Techniques for helping

We have been teaching some advanced massage techniques so that our students can help those who live with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome, or a collection of symptoms characterized by fascial pain and generalized feelings of malaise. The symptoms can vary from person to person and there could be chronic fatigue involved. Most people that are diagnosed have tender points in specific areas of the body in the amount of 11-18 and in all four quadrants of the body. The syndrome can be very debilitating but can be controlled with proper nutrition, exercise, and supplements. Some rheumatologists will prescribe pain medication, thyroid medication or suggest that the patient receive massage. Massage can help by loosening the fascial layer of tissue, releasing the muscles and ameliorating the inflammation which can be a cause of some of the pain and swelling in the tissues.

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New Spring Class

The spring 2014 class starts March 15th. The first day is orientation and testing. The next day, the 16th is the first day of class and the class will meet Monday evenings as well. 2014 promises to be a busy year for the school. I am excited to have the school doing so well. I think we are on track because we spend so much time teaching massage techniques and we really strive to teach the students how to help clients overcome problems. We teach Spa and other massage modalities that are just for relaxation but I believe our students can do more than just relax the client. We teach NMT, MET and some basics of many other deep tissue modalities. Call Aurora for a Spring 2014 catalog at 765-610-0707.