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Massage Therapist Resources

Kelly Butterfield, LMT

Recent Posts

6  Tips for Treating Clients with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome [video]

Posted by Kelly Butterfield, LMT on Feb 5, 2018 3:48:24 PM

Because of a similar pain pattern, thoracic outlet syndrome is sometimes mistaken for carpal tunnel syndrome.

But thoracic outlet syndrome is unique in that it usually can be distinguished by a pain that originates in the shoulder and extends all the way down the arm. This uncomfortable feeling is sometimes due to an impingement of the brachial nerve.

In this training video, see how you can identify and treat thoracic outlet syndrome during a chair massage session.

Chair Massage Techniques to Save Your Thumbs [video]

Posted by Kelly Butterfield, LMT on Nov 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

To guarantee a long-lasting career, you'll want to use the best body mechanics possible.

One common mistake that massage therapists make is to over-use their thumbs. To protect your joints, you will want to make sure that you are not generating the force behind your massage with the strength of your thumbs alone.

Using your forearms and elbows as tools instead can really save you and your career!

In this article, we'll cover some ways you can keep your thumbs safe when giving a massage.

Chair Massage Techniques: Subscapularis Muscle and Myofascial Techniques [video]

Posted by Kelly Butterfield, LMT on Nov 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As a massage therapist, you may be wondering how you can provide your client with a relaxing chair massage that will effectively reduce their muscle pain and/or tightness.

By incorporating myofascial techniques into your chair massage services, we hope that you will be able to enhance your skills and practice, and help your clients feel their very best!

In this video, Ryan demonstrates effective techniques for working on the subscapularis muscle during a chair massage.