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July 2012 Blog Posts (14)

Chicken or The Egg?

Are you dealing with a client that experiences chronic upper cervical pain and dysfunction? On palpation, what you may find is that the segment may feel boney and restricted, and the mobility of the segment on passive range-of-motion, reveals major restrictions, especially in side-bending. There are numerous methods of treating this condition, and based on your expertise,chronic neck pain can be very frustrating for all involved in the attempt to find a…


Added by Alvin Brown on July 31, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

My Massage Story

About 5 years after graduating from high school, I found myself bouncing around doing odd jobs while trying to figure out my purpose in life. I had been attempting to eek out a living as a martial arts and boxing coach, personal trainer, and professional dancer. Things weren’t going too well though, as my wife and I found ourselves having more month at the end of our money, if you know what I mean?

I hadn’t really discovered what my true calling was,…


Added by Alvin Brown on July 31, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

new here and 1st day of blogging

I am new here with blogging and came to read others experiences with their passion.  It is mine, anyways.  However, for five years, I've been unemployed, since the whole country went into lay offs in resorts, or change in management because of it.  

I've been a therapist since 1997. 

I have been out of touch with much because of health and financial reasons and living now so far into the 'woods', literally, haven't been able to be back into working, yet.  However, feeling…


Added by Angelina on July 30, 2012 at 6:39pm — 1 Comment

Getting massage covered by health insurance

Getting massage covered by health insurance is always a hot topic.  Many MT want to stay out of the healthcare business and not get into working with insurance and the medical profession claiming that it takes the 'art' out of doing massage.  The medical profession and insurance companies are seen as places that will eat massage therapists for breakfast!

On the other hand, getting massage covered by health insurance in every state can help the profession become more of a profession. …


Added by Julie Onofrio on July 30, 2012 at 1:08pm — 5 Comments

Sweating during massage

OK this is embarrassing but I sweat soooo much when I'm massaging my clients.  I have to keep a towel right by me in order to to sweat on the client. Any help or suggestions?

Added by Karla Clark on July 30, 2012 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

If at first you don't succeed...

If at first you don’t succeed…

Try, try again. That’s what the regulatory board in my home state of North Carolina is recommending when it comes to getting the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards to do something about the confusing status of continuing education approvals.

Two years ago, the NC Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy introduced a resolution…


Added by Laura Allen on July 30, 2012 at 4:12am — No Comments

Massage is Good for Babies Too!

As exciting as it may seem, having a newborn is certainly not a walk in the park. Dealing with erratic feeding schedules, disturbances in the sleeping pattern, and constant dealings with unexplained crying may sometimes just too much to be deal with.  All of these spell stress for the parents,…


Added by Alvin Brown on July 30, 2012 at 1:35am — No Comments

Seeking massage schools to distribute our instructional DVD on "Nepali Massage"... fundraiser to build our school in Nepal

Himalayan Healers of Nepal

PO Box 3465 Grand Junction, CO 81502

(c/o Nepal Direct Effects, 501 c 3)


Namaste from Nepal!


My name is Rob Buckley and I am a volunteer at Himalayan Healers, the only school in the world that trains “Untouchables” in massage therapy (…


Added by Rob Buckley on July 26, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments

The Snake Oil Medicine Show

There’s nothing earth-shaking in the world of massage politics on my radar this week, so I’m just going to make a few observations. I know that I am about to step on more than a few toes here, but it must be said.

I’ve got a few thousand massage therapists in my social networks (FB, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google +). In the mornings, when I’m drinking my coffee, I visit those sites and scroll through to see what people are up to. I like to read that people are having success with their…


Added by Laura Allen on July 21, 2012 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

Therapy Rooms Greenville, SC

I am a massage therapist ibgreenville south carolina, I have a beautiful spa with several rooms for rent. It is quite serene and in a very affluent area. Please contact me for additional information. Thank you,

Added by Douglas Allen on July 21, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments

NCBTMB: Quit the Small Stuff, Take the Bold Step

Nearly two years ago, the Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure voted to change its rule pertaining to the examinations approved for licensure of massage therapists. They chose to adopt the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination offered by FSMTB as the only approved exam – and sunset the use of the National Certification Examination for…


Added by Laura Allen on July 11, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Expect More with Les - July 2, 2012

Why I Believe in ELAP - A vote for progress.

Added by Les Sweeney on July 2, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Report from the FSMTA Meeting

Champ and I spent the weekend at the Florida State Massage Therapy Association meeting in ChampionsGate, FL. It was our first time attending this event, and we went there to work in the Soothing Touch booth with Gurukirn Khalsa and his family. The event was held at the beautiful Omni Resort…a lush tropical setting and superior accommodations. It was hot as the devil–but it got up to 108 ° back here at home in NC while we were there, so I really can’t complain about it. The FSMTA meeting is…


Added by Laura Allen on July 2, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments


Judy E. 

I've been working as a Deputy Sheriff for 18 years. After putting my body through the abuse of wearing a duty belt on a daily basis and the spontaneous altercations that I've encountered, my back is damaged. I have had trigger point injections, chiropractic…


Added by Julia Tabarez on July 1, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments

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