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Laurie replied to Karen Satke's discussion LMT was texting during my massage
"You should be angry! It is sad that this happens. Being able to confront someone during a session is always difficult, but you were the victim of a thoughtless therapist who stole from you what should have been a relaxing or therapeutic session.…"
Laurie replied to Jolita Brilliant's discussion Hello there,
"I am 65 years old and most days, I do 5 hands-on hours of massage. I probably work more now than I did 10 years ago and much more efficiently. I don't have many aches or pains, but I do sleep well every night. I work with regular clients of all…"
Jul 29
Laurie replied to Tara Doyle's discussion If you could add one more modality to your toolbox, what would it be, and why?
"Sunshine!  Yes, a darkened room provides few distractions for a stressed client, but a day without sunshine can be difficult and somewhat depressing for a therapist. My modality of choice - Lomi lomi (on a warm, sandy beach). "
Jul 14
Laurie replied to Anne K's discussion Attached tick on a client?
"Removing ticks or any other objects from a clients skin is definitely out of a massage therapists' scope of practice. We do not keep sterilized instruments and equipment to perform the procedure. I am not sure if I would want a client removing…"
Jun 26
Laurie replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Dislocated finger and being a massage therapist
"You dislocated your finger before starting massage training. What if it happened half-way through school, after graduation or 5 years into your career? How would you approach your injury in those situations. Last year, I broke my ankle. I took a few…"
Jun 17
Laurie replied to Donna Valentine's discussion massge gels and oils
"Feet: Biotone Marine Therapy Medi-Balm. It is more expensive than other creams, but I only use a small amount and only use it on the feet. It has a wonderful aroma of lavender, litsea and peppermint. It feels light and powdery on the skin making it…"
Mar 29
Laurie replied to Laura Garza's discussion How to handle MLM?
"It is always good to have professional contacts to refer a client. I always keep names of chiropractors, PTs, acupuncturists and massage therapists who specialize in modalities I don't practice. I also suggest products to clients available…"
Mar 1
Laurie replied to Alexis Hauge's discussion Thinking about joining the field
"Alexis - i graduated from another local school, but I have taken classes at Cayce-Reilly and visit the campus often (it has a wonderful bookstore and an extensive library). The school has an excellent reputation, an long history in wellness and you…"
Feb 16
Laurie replied to Alexis Hauge's discussion Thinking about joining the field
"Learning how our bodies function is beautiful process. Sure there can be some memorization and lots of new vocabulary in anatomy and physiology, but it is information that can be used everyday because it's all about us, the body human. Many of…"
Feb 16
Laurie replied to Monica Caporale LMT's discussion No Show Fees, Obtaining credit card info prior to appt. . .
"No-shows are stealing income from your therapists and spa. Requiring a credit card, prevents this business loss. This can be especially damaging for extended spa services or when multiple customers schedule as a group, such as a couples service. I…"
Jul 26, 2015
Laurie replied to Mira Perogine's discussion Massage Practice for Sale in South New jersey
"Hi Mira,  Selling a client list may violate client confidentiality.  If leaving your practice (or any medical practice), it is preferable to refer current clients to other massage professionals, not sell there names. Let them choose who…"
Apr 13, 2015
Laurie replied to Judy J Curnow's discussion Tips
"If you are confident that the tips were paid, yes ask him or his billing staff. Tips are reportable income and if the CC receipts can be audited, it should be easy to determine how much you are owed. Many medical office CC terminals are not set up…"
Sep 26, 2014
Laurie replied to Daniel Melmed's discussion Massage Draping: Do you touch butts?
"Draping reflects the combined boundaries of both the client and therapist. It is a mutually agreed upon level of coverage. Clients can ask for more or less draping and the therapist can either say yes or no. I agree, there is a wide range of draping…"
Jul 16, 2014
Laurie replied to whitney bullok's discussion Where to Shop Wholesale. NOT MassageWareHouse
"Often, discounts are based on the volume sold. If you are a sole proprietor, your purchasing power will not be as great as a busy spa, clinic or medical office. There are many massage supply 'wholesale' companies. The best approach is to…"
Jul 11, 2014
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Mar 18, 2014
Laurie replied to Epiphany Hawkins's discussion Side lying position
"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…"
Feb 7, 2014

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At 4:44pm on November 6, 2009, Gloria Coppola said…
Hi Laurie

Remember to check out some of the great groups and discussion here!

Would you please participate in the massage survey and tell your colleagues?! Thanks.
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