After graduating from massage school in 2003, Brenda Blakesley, LMT experienced the massage therapy field in a wellness center and gym format. Soon after, the spa format became an opportunity. In Las Vegas, at Spa Bellagio, Brenda’s true passion for Ashiatsu was born. Working ten-hour days and feeling every minute of it in her shoulders and arms, barefoot massage quickly became her go-to modality. According to Blakesley, “When the Bellagio in Las Vegas built their second tower in the early 2000’s, Ashiatsu was added to the Spa Bellagio menu, and I immediately signed up for the training. Shortly before the building began, the movie “Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle” had come out and featured Lucy Lui performing Ashiatsu at the beginning of the movie. I knew I had to do it.”
Chair massage is a win-win situation for employers and employees alike. Many of the benefits of chair massage are very similar to the effects of a full body massage at a spa, but conveniently scheduled at your workplace. Onsite chair massage works at the workplace because it eliminates the need to travel and makes massage therapy accessible to those who might not otherwise consider it.
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Curated from the article, "From Chair to Table: How to Convert Your Chair Massage Clients" by David Palmer published on June 1, 2015 in Massage Magazine. Read the entire article here. Visit Palmer's website and blog, touchpro.com for more information on professional chair massage.
Chair massage can be just the introduction new massage clients are looking for. It can provide clients a sample of your work and provides an ideal opportunity to convert them into regular clients. Here are a few tips on how you can take advantage of massage opportunities during a chair massage...
Curated from the article Massage Therapy for Sciatic Nerve Pain written by Dr. Anthony Odney, D.C. and published in Massage Today on March 3, 2020.
Sciatic pain occurs when there is pain along the sciatic nerve, which extends from your lower back, through your hips and buttocks, and down each leg. Sciatica generally affects only one side of the body and can range in severity from mild to severe. This painful condition can result in sudden and sharp pain, soreness, numbness and/or tingling, and some people may struggle with walking or standing due to the pain.
The importance of infection prevention and control has never been more critical when it comes to protecting you, your staff and your clients. How will the massage and spa industries evolve and reform to re-open for business, and how can therapists provide the best services for clients while maintaining a safe environment?
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is an innovative stretch therapy that is an effective way to care for your body and help it perform at its best. FST can increase flexibility, reduce aches and pains, and improve range of motion. FST targets not only muscles, but fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and joints) as well, and supports every aspect of movement.