Massage and Yoga and “Medical Gymnastics”

Massage and Yoga and “Medical Gymnastics”
By David Lauterstein Why is it that massage and yoga have become part of the lives of millions of people? This is certainly one of the best pieces of good news in our troubled time! Slow touch, slow movement, and care of the therapist for the client, care of the yoga student for themselves, are primary elements in freeing the body and the mind! Massage is a form of manual yoga. How Massage...
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Work For Yourself: Five Benefits of a Mobile Massage Practice

Work For Yourself: Five Benefits of a Mobile Massage Practice
The Out-call Business Model Can Benefit the Massage Therapist and Client, Alike, In Many Ways If you want to work for yourself after massage school, or if you are already a practicing massage therapist who wants to shift the focus their massage career, consider the many benefits of a mobile massage practice. Here are five: 1. Earn a Higher Income with Mobile Massage 2. Save Money Offering ...
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Are You Considering a Career Change? Consider Massage.

Are You Considering a Career Change? Consider Massage.
Superb writing from Keith Eric Grant, reprinted here with the author's permission, that discusses some of the many advantages and benefits of a career in massage therapy. Originally published in Massage Today, October, 2001, Vol. 01, Issue 10. -David Lauterstein The Life It Brings By Keith Eric Grant, PhD, NCTMB "Human beings live in bodies and they live in language. When I work with someone,...
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Tips & Tricks to Empower Your Massage Clients: Self-Massage for the Wrists

Tips & Tricks to Empower Your Massage Clients: Self-Massage for the Wrists
Educating Your Clients in Self-care is a Powerful Way to Support Their Health - and Your Business We put together this video as a tool to share with your massage clients to help them understand how to perform self-massage for the wrists and feel empowered to help manage their own aches and pains between sessions with you, their massage therapist. Feel free to share. https://video214.com/pla...
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LESSONS FROM GROUCHO

LESSONS FROM GROUCHO
By David Lauterstein Whether you are a therapist, an educator, a business person, or, a politician, if you let money be your first priority you are making a mistake. Money does not make us happy. “Love flies out the door when money comes innuendo.” -Groucho Marx As Groucho says, when it’s overvalued or sneakily dominates our consciousness, then love flies out the door. Image courtesy of Tablet ...
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The Possibilities of Massage Therapy in the Health and Wellness Industry

The Possibilities of Massage Therapy in the Health and Wellness Industry
Massage is Often Thought About as a “Part-time Gig,” but For Most Therapists, It’s Not… With massage therapy, you can have a meaningful, part-time side gig or rich, full-time career in the wellness industry. If you are interested in a future in healthcare, massage therapy is a practical option for this reason. Watch this. Massage As A Journey Into the Wellness Industry Though the initial goal m...
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Grad Stories: Every Day is a Learning Day

Grad Stories: Every Day is a Learning Day
A Letter From a Massage School Alum, Cassandra De Anda I am excited and proud to say that I am a Lauterstein-Conway Massage School alumni. I graduated in July of 2016. At the time I was attending massage school I was also finishing my Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training at Texas State University. As my two graduations approached I started thinking of possible job position that I thought wo...
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Grad Stories: Touch and the Real Meaning of Life

Grad Stories: Touch and the Real Meaning of Life
A Letter From a Massage School Alum, Lori Dupree To all teachers, therapists, present and future students, and clients of massage, we offer this beautiful letter as a tribute to you and to the precious knowledge that this profession is a carrier of. Touch is a miracle. Life itself is a miracle. And it is in these miracles, large and small, some of which we have a hand in, that we rediscover what ...
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HISTORY MATTERS

HISTORY MATTERS
The Often Overlooked Importance of the Intake Process By David Lauterstein It has become commonplace that massage employers, for the most part, do not allow sufficient time for their therapists to “take a history”. I think this is horrible. It effectively prevents the therapist from being a healthcare professional. You cannot understand a client’s problem without having time to understan...
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NOW IS THE TIME TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE

NOW IS THE TIME TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE
“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” -Marc Anthony By David Lauterstein Studying massage is the deepest form of learning. The reason is, unlike so much schooling, this is a learning and a work that includes your body as well as your mind and it does not leave your heart behind. Don’t we all want work we can really put our hearts into? Since you learn anatomy holistica...
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