Are You Considering a Career Change? Consider Massage.

Superb writing from Keith Eric Grant, reprinted here with the author's permission, that discusses some of the many advantages and benefits of a career in massage therapy. Originally published in Massage Today, October, 2001, Vol. 01, Issue 10. -David Lauterstein The Life It Brings By Keith Eric Grant, PhD, NCTMB "Human beings live in bodies and they live in language. When I work with someone,...
Read More

Grad Stories: Every Day is a Learning Day

A Letter From a Massage School Alum, Cassandra De Anda I am excited and proud to say that I am a Lauterstein-Conway Massage School alumni. I graduated in July of 2016. At the time I was attending massage school I was also finishing my Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training at Texas State University. As my two graduations approached I started thinking of possible job position that I thought wo...
Read More

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...
Read More

Massage Careers: Work For Yourself

You Can Work for Yourself as a Self-Employed Massage Therapist Have you ever wanted to work for yourself? Be your own boss? Make your own work schedule? One of the benefits of a career in massage therapy is sheer number and variety of opportunities you have perform bodywork. Some licensed massage therapists (LMTs) choose to specialize over the lifetime of their careers and some have a practice...
Read More

Three Reasons Yogis Make Successful Massage Therapists

Whether You Want to Impact Your Personal Practice on the Mat or Your Career, Yogis Make Natural Massage Therapists Yoga enthusiasts make successful massage therapists for several reasons - most of which relate to the yogi’s experience with body awareness. Body awareness is the understanding of where one’s body is in space, and it is largely influenced by sensory information that results from t...
Read More

KNOWLEDGE IS THERAPEUTIC!

Do You Feel Like You're Chasing Your Client's Problems? When I first began working as a therapist, I really enjoyed doing my sessions. Soon however, I found people asking me about their injuries and pains and I felt I didn’t know enough to assess exactly what the problems were and what was causing them. I did know therapists – particularly Rolfers and clinical massage therapists – who had much mo...
Read More

Financial Aid Resources: What You Should Know Before You Take on Student Loans

Financial aid has helped thousands and thousands of student-hopefuls just like you achieve their academic dreams and go on to successful careers.But if you've listened to the news for even one minute, you know that many of those students are burdened by their student loans well into their working years. Student Loans are Still Loans If you're concerned about how to pay for school a...
Read More

Massage Careers: Spa & Resort Massage Therapist

One of the benefits of a career in massage therapy is the number and variety of opportunities you have perform bodywork. Some licensed massage therapists (LMTs) choose to specialize over the lifetime of their careers and some have a practice that ranges in every way possible. In this series we will discuss the range of environments, specifically, in which you can practice massage therapy. The p...
Read More

Massage Therapy Careers: Franchise Massage Therapist

One of the benefits of a career in massage therapy is the number and variety of opportunities you have to perform bodywork. Some licensed massage therapists (LMTs) choose to specialize over the lifetime of their careers and some have a practice that ranges in every way possible. This series discusses the range of environments, specifically, in which you can practice massage therapy. Going ...
Read More

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...
Read More