massage therapy

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massage therapy

n.
A system of manual therapy performed by a formally trained, often licensed practitioner that focuses on the application and principles of therapeutic massage to reduce musculoskeletal pain and promote healing, relaxation, and overall health.

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Since 2016 online conversation has grown around acupuncture; myotherapy, which includes trigger-point therapy; soft-tissue massage and body manipulation; and reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction, administered through palm or hands-on healing.
He holds Bachelors and Master's Degrees in Social Work from the University of Illinois and Massage Therapy Technician certification from the Myotherapy Institute of Utah.
Eight weeks after the amputation, she took him to a Galen myotherapy centre.
Martin took this to heart, and upon his return in the 1990s, he established Intercare, which indeed became a pioneer in Complementary Alternative Medicine, integrating chiropractic, acupuncture, myotherapy (muscle therapy), Pilates, with traditional medical specialties.
In: 1st Brazilian Congress in Electromyography and Kinesiology and 1st National Meeting of Myotherapy Procedures, 2010, Piracicaba--SP.
Myotherapy, a kind of deep-tissue massage, can be very helpful if your headache is induced by tight back, neck, or shoulder muscles.
For years Leisner pursued various remedies from Eastern and Western medical traditions, including the myotherapy techniques that had helped pianist Leon Fleisher, but nothing helped him, and at least one therapy actually made the condition worse.