Meet TLC Massage Therapy Instructor: Natalie Meyersick

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The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School Alumni and Massage Therapy Instructor, Natalie Meyersick LMT, MTI, CCT, CMLDT, shares her enthusiasm for educating and inspiring the next group of future LMTs. When she’s not in the classroom, Natalie, runs her own private practice, Kinetic Temple Massage Therapy. She is also very passionate about and committed to lifelong learning. As a Massage Therapy In...
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To Understand Massage

We know that touch can be meaningful, just like music.  Yet can we say we “understand” touch, “understand” a massage?  It is similar to understanding music. Music and touch don’t have meanings like words do.  Perhaps both are rooted in the meaning of “gestures”, not in the definitions given in a dictionary.  Music is created by gestures made upon instruments and resulting “gestures” in sound – sim...
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Meet the Instructor: Brenda Bianchi BS, LMT, MTI

“I am excited to begin this journey with each of my new students.  The importance of touch will be critical as we recover from this time of social distancing.  I applaud the students for adapting to the current situation and for preparing to help the world to recover one massage at a time!” Soon after Brenda received her Massage Therapy License in 2011, she joined the TLC Team as a Teacher's ...
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Reflections on Hybrid Learning at TLC

Lauterstein and Conway teaching Online Massage Therapy
Online learning for massage therapy has unique challenges as well as, at this time, distinct advantages. What is learning, really? Learning is something done by the nervous system, particularly the brain. The brain sorts out information, memorizes it, and eventually gets creative with it. Learning also involves emotions. Ideally, we truly care about the things we are learning. We are also engag...
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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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outline of female massage therapist giving chair massage
Crossing Paths with Chair Massage Lauterstein-Conway has been offering chair massage in Austin 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 acupr...
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Dermoneuromodulation massage continuing education
DNM is a structured, interactive approach to manual therapy that considers the nervous system of the patient - from skin cell to sense of self. We keep learning more and more about the impact of touch. There are some new ways of understanding touch that are coming from something called “Dermoneuomodulating” – quite the tongue twister! (DNM for short). DNM arises from a deeper appreciation of t...
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How to Choose the Best Massage School for You: Location Matters

where you go to massage school matters
Leverage the Location of the Massage School You Choose for Your Best Shot at Success Beyond convenience, the one reason location matters when choosing the best massage school for you is leverage. When you choose a massage school with a good reputation in the city in which it is located, that reputation can be a springboard for your massage career. First, make a short list (it might be a lis...
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The more time you spend on the internet – with email, googling, facebook, snapchat – the more depressed you get. Many studies have shown that. So why are we still so “wired” in? The promise, the potential, of experiencing a sense of connection is often even more exciting and captivating than the actual connection! The reason behind that is built into our body and mind. Every time you anticipate...
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In Austin, we have a saying, “Keep Austin Weird.” I have always prided myself and our school for helping to keep Austin weird – since massage is still regarded as a little weird by some people. It still gets made fun of in movies, TV, cartoons, etc. Then I asked myself, “Well, what does being “weird” really mean?” I started by looking up the root meaning for the word. Here’s a summary of what t...
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