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January 22nd, 2007 under Miscellaneous. [ Comments: none ]

Word AnatomyThis article by Phillip Beach is an interesting “take” on a more holistic approach to massage therapy. Rather than just provide treatment to a certain area or muscle, the article promotes the concept of massaging “whole living people”. Whilst it can be a little confusing to read through at times, it is thought provoking and may lead many therapists to re-think their approach to their sessions.

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The Journal of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists.

November 2004

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Lifelong Learning – What’s in it for me?

Leigh Olsen discusses his personal opinions on what continued education does for him both as a massage therapist and as a father. It is a timely reminder to all of us that we cannot rest on our current level of knowledge, but should strive to continue learning more and more for our own benefit, and for the continued improvement of our selves in our professional and personal lives.

Australian Journal of Therapeutic Massage
February 2004

http://www.aamt.com.au/journals/Feb2004/4_lifelong_learning.doc

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Aromatherapy Massage confers Health BenefitsFrom:- http://www.massagemag.com/Magazine/2005/issue118/research118.4.php

A very basic article that comes to the conclusion that aromatherapy massage helps reduce anxiety and stress and is a benefit to the immune system.

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Toxins

From:- http://www.positivehealth.com/permit/Articles/Massage/cassar39.htm

This article discusses the effect of certain toxins on the body, and also the benefits of massage in helping rid the body of these chemicals. It covers such topics as improving liver and kidney function, assisting in lymph flow, and techniques used to improve digestion and circulation.

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“Breaking the Pain Cycle”
Media Release from the Australian Physiotherapy Association
14 September 2006.

Promoting the use of several modalities (including massage) to manage pain in musculo-skeletal conditions.

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“Massage in Schools Beats Bullies”

A short article on the use of massage in schools that provides real benefits to the pupils, the school, the teachers and the community. This UK based concept is beginning to take off in Australia as well.

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