Meet TLC Massage Therapy Instructor: Natalie Meyersick

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The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School Alumni and Massage Therapy Instructor, Natalie Meyersick LMT, MTI, CCT, CMLDT, shares her enthusiasm for educating and inspiring the next group of future LMTs. When she’s not in the classroom, Natalie, runs her own private practice, Kinetic Temple Massage Therapy. She is also very passionate about and committed to lifelong learning. As ...
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YOUR FEET, A “LUCKY #7,” AND ALL THE INTRINSIC MUSCLES

Heel & Sole - Heal & Soul
The feet are the foundation for our whole body and for our whole life! It is surprising that, nonetheless, most massage therapists do not know the muscles of the feet in detail! Every therapist needs a thorough knowledge of all the muscles of the feet and techniques to address them. This class will give you that knowledge and amplify your skills. When you take this Sunday class...
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To Understand Massage

We know that touch can be meaningful, just like music.  Yet can we say we “understand” touch, “understand” a massage?  It is similar to understanding music. Music and touch don’t have meanings like words do.  Perhaps both are rooted in the meaning of “gestures”, not in the definitions given in a dictionary.  Music is created by gestures made upon instruments and resulting “gest...
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Meet the Instructor: Brenda Bianchi BS, LMT, MTI

“I am excited to begin this journey with each of my new students.  The importance of touch will be critical as we recover from this time of social distancing.  I applaud the students for adapting to the current situation and for preparing to help the world to recover one massage at a time!” Soon after Brenda received her Massage Therapy License in 2011, she joined the TLC ...
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Hydrotherapy – You Are Mostly Water!

hydrotherapy
When we think of massage we visualize moving our hands over the skin.  But is it really just skin and muscles that we are working on? At TLC our unique approach to hydrotherapy recognizes something that we sometimes overlook.  60% of the human body is water!  64% of the skin is water!! (Interestingly about 71% of the earth is covered by water!)  In any case then, when you’re d...
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Reflections on Hybrid Learning at TLC

Lauterstein and Conway teaching Online Massage Therapy
Online learning for massage therapy has unique challenges as well as, at this time, distinct advantages. What is learning, really? Learning is something done by the nervous system, particularly the brain. The brain sorts out information, memorizes it, and eventually gets creative with it. Learning also involves emotions. Ideally, we truly care about the things we are learnin...
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What You Need to Know About Orthopedic Massage Certification

How Orthopedic Massage Can Support Your Massage Practice Even licensed massage therapists need additional advanced trainings like a Orthopedic Massage certification to deepen their massage practices. Exploration in modalities like orthopedic massage therapy allows student-therapists to practice assessment and evaluation, critical tools in understanding a client’s problem - ...
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Zero Balancing and Your Bones’ Role in Deep Health

By David Lauterstein The nature of bone is miraculous. First, it is alive and responsive. That is contrary to most people’s imaginations because we usually see only the bones of dead animals, or static pictures in books, or empty skulls used as Halloween imagery etc. Most people have, as a result, a visualization of bones as static, unliving things. However, in reality th...
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Muscle-specific Deep Tissue Massage: The Sacro-Iliac Joint

What a fascinating world that of the sacro-iliac is! By David Lauterstein The SI Joint is the transitional joint from the axial to the appendicular system. On a deeper level, the axial system is, in a sense, who we are and the appendicular can be viewed as how we interact with the world around us. So the sacroiliac joint (SI) emobodies the interface of our being and our doi...
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