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What Is Swedish Massage? It’s Much More Than Fluff and Buff

03 Mar 2014

Are you considering a career as a massage therapist?  If so, one of the decisions you'll make early on is what modalities you wish to focus on in your training. When familiarizing oneself with the many different modes of massage available, the bodywork student will inevitably come across Swedish massage. Although highly popular, Swedish massage is not always as well respected, as the current bodywork trend is toward lesser-known modalities such as Chinese cupping getting more attention.   For the most part, Swedish massage has been the technique most people envision when considering massage and equate it with pampering spas.  Because ...

The Benefits of Moderate-Pressure Swedish Massage

01 Jan 2014

If you're searching for a massage therapy technique that has been proven effective against such conditions as stress, high blood pressure and cancer treatment, Swedish massage may be the answer.  The key to this bodywork technique’s success (confirmed by recent studies conducted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles) is said to be in its use of moderate pressure. [caption id="attachment_6054" align="alignright" width="255"] Swedish massage instruction[/caption]When compared to the techniques employed in a light-touch massage, the Swedish massage techniques scored high marks. The science behind the technique of Swedish massage is simple but significant. With the stimulation of pressure receptors in ...

Swedish Massage – A Basic Overview

19 Oct 2012

Swedish massage is just one of the many types available in the repertoire of bodywork professionals.  Many people have heard the term but might not know what is involved with Swedish massage.What is it, and what does it involve?  According to Kurre W. Ostrom in Massage and the Original Swedish Movement,  “The aim of the Swedish treatment is, by a careful manipulation of muscles and joints, to restore to good health such as are in any way diseased.”Swedish massage came to the West through a Swede named Pir Henrik Ling (1776-1839). Ling developed a combined system of massage and exercise ...

Benefits of Swedish Massage Therapy Effect Hormones and the Immune Function

24 Sep 2012

Massages actually do provide benefits that are more skin deep; they go beyond just relaxing your muscles. The researchers in this study of 53 healthy adults found massage therapy can offer biological changes in the body. The study was conducted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. They randomly assigned the participants into two groups. One group enjoyed a 45 deep-tissue Swedish massage and the other group of 24 participants only got a light massage session. Both groups had blood samples drawn by intravenous catheters immediately after the massage and than one hour later.The group with the Swedish massages experienced decreases ...

Moderate Pressure During Swedish Massage Therapy Delivers Amazing Healing

09 Aug 2012

A study published by the International Journal of Neuroscience said that moderate pressure is essential if therapists are going to achieve optimal physical and physiological benefits. “Moderate pressure massage leads to (an) increased natural killer (NK) cell number and NK cell activity,” according to the Tiffany Field, PhD, the study’s author and director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami Medical School.  Field says moderate pressure massage enhances the immune system.  Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles compared a single session of moderate pressure Swedish massage to light touch massage. They found the difference to be ...

Open up Possibilities. Lymph Drainage Massage Training: Each Monday, April 30 – August 13, 2012 • 6 – 9 pm

02 Apr 2012

Learn Lymphatic Drainage Massage over a series of Mondays. Each Monday builds on the next until you have a total approach to the lymphatic system. This hands on training will cover lymphatic drainage massage. It is known for its light-touch manual approach that moves excess lymphatic fluid (edema), which often represents itself as swelling, through gentle, repetitive, slow movements that improve congestive conditions. Lymph drainage massage brings the edema to an area in the body where the fluid can drain back into the body and be processed. Dr. Emil Vodder, a Danish massage therapist and his wife Estrid, developed it ...

Swedish Massage May Help Manage Inflammatory and Autoimmune Conditions

06 Mar 2012

Significant implications as cortisol decreases and white blood cells in the immune system increase. Until recently little was known about what the effects were of a single massage on a person. A study was conducted to determine what the benefits of a single session of Swedish massage would be on the neuroendocrine (hormones and nervous system) and immune function of a healthy person. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles recruited 53 healthy adults and randomly assigned 29 of them to a 45-minute session of deep-tissue Swedish massage and the other 24 to a session of light massage. All ...

Doctors and Hospitals Getting in Touch with Massage’s Health Benefits

17 Nov 2011

Massage has long been considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It has typically been available in spas, hotels, health clubs, etc. But that’s changing! Doctors, chiropractors, and hospitals are increasingly offering massage and bodywork therapy. It's part of the current medical solution to injuries, illnesses, and physical pain. Today, massages are being offered in health clinics, physical rehabilitation centers, and hospitals. Part of the reason  is massage is increasingly being touted as an additional method to be used with standard treatments for medical conditions and situations. Research results in study after study continually are showing remarked improvement when people ...

Free hand and arm massage class Tuesday August 16!

10 Aug 2011

Free hand and arm massage class Tuesday August 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register call 952-562-5220 or email admissions@centerpointmn.com ...

Come to our Open House Monday, July 11th

06 Jul 2011

You are invited to attend the... CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu School's Admission's Open House Meet & Greet! Monday, July 11, 2011 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Have you always wanted to learn more about therapeutic massage and shiatsu therapy education opportunities? Are you looking for a career that will transform your life and the lives of those you touch? Are you looking for a massage and body work therapy program that fits your needs, goals and schedule? If you, please join us for our: Admissions Open House Meet & Greet Monday, July 11th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Come ...