MY MASSAGE EXPERIENCE A TO Z – Accountancy To Zumba
Muscles, Memories and Moves
Here is my O & P Massage Experience, covering some of the clients I get through the door and some techniques I use.
O is for:
Oil executive – this guy trained as a Remedial Massage Therapist so I ensured I was on top of my game for his appointment! Turns out I was Ok because he’s still a regular client 8 years on! As well as a stressful, busy role in the office he maintains his HGV licence and takes a delivery lorry out occasionally!
Olympic athlete, our local 2012 triathlete was a regular client in her junior years and still comes back when in the area, if time allows.
Optometrist – another regular, a fit over 50 female who finds a monthly massage helps keep her muscle-skeletal body in shape.
P is for:
Petrissage Wikipedia defines it thus “(from French pétrir, “to knead”) are massage movements with applied pressure which are deep and compress the underlying muscles. Kneading, wringing, skin rolling and pick-up-and-squeeze are the petrissage movements” . I covered petrissage here Kneading.
Probation Officer, now retired, a busy and stressful job. This client used to work in London but has retired back home to Lutterworth and has been a regular client since 2004. Take a look at Cerebal Palsy here, this is the same guy!
Post Surgery – I have had many clients seeking help post surgery (and sometimes pre surgery) . Quite a few skiing injuries (a future post), hip replacements and one notable golfing injury, read about that here: http://www.jenallenmassagetherapy.com/my-massage-experience-g-h/
Pharmacist at least one of these amongst my clients. The one I’m thinking of in particular works in a Chemist and is on her feet a lot of the day, stretching to reach the medications on high shelves or clambering up the steps to reach them. So an all over massage helps to ease those aching arms and legs, not to mention the stresses of this very important job.
Pilates a great exercise that works on strength and flexibility, great for mobility, posture and balance. I recommend it to many clients and often advise some specific exercises for their condition. Find out more here http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/Pages/pilates-for-beginners.aspx
Palpation this is the process of using the hands to examine the body. This assessment tool is very important to a massage therapist, using touch to identify the various soft tissue structures of the body. Knowledge of the attachments of the muscles and the actions that the muscle performs enables the condition of those tissues to be assessed through palpation and movement. This then informs the necessary massage treatment.
Read the previous posts here;
Look out for Q and R coming soon!
Thanks for reading
I did my Massage Training here http://www.nim.uk/
Northern Institute of Massage
Now Blogging over on www.jenafitlife.com