Stretching Exercise Education Massage

S.E.E.M was originally used in the ares of sports massage, but has moved into all areas of massage therapy. By learning how to “feel the body” the therapist then applies various stretching, facial and deep tissue releases which will remove adhesions, repair tissue and joint disfunctions, and will provide the client with increased range of motion, healing and decreased pain. An injury or blockage that may have taken months to heal can, many times, be removed in less than an hour. S.E.E.M. can be adapted to use on any clients and will be the new wave of success in medical massage therapy.


M: Massage is a Mother
A: Allows Circulation
S: Supports all the Human Systems
S: Sustain the Human Body Function
A: A Wonderful Nourishment
G: Grounding
E: Elimination


E: Education, Encourage
D: Direction, Dedication
U: Unparalleled Understanding
C: Communication
A: Attention to Life
T: Technical
I: Intuition
O: Overview of life, the Planet, and This World
N: No negativity


E: Exertion, Elimination, Elegant, Energetic
X: XEROX your own body
R: Respiratory, Respect, Represent and Present
E: Everyday, Execute
C: Circulation, Concentration, Confidence
I: Immune System Stronger
S: Sedentary Life, Seriousness to Life
E: Everything will be smoother


S: Suppleness
T: Tension Release
R: Refreshed and Rejuvenated
E: Electrify, Energetic
T: Tension Relief
C: Calm and Collective
H: Healthy and Healing
I: Input the energy and be 100% ready to go
N: Nervous System Awakening
G: Go, Go, Go!

Rockville massage therapist says make time to stretch

By Lenny Bernstein Blogger July 30, 2013

Don’t tell Raju Mantina you can’t find the time to stretch every day. I tried, and he would have none of it.

Fifteen to 60 minutes every night before you go to bed, he says in a tone that leaves no room for argument. “People tell me, ‘I don’t have time to exercise and to stretch,’ ” he tells me in an accent still heavy with the tones of his native India. “I am not one who will listen to this. It’s a total lie.”

There are a lot of massage therapists and trainers out there. I’ve met quite a few in the more than four years that I’ve written this column. Not many approach their work with Mantina’s missionary zeal.

“Movement is an opportunity, not an inconvenience,” he tells me. “That [should be] the mentality of our entire life.”

Stretching and massage are not part of my fitness routine, but I went to see Mantina, 57, last week at the practice he maintains in his Rockville home. I was just back from a vacation that included four days of strenuous hiking in southern Utah, and my legs, which are always tight, were particularly stiff. A friend at The Post whom Mantina has stretched and massaged for years recommended him.

When I learned that Mantina had worked on athletes at the 2000, 2002 and 2004 Olympics and at four U.S. Olympic track and field trials, I decided to give him a try. My skepticism waned when I saw photos of Mantina with Kenenisa Bikele, the Ethio­pian world record holder in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs who is widely considered one of the greatest distance runners in history, and Hicham El-Guerroui, the Moroccan who holds the world records in both the mile and the 1,500-meter races. Mantina’s walls are adorned with photos and posters of other Olympic athletes and with his credentials from those games.

Mantina, once a university-level track and field athlete in Hyderabad, India, volunteers that he was secretly an alcoholic the entire time, for most of his adult life in fact — a bottle-a-day drinker who had previously worked as a gardener and run a liquor store. After he injured his back working in his garden and received massage therapy himself, he decided to change his career. He trained at the Potomac Massage Training Institute  and opened a practice. He says he has been sober for 10 months.

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