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Jeremy Murray
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  • Saint Petersburg, FL
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How do you learn new modalities outside of school?
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Swedish massage is the type of massage we will be learning at my school. We will have intro classes into dif. modalities but nothing more than that. How would a new lmt learn a new modality (ie…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pueppi Texas Jul 29.

Working in rehab outside of chiropractor offices common? Possible?
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I am starting massage therapy school in August and am really excited about it. I have been thinking about venues in which I want to work in after graduation. After researching possible employment…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pueppi Texas Jul 29.

Gaining experience as a new therapist
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I've heard from many MTs either to start out at Massage Envy or Hand and Stone as a new therapist. However, the other half say not to work at those places. My question is do you HAVE to work at those…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pueppi Texas Jun 22.

Dislocated finger and being a massage therapist
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I dislocated my left hand middle finger about six months ago and it is still swollen and a little stiff. I will be starting massage school in Aug and am worried that my career may already be over due…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pueppi Texas Jun 20.

 

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Pueppi Texas replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion How do you learn new modalities outside of school?
"I meant to come back to this last night, but my computer blipped out and I couldn't add to my original post.Another person to look at for DVD work is Oleg Bouimer (http://russiansportsmassage.com/dvd.htm).Additionally, if it helps you to be…"
Jul 29
Pueppi Texas replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Working in rehab outside of chiropractor offices common? Possible?
"I hate to disappoint, but I am dual licensed as a chiropractor (*cough cough*, I know you may not like that idea, but it is what it is) and a massage therapist. I  have been in practice for about 25 years.  I completed my…"
Jul 29
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion How do you learn new modalities outside of school?
"Benny Vaughn was one of my guru's way back when. What fascinated me back then, is that at one point, he started incorporating stretching and specific massage work together at the same time. Way cool."
Jul 28
Pueppi Texas replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion How do you learn new modalities outside of school?
"I second what Gordon says about knowing when you are competent.  I would add: applying this personal understanding of competency to your bodywork, means that you must to be very honest with yourself.  For example: I am very well…"
Jul 28
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion How do you learn new modalities outside of school?
"There are tons of continuing education classes and seminars that will be available after your schooling. You will be required to take them every year or two in order to maintain your license. As far as knowing when you are competent at a modality,…"
Jul 19
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How do you learn new modalities outside of school?

Swedish massage is the type of massage we will be learning at my school. We will have intro classes into dif. modalities but nothing more than that. How would a new lmt learn a new modality (ie sports massage) and at what point would he know he is proficient in it? Is there formal training one could go through? A test at the end?
Jul 17
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Working in rehab outside of chiropractor offices common? Possible?
"Uhm, anything is possible. And I'm sure it has happened before. But it's unlikely that a medical doctor is going to hire you right out of massage school. Sense there are probably other therapists out their with 7 to 10 years or more…"
Jul 15
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Working in rehab outside of chiropractor offices common? Possible?

I am starting massage therapy school in August and am really excited about it. I have been thinking about venues in which I want to work in after graduation. After researching possible employment options I have decided to stay away from chiropractor offices. Why? Because I would never let them crack any part of my body, and two; they don't practice real medicine. How common are opportunities for LMTs to work with orthopedic doctors or physical therapists?See More
Jul 14
Pueppi Texas replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Gaining experience as a new therapist
"It may be quite difficult to hit $30,000/year part-time starting out.  Then again, maybe you'll be in the right place at the right time, and it will all go smoothly for you.It's different for all therapists.  Where are you…"
Jun 22
Jeremy Murray replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Gaining experience as a new therapist
"Is it possible to make at least 30,000 a year as a new grad part-time? I see a lot of places that pay 15 an hour (and we know massage therapists can't work 8h/5d/1w massaging without killing themselves). I really want to make a living doing…"
Jun 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Gaining experience as a new therapist
"Yea, it's as possible as anything. And it is more difficult, as a male therapist, to find work in a spa. I started out in a acupuncture clinic, and shortly their after( 8 months ), ended up in a chiropractic clinic. That was when I just started…"
Jun 22
Jeremy Murray replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Gaining experience as a new therapist
"So gaining experience in a chiro office or PT office is possible as a new grad? I just figured Spa work would be hard for me to get as a male. Besides, I'm leaning towards the medical end of massage."
Jun 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Gaining experience as a new therapist
"You can work anywhere a licensed massage therapist can work. If you are just starting out it's easier to work in a place like Massge Envy, a spa, or chiropractic clinic, because they will have built in clientele for you. If you are new and open…"
Jun 22
Jeremy Murray posted a discussion

Gaining experience as a new therapist

I've heard from many MTs either to start out at Massage Envy or Hand and Stone as a new therapist. However, the other half say not to work at those places. My question is do you HAVE to work at those locations as a new therapist or can you work in other settings?
Jun 21
Pueppi Texas replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Dislocated finger and being a massage therapist
"You can work with a damaged finger... you just need to learn how to work around it.  Your instructors should be able to help you figure this out.  But, simply... if it hurts, don't use it.  Use the other parts of your hand. …"
Jun 20
Jeremy Murray replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Dislocated finger and being a massage therapist
"Thank you!"
Jun 17

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