"Always evolving, that is how I think of my massage practice. When I first started, my session was technique driven, but with time, I started to appreciate the response of soft tissue to a hold or gentle stretch. Palpation and technique became…"
"Sheryl, I use the SOAP Notes App by Eclectic DNA. It is easy to use and syncs between all my devices. It's main focus is on keeping cloud based Soap and treatment notes, but fields can be customized for other client details. The support at…"
"The easiest way to comply with confidentiality issues while doing out-calls is to use a HIPPA compliant web APP or local software that can be easily carried in a laptop, tablet or smartphone. A few have been discussed on this forum, and a good web…"
"For basic massage training, I chose the school that had hours that allowed me to continue working at my full time job. The tuition was very reasonable compared to other local schools because the school had a very busy massage clinic that subsidized…"
"Rob, I use an iPhone and iPad. The iPad is WiFi only so I use the phone app when Internet access is not available. Syncing between the devices is automatic with iCloud. I am not sure how much Soap Vault costs, but Eclectic's SOAP notes was very…"
"I am using SOAP notes app from Eclectic DNA. I have it on my phone and IPad. The syncing feature is really nice because I can enter notes on one device and it is immediately synced with the other. The developers are very open to suggestions and very…"
"Jimswife is correct, the doctor should be responsible and discuss scheduling issues with the other therapist.
Perhaps the doctor would hang a menu board in the office posting the hours and days each therapist is available. Patients would then know…"
"Regulations regarding home offices can be found in your local city/municipal codes. Most codes are available on-line or you could ask when you apply for your business license. Also check your local zoning regulations and home owner association/condo…"
"I have been using this App for almost one year and LOVE IT! It is easy to use, data exchange between devices is seamless and developer support is excellent. Questions are answered quickly and the developers are always responsive to new ideas and…"
"As written, I see this more as a self-serving, marketing/promotional tool, not a way to honor community volunteers. What qualifications are needed to be nominated and who is the judge? It could come off more like a business sponsored popularity…"
"Weight (and height, age and gender) are all great visual clues that help identify a client. In private practice, it is not an issue since clients are personally known, but when working in a busy spa, clinic or massage chain, this information makes…"
"Linda, could you post more information about RSD/CRPS. Would a client address it by another name? Is this something that would be diagnosed by a medical practitioner than referred to a massage therapist? Thanks."
"I recently contracted Lyme Disease which was effectively treated with antibiotics. So far, lingering symptoms are minimal and improving. Because of my financial situation, I worked throughout the weeks I was ill (fever, joint pains, neck spasms,…"
"I think the real question should be "What massage to Apply". It isn't so much when not to massage but what application to use. Contraindications are application specific not blanket for massage. Although I wouldn't apply my…"