PART 2 OF 2: Part 1 introduced massage therapists to tactical athletes with focus on military personnel. This post discusses research and best practices including special considerations when working with people in the military and their families. Keep in mind that therapists may not know if the client on the table is serving or has served. […]
PART 1 OF 2: Tactical athletes are individuals in service professions who have significant physical fitness and performance requirements associated with their work. Tactical athletes include individuals in military service, law enforcement, and first responders such as firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Military service workers can be enrolled in active duty, in the reserves, or in the […]
Massage can be provided to children aged 3 years into adolescence. This time frame encompasses the preschool period, middle childhood, and adolescence, which begins with the onset of puberty, and ends with adult identity and behaviors, which ranges from 12 years to 19 years of age (Feldman, 2013).
Infant massage is a series of massage techniques customized to fit the needs of the child and the child’s family, according to the General Council for Massage Therapies (1). Infant massage can be taught to parents and caregivers who provide the massage or it can be provided by a massage therapist or other qualified individual.
PART 5 OUT 5: This article discusses skin injuries of burns, scarring, and decubitus ulcers starting with a description of the condition and following up with massage considerations and a look at evidence-based practice. Please check previous blogs for bacterial infections, fungal infections, viral infections, and inflammatory infections.
PART 4 OF 5: Inflammatory skin infections are common dermatologic conditions. Causes range from allergies, contact with various agents, autoimmunity, and aging. Some conditions are chronic while others are episodic. Pathologies featured in this article include eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and scleroderma.
PART 3 OF 5: There are many viral skin infections that range from mild to the severe. Some viral skin infections affect just the skin and others are associated with systemic diseases. This article features massage modifications for viral skin infections including cold sores, chickenpox, shingles, and warts.