The Gifts of Teaching

The Gifts of Teaching
Massage Therapists, You are Educators... by David Lauterstein, TLC Co-Director The most important sentence I’ve ever read about teaching is from Martin Buber in his essay, The Education of Character. “It is not the educational intention, but it is the meeting which is educationally fruitful.” When we teach well, we receive the gift of being able to bring our whole self into relations...
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Why High School Grads Should Consider a Career in Massage Therapy

Why High School Grads Should Consider a Career in Massage Therapy
A Different Road to Higher Education and a Career in Healthcare Massage therapy offers an opportunity for high school grads to start earning a rewarding income while keeping college in sight down the road. Why? Because the path after high school isn't a straight road to college anymore. People view work differently today - 43 percent of Gen Z say, "they would rather be entrepreneurs," accor...
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November 13th: A Day of Massage for Cindy Anderson

November 13th: A Day of Massage for Cindy Anderson
The Wellness Community Unites In Support of a Beloved Local Massage Teacher Cindy Anderson, LMT, MTI, a beloved long-time instructor at the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School was recently diagnosed with Stage Four Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) cancer. This is a rare form of cancer for which there is chemotherapy but no dependable cure. Day of Massage for Cindy Anderson Fundraiser ...
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A Guide for Promoting Your Holiday Massage Offers (That Works All Year)

A Guide for Promoting Your Holiday Massage Offers (That Works All Year)
How to Build, Plan and Implement Your Holiday Massage Offers For Repeat Success Giving an experience is an increasingly popular gift to give during the holiday season. According to Eventbrite, 3 in 4 Millennials (who make up a quarter of the population) “choose to spend money on a desirable experience or event over buying something.” And Millennials aren’t alone. Eventbrite also reports, “cons...
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Homage to the Feet

Homage to the Feet
Massage Education for the Feet, A Foundation By David Lauterstein There are 206 bones in the body, 52 of them are in the feet! It’s amazing that these two small yet marvelously engineered structures can support our entire weight without being crushed or giving way. It’s little short of miraculous that they also constantly balance out the infinite varieties of motion going on in the body abo...
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Tips to Help Your Massage Business Have a Successful Holiday Season

Tips to Help Your Massage Business Have a Successful Holiday Season
Are we already talking about the holidays? Yes. And for good reason! If you want your massage business to have a successful holiday season, it can! But you have to start planning for it now (yesterday would have been better). Whether you are trying to sell more gift cards or just keep your clients coming in, here are some tips to help your massage practice earn its keep in some of the busiest,...
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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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