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Important Terms about Massage Schools

If you’re thinking of attending a massage school, you may be unfamiliar with some of the terminology and key words so often used in the field of massage therapy. Below we'll define some important terms you may encounter as you research massage schools.

  • Thai massage – A type of massage therapy that uses a combination of stretching exercises and “deep” massages. Thai massage is generally performed with the recipient lying on a mat placed on the floor.
  • Deep tissue massage – A type of massage therapy intended to relieve pain and tension in afflicted muscles below the superficial layer of musculature. Not to be confused with so-called deep pressure massage, a non-localized massage where heavy pressure is evenly applied all over the recipient.
  • Acupressure – A form of therapy in which pressure is applied with the hand or needles to specific points. It is closely related to acupuncture, but the skin is never penetrated.
  • Homeopath – Someone who treats disease by administering tiny doses of drugs that in larger amounts would create symptoms of the same disease in normal persons.
  • Reflexology – A physical therapy technique in which the practitioner places pressure on the feet, hands, or ears. Also called zone therapy.
  • Chiropractic – A type of physical therapy involving the manipulation of the spine.
  • Shiatsu – A Japanese massage technique where the practitioner applies pressure using only fingers, thumbs, and palms. It is believed to help reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Aromatherapy – A type of therapy, believed to aid in mood disorders, that employs fragrances derived from plant materials.
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    East Village Spa
    84 East 10th St 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10003
    The Village's best kept secret. We have a friendly Asian staff and offer a soothing table shower and healing massage!
    (917) 261-6325
    New York College of Health Professions
    273 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
    We offer accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as continuing education and certifications in massage therapy, acupuncture, holistic nursing, Oriental medicine and homeopathy.
    (877) 632-6877
    Yong Kong
    13620 38th Avenue, Suite 5f, Flushing, NY 11354
    Contact Yong Kong in Flushing, NY, to receive personalized services from our licensed massage therapist and acupuncturist, as well as Tai Chi and Yong Kong exercises instructor.
    (917) 699-7222
    Swedish Institute College
    226 W 26th St Fl 5, New York, NY 10001
    (212) 924-5900
    Swedish Institute
    151 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001
    (212) 206-7011
    Cortiva Education
    2 Hudson Pl Ste 301, Hoboken, NJ 07030
    (201) 215-6300
    Excel Institute
    4900 Bergenline Ave, Union City, NJ 07087
    (201) 643-0126
    American Training School
    5918 Bergenline Ave Ste 300, West New York, NJ 07093
    (201) 854-9989
    Bodyconcepts Wellness Inc
    196 Paterson Ave, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
    (201) 635-1099
    Helma Institute of Massage Therapy Corp
    190 Midland Ave, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
    (973) 340-5600
    Ocean Natural Bao Jian Center
    136 Middle Neck Rd, Great Neck, NY 11021
    (516) 466-6998
    Therapeutic Massage & Training Center
    560 Springfield Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090
    (908) 789-2288
    Tranquility Spa
    917 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale, NY 10583
    Tranquility Spa is an exceptional spa and esthetician in Heathcote, NY. We specialize in full body massage, laser treatments, and other spa services.
    (914) 222-5638
    Academy Wellness Center Clinical Nutrition
    102 Green St, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
    (732) 634-2155
    Garden State Massage Therapy Academy
    5 E Main St, Denville, NJ 07834
    (973) 615-2556

    When a massage is done right, it can be relaxing and therapeutic. Massage therapists are professionals who have gone to school and earned their certification to provide a wide variety of natural massages, each one delivering a different benefit. From Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, therapists skilled in these areas can help your sore muscles and joints feel much better. Students interested in this application can attend an accredited massage school. There, they can learn about the physical attributes and systems of the body, including the muscular system. They also learn the various techniques associated with massage, such as deep tissue or Thai massage, which sometimes involves the patient lying on the floor. Many professional sports teams employ therapists to provide regular therapeutic sports massage techniques to players to keep them limber. Massage therapists can also own their own business, making house calls or opening up a spa or even their home to provide holistic, hot stone or shiatsu massage therapy. Massages are meant to help the body relax, and can be used in conjunction with alternative healing therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure and reflexology. Chiropractic professionals can provide physical healing massages to patients, as can homeopaths, aromatherapy professionals and masseuses. Homeopaths practice homeopathy, which subscribes to the theory that treatment of a disease should be based on giving small amounts of drugs that would ordinarily produce symptoms in health patients. Finding the right school to train you in the art of massage therapy, such as Thai or deep tissue, isn’t difficult. Simply seek out your school’s guidance counselor or browse the web for massage schools in your area, then check each one’s course list, rates and course availability.
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