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Robin Byler Thomas
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  • Tucson, AZ
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Started Nov 6, 2011

Somatic Research
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Massage Therapy Travel Log

Checking out other massage practices is something I enjoy, especially when traveling. It gives me new ideas and it's just cool to see how other massage therapists conduct themselves. This summer I went to Central America and had massages in both Honduras and Guatemala. In Honduras, I stayed at…See More
Oct 4, 2012
Travis Alligood left a comment for Robin Byler Thomas
"I know, how did this happen ?"
Sep 1, 2012
Robin Byler Thomas commented on Stephen Jeffrey's blog post The warrior and the massage therapist = Evolution of a genetic partnership.The sanctuary for human sanity is held in soft tissue.
"Yes, it seems we are in the business of battling stress these days (as in preceived danger) as well as pain, aren't we? The awareness of the mind-body connection is very important to our work as MTs. Sounds like you've been doing…"
Aug 23, 2012
Robin Byler Thomas commented on Robin Byler Thomas's blog post The Ergonomics of Parenting
"Hmmmm, interesting. I'd actually not considered your points before as new moms rarely have time to come into my practice until their children are older and in pre-school. Now that you mention it however, I do remember propping my arm…"
Aug 23, 2012
Stephen Jeffrey commented on Robin Byler Thomas's blog post The Ergonomics of Parenting
"Great blog Robin, it's so sad that at what should be a time of great joy in bringing a new life into this world  is often accompanied by great deal of pain. Some women seem to have an over production of the chemical relaxin. Returning to…"
Aug 23, 2012
Robin Byler Thomas posted a blog post

The Ergonomics of Parenting

Lately, several clients have come in with pain issues that might be avoided with a review of their environmental influences. Usually these influencers are related to the work environment but home and family also play a role in ergonomics. Here's an article I wrote several years ago to address some of these issues. Ergonomics is the science of making improvements to your work space and daily tasks to more efficiently fit your body and routine.  Its goal is to prevent pain and injury.  How does…See More
Aug 21, 2012
Robin Byler Thomas replied to Alexei Levine's discussion What are your thoughts on ABMP's survey showing falling enrollment at massage schools and many small schools closing?
"We've had some shuffling around of schools in Tucson. One private school closed a couple years ago (Providence Institute), a tech school is phasing out their MT program (Carrington College), Cortiva was bought out by Steiner, and a new school…"
May 20, 2012
Robin Byler Thomas commented on Daniel Cohen's blog post Why do we have more problems arriving at terminology in "massage" than Chiropractic
"Yes, I've wrestled with terminology for years (what to call my own work) and have finally settled on massage therapy. For a while I called it therapeutic massage, but who's work isn't? Often, it feels like we are rehashing the…"
May 18, 2012
Robin Byler Thomas commented on Daniel Cohen's blog post Why do we have more problems arriving at terminology in "massage" than Chiropractic
"Can you say more about your last statement Daniel?"
May 18, 2012
Robin Byler Thomas posted a blog post

Ever need to find a new MT for yourself?

      Over the years, many of the MTs I've traded with have moved out of town or retired. Before I knew it, I was down to one and although I've made many professional friendships online, neglected to put in the effort to connect with others locally. I am grateful for the remaining MT in my network, but in my experience receiving regular massage works best when you have several MTs to call upon. Can you imagine what the typical client goes through just to get to you?     Finding the right…See More
May 16, 2012
Robin Byler Thomas posted a blog post

Pain - The Ultimate Body Cue

Hi folks,This post was geared towards clients, however, you might find it useful for two reasons:As relatable personal experience;An example of a post using recognized resources and evidence to support MT practice.       We’ve all suffered pain; most of us try and avoid it - sometimes to our own detriment. Pain (and it's precursors) should never be ignored; rather, it should guide us. Pain in this sense has a purpose; to keep us…See More
Apr 6, 2012
Robin Byler Thomas replied to Nancy Henson's discussion Which online scheduling works better for your clients--Schedulicity or GenBook?
"Hi folks, I've been using Full Slate for the past two months and have been pleased. This is my first online scheduling system and I see no reason to change. It was fairly easy to set up and my clients are now used to it. I've always…"
Mar 1, 2012
Robin Byler Thomas's blog post was featured

Using the Evidence to Promote Your Practice

These days it's not difficult to find sources for massage therapy (MT) research information. Pop in on FaceBook and many practices have their own page. Several of them post research articles as a way to promote MT and don't mind sharing (like mine).  Maybe we should define what a research article is. A research article has been…See More
Feb 6, 2012
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Jan 25, 2012
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Anatomy and physiology group

