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Tom Mertes
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  • Chicago, IL
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Aug 26, 2011
Tom Mertes joined Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group
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Marketing and Practice Building

The purpose of this group is to offer massage therapists an opportunity to network regarding successfully marketing massage and practice building.
Aug 24, 2011
Tom Mertes commented on David Beard's group Male Massage Therapists
"Frank, there may be a stigma regarding male massage therapists and employers may have their own issues with regards to hiring a male over a female.  Having said that I'd certainly NOT suggest that you are wasting your time.  I've…"
Aug 18, 2011
Tom Mertes joined Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group
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Chair Massage

The purpose of this group is to network and communicate about chair massage.
Jul 27, 2011
Tom Mertes replied to Johnathan Womack's discussion Men and Massage in the group Male Massage Therapists
"Hey Paul,   I've found the best way to get clients is by networking.  Attend as many events as you can and have a supply of business cards.  Let people meet you and get to know you.  Let them know you are looking for…"
Apr 6, 2011
Tom Mertes joined Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group
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Career Opportunities for Massage Therapists

The purpose of this group is to focus on career opportunities for massage therapists.
Jan 17, 2011
Tom Mertes joined Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group
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Hands - Caring for Your Precious Hands

The focus of this group is self-care for your precious hands.
Jan 17, 2011
Tom Mertes joined Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group
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Massage Educators

The purpose of this group is to invite massage educators to network and dialogue regarding issues related to massage therapy education.
Jan 17, 2011
Tom Mertes commented on David Beard's group Male Massage Therapists
"Id suggest showing up in person for job leads rather than by telephone or e-mail. It's too easy for someone to say "no" over the phone, especially if they have a preconceived notion of male MTs. In person you can demonstrate your…"
Jan 17, 2011
Tom Mertes replied to Tom Mertes's discussion NCBTMB membership needed for Illinois license? in the group Illinois therapists
"Thanks, Emmanuel. I can always count on your for good info! <<NCBTMB certification is NOT required for renewal of Illinois license. It 's not required even for when you first get your license.'>>"
Dec 26, 2010
Tom Mertes replied to Johnathan Womack's discussion Men and Massage in the group Male Massage Therapists
"Hey David,   Sorry to hear about your experiences as an MT.  It's not so easy when you work for yourself.  If you can pick up a few hours working in the industry in an environment where you work for someone else, such as in a…"
Dec 26, 2010
Barb Kilzer replied to Tom Mertes's discussion NCBTMB membership needed for Illinois license? in the group Illinois therapists
"It is not required to renew.  I did have to take the test to gain licensure in 2005, so just curious what you have take not for new license, if not NCBTMB.  Does anyone know?  Also, what are some of your thoughts on the NCBTMB renewel…"
Dec 23, 2010
Mike Hinkle replied to Tom Mertes's discussion NCBTMB membership needed for Illinois license? in the group Illinois therapists
"This link may help with all the states, Tom!  http://www.worldmassagefestival.com/library"
Dec 21, 2010
Emmanuel Bistas replied to Tom Mertes's discussion NCBTMB membership needed for Illinois license? in the group Illinois therapists
"NCBTMB certification is NOT  required for renewal of Illinois license.  It 's not required even for when you first get your license."
Dec 21, 2010
Robyn Cox, NCTM replied to Tom Mertes's discussion NCBTMB membership needed for Illinois license? in the group Illinois therapists
"I don't know, you would have to call IDPFR to find out. I would only assume that its required, since it is to attain a state license."
Dec 21, 2010
Tom Mertes replied to Johnathan Womack's discussion Men and Massage in the group Male Massage Therapists
"Hey Guys,   I've been in the business for four years and have both male and female clients.  I have noticed that some folks would prefer one sex over the other, but like Jorge, I've experienced people requesting a male over a…"
Dec 21, 2010
Tom Mertes joined David Beard's group
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Male Massage Therapists

Group for male massage therapist to share stories of getting started in their practice.Experienced male therapists are welcome to share their stories of overcoming challenges of being a male massage therapistSee More
Dec 21, 2010
Tom Mertes added a discussion to the group Illinois therapists
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NCBTMB membership needed for Illinois license?

Does anyone know if NCBTMB membership is a requirement for renewal of Illinois license.  I seem to remember hearing that it was but can't find any info in that regard. Thanks for any info. Tom in ChicagoSee More
Dec 21, 2010
Tom Mertes added a discussion to the group Sports Massage
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Sports Massage DVDs

Looking towards the next license renewal and earning CE hours I'm wondering if anyone has found any of the sports massage DVD's especially useful or educational.  Thanks for any info.Tom in ChicagoSee More
Dec 21, 2010
Tom Mertes joined Jorge Cisneros's group
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Massage Therapy Podcasts

The goal of this group is to share existing podcasts related to our Massage field. Come and share with the rest. Thank you!
Dec 15, 2010

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Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Thai/Thai Yoga Massage

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At 8:42pm on August 18, 2010, Robin Wiggs said…
Tom..I have been practicing for 5 years also....did a mid-life change of career lol Our move from Florida to Colorado is, well,,,,for one we have vacationed there for the past 10-12 years (usually in the summer) and have always known we would live there....and the Universe said this is the time!....business in Florida is very slow...very slow....I have some amazing and faithful clients but the economy is so bad that unless they are already retired and set, they're having to scale back their appointments. They're still coming but just not as often. Of course, now that i'm leaving they're all crying lol that makes me feel equally wonderful and sad. I'm going to miss them all. We're hoping for a more consistant work life as my boyfriend is a Land Surveyor, there just isn't anything going on for him here. We're keeping our fingers crossed and we're just going to make it work! We;ll be settlig near Denver also so keep in touch.
At 5:53am on August 18, 2010, Robin Wiggs said…
Hi Tom..I got your message about moving to Colorado..groovy!...Let' keep in touch. I see that you were going to visit Estes Park (one of our favorite places)..is that where you're going to settle? Tell me a little bit about yourself....What is prompting your move from Illinios to Colorado and how long have you been practicing?
At 9:06am on April 1, 2010, Marilyn St.John said…
Welcome, Tom! Where in Chicago do you practice? I'm in MI and visit the west loop area a lot lately & could use a massage occasionally...Let me know.
At 10:02pm on March 30, 2010, Mike Hinkle said…
Glad you are here. Would you comment at this discussion, when you get a chance? Thanks
http://www.massageprofessionals.com/forum/topics/what-did-you-do-before-massage
At 7:01am on March 30, 2010, Susan G. Salvo said…
Take you time changing images. :-)
At 4:16pm on March 29, 2010, Susan G. Salvo said…
Your picture is the coolest~!
At 8:45pm on March 28, 2010, Travis Alligood said…
Welcome Tom, Love your picture I used to AF too !
At 8:25pm on March 28, 2010, Darcy Neibaur said…
Welcome Tom
 
 
 

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