Thursday, February 10, 2011

College Students are Super Stressed, Massage Can Help

Any one who has gone through the rigors of college knows how stressful it can get.  While exciting, the college experience can be a taxing experience to many individuals.  Stress is a major concern when dealing with college students, and we need to be more aware of its effects.  Students who encounter large amounts of stress can be susceptible to many harmful situations.

"If students are arriving in college already overwhelmed and with lower reserves of emotional health, faculty, deans and administrators should expect to see more consequences of stress, such as higher levels of poor judgment around time management, alcohol consumption and academic motivation."

At the European Massage Therapy School we teach our students the proper techniques to perform a relaxing yet therapeutic massage.  We understand how stress can be detrimental to your health physically and mentally, so we take great pride in being the source of relief.  Our student clinic provides our clients with quality massages for affordable prices, great for any college student on a budget.  Stress can hinder your thought process and focus, two things a college student needs to excel in their field.  And receiving a massage from the European Massage Therapy School can help you prepare for your next exam or give you that uplifting boost you’ve been looking for.

EMTS provides a comprehensive variety of courses that range from anatomy, massage techniques, and physiology to name a few.  Not only will you be well prepared and trained in massage therapy, but you will be gain valuable experience from our instructors who have been in the MT field for over 15 years. At EMTS we provide small class sizes for more student/teacher interaction, a healthy family like environment, and a staff that really cares about your progression as a massage therapist.  The European Massage Therapy School has been training highly skilled massage therapists for over 14 years, and continues to positively contribute to the massage therapy community.

For more information on the European Massage Therapy School and the practice of massage therapy please check us out at European Massage Therapy School or give us a call at 847-673-7595.

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8707 Skokie Blvd. Suite 106
Skokie IL, 60077

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Who doesn’t like receiving a foot massage? Very few people of my acquaintance, that’s for sure. Our feet take a tremendous amount of abuse and stress every day, all day.

Just putting our feet on the ground, even while wearing comfortable, well-fitting footwear, exerts a mighty impact on the feet. The person (usually a woman, but hey) who wears high heels is said to exert more pressure on her feet than an elephant does on his. And he’s barefoot!

If you’re a runner, or do any kind of physical activity that adds the extra stress of sudden impact – well, your feet will welcome some serious massage therapy.

All three leg sequences European Massage Therapy Students learn in Massage 102 include thorough foot massage. The back/neck/shoulder sequence is very popular, too, but an informal survey of my current class reveals that they love, love, LOVE receiving foot massage.

The feet contain 26 bones and I don’t know how many muscles and nerve endings. There are plenty of anatomical reasons why foot massage is beneficial.

But there’s an energetic component, too. Our feet are our connection to the Earth. We draw strength and sustenance from the Earth through our feet.

Reflexologists tell us that the entire body is represented on the feet. By massaging the colon area of the sole of the foot, for example, you can treat constipation. Yes, really.

It may seem a little woo-woo to the uninitiated, but I can tell you – the feet are powerful. Massage therapy students enjoy foot massage when they begin their education with us, but by the time they complete their education, they understand and appreciate all that the foot represents

Roseann Magda

Roseann is a staple here at EMTS for years and her contribution and dedication to massage therapy is unheralded.  To learn more about Roseann's experience and courses at EMTS please give us a call or check us out online

For more information on the European Massage Therapy School and the practice of massage therapy please check us out at European Massage Therapy School or give us a call at 847-673-7595. 

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The European Massage Therapy School (EMTS) is a therapeutic massage school with campuses in Chicago (Skokie), Illinois and Vegas, Nevada. EMTS has been helping people start new and rewarding careers for over 14 years. Our school is nationally accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and is approved by the State Of Illinois Board of Education and Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education.