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Maintaining good health as a Massage Therapist is important. Here you can share ways you stay healthy, and ask questions on ways to become and stay healthy by eating proper, exercise and rest. Self help is the best help inorder to aid others.

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Pre Massage Routine 1 Reply

Curious to what your rituals are prior to starting your work day via massage. Looking for some new tips for grounding, stretching and over all self care. Thanks.Continue

Started by Teresa Avelar. Last reply by Rachel Sheard, LMT, NCTMB, CIPI Oct 26, 2012.

Nasal Drip 2 Replies

I was told I have chronic mucus in my nasal, which is normally not noticable, but now when I am working massage, it begins to start to drip within 5 - 10 minutes of starting a massage.  So I either…Continue

Started by Jeanne Medina. Last reply by Megan Smith Aug 23, 2012.

Have you purchased any new tools lately to help keep you fit and healthy in your massage practice? 3 Replies

I recently purchased a core ball and pilates bands. I have a few books and a videos to help me alone the way. I am really enjoying the benifits of the core ball. I can actually feel the difference…Continue

Started by Tanya Shyes. Last reply by Lela Gonzales Jul 11, 2012.

How often do you as a Massage Therapist get massages? Weekly, monthly or whenever you feel you need one? 9 Replies

I get a prefessional massage bi-weekly, I try to stretch daily if it is only laying across my exercise ball and rocking back and forth. I have found that I am not as stiff as I use to be and my…Continue

Started by Tanya Shyes. Last reply by Ann Holloman, LMT/CPMT Nov 29, 2011.

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Comment by Shirley Knapp on March 20, 2014 at 9:34am

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Comment by Shirley Knapp on November 13, 2013 at 10:15am

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Comment by Karina Braun on September 10, 2013 at 1:45pm

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Comment by Karina Braun on February 23, 2013 at 1:43pm

T spheres® are innovative and unique self-massage balls born from over 17 years of research & development. This natural way to relieve pain from the body uses two of the most scientifically researched alternative methods for stress relief- aromatherapy and massage. The infusion of aromatherapy essential oils into a purified, perfectly weighted organic rubber compound has never been accomplished before; making t spheres the only massage ball with both beneficial attributes.

Massage Therapists can utilize t spheres in a variety of ways. A therapist can use t spheres as a self-care tool and in session either with or without oil. These palm sized aromatherapy infused massage balls can be used for sports massage or chair massage with a client that is clothed or be utilized with oil during a massage session.


Therapists can use t spheres either hot or cold and with various different techniques in session. Oils such as lavender, peppermint, and grapefruit are infused within the t spheres. Professional use t spheres are also available and are non scented. These aromatherapy infused massage balls can be used for direct pressure, myofascial release, trigger point work, and for acupressure points. T spheres® truly save therapists' hands and help to prevent RSI.
Creating Peace with Your Hands live seminar is taught by Karina Braun, LMT from Get In Touch Education. This course teaches injury prevention techniques that include basic t sphere technique for the back, neck, shoulders, and face. The combination of essential oils and massage produce a great experience for the client and create less strain on a therapist's body. After taking this course, massage therapists will gain knowledge on injury prevention techniques and learn how to include t spheres into any massage session. Also, you will be able to make extra income by offering t spheres as a take- home tool for your client. Present RSI today by including t spheres into your massage and self-care routine.

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Comment by Shirley Knapp on January 28, 2013 at 2:04pm

ETHICS OF ENERGY HEALING - NCBTMB ESV New Home Study course, 2 CE hrs. for $25.00. This is self-paced and open to everyone. www.shirleyknapp.com/ethicsenergyhealing_hs_course.html

Comment by Gordon J. Wallis on September 20, 2012 at 2:59pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENlNSDaoGJM

This is not me... but this  is my work out..  Its a free flow workout... I'm going to do an easy workout now for about 15 min....      You guys have a great day!!

Comment by Megan Smith on September 7, 2012 at 9:24pm
I do daily stretching for flexibility, cardio 4-5 times a week for focus, only do 2-3 massage hours a day...many other things as well. As far as what I do before I start my day, I make sure to write down everything I'd like to get done that day, so I can give my client my full attention. Right before I walk in to start the session I remind myself why I love what I do and set the tone for the session, deep warm breathing. Once I'm in the room everything I do to calm the client also gives me peice. When I ask them to breath its a reminder for me to breath as well.
Comment by Cate Clark on August 16, 2012 at 4:17am

I stopped getting massage myself for about 6 months following a relocation of my practice - basically left a thriving practice and moved to start up again. Those 6 months without bodywork convinced me to get back to receiving weekly massage. I now receive two hours of integrated Swedish every other week alternating with a session combining hand and foot reflexology and deep neck work. Yes! I'm happy again!

Comment by Shirley Knapp on August 6, 2012 at 8:30am

HEALING THE HEALER- New NCBTMB Approved CE Home Study course. This is self-paced  and open to everyone. Self healing tools for bodyworkers and caregivers. 3 CE hrs. for $33.00. www.shirleyknapp.com/healingthehealerhomestudycourse.html

Comment by Gloria Coppola on May 2, 2012 at 11:53am

I have done many things in my career to stay healthy. Proper diet/nutrition, yoga/exercise, FUN, massage, positive people etc

I even offer health coaching now because I have found the most difficult part for people is to have the motivation to continue on the path. Some need a helping hand, others don't realize there is much that can be done nutritionally and many don't realize all the emotional components involved. Even LMT's need this support!

http://gloria-coppola.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/

 

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