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Swedish Body Massage Case Study

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SWEDISH BODY MASSAGE CASE STUDY Profile: Emma is a Horse riding instructor. She runs her own Riding School and is married to Jeremy, has two children and three dogs (plus 17 horses). She spends most of her time outside, in all weathers. Her job is very physical and she wears a back support after having a bad fall from her horse in an event six years ago. Emma's diet is quite good. She eats well in the day (even if it is on the "hoof") and drinks a lot of water. She does love her mugs of tea and is partial to large glasses of wine when she finally flops in the evening. Emma has not had any treatments except physiotherapy for her back after her accident and therefore was a little apprehensive to undress for massage. However, she does like to try anything so agreed to give it a go. Objectives of the treatment Emma would like to have more movement in her lower back and shoulders and feel relaxed. ...read more.

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She said that her shoulders felt more flexible and she would definitely have another massage. She had a glass of water and I advised her not to drink tea unless it was herbal and to avoid alcohol. She had not yet eaten so I advised her to have a light nutritious meal and not to undertake any vigorous exercise. I also advised her to carry on with the breathing exercises to help her relax. We arranged another treatment for the following week. Follow-up/ client feedback Emma said that she felt really relaxed after the first treatment and that her shoulders had felt less tense. She had not experienced any after effects from the massage. CASE STUDY 1 Name: Emma Gender: Female Age: 29 Nervous client. Treatment 2 The second treatment took place in the evening, again at Emma's house. She had been at a cross country event all day and was feeling quite sore. I lit some scented candles and we played some music. The lights were dimmed and the room was nice and warm. ...read more.

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CASE STUDY 1 Name: Emma Gender: Female Age: 29 Nervous client. Treatment 3 The third treatment took place on a Saturday evening at Emma's house. I prepared the spare room and lit some scented candles. We couldn't play any music as her daughter had borrowed the CD player. The lights were dimmed and the room was nice and warm. Emma had felt much more flexible over the past few weeks. She was doing her postural exercises and hadn't taken her painkillers for a couple of days. We did a full body massage using the cream again. This time Emma fell asleep and took a lot of waking afterwards. The treatment lasted 1hr 20 minutes. After the treatment Emma was thirsty, tired and was looking forward to a bath and bed. I reminded her of the aftercare advice and advised that she should continue treatment at least once a fortnight to benefit her back. Follow-up/ client feedback Emma said that she had thoroughly enjoyed the treatments and that she wouldn't hesitate in trying other treatments. She will continue to have treatments from me in the future as she feels that it has made a difference to her back problems. ...read more.

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