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Does your state board or professional organization protect you from unlicensed MTs?
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Most of us have done what is required to be licensed and even beyond. This may be out of professionalism or just desire for a job. But what is done about our unlicensed competitors? Do you feel your…Continue

Tags: license, CMT, LMT, massage, unlicensed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Epiphany Hawkins Jan 20.

.Offering what's popular

I think it is important to define your practice with a clear identity. Do therapeutic or Spa relaxation. Don't confuse potential clients with a mixed presence online. You can always do the other when…Continue

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Started May 20, 2012

Lymphatic Massage I

Lymphatic Massage I14 hours       $221Instructor: Dan Cohen2/24 & 2/25 10-6pPrerequisite:  This class is open to all health care professionals who work with the body. In addition to MT’s, PT’s…Continue

Started Jan 30, 2012

It is tempting to advertise our services and classes

Guideline number 3 of the site seems to be getting abused lately.3. Advertising is not permitted. All advertising/solicitation posts for products, services, or money will be removed. If someone is…Continue

Started Jan 7, 2012

 

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Daniel Cohen replied to Lisa's discussion Massage - Natural Talent or Taught Skill?
"It is both."
Jan 29
Daniel Cohen replied to Jennifer Dettelbach's discussion Massage therapy using a gemstone wand
"If you know energy work you can work with wands and other tools. Some people find it easier to start with such tools to focus with. They also give focus to the client."
Jan 29
Epiphany Hawkins replied to Daniel Cohen's discussion Does your state board or professional organization protect you from unlicensed MTs?
"I work in VA. We are required to be licensed. I have been in this profession for almost 3 years starting March 1st. When I first started out I wasn't certified nor was I licensed - working in a day spa. I agree. Laws and regulations, in…"
Jan 20
Epiphany Hawkins replied to Daniel Cohen's discussion Does your state board or professional organization protect you from unlicensed MTs?
"Ha at "I'm busy, so?" "
Jan 20
Stephanie Wickwire replied to Daniel Cohen's discussion Does your state board or professional organization protect you from unlicensed MTs?
"I hate the way Oklahoma does it! I work at an upscale spa in Edmond, a suburb of OKC. There is no requirement to even be certified in Edmond. I work with a lady who has been "practicing" mt for over 20 years, but has never taken a class. I…"
Jan 20
Bob Pyle replied to Daniel Cohen's discussion Does your state board or professional organization protect you from unlicensed MTs?
"Unfortunately this problem will continue IMO... Tracking down unlicensed people would be too big a chore. It will just have to be nipped in the bud once that person is discovered. "
Jan 12
Patricia D. Moore replied to Daniel Cohen's discussion Does your state board or professional organization protect you from unlicensed MTs?
"From PA here, and no, the State Board of Licensing here, does not do enough. The law is open for too many "body work" types, and they do not enforce any thing when reported. I have a firend that has reported an unlicensed therapist for two…"
Jan 10
Daniel Cohen replied to Bob Pyle's discussion Valley Fever
"The site of the infection is the lungs so whether or not to work over or near the site is not at issue. Speeding up the rate of lymph flow helps the immune system so it might help. With manual drainage I would go around any symptom outbreak on the…"
Jan 2
Daniel Cohen replied to Lisa's discussion California license renewal with misdemeanor
"Should be no problem "
Nov 29, 2013
Therese Schwartz replied to Daniel Cohen's discussion Does your state board or professional organization protect you from unlicensed MTs?
"Oklahoma also has no state licensing.  My city requires a license; we are only required to have 500 hours, but the city also does a police background check.  I have no idea how many unlicensed therapists are around.  And, of course,…"
Nov 13, 2013
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Daniel Cohen's discussion Does your state board or professional organization protect you from unlicensed MTs?
"Here in Alaska, there is no state licensing. In Anchorage, in order to work as a massage therapist you have to show paper work that you have graduated from a massage school with at least sevenhundred and something hours.  All the prostitutes do…"
Nov 13, 2013
Daniel Cohen replied to Daniel Cohen's discussion Does your state board or professional organization protect you from unlicensed MTs?
"Or to put it another way, is a dual system good for the profession? "
Nov 13, 2013
Daniel Cohen posted a discussion

Does your state board or professional organization protect you from unlicensed Mts?

Most of us have done what is required to be licensed and even beyond. This may be out of professionalism or just desire for a job. But what is done about our unlicensed competitors? Do you feel your board or organization is working on your behalf to stop unlicensed competition? Do they verify new hires at spas? Do they monitor the ads for illegal misrepresentation? I see hundreds of ads to move out of state for immediate job opportunities. In every state fake photos are used to entice clients.…See More
Nov 13, 2013
Daniel Cohen replied to Amanda James's discussion Dry needling, is it in our scope of practice?
"Learn acupressure, at least as effective if not more. Better than acupuncture for anything within mt scope of practice."
Aug 28, 2013
Daniel Cohen replied to Michelle Cash's discussion Michigan Laws
"91% attendance is to prevent diploma mills from selling transcripts."
Aug 18, 2013
Daniel Cohen replied to Joyce Young's discussion When heat is not enough
"Don't fight the muscle pushing down on the belly of it. Push from the side of the muscle."
Aug 15, 2013

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www.holhealthcare.com, http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Holistic-Health-Care-Studio-City/165064410202818, www.jaderoller.com
In what year did you enter the profession?
1999
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Pre-natal Pregnancy Massage, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Acupressure, Lymph Drainage, Aromatherapy, Thai/Thai Yoga Massage, Medical Massage, Energy Work, Lomi Lomi, Medical Qi Gong, Korean Martial Therapy

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Can you be overly flexiable for your own good?

