I’ll say one thing for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: at least they’re consistent in bending the rules.
The NCBTMB has a new Government Relations Liason, Billie Shea of Nevada. Shea has been a massage therapist for 14 years. She has previously served as the chair of the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy, and has also served as a delegate and later as a board member on the Federation of… Continue
Added by Laura Allen on December 6, 2013 at 10:54pm —
I've been using my Spa Pro Professional Stone Warmer, 6 quarts, for over a year to do water-based hot-stone massage. I just purchased some Himalayan salt stones and wonder something: The first thing the stone heater instructions said was that after purchase one was to have it on high heat for a while, empty and dry, to basically b urn away any chemicals left on it from manufacture and shipping. This shows that the electrical apparatus can work dry. So, is there a safe way to arrange… Continue
Added by Raymond Wesley McAllister on November 25, 2013 at 6:40pm —
I am wanting to have a system for faxing via email, as I do all my paperwork from home and no option of fax machine. I do not want to get scammed, so I was wondering what recommendations any of you may have. Thoughts?
Added by Jason M. Kretzer on November 22, 2013 at 11:22pm —
Note: For the past few years I have done a series of reports on the financial status of the non-profit organizations that represent the massage therapy profession. I obtain this information from Guidestar, a financial information clearinghouse for non-profits. The organizations can provide their Form 990 (Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax) to Guidestar, and if they don’t, the IRS does it for them. I will state for… Continue
Added by Laura Allen on November 21, 2013 at 6:56pm —
Do you need a kick in the pants to grow your practice to make more money in 2014?
I've got an audio recording I used to sell, but now I am giving access to it as my early New year's gift.… Continue
Added by Irene Diamond, RT on November 7, 2013 at 7:25pm —
I’ve seen some ups and downs since joining the massage profession about 15 years ago, but never, in all that time, have I been as disgusted and dismayed with one of our organizations as I am today. I feel as if I have a vested interest in all of them, so I have the right to complain—and to call on them for help.
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork was the only path to licensing in many regulated states for a lot of years. Their exams are written… Continue
Added by Laura Allen on October 28, 2013 at 5:19pm —
Added by Gael Wood on October 23, 2013 at 8:31am —
NCBTMB is holding their Board of Directors elections, and I must say, I think the Election Committee is massaging the bylaws of the organization. One of the open Board positions is for the public member.
According to the bylaws, a public member shall not be a certificant, or a practitioner of massage therapy and/or bodywork within three years of election, and shall have no material financial interest in the field of massage therapy and/or bodywork.
I am curious as to how the… Continue
Added by Laura Allen on October 20, 2013 at 8:03pm —
Share the love tennis players, massage therapists, weight lifters, violinists, bikers, and computer users, because golfer’s elbow is for EVERYONE!
Here’s are a few common questions that you may have:
How can I get golfer’s… Continue
Added by Heather Karr, LMT on October 15, 2013 at 3:01pm —
Gobsmacked: adjective: shocked, astounded, astonished.
Gobsmacked is my favorite word of late, and unfortunately, myself and many other people in the massage world have been gobsmacked recently, to learn that a colleague who was admired and trusted has let us down. I am addressing this because I have had a very public relationship with this person. I have appeared on a blog she owns for several months, which incidentally she refuses to remove my picture from,… Continue
Added by Laura Allen on October 7, 2013 at 2:53pm —
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Added by jonah brooks on September 21, 2013 at 12:25am —
I am planning a trip to tromball area ,sometime at the very end of October ,first of November . Does any one know of any type of bodywork work workshops happening there? As well as I would appreciate receiving a nice therapeutic massage during my visit,any suggestions? Houston tromball area thank you
Added by noreen zakrajsek on August 31, 2013 at 6:34am —
http:/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv2kyodCHPwAston® Kinetics is a comprehensive system of Movement, Bodywork, Fitness and ergonomics integrated to improve the overall function and ease of motion of the individual. The assessment techniques of Postural Assessment, Movement Assessment and detailed palpation are especially helpful for Advanced problem solving as well as Integrative or Balancing sessions.
Here is just one… Continue
Added by Michelle Wald on August 25, 2013 at 8:00pm —
“Healing with Touch, Giving with Touch”, part 1…
(names have been changed, and photos not included, to preserve and respect the privacy of those we have been lucky enough to learn with, heal with, and support)
Considered too dirty to touch or to be touched by, S. was not allowed in other people’s homes, had a separate water spout to drink from, and was not allowed in most temples or schools. Her husband had died during… Continue
Added by Rob Buckley on August 25, 2013 at 7:05pm —
Please consult your physician before starting exercise programs especially if you are injured.
The Quad muscle is on the front of your thigh. It crosses over both the hip and the knee, providing stability and motion to extend the knee and bend the hip forward.
The Quad stretch is really good for people with…
Added by Michelle Wald on August 24, 2013 at 11:32pm —
Added by Gael Wood on August 23, 2013 at 7:31am —
How often do you reach out to the people that you care about? Do you sometimes fall behind connecting with people who are important to you because you are so busy with your business and your life?
Do you have a system in place to help remind you to take the time to develop and strengthen your relationships?
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care" - John C. Maxwell
This post is for Melanie and all the other brand new entrepreneurs… Continue
Added by Charles Doublet on August 18, 2013 at 8:55am —
Have you heard of the 80/20 principle?
It was initially presented by Vilfredo Pareto in the late 1800's when he noticed that 80% of the land in Italy was controlled by 20% of the population. It has since become known as the Pareto Principle, or the 80/20 Rule...
The amazing thing was that once he presented his theory, many other researchers, scientist and statisticians discovered that this distribution applies in so many different…
Added by Charles Doublet on August 15, 2013 at 11:10am —
The 6 "W's" of Your Ideal Clients
How well do you know your ideal client?
Do you even have an ideal client or are you just taking anyone who will schedule with you?
Let me address the second question first? If you do not have an ideal client, how do you know you are doing your best work? If you are taking everybody that will work with you, there's a good chance that some of them do not allow you to do your best work, worst yet, some of them… Continue
Added by Charles Doublet on August 13, 2013 at 12:41pm —
Champ and I attended the World Massage Festival this past week, held on the Queen Mary. This grand old boat is permanently docked in Long Beach, CA. On our last day there, we got a glimpse of the captain giving a tour to the grandchildren of the original captain of the ship. The ship itself is a beautiful historical remnant from times gone by, and we really enjoyed our stay.
Once again, the Festival itself was a blast. I look forward to attending every year! We arrived on Saturday and… Continue
Added by Laura Allen on August 10, 2013 at 6:30am —