Ways to Celebrate EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week

At Massagetique, we believe in the importance of sharing the benefits of massage with the community. EveryBody Deserves a Massage week encourages massage therapists and bodyworkers across the country to come together and do just that. This recognition week was founded by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) in 1995 to help promote the importance … Continue reading “Ways to Celebrate EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week”

Protocols of Palpation: Basic Methodology to Guide Your Practice

Palpation techniques, which allow massage practitioners to perform a baseline assessment of a client’s body, make up the cornerstone of any massage therapy practice. Though specific palpation techniques may differ depending on the therapist and on the client’s areas of concern, all typically rely on the extreme sensitivity of a therapist’s hands to analyze tissue … Continue reading “Protocols of Palpation: Basic Methodology to Guide Your Practice”

Best of 2016: Massagetique‘s Top 10 Massage Therapy YouTube Channels

According to industry data released by the American Massage Therapy Association, more than half of people who get a massage do so for medical reasons. Many people assume massage therapy is all about relieving stress, but massage is also an important part of injury recovery, great for pain management, and helpful for many conditions that … Continue reading “Best of 2016: Massagetique‘s Top 10 Massage Therapy YouTube Channels”

Understanding the Elements of Shiatsu Massage

Today, shiatsu has become a brand name synonymous with massage and relaxation. Retailers offer shiatsu chairs, shiatsu pillows, shiatsu cushions, shiatsu foot massagers, and many other devices. Massage therapists of all sorts practice shiatsu massage around the globe, in many popular variations and styles. But what is the true, genuine shiatsu technique? How did its creators … Continue reading “Understanding the Elements of Shiatsu Massage”