This month is Domestic Violence Awareness month in the U.S. One in every four women will experience some form of domestic violence in her life. When calculated to yearly figures, the numbers show that approximately every 24 seconds a partner will have been abused. That means, by the time you finish reading this article, it is more than likely that 13 women and 2 men will have endured violence at the hand of an intimate partner. Learn the facts about domestic violence and how massage therapy may help.
“It is important for massage therapists to have some basic knowledge about the psychological connection to bodywork in order to know how to deal effectively with an unexpected emotional crisis. Sometimes a referral to a support program or psychologist is in order but, sometimes, a simple hug is all it takes.”
They can glide with ease across a dance floor or perform amazing acrobatics. With years of practice behind them, endless hours of exercise and rehearsals, dancers make the difficult seem easy. Just like professional athletes, all that hard work also means having to keep in tiptop shape. Additionally, it means injuries are part of the job. Learn how dancers can maintain and even prolong their professional careers through the use of massage therapy.
Aside from strong hands, the most important tool a massage therapist can have is the right massage lubricant. There are so many choices. Should it be oil, lotion or cream? Should it have good glide or more drag? What ingredients should it have? Learn which ingredients to look for and how they can be of benefit to both you and your clients.
Affecting 8 to 12 million Americans, peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a vascular disease most healthcare professionals are likely to encounter. A circulation disorder where narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs, PAD typically affects the lower limbs causing leg pain when walking. Find out the signs and symptoms, risk factors, suggested lifestyle modifications, as well as how massage therapy can significantly reduce a sufferer’s symptoms.