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  • Indianapolis, IN
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Incidencs of Morton's Feet and Sciatica

oMorton's Feet are said to occur in 25 % of the population.  Morton's Feet (first toe is too short and does not bear the weight of the foot, leaving that job to the second toe, (metatarsal length…Continue

Started Feb 24, 2013

massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
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What are some ways of improving foot cleanliness in the full body massage process?  When feet are at the midway point in the massage, what ways have been used and found successful to wash, scrub, or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristen Radden Jun 7, 2013.

Client seeing multiple massage therapists
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I was asked to do Swedish massage on a client who is being treated by another therapist using deep compression and deep tissue for a frozen shoulder.   This treatement has caused pain lasting up to 4…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sheryl Matters Feb 24, 2013.

 

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Kristen Radden replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
"These are all great ideas! As a reflexologist and former massage therapist, here are my thoughts: (1) Use a hot towel to wipe off the feet at the beginning of the session. That way they are clean whenever you get to them and you won't have to…"
Jun 7, 2013
Eileen Violet replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
"I always did the face and head first, while my hands were clean...most people aren't that gross that it's a worry to touch their feet, then other parts (not face) of the body?  Do you just have feet issues?  I wouldnt' like…"
Jun 6, 2013
Pam Cameron replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
"I leave the feet for the end. One idea is you could wrap the foot in a hot towel and massage through it. My clients love having hot towels on their feet. There are a lot of great ideas listed here!"
May 10, 2013
Ruben M. Chouinard replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
"I use warm water for the foot massage therapy. Since I am very obsessed about keeping my hands clean, I use sanitizer and rub it on my hands once I am done with it. I take special care in washing the towel in warm water and antiseptic liquid before…"
May 10, 2013
Paul Fletcher replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
"My clients are 99% women, so this is not usually an issue with me. What I do routinely is give the client a foot wash with Surgical scrub solution, then massage their feet with moisturiser for a short time. I raise the back of the table, then the…"
May 7, 2013
Qiana Thompson replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
"I use hand sanitizer after I work the feet. If I feel uncomfortable working on their feet due to fungus or smell, then I work through the sheet and give more of a shiatsu/acupressure  type of foot massage. "
Apr 10, 2013
Laura Garza replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
"I normally start clients prone, after flipping them I continue with legs and feet.  I use a hand sanitizer before moving on.  Luckily I have experienced anybody with really stinky feet.  And I typically use aromatherapy - some of…"
Mar 13, 2013
Sheryl Matters replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion Client seeing multiple massage therapists
"Chris, Thank you for your response.  Which modalities were you receiving? "
Feb 24, 2013
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Incidencs of Morton's Feet and Sciatica

oMorton's Feet are said to occur in 25 % of the population.  Morton's Feet (first toe is too short and does not bear the weight of the foot, leaving that job to the second toe, (metatarsal length discrepancy) which is longer than that first toe.  Of those clients with sciatica, how many of them also have Morton's Feet and  how do you MT's treat your clients with Morton's Feet?See More
Feb 24, 2013
Chris Reynolds replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion Client seeing multiple massage therapists
"Don't know if this helps or not. I have had problems with my shoulder for 6 months or so. It has caused me to stop doing massage therapy full time. I am back to doing part time and the shoulder is getting better. However I'm pretty sure…"
Feb 23, 2013
Chris Reynolds replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
"There is a peppermint foot gel, that is amazing. I buy it at Walmart. Not only does it disinfect, but if the person has feet that aren't too pleasant smelling it takes care of that problem as well."
Feb 23, 2013
Gael Wood replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
"If you start your client face up, you can end with the feet, or at least massage the scalp and face first. I start face up and work on the feet twice supine and prone. I do use hot towels on the feet after I massage them, and that does clean my…"
Feb 20, 2013
Jimswife replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
"In school we learned about using hand sanitizer or baby wipes (whichever you decide to have in your room). Suggest to client prior to massage that there is sanitizer if you wish to freshen up your tired feet. I have NOT done this at work. But I…"
Feb 19, 2013
Pete L Blanco II replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
"I typically save the feet for the very end of the session."
Feb 19, 2013
Encantado replied to Sheryl Matters's discussion massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness
"Feet are feet. They're dirty.  If your massage has continuity, then you're not leaving to wash your hands. That means your hands will touch their feet and then something else (e.g. their face).  Most therapists wipe their hands…"
Feb 18, 2013
Sheryl Matters posted a discussion

massaging feet in full body Swedish Massage, cleanliness

What are some ways of improving foot cleanliness in the full body massage process?  When feet are at the midway point in the massage, what ways have been used and found successful to wash, scrub, or somehow sanitze the foot massage process?See More
Feb 17, 2013

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In what year did you enter the profession?
2013
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Energy Work, Esalen Therapeutic Massage

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