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AMTA's Approach to the Affordable Care Act
08/07/2013 12:00 AM
Evanston, IL. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) understands there has been much discussion and debate about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the potential role for massage therapists that it might provide within health insurance based, third-party reimbursement. Similar debates are taking place among other health care professionals as the ACA presents many challenges for everyone involved in health care, from professionals to consumers. While the law was enacted more than 3 years ago, it continues to be debated, analyzed and scrutinized. Meanwhile, the law has evolved and implementation will continue to evolve, especially as states determine their approaches to it.

BestMassage Partakes in Ohio Council of Massage Therapy Schools Teachers' and Administrators' Conference
08/07/2013 12:00 AM
BestMassage, an international massage table and supplies warehouse, will be participating in this year's Ohio Council of Massage Therapy Schools (OCMTS) Teachers' and Administrators' Conference.

Cranial Sacral Massage

Cranial sacral therapy is a simple procedure involving light, therapeutic touches administered to the head, neck, and other troublesome areas which prevents the problematic exchange of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the body.

What to expect

Depending on the area or areas receiving treatment, sessions can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Craniosacral therapy not only helps with a large number of problems which complicate many lives every day, but it is an easy step in keeping the body and mind beautiful.

The session begins with the guest lying on their back with the licensed therapist gently examining the head and neck areas. If problems are occurring in other areas which can be treated with craniosacral therapy, these areas will be examined at this time in order to determine the best way to solve the ailment through therapy. Most of the time, the therapist will begin at the cranial base, located at the back of the skull. Many times stress and other blockages here are the cause for migraines and lesser headaches. By working this area, the therapist will be able to open up the tissue and allow it to breathe more freely, which will often alleviate pain caused in this area. Craniosacral therapy applied to this area also allows for any unwanted blockage preventing cerebrospinal fluid from flowing freely from the head and neck to the thoracic inlet to dissolve.

One area which often receives special attention during a craniosacral therapy session is the jaw. If not enough fluid reaches the jaw, it is more likely for temporomandibular joint disorders, commonly referred to as TMJ, to occur. When the therapist performs craniosacral therapy on this area, it loosens the joints and allows fluid to enter it, which in turn, removes the tension away from the jaw.

Another area which benefits from craniosacral therapy is the sacrum. For the body to perform at its best, cerebrospinal fluid must flow freely from the head and neck all the way down the entire spine. By working the sacrum, it helps aid in the flow of this fluid in order to solve a number of ailments including general back pain caused from stress, chronic fatigue, and balance — among many other problems stemming from the hips.

In addition to relieving pain caused from stress, fatigue, balance and headaches, there are a plethora of ailments and conditions which craniosacral therapy can help or even cure. Because of the relaxing nature of the procedure, it can be very beneficial for those suffering from a number of nervous conditions. This is due to the fact that often times in patients with such problems, there is very little cerebrospinal fluid reaching the brain. This also benefits those suffering from menopause, digestive problems, eye stress and pain, hyperactivity, and also helps to strengthen the overall performance of the immune system.

Session Length

All session times include 5 minutes for initial consultation and undressing and conclude with 5 minutes for redressing and recommendations. For example, 60 minute custom massage session consist of 5 minutes for initial consultation and undressing, 50 minutes custom massage and 5 minutes for redressing and recommendations.

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