How do you handle a massage client you can’t help?

As massage therapists, there’s so much we can do to help people. From helping to heal our clients’ bodies with our various techniques, to being the one person all week who has actually listened to them. Giving them a quiet … Read More

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Why become a massage therapist?

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As I’ve mentioned- probably ad nauseum- a few times before, I was a public school teacher with a steady income, good benefits, and a solid retirement plan. When I left teaching to become a massage therapist, I had to field … Read More

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What aspects of massage therapy do you appreciate?

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In the last couple days leading up to Thanksgiving, I am compelled to reflect on the things and people I am blessed with. There are countless things to be thankful for, and I do my best to recognize these things … Read More

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The Benefits of Massage Therapy for Infants

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Adults aren’t the only people who enjoy a relaxing massage. It turns out that your infant also benefits from it in various ways. A mother’s touch throughout the day maintains the parental bond and the infant’s feeling of well-being. But … Read More

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Explore New Massage Techniques and Change Up Old Routines

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Listen, I’m all for the cookie cutter massage. Sometimes it’s what people actually WANT. And after reading this article by Tracy Bradley, I was convinced that it’s a wonderful way to keep your long term clients happy unless they ask … Read More

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Treating Clients with Kindness

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Life can be rough sometimes.   We try to squeeze a lot into our days, so even when things are relatively smooth sailing it can be a lot to manage.  We encounter stress from work, home, friends and families, social activities, … Read More

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Pregnancy Massage is Not a Luxury

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Tears, tears, tears… what a hot mess. This was me after finding out I was pregnant in the fall of 2012. Luckily, Netflix came to my rescue and suggested the documentary The Business of Being Born. Let me just interject … Read More

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3 Reasons Why Newbie Massage Therapists Should Feel Confident in the Workplace

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New to the working world of Massage Therapy? You’ve just graduated and maybe you have scored your first job. Congratulations, Go YOU! It’s exciting, but it can also be super intimidating working side by side with other therapists who have … Read More

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On Paying for Massage School

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Firstly, I will tell you that I don’t have all the answers; I can speak to my experience and things that I’ve done to help finance this latest educational venture of mine. Each individual’s circumstances are different, as are our … Read More

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Why an Intake Interview is More Important Than You Think

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Everyone knows that massage therapy can be great for pain relief. And so are painkillers. Ibuprofen, Advil, Excedrin, pick your poison. I shouldn’t call them that, I guess. They are great when you’re on your third day of pounding temples, … Read More

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