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September 2010 Blog Posts (29)

Great Technique to Relax Your Eyes Using Self-Breema Principles

Watch this video to learn a powerful technique to:

  • Reduce eye strain
  • Relax your eyes
  • Relax your body
  • Reduce your stress
  • Put yourself in the present moment…


Added by Lisa Collins on September 30, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

Contests and prizes on my other blog

Readers of my M&B column often ask where else they can read my work. If you're interested, I update my blog at five days a week, Monday to Friday. Just some of the features this week include Cool Word of the Day, publicity and promotion, book reviews, networking advice and finding the right ending for a short story. It's a lot fo fun.

I have three contests going on…


Added by Robert Chute on September 30, 2010 at 6:34am — No Comments

Being Paralyzed and a Neuromuscular Therapist

Many questions are asked when we see a wheelchair role into our offices.

Do I start moving things out of the way, how are they going to get on my table,

will the client fall off, what modality can I use, will I hurt them?

Let me start by giving a little perspective from a wheelchair (chair) user’s

point of view.

Making our customers feel comfortable is always our biggest obstacle, making a big deal out of…


Added by Don Peters II on September 29, 2010 at 3:46pm — 4 Comments

2013 Keynote Choosen!

Congratulations to Vivian Madison Mahoney for being choosen as the Keynote Speaker for the 2013 World Massage Festival & Massage Therapy Hall of Fame!

Added by Mike Hinkle on September 28, 2010 at 4:20pm — 2 Comments

Therapist as Patient (Football and Therapy, W-0, L-3)

This post isn’t really about football…

How does it feel when the therapist becomes the patient?

I am writing this as the Buffalo Bills are losing (again) with little chance of recovery. And, as I sit at my computer, I am recovering from a back flare-up. It has been with me for

12 years now, since that horse decided she did not like me on her…


Added by Walt Fritz, PT on September 26, 2010 at 8:31pm — 5 Comments

Educating your clients

I am always amazed how many therapists do not have literature in their offices for educational purposes.

I suggest putting out a quarterly newsletter that you can post on your website, in the office and do as mailers. Clients get educated about the wonders of massage and their health and stay connected w/ your business.

I also use these newsletters when I am involved in networking groups. "Massage Marketing" puts out some great newsletters you can customize to your business…


Added by Kelli Dougan on September 25, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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Added by Dani Din on September 23, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A Video To Thank All Those That Helped Make The 2010 Festival So Special!!!

Ryan Hoyme has created a great video to show Festival to newcomers and a great keepsake for those lucky enough to have been there!!!…


Added by Mike Hinkle on September 21, 2010 at 3:28pm — 3 Comments

Expect More, with Les - September 20, 2010

The Company You Keep - A partner you can count on.

My colleague Laura Allen posted an update on the latest happenings surrounding IMA. In her post she references correspondence ABMP developed in an effort to answer the many calls we were getting from former IMA members about information they had received.

Added by Les Sweeney on September 21, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Meeting Them Where They Are At (Football and Therapy: 0-2)

How many practitioners meet their patients where they are at at this moment?

Week 2 of the NFL season and my team (see Football and Therapy) lost again. I spent the last weekend teaching one of my Foundations…


Added by Walt Fritz, PT on September 21, 2010 at 10:32am — No Comments

IMA Insurance: Up in Smoke, Therapists Burned

The saga of the now-defunct IMA (International Massage Association) continues. Back in July, Will Green, owner/founder of IMA, basically admitted to sabotaging his own company by failing to turn over $600,000

in insurance premiums paid by massage therapists to the insurance


Markel, a respectable insurance company who had been underwriting IMA’s policies since Feb 1, 2008, discontinued writing policies for IMA on April 6, 2010 due to Green’s non-payment of premiums.…


Added by Laura Allen on September 21, 2010 at 3:12am — No Comments

Chronic pain, your clients FIRST visit.

