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Massage Courses
Directory of CThA approved
Massage Courses
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Other websites for Holistic Massage
Nikki Maher Massage Therapy
Holisitic/Deep Tissue/Sports and Indian Head Massage
Pomegranate Massage & Relaxation
Holistic Massage/Indian Head Massage/Relaxation Therapy
FourWard Health
Practitioner in Reflexology and Holistic Massage
Caroline Middleton Sports & Remedial Massage
Holistic or Swedish Massage/Indian Head/Deep Tissue Massage
Francesca's therapies
Holistic Massage and Pregnancy Massage

holistic massage therapy, reiki and EFT
Eleanor Holistic Massage
Holistic Massage Treatments
Angel-Oh! Holistic Therapies, Reiki & Massage
A warm and nurturing Holistic Treatment Centre in the heart of Somerset
A Touch of Relaxation
Complementary Therapy Treatments
London Massage
Therapeutic massage from real professionals.
Christine's Quantum Therapies
Holistic Massage treatments for relaxation and stress/pain relief
pal therapies
holistic sports therapy swedish full and half body upper body mobile service
zenifymassage
holistic massage therapies
Massage For Your Health
We specialize in recent and long term severe injuries+ailment
Corporate Massage
Office massage by Office Retreat - corporate massage company
Zenses Holistic Therapies
Home-based and mobile service of holistic therapies, in Portsmouth
On Site Massage
5 Minute Angels provide onsite massage packages for events and offices
Marriage Counseling
Visit YourMarriageCounselor.com for marriage counseling information by Dr. Marty
London Body Massage
Holistic Massage by Experienced Female Therapists. Visiting service.
IslaEve Therapeutic Massage
Massage for relaxation and to relieve muscle tension and pain
The Massage Rooms
A Fresh New Face of Mobile Massage in London - Lomi Lomi
Radlett Health Practice
The Radlett Health Practice aims to provide a variety of Holistic treatments
Revital Massage-Best massage in London
Affordable Professional Massage Services
Healing Touch
Alternative & Complementary Therapies, Epsom, Surrey
Massages
Discover the physical and mental benefits of massages.
Massage therapies near Reigate, Surrey
Holistic massage, reflexology, aromatherapy for relaxation and healing
Annette Kirkley Massage Therapy
Sports, Therapeutic, No Hands, Thai and Pregnancy massage
Massage Austin TX
Austin Massage Therapy: Spa quality Massage, voted Best Massage Austin, TX has t
Kikodo Clinic
Clinic offering swedish massage, deep tissue and other complementary therapies
Sunflower Serenity
Holistic Massage
Therapy Massage
Massage Therapies and Ayurveda Therapies
HaraTherapies
holistic therapies
Body Unique Massage
Offering Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Remedial and Chair Massage
ache free muscles, pampering and indulgence
Therapeutic massage therapy, indulgent aromatherapy treatments and Indian Head M
http://www.relaxhastings.co.uk
Therapeutic and relaxing massage based on the Swedish technique.
Body Basics
ITEC Massage Courses and Training at one of UK's Top Massage Schools
Purple Therapies
Massage, Aromatherapy and Naturopathy in South West London
londonsw1massage
deep tissue/sports massage/On Site Chair Massage/Reiki
Rushwick Therapies
Complementary Therapies offering massage, reflexology, reiki
ChristinaMitchell.ie
Qualified professional mobile massage - Dublin
Gateway Workshops
Massage Certified Insurable Diploma Courses, UK, Scotland & Ireland
Rushwick Therapies
Holistic and deep tissue massage, reflexology and reiki
Massage Miracle
Deep Tissue Massage, Facial Rejuvenation Massage, Hot Stone Massage,
SEN Holistic Therapies
Holistic Center D7. Massage-healing-Hypnotherapy-courses-workshops
W5 Massage
Holistic Massage with Oils for People of all Ages
Gaia Holistic Therapy
Massage and other Complementary treatments
Mary Western Sports Massage & Complementary Therapies
