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December 2010 Blog Posts (22)

Expect More, with Les - December 31, 2010

Feel Like a Number - In praise of Leonard Courtney.



Today we honor this man, Leonard Courtney. Who dat you say? He is the alleged source of the following…


Added by Les Sweeney on December 31, 2010 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

Sending Blessings

Good day to all massage professionals, I wish to send everyone blessings on this new 2011 year that is right around the corner. May you all be blessed with so many wonderful spirits! I am blessed by all of you who are on my Massage people I know, and those who share the joy of body work with all of us.…


Added by Tharien C. Bramhall on December 30, 2010 at 6:02pm — No Comments

IL CEU's for the World Massage Conference

I am wondering if anyone has used the CEU's offered by the world massage conference for their requirements, if so did you submit all the ceu's using one out of state form? I'm also wondering which name to use on the form, since they are all signed by Eric Brown and another gentleman, Scott (can't make out his last name)? HElp! I'm running out of time, and have looked everywhere for these answers since last month!

Added by Tara D on December 29, 2010 at 1:16am — No Comments

online appointment booking

Hello All

looking for some info...would love your input


online booking....does anyone use this type of service and/or have you heard  of a good one..thanks for your help

happy holidays

Added by Lisa Hubbard on December 28, 2010 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

Alliance Leader Honored as one of Top 10 People in Integrative Medicine for 2010

Rick Rosen, Executive Director of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education was recently selected as one of the Top 10 People in Integrative Medicine / Integrative Health Care by The Integrator Blog. Published and edited by John Weeks, Executive Director of ACCAHC - the Academic Consortium for Complementary and…


Added by Rick Rosen on December 26, 2010 at 12:10am — 2 Comments

2011 Christmas In July Winners!


Added by Mike Hinkle on December 24, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Expect More, with Les - December 20, 2010

Be Santa - It's that time of year.

My 10-year-old son is at the stage where his concern over Santa Claus’ existence is reaching a boiling point. He knows what he hears in school, but he also knows what he wants to believe. When he asked me about the jolly old elf, I...

Added by Les Sweeney on December 20, 2010 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Post Mastectomy Myofascial Release

The Myofascial Release that I practice and teach has great benefit for post-mastectomy/lumpectomy pain, tightness, and limitation of motion. Post-surgical scarring, both external and internal, can create tremendous pressure and tightness on the chest wall, but can also…


Added by Walt Fritz, PT on December 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Florida House Bill 49, what are your thoughts?

A bill to be entitled

An act relating to massage therapy; amending s. 480.041, F.S.; authorizing the Board of Massage Therapy to issue temporary permits to applicants who meet certain qualifications to practice massage therapy; providing for the expiration of temporary permits; providing limitations; amending s. 480.044, F.S.; providing for a temporary permit fee; providing an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

Section 1.…


Added by Tanja Richter LMT on December 18, 2010 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Who are your Massage Therapy Heroes??

Mine are Erik Dalton and Art Riggs, love their Passion for this field and it comes across in all they do  :)

Added by Tanja Richter LMT on December 18, 2010 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

The Power of Language

"You're guarding," she said. From my position lying on the massage table draped in sheets, I most certainly was not guarding. We were in a class, and I'd just gotten through explaining that I have a problem with my left hip, a congenital malformation. The femur head doesn't sit correctly in the socket and so moving my left leg when the bone locks into place -- something I can't control -- can sometimes be an experience. From my perspective I was relaxed, not holding back, and most… Continue

Added by Gwynne Jackson on December 18, 2010 at 12:02am — 1 Comment

Be Prepared for Emergencies at Work, Home and Travel


Recently I attended a CPR / First Aid course - the first I've attended in many years.  Over the two days the instructor put us in unfamiliar mock emergency situations to test our response.  We addressed anaphylaxis,…


Added by Don Dillon, RMT on December 17, 2010 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Dog hip problems and horse back pain: animal massage on-line classes

Hi Folks,

I'm in the process of launching on-line classes, one on the topic of back pain in horses

and the other on helping dogs with hip problems (pain and or weakness).

These are intended primarily for lay folks who love their animals,

but may be of interest to many of you professionals as well.

They will be available in February, and with a "public pre-launch special" during January from my website.

But if you'd like to get the deal I'm offering…


Added by Megan Ayrault on December 15, 2010 at 11:56pm — No Comments


Transparency, when defined in the context of non-profit organizations and public boards, implies that said organizations are accountable to those they represent, that meetings and communications are open, that full financial disclosures are made public, and that all business practices are an open book. It’s an ethical obligation.

I’ve recently posted on my blog my second annual series of reports on the financial health of the non-profit organizations…


Added by Laura Allen on December 11, 2010 at 9:15am — No Comments

How About Some Humor Today? Dean Martin And Goldie Hawn!

We face so much sadness today. Take a moment, breathe and laugh!!!

Added by Mike Hinkle on December 9, 2010 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

Ways for Massage Therapists to Keep Their Practice Fresh and Massage Clients Happy

Whether you have your own massage practice or are working as an employee in a spa or other professional setting, it is important to make a good first impression and then continue that reliable service each and every time you massage your clients. Too often, massage therapists forget what a session feels like from the client's perspective. These tips will help you keep your practice fresh and interesting for clients who come in just once, and for clients who you see once a week. These ideas are… Continue

Added by Laurie Craig on December 8, 2010 at 8:33am — 1 Comment

Interesting Massage Therapy Fact Sheet

I've been doing some research on the massage profession. Here's an interesting massage therapy fact sheet, which is a compilation of data gathered from U.S. government statistics, surveys of consumers and massage therapists and recent clinical studies on the efficacy of massage. These data provide an overview of the current state of the massage therapy profession, public and… Continue

Added by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB on December 7, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Alliance to Lead Development of National Standards for Teachers

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education announces the beginning of a comprehensive effort to strengthen and improve the quality of massage therapy education by developing competency standards for teachers across the continuum of entry-level, continuing education and advanced training programs. This shall be known as the National Teacher Education Standards Project, and its goal is to… Continue

Added by Rick Rosen on December 6, 2010 at 10:15am — 2 Comments

2011 WMF Face Book Meetup Site Chosen

Are you ready for some fun?

Added by Mike Hinkle on December 4, 2010 at 1:46pm — 2 Comments

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