The human body contains many wonderful things. Most of them have been handed down genetically, from parent to child, and there is little we can do to change them. One such trait is called Morton’s Foot. Only about 20-30 percent of the world population has this attribute, where the second toe appears longer than the first. About 80 percent of those with Morton’s Foot suffer from chronic pain. Much of it is thought to derive from this relatively rare foot configuration. Learn how discomfort from Morton’s Foot can be eased using massage therapy.
Discover the benefits of massage for those who have or had breast cancer. Learn which types of massage are most beneficial for work with cancer patients and survivors, and 6 contraindications to look for before starting treatment.
Manual approaches to aid lymphatic system efficiency have become a mainstay in hospitals and clinical settings to aid chronically ill patients. A wide range of patients may benefit from manual lymphatic treatments including oncology, autoimmune and other chronic disease patients. Discover the 8 main benefits of manual lymphatic treatments.
While massage is generally considered a safe form of therapy, it is not entirely free of risks. In any discussion of negative effects resulting from massage, however, it’s important to distinguish between side effects and adverse events.
Take an in-depth look at all there is to know about Cerebral Palsy (CP) – especially as it pertains to working with this population in your massage practice. PLUS: Jimmy Gialelis shares candid details from a personal interview, which provides massage therapists with a healthy perspective to recall when working with CP patients.
Jimmy Gialelis, LMT, shares firsthand experience about the trials and challenges he faced – and how he overcame them – while trying to gain success as a male massage therapist in a female dominated field. Read on for the 7 personal lessons he shares with you.
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