Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kinesiology And Modern Massage Therapy

Kinesiology is the scientific study of the mechanics of motion in relation to the human anatomy. This modern massage study is comparatively newer than other massage therapies. It was first introduced as a part of chiropractic medicine in 1964. Individuals who practice kinesiology are known as kinesiologist.

Massage therapy aims at healing and relaxing the body by different techniques of stretching, pressing, kneading the different body parts, skin, muscles and joints. In order to provide maximum benefit a therapist should know the how muscle work together as body move. With the physical body parts it is important to know the clients mental state also.


Kinesiology involves the study of both mind and body. This study reveals how mind and body work in healthy and unhealthy conditions. There are documented evidences that strong muscles counterbalance for weaker muscles leading to strain, pain and physical problems in the body.

A therapist knowing kinesiology can specify the need of client and work on pressure point to release the energy blockages. It is believed that mind and body have strong link so it is necessary to pinpoint the exact source of physical discomfort. Many a time visualization exercises is given to the client with pressure point treatment to open the energy blockages. This lets the body to work with all the muscles taking on their share of workload.

Since the work area of the massage therapist is muscles, tissues, joints of the body, the keen understanding of kinesiology always benefits the therapist. Kinesiology can treat pain, allergies, fatigue, and emotional disturbances. It is a holistic therapy it not only treats the body but takes care of the heath as whole. It looks into the physical, environmental and psychological state of a person.

From hands on modern massage therapy to visualization exercise for healthy body, study of kinesiology will add value to massage therapist’s expertise.

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