How Is Massage Therapy in Hospitals Used?


The American Hospital Association surveyed 1,007 hospitals about their use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies, and more than 80% said they offered massage therapy. Wait, massage therapy in hospitals? Yes, you read that correctly. Once seen as a luxury in a spa, massage as medicine has become more mainstream. So what exactly is medical massage? Read […]

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What are Pregnancy Massage Contraindications?


Massages during pregnancy have many benefits, including back pain relief, joint pain relief, muscle tension relief, stress relief, and many more. However, complications may arise if contraindications are ignored. In this post, we will review several pregnancy massage contraindications. How Far Along You Are Some massage therapists refuse to give massages to pregnant women in […]

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Is Bruising Normal When Receiving Cupping Massage?


Although cupping isn’t a new form of alternative medicine, it’s popularity is on the rise. From Olympic athletes to your coworker, people across the country are experiencing the benefits cupping has to offer. Even if you’ve never received cupping yourself, you’ve probably seen the end result – cupping massage bruising. So what does cupping actually […]

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Best Massage Footwear Options for a Massage Therapist


As an industry, massage therapy exceeds $18 billion. Wearing the best massage footwear makes working as a massage therapist less stressful and can increase your massage career longevity. Overall, massage therapy jobs are on the rise. That means people need to know where to get massage therapist shoes more than ever before. The wrong shoes can […]

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