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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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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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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Five Helpful Anatomy Apps for Massage Therapists (and Students)

Whether you are just starting as a massage student are are already a therapist, there is no reason to be overwhelmed by anatomy. Why? Because technology affords today's bodyworkers so many mobile resources. Here are some of our favorite anatomy apps for massage therapists and students, alike! Learn Muscles: Anatomy Quiz and Reference by RealBodywork This app is a reference, testing and ed...
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How to Choose the Best Massage School for You: 3 Signs Your Massage Curriculum Will Prepare You for a Successful Career

Massage School Curriculum
Unless you have interviewed a massage therapist about the foundational elements of their massage curriculum in depth, a massage school admissions pamphlet is not going to tell you whether their program will prepare you for a successful career in massage therapy. For this reason, it is important to analyze a massage school’s curricula before enrolling to determine whether you will graduate with...
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So You’re Thinking About Becoming a Massage Therapist?

Massage Therapist
If you’re thinking about becoming a massage therapist, you’re living in one of the best times in history for it. Working in the massage industry can be a rewarding and beneficial job for those who can call themselves licensed massage therapists. But if you're not sure you’d make a good massage therapist, consider the following: You Might Make a Good Massage Therapist If... You Like People ...
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THE LOW BACK AND THE ERECTOR SPINAE

Re-root the back! The back does so much for us – helping us stand, twist, turn, bend forward and back.  It’s no surprise the back requires a complicated interweaving and interaction of many muscles.  One of the main groups is called the erector spinae. I never understood the erector spinae until I saw a lovely illustration in Carmine Clemente’s “Regional Atlas of Human Anatomy”. This realist...
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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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How to Celebrate Healthy Holidays: Sound Advice for LMTs and Clients Alike

by: Jennifer Bonessi Even if you don’t celebrate a holiday in December, holiday stress affects us all - every store is packed and our fellow humans are frantic. The frenetic energy is consuming. And yet, the season calls us all to jolly and bright. It’s also flu season. So now, more than ever, whether you are a fellow massage therapist or one of our clients on the table, it is importa...
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