Massage video clips provide education on massage techniques without attending a class, but they are also helpful for those who just want to learn more about massage therapy before making an appointment with a therapist.
For just about every type of massage therapy out there, there is a video that shows and explains how to provide the massage.
Many are detailed explanations of not only how to perform the massage, but about the health benefits of the massage for the receiver.
If you are new to massage therapy, and want to read about specific massage techniques, as well as watch the massage videos about them, you can find lots of information on our "Types of Massage" page.
Specialized services are in high demand in the massage profession. Because, the more specialized types of massage you know, the more you develop your own niche, the more money you make.
A hand massage video provides instruction on massage for hands and hand pain, including how to massage for relaxation, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome surgeries, or work related stress injuries.
A foot massage video teaches how to give massage for foot pain, foot disorders, or just plain relaxation. It provides stress relief and can include Reflexology, Chinese Foot massage, or Thai foot massage.
Or, maybe you are interested in working with women who have had breast cancer surgeries and are left with painful scar tissue. Cupping massage breast tissue helps to relieve pain and break up scar tissue for women who have these surgeries, allowing increased blood circulation and natural healing to begin.
If you are interested in learning about Thai bodywork, a Thai massage video can teach you why Thai is so often used in the spa industry, how and why it helps patients with stress and pain, and how easily you can learn the work at home.
A Japanese massage video can teach about the ancient art of Shiatsu, Ashiatsu or Zen Shiatsu (which is becoming a popular form of Japanese massage in spas), while an Oriental massage video can include Japanese, Chinese and Thai massage techniques, all in one.
Back massage video can teach about one of the most requested types of massage therapy, as most people who visit a massage therapist have back muscle problems. Videos on how to massage these muscles may concentrate on low back, neck and shoulder, or specifically how to release a muscle group like the rotator cuff.
Instruction may include the use of massage stones to release tight muscles. A hot stone massage video can show you step by step how this relaxing massage should be performed.
Learning about giving a massage by watching a full body massage video clip is fairly simple, as you can just follow along a few times and you have movements memorized. For just giving massage to family and friends, without attending massage school, easy-to-learn massage videos are the best way to educate.
Although, nothing compares to learning in a live classroom, most therapists are not able to take the time away from their practice and family.
However, the ability to actually earn a massage therapy certification in a specialty, (usually only given through a live class) is what will make you more reputable with the healthcare community in your city. Get as much training in the technique as possible.
Another benefit to learning through massage videos is that you can review the video anytime you want to get a refresher on performing the technique. Many massage therapists have a library of DVD's for this very reason.
For instance, if you wanted to study and specialize in chair massage to go into offices and work on employees who have carpal tunnel syndrome or neck pain from working on a computer all day, Seated Therapeutic Massage Package - 3 Disc Chair Massage Program By Ralph Stephens is the perfect solution to learn how to do this type of massage without having to travel to take the class.
The more you know, the more massage video clips you watch, the more "in-demand" your work can become.