Its increasingly more important for massage therapist's to revise and keep up to speed their A+P knowledge.See More
Jan 25, 2012
Robin Byler Thomas posted a blog post

Using the Evidence to Promote Your Practice

These days it's not difficult to find sources for massage therapy (MT) research information. Pop in on FaceBook and many practices have their own page. Several of them post research articles as a way to promote MT and don't mind sharing (like mine).  Maybe we should define what a research article is. A research article has been…See More
Jan 23, 2012

Profile Information

What is your website?
www.HandsOnHealthTucson.com
In what year did you enter the profession?
1995
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Pre-natal Pregnancy Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Thai/Thai Yoga Massage, Medical Massage, Structural Integration, Trager Approach

Robin Byler Thomas's Blog

Massage Therapy Travel Log

Checking out other massage practices is something I enjoy, especially when traveling. It gives me new ideas and it's

just cool to see how other massage therapists conduct themselves. This summer I went to Central…

Continue

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 9:00pm

The Ergonomics of Parenting

Lately, several clients have come in with pain issues that might be avoided with a review of their environmental influences. Usually these influencers are related to the work environment but home and family also play a role in ergonomics. Here's an article I wrote several years ago to address some of these issues.



Ergonomics is the science of making improvements to your work space and daily tasks to more efficiently fit your body and routine.  Its goal is to prevent pain and…

Continue

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 3:52pm — 2 Comments

Ever need to find a new MT for yourself?

      Over the years, many of the MTs I've traded with have moved out of town or retired. Before I knew it, I was down to one and although I've made many professional friendships online, neglected to put in the effort to connect with others locally. I am grateful for the remaining MT in my network, but in my experience receiving regular massage works best when you have several MTs to call upon. Can you imagine what the…

Continue

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 9:52am

Pain - The Ultimate Body Cue

Hi folks,

This post was geared towards clients, however, you might find it useful for two reasons:

  1. As relatable personal experience;
  2. An example of a post using recognized resources and evidence to support MT practice.  

     We’ve all suffered pain; most of us try and avoid it - sometimes to our own detriment. Pain (and it's precursors) should never be ignored; rather, it should guide us.…

Continue

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 1:00pm

Using the Evidence to Promote Your Practice

These days it's not difficult to find sources for massage therapy (MT) research information. Pop in on FaceBook and many practices have their own page. Several of them post research articles as a way to promote MT and don't mind sharing (like mine).  Maybe we should define what a research article is. A research article has been…

Continue

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 8:30pm

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At 5:35pm on September 6, 2012, Travis Alligood said…

I guess we were to busy talking.

At 7:42pm on September 1, 2012, Travis Alligood said…

I know, how did this happen ?

At 3:14pm on February 17, 2011, Stephen Jeffrey said…
Hi Robin, hopeyou are well :)
At 3:08am on April 7, 2010, Stephen Jeffrey said…
Hi Robin, I am doing really well thanks (almost too busy ! )
How are your academic exploits going ?......hope you are not having to deprive to many clients the benifits of your considerable touch ?
At 9:28am on March 30, 2010, Ellen Stetson said…
Hi Robin, don't know about the Stetson's in MIchigan, but your boyfriend is the best if he's anything like my Stetson. Husband Dale and his bro Craig are both directly decended from John B, Stetson hat founder. There's a GREAT bunch of relatives, members of the Stetson Clan who meet annually in MA.
At 1:17am on February 24, 2010, Angela Lind said…
Thanks Robin, I'm happy with the new pic too! :0)
At 11:51am on January 4, 2010, Erik Dalton, Ph.D. said…
We're still debating 2011. Plan to cut down on travel so I can spend more time writing at my newly finished Costa Rica home. Should know how many dates I'll personally be teaching by July...thx for your interest in Myoskeletal Alignment...ERIK
At 12:02pm on January 1, 2010, Stephen Jeffrey said…
Happy new year Robin !
At 11:27am on December 28, 2009, Jorge Arnaldo Pabón Acevedo said…
Hola!
Gracias por el add, espero este pasando maravillosas navidades!
Por Puerto Rico todo esta super bien!
Bendiciones!
At 11:26am on December 21, 2009, Lara Evans Bracciante said…
Hi Robin,
It's true that my name is on the site, but I have a whole team at ABMP behind me who helped create it. Welcome! I'm so glad you're here.

Lara
 
 
 

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