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Welcome. My name is Chris Pannan.  I’m the founder of the App Massage Me Now and I’m also a professional remedial sports therapist who has a passionate and burning desire to help humanity. I believe all therapists naturally and instinctively have the desire in their soul to help or make a difference, to people around them. I am […]


Trigger Point Therapy, also known as trigger points, are described as hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle. They are associated with palpable in taut band of muscle fibers. They are a topic of ongoing controversy, as there is limited data to inform a scientific understanding of the phenomenon. Accordingly, a formal acceptance of […]


Thai Massage is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles , and assisted yoga postures. The founding father of Thai Massage was an Ayurvedic doctor named Jivaka Kumar Bhacca, who is revered still in Thailand as the “father of medicine”. Born in India during the time of Buddha, he is noted in ancient […]


The most widely recognized and commonly used category of massage is the Swedish massage. The Swedish massage techniques vary from light to vigorous. It uses five styles of strokes, the five basic strokes are, effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic taping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration. Swedish massage has […]


Also known as manual therapy, manipulative therapy, or manual & manipulative therapy, this is a physical treatment primarily used on the neuromusculoskeletal system to treat pain and disability. It most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation.


Spiritual Healing, also known as ‘Energy medicine’, are branches of alternative medicine. The most controversial claim in this general area of pseudoscience is the belief healers can channel healing energy into a patient and effect positive results. This idea itself contains several methods: hands-on, hands-off, and distant (or absent) where the patient and healer are […]


Sound therapy, also know as ‘Music therapy’ is the use of interventions to accomplish individual goals within a therapeutic relationship by a professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapy is an allied health profession and one of the expressive therapies, consisting of a process in which a music therapist uses music […]


In the Japanese language, shiatsu means “finger pressure”. Shiatsu techniques include massages with fingers, thumbs, and palms; assisted stretching; and joint manipulation and mobilization. To examine a patient, a shiatsu practitioner uses palpation and, sometimes, pulse diagnosis. Shiatsu derives from a Japanese massage modality called anma which was itself adapted from tui na. Tui na […]


Rolfing is an alternative medical treatment marketed by the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. The Institute states that Rolfing is a “holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organize(s) the whole body in gravity”. Rolfing is the most publicly known brand of Structural Integration and is essentially identical to it.


Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.