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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 Riga 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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    Heartfelt Healing Hands
    3936 Garrison Road, Toledo, OH 43613
    I currently work as a home based, independent massage therapist. I apply and perform a variety of therapeutic massage techniques to help relieve muscular pain and stress based on client information.
    (419) 475-9566
    Denise's Massage Therapy
    2892 N. Reynolds, Suite B, Toledo, OH 43615
    Various methods of massage: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy Chair Couples Massage Deep Tissue Hot Stone Relaxation Swedish Therapeutic
    (419) 367-0828
    Janelle Poitinger LMT
    6924 Spring Valley Dr. #230, Holland, OH 43528
    Our mission as massage therapists is to create peace through the power of touch. We specialize in massage therapy, including deep tissue and therapeutic massages that reduce stress, alleviate pain, and improve body wellness.
    (419) 966-1736
    Center for Alternative Health
    5800 Monroe St Ste D4, Sylvania, OH 43560
    (419) 882-0512
    Associated Massage Therapist
    5800 Monroe St Ste B3, Sylvania, OH 43560
    (419) 824-5399
    Absolute Massotherapy
    8250 Mayberry Sq N Ste B, Sylvania, OH 43560
    (419) 882-1212
    Wahl Patricia Lmt
    5846 Friedly Dr, Toledo, OH 43623
    (419) 473-3476
    Apple Chiropractic
    7490 Secor Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144
    (734) 856-3400
    Secor At Smith Massage Therapy
    6530 Secor Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144
    (734) 856-1416
    Professional Massage Therapy Werks
    8336 Monroe Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144
    (734) 854-2441
    Back to Basics Massage
    3900 Sunforest Ct Ste 229, Toledo, OH 43623
    (419) 261-4142
    8050 Summerfield Rd Ste 1, Lambertville, MI 48144
    (734) 568-6099
    Mercy Centers for Health Promotion
    3930 Sunforest Ct Ste 250, Toledo, OH 43623
    (419) 251-1121
    Relax Magic
    5001 Monroe St Spc 1530, Toledo, OH 43623
    (419) 474-3200
    Cindy Vincent, LMT, MLDT and Oncology Care Special
    4024 N Holland-Sylvania Suite7, Toledo, OH 43623
    (419) 450-4940

    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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