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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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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What is Table Thai Massage?

by Robert Gardner Table Thai is something I developed after being unable to find facilities that allowed me do Thai massage on a mat. In most of Texas, massage is done on a table so the Thai massage I'd learned was difficult to use in various settings whether I worked in a spa or clinic setting. I knew Thai massage was more effective for common client complaints and saved my hands but how cou...
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Grad Chronicle: McKinley Taber

by McKinley Taber When I graduated high school I had no earthly idea what I wanted to do with my life but I knew I wanted to do something interesting. I am a social person who is very curious about people and their lives so when massage therapy came to mind I didn't hesitate. I signed up at TLC for the intensive program and had no idea how much it would change my life. Our class was somethin...
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Table Thai Massage

by Robert Gardner Table Thai is something I developed after being unable to find facilities that allowed me do Thai massage on a mat. In most of Texas, massage is done on a table so the Thai massage I'd learned was difficult to use in various settings whether I worked in a spa or clinic setting. I knew Thai massage was more effective for common client complaints and saved my hands but how could...
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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. Much like massage i...
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Ending the Energy Debate – Moving Forward with High Quality Education and Therapy

There have been many recent on-line discussions in our field about “energy” and the role it may or may not play in our work and education. Many people have noted regretfully that some of the discussions have given rise to divisiveness somewhat uncharacteristic in our field. Partly this may be a function of “social” media. When it comes to sorting out emotions, it is not a very effective medium. ...
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Massage CEU: Regulating Qi with Jin Shin Do

By Dr. Gayl Hubatch, OMD "Jin Shin Do" means "The Way of the Compassionate Spirit." Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® classes teach the use of gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release "armoring" or chronic tension and balance the "Qi" or energy. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress- and trauma- related problems. A unique...
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