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 holi...
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Why You Should Offer Oncology Massage Therapy

Why You Should Offer Oncology Massage Therapy
Oncology Massage Is More Than Just a Mix of Massage Techniques... By Tracy Walton When I began seeing clients with cancer and post-treatment, there were few guidelines for the work we were doing. There was only a small amount of direction in the massage literature. It was the early 1990’s, and we were years away from using the term “oncology massage therapy (OMT).” But our clients wanted massa...
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TLC WORLDWIDE – The World Wants More Tender, Loving Care

TLC WORLDWIDE – The World Wants More Tender, Loving Care
By David Lauterstein It is one of the great honors for our school, The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School (TLC) that people around the world are interested in the things we have developed in our curriculum which we have worked on now for over 30 years. I have had the privilege in particular of teaching the modalities of Deep Massage and Zero Balancing over the years in Portland, Oregon, Santa...
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THIS IS MY BOX – REFLECTIONS ON WONDROUS CONTAINERS

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THIS IS MY BOX – REFLECTIONS ON WONDROUS CONTAINERS
Today is Christmas and millions of people will be opening boxes. And they will be looking inside these boxes with excitement. In a figurative sense I’ve begun to be as interested in “boxes” as in their contents. The box “contains” the present. It holds these treasures that we invest with feelings. They are, at their best, vessels for the love of our family members. As a child every year we watc...
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I Want to Help People: Prenatal or Pregnancy Massage

I Want to Help People: Prenatal or Pregnancy 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. Previously, we addressed how Cancer, Senior and Hospice Massage helps people. This article addresses how prenatal and postnatal massage ...
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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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