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: 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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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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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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How to Choose the Best Massage School for You: Location Matters

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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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MASSAGE – IS IT A REALLY WEIRD PROFESSION?

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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How to Choose the Best Massage School for You: The Importance of a Sustainable Class Schedule

When trying to determine which is the best massage school for you, one of the most important aspects to consider is the massage class schedule or schedules available to you. Because massage school is not only based on intellectual learning but also practical application, your brain power is just as important to your success as a massage school student as the physical energy you bring to cl...
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How to Choose the Best Massage School for You: 4 Ways to Evaluate Massage School Culture and Values

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Professional massage therapy draws all types of individuals, and as a result, the culture and values of individual massage schools are usually very different from one another. So how do you choose the best massage school for you? It is important to evaluate a massage school’s culture carefully before enrolling to discern what it values. Here’s how: 1. Do All the Things Do all the things th...
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Diary of a Massage Therapist: Then and Now

by Jennifer (Shaw) Bonnesi I’m ten years into my massage career, and with each year that passes, and as my massage practice deepens, I am increasingly glad I got my massage certification. (Fellow, seasoned massage therapist, can I get an amen?) If you are in the early stages of your career or just beginning to research the massage certification process, I hope the following encourages you. ...
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Orthopedic Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Injuries and Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Work for the Shoulder Girdle and Paraspinals

Orthopedic Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Injuries and Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Work for the Shoulder Girdle and Paraspinals by Brian Utting Orthopedic healthcare practitioners often do an excellent job of locating and treating the exact site of an injury or lesion. However, in some cases, they don’t take a more global, holistic view of the whole human being, and fail to see the num...
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