Masseuse Training

Written by Jen Nichol
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Many people wonder what is involved in masseuse training. We have all given shoulder rubs to friends and family, but the idea of doing it hour by hour may seem overwhelming. Does modern masseuse training help future practitioners build the strength and stamina to deliver great, effective massages, hour after hour?

The answer is yes. Ironically, one of the most tiring and challenging parts of the body to work is the neck and shoulders, so people who have done massage very casually, by just giving shoulder rubs, are only experiencing the hardest thing to do! There are many factors to consider while giving massage, but it can be done in such a way that the therapist actually has more energy after the session than before.

Masseuse Training Includes Body Mechanics

The main factor to staying energetic and healthy when giving massage is body mechanics. Top massage schools teach their students how to stand and how to move when giving massage, so that you don't get sore or tired. There is no point in giving someone a massage if you need one as soon as you are done.

In addition to proper body mechanics, table height is of great importance. A table that is proper for the practitioner will let them put their arms straight down, with their palms facing the floor; this makes massage feel natural and easy. A great school will have a number of tips and tools to help future therapists stay healthy and viable for many years to come.

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