spa services to diversifying the types of massage techniques offered. It's an important aspect of massage for practitioners, as well as those looking to enter the field. … Read More

Western Therapies in Shiatsu Massage Therapy

Posted May 24, 2017 by Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT & filed under Japanese Shiatsu, Massage Therapist, Shiatsu

Massage is an ancient healing therapy that has been practiced for centuries, with Shiatsu being a relatively new modality in the history of massage. Traditional Chinese medicine came to Japan in the 6th century via a Buddhist monk, but it wasn't until the early part of the last century that Shiatsu was founded there. … Read More

What Is Shiatsu Massage Good for Treating?

Posted May 03, 2017 by Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT & filed under Alternative Medicine, Health & Fitness, Massage

Massage ... it's so relaxing, right? In your life, you have probably undergone a massage treatment and given little thought to the techniques being used by your practitioner. … Read More

How Massage for Wellness Helps Sports Injuries

Posted February 23, 2017 by Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT & filed under Health & Fitness, Massage, sports massage

Massage therapy has become increasingly important in the field of athletic training. You can now regularly find massage therapists working at sports medicine centers, within collegiate and professional athletic training programs, and more. Massage for wellness and injury prevention prepares athletes for optimal performance by reducing muscle tension and swelling and increasing energy, among other benefits. … Read More

What Are the Benefits of Acupressure? | Massage School Miami

Posted January 24, 2017 by Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT & filed under Massage, Acupuncture and Massage College

Update for 2018: We have published a new article detailing the many benefits of Acupressure as studied in a clinical setting.   The word "acupressure" sounds like it's related to the practice of acupuncture, but you might be surprised to learn that this natural therapy doesn't rely on the use needles. While acupressure treatment uses the same points on the body as acupuncture and shares some similar philosophies that come from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the practice involves manipulation of the patient using the hands. … Read More

Massage for Wellness: Treating Stress

Stress can have a long-term impact on physical and mental health and many Americans grapple with the condition on a chronic basis. According to the American Institute of Stress, 60% of human illness and disease is caused by stress. Some 44% of Americans say they feel more stress than they did five years ago, and one in five experience symptoms of extreme stress, like heart palpitations, shaking and depression. Stress increases your likelihood of developing other health problems. So what can you do? Using massage for wellness is also a great way to minimize and alleviate stress. … Read More

Massage for Wellness: Managing Chronic Pain

Posted January 10, 2017 by Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT & filed under Health & Fitness, Massage

If you live with chronic pain, you know how debilitating it can be from day to day. You've likely tried to alleviate your suffering with many different treatments. You may know that many people turn to massage for wellness, but did you also know that it can help in managing chronic pain? Find out more about chronic pain and the ways that massage therapy can help. … Read More

How Asian Bodywork Is Used to Balance the Energetic System

The history of Asian bodywork Like acupuncture, Asian bodywork is an ancient practice, but has only been an officially recognized practice within traditional Chinese medicine for about 20 years, according to Acupuncture Today. "In 1996, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) developed the first certification program in Asian bodywork therapy, due in large response to members of the Oriental medicine profession," the publication states. "The NCCAOM now offers a written comprehensive examination in Asian bodywork therapy, in addition to its existing exams on acupuncture and herbal medicine." … Read More

Acupressure Points: How Do They Work in Massage?

Posted August 30, 2016 by Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT & filed under Massage, Acupuncture and Massage College

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5 Goals to Set For a Massage Therapy Career

Posted April 21, 2016 by Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT & filed under Massage

A career in massage therapy can be rewarding and flexible and can create financial stability and fulfillment. But establishing a massage therapy career first requires identifying how you want to practice and then setting goals to make that vision a reality. Focusing on these five goals can keep you focused on graduating and succeeding. … Read More

Massage For Tension Headaches

Typically, tension headaches are treated with analgesics that relieve symptoms temporarily. One of the main causes of tension headaches is the presence of trigger points. … Read More

Massage for Pain: Musculoskeletal Issues

Musculoskeletal pain is a common problem that can be difficult to treat, often causing long-term problems and even disability. It can come in the form of back pain, muscle pain, joint pain and more. Musculoskeletal pain also affects those with fibromyalgia and "tunnel syndromes," which result from nerve compression.  Two effective holistic medicine treatments include mental relaxation and massage for pain, which can also improve overall health, mental energy and muscle pain for those experiencing the disorder. … Read More

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