Massage is a very ancient therapy to relax mind and body. It works very effectively by relaxing your muscles after a week or a month of tiresome job and daily activities. A person who professionally does massage is known as a masseuse and is well trained to relax your body by manipulating your soft tissues and joints.
History of massage
Massage, as mentioned earlier, is a very ancient practice and dates back to a hundred years before Christ. Japan, India, China, and Egypt were famous for the best massage in that time and we still see many Chinese massage centers providing the best massage services to their clients.
Types of massage
There are many different types of massage offered by massage centers. Ayurveda massage is a very common and very popular form of massage in which some herbs are used to relax the skin and muscles of your body. It basically targets the lymphatic system which helps in a better and relaxed body. Acupuncture is another very popular form of massage specially offered by chines centers. In acupuncture, certain pressure points are identified and used for acupuncture using microneedles. Burmese massage is also a very good form of massage which has proved to be very effective in relaxing the mind. Other forms of massage are ashiatsu, biodynamic massage, craniosacral therapy, medical massage, shiatsu, and many others
Massage client intake form
Whenever a client enters any massage center, he needs to get registered for massage services. For better massage services, one has to provide proper information about himself and all other relevant details asked by the massage center.
A massage client intake form is filled by the masseuse or the admin of the center and it begins with the basic information of the client. Date of birth of the client, his age, height, and weight is very important to mention in the intake form.
A detailed history of the patient is also mentioned in the intake form. Exercise frequency of the client helps in knowing the physical fitness and also his smoking history is helpful in assessing the general status of the client. Other significant medical and surgical history of the client is also mentioned in this section because history makes the foundation of the type of massage.
Any current history of sunburn, bruises, headaches, poison ivy or any recent or old inflammation has to be marked in the massage client intake form. History of arteriosclerosis of the client is important because this is a strong risk factor for developing cardiac diseases. Past history of medications is mentioned as well.
After a masseuse gathers all the necessary information in the form of an intake form, all the target areas of the massage are marked on the diagram. This helps in the determination of exact points of massage. A client gets targeted massage which is more effective than a random general massage.
At the end of the massage client intake form, the masseuse mentions that he understands the situation and case of the patient and is ready to provide massage.