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 WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE?
Therapeutic massage is a natural healing treatment accomplished by the manipulation of the skin and muscles.

WHAT IS A CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST?
A Certified Massage Therapist is skilled practitioner who has successfully completed a nationally accredited massage therapy education and a national exam. Educational training involves the learning and mastering of a variety of massage techniques, their effect on tissues of the body, the principles of anatomy and physiology, contraindications of massage, and basic knowledge of nutrition and exercise.

WHAT KINDS OF PROBLEMS ARE SUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH MASSAGE?
Disorders of the body such as muscle spasms, tension and stress, both physical and mental-emotional, fatigue, congestion in the body, release from restrictions resulting from trauma and injury. The healing benefits of therapeutic touch are truly endless.

DOES ONE HAVE TO HAVE SOME HEALTH PROBLEM IN ORDER TO BENEFIT FROM A MASSAGE?
A number of people receive massage on a regular basis simply because it feels wonderful. Added benefits that accompany treatments given over a period of time include a sense of well-being, a great awareness of one's body, a healthy radiance of the skin, and an invigorating effect on all the systems of the body.

DO SOME PEOPLE ASSOCIATE THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE ONLY WITH SEXUAL ACTIVITY?
Too often massage is thought of only in sexual terms. Contrary to this perspective, therapeutic massage is a legitimate healing art performed sensitively and professionally and in a non-threatening, non-intrusive and trustful manner.

WHAT SORT OF PRACTITIONERS IN THE HEALTH CARE FIELD RECOMMEND THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE?
Many health care professionals in Medical, Chiropractic and Psychological fields recognize the great value of massage.

WILL MY MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER THE FEE?
Depending on the type of health insurance you have, some will cover Therapeutic Massage, provided it is recommended by a doctor.

 Massage Can Be Used Therapeutically In The Following Ways:
 
- To relieve tension and reduce stress, emotional, mental or physical.
- To decrease the soreness and fatigue that can accompany physical    labor or exercise.
- To stimulate general relaxation.
- To break the pain cycle of a headache, backache or other "ache".
- To ease the tiredness and stiffness due to long hours at a desk or    computer.
- To speed healing from trauma or injury.
- To relieve discomforts of a changing body during pregnancy.
- As a tool for preventive health care.

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