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Joan Cole
  • Female
  • Champaign, IL
  • United States
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Joan Cole replied to Jimswife's discussion Various Odors
"When I'm doing a full body massage, I switch to tea tree foot creme (http://www.natural-formulations.com/Products/Foot/Foot.htm) when I get to the feet - but if they ask, it's because it is even more moisturizing than the regular lotion I…"
Jan 26, 2012
Joan Cole replied to Alyson Schlobohm's discussion Why are some clients sore after a Deep Tissue Massage and others are not?
"When it's a solution oriented massage (rather than pure relaxation), I'm a big fan of the Columbo approach to history taking (those of us old enough to remember the TV show with Peter Salk as the apparently bumbling detective)... I get the…"
Jul 8, 2011
Joan Cole replied to Alyson Schlobohm's discussion Why are some clients sore after a Deep Tissue Massage and others are not?
"Think too much?  I disagree... with great power comes great responsibility.  It is possible to create change in a client's body doing this type of work.  To increase the possibility that the change is for GOOD and not ILL,…"
Jul 5, 2011
Joan Cole replied to Alyson Schlobohm's discussion Why are some clients sore after a Deep Tissue Massage and others are not?
"1) It's not just about whether the pressure was too much.  Sometimes it's that your strategy isn't right.  Very often, the actual problem isn't where the pain is.  The pain is an arrow, but the problem is somewhere…"
Jul 3, 2011
Joan Cole joined Jody C. Hutchinson's group
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Orthopedic Massage

MTs interested in practicing, learning Orthopedic Massage, students of Whitney Lowe, James Waslaski, and Tom Hendrickson, Ben Benjamin, and any other instructors of Orthopedic Massage Therapy.See More
Sep 6, 2010
Joan Cole replied to Andrea Turner's discussion What's Your Client Return Rate and Why? in the group Marketing and Practice Building
"I also use escheduling (in my case, Bookfresh). But I always ask for the rebook after the session unless they have a standing appointment (I have about half of my appointments seeing me the same time every week or every other week) or unless they…"
Jun 10, 2010
Joan Cole joined Joseph E. Muscolino's group
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Joe Muscolino The Art and Science of Kinesiology

All things about the neuromyofascial system: anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, assessment, and treatment
Feb 2, 2010
Joan Cole replied to Allison Ishman's discussion Illinois Continuing Education in the group Illinois therapists
"I'll put a testimonial in here for Allison's class, which I took a couple of years ago. If you aren't ready to commit to a 135 hour course in Lymph Drainage, this weekend-scale class will give you techniques to get good results for…"
Jan 29, 2010
Joan Cole replied to Donna C. Agrinsonis, LMT's discussion What are the best massage oils, creams, etc. for doing deep tissue work? in the group Deep Tissue Massage Therapists
"I agree with the comments recommending Cremes/Creams. When I want something a little more slippery - if I'm not doing ONLY a spot treatment, but a general massage, with potential stops for spot work if needed, I use a lotion for the general…"
Dec 30, 2009
Joan Cole added a discussion to the group Marketing and Practice Building
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Disadvantage to a business of engaging independent contractors rather than hiring employees

In our industry, many businesses incorrectly designate their employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying payroll taxes. They do not have an arms length business-to-business relationship with the massage therapists.Here's some things they are exposing themselves to:If the IRS decides that you have misclassifed an employee as an independent contractor, youmust pay the IRS all back-taxes owed, plus interest, plus penalty (12% - 35% of the total tax bill)."If it finds a company…See More
Oct 12, 2009
Joan Cole replied to Exie Buehler's discussion Independant Contractors in the group Marketing and Practice Building
"I have worked on this basis. I was paid a percentage - 50%. How discounts were shared depended on who initiated the discount. If it was a discount solely to promote my massage business, we split the "hit". If it was solely to promote the…"
Oct 12, 2009
Joan Cole replied to Ann Dunlap's discussion Drinking water after massage in the group Deep Tissue Massage Therapists
"Unfortunately, the lactic acid as cause of DOMS is another false massage myth. "
Oct 6, 2009
Joan Cole replied to Robert Duffing's discussion Need a mentor in the group Illinois therapists
"Maybe it goes without saying, but I made it a point to schedule appointments as a client (and pay for them) with a bunch of different pros with long experience in my community when I got out of school. There is much you can learn about the ritual…"
Sep 27, 2009
Joan Cole replied to Ann Dunlap's discussion Drinking water after massage in the group Deep Tissue Massage Therapists
"http://www.ramblemuse.com/massage_today/mt_0212.html Courtesy of Keith Eric Grant, Ph.D.: "There's a statement, seemingly pervasive throughout massage education and books about massage, that unspecified toxins accumulate in the body and…"
Sep 9, 2009
Joan Cole replied to Marissa's discussion What did you do prior? in the group Illinois therapists
"Champaign IL (www.studiohelix.net)"
Sep 7, 2009
Joan Cole joined Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group
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Geriatric Massage

The purpose of this group is to connect, inform and inspire one another on topics related to geriatric massage therapy.
Sep 1, 2009

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What is your website?
www.joancolemassage.com
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymph Drainage

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At 7:12pm on August 29, 2009, Eeris Kallil CMT said…
Hello Joanne, welcome to the natural oils and lotion group! I hope i am not repeating myself... I am not sure if I welcomed you yet or not..
At 8:23am on August 28, 2009, Darcy Neibaur said…
Welcome Joan
At 8:09am on August 28, 2009, Marissa said…
Welcome to the community! Join our IL group and start some discussions!
 
 
 

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