How CranioSacral Therapy Activates the Listening Cure

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WHAT CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY AND MIKE TYSON ILLUMINATED FOR ME By David Lauterstein Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. – Mike Tyson This somewhat shocking quote from Mr. Tyson is nonetheless important to all of us, as individuals and as therapists.  Each person has a time they recall, sometimes just a moment, in which someone said something or we experienced something that al...
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Four Things to Develop In Your Massage Therapy Practice

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MASSAGE THERAPY IS A PRACTICE - NOT JUST A PROFESSION By David Lauterstein To do massage therapy genuinely, requires the cultivation of virtue. And to accomplish that requires some discipline and practice. Like yoga, fine arts, and meditation, massage works as a practice. These deeper practices have many things in common. Perhaps most important is that the practice not only works in the world, ...
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NEW! Advanced Program Information Kit

Are You Considering Advancing Your Career in Massage Therapy? Lauterstein-Conway Massage School is the only school in the Austin area that offers a 250-hour advanced massage training for licensed massage therapists: our Advanced Program for Clinical Massage and Bodywork. But what does that mean? While we already have a comprehensive outline of our advanced training, we just re-developed...
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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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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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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 STORY AND PRACTICE OF CHAIR MASSAGE IN AUSTIN

Crossing Paths with Chair Massage Lauterstein-Conway has been offering chair massage classes for decades, but before the mid-1980's, there was no chair massage. Originally chair massage utilized a very specific routine devised by David Palmer, the co-designer of the first massage chair and the kata, or system of individual training exercises, that he taught. Palmer’s method was based on acu...
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CORE MYOFASCIAL THERAPY CERTIFICATION

People used to think massage just facilitated circulation.  But there have been enormous advances in this field and in massage education.  Now some of greatest teachers are showing us that tension is released in the muscles and their connective tissues, by intelligent, science- informed touch and quality of contact – not by quantity of pressure or through circulatory work. Beginning with the gr...
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BODY MOBILIZATION TECHNIQUES

With BMT’s, movement is the message as well as the goal. By David Lauterstein BMT techniques attempt to unwind prohibiting tissue abnormalities which restrict joint movement – not only the end ranges of movement but the quality of joint motion as well. BMT uniquely combines movement, stretches and trigger point work. Adding this dynamic massage and movement approach to their work will give therap...
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Reflexology: Helping with Your Hands

by Marsha Walke, PhD, RN, LMT I have been teaching and giving massage and reflexology for 40 years now, I want to share some information and experiences to help you get a little acquainted with this form of helping with your hands. In 1977, I had just finished nursing school and loved giving my patients the evening back massage I had learned in school.  They went to sleep without pain meds o...
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