Author Archives: Allissa Haines

About Allissa Haines

Allissa Haines is a massage therapist with a full private practice in Plainville, MA. She creates marketing and business resources for massage therapists at Writing A Blue Streak and is an educator for the Massage Learning Network, an online learning center for massage therapists and students. She is also a marketing consultant, professional speaker, and a frequent snacker.

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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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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Three ways to say no to a massage client

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One of the best things about being a massage therapist is the moment a client walks in the door and you can see, you can just see on their face, how happy they are to be getting a massage. Usually, … Read More

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2014 Helping Others Scholarship Recipient Chosen

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Massageschool.org is proud to award Melissa Ryan our 2014 Helping Others Scholarship. Melissa is a student at Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY. In answering our essay question, “How I will help others subsequent to … Read More

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The Intake and Everything After

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My friend Jason Peringer has been a massage therapist and business owner for more than fifteen years. This is his second post for us here. It is just as brilliant as the first. In a previous post, I stated that … Read More

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Why should massage therapists study ethics?

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When I want a post about ethics, I call Kelli Wise, because she knows her stuff, and more importantly, she takes my calls. You can find her being brilliant at Massage Therapy World and building beautiful websites at Pint Sized … Read More

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The Art of the Intake in Massage Therapy

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My friend Jason Peringer has been a massage therapist and business owner for more than fifteen years. I’m pleased and humbled to bring you his guest post. Whether you are a seasoned massage therapist or still in school working in … Read More

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Does Massage School Accreditation Matter?

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One of the biggest sales tactics used to get a prospective student to enroll in a massage school is to use the “accreditation” label. The one distinct benefit of attending an accredited school is that by virtue of the accreditation, … Read More

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5 ways you’re probably wrecking your massage practice

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  Special thanks to Amber Robidoux for an assist on this post. Roughly 40,000 people will graduate from massage school this year and the bulk of them won’t make it past 5 years in the business.There are many, many reasons … Read More

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How to choose the best massage products

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For students and practicing massage therapists alike, choosing a massage product can be intimidating. Which one is the best? As is often the case in massage, there’s no one right answer. There are, however, many good answers depending on your … Read More

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