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February 20, 2004

Integrating Massage Therapy and Pilates

Since many spas and gyms offer both massage therapy and Pilates, it was inevitable that some massage therapists would begin training and teaching Pilates, and integrating it into their practice:

Integrating Pilates training with massage therapy can help eliminate chronic pain or tension points. Angela Crowley, a massage therapist and certified Pilates instructor who owns the Phoenix Center in Denver, Colorado, found that her massage clients would return week after week with tension in the same areas she had released in previous sessions. She said she realized if her clients didnít learn to change how they were using their bodies, they would continue to hold tension in the same muscles. She began teaching Pilates to augment her massage practice. Today her clients often have back-to-back Pilates and massage sessions.

Posted by david at February 20, 2004 3:00 PM

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