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August 2011 Blog Posts (16)

CE Providers: Expenses Going Up, Income Going Down

In January of this year, I blogged Continuing Education Providers: Sink or Swim, and followed up that one with the report from the meeting convened by the NCBTMB, where profession leaders were invited to give input into…


Added by Laura Allen on August 27, 2011 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Bamboo Fusion Class with Founder Natalie Cecilia Sept 20-21 at ISA in Grand Rapids Michigan

Please feel free to pass this on to other therapist who might be

interested!!  Can't wait to see you there!!


You are invited to attend.


Bamboo-fusion Massage Workshop


Full-body "table" class 


NCBTMB approved for 16 CE's


Price per therapist:  $299

 Tuition includes student manual and certificate.


Note:  Bamboo sets/DVD's available for purchase at a discounted rate…


Added by Loree Kennedy on August 23, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Postural Assessment Using Pictures - Insight Anyone?

I'm beginning to assess posture using photographs. I want to ensure I have the most accurate representation of my clients' postural changes... any suggestions on how to do this? Does anyone incorporate this method regularly in practice? My idea is to print out all of the pictures and lay transparent graph paper over the photos... What do yall think?

Added by Robin Streit on August 21, 2011 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Report from the AFMTE Annual Meeting

I’ve just returned from the second annual meeting of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education in Charleston, SC.  It was an excellent gathering from start to finish.

There were keynote speakers throughout the weekend, daily opportunities for those present to give input into the initiative on teacher standards the Alliance is undertaking, informative continuing education classes, group sessions, a comfortable setting, and plenty of…


Added by Laura Allen on August 20, 2011 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Rainbath Ceremony Workshop: A unique treatment incorporating Native American ceremony, stones and essential oils

When: Saturday, November 19 · 9:00am - 5:00pm

Where: Creature Comforts Bodywork, Lonsdale, MN


***This workshop is approved for 8 CEU hours by NCBTMB.***

This treatment comes directly from…


Added by Shanna Schultz on August 11, 2011 at 7:41am — 1 Comment

Healing Hands; a Native American form of energy work is coming to Lonsdale, MN!

Date: Sunday, November 20th from 9:00am-5:00pm

Location: Creature Comforts Bodywork, Lonsdale, MN


***This workshop is approved for 8 CEU hours by NCBTMB.***

“‘Healing Hands’ is a term being used to describe a variety of wellness methods taught to energy…


Added by Shanna Schultz on August 11, 2011 at 7:27am — No Comments

Massage For Arthritis

Did you know that massage can play a significant role in alleviating the symptoms brought on by arthritis? According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis costs the U.S. as much as $128 billion annually! Research has found massage can help with arthritis by increasing your body’s ability to produce endorphins which reduce pain in the body and gentle massage and stretching can reduce arthritis pain usually caused by spasms. 


Massage on a regular basis eases the symptoms that…


Added by Alicia Arocho, LMT on August 11, 2011 at 3:14am — No Comments

Pay For Massage Using Flexible Spending Account

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1. you need to sign up for a flexible spending account. Your employer (and a third-party administrator of some sort) will pull money from your paycheck before they take out income taxes. You…


Added by Alicia Arocho, LMT on August 11, 2011 at 3:10am — No Comments

Expect More with Les - August 10, 2011

What Do You Do? - What's in a Name?

Added by Les Sweeney on August 10, 2011 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Meeting in the Middle

One of my fondest dreams is coming true! For several years I’ve been preaching the sermon on my blog that I wanted our national massage organizations to play nice together and it is happening! Earlier today I got the news that all seven of our major organizations will come together for a summit meeting in St. Louis on Sept 13-14. St. Louis is centrally located, and it’s neutral ground. None of the groups involved are headquartered there.



Added by Laura Allen on August 8, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Intuition = Truth

When you peel back the layers of the desire to know Truth, you can find Truth through Intuition! (intuition inspired information that streams through our consciousness at lightning speed)

What is your Truth? Please do not misunderstand what I am asking. I am not advocating that the answer is the same for everyone.  No one can tell you what the 'true answer' or the 'right answer' is for you.  When I speak about Truth, I am talking…


Added by Susann Schrinsky on August 7, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

-Want more Clients (Maine) ??

- Would any LMT (ME license; Ins.) be interested in working more hours at a private practice ?

  Orthopedic, MFR focus w/ fully stocked room and great clientele !  *******************   K ~


Added by Kelly Donahue on August 4, 2011 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Expect More with Les - August 2, 2011

What Do You Dream Of? - What's Driving You?

Added by Les Sweeney on August 2, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

A belly full of wisdom

Your belly, gut, tummy, stomach etc. is a popular place, with both bad bacteria that can cause all sorts of disorders and healthy bacteria that boost your immune system and is now known to be the seat of your immunity. This would account for all the 'prebiotic and probiotic' pills, drinks, foods, etc. you now see advertised.

It has been known for centuries that fermented foods are healing.1 Yogurt and kefir help to keep a proper balance of healthy bacteria in your intestines, thereby… Continue

Added by shelli michele rossignol lmt/cr on August 1, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

What the Heck is Intuition?

We use the terms: ‘the sixth sense’, ‘the inner voice’, ‘the mother’s instinct’, ‘the gut feeling’ to describe intuition. Intuition is knowing something without evident knowledge.

How does one tap in to ‘the inner voice’ or ‘the gut feeling’ without using the five physical senses of sight, smell, sound, taste, or touch? Better yet, what if you try to tap into your intuition and you don’t sense anything at all, or you get bogus or dead wrong information?

There are two…


Added by Susann Schrinsky on August 1, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Touch, Pressure, and Meeting the Pain

by Walt Fritz, PT

One topic which keeps repeating itself, whether I am treating or teaching, is what is the “right” amount of pressure? Myofascial Release is performed with great variations in pressure and depth, with the therapist making in-the-moment decisions as to the correct pressure at any time. Some schools of Myofascial Release…


Added by Walt Fritz, PT on August 1, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

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