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Wellness: Developing a Career in Natural Massage Therapies

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Wellness: Developing a Career in Natural Massage Therapies
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Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:26

Believed to be the oldest and most powerful healing methods, massage is widely accepted in the world as one of the best health prevention and maintenance tools available to man. It helps to heal all types of diseases, and many ailments, not to mention assisting with many joints ailments and circulatory problems.

A career in this alternative health practice may just be the one that is right for you.

 

What does an Holistic Health Massagist do?

 

They heal by "touching".

Healing with touch is probably the oldest form of energy medicine know to men today.

Holistic massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses upon a person as a whole being instead of just treating symptoms associated with stress and pain. Holistic massage also treats the root of many ailments, which aren't always obvious. As a Massage Therapist, if you choose to work in this field, you will need to undergo a great amount of training. In addition to basic massage therapy skills, therapists who perform holistic massages also need to study general health, anatomy, physiology, and nutrition. Knowledge of these fields helps a therapist to assess a person's lifestyle as a whole.

Our lifestyles today, affect our body and mind. Stress can wreak havoc on the body and mind as a result of a busy life, or just being in an uncomfortable environment. But, being a therapist and using a holistic approach to treat people, does not mean that you will be using the same technique on everyone. Instead you will be using different techniques, because everyone is different and each one of your future clients are unique.

 

What are the Benefits that being a Massage Therapist brings to mankind?

  • Massage allows the body to relax deeply which brings the body into homeostasis.Homeostasis is a state of balance in the body that allows it to repair and renew itself.
  • Benefits to the Muscular System. Reduction in muscle tension and stiffness, which leads to, increased flexibility.
  • Removal of waste products from the muscles - Waste products like carbon dioxide and lactic acid can lead to muscle soreness. An improvement in muscle tone.
  • Benefits to the Skeletal System:-An improvement in posture - Better posture usually increases one's self-confidence.
  • An improvement in joint mobility - Muscles around the joints are loosened which allow them to function without tension.
  • Lowers Blood Pressure - Relaxation causes the amount of heart beats per minute to decrease.
  • Boosts Immunity - Massage stimulates the body's production of antibodies, which ward off diseases.
  • Produces Endorphins - leaving you feeling fantastic.
  • Speeds up the elimination of waste products from the body - This is a result of stimulation to the parasympathetic nervous system that a massage provides.
  • Improves Digestion - Massaging the abdomen in a clockwise direction will stimulate and assist the process of digestion.

As you can see above. It is a rewarding career. It can assist in many instances with relief from pain, stress reductions and even augment of athletic performance. There is no doubt that today, more and more people are turning to natural healing as a solution to their health needs and to enhance their well-being.

With the increasing demand of massage therapies, this is one of the up and coming future careers, and one option available to you, is to be trained as a massage therapist.

There are many holistic health institutes that offer massage therapy courses, thus giving anyone that applies an opportunity to make a career in this field.

The courses also enable many to practice and also to eventually find a job in one of many alternative health practices around the world. Being a therapist, is a rewarding career, as you will in fact be assisting many people get well, or you help and assist them simply to relax from the day-to-day stresses that they face.

As a qualified therapist, you may find a job in a clinic or you can start your own personal clinic. This is one area where the entry barriers to start your own clinic are low, and many are doing it, after converting a room in their homes or after renting adequate space in a commercial centre or building. There is no doubt, that holistic medicine is a field were negative side effects of treatments are virtually unheard of.

The massage therapy knowledge will assist you in developing a very rewarding career. Although still in its infancy, a career as a massage therapist is one that will withstand the test of time.

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