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August 2010 Blog Posts (29)

Study Acupressure in China

From Oct 7 - 23, 2010 the Integrative Healing Society will be hosting a tour to China for massage professionals to learn tuina and acupressure. The event will be held in Hangzhou, China and has been coordinated with Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. The program includes 30 hours of clinical training and 20 hours of lectures on how to use tuina for a variety of conditions. For more information visit…


Added by Jim Spears on August 30, 2010 at 10:29am — No Comments

Executive Director of AMTA Resigns

Elizabeth Lucas, who has been the Executive Director of the American Massage Therapy Association for more than a decade, has resigned.

The statement that was released by the Board of Directors was short and offered no details behind the departure. It read:

The AMTA Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of our long-time Executive Director, Elizabeth M. Lucas. During her more than 10…


Added by Laura Allen on August 29, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Changing with Times

I like the idea of spa parties. They are a fun atmosphere & it is great way to share the massage experience. I never thought to take product in a ziplock bag. Great idea! Interesting blog:

Added by Fiona E. James on August 28, 2010 at 3:52am — No Comments

Update - Massage Conventions Comparison Chart - Who Is The Best For The Dollar - AMC, AMTA, FSMTA or WMF?

Many therapists have asked for a chart comparison to show the cost for CEUs and all details for the major conventions. We know it is the first year for AMC, but with major sponsor support, they should be included.

Here ya go....

Added by Mike Hinkle on August 27, 2010 at 10:44pm — 2 Comments

Alliance Sends Veto Request to NY Governor Paterson

This week, the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education sent a letter to New York Governor David A. Paterson asking him to veto Senate Bill 5431. This legislation would establish mandatory continuing education requirements for New York Licensed Massage Therapists.

While the Alliance supports the intent and purpose of this bill, it contains several provisions that would restrict the business of continuing education providers, and… Continue

Added by Rick Rosen on August 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Marina Raye Joins WMF in 2011!!!

The World Massage Festival is proud to announce Marina Raye will give yet more FREE classes to therapists at the 2011 Fest!!!

Marina has been called a sonic shaman because of her mastery of the native flute. Her instruments are hand-crafted by her husband, flutemaker Charlie Oakwind. Marina and Charlie…


Added by Mike Hinkle on August 26, 2010 at 3:46pm — 3 Comments

Expect More, with Les - August 26, 2010

Back to School - Back and better than ever. Gastrocs, Louisville and Muhammad Ali, and rutting season. Summer vacation's over; time to get down to work!

Added by Les Sweeney on August 26, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Upcoming dates for the 12 hr CEU Burn Scar Massage Therapy Course

Hello everyone,

Handle with Care Massage is excited to announce our fall dates for our Burn Scar Massage Therapy Course. We will be in Atlanta Georgia @ the Atlanta School of Massage on October 9th from 9-6pm and October 10th from 9am-1pm and again on November 20th 9am-6pm and November 21st 9am-1pm. We will also be at Wellspring MTTI in Lawrenceville, MO on November 6th 9am-6pm and November 7th from 9am-1pm. Please contact me or the massage schools listed above if you are…


Added by Jennifer Hartley on August 26, 2010 at 8:32am — No Comments

My issue with core strengthening

I posted an entry on my Myofascial Release blog that I wanted to share here. Any opinions?

My Issue with core strengthening

Core strengthening is a popular treatment modality among physical therapists, as well as being popular in the mainstream of exercise. There have been a number of…


Added by Walt Fritz, PT on August 25, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

NCBTMB Revokes/Suspends Diploma Mills

For over a year now, the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork has been working quietly behind the scenes to eradicate massage schools—or rather, diploma mills—that have been been revoked, and one school voluntarily withdrew their code after being notified that they were suspended.

To clarify the meaning of these actions, a school must have an assigned code in order for their students to sit for an examination offered by the NCBTMB. 39 states currently… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on August 22, 2010 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

Protecting female therapists from males seeking sexual services.

Its already been the subject of many discussions on here, but are there any websites specifically set up to educate new female therapists on exactley how to word their web pages to minimise this occuring.

Here in the UK we've still got therapists web pages listing home phone numbers, full home addresses, and useing wording begging the double entendre.

Please tell me someone has a great site to which I can refere these innocents.



Added by Stephen Jeffrey on August 21, 2010 at 9:27am — 4 Comments

check out this event!/pages/Candlelight-Serenade-Acoustic-Festival/122595754441107

show your support for this good cause. look for the healing mountain booth!

Added by melissa kelly-nielsen on August 20, 2010 at 2:55am — No Comments

Urgent request from CAMTC for letters to CA State Senators

Late last night I received word that the California Police Chiefs Association of Police Chiefs (CPCA) is still working to damage and impede the success of CAMTC in moving toward state-level regulation of massage therapy in California. CAMTC is urging all supportive parties to write a letter to be sent to state senators as soon as possible urging them to kill AB-1822…


Added by Keith Eric Grant on August 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 11 Comments

Does Your Massage Have Swagger??


Take a look at this video and read the content:

My post from Facebook: Massage Therapists, here's the perfect example of changing prospective clients perception.

I've mentioned massage packages and many don't understand what I mean. It means…


Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on August 18, 2010 at 12:47pm — 7 Comments

The digital version of Massage & Bodywork is out. Hurray!

Check out my column "Practitioner Parables" on the back page. It's called Massage School Follies. One of my favorites.


Robert Chute


Bloggin Floggin:

Added by Robert Chute on August 17, 2010 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Nurturing Touch - A modality maximizing stress relief

You are invited to free classes or remote training in the modality of Nurturing Touch
copy and paste this URL into your browser:

The classes and presentations are a free public service, not a business. See the contact page on the website if the material is of interest to you.

Added by Robert Thomas Parker on August 17, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Calm after chaos

I am a bad blogger. I let my last semester at…


Added by Amanda Cizek on August 17, 2010 at 5:12am — No Comments

Massage Career Blog ~ Share with your colleagues

Share and post your comments
Ask questions
Suggest ideas


Added by Gloria Coppola on August 15, 2010 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Water Consumption and Muscle Soreness and/or Toxins

I have been spending a bit of time this evening on GoogleScholar looking into water. Found a good review article dispelling the myth of the need for 8 X 8 glasses of water per day (reference here), but am struggling locating research on another related topic. Most of us has been taught that drinking extra water after bodywork helps to flush the toxins/prevent muscle… Continue

Added by Walt Fritz, PT on August 12, 2010 at 7:17pm — 2 Comments

My deep-tissue massage device (KaddyBACK) is in the news! Yeah baby! ;)

Here's a story in Yahoo news:

Here's a little info about it...

Turn your golf ball into a hands-free DEEP-TISSUE BACK…

Added by Heather Karr, LMT on August 12, 2010 at 8:46am — No Comments

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