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Google Scholar Vs. Google

I came upon a statistic which showed that in the December of 2013, Google garnered a 67.3% share of search engine queries, while Bing (18.2%) and Yahoo (10.8%) trailed considerably. My favorite search engine, Google Scholar, did not make the list. Google has…


Added by Walt Fritz, PT on March 8, 2014 at 4:03pm — 4 Comments

Exciting Massage Opportunity in California in 2014

Hello my massage therapy peeps,

There is an exciting massage therapy volunteer opportunity the week of October 22nd-25th in Anaheim, CA. It is the Phoenix Society's annual World Burn Congress. Over 900 burn survivors from all over the world will be in Anaheim for this meeting and the AMTA is comprising a team of volunteers to provide both chair and table massage sessions for this unique event.

This being said, you DO NOT have to be a member of AMTA to…


Added by Jennifer Hartley on February 9, 2014 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

New to the site- Karen- anyone know about the muscle melt method??

Hello everyone,

I just signed up for the site.   My name is Karen and I am looking forward to being able to learn from other massage therapists.  I am a recent graduate, May 2013.  I would love any tips for a new graduate in the field.  It gets kind of isolating out here once you are out of school.  I have my own studio and things are going pretty good.  I also do seated chair massage at some offices.  I love to continue learning new techniques and just want to grow in knowledge and…


Added by Karen Heim on January 9, 2014 at 8:28am — 2 Comments

Let's Help Each Other Get Lots of Facebook Business Likes.

     We get more and more benefits, the more and more "likes" we get on our business pages.  Now, therapists who live really near each other might not want to like the pages of competition, but what about therapists nationwide?   I'm in SW Michigan, and so if a California therapist likes my FB business page and I theres, it won't affect us competitionwise, but it will increase the status of both FB pages.  So, my FB business page is…


Added by Raymond Wesley McAllister on January 6, 2014 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

The Financial Health of Our Organizations: NCBTMB

Thank you for your interest in my annual reports 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. This filing is for NCBTMB‘s fiscal year ending12-31-2012. Non-profits are on a different tax filing schedule than the rest of us.

This has not been a banner year…


Added by Laura Allen on January 2, 2014 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment


Hello all I am a LMT from south texas and decided to improve  my practice that i should network with my fellow therapists

Added by Vernon Lee Jones II on December 9, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

NCBTMB: At Least They're Consistent in Bending the Rules

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…


Added by Laura Allen on December 6, 2013 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Using hot stone heater to drily heat Himalayan salt?

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…


Added by Raymond Wesley McAllister on November 25, 2013 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment


Dear Colleagues,

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 — 1 Comment

The Financial Health of Our Organizations: FSMTB

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…


Added by Laura Allen on November 21, 2013 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Do you need a kick in the pants to grow your practice to make more money in 2014?

Real fast-

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.…


Added by Irene Diamond, RT on November 7, 2013 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Calling All Massage Organizations: 911

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…


Added by Laura Allen on October 28, 2013 at 5:19pm — No Comments

NCBTMB Elections: Massaging the Rules?

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…


Added by Laura Allen on October 20, 2013 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Golfer's Elbow is for Massage Therapists too. Yay!

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…


Added by Heather Karr, LMT on October 15, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments


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,…


Added by Laura Allen on October 7, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Need of sources:Upcoming massage events.

Do you know of any events upcoming? Let me know.

Added by jonah brooks on September 21, 2013 at 12:25am — 1 Comment

Houston tromball tx. area

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 — No Comments

If you are wondering what Aston Kinetics is like, here is a video Sample session. Check it out!

http:/® 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…


Added by Michelle Wald on August 25, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

"Healing with Touch, Giving with Touch", part 1...

“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…


Added by Rob Buckley on August 25, 2013 at 7:05pm — No Comments

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