MASSAGE - MASSAGE THERAPY

Welcome to Massage Therapy 101, a site written by a Registered Massage Therapist to introduce consumers - and future students - to the wonderful world of massage therapy!

Massage therapy has become an important part of general health care for many people living in today's stressful world.!
[what's this?]Traditional healthcare systems throughout the world recognize that therapeutic massage can play an important role in treating illness or chronic ailments, and contribute to a higher sense of general well-being.!

And with ever-expanding research on the beneficial effects of massage, more professionals are advising patients to include therapeutic massage in their health care treatment plans. Physicians, chiropractors and physiotherapists are recommending more patients receive massages for certain health conditions, while many employers and health insurance plans support the use of registered massage therapists.

Those contemplating entering the field of massage therapy as an occupation will be especially interested in our massage therapy schools information area. Choosing a massage school will be a hard decision for anyone, so check out our specialized area for detailed tips and links to popular massage schools in North America.

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Sexy Massage with Japanese Girl

The japanese know how to perform a perfect massage, just like in this massage video. Youll learn a lot about the art of sexy massages by watching this video; and, even if you dont, its still pretty thrilling. This is a full Japanese body massage, and they picked a great body to practice on. This Japanese girl is ridiculously hot. The massage itself is not a hot massage in a literal sense, but you know what I mean. Shes just a little bit sexier when shes on her stomach rather than when shes on her back, in my opinion. Though, its clear that a lot of people wouldnt mind having her on her back? Amirite? Alright, that was crass and vulgar, but I bet at least one of you felt the same way. Or all of you. Hard to tell with massage videos.

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The japanese know how to perform a perfect massage, just like in this massage video. Youll learn a lot about the art of sexy massages by watching this video; and, even if you dont, its still pretty thrilling. This is a full Japanese body massage, and they picked a great body to practice on. This Japanese girl is ridiculously hot. The massage itself is not a hot massage in a literal sense, but you know what I mean. Shes just a little bit sexier when shes on her stomach rather than when shes on her back, in my opinion. Though, its clear that a lot of people wouldnt mind having her on her back? Amirite? Alright, that was crass and vulgar, but I bet at least one of you felt the same way. Or all of you. Hard to tell with massage videos.

Modern times

Marathon runners receiving massages at the 2004 ING Taipei International Marathon
China: In modern times, massage in China has developed by absorbing western ideas into the traditional framework. It is widely practiced and taught in hospital and medical schools and is an essential part of primary healthcare.[12]
United States: Massage started to become popular in the United States in the middle part of the 19th century[6] and was introduced by two New York physicians based on Per Henrik Ling's techniques developed in Sweden.[8]
During the 1930s and 1940s massage's influence decreased as a result of medical advancements of the time, while in the 1970s massage's influence grew once again with a notable rise among athletes.[6] Massage was used up until the 1960s and 1970s by nursesto help ease patients’ pain and help them sleep.[13]
Because it is illegal to advertise or offer sexual services in much of the United States, such services are sometimes advertised as "massage," hence the rise of the term "massage therapy" in an attempt to provide a distinction between sexual and non-sexual services.
United Kingdom: Massage is popular in the United Kingdom today and gaining in popularity. There are many private practitioners working from their own premises as well as those who operate from commercial venues.
Massage in sports, business and organizations: The 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta was the first time that massage was offered as a core medical service.[9] Massage has been employed by businesses and organizations such as the U.S. Department of JusticeBoeing andReebok.[14] 



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Massage is the manipulation of superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function and promote relaxation and well-being.[1][2] The word comes from the French massage "friction of kneading", or from Arabic massa meaning "to touch, feel or handle" or from Latin massameaning "mass, dough".[3][4] In distinction the ancient Greek word for massage wasanatripsis,[5] and the Latin was frictio.

Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, and feet. There are over eighty different recognized massage modalities.[6] The most cited reasons for introducing massage as therapy have been client demand and perceived clinical effectiveness.[7]

In professional settings massage involves the client being treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, or lying on a mat on the floor. The massage subject may be fully or partly unclothed. Parts of the body may be covered with towels or sheets.