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Massage 101: Back to the Basics

posted by Custom Craftworks on March 17, 2020

Curated from the article 12 Types of Massage: Which One is Right For You?  published June 20, 2018 and written by Emily Cronkleton of Healthline. Read the entire article here.

Why Massage and Chiropractic Can Be Better Together

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 02, 2019

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Most people know the benefits of chiropractic care, as well as the relaxing effects of massage therapy. But did you know that getting both regular massages and routine chiropractic adjustments can enhance your overall wellness?

Rolfing or Deep Tissue Massage?

posted by Custom Craftworks on November 14, 2018

Rolfing and deep tissue massage are commonly confused, but the two are quite different. They both have the ability to loosen deep and painful tissues, reduce stress and promote relaxation and well-being. So, what’s the difference between them?

The Top 5 Massage Techniques of 2018

posted by Custom Craftworks on September 05, 2018

In any type of business, certain trends come and go.

Keeping up with these trends enables service providers to stay on top of what consumers tend to desire most, putting them in the best position possible to give clients what they want and need.

As massage therapists, this involves understanding the hottest and most requested massage techniques of 2018, and here are the top five.

Massage Not Just For Vacation

posted by Custom Craftworks on June 19, 2018

Massage Therapy - What you Knead to Know

Many people associate massage with vacations or spas and consider them something of a luxury. But research is beginning to suggest this ancient form of hands-on healing may be more than an indulgence—may help improve your health.

This article was written by NIH News in Health and was originally published in the July 2012 HIH News in Health Newsletter The original article can be found here.

Why You Should Develop a Texting Relationship with [Exisiting] Clients

posted by Custom Craftworks on August 14, 2017

Just as we check the weather outside to decide on our attire, we also have to pay attention to the changing climates in our local culture, in order to make appropriate changes in our business practices. And in today’s communications climate, nearly everyone has a smartphone and everyone is texting. As a massage therapist, have you considered making changes to your business communications based on these cultural climate changes? Consider the following good reasons to develop texting relationships with your clients.

Using Massage to Reduce Stress in Seniors

posted by Custom Craftworks on July 26, 2017

Massage therapy is not just for those who want to unwind after a work week. The act of a professional placing just enough pressure on the muscles to soothe them extends to seniors who find themselves stressed over life’s changes. Here are five ways that massage therapy can combat anxiety in elderly persons. 

Using Hot Stones with Massage

posted by Custom Craftworks on June 12, 2017

You are a massage therapist for a variety of reasons, and most, if not all of those reasons involve helping your clients feel better. Whether helping them relax, heal from an injury or decrease pain, you know massage therapy works. Massage works because you’re committed to continually learning and honing your skill in the modalities you practice. And when dealing with your clients, knowledge is power—especially when using modalities that have the potential to harm. Following, you’ll learn more about how to safely practice with hot stones.

How Do You Want to Feel Today?

posted by Dale Wheeler on May 11, 2017

In my practice, I have always had a set routine. When my client arrives, I have my clipboard and pen in hand with notes from previous sessions. I have a new SOAP chart and sometimes a body chart for my client and me to fill out.

 

The Impact of Color in Massage Therapy

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 28, 2017

Color surrounds us every day of our lives. It can be stimulating or calming. In most massage sessions, the client’s eyes are closed, so it may seem that the colors used in a massage office are less important than in other settings. However, the colors used in your office convey an important message.