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Learning massage

Bringing out the healer in you

As massage is instinctive, everyone has some basic talent to begin with including hands to touch and a level of sensitivity. But training provides greater context and methodology; this is the why, when and how to achieve specific results.

If you are contemplating learning massage to be of service to others, options are to: have some massages yourself from different therapists to discover what benefits you or what you like the most, and you can talk to therapists about their training and experience. They may give you references.

For many, the idea of learning massage is a romantic idea but it’s not, massage calls for a grounding in reality and setting aside any prudishness

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Table Massage Demonstrations

Guide to learning massage

As one of many posts promoting massage as a healing art and recreational activity that fosters real communication between people, the demonstrations on this page provide ideas for exploration in formalised physical touch. Remember that massage should not cause any discomfort or pain.

Have you read the pages Learning Massage, Massage Mediums, Massage Ethics? These pages cover some important points on health and safety but firstly, before massaging anyone, you have to be a decent human being not looking to take unfair advantage.

The demonstrator is German and she is promoting her massage DVD.

This Russian demonstrator is professional and well trained, he works quickly to provide a

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Space and Places for Massage

The massage room or space

Massage master at work

Massage is a versatile healing art, it can be done almost anywhere from living rooms to bedrooms or spare rooms, and serious practitioners will have a room set aside for massage, and perhaps some other spiritual practices.

Some massage can also be done in public places usually without the person completely undressing and it is common for many therapists to work on beaches or in malls.

Physical Space In nice weather or if you reside in a tropical country, massage can be done outdoors out of direct sunlight. But for privacy and warmth in cooler climates, the massage room is a warm space and ideally is large enough that

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Table Massage

Having a table to massage on is easier for your body

This introduction to holistic body using a massage table massage combines written instructions, images and videos to describe techniques that you can use to perform a full body massage.

To follow this course, please read through the massage theory and health and safety page from the drop down menu above or the ‘next pages’, then read the course notes and play the videos. Then arrange your model to commence practice. It’s often good to play the videos as you practise.

Important pages on theory, health and safety:

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Massage

The world’s oldest healing art

We instinctively rub our achy and sore bits and it’s from there that the science of massage evolved. These pages discuss the sociology and technology of massage in relation to how we see ourselves and in time will put up some descriptive pages on how to safely perform massage.

The history of massage runs back over thousands of years, but over the past 30 years therapeutic massage has grown from a fringe recreational activity into an accepted recreational and healing discipline. Already many medical clinics, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and others have remedial massage therapists as a part of a multidisciplinary team.

Anyone who has received any massage sincerely performed, Receives the benefits of relaxation

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Benefits of massage

Just some of the things massage is good for

A list of some of the health problems and conditions that massage can help overcome. But remember, massage is not just about helping to restore health when things go wrong, it’s one of the best preventive medicines.

Massage has a long history and proved effective to assist recovery from illness and injuries, or to restore functions that have been lost.

The list below represents some of the conditions that can successfully be treated with massage, however not all therapists are sufficiently trained to address many of these issues.

These conditions improve more quickly with counselling, proper diet and nutrition, exercise, and where appropriate, prescribed medications.

Please note the words remedial and

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Definition and History of Massage

The most ancient of healing arts

No one knows when massage was first practised, but over the past 50 years it has become a popular treatment for aches and pains and those who have regular massages proclaim to be one of the best forms of preventative medicine.

This page presents a simple summary of massage including its history, common use and some of the different types of massage that are also described in more detail on this site.

History:

Massage is an instinctive human response that when we bump ourselves that we rub it and the ‘ouch’ soon goes away. This basic instinct has been slowly developed over the countless generations into a sophisticated healing art and science.

Professional therapeutic

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Massage-Quips

Sexy and sometimes downright funny

After some forty years of massaging it seems as if there is nothing left about people to surprise me. When the clothes come off, they are either shy, frightened or somehow emboldened, especially if some mind altering substance such as alcohol or other drug has been consumed prior to their arrival or an appointment.

On the other hand they may have been reading their favourite romance novel or watching porn and have formed certain ideas of what massage is all about and what they really desire.

When I consider all the things that have happened to me I can only conclude that we are rather strange

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Home Massage Guide 02

Starting your massage on the back

1. A nice position for doing back massage. But make sure you are not too heavy or crushing the persons knees.

Please ensure you have read the Theory, Health & Safety information then you can begin to massage at almost any place on the body, however we begin on the back as people are generally more comfortable having their back touched.

Look to spend about 20 minutes here and repeat each technique three times. This massage then flows down the legs, treats the feet, front legs, front torso and the head which is a lovely relaxing place to end.

Preparation

Prepare; clean and warm the room. Your space should be comfortable for

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Home Massage Guide 01

Introductory massage guide Massage on the floor or bed

Even when dealing with a sore back or neck, take off your shoes and get comfortable. Massage is supposed to be a nice experience for the giver as well as the receiver.

Disclaimer: This page on subsequent pages are being published in the public interest however the authors and site management do not take any responsibility for your actions. By continuing and practising from what you read in this section, you do so on your own initiative and responsibility.

Massage can be done almost anywhere at any time, and a massage table is not necessary when learning. The golden rules for massage are to be kind and cause no

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