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May 2012 Blog Posts (31)

Massage Envy Natomas Location

I really do enjoy going to work and the emplyees are great and fun to be around! every day i go in there all excite where i go to the break rm and i enjoy getting to know one another and ive been praying for this job to have when i wasnt working. the reason i couldnt work i was disabled tof about 3~4 weeks. i love to give massages too so when i wasnt able to i realgy felt ususless because i had an extream cast ofhaving no pain at all. but here i am now working and going to cosmotoloy school…


Added by Holly Bowman on May 31, 2012 at 7:55am — No Comments

My Journey of Sound Healing

I want to share with you now my journey and passion as a Sound Healer .As a Sound Healing artist who creates transformational combinations of music, healing arts and sacred performance. Learn to meditate more easily, reduce any stress and anxiety, and unleash your innate ability for physical healing. Extraordinary healing arts practitioner is an inspired, muse who combines Massage Therapy, Energy and Sound Healing, and very special essential oils. Harmonic Sound Bodywork is a flowing blend…


Added by Donna Aloia on May 31, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments

Pillowcase Trick

Here's a little trick I use if I don't have ponytail holders, or if my client's hair is medium length - too short for ponytails, but long enough to be in my way during their massage.

It's also a great way to…


Added by Cindy Iwlew on May 30, 2012 at 6:15am — No Comments

Create Free Massage Brochures With ABMP

Are you a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals? Did you know your membership includes an awesome ability to create beautiful brochures for your massage business?

After logging in to your account on, hover over the Marketing Center tab, then click Client Brochures (customized).  You can then add your own contact info in the lines provided, and upload your own logo.



Added by Cindy Iwlew on May 30, 2012 at 6:10am — 1 Comment

Expect More with Les - May 22, 2012

Are You a Good Client? - Professional, serve thyself.

Added by Les Sweeney on May 25, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Massage Pin-Spiration

Living Earth Crafts recently wrote a blog post entitled Get Inspired.  So I thought I would share my favorite place for inspiration: Pinterest.  

I find inspiration for everything from decorating my massage studio to lacing up my running…

Added by Cindy Iwlew on May 25, 2012 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

ELAP Work Group Members Announced

Anne Williams of ABMP has confirmed to me today the members of the group that are working on the Entry-Level Analysis Project that I have been blogging about for the past few weeks. Since the secrecy surrounding this project has been my main complaint, about it, I will share that information here. The members are:

Cynthia Ribeiro, President of AMTA (National), educator, and school owner.

Tom Lochhaas, University-level educator, author, editor with 24 years experience in…


Added by Laura Allen on May 25, 2012 at 6:13am — No Comments

Learn How to Customize Marketing Posters

Last week I shared 6 Free Marketing Posters for you to use on your website and Facebook page.  While the photos look fine on their own, I've left some space in some of them for you to add your own contact information. 

To do this, you will first need some type of imaging software.  There's a great site where you can download free software: …


Added by Cindy Iwlew on May 23, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

Can you be overly flexiable for your own good?

How do you loosen the painfully tight muscles of your ultra flexible clients? I often find releasing them a challenge in adaptability.

Added by Daniel Cohen on May 22, 2012 at 8:05am — 1 Comment

Top Secret Standards Project: No News is NOT Good News

I’ve been on vacation…I took a deliberate ten-day break from the Internet and from all the politics of massage while I was enjoying my annual sojourn in Ireland. I didn’t visit any Internet cafes. I didn’t read the paper and I didn’t watch the news. I left my cell phone at home, too. It was quite refreshing and restorative to be unplugged for that period of time, but now it’s back to the grind. From the look of things, it would seem that the powers that be are enforcing a news black-out as…


Added by Laura Allen on May 22, 2012 at 4:17am — 1 Comment

Powerful Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Clients

This recent blog post from Massage Table Outlet about the value of connections got me thinking how important it is to connect with our clients.  A great way to do this is to show appreciation to them.  After all, if it weren't for our clients, where would we be?

Here's a few simple…


Added by Cindy Iwlew on May 21, 2012 at 9:37am — No Comments

Three Months till the 7th Annual World Massage Festival in Las Vegas!

7th Annual World Massage Festival - August 19-22, 2012

Tuscany Suites, Las Vegas, NV

$400 - includes up to 26 CE hours!

Reminders, Deadlines & Opportunities:

If you plan to stay at the Tuscany with the majority of attendees, reserve your room using our GROUP #12J0NK no later than July 19. Hotel will not guarantee group rates after July 19.

Ads for the Festival program, The Bridge Builders, are due to us by JUNE 1…


Added by Mike Hinkle on May 18, 2012 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

New postcards for Ariana Institute!

Added by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB on May 18, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

New business card!

Added by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB on May 18, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

Why do we have more problems arriving at terminology in "massage" than Chiropractic

A big difference between massage and chiropractic is that chiropractic began as a developed system by one man, Daniel David Palmer. "I am not the first person to replace subluxated vertebrae, but I do claim to be the first person to replace displaced vertebrae by using the spinous and transverse processes as levers...and to develop the philosophy and science of chiropractic…

Added by Daniel Cohen on May 18, 2012 at 8:27am — 3 Comments

I Find Your Lack of Massage Music Disturbing

I'm one of those people who needs to constantly be changing my massage music.  It keeps me from going crazy.  Well... for the most part.

One of my favorite tools is Free Nature Sounds.  I can add rain and thunder,…


Added by Cindy Iwlew on May 18, 2012 at 7:37am — 4 Comments

Prenatal Massage Certification

Hello therapists!

I am an approved provider with NCBTMB and will be offering a 16 CE hour class on July 14-15 in Evanston.  If you are interested in receiving more information let me know. 

Added by Rebecca Grimwade Brown on May 17, 2012 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

New To Blog

Hello Everyone,

I'm going to attempt to start a BLOG about massage therapy for my friends, clients, & anyone interested. I will attempt to share important information about the benefits of massage, types of massage, & other important information.

If you should have any questions about massage therapy, I will do my best to answer all questions & or will refer thge questions to my Massage Therapy Instructor who has been practicing for 20 years. 

Everyone have a…


Added by Jeannetta Green on May 16, 2012 at 11:32am — No 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…


Added by Robin Byler Thomas on May 16, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

6 Free Marketing Posters

According to my recent poll, many of you are interested in seeing ready made marketing materials here.  So I've made some pics for you to use on your website and Facebook pages.  
Some of these have space available so you can easily add your own contact info.  I've included the font style used so you can keep a uniform look when you add your own contact info.  (If you don't know how to do that, and want to learn - stay tuned! There will be a blog post coming soon showing you…

Added by Cindy Iwlew on May 16, 2012 at 9:11am — 3 Comments

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