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April 2012 Blog Posts (22)

Curiosity and the Magic Wand

I believe curiosity is one of the strongest assets that make a therapist successful. But, curiosity on the part of my patients can reap even bigger outcomes.

I have an acquaintance who is a mental health therapist. In her office she keeps a toy magic wand. Among others things, she will often give it to a client, often a child, and ask them if they could do anything, what would they do to fix things. Not an uncommon approach in mental health, and it often gives the client freedom to…


Added by Walt Fritz, PT on April 30, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Behind Closed Doors

From the title, you might think this blog is about The Client List, the trashy new show on the Lifetime Channel that gives massage therapy a black eye. No such luck; the event I am referring to is the upcoming Leadership Summit #2, set to take place next week in Chicago.

The first Leadership Summit (to clarify: there were summits in 2003-04 before AFMTE and FSMTB existed) took place last September in St. Louis, with the executive directors and chairs of…


Added by Laura Allen on April 30, 2012 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

Expect More with Les - April 25, 2012

Come Back! - Start by asking.

Added by Les Sweeney on April 25, 2012 at 9:55am — No Comments

CAMTC Responds to "Money Grab" Accusations from Massage Today

Last week, Massage Today President Donald Peterson published an article entitled The CAMTC Money Grab. It cast the CAMTC in a very unfavorable light; to make a long story short, it appeared to expose excessive financial wrongdoing at the organization by stating that the CAMTC was paying the expenses and per diem for no less than 14 board members to attend the American Massage Conference. The AMC is a moveable event that is held each year in a different location, and this year’s event was…


Added by Laura Allen on April 22, 2012 at 7:31am — 5 Comments

What's In A Name?


Integrity:  the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness ( 


The adoption of a business name is an important one.  It can tell lots of things about a business, including the kind of business, whose business it is and even where the business is. …


Added by Richmond Massage Therapy on April 21, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Nepali Massage instructional DVD

Nepali Massage…

Added by Rob Buckley on April 19, 2012 at 6:39am — 4 Comments

Are you looking for the solution for cell phone sensitivity?


My friends, Kai and Randy gave me my dream job...take a look!…


Added by Moneca Yardley on April 18, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

buy health insurance in a group

I want to buy health insurance. but the personal insurance is too expensive. i don't know if massage therapists have a group, like labor union, everyone can buy insurance in a big group. if anyone has information about it, let me know. email to thanks. J. Zhao

Added by J Zhao on April 15, 2012 at 8:48pm — No Comments

MOCC Proposal: Dis-Organized Chaos

I’ve been criticizing the Maintenance of Core Competency (MOCC) proposal from the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards since the moment it landed on my radar, and I haven’t changed my mind. I think it’s a terrible plan that doesn’t serve any good purpose other than increasing the coffers of the FSMTB. In its present form, it appears to be a blatant move to put…


Added by Laura Allen on April 15, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Massage therapists wanted in San francisco

We are currently looking for massage therapists to work at two clinically oriented bodywork establishments in San Francisco:

Oxygen Massage Therapy Http:// and 

Deep Massage & Bodywork


These businesses were created to give gifted bodyworkers the space to practice in an environment where they are treated with… Continue

Added by Adam gordon on April 15, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments





Added by Rhonda Holt on April 13, 2012 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Tax Deductions for receiving massage

Does anyone know if this is possible? I just started my own practice and am trying to put together my paperwork.  I have been paying to receive massage.  Can I deduct this?


Added by Cindy Neumann on April 13, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

new book

Book Released:

Added by Mary H Wheeler on April 13, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

Essential Oils

I am constantly amazed at the benefits obtained by the use of essential oils - would love to hear from other therapists on this subject....

Added by Pat Crozier on April 11, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Lymphatic Drainage for Pre- and Post-Surgery

     As I sit here and listen to one of my favorite wellness CD's, Fairy Heart Magic by Gary Stadler, I can't help but let my mind wander to the husband and wife I massaged yesterday morning.  To avoid violating any HIPAA laws, I will call them Y and X, respectively.  You see, X emailed me a few weeks ago.  She explained that she would be giving her husband one of her kidneys on April 10th, and she was wondering if there was any benefit in receiving a Lymphatic Drainage massage before…


Added by Jennie Degen on April 10, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Zero Balancing training in Boston

Upcoming ZB trainings

Renew your touch and your practice while you learn to work with body energy and body structure simultaneously.

Zero Balancing feels wonderful and brings relief of physical, emotional and mental symptoms.

Added by Amanda King on April 10, 2012 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Shoulder, Axilla, and Upper Back

Filming a great New Shoulder, Axilla, Ribcage DVD to help therapist move from the head and neck problems. This DVD set will be available May 15, 2012 and Pre-Orders began April 1, 2012 with a 10% discount given upon checkout using code: PreOrderShoulder

Added by Dawn Lewis on April 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

A lot going on this Month

During this filming we also thought it would be great to start an SMRT pregnancy video. However, this video will not be available until after the summer, we would like to invite everyone to join our Newsletter for updates on products.

On April 27-29, 2012 we will be teaching our Head and Neck with Cranial Sacral at Naropa University located at 6287 Arapahoe Ave in Boulder. This class is taught…


Added by Dawn Lewis on April 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Pain - The Ultimate Body Cue

Hi folks,

This post was geared towards clients, however, you might find it useful for two reasons:

  1. As relatable personal experience;
  2. An example of a post using recognized resources and evidence to support MT practice.  

     We’ve all suffered pain; most of us try and avoid it - sometimes to our own detriment. Pain (and it's precursors) should never be ignored; rather, it should guide us.…


Added by Robin Byler Thomas on April 6, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Evolution of Technique

A funny thing happens when you use a modality long enough; technique seems less important. In the beginning, the techniques were everything. How many classes could I take and how many new techniques could I learn? Of course there were plenty of new seminars to fill my needs, each promising more and more. But after a point I realized that the techniques were the easy part of myofascial release. What was the essence of this work was the development of the feel. I’ve written about this feel in…


Added by Walt Fritz, PT on April 4, 2012 at 8:02pm — No Comments

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