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June 2010 Blog Posts (27)

The Art of Bartering

Every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act - is founded on compromise and barter. ~Edmund Burke

Once a year I barter for a quarter beef with a client (Sorry to…

Added by Ivy Hultquist on June 30, 2010 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Expect More, with Les - June 30, 2010

Halftime - How many stars does your practice merit?

Added by Les Sweeney on June 30, 2010 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Non-Compete Agreements: Disagreeable

I hear from massage therapists many times that they have been asked to sign a non-compete agreement when accepting employment. Here’s my take on that: There are enough aching bodies and stressed-out people to go


I have a decent-sized staff of 14, and I have never asked a single soul to sign a non-compete. Most of my staff members have been with me for years, and I am certain if one of them left, a certain amount of people

would follow them out the door. It has been… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on June 30, 2010 at 7:42am — 6 Comments

Why left arm only???

Hi members,

Always, I have a question in my mind to ask some one...

Almost 95% my clients' left arm (on branchioradialis muscle) get knots (trigger points).

although they are right handy. why not right arm??

Added by Kassahun Yirga Benti on June 29, 2010 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment

Surviving the Hospital! PART 1

Good Morning World!

Approximately two weeks ago, my brother-in-law wrecked his motorcycle and ended up in the ICU with a serious brain injury known as Diffuse Axonal Injury. Now battling a case of menningitis thought to have been contracted from the catheter in his head to drain the excess cerebro-spinal fluid (CFS) his prognosis is unknown.

I just had a few tips I want to share with anyone who has to go through this with one of your loved…


Added by Rebecca Lynn Thomas-Ruiz on June 29, 2010 at 7:32am — No Comments

Insurance Billing??

Does anyone currently do insurance billing for massage? I am getting interested in doing this and I have read several books on it but I am still trying to figure out what insurance companies are best to try to contract with or is it better to just look for referrals from chiropracters and physical therapists? Any input is appreciated. Thank you!!


Added by Amy Dininger on June 28, 2010 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Does massage help improve blood flow to muscles?

There was a recent article in the NY Times where associate professor, Michael Tschakovsky performed a study to answer this question: “Does massage increase blood

flow to muscle and/or reduce the quantity of lactic acid after

treatment?" His specialty is the study of blood flow to…


Added by Sue Hitzmann on June 22, 2010 at 12:28pm — 10 Comments

Expect More, with Les - June 22, 2010

An A+ Elevator Speech - Dr. Chayo will see you now.

Added by Les Sweeney on June 22, 2010 at 11:32am — No Comments

Hot Stone Massage

I just purchased a hot stone set and am wondering about the impact it will make on my electric bill. What are your experiences with this?

Added by Barbara Weinstock on June 21, 2010 at 1:34pm — 4 Comments

Healthy Competition

I walked into work months ago and the office manager said a lady stopped by the office and wanted to meet me. The lady was moving to town and going to open a new massage business at the new chiropractor’s office. I did not think much of it. Massage therapists had come and gone in my small town. I had an established business and pretty much forgot about the newbie coming to town.

Months later I went up to…


Added by Ivy Hultquist on June 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

New to the community

Hello I am new to the Massage & Bodywork Professionals community. I am still in massage therapy school with 6 weeks left to graduation. I find that massage is as beneficial for myself as the clients I work on. I am eager to learn new modalities, strokes and what exactly is my niche in the industry. Thank you for all the kind welcomes. BJ

Added by Bobbi Jo Nichols on June 17, 2010 at 5:32pm — No Comments

New Massage Business Cards

Hey everybody,

We've got new business card designs! You can check out the dozens of business cards especially designed just for massage therapists, reflexologists, Reiki practitioners and other bodyworkers at our website. We also have beautifully-designed gift certificates, brochures and newsletters.

Along with our products, there are lots of free practice-building articles and blog entries that can help you with your business and marketing challenges.

We've been in… Continue

Added by Diana Moore on June 17, 2010 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Deep Listening Retreat at Omega Institute June 27-July 2

Deep Listening:

Cultivating the Wisdom of the Body

through Meditation, the Alexander Technique, and Focusing

with Hope Martin & David I. Rome

at The Omega Institute

Deep Listening is a powerful training for teachers, helping professionals, and anyone wanting to feel more authentic and friendly with themself and with others.

In this retreat you will learn three profound mind-body practices: Meditation, the Alexander Technique, and… Continue

Added by Hope Martin on June 14, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Comment to Kelly re: AromaTouch Technique session

Hi, Kelly... I'm demonstrating the AromaTouch Technique to a group of MTs in Boise, ID this weekend and have one in the planning stage for later this summer in Portland, OR. If you'd like to chat about it, please contact me. I received the ATT training from Dr. Hill last November and am a believer both in doTerra essential oils and the Technique! Anyone out West here who'd like to know more about doTerra essential oils is welcome to get in contact with me. I'll be in both northern AZ and the… Continue

Added by Patricia (Sunny) James on June 11, 2010 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Danielle and Company launches New Organic Spa / massage line

Hello all, Danielle and Company has launched a new Spa Line using All Organic ingredients. Our new line has massage oils, lotions and creme.

If you send me a message with your email I would be happy to send you our Catalog called Scentchology and our wholesale order forms. Scentchology which is the psychology of scent developed by Danielle, our founder,… Continue

Added by William Fleming on June 11, 2010 at 9:58am — No Comments


The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education just completed its First Annual Conference at The Canyons Resort in beautiful Park City, Utah on June 3-5. With 85 participants from all aspects of the massage education sector, the Conference featured keynote presentations, continuing education workshops, lively discussions, and opportunities for professional network development. In addition, Alliance members at this meeting elected the organization's 2010-11… Continue

Added by Rick Rosen on June 9, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Expect More, with Les - June 9, 2010

What Makes You So Special? - Yeah, I'm talking to you.

Added by Les Sweeney on June 9, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Himalayan Healers broadcast live today from World Massage Conference!

Steve Capellini will be providing a live online broadcast of Himalayan Healers today (Tuesday, June 8th) at 6 pm EST...

Along with a 9 minute video Steve prepared from his visit to our operations in Nepal, Steve and myself will provide further information and be open for a live question and answer session.

The conference and broadcast are accessible world-wide on the internet:

Please… Continue

Added by Rob Buckley on June 8, 2010 at 9:52am — No Comments

Ortho-bionomy: A Path to Self Care classes in Denver, July 2010

Ortho-Bionomy is simply positional release. It evolved from the work of Lawrence Jones by Arthur Lincoln Pauls,…


Added by Jennifer Reinbrecht on June 7, 2010 at 3:27pm — No Comments

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