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April 2010 Blog Posts (28)

Evidence based massage therapy practice

The primary goal of Massage Therapy is to provide the highest quality of

health care and achieve the best outcomes for the clients in a

cost-effective manner. The care process involves assessment, massage

therapy diagnosis, identification of client-centered goals (outcomes),

selection of effective therapeutic interventions and evaluation of

progress. In order to make sound decisions throughout this process,

massage therapists require valid… Continue

Added by Bodhi Haraldsson on April 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — 15 Comments

national certification....HELP

I am graduating from school in a week. I am completely confused over all the fuss for national certification & licensing. My school isn't really any help in this area so I am turning to the knowlegdge & expertise of all you wonderful people here. I live in PA where there isn't licensing yet. Which test is the best choice to take, NCBTMB or Mblex? What is the best way to prepare for these tests? We are taking practice exams through the school & I am finding out we didn't cover nearly… Continue

Added by Michelle Miller on April 28, 2010 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

Energetic Qi Healing

I just returned from Boulder Colorodo where I completed a 150 hour training in Energetic Qi Healing with Master Chen. Master Chen is a Taoist priest who shares the secrets of the universe in a fun, funny, and powerful way. My Intuitive healing skills have increased exponentially. I highly recommend this class, or any class you can take with this amazing man. He can be reached at

Added by Lynne Kasal on April 28, 2010 at 8:49am — No Comments

Expect More, with Les - April 27, 2010

Be a Professional - What makes a profession?

Added by Les Sweeney on April 27, 2010 at 4:35pm — No Comments

The NCBTMB: Time to Back Up and Punt

This past weekend, ABMP convened the 14th annual School Issues Forum in Alexandria, VA. I was teaching at the NC Chapter of AMTA’s Spring Conference and couldn’t attend, and apparently, I missed a little firestorm by not being there.

Neal Delaporta, Chairman of the Board of the… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on April 27, 2010 at 3:41am — No Comments

Surprise, You're Getting a Massage!


Added by Bridget Turnbach on April 23, 2010 at 8:19pm — No Comments

MELT Success Stories

Although I am in the midst of a busy Sunday tending to improving my business and my website, I had to look over some of my forums on the instructor's side of my site to see what was up. It's when I read

entries such as this I am excited to say MELT is helping and we are

ready to do a study directly on some benefits of MELT! See below an

entry from one of our influential MELT Instructors:

"Every year I take a physical and hope for the best. This year I was…


Added by Sue Hitzmann on April 23, 2010 at 6:12am — 1 Comment

Getting ideas about Enzymes

If blogs like this don't make seem like a bit of a freak when it comes to learning, I just don't know what to say. It's like an obsession. Once there is an idea in my head I can't help but become an

investigator or self-proclaimed researcher until I start finding people

who sound like they have some answers.

A young woman I met last year at IDEA corresponds with me and follows my work from time to time. After the blog on…


Added by Sue Hitzmann on April 21, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Miami fundraiser in support of Himalayan Healers!

Steve Capellini will be hosting a fundraiser at his restaurant in Miami in support of our work at Himalayan Healers! If anyone is interested in supporting the event or donating it would be greatly appreciated, and will go directly to our land purchase and school construction efforts: Our goal is to raise $50,000!

After Steve's visit to our training center in Nepal he was moved to support our efforts here in Nepal. He will also be presenting at the upcoming World Massage…


Added by Rob Buckley on April 21, 2010 at 6:50am — No Comments

Male Massage Therapists: Survival of the Fittest

According to surveys by our professional associations, males account for less than 20% of massage therapists. From the personal experiences I’ve had with teaching male students,having male therapists in my own practice, and serving on a state board, I’ve made a few observations. I think males definitely have a harder row to hoe when it comes to making a living in massage therapy.

I’ve employed a couple of male therapists over the years who practiced…


Added by Laura Allen on April 21, 2010 at 4:00am — 14 Comments

Expect More, with Les - April 19, 2010

Is It Over Yet? - How's business?

Added by Les Sweeney on April 19, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

reading a research paper made easier

If you want a nice simplification of how to read a research paper, click on the following link.

Or, go to and go to the articles page.


Added by Joseph E. Muscolino on April 19, 2010 at 7:58am — 4 Comments

Touch: A Link to Emotional Memory for People with Alzheimer’s disease.

People often avoid visiting loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. They

avoid it because they assume that the visit won’t be remembered so what

difference does it make? Today on NPR I heard a great interview with Justin Feinstein, a graduate student in neuropsychology at the University of Iowa. He reported on a fascinating… Continue

Added by Lisa Curran Parenteau on April 17, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

California's AB 1822 - How Cynical Can You Get?

I just put up a new blog post and action alert on the AB 1822 attempt to undermine California's new state-level certification program and return to local agency licensing. AB 1822 will come before the CA Assembly Business and Professions Committee next Tuesday, 20 April. This is an attempt pushed by a small contingent of police chiefs, while most cities and… Continue

Added by Keith Eric Grant on April 17, 2010 at 2:21pm — 9 Comments

i wish call girls would quit screwing up our good name by calling themselves massage therapists!

so... i got a job a few days ago and it sounded great, things looked legit...come to find out this lady was pimping me out for happy endings. I'm just starting out in my career, this has been a frustrating week:(

i just want to help people, and unfortunately we have these people in our way. the world will never realize how important we are and how needed we are becoming, if we constantly have to fight for what our name means.

I don't understand how massage therapy got…


Added by lindsay oneal on April 15, 2010 at 7:56pm — 4 Comments

NY Post promoting illegal practices

Please, read this article.

We have to do something about these "Back Rub" places in NY.

Added by Bella, LMT on April 14, 2010 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Web Design for Massage Therapists

Hello Everyone! I would like to introduce myself, and also extend my services as I'm a professional web designer and search engine specialist. If you would like to increase your business and your professional image, please read on.

I enjoy designing eye-catching websites for massage therapists that:

1) Look Good

2) Are Easy to Navigate

3) Rank well

4) Drive Traffic to your Business

5) Allow you to keep in touch with… Continue

Added by Christopher Rees on April 13, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments

The Power of Positivity - From a Student Perspective

As a student, I have quickly come to appreciate the power of positivity. I’ve long been a believer that living life in a positive way, taking a positive and opportunistic approach to every day has a powerful impact on our mind and bodies. This outlook is one that I believe will make a good therapist a great one. For some, this outlook is intrinsic; it’s just the way some people are made. For some, it requires a retraining of the mind. It requires rethinking negative thoughts. Regardless of how… Continue

Added by Tyrika C. Williams on April 10, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, a non-profit organization for massage schools and educators, is pleased to announce that the noted publication Massage Today has become an Associate Member of the Alliance and is its first major annual sponsor. As part of this commitment, Massage Today will be the top sponsor for the Alliance’s First Annual…


Added by Rick Rosen on April 9, 2010 at 8:21pm — 1 Comment

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