Sports and Remedial , Therapeutic Massage & Reflexology in Dunfermline Fife.
The Relaxation Room
Holistic Health Treatments
Muskelym
Musculo / Skeletal / Lymphatic Therapy
Muskelym
Advanced Remedial Massage & Bodywork
Heatherwood Therapies
Complementary and facial treatments
Paddock View Alternative Therapy
Full Body Swedish Massage/Full Body Neuro-Muscular Remedial
The Orange Grove Holistic Therapies
Holistic & onsite massage in your home, office or treatment room in Herts
Healing Touch
Alternative Therapies
1st Relax Thai Massage
An excellent treatment from me will make you dreams come true
Me-Time Therapies
Euphoria of Breath Holistic Massage
Michael Bradley Holistics
I offer Reflexology, deep tissue sports massage, chair massage and hot stones.
Therapeutic Touch
Sports massage and streches
Massage Therapy Information Guide
Retreat yourself with the magic of massage to replenish your senses, burst out a
CA Treatments
Holistic massage, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage
masus
All forms of massage to sports injuries and Pilates
The Southdown Clinic Ltd
Medical/Complementary Therapy Clinic of Excellence
www.uniqueholistic.co.uk
Wide range of Beauty and Complementary Therapies.
Body Kneads
Holistic Massage and Indian Head Massage
EmotionalRepair.com
NEW IN THE UK - Deep Abdominal Massage Course (Accredited)
Paulene Brooks Massage Therapist
Massage Therapies in te Colchester area
A Natural You
A range of complementary therapy treatments provided at Dovedale Studios
spiralenergy.co.uk
complementary health business site
Royal Manor College
Provides intensive ITEC training courses
Therapeutic Remedial Massages (T.R.M)
Relief from Back pain, Shoulders, Neck, Hips, Legs. Injurys from work or play..
Healthprone
Complementary and Beauty Therapies
Edinburgh University ChillOut Society
Teaching non-professional courses in Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reiki
Body Massage Therapy
Mobile Holistic Massage Therapist in South East London & North Kent.
Pampering You Holistic Therapy Treatments
Fully Insured and Professional Holistic Therapy Centre
Hold-me-Close
Baby Massage Classes
Relax and Revive
Clinic based and home visits, on-site massage available, do most holistic treatm
Massage and Reflexology
Gives a brief history and Theory of massage and the service I offer
www.sfmassageandtherapies.co.uk
Holistic Massage and Complimentary Therapy
Natality
The Natality Baby Massage class is a four week developmental massage course.
Sassys Beautique
Luxurious Beauty Therapy & Holistic Treatments
Xiamen Jade Massage Stone
We can offer you series of massage stones include black basalt,marble ,jade and
Massage-Direct
Mobile Holistic Massage for women, Pregnancy Massage.
Stephen Tromans MIPTI
Massage for men
teresanash
complementary therapies
www.carolinebrowne.com
Massage and Reflexology during Pregnancy and Baby Massage Classes
Open In stillness
Deep-Tissue massage/Integrated bodywork/Cranio-Sacral Therapy
BodyZest
Body therapies with qualified practitioner in SW London
Koala Therapies Holistic Massage
Baby Massage Classes, Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage, Ear Candling
Therapeutic Massage
Website and blog for Melanie Crowe - Mobile Massage Therapist Herts, Beds, Bucks
http://www.reviveholisticbeauty.com
Revive Holistic and Beauty Therapies
childways
IAIM baby massage trainings throughout the UK
Inspire Massage Courses, ITEC Massage Courses
Inspire Provides a large selection of Massage Courses.
TicklyToes
WAHM Ring Slings, baby carrier instructions and babywearing information and acce
massage2wellness
Medical Massage ~ Swedish Massage ~ Hot Stone Massage ~ Sports Massage ~ Rehabil
The Wellness Clinic
Full Body and part body massage - for relaxation or sporting events
@Home Massage
Home Massage Therapies
Holistic Therapy in Perthshire and Edinburgh
I am a fully qualified Massage therapist based in Dunning Perthshire Scotland. I
Organic Aromatherapy
Holistic therapies

