Massage Therapists in Arkansas

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Beverly Raskin
Massage Therapist, LMT
I have been a massage therapist for approximately 25 years and feel blessed to bring relief to others pain and discomforts. I often use a combination of techniques and all treatments are based on the individual's needs. I may use Swedish massage, deep tissue, stretching, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and hot stones, all in one treatment. I am also a Reiki Practitioner. My main focus is therapeutic massage.
(501) 436-9947

Who can practice massage in Arkansas?
Most states have licensing requirements that must be met before a practitioner (a 'masseuse' or 'masseur') can use the title 'Massage Therapist', and some states require a license to practice any form of massage. Licensed Massage Therapists in Arkansas have obtained the highest level of authentication. They must complete academic coursework in anatomy and physiology, as well as on the application of massage and bodywork, business and ethics, and specialized massage techniques. The Arkansas LMT must then pass a certification exam.

What are the benefits of Arkansas massage?
Clients use massage in Arkansas because it relieves pain from muscle aches and sprains, muscle injuries and other causes of pain. It reduces stress and helps clients relax, and can decrease feelings of anxiety and depression by stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin. Massage therapy in Arkansas can help prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep. Arkansas massage therapy can help rehabilitate sports injuries.

How does massage work?
Massage involves working and acting on the body using pressure from the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, or feet of the massage therapist. The Arkansas massage therapist focuses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, myofacia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.