Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities).
Our 500 hour massage therapy and bodywork program will lead you to become a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in New Jersey.
Massage Therapy as a Profession
Therapeutic massage offers both relaxation and health benefits. With the correct training, massage can be an adjunct therapy in addressing many health disorders. Massage can also be a stress-relieving choice for people committed to wellness and preventive health care.
According to the 2014 Massage Profession Research Report from the American Massage Therapy Association, the number of practicing massage therapists grew by approximately 47% over the last decade. There is an extensive increase in consumer demand and awareness that almost 88% of Americans believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain and that massage can be beneficial to health and wellness.
The field of massage therapy continues to expand, offering solid benefits, including competitive compensation and a healthy job growth, as well as a rewarding career in healthcare.
Massage therapists work in a broad range of positive and exciting work environments. Massage Therapists are employed in a wide variety of venues, making it a versatile and flexible career.
- Spa and Fitness Centers
- Sports Teams
- Integrative Medical Clinics
- Chiropractic Offices
- Hospice Care
- Home Business
- Corporate Wellness Events
- Cruise Ships
- Mall and Retail Chair Massages
Ayurvedic Massage – Santhigram’s Unique Value Proposition – Pioneering Eastern Massage Modalities in the USA
There has been a tremendous growth of yoga in the west and this has mushroomed into a multi-billion-dollar industry. Consequently, closely related eastern modalities like Ayurvedic massage and diet had been steadily increasing on a fast track as a preventive care and to maintain optimum health.
Ayurveda is the oldest surviving complete medical system in the world and it offers a rich and comprehensive outlook to a healthy life. It is a system of medicine with natural remedies that can treat most of the so called incurable diseases without any side-effects.
The name Ayurveda is derived from two Sanskrit words, Ayur meaning life and longevity, and Veda meaning knowledge or science. In other words, Ayurveda means “the Science of Life” that teaches us to live life in a true and natural balance. It is the traditional natural healing system of India, being practiced here for over 5000 years.
Ayurveda thus offers a unique blend of science and philosophy that balances the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components necessary for holistic health.
Massage Therapy and Ayurveda relationship
The hectic pace of today’s work environment combined with a diverse array of personal lifestyles has motivated individuals of all ages and from all walks of life to search for effective stress-management techniques that promote well-being and a higher quality of life.
Ayurvedic massage is a key part of Holistic Wellness. Just as a machine needs to be oiled, the body loves to have its largest organ, the skin, soothed, which is why herbal oils are commonly used in Ayurvedic massage.
Most forms of Ayurvedic massage therapy for the body begins with a preliminary oil massage and may then proceed to more specialized techniques. It promotes positive health, overcome fatigue, strengthen the nervous system, improve eyesight, nourish the bodily tissues, increase longevity, normalize sleep, instill flexibility and sturdiness as well as to maintain good health in general. Massage therapy has found a welcome place among medical practitioners, insurance companies, hospitals, major corporations, sports teams, health clubs, hospice centers, chiropractors, cruise lines, and many others.