Alternative Medicine Careers on the Rise

Posted April 04, 2017 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Careers, Massage

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the fastest growing health care professions in the United States today. Increasingly, Americans are allocating their health care dollars toward holistic health and alternative medical treatments, services and products. … 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

Tui Na Massage

Tui na is a type of massage therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture and herbalism in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine. Tui na (pronounced "twee naw") translates into “pinch and pull,” according to the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing. … 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

How Massage for Wellness Helps Sports Injuries

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

Flexible Careers in Holistic Health

Posted February 14, 2017 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Acupuncture, Careers, Health & Fitness, Massage, Meditation & Yoga

Are you looking for a new career? Do you need a flexible work schedule? Do you yearn for a professional path into a field that's growing? Do you want to help people every day? If so, exploring flexible careers in holistic health makes sense. Find out some of the top careers in natural and integrative health fields that offer practitioners the ability to make their own schedules, choose from a variety of work settings, and otherwise customize their professional life to their needs, interests and desires. … Read More

Holistic Health Careers: Massage Therapist Options

Posted February 09, 2017 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Careers, Massage

Imagine the possibilities: Get a job in a spa, a hospital or in a corporate setting. Or maybe even start your own private practice. If you're looking at making a change and diving into the field of holistic health careers, massage is an exciting option with lots of flexibility. Focusing on massage for relaxation The professional path you end up taking and the setting in which you work will determine what type of massage therapy you do. Spa massage therapy typically focuses on treatments that promote relaxation and reduce stress. These job opportunities can be found not only in traditional spas, but also on cruise ships, in hotels and in resorts. Practicing massage therapy in a corporate setting also offers job opportunities — you could work onsite at a company, or at events and conventions. Employee massage programs have become more popular in recent years, creating opportunities for therapists. Pepsi, United Airlines, AT&T and Reebok are some of the many corporations that have instituted massage programs for their workers. Practicing medical massage therapy … Read More

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