I've just had my most successful year so far with people suffering chronic pain. Thoracic outlet syndrome 9yrs , Migraine 20 yrs , Back Pain 8 yrs and many more.

I wish to state how important your clients first visit is, and how you might attempt to set yourself apart from "other professionals " in the eyes of your new client.


You must allocate extra time to their first visit to enable them to relax and tell you everything thats on their minds in…


Added by Stephen Jeffrey on September 19, 2010 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

Massage Reasearch Bug Shares Knowledge About Fibromyalgia!

Fun Facts from the Massage Research Bug:

"Massage therapy is actually one of the most beneficial treatments for fibromyalgia pain and fatigue."

Ryan Hoyme, AKA Massage Nerd made the video below about me!!!!…


Added by Mike Hinkle on September 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

2011 CARE Aromatherapy CE Seminars


Chicago North Shore/Skokie, Illinois, Mar. 26-28, 2011 Sat.- Mon.


Nashville/Goodlettsville, TN, Feb. 18-21, 2010 Fri.. – Mon.

Instructor: Gaia Tossing, FCCI, LMT


This will be a three-day seminar in Raindrop, Vitaflex, Chemistry, Emotional Release and Ancient Scriptural Oils - 25 hours in practical applications of essential oils as…


Added by Gaia Gail Tossing on September 16, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A little about me

I hop back and forth between Chicago and Nashville, more in Nashville. Love both cities. I've been a massage therapist since 1982. Wow that dates me! Got my Illinois license in 2004 and my Tennessee License in 2009. I love teaching and happily teach Aromatherapy for Natural Health Institute in Nashville. I also teach continuing education seminars for CARE (Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education), a NCBTMB approved provider. Music is my other career.... singing and signing for kids.…


Added by Gaia Gail Tossing on September 16, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Research Conference Adopts Massage Bug! Looking For A Name For Him!!!

He really doesn't look impressive yet!

But he's curious and wants to understand what all this "research talk" is all about... so he's going to study and grow and see if he can convince others to do the same.

He heard a real important lady, named Ruth Werner, is going to talk about him on July 13, 2011 at Western Carolina University. He wants everyone to come see Ruth and…


Added by Mike Hinkle on September 15, 2010 at 10:12pm — 2 Comments

I am very disappointed in the way the massage therapy field is regulated. Fristly there is no department for complaints concerning the profession. I have been a therapist for fifteen years and slowly…

I am very disappointed in the way the massage therapy field is regulated. Fristly there is no department for complaints concerning the profession. I have been a therapist for fifteen years and slowly I have seen major changes with this profession. Why are franchises being allowed where the therapists are being totally exploited paid poorly worked long hours ect. Secondly why are there tv advertisments promoting these glamours ads of massage schools with great jobs in the field when the… Continue

Added by helen fogarty on September 15, 2010 at 11:28am — No Comments

A Continuing Education Opportunity on Oct. 16: "The Subtle Body"

The Subtle Body

Instructors: Bethanie Sand, LMP & Courtney Putnam, LMP

Date: October 16th, 2010, 9am-6pm

Location: NW Academy of the Healing Arts (West…


Added by Courtney Putnam on September 14, 2010 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Web site presence for Massage Therapists. Where are you?

What do you expect from your web site? That's if you have one. Are you wanting a web site that gives you credibility and attract new clients? Of course you do. These are two main points any massage therapist (MT) should be looking for.

First let's talk about credibility. I think we can all agree a web site gives you more credibility, than without a web site. In today's business world you’re really an unknown without a web site. If you’re unknown you really don't have as much… Continue

Added by Glen Beckel on September 13, 2010 at 6:22pm — 3 Comments

Scar Tissue: The gift that keeps on giving!

The drama with my mom continues...

The scar tissue that twisted the colon that caused the hernias and blocked the colon eventually became a nasty case of…

Added by Amanda Cizek on September 11, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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