How Shiatsu Massage Therapy Balances Qi

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

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

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

Shiatsu Massage Therapy for Wellness

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

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

Shiatsu Certification at Acupuncture & Massage College

Are you wondering what kind of massage therapy program will allow you to change careers quickly but also give you an edge in the professional marketplace? You can complete a degree in the field of massage therapy with a Shiatsu certification in just over eight months at Acupuncture & Massage College. AMC’s Massage Therapy program is specifically designed for students seeking a career in the field of bodywork. The program takes 720 hours and 8 and a half months to complete, with 164 hours of supervised clinical practice included. … Read More

Acupressure Points: How Do They Work in Massage?

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How to Change Careers in 2 Years or Less

Posted August 25, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Careers, Education & Research, Massage Therapy

It's not uncommon to be "stuck" in a job or career that's not really what you want to do with your life. One of the things that holds people back from making a career change is the amount of time it takes – some fields require five to ten years of professional training before you can actually start working. … Read More

How to Find Fulfilling Careers with Flexible Hours

Your schedule: Busy. Your obligations: Numerous. Your work life: Unsatisfying. … Read More

Why Holistic Health Careers Are on the Rise

If you're considering holistic health careers, now is a great time to get into the field. Holistic health considers a whole person and emphasizes the connection between their mind, body and spirit — more and more people want treatments that address all three, or therapies that compliment traditional medicine focusing on the body. A growing interest in wellness and healthy living has fueled an increase in the need for practitioners of massage, acupuncture, Chinese medicine and other complementary treatments. … Read More

5 Tips for Finding a New Career at 50

1. Consider your calling … Read More

What Is Shiatsu Massage Therapy?

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

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

5 Reasons Why Becoming a Massage Therapist Might Be the Career Path for You

Posted August 04, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Careers, Massage Therapy

You're interested in finding a new career path and think massage therapy might be the right fit, but just aren't sure. You might wonder: What training is required to practice? What does the lifestyle of a massage therapist look like? What are the long-term prospects for the profession? … Read More

Explore the Pros and Cons of Massage Therapy

Posted July 28, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Careers, Massage Therapy, Holistic Medicine

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

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