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Superglossary - Massage
Category: Health and Medicine > Massage
Date & country: 18/12/2013, US
Words: 380


Rounds
The act of seeing patients in the hospital or another in-patient setting. After doing his hospital r

Rubenfeld Synergy Method
Founded by Ilana Rubenfeld, this method integrates elements of two great body/mind teachers, F.M. Al

Russian Massage
This technique alters the basic strokes of classical massage so each stroke provides the client with

Seated Massage
Acupressure or massage techniques used while client sits fully clothed in a portable massage chair.

Sensitivity
1. In psychology, the quality of being sensitive. As, for example, sensitivity training, training in

Serotonin
A hormone , also called 5-hydroxytryptamine , in the pineal gland , blood platelets, the digestive t

Shadow Integration
This modality is based on Carl Jung

Shen Therapy
SHEN is the acronym for Specific Human Energy Nexus and was developed by American scientist Richard

Shiat-Surf
This is a hands-and-foot-on therapy system designed to create space and unblock restrictions in the

Shiatsu
Developed in Japan, shiatsu is a finger-pressure technique utilizing traditional acupuncture points.

Shinkiko
A system of healing based on the study of the relationship between the non-physical world (ki, energ

Skin
The skin is the body's outer covering. It protects us against heat and light, injury, and infection.

Soft Tissue Release
Soft-tissue release (STR) is a powerful injury treatment technique developed in Europe with the worl

Soma
SOMA is a unique development of the holographic body reading technique. Holographic body reading rec

Soma Neuromuscular Integration
A ten-session system of bodywork, SOMA neuromuscular integration works the fascial network to releas

Somatic Education
Somatic Education is a healthcare modality based on co-creative science. It is therefore taught and

Somatic Experiencing
Somatic Education is a healthcare modality based on co-creative science. It is therefore taught and

Somatic Psychology
This is a body-based orientation that facilitates the client

Somatic Therapy
Refers to the mind/body connection utilizing the fundamentals of Freud, Alexander, Reich, Feldenkrai

Somato Emotional Release
Somatoemotional Release is a therapeutic process that helps rid the mind and body of residual effect

Soothing
Bringing comfort, solace, reassurance, peace, composure, quietude.

Sound Therapy
Using the media of sound (music, tones, vibrations, etc.) As tools for healing, sound therapy enable

Spa Therapies
A variety of body treatments administered in spas. Herbal wraps, loofah body scrubs, parafango, salt

Spinal Release
Spinal release allows therapists to correct distortions of the central nervous system and restore th

Spiritual Massage Healing
Spinal release allows therapists to correct distortions of the central nervous system and restore th

Sports Massage
Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three contexts in

St. Johns Neuromuscular Therapy
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Stool
The solid matter discharged in a bowel movement.

Strain-Counterstrain
Developed by osteopath Lawrence Jones, this noninvasive treatment helps decrease protective muscle s

Stress
Forces from the outside world impinging on the individual. Stress is a normal part of life that can

Structural Energetic Therapy
Developed in 1983, Structural Energetic Therapy (SET) is a deep-tissue, body-restructuring therapy t

Structural Integration
Based on the work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf, structural integration is based on the idea that the entire st

Swedish Massage
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous sys

Syntropy Insight Bodywork
A combination of neuromuscular reeducation, hands-on application, qigong, Taoism, and meditation, Sy

Tai Chi Chih
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Tai Chi Chuan
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Taikyo Shiatsu
Taikyo shiatsu is a style using ancient Taoist yin/yang and taijiquan principles combined with the g

Tandem
A massage in which two therapists work on one client at the same time, sometimes called four hands m

Tantsu Tantric Shiatsu
Tantsu Tantric Shiatsu was invented by Harold Dull, who also created Watsu, or water shiatsu. Tantsu

Tapotement
A Swedish massage technique executed with cupped hands, fingers or the edge of the hand with short,

Tara Approach
Developed by Dr. Stephanie Mines, the TARA Approach is a holistic system for the critical transforma

Tera-Mai Seichem
This is an ancient art of healing using the universal elemental energy rays of earth (reiki), air/et

Thai Massage
Also called nuad bo rarn, Thai massage has been taught and practiced in Thailand for approximately t

Thai Yoga Massage
Blends Thai massage, yoga and Ayurvedic principles.

