Peace is a Need, So is Work! Massage Combines Peace and Work.

Seth Godin writes a fantastic blog.  Every day he comes up with brilliant tips on life and work.  Here's his from today - "When is it due? Here's the schedule. Follow it. There's your in box. Empty it. When something is imminent, speed up. When you're off the deadline machine, take a breath and poke around a bit, explore, relax. Nonsense. The goal isn't to do work and hand it in ...
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Massage and Meditation: The Necessity of Beauty

Meditation and Massage allow us the “vacation” and “vocation” to be affected by and to affect the beauty which lies within each person.  Here is a wonderful passage excerpted from Thomas Moore’s book, Care of the Soul. “Beauty assists the soul in its own peculiar ways of being. For example, beauty is arresting. For the soul, it is important to be taken out of the rush of practical life for the ...
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Massage and the Joy of Standing!

Today we began a new class.  Something my Co-Director, John Conway, said at the orientation introduced an idea that I had never quite as precisely verbalized. He was beginning to guide the new students in an exchange of shoulder massages.  He was talking about what to do as we stood there, even before we put our hands on. He said that just as we get pleasure out of lying down, sometimes sitt...
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Self-care for Massage Therapists: You Know What To Do

By Jennifer Shaw, Austin Massage Therapist and Guest Blogger It happened. I managed to stuff a massage client in the empty hour between working at my “real job” and a volunteer event in the evening, and I was thinking about Christmas shopping. And I did it. I caught myself slouching mid-effleurage. My very sweet, very chatty client didn’t seem to notice, but I noticed. The other day, I caught...
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Burnout in your Massage Therapy Career

By Rainbough Phillips, LMT, Owner of Breath & Balance Bodyworks When you first get out of massage school the concept of “burnout” is almost unfathomable. How could anyone get “burnt out” of making other people feel better?! You have this miraculous and exciting new skill at your fingertips, not to mention an overflowing excitement and enthusiasm for your new profession. How could anything g...
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