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Chiropractor for back pain relief, acupressure and acupuncture.
Popular Terms for Massage Therapists

Massage therapists often use terms that you haven’t encountered before. Knowing a few key terms that they use could help you decide which professional massage therapy parlor you want to visit.

  • Deep Tissue Massage – Deep tissue massage targets connective tissues and muscles that lie underneath your primary muscles. When performed by a certified therapist, deep tissue techniques can improve muscle health, relieve pain, and prevent stress.
  • Swedish Massage – This technique is also known as classic massage. It uses five different approaches to preventing muscle and joint pain. It has also been noted for preventing pain in patients with osteoarthritis.
  • Thai Massage – Thai techniques that therapists have learned in school, use yoga to relieve stress and improve muscle health. Therapists that have taken classes in southern Thai massage use acupressure while those that have attended schools that emphasize northern techniques use more stretching.
  • Physical Therapy – physical therapy can combine a variety of massage styles to meet the needs of people with injuries. Physical therapy might also use equipment to encourage muscle development and recovery. Therapists might, for instance, use inflatable balls to exercise foot muscles and improve balance. Massage parlors do not always offer the same level of therapeutic service. Physical therapists are certified to work in health care facilities.
  • Well Being – Many therapists say that physical therapy techniques can improve one's overall health and well being. This often refers to the relaxing effects of massage. Some therapists offer full body services that are designed to improve overall well being, while others concentrate on specific body parts, like the foot or neck, to help clients recover from stress and sports injuries.
    Well Kneaded Massage
    Our massage therapist in the local Santa Cruz area provide a natural relief from chronic pain and discomfort. There are endless benefits to therapeutic massages, so see what they can do for you!
    American Medical Massage Association
    Our association is dedicated to promoting medical massage treatment as its own profession and part of the medical field. Look through our directory to find medical massage services near you.
    Massage Therapy Foundation
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Your source for the most experienced massage therapists around the country to help you relieve stress or any other ailment you may have. Try it today and experience the natural benefits!
    American Massage Therapy Association
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Our nationwide association represents all massage therapists, students, and schools. If you're looking to get into the industry or find a school to start your career, turn to our association first.
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    Nurturing Body Mind and Spirit
    Santa Cruz, CA 95064
    With confidence, grace and compassion, a skilled massage therapist is dedicated to helping her clients feel relaxed, at ease, honored, respected and in the best of hands. Call for an appointment.
    (831) 239-1955
    Cambrian Therapeutic Massage
    14946 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
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    (408) 371-3097
    User Review: "Cambrian therapeutic massage has a convienent location. Sometimes the lot gets busy, but you can always find a parking..."
    Longevity Foot Spa
    1145 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose, CA 95129
    Foot and full body massages are our specialty, along with a foot spa service and therapy. Our Chinese style massage parlor provide stress relief and relaxation.
    (408) 446-4996
    Shulei Healing Arts
    528 Chestnut St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 425-1819
    Tea House Spa
    112 Elm St # Frnt, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 426-9700
    Action Chiropractic Center
    406 Mission St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 426-0609
    Health Care Massage Center
    223 River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 423-6888
    Kazmierski Glenn Lac
    115 Maple St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 459-6005
    SkinCare by Alanna
    320 River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (866) 552-6157
    Traditional Medical Thai Massage
    621 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 427-9768
    Julie Zerwekh Certied Massage Pract
    1344 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 425-4955
    Lucky Valley Health Center
    827 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (831) 426-8978
    Green Tea Massage Center
    6231 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
    (831) 335-7211
    Golden Lotus Massage
    11600 Lake Blvd, Felton, CA 95018
    (831) 704-7455
    Kawashima Kyoko Massage Therapy
    6630 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
    (831) 335-1188

    Sometimes the stress of the day becomes too much and your muscles tighten to the point of pain or immobilization. When this happens, you need to seek out a massage therapy parlor, where certified therapists will know exactly how to get your body back to a state of well being. The art of massage has been a physical healing tool since at least 2700 BC. The Chinese book The Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine from that time promotes the massage of skin and flesh as a good health practice. We know this form of therapy was present in other Asian cultures as well as practiced in ancient Egypt. The therapeutic practice continued to move west, taking root in Greece and Rome around 100 BC, before finally hitting the bulk of Europe in the 1600s AD. In the 1800s, Swedish physician Per Henrik Ling developed a method of massage and medical gymnastics to relieve tension, but no real advancements in the physical therapy came about until the 20th century in America. The wellness boom has breathed new life into natural healing methods and more folks are going to school to become therapists. In these schools, students take classes to learn muscle relaxation techniques, like hot oil or stone therapy, full body, or deep tissue. The students learn what parts of the body are connected to the muscles of the foot, how to stretch a body properly for the Thai method, and how not to damage an unborn child during a pregnancy session. Many therapists who finish classes go on to work in parlors and spas, though some venture into sports medicine where foot and back therapy are especially important.
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