Becoming a Real Specialist in Pregnancy Massage

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by Kate Jordan, developer of Bodywork for the Childbearing Year I’m told over and over by my pregnant clients that they’ve never had a pregnancy massage like this-one that was comfortable, relaxing, but that also effectively addressed the unique concerns of pregnancy, whether it was back pain, leg cramps, or the best sleeping position. While many massage curricula may intro...
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Mindbody Acupressure as a tool

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by Gayl Hubatch My Bodywork practice began in 1982 with Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® and massage therapy. I totally resonated with the idea of how interconnected all of life is! I was living in Oregon and needed a massage license to practice. So I studied massage therapy and WOW what an easy and powerful integration it became. My practice has evolved from Swedish...
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1. Start a career you will LOVE by Spring 2016! The October Evening Class is a 6 month program. This means you can start your new career as a Massage Therapist in April 2016! 2. Learn from a great instructors, Christopher Fritel & Gretchen Cole Our teachers are all extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to helping students become the best Massage Therapists they c...
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One of the most fascinating and challenging pieces of anatomy is the understanding of the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ), its function and its dysfunction. The TMJ joint is the most used joint in the body. It has – like the knee – an articular disc within it! If this disc gets displaced or injured, just like a meniscus in the knee, then you’ve got dysfunction. The good news ...
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The value of the Advanced Program

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In the last years we have seen something almost weird happening in our field. For the first time ever, the demand for massage therapists has exceeded the supply. This is great. This means are jobs for just about every single one of our graduates. What they usually need at this point is more confidence and we find that to have more confidence they need two things: 1. Exper...
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Notes on the iliopsoas, diaphragm, and viscera

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by Brian Utting Low back pain is perhaps the single most common complaint from our clients, and in my experience, the iliopsoas is almost always involved. It tends to become chronically contracted from injuries, extended sitting, and poor posture. The iliopsoas is antagonistic to the erector spinae, QL, and transversospinalis, and when it shortens, the extensors have to cont...
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Grad Chronicle: McKinley Taber

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by McKinley Taber When I graduated high school I had no earthly idea what I wanted to do with my life but I knew I wanted to do something interesting. I am a social person who is very curious about people and their lives so when massage therapy came to mind I didn't hesitate. I signed up at TLC for the intensive program and had no idea how much it would change my life. Ou...
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Structural Assessment – Solving the Mystery!

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by Tammie Culley Many of us have been taught orthopedic protocols for different issues but do not understand how to determine when and if to use said protocol. Learning how to properly and thoroughly assess the issues of your clients is one of the most important skills you can develop as a massage therapist. As members of the Human Species there is a specific design to...
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Massage is usually defined as soft tissue manipulation. It turns out that may not really be what we’re doing! Most current research reveals that it is the nervous system (primarily the brain) that produces the experience of pain and tension. Therefore when we help our clients feel less pain and feel more relaxed, we are essentially affecting the nervous system. This is one o...
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Meet Our Teachers: Kazuko DeVirgilio

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The teachers at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School have skill, experience, and a true passion for Massage Therapy. Let’s take a moment to get to know one of the 500 hour program instructors. Q&A with Kazuko DeVirgilio Q: When did you start your career in Massage Therapy? A: 2006 Q: Why did you decide to become a Massage Therapist? A: I wanted a career where ...
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