holiday period cottage with holistic treatments available
10 Fontburn Place, Benton, Newcaslte upon Tyne NE7 7NE
McLeod Mobile Massage, we specialised in Pregnancy and Labour massaage workshops
Simplify Your Life
Holistic treatments to Simplify Your Life
Phoenix Touch
Traditional Holistic Therapies
Clara Therapies
Holistic Therapy
a1formassage
Massage therapy
Serendipity Therapies
Reiki, Counselling, Guided Meditations, Massage & Hypnotherapy
aleksandra fyfe
Holistic Massage, Hopi Ear Candling
Harmony Mind & Body
Complementary Therapies
McLeod Massage
Mobile Masseur which provides Swedish body and pregnancy massage
Integrated Therapies
Holistic & Pregnancy Massage
Holistic Power
Therapeutic Body Massage * Reflexology * Indian Head Massage
CG Therapies
Complementary Therapy Service
Protouch
A professional on-site massage service with fully qualified therapists
Lumina Holistic Therapies
Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology,Reiki Healing, Nutritional Advice
Stephen Tromans MIPTI
Massage for men
jmassage
Holistic & Therapeutic Massage Treatments
In Touch
Massage in Schools Programme training courses
Lumina Holistic Therapies
Holistic treatments and aromatherapy products
Unity Natural Health
Holistic Massage (MTI), Yoga Teacher Training (IYN, Embody), Reiki (Embody), A&P
Richard Lawton: Integrative Body Therapist
Qaulified practitioner based in S London
Holistic Tanya
Hampshire based Complementary Therapist
Healing Syndicate
ITEC swedish massage.
St James Beauty Salon
Beauty Salon Victoria
Devon Academy of Complementary Therapies
ITEC Holistic Massage Training and treaments
Human Touch
Holistic Massage Business
Precious Moments Massage
Mobile Therapies, Baby Massage Instruction
Dee-Stress Massage Therapy
Swedish massage and Indian head massage
Nicole Brodigan
Home of holistic masseuse
Oomph!
Mobile massage therapist in Herts and North - Home visits available
www.freewebs.com
Holistic Massage
Direct D-stress (Chinese Physio Massage Therapy)
sports massage & injury, RSI, deep tissue, full body,back pain,headache,sciatica
Integrated physiotherapy & Myofascial Release Clinic
Gentle treatment to help ease the body of aches and pains, acupuncture available
hush beauty spa
ESPA body massages using essential oils chosen to suit individual requiremnents
Sephira Reflextherapy
Sephira offers massage at homes in Haarlem and Amsterdam (NL)
tria therapy
holistic therapy
Lisa McFarlane Complementary Therapy
Business site offering Massage therapies
Karma Therapy
Swindon Holistic Massage | Aromatherapy | Reflexology | Hot Stone | Indian Head
Papu Jordan Holistic Therapies
Holistic Massage & Reiki Healing for Women
Working on the Body
Holistic Massage for women offered in a safe, supportive setting
Massage Expert
Mobile Massage and Beauty Therapy in London and the South
Mind Body and Sole
Buckinghamshire/Berkshire Border. Holistic therapist
equilibriumtherapies.com
massage treatments to fit your needs in a warm and comfortable environment.
Harmony Holistic Massage
Swedish, Indian Head and Hot Stone Massage Treatments
The Soul Sanctuary
Holistic Therapy site
Contact Massage
Massage therapy at affordable prices
kfb.therapy on the move
Massage and Reflexology pracitice
Massage Therapy Guide
Information on Massage therapy and various massage techniques like body massage...
Fusion Yoga & Massage
Yoga & Massage
holistic concepts
holistic, swedish and deep tissue massage
wannabe-pampered
Complementart therapies
The Balance House
NST, Bowen, Sports Therapies, Massage, Life Coaching, etc
Holistic-Angel
Holistic Massage Therapist
George Christopher Beauty Therapy
An Oasis set within the heart of Cardiff city centre
Victoria Chappell
Massage-Aromatherapy-Reflexology-Reiki-Hopi Ear Candling
Pure Bliss
London/Surrey/Hampshire
Active Recovery
A wide range of Complementary treatments and training courses
Brighton Holistic Massage
Massage treatments available
Sandra Long Therapy Holidays
