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Pijat Keluarga Sehat Hadir Dalam Finalisasi Dan Uji Publik Standar Kompetensi Lulusan Bidang Refleksi

Foto : Penyusun Dan Peserta Finalisasi Dan Uji Publik Standar Kompetensi Lulusan Bidang Refleksi

Foto : Penyusun Dan Peserta Finalisasi Dan Uji Publik Standar Kompetensi Lulusan Bidang Refleksi

Pijat Keluarga Sehat menghadiri pembahasan dan penyusunan “Finalisasi Dan Uji Publik Standar Kompetensi Lulusan Bidang Refleksi” yang diadakan oleh Direktorat Pembinaan Kursus Dan Pelatihan, Direktorat Jenderal Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini Nonformal Dan Informal, Kementerian Pendidikan Dan Kebudayaan.

Suasana Pembahasan Finalisasi Dan Uji Publik Standar Kompetensi Lulusan Bidang Refleksi

Suasana Pembahasan Finalisasi Dan Uji Publik Standar Kompetensi Lulusan Bidang Refleksi

Kegiatan Uji Publik Standar Kompetensi Lulusan Bidang Refleksi ini diadakan di Hotel Banana Inn Bandung dari tanggal 16 hingga 18 September 2013 yang dihadiri oleh wakil dari :

  • Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan
  • Kementerian Kesehatan
  • Asosiasi Para Pemijat Pengobatan Indonesia
  • Para Pemilik Lembaga Pendidikan
  • Dunia Usaha Refleksi
  • Para Pakar Refleksi
  • Para Praktisi Refleksi
Suasana Pembukaan Finalisasi Dan Uji Publik Standar Kompetensi Lulusan Bidang Refleksi

Suasana Pembukaan Finalisasi Dan Uji Publik Standar Kompetensi Lulusan Bidang Refleksi

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Most Popular Types Of Massage Therapy

From Cathy Wong,
Your Guide to Alternative Medicine.

Here is a quick guide to the most popular types of massage therapy to help you figure out which massage therapy style is right for you.

1) Swedish Massage Therapy

This is the most common type of massage therapy in the United States. It is also known as Swedish massage or simply massage therapy.

Massage therapists use long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil.

Swedish massage therapy can be very gentle and relaxing. If you’ve never had massage before, this is a good one to try first. To learn more, read the full article on Swedish massage.

2) Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with the addition of one or more scented plant oils called essential oils to address specific needs.

The massage therapist can select oils that are relaxing, energizing, stress-reducing, balancing, etc.

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One of the most common essential oils used in aromatherapy massage is lavender.
Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to stress-related conditions or conditions with an emotional component. To learn more, read the full article on aromatherapy massage.

3) Hot Stone Massage

Heated, smooth stones are placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the body.

The massage therapist may also hold stones and apply gentle pressure with them. The warmth is comforting. Hot stone massage is good for people who have muscle tension but prefer lighter massage. To learn more, read the full article on hot stone massage.

4) Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle.

Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage. To learn more, read the full article on deep tissue massage.

5) Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork that uses localized finger pressure in a rhythmic sequence on acupuncture meridians.

Each point is held for for two to eight seconds to improve the flow of energy and help the body regain balance.

People are normally pleasantly surprised when they try shiatsu for the first time. It is relaxing yet the pressure is firm, and there is usually no soreness afterwards. To learn more, read the full article on shiatsu.

6) Thai Massage

Like shiatsu, Thai massage aligns the energies of the body using gentle pressure on specific points. Thai massage also includes compressions and stretches.

You don’t just lie there–the therapist moves and stretches you into a sequence of postures. It’s like yoga without doing any work. Thai massage is more energizing than other forms of massage. It is also reduces stress and improves flexibility and range of motion. To learn more, read the full article on thai massage. Also, see photos of a Thai massage session.

7) Pregnancy Massage

Also called prenatal massage, pregnancy massage is becoming increasingly popular with expectant mothers. Massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage know the proper way to position and support the woman’s body during the massage, and how to modify techniques.

Pregnancy massage is used to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and reduce anxiety and depression. The massage is customized to a woman’s individual needs. To learn more, read the full article on pregnancy massage.

8) Reflexology

Although reflexology is sometimes called foot massage, it is more than simple foot massage. Reflexology involves applying pressure to certain points on the foot that correspond to organs and systems in the body. Reflexology is very relaxing, especially for people who stand on their feet all day or just have tired, achy feet. To learn more, read the full article on reflexology.

9) Sports Massage

Sports massage is specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activity. But you don’t have to be a professional athlete to have one-it’s also used by people who are active and work out often. The focus isn’t on relaxation but on preventing and treating injury and enhancing athletic performance.

A combination of techniques are used. The strokes are generally faster than Swedish massage. Facilitated stretching is a common technique. It helps to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.

10) Back Massage

Some massage clinics and spas offer 30-minute back massages. If a back massage is not expressly advertised, you can also book a 30- or 40-minute massage and ask that the massage therapist to focus on your back. Massage for Neck and Back Pain?

