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Types of Massage

There are a variety of different styles, types and techniques of massage utilized by massage practioners. We've provided a description of the type of massage being used today

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in people with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term "Swedish" massage is not really known in the country of Sweden, where it is called "classic massage".[2]

Introducing the Kates Method of Advanced Bodywork

The Kates Method: An Alternative Approach to Pain Management

The BEST thing that has happened to your gym training in years

The Kates Method is a safe and effective bodywork treatment designed to restore motion and circulation. The treatment itself is an advanced bodywork technique, not physical therapy and not a type of "relaxation" massage. Kates Method practitioners are not required to be traditional medical practitioners, and the subject receiving the Kates Method may remain fully clothed.

The Kates Method provides alternatives by listening to the "Healer Within" to get tight, stuck areas moving again; pain is relieved as circulation is restored. The Kates Method is easy to learn and is a completely new way of stretching out tight, immobile muscles.

Most people believe they cannot move because they are in pain. The Kates Method works from the premise that people are in pain because they cannot move.

The Kates Method is a systematic method not intended to treat any specific disorder of the human body. However, subjects of the Kates Method may receive relief from pain anywhere in the body, including the following:

Localized neck and shoulder pain

Isolated lower back pain, tightness or discomfort

Pain in legs, feet and ankles

Jaw pain or TMJ

Frequent headaches

Sciatic neuritis (Common sciatica)

Generalized back pain, tightness or discomfort

Generalized pain or discomfort in the knees and feet

I have found it to be highly beneficial to those training in the gym. After a rugged workout, the training and stress the facia has undergone benefits from the Kates method immensely. ANYONE working out in the gym should experience this form of bodywork to feel the immediate benefits it provides.

E-Mail or call me for an appointment today, or just approach me at King's Gym and Fitness Center and I will show you how this amazing bodywork can supplement you training.

Developed by Jeff Kates, Director of Advanced Bodywork and Massage Institute (ABWAMI) in Solon, Ohio, Jeff got his massage practitioner license from the State Medical Board of Ohio and has been in private practice now for 29 years.

Jeff accidentally discovered this alternative treatment method to "loosen the body and ease pain, painlessly," by listening to what he calls "The Healer Within."

Jeff Kates has continued to practice the Kates Method as an alternative pain management solution for subjects with any kind of pain or mobility issue.

The Kates Method is taught at the Advanced Bodywork and Massage Institute (ABWAMI) in Solon, Ohio.

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[2] Content Obtained from Wikipedia.com.