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Barnes Class in Waco
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I am an LMT near San Antonio and I am looking for another therapist who wants to attend a Barnes class on the pelvic area on April 15-16-17 to be held at a Hilton Hotel.  Split cost of drive and room…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rajam K Roose Jan 15, 2011.

Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
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In school we were cautioned about the way we use our hands and fingers, but I never remember any specific exercises or ways to help with the development of our own low back problems as we move along…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Free Aug 19, 2013.

Oakworks ABC table with adjustable breast area

I am looking to purchase a table with a breast area cut out and saw the Oakworks ABC table with the adjustable insert.  Does anyone have this table already and does it perform as it should?  Are you…Continue

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Started Aug 3, 2010

Professional Ethics of massage therapy
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I just finished an Elite Continuing Education course for CEUs on Ethics and Standards...Roles and boundaries in Massage Therapy which was recently approved for Texas to be able to do online…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura K Dylla Jul 13, 2010.

 

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Laura K Dylla commented on Laura K Dylla's status
"I viewed your short video of a session you had and I am very interested in what you do. Sent you an email with a possible date for me to visit you later in August. ,thanks for your feedback. ."
Aug 11, 2013
Laura K Dylla posted a status
"You are only 90 miles away from me in San Antonio.i would love to be able to corroborate with you on what I have learned from my experience."
Aug 10, 2013
Laura K Dylla replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"I think an exercise program for LMTs would be awesome, ESP if you included an assessment of structure that can point a therapist toward modalities or function that can improve and correct the torso. Misaligned ilium or hip displacement uncorrected…"
Aug 10, 2013
Michelle Wald replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"I totally agree with this, as a PT and an LMT I know  this to be true. Many massage therapists rely on trades and other practitioners to keep them going. There is so much you can do for yourself. Traditional body mechanics is a good start but…"
Aug 9, 2013
Laura K Dylla replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"Wow, it is encouraging to see that my question about back strengthening for therapists is still alive and answers are still coming up. The suggestion to strengthen the extensor had never occurred to me and I am grateful,for that insight. And yes…"
Aug 9, 2013
Tumana Scott replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"I have read all of these post's and I agree with most of them. I actually go a completely different routine than pilates or yoga. I do exercise on a regular basis but I do a lot of combat training. It keeps my muscle loose and warm all of the…"
Aug 7, 2013
Victoria Jenkins replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"Hi everyone, I agree completely Jody! I do Supermans! This exercise helps to stretch the upper back as well as strengthen the low back and upper shoulders. I hold the superman (with arms out in front of me, head down) for 5 secs and repeat as many…"
Aug 7, 2013
Sasha Amorado replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"I know this is an old thread but I thought i would add my two cents. So much of Being a professional in this field is knowing how to take care of your body so you can work on others without transferring your pain into them... wether…"
Jun 6, 2013
Jeff Shearer replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"Thanks Michelle :) "
Apr 22, 2011
Michelle Wald PT, LMT replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
" Jeff was looking for some Extension exercises you can find some here: http://www.michellewald.com/blog/back-injury-prevention/ ; It is true, Robin MacKenzie studies suggest most people flex or bend over 2000 times per day.  "
Apr 22, 2011
Laura K Dylla replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"Thanks everyone.  That all makes sense.  I am very inflexible in flexion so I will work on those areas and also look into getting with Michelle for some of the Ashton Patterning.  Thanks, Laura"
Apr 22, 2011
Jeff Shearer replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"Agreed Jody I have had shoulder and back problems from massage for years. I focus very little on forward flexion exercises and use shoulder strengthening as well as stretching techniques daily. Since I incorporated these into my life my body pain…"
Apr 22, 2011
Michelle Wald PT, LMT replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"Well, Laura, that would be me! I am in Central Austin I can take you through some strengthening exercises and it sounds like you could use a session too.   Austin is a great place to visit.  Where do you live?  check out my website…"
Apr 19, 2011
Laura K Dylla replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"Thanks Michelle.  The closest place is in Austin Texas about 90 minutes from where I live.  What should I look for in a therapist who does Aston-Patterning? "
Apr 19, 2011
Michelle Wald PT, LMT replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"Aston-Patterning may be for you.  This work has helped me immensely to figure out how to use my body most accurately for me.  The work includes movement, sequencing, stretching strengthening and optimal body mechanics for you.  Some…"
Apr 18, 2011
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Laura K Dylla's discussion Back and strengthening exercises for Massage Therapists
"Thats sad....I dont even know what to say?  From my perspective its essential to know ones own body if you want to reach the highest levels in this field.  I mean you can look at muscle charts and diagrams all you want...You can even…"
Apr 16, 2011

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What is your website?
heavenlytouchmassagetherapy.com
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Pre-natal Pregnancy Massage, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Thai/Thai Yoga Massage

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Massage Therapy Employee vs Subcontractor

My company is looking to update our policies of employment and compensation of massage therapists.  We are a partnership that has two receptionists and 4 massage therapists who rotate days and times.  Of the four therapists, one prefers we take out the taxes and the other three do not.

Our policy from the beginning has been...we are providing a table, sheets, creams, advertising for the therapists and they receive 50% of each massage we give them.  The rest is used for rent of space,…

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At 7:19pm on July 1, 2010, Darcy Neibaur said…
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