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For anyone interested, the VA retreat has been rescheduled and rearranged a little bit. The new information is below:
Added by Jenny Ray on October 29, 2010 at 8:19am — No Comments
Details at link below!
Close game, outcome the same…
When I decided to begin teaching my own brand of Myofascial Release trainings, I was asked; “Why would you want to start this, when there are so many people who are big in the field?”. I knew right away they
had just answered their own question.
I am grateful of the training I received in continuing education from a wide variety of sources, and I am looking to learn more. My education continues. But the one thing I…Continue
Added by Walt Fritz, PT on October 26, 2010 at 7:46pm — No Comments
The typical college grad, after 4 years of school and often tens of thousands in student loan debt can expect to make $30,000 a year or less (if they can get a job at all now). An experienced 5+ year professional in demand can make $60,000 a year. Of course this varies from industry to industry, from city to city, but my point is this: Massage Therapists typically think in terms of hours, most other professions think in terms of a year when it comes to income. And when you start your career…Continue
Massage Therapy And Breast Cancer - Part…Continue
I had to experience it first hand. MT's are feeling pretty passionate about how it's affected the industry and I wanted to experience it for myself before creating my own opinion.
So here's what I experienced:
1) I booked a Sports Massage. What I got was a weak Swedish massage that neglected to address my low back, glutes, shoulders, occiput and head entirely. The strokes and technique used indicated a complete lack of understanding of muscle anatomy and/physiology. ( 1…Continue
Please let us know what you think.
Added by Les Sweeney on October 19, 2010 at 12:33pm — No Comments
20 years of experience starting, growing and managing massage businesses from 1 to 100 people has provided me with unique insights into what it takes to grow and maintain a vibrant massage practice today.
Things are changing quickly, and professional massage therapists to adapt and grow if they are to realize their goals of bringing positive change to the world one compassionate person at a time.…
Added by Mark Volkmann on October 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments
My previous post on the “Language We Use” garnered a few replies here and on other sites, though not as much as I had hoped. I feel like I may have hit a raw nerve in many.
I believe that I, like many of you, get so caught up in the enthusiasm of learning a new modality that we forget to touch base with reality. It is not my point to trash anyone’s beliefs or manner of
explanation. I simply ask whether you have ever stepped back and
analyzed the language that…
To all the Himalayan Healers supporters out there in the massage and spa community:
If you could please take a few minutes to vote for Himalayan Healers in a contest to win a "Massage School Makeover" at this link:
it could lead to a tremendous impact on our work here in Nepal.
Himalayan Healers family
Added by Rob Buckley on October 15, 2010 at 11:04pm — No Comments
Added by Laurie Craig on October 13, 2010 at 4:05pm — No Comments
My name is Theresa Junaid and I have owned my Massage business for 2 years. My hands are just about out of commission do to carpal tunnel. So, I am forced to sell. I wish I did not have to sell but I must. This is a beautiful location located in a tranguil medical complex.
About my business: it is approximately 875 sq. ft. and BEAUTIFUL. We have a large client waiting area very warm and serene, reception area, 2 treatment rooms, meditation room,…Continue
Added by Theresa Junaid LMT, LE, RS on October 11, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
This was not an easy task for me this time; almost everyone of these people is on my Facebook, and several of them are people that I actually know in person. It was a very hard call for me to choose one over another, and I don’t intend any bad reflection on the ones I didn’t choose. I always admire it when anyone is willing to step up to the plate and volunteer for what is basically a thankless job. Service on any board is very time-consuming, requires conference calls that drag on…Continue
I have recently asked all my clients about their knee pain. They had not perceived massage as able to offer effective relief as they frequently thought it was bone or cartilage pain.
The following, is a suggested method you can try, on a big cross section of your clients from athletes to chronic pain sufferers.
First practice this during "swap treatments " with your fellow massage…Continue
What does the survival of your practice have to do with being a member of your professional association? Plenty.
As practitioners we often focus on the micro-management – attracting and retaining business, recognizing referral sources, negotiating agreements, managing finances, charting, etc. – factors within our direct control and influence. However, our businesses are not islands unto themselves and are affected by multi-layered external frameworks such as…Continue
Added by Don Dillon, RMT on October 6, 2010 at 10:40am — No Comments