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Take a Class In Swedish Massage

Since I have worked at the center, many of my clients have questioned about our massage therapist's training.  My clients have also been interested in learning a bit for themselves.  Some clients of mine have even considered massage as a career.  Even though we have left behind blogs with instruction on how to give a great face massage, foot massage, etc., do you think it would be nice to have a hands-on class where some of our therapists have actually trained?  I found a great opportunity to learn simple massage techniques and to find out if massage therapy is the right choice for you as a career.

The Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy is offering a few classes with a basic introduction to Swedish Massage. Swedish massage is the therapeutic massage standard for most of the Western world. It involves a variety of specific massage techniques including effleurage (long gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading of the muscle), tapotement (tapping the muscles), and friction (working deeper into the muscles with the fingers, elbow, or base of the palm.)  As a client at the The Pittsburgh Center for Complimentary Health and Healing, you most likely have experienced Swedish massage techniques in one or more of your sessions. Some benefits of receiving a massage are as follows:    

 * Massage calms the nervous system and promotes a sense of relaxation and well being.
 * Massage reduces tension and anxiety.
 * Massage improves blood circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells.

 * Massage stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries away the body’s waste products.

 * Massage prevents and relieve muscles cramps and spasms.

 * Massage therapy can help with pain management in conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, muscle spasms.

It is nice to be a part of something so beneficial to the body!
Here is the information to get you started.
Massage for Family and Friends

WHERE?        The Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy  (In Penn Hills)
WHEN?         May1-2, 2010  or  August 28-29, 2010  or  November 6-7 2010         TIMES?         Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm
FEE?            $65 for one person, $120 for two people
CONTACT?    412-241-5155



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