institute of therapeutic massage take control of your future

About Massage

Massage Therapy has been part of the health care field since the days of Hippocrates. Massage history dates back to many ancient cultures and lands from China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In 1825 – Dr. Per Henrick Ling from Sweden developed medical gymnastics and which became the precursor to Swedish Massage. Traditional massage today is known as Swedish Massage, which may reduce stress, encourage relaxation, and help relieve many physical ailments such as arthritis, insomnia, and headaches.

An understanding and mastery of the hands-on strokes of Swedish Massage is required before one can branch out into other types of massage. Improperly administrered massage techniques or therapies may be fruitless for relief, but more seriously, may be potentially harmful to the receiver.

Medical practices in all states are now hiring Massage Therapists or establishing referral relationships to make it easy for patients to find qualified registered and/or licensed professional massage therapists.

Here are more reasons to choose Massage Therapy
as a career, as well as an addition to your personal healthcare program:

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage may also help with improving one’s overall health:

  • Reduce back and neck pain and improve range of motion.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow- the body’s natural defense system.
  • Improve the condition of the skin – the body’s largest organ.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins – amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
Home | Courses | Enrollment | Staff | About Massage | Contact | Wellness Seminars 4 Therapists