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Hospital-Based Reiki and Documentation

Jan 23 2024

Many hospitals across the United States offer Reiki to their patients. It is being used pre- and postoperatively to reduce anxiety and accelerate healing. It is recommended for cardiac patients and to those with stress-related pathologies such as high blood pressure. Learn how you, as a massage therapist, can incorporate Reiki into your practice and expand into the field of hospital-based energy work.

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Massage Therapy Toolbox: What Is Reiki?

Jan 23 2024

Clients interested in holistic or natural forms of healing will usually be familiar with Reiki. They may not know what it entails or how it works, but they will have generally at least heard the name of this popular energy technique. While a Reiki practitioner needs training and attunements to work on the self and others, no particular background is required before that instruction. Learn about the background and basic theory of Reiki – and decide if you would like to include it in your massage practice.

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Reiki Hand Positions

Jan 23 2024

Despite the possible variations in Reiki hand positioning, these 12 positions are considered standard.

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5 Self-Massage Techniques for Plantar Fasciitis

Dec 20 2021

Learn about the causes of plantar fasciitis, as well as 5 techniques you can try from the comfort of your home to ease this foot pain. Continue reading

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Differences Between Relaxation Massage, Medical Massage & Sports Massage

Aug 29 2014

A friend gives you a gift certificate for a massage, but what kind of massage will it be? What do you request – do you even have a choice? Learn about some basic options available to you when the time comes for you to schedule that appointment. Continue reading

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Where On My Body Is a Massage Therapist Allowed to or Qualified to Work?

Jun 30 2014

Discover which parts of the body are forbidden to touch during a massage session. Continue reading

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Systematic Review Reveals Ashwagandha’s Impact on Cortisol Levels in Stressed Individuals

Feb 5 2024

In a world where stress continues to be an unwelcome guest in our lives, the search for natural remedies is on the rise. Enter Ashwagandha, the superhero of the herbal world, with its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and anti-stress powers.

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Fiber: Why You Need It and How Much to Get Each Day

Jan 26 2024

What is fiber? What is fiber good for? Find out this plus how much fiber you should consume each day, along with foods highest in fiber.

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Vitamin D Deficiency – It Could Be Your Weight

Jan 12 2024

Discover why people can easily be vitamin D deficient, as well as a study that takes a look at the connection between vitamin D deficiency and belly fat.

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