The strength of Swedish massage is to
relax muscles and nerves by long, smooth, relaxing and nurturing
kneading strokes, gently go into the lymphatic and nervous tissue,
and eventually relax and rejuvenate the muscular and nervous
........When combined with
Shiatsu's "finger pressure" by pressing on certain "energy
points" along the body, this combined massage will help
relieve congestion throughout the body and stimulate blood circulation.
It works even better for those who are used to deep (deeper)
........Swedish massage is
the most common form of massage, consisting of smooth and definite
strokes and gentle kneading.
........The increase in lymph
circulation is the most widely recognized physiological effect
of massage. (Lymphatic system removes particles from cell breakdown,
viruses, and bacteria).
........Massage can also help
relieve insomnia, reduce mildly high blood pressure, and speed
up the healing process of muscle tissue.
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I Relieves muscular
tension and spasms, improves muscle tone; relieves and prevents
adhesions to muscle tissue.
I Compensates in
part for lack of physical activity; helps prevent muscular atrophy.
I Increases flexibility
and range of motion (connective tissues).
I Increases blood
flow/circulation. Enhances body's natural healing process.
I Can reduce mildly
high blood pressure.
I Reduces mental
fatigue, increases energy, ambition and productivity; increases
I Can help relieve
I Increases metabolic
rate, assisting with fat loss.
I Combats negative
effects of aging.
ABOUT BRIAN BON
I EFI I EFI I EFIEducation and experiences
Brian is a professionally certified and licensed massage therapist.
He is a graduate of Mesa Institute in Santa Ana, CA with over
1000 hours of training, specifically:
Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Chair Massage, Aromatherapy.
........Brian has earned his
BA in Theatre Arts and English. He is CPR certified and has received
training in HIV and AIDS awareness.
........In addition, he teaches
Hatha Yoga (emphasis on power and strength with specific attention
to individuals of all levels) and group fitness classes several
times a week at the Anaheim Hilton Sports & Fitness Center.
.......Brian can be reached
at (714) 783-5677 or send an email at
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I EFI I EFI I EFIFAQ's about massage
I I've never had
a massage before. What should I expect? First
the massage therapist will ask you to fill out a client intake
form with questions to learn about your previous health history.
........For most people, massage
is completely safe. However, professionally trained massage therapists
want to ensure that your medical needs and restrictions are honored
so that you can enjoy the best massage possible. If you've had
surgery or specific medical conditions, it's important for the
massage therapist to consult with your physician first to ensure
your safety and to provide the most therapeutic effect.
........The massage therapist
will then meet with you to discuss areas that are particularly
tense or areas that need special attention. He will also ask
what areas to avoid and other preferences and goals you may have
in your massage therapy treatment.
I Is my privacy respected?
all means. The massage therapist will leave the room to wash
his hands and allow you privacy to unclothe, lie on the massage
table, and drape a sheet over your body.
........He will work within
your specific comfort range and can provide a very therapeutic
massage even on a fully clothed individual. However, generally
when receiving a full-body massage most undergarments are removed.
You are draped with a sheet at all times during the massage.
(For men, this means constant draping around the pelvic area;
and for women, draping around the pelvis and chest). This is
required by law. The massage therapist practices ethical, legitimate
massage and honors the guidelines established by the state of
California. The massage therapist will knock and wait for your
permission before he enters the room. He then ensures that you're
comfortable and begins the massage.
I What happens during a massage? During a massage, the therapist uses dim lighting,
relaxing music, and sometimes aromatherapy (candles or scented
oil). Your job is...to relax. Please tell the massage therapist
anything that feels particularly good, or on the other hand,
anything that causes discomfort. Sometimes a contracted muscle
is very painful to even the slightest touch, and it's important
to work within your comfort range for the best results. Try it.
I'm sure you will enjoy it!
I More Questions?
have any further questions about therapeutic massage, please
do not hesitate to contact me at (714) 783-5677 or email at
Briclogger@SBCGlobal.net. I will be happy to
answer any questions you may have.
I Thank you for your
therapeutic massage! Sincerely, Brian Bon, CMT (Certified Massage
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GIVE THE GIFT OF MASSAGE
I EFI I EFI I EFIGift certificates
There are smarter gifts than a tie or
a pair of socks. Give the gift of massage
to the ones you love--family, friends and loved ones.
.......For the Holidays, birthdays
or just for fun the gift of massage is always a great way to
let someone know you care and appreciate them. The recipient
is free to call and schedule an appointment time convenient to
WHAT IS THE MAGIC OF MASSAGE
I EFI I EFI I EFIInteresting facts
You probably already know the general benefits of
massage; it can relax muscles, increase joint mobility, reduce stress and
anxiety, relieve pain caused by injury, and improve both physical and
........But you probably haven't heard anything about
the following discovered in the researches done by Touch Research
Institute (TRI) in Miami, the world's only scientific center
devoted to exploring the effects of touch on health. There, psychologist
Tiffany Field directs a staff of 28 students, volunteers, and
massage therapists, and collaborates with researchers at the
University of Miami, Duke and Harvard. They discovered:
massages a day for 10 days to a premature baby, he will be more
alert, active and responsive than non-massaged infants of his
size and condition. He will be more able to tolerate noise and
to calm himself. He will sleep more deeply. He will have fewer
episodes of apnea (a brief cessation of breathing and a risk
factor for sudden infant death syndrome). He will gain weight
47% faster and get out of hospital 6 days sooner.
Oklahoma City bombing, volunteer therapists gave massages to
exhausted rescue workers, numbed survivors and overworked pathologists.
The state medical examiner observed that the massage therapists
were accomplishing more in 15 minutes than psychologists could
in an hour or two.
has positive effects on conditions from colic to hyper-activity
to diabetes to migraines. Massage seems to help asthmatics breathe
easier, boost immune function in HIV+ patients, improve autistic
children's ability to concentrate, lower anxiety in depressed
adolescents, and reduce apprehension in burn victims about to
undergo debridement, the painful procedure in which contaminated
skin is removed.
After a group of volunteers over age 60 were
given 3 weeks of massage and then trained to massage toddlers
at the preschool, they exhibited less depression, lower stress
hormones and less loneliness. They had fewer doctor visits, drank
less coffee and made more social phone calls.
........Despite of all the
benefits of massage, America is what anthropologists call a "non tactile"
society. Compared with most cultures, we are -so to speak- touchy
about touch. When psychologist Sidney Jourard observed rates
of casual touch among couples in cafes around the world, he reported
the highest rate in Puerto Rico (180 times per hour). The U.S.
was among the lowest (2 times per hour).
........Tiffany Field has discovered
that French parents and children touch each other 3 times more
frequently than their American counterparts, a pattern that continues
with age. "French parents and teachers alike are more physically
affectionate and the kids are less aggressive," says Field.
information are extracted from an article titled "The Magic
of Touch" written by George Howe Colt in the August 1997
issue of Life Magazine.
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