Relaxing and rejuvinating holidays incorporating complementary health therapies.
The therapy group Canterbury
A Clinic in Canterbury
Loosen Up
massage therapy
Revive: The Treatment Room
Advanced Massge and Dermalogica Skincare Specialist
Lady of Leisure Massage
Swedish / Thai massage services in Southwest London UK
Jo Lea Holistic Therapeutic Massage
Professional, registered and insured practitioner
The Spirit Within Holistic Therapy
One of Hampshire's most successful full-time Holistic Therapy practices
A Foot Above
Sports Injury Clinic
Health in Harmony
Holistic Therapies for your Total Wellbeing
Caroline Higgins
therapist for Barnet and surrounding areas
www.holistic-angel.com
Holistic massage therapy treatments
Marie-France Bewley
Massage in Oxford and Abingdon
emmastherapies.piczo.com
Emma Gale - Massage in Sutton SM1
Time4Yourself Massage Therapies
Holistic Massage Treatments, Organic Skincare Facials, Hopi Ear Candling
Croi Ban Holistic Centre
Holistic Therapy Centre in Cork, Ireland
Bodyfocusukltd
sports therapy
Shining Balance
Complementary Therapies
Health and Serenity
Natural therapies for health, wellbeing, and serenity
Lucy Shaw Massage
London's top women-only relaxation specialist.
Hands On Complementary and Skin Therapy
Beauty and complementary therapy treatments, to improve your health
FAB - Potters Bar
Our professional therapists are all ready to pamper and relax you to your hearts desire.
Kyltare Kinetics Complementary Consultancy
Remedial Massage Therapist/Tutor & Reiki Master/Teacher -physical and emotional
A Good Alternative
Massage and Reflexology based in Exmouth,Devon
www.relaxzone.co.uk
Massage is the manipulation of soft body tissue and muscles
Jayne Doyle - Pangea Massage
Offering a range of Holistic Massage Treatments
The Mind Body Centre
Excellence in eastern & western complementary medicine & beauty treatments
Holistic Massage Croydon & London
Holistic massage in Croydon at Oasis Therapy Centre & Solutions health club
The Sea of Tranquility
An Edinburgh based company, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals
Soma Healing Arts
Information about treatments offered and fees, informative articles, links, photos
Unicare
Care service for elderly and disabled clients
Myofascial Release Clinic UK
Myofascial Release for soft tissue pain, injuries and immune system dysfunctions
Nature's Harvest
Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Ear Candling and Foot Stone Therapy
serenaretreat.com
leave feeling renewed, not just in body but also in mind and spirit.
revivelondon
revivelondon aim to ease aches and pains and promote a feeling of vitality.
Butterfly House
A deeply relaxing and flowing massage allowing you to reconnect with your body
Connemara healing
Galway Ireland Holistic Massage Pulsing Reiki Indian Head Massage Hot Stones
Spirit Genie Health
Superb Advanced Massage to aid the relief of painful conditions or to unwind.
InRhythm Wellness Therapies
Sport Related - Providing an Holistic approach to Wellbieng
Afresh
Providing a range of complementary treatments for work or home
Cotswold Complementary Therapies Limited
Professional and experienced Holistic and Indian Head massage
HolisticVision
Massage, Massage & Pregnancy, Infant & Baby Masage Instructor, Reflexology,Miner
Well Being At Work
Well Being At Work provides a range of well being services for corporate firms
Harmonia
Massage, Holistic and Sports Therapy. Indian Head Massage and Corporate On Site
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Holistic therapies, natural beauty and gifts
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Massage – the manipulation of the soft tissue of the body – has been used as a healing therapy for many thousands of years. Records dating back to 2700 B.C. show that in China massage was used to treat paralysis, chills and fever. Hippocrates, the famous Greek physician writing in 400 B.C., recommended that physicians should treat sports and war injuries with massage and rubbing.

