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Poll Results for the following Question:

How did you celebrate Massage Therapy (MT) Awareness Week?

Results:

Offered free/discounted treatments
14.5%
Offered free/discounted lectures or workshops
1.8%
Campaigned for a proclamation recognizing MT awareness week in my city or state
1.8%
Hosted an open house at my clinic/spa/etc.
1.8%
I did not celebrate MT awareness week
64.5%
Other
15.7%

Total Respondents: 166

Comments:

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I did not celebrate MT awareness week I missed this-when is massage therapy week because I would like to do something with it.
Thanks
Linda pannullo


Other So sorry, did not know!
Was it in Massage Today?.
Something I, missed.

Anonymous
I did not celebrate MT awareness week Im aware that there is Massage Therapy Awareness Week, but the dates were not clearly defined.

Anonymous
I did not celebrate MT awareness week I guess I didnt notice this event this year, sorry


I did not celebrate MT awareness week Even though I am a therapist was not aware that it was Massage Therapy Awareness Week...as I am sure most Americans also did not know. Where would I have seen this if I was not apart of the Massage Today info group? Therefore, where would the majority of people found out about it? We, therapists, are really poor in telling about what we do! This wonderful way of treating problems will remain in the dark until we, all therapists, open our mouths and make it happen.
Don M. Williams RMT, MI


Other 
I work another job during the day - I am a paralegal at a law firm. I volunteered my lunch hour everyday that week and gave 10-12 min. chair massages to anyone in the office that wanted one (we have 50 people in our office). Their payment for the massage was 2 non-perishable items which we subsequently donated to Safe Harbor - an organization for abused women and children.

I e-mailed ABMP (in a similar way as this) and they actually mentioned me in "Different Strokes". :)

Rita LeBlanc, CMT
Covington, Louisiana

Anonymous
Other Our Staff of Massage Therapist held a meeting. We concurred that we have been undercharging for our services and have decided to raise our rates by 15%. Several of our staff are former PT's, OT's and nurses. We agreed that inclusion in the medical market establishment, HMO's, PPO's and insurance industry given our personal experience, would negatively affect our future earning potential.

Anonymous
Other I ate Turkey.

Anonymous
Other 
Raised my rates and an ale mate!


Offered free/discounted treatments Both the offices I work at offered discounted services. The office manager at the smaller office had everything planned in advance and had been advertising in their newsletter. The second (larger) office would not have done anything if one of the therapists had not mentioned the upcoming event. The office manager at the larger office was embarrassed and noted it and several other events on the 2005 calendar so they wouldn't be caught off-guard again.


Offered free/discounted treatments The association that I founded Health and Fitness ICU worked with a local massage therapy school and provided over 300 free massages for the Northwest Detroit comminity.

Anonymous
I did not celebrate MT awareness week I did not know that it was MT awareness week. :(

Anonymous
I did not celebrate MT awareness week totally forgot about it! :-

Anonymous
Other Unfortunately, being new to massage (currently in school at CSMT in Chicago), I didn't know the week's importance. After reading a number of articles at MT.com over the last week or so has, I am so glad I finally listened to my inner voice and decided to go into massage. There's so much we can give with so little effort. So, although I missed out on this year, I won't miss out next year or the year after or...
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