Posts Tagged ‘continuing education workshop’
Massage and Yoga and “Medical Gymnastics”
By David Lauterstein Why is it that massage and yoga have become part of the lives of millions of people? This is certainly one of the best pieces of good news in our troubled time! Slow touch, slow movement, and care of the therapist for the client, care of the yoga student for themselves, are…Read More
Mindbody Acupressure with Gayl Hubatch
By Gayl Hubatch, OMD, LAc, LMT After studying and getting dis-enchanted with psychology in college, I turned to Eastern philosophy. In my early 20’s I became fascinated with Taoism and met an acupuncturist while living in Oregon. He also introduced me to Asian medicine. The philosophy of yin/yang seemed to answer the questions I had…Read More
THE STORY AND PRACTICE OF CHAIR MASSAGE IN AUSTIN
Crossing Paths with Chair Massage Lauterstein-Conway has been offering chair massage in Austin for decades, but before the mid-1980’s, there was no chair massage. Originally chair massage utilized a very specific routine devised by David Palmer, the co-designer of the first massage chair and the kata, or system of individual training exercises, that he taught.…Read More
Reflexology Massage Therapy
By Marsha Walker, LMT There are many kinds of pressure point therapies, with Reflexology and Vitaflex being two of them. Both of them outline points on the feet and hands that correspond to areas on the body, for example, the arch of the foot corresponds to the spine. The points for both techniques are very…Read More
What Exactly is Clinical Massage?
By David Lauterstein We hear the terms “medical massage,” “clinical massage” and “orthopedic massage therapy” used in our field these days. But what is Clinical Massage really? Clinical massage therapy uniquely focuses on the treatment of soft tissue to maintain, develop, augment or rehabilitate the patient’s physical function. Clinical massage therapy can improve the functioning…Read More
Re-Making Faces with Massage Therapy!
The face is the most expressive part of the person. That’s partly due to our anatomy. The face is the only place in the body where muscles and their tendons do not attach to bones! Unlike other voluntary muscles whose insertions and origins are on bone, the facial muscles insert into themselves! This means the…Read More
Three reasons Chair Massage opens the Gateway to Massage
By Jennifer Shaw, Austin Massage Therapist and Guest Blogger If you’re new to massage, chair massage is the perfect gateway to your new career. There are many reasons chair massage is a great “entry point” for those new to massage therapy. Convenience is probably the most obvious reason – chair massage can be done any…Read More
Cranio-Sacral Massage Therapy – Legitimate Therapy or Quackery?
By Jennifer Shaw, Austin Massage Therapist and Guest Blogger Cranio-sacral therapy (CST) was initiated by osteopath, Dr. William Sutherland, in the early 1900’s and further developed by Dr. John Upledger and others beginning in the 1970s. Essentially, the cranio-sacral therapist senses the pulse of the cerebro-spinal fluid and looks for any subtle restrictions of its…Read More
Chair Massage is more than a “door opener”
By Jennifer Shaw, Austin Massage Therapist and Guest Blogger Just because chair massage is what massage therapist Lisa Santoro calls “a door opener,” does not mean it doesn’t require more technical training and practical experience than traditional massage therapy education offers. In an interview published by Massage & Bodywork Magazine, Santoro and fellow chair massage…Read More
Love your Lymph! Why it is important to massage therapists
By Jennifer Shaw, Austin Massage Therapist and Guest Blogger Lymph is a clear fluid that flows its way through the body toward the heart. If the words “toward the heart” didn’t sound significant enough to you, here are three more reasons why you should care about your clients’ lymph – and your own. The…Read More