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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 Wells 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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    Elemental Gardens Retreat
    37 Prospect St., Amsterdam, NY 12010
    Offering massage therapy to aid in our clients' overall well being. We practice medical massage, shiatsu, ashaisu, hot stone, reiki and much more. Contact us to get rid of stress today!
    (518) 810-1615
    Equilibrium Massage Therapy
    349 Mannys Corners Rd, Amsterdam, NY 12010
    Bring some balance to your body and your life with our massage therapy services. We offer many different types of massage techniques, from Swedish to deep tissue.
    (518) 224-8019
    A Cosmetic Surgery Center
    7 Wells St Ste 302, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    For over 2 decades board certified plastic surgeon Steven Yarinsky, MD has been helping patients in upstate New York look and feel their very best.
    (518) 583-4019
    288 N Main St, Gloversville, NY 12078
    (518) 725-8516
    Sacandaga Therapeutic Massage
    1076 County Highway 110, Broadalbin, NY 12025
    (518) 848-0928
    A Journey Within Massage Therapy
    2701 State Highway 29, Johnstown, NY 12095
    (518) 774-6741
    Body Relief
    959 State Route 9 Ste W, Queensbury, NY 12804
    (518) 792-6196
    Pacyna Edward J
    40 Main St, Queensbury, NY 12804
    (518) 793-9805
    Tackett Chiropractic
    19 Homer Ave, Queensbury, NY 12804
    (518) 798-4322
    Body In-Sync Therapeutic Massage
    377 Carlson Rd, Dolgeville, NY 13329
    (315) 429-0475
    Massage by Danielle
    56 Sherman Ave, Glens Falls, NY 12801
    (518) 222-4333
    Massage Works
    26 Saratoga Ave, South Glens Falls, NY 12803
    (518) 798-6305
    Bette RN Papa Lmt
    224 Martin Rd, Fonda, NY 12068
    (518) 853-4974
    Body In-Sync Therapeutic Massage
    410 S Ann St, Little Falls, NY 13365
    (315) 219-1603
    In-Touch Therapeutic Massage
    25 Jackson St, Little Falls, NY 13365
    (315) 823-0484

    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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