COMPILED BY DARREN BUFORD
We asked massage clients:
what were your principal reasons
for seeking massage therapy?
37% relieve pain
31% relieve stress
24% received as a gift
12% recover from injury
Statistics courtesy of ABMP's National
Consumer Research Survey, conducted by
Harstad Strategic Research, January 2013.
There are more than 250 types of massage and
bodywork. Here's just one of the many modalities you
Watsu, or aquatic shiatsu, began when creator
Harold Dull brought his knowledge of Zen shiatsu into
a warm pool. Zen shiatsu incorporates stretches that
release blockages along the meridians—the channels
through which chi or life force flows. Dull found the
effects of Zen shiatsu could be amplified and made
more profound by stretching someone while having
them float in warm water. By supporting, rocking, and
moving the whole body while stretching a leg or arm,
Watsu lessens the resistance there is when a limb is
worked in isolation. Warm water and the continuous
support it provides are ideal for freeing the spine.
Definition from Massagetherapy.com's Glossary of Massage and
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