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In-Depth Guide to Massage Therapy

Thai Massage Therapy - By Thomas WanhoffFor thousands of years, massage therapy has been practiced in several regions around the world. Basically, this therapy is an integral part of complementary and alternative medicine and involves rhythmic or deep finger pressure on the body’s soft tissue and muscles. It is used to treat a variety of health conditions, including muscle pains, sprains, spasms and specific diseases.

Massage therapy encompasses different techniques and practices. In fact, there are more than eighty types of massage therapies. These include pressure point massage, Swedish massage, shiatsu and many others. Most of these usually involve manipulating the body muscles by changing the pressure and movement. Some involve massaging deep tissues by using deep finger pressure on key parts of the body, whereas other techniques such as shiatsu gives importance to rhythmic pressure using fingers.

This guide provides information about the benefits of massage therapy in treating different types of conditions and diseases like fibromyalgia and explains everything about massage courses and the benefits of choosing a massage therapy career.

 

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