By Graeme Ramsey
Massage therapy was used extensively in ancient civilizations
as a source of healing for the body and the mind.
Techniques are used for specific purposes that range from
simple relaxation and stress relief, to muscle repair and even
as an aid in the treatment of diseases.
Massage therapy has been well documented as an aid to lower
blood pressure, alleviating headaches and helping to reduce
incidence of migraines.
Professional sports people use massage therapy extensively to
aid in the recover of tissue damage from sports injuries and
has been proven to help bodybuilders gain muscle quicker by
assisting in the rejuvenation of muscle cells that have been
broken down by intensive weight training.
There are many good massage training schools throughout the
country. These schools teach techniques that are suitable for
anyone from the average person who is wanting to learn the
basics, to those who intend to make massage therapy a
If you are interested in making massage therapy a profession
is advisable to enroll at a registered massage school that is
approved by a certified board.
This will ensure that you get a high standard of training and
professional ethics are adhered to.
For the professional massage therapist there are the
costs of massage beds. These massage beds are designed to
the patient to lie in a comfortable position, without stress
their head and neck, while the masseuse can have good access
the body to allow correct manipulation.
Mobile beds can cost several hundred dollars.
An additional expense is the oil that is required for massage.
While there are various different scented oils that are sold
through body shops, most professional massage therapists will
buy a standard oil in bulk only adding essences when required.
For sports massage the standard oils serve the purpose and are
more costs effective.
About The Author: Graeme Ramsey is a freelance writer on many
different topics including sports and health.