Meet Our Teachers: Kevin Graef

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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 Kevin Graef Q: When did you start your career in Massage Therapy? A: November of 2009 Q: Why did you decide to become a Massage Therapist? A: I was looking for ...
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DNM = DERMONEUROMODULATION | WHY DNM?

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By David Lauterstein Here’s a big word that boils down to something quite simple yet incredibly important. When we touch the body, the only thing we touch directly is the skin. Therefore the therapeutic opportunities given us by the skin are vast. Dermoneuromodulation is a new therapy succeeding dramatically due to the crucial role played by the skin in the structure and fun...
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THE WORK OF HEALING AND BODYWORK

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Some weeks ago I had a unpredictable accident. I had come out of a yoga class with my wife and as we walked down a dark street, I stepped off the curb to get to our car, struck my toe on a defect in the road, and suddenly fell flat on my face, breaking three of my upper front incisors. It’s been a fairly unwelcome, but fascinating process getting the dental work. Equally and a ...
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Where can you work as a Massage Therapist?

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Before choosing to become a massage therapist, I volunteered in variety of settings for working health professionals. I quickly saw that, of the health careers I was interested in, the one that offered me the most variety and the most freedom was massage therapy. Since then, I (and many of our graduates) have worked in an incredible variety of contexts. Here are just some of t...
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Grad Chronicle: Kim Noll

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by Kim Noll Like almost yesterday I remember my childhood in Ohio as a dedicated gymnast. Practice, practice, and more practice as if each day were a new challenge. At the age of 10, I knew what it was to be persistent with my focus, diet, sleep, exercise, rest, and play. Balance was the key that enhanced my body, mind and spirit. Unfortunately, my physical health got beaten...
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Meet Our Teachers: Jason Hammond

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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 Jason Hammond Q: When did you start your career in Massage Therapy? A: I began working in 2008 at a massage franchise in North Austin. Q: Why did you decide to be...
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ALL THE LAYERS OF LIFE! ~ DEEP MASSAGE CAN HELP

Your body is composed of layers. Each one has a relatively soft, connective tissue associated with it. Generally called “fascia”, these connective tissue layers act somewhat like a series of living saran wrappings around all the tissues in the body. The layers overall are: The skin with its associated superficial fascia The organs and muscles with deeper fascia around ...
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Meet Our Teachers: Gretchen Cole

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 Gretchen Cole Q: When did you start your career in Massage Therapy? A: I started at TLC in 1994, after having taken extension classes in a numerous alternat...
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Stop Boring Work!

I find it incredible how many people don’t enjoy their jobs! I began doing massage nearly 40 years ago and I enjoy working almost every day! And on hard days I still have no question regarding the worth of what I am doing. Boring work results from a mismatch of one’s abilities and the needs of the job. It can deprive one’s life of a sense of meaning. What are your favo...
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What is Thai Massage?

by Robert Gardner People often ask me about what Thai massage is and licensed massage therapists want to know how it's going to benefit them in their practice. Thai massage is still working on a western identity and while I can't speak for everyone else I can tell you that Thai massage is the most diverse and beneficial practice of massage and bodywork I've ever encountered....
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