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During a #ThaiMassage, the #therapist uses his or her body to move the client into a variety of positions. This type of #massage includes compression of muscles, mobilization of joints, and acupressure.

Styles used in #MassageTherapy range from long, smooth strokes to short, percussive strokes. Some #massage #therapists use oils and lotions; others do not. Most massage therapists have clients unclothe for a massage, but some do not. A massage can last anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours.

Before you can decide which #massage style is best for you, you need to ask yourself a question. Do you simply want a massage for #relaxation and #stress control? Or do you need symptom relief or help with a certain health condition? Before booking a massage, let the therapist know what you're looking for and ask which style the therapist uses. Many use more than one style. Or the therapist may customize your massage, depending on your age, condition, or any special needs or goals you have.

There are more than 80 types of #massage taught in roughly 1,300 #Massage Therapy #programs in North America.

Registered #Massage Therapists (#RMT’s) other studies include clinical sciences such as manual skills, orthopaedics, remedial #exercise, hydrotherapy and patient education. The management of chronic diseases, injuries and the effects of long-term stress are also studied extensively.

Registered #MassageTherapists (#RMT's) are educated and trained to accurately assess and treat with techniques that include #massage and manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, and rehabilitative exercise such as stretching, strengthening, postural exercise and patient education.

#DeepTissueMassage. #DeepTissue #massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be quite therapeutic - relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.