I can talk at length about my skills and experience but the only truth is in the touching.


"Thai massage is the one type that really worked for me," said Prue, 41, of Gaithersburg. "I usually feel rejuvenated when I finish. That's why I keep going back." Prue's treatment is provided in-home by Tony Jackson, who also offers the therapy at Studio Infinity in D.C.'s Glover Park and at the YWCA Fitness and Aquatics Center in Chinatown.” -
Special to The Washington Post   Feeling the Pull of Thai Massage
By Dana Scarton   Tuesday, March 8, 2005; Page HE01


"Has its roots in the far reaches of human history.

Rubbing a sore muscle or stroking another person for comfort is a natural response. The first written records that refer to massage date back more than 4,000 years to China. In ancient Greece, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, wrote, “The physician must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in rubbing.” - American Medical Association

Massage therapy

Leading professional massage associations have defined massage as systems of structured palpation or movement of the soft tissue of the body, including holding, causing movement, and/or applying pressure to the body. Massage therapy is a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques (by use of hand or body), and may apply adjunctive therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the client. - American Medical Association

Massage reducing anxiety and improving alertness

There are now a number of research papers demonstrating the beneficial effects of massage therapy in relation to the physiological and psycho- logical aspects of stress (see ALTERNATIVES in healthTM Vol 1;2 and Vol 1:5) and the latest controlled study conducted at the Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida, USA shows once again that massage therapy has an important role to play in the alleviation of stress and stress-induced illnesses. - Internet Health Library