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May 2011 Blog Posts (25)

Your website, your words.

When asked, most massage therapists say they offer a unique bodywork style informed by their experience and education.  Ironically,  often the same massage therapists who offer wonderful one-of-a-kind massages are content to cut and paste descriptive content to fill out their websites.  In effect, they are letting others words describe their unique massage.  Don’t be that…
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Added by Ezekiel OBrien on May 31, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

We need Volunteers to do Massage Therapy in Joplin, MO

We will be in Joplin, MO. Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week doing free massage for any one who needs stress relief after the devastating tornado.  We have a location but are also contacting shelters to do onsite massage.  If you are interested in helping any of those days please contact me at kenyastorm@live.com or I can be reached at 417-667-3529 during the day or 417-465-2227 in the evening.  We can use all the help we can get.

Added by Kenya L. Storm, LMT on May 31, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments

about me:

I love what my eyes sees around and I will never get tired watching those wonderful things. In my long years of living I had travel in so many places. All of those destinations are great places to enjoy our holidays and run out from the worries and stress we feel. Lucky am I given a change to experience those things not all are given an opportunity.

Added by BheAnn King on May 30, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

AIS course

Just heard an online presentation of AIS by Aaron Mattes.  Was wondering if anyone knows where I might study this technique in the Los Angeles area.  Appreciate any feedback.

Added by Penny Feinstein-Ranan, MA, CCMP on May 30, 2011 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

Self-Sabotage, or How I Got Your Clients

There are some great massage therapists in my town (other than the ones who work with me), and this isn’t directed at them. But in every town, and mine is no exception, there are massage therapists who are thriving, and massage therapists who are barely surviving…many of whom eventually give up and go back to doing whatever they used to do, or find some other way to make a living.

Sometimes, a business just doesn’t make it in spite of your best efforts.  Setbacks happen that are…

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Added by Laura Allen on May 28, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Movement and Health - Yuanji Dance

http://www.jssm.org/vol9/n1/17/v9n1-17pdf.pdf

 

In China I visited Lianhuashan, Ezhou, Hubei Sheng. This is a martial arts based retreat based on the Yuanji system handed down by generations of the Zhang family. Besides Gung Fu and Qi Gong there is a movement referred to as dance which to the Westerner appears close to Taiji. There are many moves taught in this system. While in Lianhuashan I spent several mornings…

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Added by Daniel Cohen on May 28, 2011 at 5:45am — 2 Comments

Are You Using Cupping Therapy Massage In Your Business?

Medical practitioners realised thousand of years ago that stagnation of toxins in the body were the root cause of ailments such as headaches, muscular pain, premature ageing, depression and high blood pressure. Our modern day ailments like stress, tension, anxiety and others can be caused by blockages and toxins that we are generally not aware of...

To treat and get to the source of these ailments; practitioners used revolutionary treatments like acupuncture and cupping therapy.…

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Added by Derrick Z. Venter on May 26, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

American Massage Conference Bats 1000

spent the weekend with over 1000 massage students and therapists, plus all the great vendors and support staff in Atlanta this weekend at the inaugural American Massage Conference. I’d have to say they definitely batted 1000! A good time was had by all!

There were just too many good moments to talk about them all, so some of my personal highlights:

Teaching my exam prep class Friday and ethics on Saturday, great… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on May 22, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Alliance Launches Career Center and Online Training Portals

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education announces the launch of two new programs that will provide important benefits and services to the education community:

The Alliance Career Center is an online recruitment resource for massage therapy schools that are seeking to hire new administrative staff or faculty members. In contrast to broad-spectrum employment websites, the Career Center will feature listings targeted specifically to the massage…

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Added by Rick Rosen on May 19, 2011 at 5:44am — No Comments

Civil Discourse

Civil discourse, according to Wikipedia, is engagement in conversation intended to enhance understanding.

 

I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly, when it comes to that. The good took  place recently at the MAAP meeting I attended with the folks at the NCBTMB. It was a great meeting of intelligent people who were all invited to participate in a discussion about continuing education, and not an ugly word was spoken.

 

The good was exemplified again…

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Added by Laura Allen on May 14, 2011 at 7:49pm — No Comments

My Greatest Massage Teachers Have Been Horses. Lesson 1 - Muscles Talk

I was nine years into my massage career when I decided to expand my practice and study equine massage.  I was looking to relocate to Colorado to be closer to my family and I was growing tired of missing summer days spent in a dark room lit with only a dim candle.  I was ready for a change, but I didn’t want to steer too far away from one of my true passions – massage therapy.
An idea that had been suggested to me years earlier suddenly seemed to hold the answer: equine massage. …
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Added by Jenna Williams on May 14, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments

Update on me

Just FYI: In addition to my writing blog, I also have a shop at Cafe Press where there are a couple things for massage therapists for sale.

 

Have a great day, or make it one!

Added by Robert Chute on May 13, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments

Regulatory Board in Wyoming?

Does anyone know about the progress or activities occurring in the state of Wyoming in  moving toward formation of a regulatory board for massage therapy?  I graduate from massage school in October 2011 and I see the essential functions of a regulatory board for our profession as crucial.  How do I help or start making a major difference in this area?

Added by Kimberly Nimmo on May 12, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Massage Conference (Atlanta)

Hi Everyone;

Looking for 6 people to share a table at the Dinner Gala at the conference next week. The cost for a table is $300.00 which makes it $30.00 a piece instead of $35.00 per individual ticket. If you are interested please contact me by email allbodykneads@massagetherapy.com.

Thanks;

 

Bilky:))

Added by Bilky Joda-Miller on May 11, 2011 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Expect More with Les - May 9, 2011

These are the Good Times People - Do you feel good?

Added by Les Sweeney on May 10, 2011 at 1:41pm — 1 Comment

A Matter of Opinion

Last week, the AFMTE released a position paper authored by Executive Director Rick Rosen, “Alliance Offers New Vision for National Certification.”

 

The AFMTE also recently announced that it is partnering with the…

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Added by Laura Allen on May 8, 2011 at 9:42am — 2 Comments

2nd Annual Rolfing® SI National Awareness Week Celebrated in San Francisco May 16

Do you suffer from back, knee or…

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Added by Carole LaRochelle on May 7, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments

I confess...

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I confess…

 

I confess that I’m feeling a bit tired today; it’s been a long week and I’m worn out.  This post may be seen as just complaining...so be it. 

 

I confess that the posts here are beginning to annoy me.  Regardless of topic, there always seems to be a ‘tit for tat’ or an ‘I’m smarter than you’ discussion going on.  I’m not looking for ‘bobble-headed oh I agree’ replies, or for everyone to get along or agree with what’s posted.  I’m…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on May 7, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Journal of Massage Science, Issue #2

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Added by Dr. Ross Turchaninov on May 6, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Yelp's cpc advertising.



Yelps advertising department will come calling as soon as you garner a handful of reviews.  The ad package they will try to sell you is a long-term contract at 300-1000 dollars per month.  The package will guarantee a certain amount of featured impressions and extra features like a slide show for your business…

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Added by Ezekiel OBrien on May 6, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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