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Cortney McLellan
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  • Freeland, MI
  • United States
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Fired Up About Professionalism!!!
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Hello All...As a somewhat seasoned massage professional, I have some concerns. I own my own business, and the process of hiring was something new to me. ( I apparently always have to learn the hard…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cortney McLellan Sep 26, 2012.

 

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Cortney McLellan replied to Cortney McLellan's discussion Fired Up About Professionalism!!!
"Carrie, I agree, and your probably right that it was a big majority of her own doing. However, I have heard other things about this particular school. For one, another one of my employees has a friend that started out attending that school, then…"
Sep 26, 2012
Lee Edelberg replied to Cortney McLellan's discussion Fired Up About Professionalism!!!
"Hello Courtney, This is based on your experience with one employee?  There are a lot of fish in the sea.......just hire someone else and move on. I don't agree with some comments in this thread  that many or most schools are spending…"
Sep 18, 2012
Carrie Patrick replied to Cortney McLellan's discussion Fired Up About Professionalism!!!
"It sounds like her lack of knowledge is about a lot more than just a sub-par school if she graduated 7 years ago and still was not familiar with anything except what she was taught in school. That indicates to me that she wasn't getting…"
Sep 18, 2012
Cortney McLellan replied to Cortney McLellan's discussion Fired Up About Professionalism!!!
"Gordon, I agree!!!  I have known several therapists over my time as one who could spout off all the answers to all the questions on the exam, but couldn't do a massage to save their life!!  I also get very irritated with common terms…"
Sep 18, 2012
Cortney McLellan replied to Cortney McLellan's discussion Fired Up About Professionalism!!!
"@Gael, I am not saying she even had to DO it, I just think she should have been TAUGHT it!  You DO work glutes though, right? She knew nothing about it, and made huge mistakes, such as not adjusting the bolster to be sure her client was…"
Sep 18, 2012
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Cortney McLellan's discussion Fired Up About Professionalism!!!
"I want to qualify myself... there are a lot of good massage therapists out there....Trust me...I find that out every time I get a massage...But at the same time, they do graduate students that are afraid to massage pregnant women..   "
Sep 18, 2012
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Cortney McLellan's discussion Fired Up About Professionalism!!!
"One of the main themes of almost all my threads, is exactly what you are talking about.. The problem is the educational system... and the problem with the educational system are all the exams required for licensing...The National Certifications and…"
Sep 17, 2012
Gael Wood replied to Cortney McLellan's discussion Fired Up About Professionalism!!!
"I've done massage for 17 years. I love what I do and have been very successful. I don't "do" positional release. I went to a very good massage school. Not everybody does the same techniques, there are…"
Sep 17, 2012
Abram Herman replied to Cortney McLellan's discussion Fired Up About Professionalism!!!
"There are definitely some cases where MTs are graduating without an adequate education, but I'm optimistic about the future of this profession's educational standards. Right now there's a huge project going on called the ELAP (Entry…"
Sep 17, 2012
Cortney McLellan posted a discussion

Fired Up About Professionalism!!!

Hello All...As a somewhat seasoned massage professional, I have some concerns. I own my own business, and the process of hiring was something new to me. ( I apparently always have to learn the hard way! ) I was nervous at my first interview, and hired this girl. I don't want to name any names here, but this girl was seemingly nice, and had what I thought was a great personality, her massage was different, but I didn't think it was horrible (again I was nervous and didn't really analyse the…See More
Sep 17, 2012
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What is your website?
www.kneadedthoughts.com
In what year did you enter the profession?
2005
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Sports Massage, Pre-natal Pregnancy Massage, Abdominal Massage, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Lymph Drainage, Medical Massage, Structural Integration, Active Release Techniques (ART)

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