Senior Massage – Not Just for Old People

by Mary Duval The seniors are coming – be prepared! The baby boomers started turning 65 in 2011. Every day since then more than 7000 baby boomers have reached 65 and this will continue until 2030, when all baby boomers are 65 or older. This is a growing population and even if you do not plan to work exclusively with this population, you will probably see more and more seniors coming into you...
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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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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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DNM = DERMONEUROMODULATION | WHY DNM?

By David Lauterstein Here’s a big word that boils down to something quite simple yet incredibly important. When we touch the body, the only thing we touch directly is the skin. Therefore the therapeutic opportunities given us by the skin are vast. Dermoneuromodulation is a new therapy succeeding dramatically due to the crucial role played by the skin in the structure and function of the whole p...
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TLC is honored to be bringing a world famous teacher to Austin next month – Nancy Dail

Nancy Dail is the author of Kinesiology for Manual Therapies. In 1974 she began her career combining acupuncture, massage and Aikido. She founded her school, one of the foremost in the U.S., the Downeast School of Massage, in Maine in 1981. Anytime you have the opportunity to learn from someone with 40 years of therapeutic experience and over 30 years as a teacher, it is a rare chance - one not...
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Structural Perspectives of the Head and Neck

by Nancy Dail  Picture a bowling ball balancing on a stick. This is similar to how the head, which weighs approximately 10-12 pounds, precariously perches on seven cervical vertebrae and disks and is supported only by a network of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The cervical vertebrae connect to the thoracic and lumbar spines, and the trunk lends its bulk to supply a base for the neck. The mus...
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The Four Top Reasons To Learn Zero Balancing

“If you love the body you must know the bone….” ~ R. Tillinghast   Add something really effective and new to your tool bag. To help people more and to retain clients better, you need to be enhancing your skills and supporting your inspiration. Learning new effective work refreshes, excites you more in your work and makes you a better, more valued therapist. With Zero Balancing you lea...
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Zero Balancing brings you back to center

by Tasha Snedaker The modality is like a tree that just got out of a wind storm and is now… still. It balances you like a pendulum, that, once it’s experienced the very edges of balance, and being unbalanced, it comes to center and… rests. This “center” enables the person to feel “lighter” and taller in their body. The person feels younger in their body with the weight of time appearing to ha...
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Insight into the Purpose of Giving Massage

by Joy Sablatura, LMT, MTI Last November, I studied with the Dalai Lama at his residence and temple in Dharamsala for three days, during my four-month sojourn to India. It was part of my ‘mid-life re-evaluation’ as I was questioning myself about my work, my life’s purpose and what I wanted to create for the second half of my life. When I first became a massage therapist about 16 years ago, i...
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