The ancient cultures of Japan, Egypt, Rome and Arabia all considered massage to be calming, soothing and relaxing, and also very important as a healing therapy. Now, in the 21st century, there are many different kinds of massage therapies available, each of which offers specific benefits to the mind and body.

In fact, in this guide we look in detail at a number of techniques including Biodynamic, Indian head, Shiatsu and Thai massages. In addition, there are some highly specialised massage techniques which are specifically designed to meet the needs of clients at certain, very special times in their lives.

How does it work?

Massage uses either the therapist’s hands or, in some cases, mechanical means, to manipulate the body’s soft tissue, especially the muscles.

What does it involve?

There are numerous different kinds of massage, many of which are detailed in this book, which focus on healing the body and mind. In addition, there are some highly specialised forms of massage including:

Infant massage

Infant massage has traditionally been used throughout many cultures around the world, but has only recently gained popularity in the West. European and American mothers are now discovering that massage has massive benefits for both their baby and themselves. Research has shown, and mothers agree, that because touch conveys nurturing and love, massage enhances bonding between mother and baby. Also, because massage releases endorphins (the body’s natural pain reliever) it helps to reduce the pain of colic and teething, helps to clear sinus and chest infection, helps baby to relax and induces sound, healthy sleep.

Massage for children

For many children in the 21st century, growing into their teenage years can be very stressful. As John Killinger observes in his book The Loneliness of Children (Published 1980, Vanguard Press): ‘Childhood is a very difficult time of life. For many children it is filled with fear, anxieties and confusion. Adults often forget how hard it is to be a child.’

Research has shown that children who are massaged show decreased levels of stress hormones. And children who are experiencing conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma or diabetes show less anxiety and report feelings of increased well being after massage.

Massage therapy is used to help children suffering chronic pain, and research has also shown that children with ADHD, autism and other special needs also benefit greatly from the massage experience. When organising massage for children, it’s especially important to ask the child for permission before the massage begins, and also to ensure that the therapist is thoroughly qualified to work with, and sensitive to, the needs of children.

Massage during pregnancy

More and more women are finding that a weekly or monthly massage during pregnancy helps to reduce stress and promote relaxation; provides emotional support (especially for those women who are going through the experience alone); relieves muscle spasms, cramps and general aches and pains; increases circulation and thus reduces the possibility of varicose veins and swelling in the feet and legs; helps with digestion and reduces the likelihood of stretch marks. Pregnant clients report that their massage sessions leave them feeling relaxed and comfortable, and with increased self-confidence and an enhanced body image. However, massage during pregnancy should be avoided by women with placental dysfunctions, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, toxaemia or threatened miscarriage. If in any doubt at all, have a chat with your doctor before booking an appointment with a therapist.

Massage for cancer patients

Research carried out by Marie Curie Cancer Care in London (2002/2003) has provided new clinical evidence that aromatherapy massage (using Roman chamomile essential oil) is beneficial for cancer patients. The results of the research revealed that there was a statistically significant difference in anxiety levels between those patients who were massaged, and those who were not. Overall, the massage helped to improve patients’ physical and psychological symptoms, as well as their quality of life.

Further research undertaken at the University of Miami Medical School showed that breast cancer patients have improved immune and neuroendocrine functions following massage therapy. Cancer patients must always inform their massage therapist of the site(s) of the cancer(s), as the tumours themselves should never be massaged.

Generally, cancer patients of all ages report that massage (with or without aromatherapy oils) helps them to relax, reduces some of the symptoms of the illness and leaves them feeling more positive and better able to cope with the illness.

Massage for the elderly

Massage can be especially helpful for the problems that most people experience as they grow older. Gentle massage can be used to soothe conditions such as muscle stiffness and soreness, loss of flexibility, arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and help with respiratory disorders such as asthma and emphysema. But, perhaps most important of all, for elderly people who have lost their partners and live alone, massage provides the sense of nurturing that comes from being gently and respectfully touched. Elderly people with Alzheimer’s or who have had a stroke and find it hard to communicate verbally benefit greatly from massage.

Very frail or modest clients can benefit just as much from a foot, hand or face massage as they might from an all-over body massage. It’s important to make sure that the therapist is told about any medication the elderly client is taking.

What is it good for?

These forms of specialised massage can be used to treat a wide range of conditions including stress, insomnia, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, diabetes, the muscle spasms and general aches and pains associated with pregnancy, and the mental and emotional problems associated with cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.

What are the benefits?

Massage relieves the symptoms of stiff, tired joints, speeds up digestion and encourages improved circulation, promotes relaxation and improved sleep. Clients who have experienced these forms of specialised massage report that they find the treatment soothing

What are the side effects and when should it be avoided?

Massage of any kind should not be carried out on clients with fever, contagious or infectious diseases. Clients with any form of cancer must obtain their doctor’s permission before having any kind of massage treatment. Clients with cardiovascular disease, arthritis, epilepsy, diabetes or trapped nerves should always have a chat with their doctor first.

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