Walking with Good Posture for Health and Fitness

Slouching, stomping and leaning: this is just a description of how we sit, walk and stand for most of the day, either at work or at home. Hunched backs and shoulders, flat bottoms and flat feet: this is not a … Read More

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Benefits of a 60 minute massage

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Massages are usually scheduled in time increments of 30, 60, and 90 minute sessions. Each length has its own benefits and tradeoffs.  (You can find the benefits of a 30 minute massage here.) The most common length of time people … Read More

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Blogging 101 for Massage Therapists

The following is a guest post from our friend Benjamin McDonald of Massamio.com What’s a blog, and why does it matter? “Blog” is short for “weblog,” a term nobody actually uses anymore. It functions much like a journal; updates (called … Read More

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Cadaver Lab? Sign this massage student up!

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Being in our massage school requires lots of time outside of class: clinics, community service, working a sporting event. Neat experiences and exposure, but still a lot of extra time on top of a full course load. However, there was … Read More

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Benefits of a 30 minute massage

Massages are usually scheduled in time increments.  You will typically find 30, 60, and 90 minute sessions offered.  Each length has their own benefits and tradeoffs. What are the benefits of a 30 minute massage? Time In our rushed world … Read More

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Massage Therapy School: Day 1

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I am sitting in a classroom with eight other students wearing the royal blue shirt of a massage therapy student which will be my uniform for the next eight months. I am a fifty year old female and a chiropractor, … Read More

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Pulling off a great surprise massage, while mobile.

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If you have been doing mobile massage therapy for a few years now, chances are you have received at least one request for a “surprise” massage for someone’s birthday or anniversary. If you haven’t yet, you will be soon. Pulling … Read More

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3 Ways to Prepare for Massage School

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Of course, my first recommendation is to really consider your reason for starting school; massage therapy is such a personal and strongly interpersonal journey that it is not something one should venture upon lightly. Investigate the programs available to you … Read More

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How Massage Therapists Can Help Clients Stay Vigilant for Skin Issues

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As Massage Therapists, you have a unique opportunity to address a health issue that many physicians do not pay much attention to – the skin. Obviously, dermatologists develop a keen awareness to different types of skin conditions that may save … Read More

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Three reasons to see a newer massage therapist

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I got one of the best massages of my life last week. From a massage therapist who only got out of school a month ago. He was friendly, communicative (but not chatty) and very, very skilled. I got deep pressure … Read More

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