Helping People: Cancer, Senior & End of Life Massage

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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YOUR DIAPHRAGM AND THE ZEN OF BREATHING

YOUR DIAPHRAGM AND THE ZEN OF BREATHING
By David Lauterstein The diaphragm is the fascinating and unique muscle which is most involved in your breathing. Located about two thirds of the way down your torso, it is the only muscle that attaches to the whole circumference of your body. And most muscles “insert” into bone, but the diaphragm inserts into itself! It originates from the front of your spine, the inner surfaces of the 12th ri...
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Mindbody Acupressure with Gayl Hubatch

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)

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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LEARNINGS BEFORE BIRTH – FROM TOUCH AND SMELL

LEARNINGS BEFORE BIRTH – FROM TOUCH AND SMELL
Our sense of touch develops around 8 weeks in the embryo.  The next sense to develop is the sense of smell – at 28 weeks – though the cells for smell begin developing as early as the 9th week - thus, aromatherapy throughout our life can have great power.  The sense of sound begins around 24 weeks.  Sights are the last sensings we get, since babies keep their eyes closed to protect and grow the ret...
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LEARNING ANATOMY – CURSE? THEN A BIGGER BLESSING!

LEARNING ANATOMY – CURSE? THEN A BIGGER BLESSING!
Anatomy is a sacred genesis. We ought not consider the organs of the body as the lifeless forms of a mechanical mass, but as the living, active instruments of the soul.” - Pehr Henrik Ling When people first start massage school they are thrilled to give and receive massages, but sometimes students are not so overjoyed about learning anatomy and physiology. The effort it takes to learn this new ...
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10 Reasons Massage Makes a Great Retirement Career

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

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

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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THE STORY AND PRACTICE OF CHAIR MASSAGE IN AUSTIN

THE STORY AND PRACTICE OF CHAIR MASSAGE IN AUSTIN
Crossing Paths with Chair Massage Lauterstein-Conway has been offering chair massage classes for decades, but before the mid-1980's, there was no chair massage. Originally chair massage utilized a very specific routine devised by David Palmer, the co-designer of the first massage chair and the kata, or system of individual training exercises, that he taught. Palmer’s method was based on acu...
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