Today’s massage industry is ever-changing, sometimes confusing, but always exciting in the choices it presents to the massage consumer.
The CMT, or Certified Massage Therapist, is the most commonly accepted standard for a professional massage provider. LMT and CMP are other standard titles associated with massage professionals. These individuals have gone through many hours of training in massage therapy, anatomy, physiology, ethics, and have had plenty of hands-on training in providing massage.
Traditionally, CMTs have been independent professionals who work from their homes, or rent space individually to provide healing bodywork to their clients. But times have changed, and now the majority of massage professionals work at a spa or other massage establishment.
Most visible these days are the spas and “corporate” massage establishments.
Continue reading Spas, Corporate Massage, CMTs and the Body Café
What are Biophotons
“It has been scientifically proven that every cell in the body emits more than 100,000 light impulses or photons per second. These light emissions, which are not only emitted by humans but by all living things, are called biophotons and have been found to be the steering mechanism behind all biochemical reactions.
Continue reading Chi Energy and the Photon
By Charon Collier, CMT
Everything in the Universe is energy. We are energy and we are surrounded by energy everyday. Our life energy is variously referred to as Qi (pronounced “chee”), Prana, Vital Force, Life Force and many more. Continue reading Understanding Energy Work
The Cold and Flu season is upon us and clients wonder if a professional massage will help. When you are sick your immune system is already working hard. Receiving a massage when suffering from a cold or the flu can spread the illness through your body faster than it would happen naturally, flooding your body with infection, worsening symptoms and making the recovery time from the cold or flu longer.
Continue reading Should I receive massage if I am sick?
Because massage is not a common part of our contemporary cultural experience, many people feel uneasy about receiving their first massage. Here are a few guidelines to help you feel at ease and to gain the greatest benefits from your massage therapy session. Continue reading Before, During, and After Your Massage
Do you stretch before exercise? If so- ironically enough- you may be sabotaging your best efforts at getting fit. Continue reading Stretching before exercise
From Web MD
It’s a good idea, says the American College of Sports Medicine. The ACSM recommends stretching each of the major muscle groups at least two times a week for 60 seconds per exercise. Continue reading Do You Need to Stretch?