|What is Medical Massage|
Medical Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Orthopedic Massage and Sports Massage.
The term Medical Massage and Therapeutic Massage means the same thing. It is called Medical Massage because the founders and researchers who developed this method called it Medical Massage. Massage therapy is therapy by means of massage. Therapy means health benefits to the human body and that is what medical massage therapy stands for. Medical Massage could also be called segment-reflex massage.
Massage Therapy encompasses different disciplines, specializations and expertise. For example, Full Body Medical Stress Management Massage associates important methods in managing side effects of stress including high blood pressure, anxiety, tension headaches, ulcers as well as prevention of aforementioned pathologies. Orthopedic Massage is also a Medical/Therapeutic Massage deals with procedures designed to treat back and limb disorders that could be results of sports related injuries, industrial injuries, car accidents and etc… Another area of expertise is the sports massage including pre and post event sports massage procedures. Pre-event sports massage helps us prepare athletes to perform better as well as prevent sports related injuries. Post-event sports massage is series of methods that focuses on rehabilitating professional athletes and gym enthusiasts from the side effects of vigorous exercise and overtraining.
I believe that scientifically designed step-by-step protocols are much easier to study, provide faster and sustained results as well as prevent practitioners from aggravating their client's conditions. It is not important whether to call our method medical massage, therapeutic massage or just massage therapy. What is important is to realize that massage therapy is a simple, powerful and safe therapeutic tool.
Why Medical Massage?
Recently, I had a conversation with a massage therapist who took many of my continuing education classes. Coincidentally, this practitioner also has a strong background in marketing. His opinion was that my medical massage programs are so valuable that students, like in any other school, should be required to pass an interview and entrance exam in order to be accepted into my school, especially for advance classes. My reply was that I believe in a simple approach to medical and sports massage. I believe that everyone regardless of their academic background, who wants to treat people with their hands, should have an opportunity to become a massage therapist if they want to. What sets a good therapist apart is his/her ability of deliver results, and not his/her ego, social status, intellectual level, ethnic background, etc.
Based on my experience of educating more than 7500 students, I have come to the conclusion that in the beginning of the training process it is very difficult to predict, which individual will become a better practitioner. To discover one’s potential as healer, it takes will, desire and dedication, right philosophical approach and understanding. I share my professional experiences and philosophical approaches in my book "Simple Approach to Massage Therapy." I hope that this book could help you to find the right direction in unleashing your true potential.
How valid is Medical Massage?
America is notorious for adopting solid inventions, methodologies and ideas as it was with the idea of sandwich that originally came from the name of the 18 century English Earl and then was refurbished, reinvented as famous "Hamburger" and given back to the World. In spite its Russian origin, Medical Massage that was introduced to the United States about 20 years ago, is quickly becoming Americanized and widely used.
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