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April 2012 Blog Posts (32)

Curiosity and the Magic Wand

I believe curiosity is one of the strongest assets that make a therapist successful. But, curiosity on the part of my patients can reap even bigger outcomes.

I have an acquaintance who is a mental health therapist. In her office she keeps a toy magic wand. Among others things, she will often give it to a client, often a child, and ask them if they could do anything, what would they do to fix things. Not an uncommon approach in mental health, and it often gives the client freedom to…


Added by Walt Fritz, PT on April 30, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Behind Closed Doors

From the title, you might think this blog is about The Client List, the trashy new show on the Lifetime Channel that gives massage therapy a black eye. No such luck; the event I am referring to is the upcoming Leadership Summit #2, set to take place next week in Chicago.

The first Leadership Summit (to clarify: there were summits in 2003-04 before AFMTE and FSMTB existed) took place last September in St. Louis, with the executive directors and chairs of…


Added by Laura Allen on April 30, 2012 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

Promote Yourself for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is only a couple of weeks away...  but it's not too late to ramp up some marketing for your massage business!

Here's a great idea from Essential Massage Therapy:

They sent out an e-newsletter to all of their clients that included this Mother's Day Contest. 

Enter to…

Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 27, 2012 at 6:24am — No Comments

Expect More with Les - April 25, 2012

Come Back! - Start by asking.

Added by Les Sweeney on April 25, 2012 at 9:55am — No Comments

Google Personal Search

Have you noticed that when you search for yourself on Google, your site is pretty high up on the list?  Google customizes our search results when we are signed in to any Google account.  Sites you have visited often will appear higher in the search results. 

It used to be the easiest way to turn off that personal search was to type in &pws=0 at the end of the URL search results.  This turns off the personal search results and will show you…


Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 24, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

How to Lose Clients and Alienate People

Don't you just hate it when your schedule is full of clients and you're in demand?

Here's a quick tutorial on how to thin out your schedule so those pesky clients will leave you alone.

  1. When a client asks for deep tissue. give them reiki.  Or, when they ask for a relaxing Swedish massage, try for "death by effleurage".
  2. Keep your massage room at a refreshing 64 degrees.  (this will feel especially great on bare skin with…

Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 23, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

CAMTC Responds to "Money Grab" Accusations from Massage Today

Last week, Massage Today President Donald Peterson published an article entitled The CAMTC Money Grab. It cast the CAMTC in a very unfavorable light; to make a long story short, it appeared to expose excessive financial wrongdoing at the organization by stating that the CAMTC was paying the expenses and per diem for no less than 14 board members to attend the American Massage Conference. The AMC is a moveable event that is held each year in a different location, and this year’s event was…


Added by Laura Allen on April 22, 2012 at 7:31am — 5 Comments

What's In A Name?


Integrity:  the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness ( 


The adoption of a business name is an important one.  It can tell lots of things about a business, including the kind of business, whose business it is and even where the business is. …


Added by Richmond Massage Therapy on April 21, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Accepting Credit Cards to Increase Your Massage Business

Are you accepting credit cards in your massage practice yet?  If not, you should be.
There are many benefits to accepting credit cards.  It’s a known fact that people will spend more when they can use credit cards.  There are also several other advantages for your massage business.
I’ve heard many therapists express concern over the fees associated with processing credit cards.  The pros far outweigh the cons, in my opinion.…

Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 20, 2012 at 6:54am — No Comments

Nepali Massage instructional DVD

Nepali Massage…

Added by Rob Buckley on April 19, 2012 at 6:39am — 4 Comments

Are you looking for the solution for cell phone sensitivity?


My friends, Kai and Randy gave me my dream job...take a look!…


Added by Moneca Yardley on April 18, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

When Good Websites Go Bad / Part 1

You can have a beautiful design to your website, but if you do the following with content - you might have a website that has gone bad.

The following is a list of common mistakes.  Berin Iwlew (co-owner and chief software architect of Bodywork Buddy) has also weighed in on this article, as he is the web expert.  Me?…

Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 18, 2012 at 6:48am — No Comments

7 Habits of Highly Successful Massage Therapists

  1. They are dependable.  They aren't flaky with their work schedule.  They commit their time to…

Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 16, 2012 at 7:26am — No Comments

buy health insurance in a group

I want to buy health insurance. but the personal insurance is too expensive. i don't know if massage therapists have a group, like labor union, everyone can buy insurance in a big group. if anyone has information about it, let me know. email to thanks. J. Zhao

Added by J Zhao on April 15, 2012 at 8:48pm — No Comments

MOCC Proposal: Dis-Organized Chaos

I’ve been criticizing the Maintenance of Core Competency (MOCC) proposal from the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards since the moment it landed on my radar, and I haven’t changed my mind. I think it’s a terrible plan that doesn’t serve any good purpose other than increasing the coffers of the FSMTB. In its present form, it appears to be a blatant move to put…


Added by Laura Allen on April 15, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Massage therapists wanted in San francisco

We are currently looking for massage therapists to work at two clinically oriented bodywork establishments in San Francisco:

Oxygen Massage Therapy Http:// and 

Deep Massage & Bodywork


These businesses were created to give gifted bodyworkers the space to practice in an environment where they are treated with… Continue

Added by Adam gordon on April 15, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments





Added by Rhonda Holt on April 13, 2012 at 8:22pm — No Comments

How to be a Stressed Out Mess at Tax Time

As a follow up to my post yesterday on "Getting Organized for Tax Time", here's a few tips for those of you that prefer to be more "free spirited".…


Added by Cindy Iwlew on April 13, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Tax Deductions for receiving massage

Does anyone know if this is possible? I just started my own practice and am trying to put together my paperwork.  I have been paying to receive massage.  Can I deduct this?


Added by Cindy Neumann on April 13, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

new book

Book Released:

Added by Mary H Wheeler on April 13, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

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