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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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Three skills to be a great massage therapist

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When you thought about getting into massage, was it your goal to be a mediocre massage therapist? After a massage is over, do you look forward to hearing your client say “Eh, it was all right”? I don’t think so. … 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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When is Refusing a Massage Client Discrimination?

Is Refusing Massage Clients Discrimination?

Back in August, I caught a news clip about a photographer who refused to photograph a same-sex union ceremony based on her religious background. The headline read, “NM Court Says Christian Photographer Must Compromise Beliefs.” A few days after, another … Read More

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The Cookie Cutter Massage

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How many times have you heard a phrase similar to this? “I don’t give cookie cutter massages!” or “There’s nothing worse than a cookie cutter massage.” Doing the same thing or same routine is often looked down upon in this … Read More

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Massage Myths & Making It Right

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Dear Allissa Haines, I follow you on Facebook. I’ve been to your website. I read your blogs. And whether you’ve annoyed me or inspired me, one thing stands true: I trust what you have to say. Your ability to be … Read More

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Scope of Practice in Massage Therapy

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Scope of practice is a term used by licensing bodies to outline what is and is not permissible for certain kinds of professionals. A physical therapist’s scope of practice includes therapeutic exercise, but not prescribing psychiatric drugs. That would be … 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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