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Anytime I reach a milestone, whether it’s one of those birthdays that ends in zero or some other momentous occasion, it causes me to stop and reflect on the things I’ve done. I see what worked and what didn’t….what I coulda, shoulda, woulda done given another chance. And I pat myself on the back for those things that turned out well.
Next Monday is the 8th anniversary of my clinic. In 2003, I had been working for five years in the massage school I attended. I loved my job. I loved the…Continue
Added by Laura Allen on July 31, 2011 at 7:24am — No Comments
The rich historical tapestry of Charleston, South Carolina will provide the backdrop for the second Annual Conference of Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, to be held at the Charleston Marriott Hotel on August 18-20,…Continue
Added by Rick Rosen on July 30, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments
It is important for a client who has been diagnosed with an eating disorder to get adequate nutrition and, in many cases of bulimics, to eat enough but not purge. Eating disorders can generate many nutrient deficiencies that my further exacerbate the progress of the individual.
According to a student in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1985, p. 450), individuals with both bulimia and anorexia are likely to report…Continue
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Ok, so we have a client that has been seeing me for massage since 2005 (off and on) and after continual conversations has given me reason to dismiss them from our spa. Therapists come out mortified because she keeps making "sex" sounds during the massage session. She had been talked to by me a while back and was acting appropriately for some time but yesterday my staff informed me that she did this very loudly and other pedicure clients heard and were upset by the behavior. It was a male…Continue
Have you ever been a victim of professional jealousy? Even worse, have you been one to perpetuate it? I personally can’t think of any motivation to be so jealous of a fellow massage therapist that I would do something to try and sabotage their business, or repeat rumors or outright untruths about someone in the hope of ruining his/her reputation. And yet, I hear about this every day.
Someone wrote me recently that some current students from the massage school that she had attended had…Continue
Added by Laura Allen on July 23, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments
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More than two million Americans suffer either from back pain or a form of sciatica that is often misdiagnosed…
Added by Jesse James Retherford on July 22, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments
Hello Fellow therapist, I am currently renting my office space on the days that I am not in the office, if you or anyone you know may be interested please let me know. I'm also looking for an esthetician who would like to rent some space.
Please call 404-399-7112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You, Kim
Added by Kim Jackson on July 22, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments
Ang and I went out last night for a few beers at the Village Pub in Summerlin. I was chatting with a gentlemen and he asked, "What do you do for a living?" I told him I was a massage therapist who specializes in orthopedic massage, assisting folks with all their aches and pains. Continued, below...
He then asked me, “Do you like it?” At this point it was just too funny. This huge, sh** eating grin just bubbled up out of me, and before I could reply, he commented again,…Continue
Champ and I got home from the World Massage Festival this morning, and while I’m tired, I must say it’s that good, satisfying kind of tired, the kind you feel when you’ve really had a great time. We certainly did!This year’s Festival was held on the beautiful campus of Western Carolina University in…
Here is our third newsletter in 2011 to update you about new developments in our educational project.
1. Issue #3 (2011) of Journal of Massage Science is now available for you to read.…Continue
Hello everyone! This is a very nice network site! I would like to share that I was featured on San Diego Living with Renee Kohn (News 6) on June 30th, it was quite an honor to be selected as a feautured therapist! I got to share with viewers about Swedish & Sports massage, my two favorite modalities! I am a blogger and very active in my community. If anyone needs help with advertising, please feel free to contact me, I specialize in ad placements and effective marketing for our…Continue
Hello evryone, just wanted to tell a little about myself. I live in Gillespie IL very small town. I work 14miles from where I live. Carlinville IL at 5th Dimensions Family Salon. I have been there for 31/2 years. I love what I do. Is this economy effecting your business? It has very much effected mine. Most have gone to monthly only to not coming in. I have run specials, did drawings for $'s off the regular price. Etc. What else can I do to get them…Continue
Added by Angela Marie Swires on July 14, 2011 at 7:53pm — No Comments
How do you create great testimonials?
1. Ask! When a client tells you, “My legs and…Continue
It's been almost 2 years since I've posted here. Since then, I sold my business (Health Positive!) and graduated from the Light Body School of Energy Medicine. Now I'm doing some research to…Continue
Added by Sharon Burch (Saranagati) on July 12, 2011 at 9:38pm — No Comments
It may seem paradoxical to include martial arts practice as an important aspect to being a massage therapist. When we think of the martial arts, words such as, ‘opponent’ ‘defeat’, and ‘against’ often come to mind.
However, aikido differs from disciplines such as…Continue
I often hear from massage therapists who have made the jump from lone practitioner to entrepreneur, and the biggest struggle they seem to face is staffing problems. One of my favorite bloggers, Steph Lasch Lmt, wrote about some of her issues earlier this week. She’s hardly the lone ranger. And I know from my interactions with her that she’s like me–a workaholic and a…Continue
Added by Laura Allen on July 9, 2011 at 5:22am — No Comments
Video Review of Master 30 in. Champion™ Portable Masasge Table from our president Michael Friedman!
Added by Master Massage Tables on July 5, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments