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October 2011 Blog Posts (21)

INITIATING OUR ASSOCIATION IN AFRICA

I am YAW BOATENG,LMT. a new member and i would like to take this opportunity to greet you all.

Fellow Members,i wish to use this opportunity to create awareness that Massage as a Profession is something that have not yet been given attention in Africa,most especially in Ghana.What is practiced there in the hospitality industry in Ghana(west Africa) is not up to standard.The fact is that there are no qualified Massage Therapy lecturers and institutions to train people who wants to…

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Added by YAW ATOSA on October 31, 2011 at 5:12pm — 2 Comments

CHANGING THE STORY

Over the past few years I have been living a story. It’s one that I tell myself daily. It is a simple story, filled with the excuses of why “I can’t.” In this story I continually place my family and work responsibilities at the top of the priority list while my health, fitness and emotional well-being fall to the bottom. I know this story very well because it is not just my own, I hear it each day from most of my clients as well. It is the story of “I don’t have time.”

I’m a massage…

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Added by Jesse James Retherford on October 31, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments

Alliance to Represent Massage Therapy Education as Core Member of ACCAHC

The Board of Directors of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) voted unanimously at its recent meeting to approve the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (Alliance) to serve on their on their core council of colleges and schools as the representative of the massage therapy profession.

ACCAHC consists of accrediting agencies, certification and testing organizations, and councils of colleges and…

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Added by Rick Rosen on October 28, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Expect More with Les - October 28, 2011

No Cold Bananas - What Do You Want?

Added by Les Sweeney on October 28, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

Compassionate Touch Level 1 Workshop

Just wanting to let you all know that On December 2-4th I will be holding a leve I Workshop for Compassionate Touch.  Working with Elders in a Long Term Facility.  It will be held at Isabella Count Medical Facility in Mt. Pleasant MI.  Please check out out website for more details on how to sign up.  www.compassionate-touch.org.  Hope to see you there.

Added by Eileen Sesko on October 28, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

Compassionate Touch Workshops in Portland Oregon

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with those in end of life Compassionate Touch is for you.  I am ready to roll into next year.  I have set up four workshops next year in Portland, Oregon, so one is bound to work for you. 
Rose Villa, 13505 Southeast River Road, Portland, OR 97222March 16-18, 2012September 21-23, 2012
St Anthony's Village, 3560 Southeast 79th Avenue, Portland, OR 97206May 4-6, 2012November 9-11, 2012

Added by Fran Pearson on October 28, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

Compassionate Touch Workshops in Portland Oregon

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with those in end of life Compassionate Touch is for you.  I am ready to roll into next year.  I have set up four workshops next year in Portland, Oregon, so one is bound to work for you, see my blog for details. 
Rose Villa, 13505 Southeast River Road, Portland, OR 97222

March 16-18, 2012

September 21-23, 2012

 

St Anthony's Village, 3560 Southeast 79th Avenue, Portland, OR 97206May 4-6, 2012November 9-11, 2012

Added by Fran Pearson on October 28, 2011 at 8:23am — No Comments

Lupus Walk Nov 12th

Nov 12th is the Walk for Lupus Research at Crescent Bay Park in Santa Monica, CA. If anyone is interested, in doing chair massage as donated volunteer work, let me know. We did 100 massages last year and they expect more walkers this year.

Added by Daniel Cohen on October 26, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Jounal of Massage Science #4 issue 2011

Dear collegues,

 

We would like to infrom you that Issue # 4, 2011 of JMS is available for you to read. It contains a wealth of interesting information to read and use while working on your clients.

Our Person of the Month for this issue is Sophia Perkovich, who is the director of the Cortiva Institute massage therapy school in Scottsdale, Arizona. Originally from Canada, she knows…

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Added by Dr. Ross Turchaninov on October 25, 2011 at 1:15am — No Comments

Bowing out and saying goodbye

If you've been reading the back page column at Massage & Bodywork for the last three years, that's been me writing that stuff. My Practitioner Parables column has been fun to write and I've been very pleased with the feedback we've received from readers. 

If you read as far as the author tag on the bottom of the page, you'll know I'm going on a sabbatical of sorts. Officially, at the end of this month (just over a week now!) I'll be designated in the non-active member category by…

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Added by Robert Chute on October 21, 2011 at 9:04pm — 9 Comments

CE Resource Directory Now Live on the Alliance Website!

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education is very happy to announce the launch of our new CONTINUING EDUCATION RESOURCE DIRECTORY, found on the Alliance website. It's designed to be the go-to place for massage therapists and bodyworkers to find the continuing education opportunities that meet their specific needs. The CE Directory can be accessed from the home page of our website, or by this direct link:…

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Added by Rick Rosen on October 21, 2011 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Diamond Point Intl

We are looking for a massage therapist to work Sunday ,Tues. Thursday and Sat. At the Embassy Suites San Juan Hotel and Casino. contact Susan Bogan dpimassage@aol.com Diamond Point Intl. Massage. Luis Muñoz Marin int. airport gate 5. Carolina, Puerto Rico 00987 (787) 253-3063

Added by Freddy Rivera on October 20, 2011 at 4:49am — No Comments

Turn up the heat.

Yesterday afternoon during my 5 pm massage a heavy fog flowed into Albany from the Golden Gate. To keep my 1920s writer studio office warm I had my Vornado cranked up to 80 and my EarthliteSamadhi heat pad set to 108.   While temperatures outside plummeted, my client remained… Continue

Added by Ezekiel OBrien on October 19, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

An Option for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

     Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) affects over 75 million people worldwide.  Unfortunately, it's rarely treated in a timely fashion.  Many people will ignore the pain and discomfort until they can no longer use their arms and hands, at which point they will see their doctor and head down surgery lane.  But what you may not know is that if caught early enough, there are simple, non-invasive treatments such as massage therapy, stretching, and posture correction that can reverse the affects of…

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Added by Jennie Degen on October 18, 2011 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

In reference to Cortiva Steiner merger (A response to Relax and Rejuvenate, who deleted this response to his discussion)

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In reference to Relax and…

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Added by Alexei Levine on October 18, 2011 at 10:19am — 2 Comments

Reiki: What it is and What it Can Do for You

     Reiki (pronounced Ray-Kee) is a Japanese technique used for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

     Dr. Mikao Usui is the founder of the Reiki…

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Added by Jennie Degen on October 13, 2011 at 9:04am — 6 Comments

Not Just Any Movement, You Need Functional Movement

The Human Body is a mechanical work of art.  By design it is capable of a ridiculous amount of movement patterns, all at different degrees of intensity, from slow and steady to explosive and short. The ability to crawl, walk, run, jump, and climb each require an amazingly sophisticated movement system.  This system sets us apart from all other species on the planet. But there is one catch… If you don’t use it you literally lose it.

 

Why you lose it

One of…

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Added by Jesse James Retherford on October 10, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments

The Financial Health of Our Organizations: COMTA

This is my third year of doing an annual report on the financial status of the major non-profit organizations of the massage therapy profession. I am not an accountant or a financial expert. This information was taken directly from FORM 990, the Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, which is published on Guidestar.

COMTA is the Commission…

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Added by Laura Allen on October 8, 2011 at 12:52pm — 1 Comment

Client Wise

During a recent very… Continue

Added by Ezekiel OBrien on October 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

MY PERSONAL STORY OF PAIN

I started this blog four months ago. My goal was to share knowledge and self-care tips on the treatment of chronic pain and injury. Until now I have focused my discussions on deep tissue massage therapyself-massage using foam roller therapy, …

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Added by Jesse James Retherford on October 3, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

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