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Added by Charlene Gaffney on June 12, 2014 at 10:11pm — No Comments

What can CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release Therapy do?

 Did you know that CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY and  SOMATOEMOTIONAL RELEASE THERAPY can do the following:

- By balancing and releasing restrictions in the CranioSacral System we are often able to correct Motor, Neurological and Sensory Disabilities.  This therapy can be very effective in dealing with learning disabilities such as ADD/ADHD, Autism/Asperger's, Chronic Headaches/Migraines, Eye…


Added by Monique Robison on June 7, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Relationship between data, meridians and fascia

Why is rapid release such an effective tool for acupuncture? What is the connection between the meridians, connective tissue and data? First let’s take a look at the micro level of a meridian point. What is driving the meridian point and what is it’s dynamic? We need a working model of mind-body connection. The sub conscious data of the mind when not cleared is reflected through energy vortexes, meridian points. These vortexes are mirrors to the minds struggle to find resolution. The key here… Continue

Added by Andrew Scheim on May 15, 2014 at 12:21am — No Comments

Golden Opportunities For Massage Therapy Instructors

Golden Opportunities For Massage Therapy Instructors

Blog by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB - CEO of The Ariana Institute


What opportunities lie ahead for massage therapy instructors? The first step to answering this question is to go within and determine the type of…


Added by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB on May 5, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Your Massage Business - Practical Tips for Success from The Ariana Institute

Your Massage Business - Practical Tips for Success from The Ariana Institute

• Create a clear vision of what you want and need based on your values. Clarity is power.

• Appreciate what you have. Focus on what you’re grateful for in your life.

• Networking – Let people know you offer massage

• Effective use of e-mail and direct mail

• Newsletters – add information about massage in your newsletters

• Gift certificates – offer gift certificates for an…


Added by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB on May 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Las Vegas Burn Scar Class

Another successful Burn Scar Massage Therapy Class. This one was a small 3 therapist class in Las Vegas. I love then enthusiasm of the therapists and how comfortable they are with our burn survivor volunteers. Looking forward to Sunday's class at NHI in Sacramento, CA. There is still room for anyone who wants to…


Added by Jennifer Hartley on April 30, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

5 Questions for Rachel Beider, LMT

We sat down with Rachel and she answered some of our in-depth questions about massage. Check out the interview!

Why did you choose massage as a career?

I love working with my hands, and working with people. I knew from early on that a 9-5 office scenario wasn’t right for me, and massage as a career allows for a degree of freedom and flexibility. (Many of the LMTs that I work with have other full-time careers as dancers, yoga teachers, actors, etc.) I work with…


Added by Rachel Beider on April 7, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Five great ways to enhance massage with healing essential oils!


Added by Gael Wood on March 30, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

9TH Annual World Massage Festival

FUN is the key word at Festival! Join us for "VEGAS II" July 20-23 in Las Vegas at the Tuscany Suites and Casino! 120 days to go! See details at…


Added by Mike Hinkle on March 21, 2014 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Examining the anatomy of the ankle

Hi all - this is an article I recently wrote for our newsletter:

Depending on what you read, the ankle is a combination of two or three joints.  Some say the ankle is the true ankle joint or talocrural joint and the subtalar joint.  Others include the distal tibiofibular joint in the term…


Added by Dawn Lewis on March 21, 2014 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

CAMTC: Under the Gun, ABMP says "Declare Victory and Move On"

I’ve spent the past day or so reviewing the CAMTC Sunset Review Report…at over 200 pages, it’s a narrative of the who, what, where, when, and why of the organization, which is now in its fifth year.

California operates differently from the other regulated states. The CAMTC is not officially a state regulatory board. It is a…


Added by Laura Allen on March 18, 2014 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Burn Scar Massage Therapy CEU Course a success

Handle with Care Massage Therapy just taught a class of 37 massage therapist in Studio City, CA as part of the AMTA National Massage Education Convention. We were honored to have so many California chapter presidents and vice presidents in attendance for our class.

Handle with Care are the…


Added by Jennifer Hartley on March 10, 2014 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Google Scholar Vs. Google

I came upon a statistic which showed that in the December of 2013, Google garnered a 67.3% share of search engine queries, while Bing (18.2%) and Yahoo (10.8%) trailed considerably. My favorite search engine, Google Scholar, did not make the list. Google has…


Added by Walt Fritz, PT on March 8, 2014 at 4:03pm — 4 Comments

Exciting Massage Opportunity in California in 2014

Hello my massage therapy peeps,

There is an exciting massage therapy volunteer opportunity the week of October 22nd-25th in Anaheim, CA. It is the Phoenix Society's annual World Burn Congress. Over 900 burn survivors from all over the world will be in Anaheim for this meeting and the AMTA is comprising a team of volunteers to provide both chair and table massage sessions for this unique event.

This being said, you DO NOT have to be a member of AMTA to…


Added by Jennifer Hartley on February 9, 2014 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

New to the site- Karen- anyone know about the muscle melt method??

Hello everyone,

I just signed up for the site.   My name is Karen and I am looking forward to being able to learn from other massage therapists.  I am a recent graduate, May 2013.  I would love any tips for a new graduate in the field.  It gets kind of isolating out here once you are out of school.  I have my own studio and things are going pretty good.  I also do seated chair massage at some offices.  I love to continue learning new techniques and just want to grow in knowledge and…


Added by Karen Heim on January 9, 2014 at 8:28am — 2 Comments

Let's Help Each Other Get Lots of Facebook Business Likes.

     We get more and more benefits, the more and more "likes" we get on our business pages.  Now, therapists who live really near each other might not want to like the pages of competition, but what about therapists nationwide?   I'm in SW Michigan, and so if a California therapist likes my FB business page and I theres, it won't affect us competitionwise, but it will increase the status of both FB pages.  So, my FB business page is…


Added by Raymond Wesley McAllister on January 6, 2014 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

The Financial Health of Our Organizations: NCBTMB

Thank you for your interest in my annual reports on the financial status of the major non-profit organizations of the massage therapy profession. I am not an accountant or a financial expert. This information was taken directly from FORM 990, the Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, which is published on Guidestar. This filing is for NCBTMB‘s fiscal year ending12-31-2012. Non-profits are on a different tax filing schedule than the rest of us.

This has not been a banner year…


Added by Laura Allen on January 2, 2014 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment


Hello all I am a LMT from south texas and decided to improve  my practice that i should network with my fellow therapists

Added by Vernon Lee Jones II on December 9, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

NCBTMB: At Least They're Consistent in Bending the Rules

I’ll say one thing for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: at least they’re consistent in bending the rules.

The NCBTMB has a new Government Relations Liason, Billie Shea of Nevada. Shea has been a massage therapist for 14 years. She has previously served as the chair of  the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy, and has also served as a delegate and later as a board member on the Federation of…


Added by Laura Allen on December 6, 2013 at 10:54pm — No Comments

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