How do you loosen the painfully tight muscles of your ultra flexible clients? I often find releasing them a challenge in adaptability.

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Posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:05am — 1 Comment

Why do we have more problems arriving at terminology in "massage" than Chiropractic

A big difference between massage and chiropractic is that chiropractic began as a developed system by one man, Daniel David Palmer. "I am not the first person to replace subluxated vertebrae, but I do claim to be the first person to replace displaced vertebrae by using the spinous and transverse processes as levers...and to develop the philosophy and science of chiropractic…
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Posted on May 18, 2012 at 8:27am — 3 Comments

Why do we need such long hours for entry level massage?

"Effective July 1, 2011, the U. S. Department of Education will require institutions offering vocational training programs to apply new formulas in converting clock hours to credit-hour equivalencies. Undergraduate programs which meet the Department’s definition of “clock hour programs” must use the new clock-to-credit hour conversion. (For the definition of “clock hour programs” see 34CRF §668.8(k) and for clock to credit hour conversion details, please read Federal Register, October 29,…

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Posted on February 27, 2012 at 11:14am — 1 Comment

Lupus Walk Nov 12th

Nov 12th is the Walk for Lupus Research at Crescent Bay Park in Santa Monica, CA. If anyone is interested, in doing chair massage as donated volunteer work, let me know. We did 100 massages last year and they expect more walkers this year.

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 2:50pm

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At 3:36pm on March 31, 2012, Gary W Addis, LMT said…

Thanks, Daniel. I may pick your brains later, when I know what questions to ask.

At 2:34pm on March 31, 2012, Gary W Addis, LMT said…

Daniel, as you might have picked up from my recent comments, I'm entering my internship on Apr 4...will be qualified to take the licensing exam (which I expect to pass easy enough). I'll still have 3 more months to graduate w/ my degree in Sept.  But I'll be licensed, and can begin seeking paying clients about June.

Lacking money for a full-scale startup, I'll seek work in casino spa, chiro office, etc and will take clients at home.  I have my website up already--not the equal of yours, certainly. But it attracts a few clients.  I plan to go after outcall business-- their homes for full body, their offices for chair massage. 

But I don't have a clue how to approach corporate for employee chair massage.  If you have any words of advice, I'll gratefully listen.  For instance, does the office usually pay for the employees, do they themselves pay, sensible rate to pay, should I go into this with another therapist or will that split the available clients too much-- all the things you wish you had known when you started to seek corporate clients.

With tax refund I invested in a quality chair and a table cart...have a supply of sheets and oils/lotions, so I'm raring to get started the moment I get license in hand.

At 6:25pm on March 4, 2012, Bianca Neuhof said…

Looks very intriguing, definitely something that I will need to look further into :)

At 8:01am on March 3, 2012, Bianca Neuhof said…

Hi Daniel, I am still quite new to Lomi Lomi. I do temple style and I'm yet to have given a pre natal Lomi lomi. The pre-natal massage I give is general relaxation massages.

At 4:41pm on February 16, 2012, Roeh Dale Gill said…

I started with LomiLomi growing up as well as fotofota, tolotolo, and amoamo. I learned from family who are from Tonga. I started Ma-Uri a little over 10 years ago. To me personally it's not too much of a difference outside of the belief system and it is a more uniformed process. The last thing you learn how ever is touch. They want you to be 100% in tune before you put your hands on any one.

At 2:36pm on February 16, 2012, Roeh Dale Gill said…

Thanks for the request!

 

At 9:51am on February 9, 2012, Moneca Yardley said…

hi daniel, i am addicted to hats and also to zero point energy tools...have you heard of them.  i belong to a group called Amega Global and i want to make sure that everyone on the planet will be part of this group in time.  please i hope i am not intruding but can you help me be the best business associate possible...i invite you to come into the world of Amega Global. www.myamegaworld.com/back2source

At 2:48pm on January 31, 2012, Heather Nicole Juergens said…

No, so my 1st step is to apply for a school?

At 7:51am on January 29, 2012, Bethany Ingraham said…

Hi! It's nice to meet you. :)

Have a wonderful day!

At 2:44pm on January 13, 2012, Shin-TAO Kimura said…

Mahalo nui loa Daniel !

Nice to meet you and you are doing great work here.

top of that you speek japanese ? wow.

please keep in touch, Aloha

Shin-TAO

 
 
 

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