Five more Do and Don’t Precautions for Massage Therapists

One precaution is that when we do need to use the thumb or fingers, it is a good guideline to always try to contact the client with the pad of the thumb or fingers, instead of the tips of the fingers. In other words, do not lead with the fingertips.

Permission Joseph E.Muscolino. Manual Therapy for the Low Back and Pelvis - A Clinical Orthopedic Approach (2015)

Low Back Pain: Time to Consider Massage and Exercise as Effective Treatments

So if we say that the cause of most low back pain is not understood, it should mean that we do not know what mechanism is causing the low back pain most of the time. But that is not true. We can often palpate tight myofascial tissue or a dysfunctional joint that is causing back pain.

manual therapy certification teaches assessment and treatment skill sets such as palpation

Manual Therapy Certification for Chiropractors

What is most important in any Manual Therapy Certification program is marrying together the underlying science with the hands-on manual therapy skills.

Manual Therapy Certification for Pilates instructors teaches hands-on skills

Manual Therapy Certification for Pilates Instructors

Pilates is kinesthetic. Verbal talking to direct your client is not. Hands-on Manual direction is. Plain and simple, Pilates is a kinesthetic endeavor.