HISTORY MATTERS

The Often Overlooked Importance of the Intake Process By David Lauterstein It has become commonplace that massage employers, for the most part, do not allow sufficient time for their therapists to “take a history”. I think this is horrible. It effectively prevents the therapist from being a healthcare professional. You cannot understand a client’s problem without having time to understan...
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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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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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STEP FULLY INTO YOUR NEW LIFE AND NEW YEAR

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao-Tzu How many steps, how many thousands of miles did you travel last year? How many thousands of steps and miles we will take in the next year? How can you make this journey more full of life, goodness, beauty, and excitement? The single step we begin with is the MOST important one because without it the journey doesn’t even sta...
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I See Magic Happen Everyday

By Mark Dauenhauer As the Education Director for The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School I meet and interact with between 200-300 students per year. I’m with them for their very first class and periodically teach certain classes as they move through our program, so I get to see the maturation of the students as a group and for most on a one on one level as well. One of the things that I get to se...
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Grad Chronicle: McKinley Taber

by McKinley Taber When I graduated high school I had no earthly idea what I wanted to do with my life but I knew I wanted to do something interesting. I am a social person who is very curious about people and their lives so when massage therapy came to mind I didn't hesitate. I signed up at TLC for the intensive program and had no idea how much it would change my life. Our class was somethin...
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Meet Our Teachers: Jason Hammond

The teachers at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School have skill, experience, and a true passion for Massage Therapy. Let’s take a moment to get to know one of the 500 hour program instructors. Q&A with Jason Hammond Q: When did you start your career in Massage Therapy? A: I began working in 2008 at a massage franchise in North Austin. Q: Why did you decide to become a Massage Thera...
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6 Signs You Should be a Massage Therapist

  1. 9 to 5 job just isn’t for you You like a flexible work schedule where you can choose your hours. Massage therapy is the perfect fit – you can work as little or as much as you want at the hours you choose. You won’t be sitting at a desk all day – you will be working with people, helping them to feel better.   2. You like working with your hands Massage therapy is a career ...
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5 Reasons the Saturday Only class is great!

You have more time between classes to absorb information. The Saturday Only class meets just one day a week. This means students have more time to not only absorb the theoretical parts of the curriculum, but they have more time to practice and develop their hands-on skills as well! You can keep your job and go to school! By having class only one day a week, Saturday, you can keep your f...
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New Year, New Career

Welcome to 2015. This is going to be the year you find a career that give you both passion and success! We say it year after year, hoping the right career will just pop up and snatch us from our current situation. Maybe you hate your 9 to 5 hours or sitting at a computer all day or feeling like you haven’t done any good in the world. Now is the time for you to actually do something about it. ...
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