Articles: massage

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  1. Kahi Loa - Traditional Hawai'ian Healing Massage

    by Cornelia Biegler

    Kahi Loa is more than a massage technique. Translated it means "Oneness through the flowing of sacred energy". It concentrates on the skin with the recipient wearing light absorb...

  2. Letter to a Newly Qualified Practitioner from a Massage Elder

    by Su Fox

    The information contained in Su Fox’s latest column are indeed exciting and valuable, and to be treasured by newly and experienced practitioners alike. She refers to herself as a M...

  3. Lomi Lomi - Ka Huna Massage

    by Stephen Langley

    This healing system is derived from the ancient Polynesian methods of restoring balance to the body, mind and soul (Huna). Through this treatment of the physical body, powerful hea...

  4. Manual Lymphatic Drainage - Therapeutic Applications

    by Brina Eidelson. Photos by John Halford

    Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) involves light, rhythmical massage that aids the body in collecting and moving lymphatic fluid, which plays a key role in delivering nutrients, anti...

  5. Manual Lymphatic Drainage and its Therapeutic Benefits

    by Anne Willis

    MLD is a highly specialised form of massage, which uses light, rhythmical, very precise hand movements, pressures and sequences and requires the therapist to develop a great degree...

  6. Massage and Cancer-Related Fatigue: Benefits and Cautions

    by Gayle MacDonald

    One of the most common symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment is fatigue. For many people, it is the major troubling symptom and the primary cause of distress, being even...

  7. Massage and Complex Trauma: A Case Study

    by Su Fox

    In this column on Body Massage, the author presents a case study of massage techniques regarding a client who suffered complex trauma as a result of prolonged, overwhelming abuse a...

  8. Massage and the Importance of Medical Input

    by Su Fox

    The author, a Massage, Craniosacral and Psychotherapist, focuses on the importance of medical input in relation to body massage. As her brother is a Medical Consultant, she is in t...

  9. Massage is Relaxing. Discuss...

    by Su Fox

    The author touches on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy), the internationally recognized and well-researched treatment for trauma, and the Holosync technology - develope...

  10. Massage Matters: Massage and Medication

    by Su Fox

    This column focuses on the use of proper medication and massage techniques on an elderly woman with a complex medical picture....as she suffers from lower back pain due to wear and...

  11. Massage Techniques for Childbirth

    by Linda Kimber

    Touch, in the form of a positive massage during labour, was an area I wanted to explore to determine whether it is a useful way of shifting the focus of active support away from th...

  12. Massage Therapy for people with Cancer: A Practitioner's Experience

    by Louise Roy

    In this article, Louise Roy describes her experience with one cancer patient and discusses the challenges facing massage practitioners. During training, many massage students are w...

  13. No-Hands Massage

    by Gerry Pyves

    Gerry Pyves describes how pain in his hands and wrists did not stop him from continuing with his massage practice. Instead, he developed the injury-free No-Hands Massage technique,...

  14. Not All Massage Tables Are Created Equal

    by Spencer Randon

    This article would be particularly invaluable for a newly qualified, or even more experienced person working in the healing professions using bodywork. It provides a careful, syste...

  15. Nothing New Under The Sun

    by Clare Maxwell-Hudson

    Dr James Mennel, Head of the Department of Massage at St Thomas’ Hospital (London) early in the last century, first brought out his book on massage in 1934. In this, her first colu...

  16. On-Site Seated Acupressure Massage

    by David Woodhouse

    That which has generically become known in the Western world as 'On-Site Massage' has its roots in the Orient, as indeed do many other therapies.

  17. Rhythm Mobility

    by Darien Pritchard

    Darien Pritchard has been practising massage for 25 years, and describes how he developed the Rhythm-Mobility technique, having noticed how clients' often resist massage and are un...

  18. ScarWork Treatment - Holistic Approach to Integrating Scar Tissue

    by Emma Holly

    A new holistic therapy has reached the UK for treating scars caused by accidents or surgery. This therapy, called ScarWork can be used on both new and very old scar tissue with grea...

  19. Soft Tissue Therapy - More than Sports Massage

    by Tanya Milne

    Sports Massage has been steadily gaining recognition over the last forty years, although it has been practised since Egyptian and Roman times. It has been used as a way of aiding re...

  20. Sports Massage - A Therapy for All

    by Wrio Russell

    Although the name 'sports massage therapy' suggests that it is only suitable for athletes and dancers, Wrio Russell, a qualified massage therapist and founder director of the Londo...

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