Helping People: Cancer, Senior & End of Life Massage

One of the most common reasons we hear people say they are interested in a career in massage therapy is that they want a career that helps people. This series will look at how massage therapy can help, what we as therapists refer to as, special populations. This article will cover oncology massage, senior massage and hospice massage. How Massage Therapists Can Help Cancer Patients ...
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Mindbody Acupressure with Gayl Hubatch

By Gayl Hubatch, OMD, LAc, LMT After studying and getting dis-enchanted with psychology in college, I turned to Eastern philosophy. In my early 20’s I became fascinated with Taoism and met an acupuncturist while living in Oregon. He also introduced me to Asian medicine. The philosophy of yin/yang seemed to answer the questions I had about the interconnectedness of life. My Bodywork practice ...
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Five Helpful Anatomy Apps for Massage Therapists (and Students)

Whether you are just starting as a massage student are are already a therapist, there is no reason to be overwhelmed by anatomy. Why? Because technology affords today's bodyworkers so many mobile resources. Here are some of our favorite anatomy apps for massage therapists and students, alike! Learn Muscles: Anatomy Quiz and Reference by RealBodywork This app is a reference, testing and ed...
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10 Reasons Massage Makes a Great Retirement Career

You Retired. Now What? Well, Consider Your Future... Some retirees make travel their job. Some become greeters at their neighborhood mega stores. If you’ve recently retired and are looking for something to do, consider a retirement career in massage therapy. Here are ten reasons why (in no particular order) massage might be a good fit for you in retirement. 1. Massage Therapy Will Keep You ...
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How to Expand Your Wellness Business with Massage Therapy Services

Scope of Practice Limits all Health and Wellness Professionals, so How Do You Grow? Your wellness business can benefit from expanding your service offerings with a license in a healthcare modality like massage therapy. Here's why. If you already have a strong wellness business in one of the following specialties: yoga doula personal trainer acupuncture home healthcare ...
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How Being a Massage Therapist Can Lead to a Successful Career in Healthcare

From LMT to Healthcare Professional - Here's Why It Works... If your dreams and desires include a career in healthcare, you're in luck. The healthcare industry is growing at a “faster than average” rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Here’s what else they have to say about some popular healthcare careers. (Wait for it, massage is at the end!) Careers in Healthcare (Note:...
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3 Reasons the Next Gen Should Consider a Massage Therapy Job

What Could You Want in a Career More than Independence, Security and Freedom? Gen Z and young Millennials (Gen Y), are already doing things differently than the generations before then. Their career options and considerations are no exception. If you a member of one of the "next generations," we hope you'll consider the following: If you value being in control of your time, having your own ...
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Massage Careers: Work For Yourself

You Can Work for Yourself as a Self-Employed Massage Therapist Have you ever wanted to work for yourself? Be your own boss? Make your own work schedule? One of the benefits of a career in massage therapy is sheer number and variety of opportunities you have perform bodywork. Some licensed massage therapists (LMTs) choose to specialize over the lifetime of their careers and some have a practice...
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Three Reasons Yogis Make Successful Massage Therapists

Whether You Want to Impact Your Personal Practice on the Mat or Your Career, Yogis Make Natural Massage Therapists Yoga enthusiasts make successful massage therapists for several reasons - most of which relate to the yogi’s experience with body awareness. Body awareness is the understanding of where one’s body is in space, and it is largely influenced by sensory information that results from t...
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The Secret to Why Massage Clients Make Successful Massage Therapists

You’ve Been Only Been a Massage Enthusiast…Until Now. After nearly 30 years in this business, we have uncovered many truths about massage therapy that only people who run both a massage school and a massage clinic can discover. It’s about love. Confucius wrote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” And in our experience, this holds true. One of the bigges...
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