Thalassotherapy
This treatment uses the therapeutic benefits of the sea and seawater products--vitamins and minerals

The Annals Of Internal Medicine
A medical journal especially concerned with information in the field of internal medicine (adult med

Therapeutic
Relating to therapeutics , that part of medicine concerned specifically with the treatment of diseas

Therapeutic Touch
Developed through the collaboration of a nursing professor and a spiritual healer, Therapeutic Touch

Thrombosis
The formation or presence of a blood clot in a blood vessel. The vessel may be any vein or artery as

Tibetan Point Holding
Developed in 1989 by Karen Peterson and John Walsh, Tibetan point holding focuses on prolonged holdi

Tissue
A tissue in medicine is not like a piece of tissue paper. It is a broad term that is applied to any

Touch For Health
Developed by chiropractor John Thie, Touch for Health combines methods and techniques that include a

Touchabilities
Developed by Iris Burman and Sandy Friedland, touchabilities Essential Connections is a universal sk

Trager Approach
Trager is an approach to bodywork developed in the 1920s by American medical practitioner Dr. Milton

Trager Work
Involves rocking and shaking movements ranging from gentle to vigorous that loosen restrictions in t

Trauma Touch Therapy
Trauma touch therapy was developed to address the needs of clients affected by trauma and abuse, inc

Trigger
Something that either sets off a disease in people who are genetically predisposed to developing the

Trigger Point
irritated area in muscle fibers that when compressed may elicit pain or a twitching response.

Trigger Point Myotherapy
Trigger point myotherapy is a noninvasive therapeutic modality for the relief and control of myofasc

Trigger Point Therapy
A method that applies concentrated finger pressure to trigger points to break cycles of spasm and pa

Tui Na
Tui na is an ancient Chinese system of manual therapeutics with a wide range of techniques and indic

Tuina
Chinese massage utilizing a variety of hand movements to stimulate acupressure points.

Tumor
An abnormal mass of tissue. Tumors are a classic sign of inflammation, and can be benign or malignan

Turaya Touch System
With Turaya Touch, using the body

Unified Field Therapy
Unified field therapy (UFT) has discovered that beyond the body, beyond energy, lies a matrix of con

Untie
UNTIE was developed in the United States in the early 1980s as an alternative to exerting force into

Usui System
Reiki healing is a hands-on energy healing art. It was originated in Japan in the early 20th century

Vein
A blood vessel that carries blood low in oxygen content from the body back to the heart. The deoxyge

Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy
Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy (VHMT) is a bodywork therapy designed to restore one to fluidity

Visceral Manipulation
Visceral manipulation enhances the normal mobility and tissue motion of the organs of the visceral s

Vitaflex
Based on the piezoelectric properties of the human skin, vitaflex is a specialized form of manual st

Vital
Necessary to maintain life. Breathing is a vital function.

Vortexhealing Energetic Therapy
Vortexhealing is an energetic healing art from the Merlin lineage that works solely with divine ligh

Warfarin
An anticoagulant drug (brand names

Watsu
Watsu, or aquatic shiatsu, began at Harbin Hot Springs where Harold Dull brought his knowledge of Ze

Yoga
The word yoga describes a variety of Hindu practices developed in ancient India to unify body and mi

Yogassage
This is a massage modality that enhances the free and natural movements of the body through gentle,

Zen Body Therapy
This technique integrates Zen training with Eastern teachings of the circulation of vital energy or

Zen Shiatsu
This style was developed by Shizuto Masanuga, who proposed the treatment of meridian extensions beyo

Zero Balancing
Zero Balancing was developed by Fritz Smith, MD, and has its roots in osteopathy, acupuncture, Rolfi