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January 2012 Blog Posts (17)

Hands-on Neck Release Method via Hanna Somatic Education

Hanna Somatic Educators just don't teach somatics exercises.

Most HSE'ers use bodywork and then give their clients a couple of somatics exercises for reinforcement.

In the video below, try the move and get a sense if you or your clients can feel the connections.  Then give the hands-on method a whirl.…


Added by Eduardo Barrera on January 31, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Organ Prolapse and Myofascial Release Treatment

One of the many things I love about my work is the opportunity to interact with and treat a very wide variety of conditions. If I dealt with nothing but low back pain all day/every day, I would be bored rather quickly. Women’s health issues have always been a strong part of my practice, including pelvic organ prolapse. I recently came to know Sherry Palm, who heads a wonderful non-profit organization called the Association…


Added by Walt Fritz, PT on January 31, 2012 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Proposed Legislation Takes MTs Out of the Insurance Loop

Florida SB 1860, introduced on January 17 by Senator Negron, will remove the right of massage therapists and acupuncturists to bill PIP (Personal Injury Protection) insurance for those who have been injured in auto accidents. I don’t have any statistics regarding how many FL therapists currently file these types of claims, but based on my interactions on social networks, I would estimate that it’s quite a few. I suggest a mass protest is in order. You can find your legislators here. Contact…


Added by Laura Allen on January 30, 2012 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

The massage therapy location I work for is looking for a female therapist.

Kneading Hands Massage of Bethlehem/Macungie, Pa is looking for a female therapist to work in both locations. Must be licensed and practice deep tissue/trigger point therapy and have experience in relaxation. Feel free to send resumes to

Best wishes.

KHM Facebook Pg

Added by Sam Hamoui Jr. on January 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Using the Evidence to Promote Your Practice

These days it's not difficult to find sources for massage therapy (MT) research information. Pop in on FaceBook and many practices have their own page. Several of them post research articles as a way to promote MT and don't mind sharing (like mine).  Maybe we should define what a research article is. A research article has been…


Added by Robin Byler Thomas on January 23, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Expect More with Les - January 23, 2012

Let's Get It Started - 2012 will be your best year yet.

Added by Les Sweeney on January 23, 2012 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage


Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage is located at 4716 Western Avenue in a safe, well-lighted shopping center right off of Interstate 640. The school has a 6000 square foot state-of-the-art facility designed specifically for education in Massage Therapy. In addition to large, clean, spacious classrooms, TSTM offers…


Added by Lorie A Warren, LMT, RCR on January 23, 2012 at 9:50am — No Comments

Legislative Hullabaloos in WV and TN

As usual, the opinions on my blog are my opinions and not to be construed as the opinions of anyone else.

I haven’t had much to say on the legislative front for a few months…when the legislators go home for the summer, not much is happening; then there tend to be shorter sessions in the fall before they take a break for the holidays and not much happens then, either. Well, the break is over, and how.

I received a press release from the NCBTMB yesterday announcing what amounts…


Added by Laura Allen on January 21, 2012 at 8:16am — No Comments

Massage position in Denver area...........................

Hello Fellow Massage Therapist,


                       I am currently looking for Massage Therapist's to work at a Chiropractors office in Southeast Denver near the Whole Foods on Hampden Ave.

Dr Shapiro is adding massage therapy to his practice.  Experience is good also welling to do chair massage and bring in new clients.  Please call me at 303-949-2449.

Deb Lockwood LMT


Added by Deborah Lockwood on January 19, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

E-mail Etiquette 101

I’ve had a few meltdowns over e-mail in the past couple of weeks. In spite of my attendance at one of Michael Reynolds‘ brilliant presentations on how to be an e-mail ninja and have a “zero inbox,” I confess I just haven’t gotten there. And I’m wading through a field of spam.

I have a good spam filter on all my email accounts, so basically most of those trashy emails advising you on how to enlarge your anatomy, how to collect the $40 million that the dead person in Nigeria has left…


Added by Laura Allen on January 17, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments

My story of my LMT journey(:

As MTs we all have unique stories as to what sparked our passion for this career choice. And we all know that passion must be present to enjoy and thrive in such a practice. But most MTs core drive comes from a passion of just helping others, being natural healers, and my drive is the same but it came from being helped, being healed and that makes me only want to do one thing, return that experience. To each and every client I encounter. And it all started when I was 16, I had a hard time… Continue

Added by Mrs. Amanda P. McHalffey on January 16, 2012 at 10:43pm — No Comments

What do you see?

I have posted this photo in a few other places, including my Facebook Wall and Blog, but I think that the concept is worth repeating.

I asked the following questions:

1. What do…


Added by Walt Fritz, PT on January 11, 2012 at 9:02am — 5 Comments

Herbs to Add to Your Massage Oils

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body and it absorbs everything that you place on it?  Did you know that mainstream beauty products are filled with industrial chemicals, like parabens and petroleum?  According to the Environmental Working Group (, common beauty and body care items contain many chemicals, both natural and synthetic.  The manufacturers, by and large, do not test their products for health and safety, so we do not know how much of their chemicals…


Added by erica ragusa on January 8, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Understanding the Doshas for Better Health

“In the practice of Ayurveda we try to bring people back into balance and at the same time let their true nature shine through.  The two processes are really the same.”–Deepak Chopra. 

Ayurvedic practitioners look at each client as a unique composition of the doshas, which are distinct mind-body types.  In Ayurveda, there is no separation between the two.  The first dosha is vata, and it is usually the first to become imbalanced and over time will take the others with it.  It is…


Added by erica ragusa on January 8, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Relaxing Hatha Yoga in Breckenridge

Living Breckenridge, there is a high level of athleticism displayed by its inhabitants.  The mountains afford opportunities to participate in myriad of activities like mountain biking, trail running, and white-water rafting in the summer; and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.   While it is healthy to be active and fit, the importance of proper relaxation cannot be overlooked.  Think of relaxation as the yin to the yang of activity.  Yoga teaches us that there…


Added by erica ragusa on January 8, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Here's the Plan

On any given day on my FB page, there will be massage therapists who are excitedly reporting an increase in their practice, talking about the big day or big week they just had, or some other joyful news related to their business. On any given day, there will also be someone posting that they’re closing up shop because they can’t make it, and taking a job they don’t really want because they have to have money to survive. And let’s be real, folks…none of us want to just survive. We want to…


Added by Laura Allen on January 8, 2012 at 6:47am — No Comments

Sacred Lomi SEO

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Added by Tom Cochran on January 1, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments

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