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Relaxation Massage Practitioners

This is a group for those massage therapists who are interested in relaxation massage and helping people de-stress. This is a place where we can share ideas and learn from one another.

Members: 54
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2012

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Singing Bowls 8 Replies

Does anyone here use singing bowls -- either as part of their massage or for themselves? If you do, how do you use them? And has anyone received a treatment involving singing bowls or other sound…Continue

Started by Steve - Maryland L.M.T.. Last reply by Anja Martin Aug 6, 2012.

Introduce yourself here.... 13 Replies

If you are new to this group, please take a moment to tell us all a little about yourself: where you are from, how you came to be interested in massage, how long you have practiced, a little about…Continue

Started by Donna C. Agrinsonis, LMT. Last reply by Sandy Gerhardt Jan 14, 2012.

Working on more, uh, hairy clients...... 15 Replies

Am I the only one or is it much harder to work on gentlemen with a lot of hair on their skin? I have tried using different oils, creams, etc. and if I am doing relaxation massage, I have a really…Continue

Started by Donna C. Agrinsonis, LMT. Last reply by Steve - Maryland L.M.T. Jan 5, 2010.

How do you help your clients relax? 6 Replies

Aside from your actual massage, what little touches have you added to help your clients relax? I have a really warm table warmer, I use a big fluffy bolster, I painted my massage room a beautiful…Continue

Started by Donna C. Agrinsonis, LMT. Last reply by Marissa Jan 3, 2010.

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Comment by Kelly Sanders, LMT on November 30, 2011 at 12:23pm

Welcome Cathy

Comment by Cathy Nelson on November 30, 2011 at 12:00pm

Hello! I am new to the group.  I received my License in May 2011.  Right now, I am doing mostly volunteer work with the elderly and Hospice.  I only do Relaxation massage.  I don't practice Deep Tissue.  I just wanted to say "Hello". 

Comment by Kelly Sanders, LMT on October 8, 2010 at 11:20am
Just a suggestion;
For those of you not familiar with essential oils, do know that used properly can act in a medicinal way. Since many of our pharmaceuticals come from plants, it only makes sense that the oils we use can have the same effect on our clients bodies as if they were being treated with liquid medicine. To be able to differentiate between a true essential oil and a perfumed oil test it by smell. A perfumed oil will have either an overlay of alcohol or some off oder. A true essential oil will only smell like the plant from which it came. To learn which oils best suit which pain or body issue check out the essential oils guide from a-z located at htt://wwwbuild doterra.com there are a lot of really good information material there.
Kelly
Comment by Noel Sumbad on October 8, 2010 at 6:08am
I have purchased Lavender oil but my family don't like much the smell, my wife and my kids prefer Jhonson baby powder. I used to massage them before bedtime during weekends.
Comment by Noel Sumbad on October 8, 2010 at 6:06am
thanks, we have a lot of coconut oil at home. It's very easy to make one anyway. It is a very common here in the Philippines and quite cheap, this is usually home made.
Comment by Mark Good on October 7, 2010 at 12:23pm
great tips for oil, thanks!
Comment by Steve - Maryland L.M.T. on October 7, 2010 at 12:11pm
I use Nutri-Naturals light massage oil from Biotone. It's a blend of sunflower, coconut and other oils along with extracts from avocado, carrot and grapeseed. It has a nice. light scent, it's not greasy and it's good for the skin.

If you don't have access to commercial massage products you might try coconut oil. It's sometimes is used in Asian cooking, so you can find it at a food store. I use coconut oil for clients who don't want any preservatives in what goes on their bodies. It works well and isn't greasy, but you need to remember that coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so you need a way to warm it.

It's great to see activity in this group again.
Comment by Darcy Neibaur on October 7, 2010 at 11:43am
Soothing Touch with Lavender is my favorite for relaxing massage. To me it has a wonderful glide. Many places carry it and ship for free. The best deals can be found at www.massagewarehouse.com or www.bodyworksmall.com
Comment by Noel Sumbad on October 7, 2010 at 6:19am
What is the best oil to use in relaxation massage? I'm new in this field and not so knowledgeable in using different kinds of oil. I live here in the Philippines and don't know where to purchase online.Thanks for the infos.
Comment by Marissa on January 1, 2010 at 10:04pm
Only 70%? I thought that the total was closer to 90% at this time.
 

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