These are just 10 of the more popular types of massage. There are many more.

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Some Benefits of Massage

Some Benefits of Massage

Reduce stress by receiving supportive, relaxing touch
Tune your body for improved physical and mental performance
Get nurturing attention for yourself from a caring professional
Rediscover comfort and ease in your body
Recover and realign after injury
Massage is a powerful combination: touch from a caring person that uses skill and technique to address specific pain and tension in the body, while at the same time making you feel relaxed and validated in your body. In this hour your body can experience relieved headaches, released tightness and constriction. Breathing deepens, circulation improves, pain is reduced. Massage clients find ease, fluidity, renewed strength and energy. Your body becomes a better place to live in.

I believe that relaxation is the key to the results of massage. We all have stresses in our bodies, from jobs, from relationships, from our lives. Stress causes us to experience increased blood pressure and heart rate and stress hormone levels. Blood flow is reduced to the organs, the extremities (cold feet and hands) and the immune system. These effects begin to feel normal. We get used to feeling chilly and unable to sleep, full of little aches and pains, not feeling hungry and overeating, having indigestion and coming down with every cold that passes by.

In the same way that stress can trigger these symptoms, deep relaxation can relieve them. Hormones of relaxation increase blood flow to the organs, telling the body that it is in a safe place and there is time and space enough to recuperate. Massage Therapy is a powerful way to help your body find this place to heal and regroup. To help you get to a place of relaxation, I try to make my office a calming and safe space, with relaxing music, clean, comfortable and beautiful surroundings and the option of lightly scented aromatherapy oil. I encourage clients to let me know what they need to be comfortable.

Of course, massage is only one way to achieve relaxation. Other favorites include yoga, meditation, warm baths, exercise, music, and progressive muscle relaxation. I encourage everyone to use any and all that they find helpful in their daily lives.

However, massage therapy goes beyond general relaxation. I listen to, observe, and think carefully about how your body manifests tension. I choose specific massage techniques to bring greater relaxation and circulation into areas that are constricted, and general relaxation encourages the body to feel safe enough to allow those changes.

Whether you’re suffering from job stress, recovering from an injury, or something else entirely, massage can help you!

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What is Reflexology?

From Cathy Wong,
Your Guide to Alternative Medicine.

Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet.

How does reflexology work?

The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body. For example:
the tips of the toes reflect the head
the heart and chest are around the ball of the foot
the liver, pancreas and kidney are in the arch of the foot
low back and intestines are towards the heel
He believed that certain areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body. This concept was furthered by physiotherapist Eunice Ingham into the modern practice of reflexology.

Practitioners believe that applying pressure to these reflex areas can promote health in the corresponding organs through energetic pathways.
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Dr. William H. Fitzgerald, an ear, nose, and throat doctor, introduced this concept of “zone therapy” in 1915. American physiotherapist Eunice Ingram further developed this zone theory in the 1930’s into what is now knows as reflexology.

A scientific explanation is that the pressure may send signals that balance the nervous system or release chemicals such as endorphins that reduce pain and stress.
What will I feel?

Most people find reflexology for the most part to be very relaxing.

Reflexology shouldn’t be painful. If you feel discomfort, be sure to tell the reflexologist. He or she should work within your comfort zone.

Some areas may be tender or sore, and the reflexologist may spend extra time on these points. The soreness should decrease with pressure.

If you’re ticklish, not to worry. The reflexologist applies firm pressure to the feet.

Why do people get reflexology?

Stress and stress-related conditions
Tension headaches
Digestive disorders
Arthritis
Insomnia
Hormonal imbalances
Sports injuries
Menstrual disorders, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Digestive problems, such as constipation
Back pain
Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing.

Reflexology is also used for post-operative or palliative care. A study in the American Cancer Society journal found that one-third of cancer patients used reflexology as a complementary therapy.

Reflexology is recommended as a complementary therapy and should not replace medical treatment.

What is a typical reflexology treatment like

A typical treatment is 45 minutes to 60 minutes long and begins with a consultation about your health and lifestyle.

You are then asked to remove your shoes and socks and sit comfortably in a reclining chair or on a massage table. Otherwise you remain fully clothed.
]br] The reflexologist will assess the feet and then stimulates various points to identify areas of tenderness or tension.

The reflexologist then uses brisk movements to warm the feet up. Then pressure is applied from the toes to the heel according to your comfort.

Lotion or oil may be used.

How will I feel after?

Most people feel calm and relaxed after a treatment. They may even feel sleepy.

Occasionally, people feel nauseous, anxious, or tearful, but this is only temporary and is considered to be part of the healing process.

Precautions

If you’re pregnant, talk with your doctor first and let the reflexologist know.

Be sure to give the reflexologist a complete and accurate health history.

If you have foot ulcers, injury, or blood vessel disease such as blood clots, consult your doctor before having reflexology.

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