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NCB School "re-certification"

I am in the process of completing the "re-certification" of our school for the NCBTMB, and just wondering if any other school directors out there would care to comment about how the process is going,…Continue

Started Nov 2, 2012

What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
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According to the new survey just released by ABMP, massage school enrollment continues the decline that started several years ago, and the number of massage schools has started to decline after a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary W Addis, LMT Jun 27, 2012.

 

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NCB School "re-certification"

I am in the process of completing the "re-certification" of our school for the NCBTMB, and just wondering if any other school directors out there would care to comment about how the process is going, or has gone, for them.  See More
Nov 2, 2012
Alexei Levine replied to Rob Buckley's discussion Seeking massage school to purchase... :)
"That's awesome, we have the same definition of success at our schools.  Good luck!"
Sep 28, 2012
Alexei Levine replied to Rob Buckley's discussion Seeking massage school to purchase... :)
"Cool, good luck, I love your mission.  I will say that opening a brand new school is a very risky proposition.  The market and regulatory atmosphere in the States has become very difficult to operate in.  Also, buying a failing, or…"
Sep 27, 2012
Alexei Levine replied to Rob Buckley's discussion Seeking massage school to purchase... :)
"Hey Rob, I may be able to help you. (My schools are not for sale though)  What state would you like to land in? Do you have much capitol to work with?"
Sep 26, 2012
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"Gordon, I agree with you.  But there really is value to the schooling.  Faster paced world today.  Some of the people in my classes couldn't learn even a portion of what you know in 300 years--in fact, most practicing LMTs will…"
Jun 27, 2012
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"Our massage education system doesnt make much sense to me...None, when I really think about it..  Average career span for our profession is only six years...Yet educational requirements and costs keep increasing.   Ive been a…"
Jun 27, 2012
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"Actually, in my case, the high cost isn't justified by teaching above entry level.  And the high cost of education continues after licensing.  We're required to earn 24 CEUs every license cycle, and only 5 hours of them can be…"
Jun 26, 2012
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"Interesting conversation, R&R.  We are both passionate aobut our opinions.  But I'm not going to continue to participate in a political discussion within the open forum.  I'll debate you to any degree you wish,…"
Jun 26, 2012
Daniel Cohen replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"In the meantime we must deal with the realities of the massage market and where it is going. Medical massage or working in medical offices is not the high end of the market but the schooling required is the high cost of education. Entry level is…"
Jun 26, 2012
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"  Wow...what communist manifesto did you swallow?   Wage increases were, and still are, driven by supply and demand -- the most basic law of economics and human nature.   You might want to do a little research into wage rates and…"
Jun 26, 2012
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"Place the blame where it belongs, on people like the Kochs and Big Pharma and multinational oil who bribe legislators with "campaign contributions" in the tens of millions.  For instance, Max Baucus, the Democratic chairman of the…"
Jun 25, 2012
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"I don't know...It just seems awfully expensive now.  I went to school a long time ago..However one could bus tables in a restaurant and make enough money to pay for your tuition, as well as eat good food and pay your rent... I had 700…"
Jun 25, 2012
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"It has EVERYTHING to do with government. Government subsidizes higher education by guaranteeing student loans -- not just the interest rate, the loans themselves. Just like Massage Schools offering financial aid. When something is…"
Jun 25, 2012
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"If all education were as free (to the qualified!) as grade school, that too would eliminate the problem, right?  I interviewed author Robert B. Parker for a Writer's Digest article years ago.  He was a Harvard professor; he worked a…"
Jun 24, 2012
Kathy Mackay replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"  Excellent question Daniel.  I certainly would not have pursued it.  The current push will eliminate excellent therapists from ever entering the field.  "
Jun 24, 2012
Daniel Cohen replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"We have an intitutionized two party system. Not what the United States has advised in other countries where democracy has been established. Everywhere else but home the USA insists on a multiparty system. Won't really matter for massage…"
Jun 24, 2012

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What is your website?
themassageschool.org
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Massage

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10 full scholarships for veterans at The Massage School

Welcome home, Veterans! We know you are coming home to a very challenging job market. So The Massage School is offering full scholarships to ten returning veterans of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is another front in our war on economic injustice!  If you know of any returning veterans in Massachusetts who would make good massage therapists, please have them call Alexei Levine at The Massage School, 413-529-2900.  We have 2 campuses in Massachusetts, and class starts January… Continue

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 5:13pm

In reference to Cortiva Steiner merger (A response to Relax and Rejuvenate, who deleted this response to his discussion)

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Posted on October 18, 2011 at 10:19am — 2 Comments

New Massage bill quietly proposed in MA, changing scope of practice, upping hours to 900.

SECTION 1. Section 227 of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out lines 18 through 21 and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: -



Massage therapy shall include the prescription of stretching techniques and exercises but shall specifically not include diagnoses, the prescribing of drugs or medicines, spinal or other joint manipulations or any services or procedures for which a license to practice… Continue

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 8:33am — 11 Comments

The Future of Our Profession

 I feel that moving the profession in the direction of rehab work would be bad for society, and good for the handful of people capable and desirous of doing medical rehabilitation.  Why would it be bad for society?  Because of the loss of affordable wellness massage, and all the jobs that go along with that.  The growing availability of affordable wellness massage is a huge boon in these troubled times. It's a boon both for the general…

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Posted on February 3, 2011 at 2:28pm — 19 Comments

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At 8:58pm on July 15, 2011, nicole huggins said…

Hello Alexei!  

It only took me forever to log into this website...and I found you! I am ever so grateful, always...

At 11:39am on February 15, 2011, Daniel Cohen said…
Thank you Alexei for the explanation and correction. I hope accreditation never is a requirement. It would obviously eliminate the small and medium sized schools.
At 11:43am on September 11, 2010, Emmanuel Bistas said…
Hi Alexei
At 6:53am on August 2, 2010, Boris Prilutsky said…
Dear Alexei..
Thank you for joining my medical and sports massage group. I hope that our friendship will be pleasant and mutual beneficial. You welcome to initiate discussions, to post questions as well to answer on questions of others. I am planning constantly to be involved in discussions as well to post my articles and links to my videos. In such a case we will be able to exchange our knowledge. Meantime you welcome to view my video lessons as well to read a bit on the history of Russian medical and sports massage .if you will have any questions on the subjects please feel free to post it .I will be happy to reply .Using the opportunity would like to ask you to recommend my group to other practitioners. Up front thank you.
Best wishes.
Boris
At 5:07pm on May 24, 2010, Darcy Neibaur said…
Welcome Alexei
At 3:24pm on May 24, 2010, Travis Alligood said…
Welcome Alexei !
 
 
 

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