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CONNECTIVE TISSUE MASSAGE (CTM)
For the Massage Therapy Profession
670 Kristy Circle
Melbourne, FL 32940
Florida Provider #50-8734
National Certification Provider #450218-06
Patricia M. Donohue & Joe Ferguson, Instructors
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Bindegewebsmassage is a type of massage therapy with light strokes to the superficial fascia. The superficial fascia is this tissue below the skin around the muscles, blood vessels, nerves and organs.
Bindegewebsmassage –CTM employs no oil or lubricants, often called “Reflexive Therapy”, connective tissue massage can be done on a stool or on a massage table. The technique employs a light touch with the 3rd and 4th fingers the “coops”, which is non-invasive.
Connective tissue is based on the idea that an imbalance in any part of the body contributes to the whole system. The central nervous system and endocrine system are of particular importance, and this technique of massage we need to avoid physiological disorders. In the context of the theories of connective tissue massage, important areas of the body such as organs and muscles are affected by specific areas on the skin (dermatomes). In return, the therapeutic effect is deep-seated in the organs, nerves, and blood vessels.
This type of massage help balances the nervous systems of the body. It reduces numbness, increases range of motion and flexibility. It brings oxygen to body tissue and helps the flow of the blood while it relaxes the muscles. The treatment is often most effective in 10 to 20 minute sessions and used in conjunction with other therapies. Due to the response in the reflex, the tissue around the muscles and organs, CTM is a therapeutic remedy for many aliments. It can be used for back pain to bursitis.
Connective tissue massage was developed by Elizabeth in 1929 and was first in building systems as Bindegewebsmassage – CTM in 1938. It is one of the most prescribed treatments in Germany. It is used by hospitals around the world as a part of many rehabilitative processes. It is also for many diseases of the menstrual cycle, visceral disease and numerous arterial and venous disorders. Additional indications for CTM Superficial disabilities include scars on the skin, fractures & arthritis in bone and joints, lower back & torticollis in the muscle, various circulation systems, thrombosis, phlebitis (sub acute) hemorrhoid, and edema in the blood and lymph, Reynaud’s disease, intermittent claudicating, frostbite, and tropical changes in the circulatory system.
CTM can also be used for myocardic dysfunction, respiratory disturbances, intestinal disorders, ulcers, hepatitis, infections of the ovaries and uterus (sub acute), amenorrhea, dysmenorrheal, genital infantilism, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, headaches, migraines and allergies. CTM is recommended to help in the process of revascularization following orthopedic complications such as fractures, dislocations, sprains, and shingles – (virus-contagious).
Contra Indications for CTM are Tuberculosis, Tumors, mental illness that results from psycho logic dependence.