National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

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Happy Massage Therapy Awareness Week! What? You didn’t get us anything? That’s okay; in fact, we have some things for YOU in the form of “I bet you didn’t know” happenings about massage regiman, as well as a few false notions we’d like to debunk. Many professions have their common misunderstandings or errors restrained to them, and rub therapy is no exception. In fact, “were having” A LOT. And what better age than National Massage Therapy Awareness Week to talk about them?

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Massage therapist or masseuse/ masseur? NOT the same thing, although women technically is. Muddled? You’re not the only one. This one is tricky, because, by definition, a masseuse or masseur is simply one who are engaged in massages professionally. Nonetheless, there is a ton of discrepancy between that simple, innocent-sounding definition, and current realities of society’s image of the name.( Think of all the seedy “massage” residences you’ve seen in various parts of town .) Massage therapists, by distinguish, are professionals who have achieved licensure in rub through hours of clas and rehearse. The massage practiced by therapists will focus on healing muscles and seams in a very deliberate, trained path. If you crave a massage, that’s what we( HIGHLY) recommend.

A massage is a massage is a massage? Nope. That’s like saying that all beer is the same. Or all movies. Or all tacos. Massage can, and should, be very specific to your needs and your petitions. Within the normal options of plays rub, prenatal massage, deep material, or trigger place, there are endless personalized customizations that can be made, just for you.

Your rub therapist can predict your torso, but not your head. So while we are very good at discovering sore, tight spots that you didn’t even know you had, and while we can often tell if your neck tendernes stems from your hands, or that your hoof are actually responsible for your hip questions, that’s where our telepathic cleverness objective. We can’t predicted whether you’re too hot, based uncomfortably, or prefer to chat it up during your appointment. Are your calves extra-sensitive today? Or are you in the mood for extra time spent be concentrated on your feet( ummm, as if that isn’t ever )? Speak up and tell us know. It’s a common misconception that once the massage healer goes started, he or she are “in the zone” and shouldn’t be interrupted. Quite the contrary, you should most definitely let your therapist know. This is your massage , not ours. We want you to be satisfied, and to get the extremely most out of your rub.

And in case you were wondering . . .

Last time there were an estimated 350,000 massage therapists and massage school students in the US. Spread across the country evenly, that realise 7,000 per state, or 18 per metropolitan.

During a 12 -month period ending last year, an estimated 18 percent of American adults had received a massage at least once.

Today’s massage healers are predominantly female (8 6 percent ), and have a median age of 45 year olds.

For National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, and every week, we aim to spread the word on just how valuable we can be for your wellness, and how valuable our patients are to us.

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