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Massage Therapist Job Overview

Want a job that aims, above all else, to make people feel better? The best job in the world! Read on to become more informed about what Massage Therapists actually do.


Massage therapists use touch to manipulate the soft-tissue and muscles of the body. Therapists relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, and reduce stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients, just to name a few...

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10 Embarrassing Massage Questions

Have you ever wondered what Massage therapists get asked? Well here you go! This is my top 10 most embarrassing question list. After years of being a therapist I know better than to think I have heard them all. Most clients feel like they shouldn't ask these questions, but everyone does.


  1. Do I need to be naked?
    • This is totally up to you! You should be covered the entire time unless you have discussed alternative draping methods with your therapist. A great therapist should discuss this in your first session. If at any time you feel uncomfortable please let your therapist know immediately.
    • Sometimes the therapist will need to work on an area of your body that you may be uncomfortable uncovering, such as your glutes(your butt), you may request they work thru the sheet. Its most important for you to be relaxed...
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Top 10 Massages To Try (pour le connoisseur)

The top 10 massages for the beginner are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Stone, Shiatsu, Thai, Reflexology, Sports, Chair and Pregnancy massage.

If you are ready to expand your repertoire here's ourtop 10 suggestions, from the top down:


  1. BOWEN TECHNIQUE This is a light-touch massage that consists of gentle rolling movements over muscle bellies and tendons to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms. Think laying on a waterbed being rocked to sleep.

  2. Cranio Sacral Massage This is a very gentle but extremely powerful technique. The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. . The practitioner uses less than 5 grams of pressure (the weight of a nickle) to assist the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system. This pressure tests for restrictions in various parts of the craniosacral system. It’s often possible for the evaluation alone to remove the restriction and allow the system to correct itself...
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What is Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is the best-known type of massage in the States. If it's your first time booking a session, Swedish massage is the best kind to start with. Most people get a 50 or 60-minute Swedish but 75 or 90-minutes will give the therapist more time to work the muscle tissue and for you to relax into the experience.
Swedish massages are performed by trained, licensed Massage Therapists. A Swedish massage can be slow and gentle, or vigorous, depending on the client’s goals for the session and what he or she wants to achieve...

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