This 2 minute and 11 second clip will demonstrate 2 primary stretches for gastrocnemius; one position on the table and the other leg raised up with the knee locked. The higher you raise the leg the deeper the stretch will be so adjust the leg hight and the pressure to the comfort of your client.
Stone massage as we know it today has gone through many changes as its popularity has grown, from spa sessions to injury treatments. Today, massage therapists have many choices in stone work education. There are almost as many stone work classes as there are modalities in massage. They range from home study classes to several day workshops, from Reiki with stones to deep tissue. [···]
We all have motivating factors that have pointed us into the direction of Massage Therapy.
What were yours? We come from a wide range of influences:
- Were you a client or patient of massage and it helped you heal?
- Did you have a job in the health and wellness field and it was a progression for you?
- Did you have a high pressure job and needed a change?
- Were you retrained from a previous career?
There are numerous possibilities of scenarios; no matter your reasons, we all felt a desire to help others. For me, it was a transition from being an athlete and personal trainer and at that time the best trainers I knew were LMT’s. [···]
When looking at the big picture of Massage Therapy, things have changed dramatically over the past 10 years which is not a bad thing but it is presenting new challenges as we all try to get on the same page. [···]