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By Ralph Stephens, BS, LMT, NCTMB

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Learning the Right Way to Get Started in this Business
  July, 2014 (Vol. 14, Issue 07)
Understanding Stimulus Response by Engaging with Readers
  May, 2014 (Vol. 14, Issue 05)
Finding a Bridge to Somewhere
  April, 2014 (Vol. 14, Issue 04)
Is Hours and Hours of Education Really the Answer?
  February, 2014 (Vol. 14, Issue 02)
It's Time to Stop Chasing Rainbows
  November, 2013 (Vol. 13, Issue 11)
It's Time to Start Bursting the Education Bubbles
  July, 2013 (Vol. 13, Issue 07)
Encouraging a Call for Cure in the New Year
  February, 2013 (Vol. 13, Issue 02)
Where Did All the Graduates Go?
  November, 2012 (Vol. 12, Issue 11)
The ELAP Project vs. The Seven Deadly Sins of Massage Education
  August, 2012 (Vol. 12, Issue 08)
Moving Massage Therapy Toward a Brighter Future
  July, 2012 (Vol. 12, Issue 07)
Challenging Sacred Cows, Round Two
  February, 2012 (Vol. 12, Issue 02)
Do You Take Supplements? Kiss Them Goodbye
  January, 2012 (Vol. 12, Issue 01)
Challenging Sacred Cows
  November, 2011 (Vol. 11, Issue 11)
Stop the Music
  July, 2011 (Vol. 11, Issue 07)
Massage in Decline
  May, 2011 (Vol. 11, Issue 05)
Time for Change
  February, 2011 (Vol. 11, Issue 02)
The Ugly Quilt Grows
  November, 2010 (Vol. 10, Issue 11)
Falls to Remember
  September, 2010 (Vol. 10, Issue 09)
Marching Toward Therapeutic Irrelevance
  July, 2010 (Vol. 10, Issue 07)
The Corruptibility of Facts
  March, 2010 (Vol. 10, Issue 03)
Heart on the Bottom Line
  January, 2010 (Vol. 10, Issue 01)
Year-End Observations of Our Profession
  December, 2009 (Vol. 9, Issue 12)
Immorality Reigns
  September, 2009 (Vol. 9, Issue 09)
Upsetting the Health Care Pyramid
  July, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 07)
An Opportunity and a Double Cross
  May, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 05)
Health Care Reform and the Massage Profession
A Crisis Too Great to be Wasted
  March, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 03)
It's All in Your Mind
  January, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 01)
Economic Crisis: Be Aware, Get Prepared
  November, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 11)
Peak Politics
  September, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 09)
Suffering for Profit
  July, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 07)
Resistance Is Futile
  May, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 05)
Beware of the Backlash
  March, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 03)
A Pivotal Year in Massage Therapy
  January, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 01)
Why Not Health and Wellness
  November, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 11)
Help Grow a Pearl
  September, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 09)
Where Its Been, Where Its Going
  July, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 07)
Scope It Out
  May, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 05)
What Discipline?
  March, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 03)
Winter Wonderland
  January, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 01)
Let Them Eat Chemicals!
  November, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 11)
Interesting Times
  September, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 09)
Put Your Hands on Your Monitor, Part Two
  July, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 07)
Put Your Hands on Your Monitor – Part 1
  May, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 05)
Education – Where Does Advanced Begin?
  March, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 03)
It's About Health
  January, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 01)
The Shoe's On The Other Foot Now
  November, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 11)
Bad Dog and Good Dog Let Out
  September, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 09)
Spa Issues and a Request
  July, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 07)
Exciting Times
  May, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 05)
What Scope of Practice?
  March, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 03)
Medical Massage and More, Part II
  January, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 01)
Medical Massage and More, Part I
  November, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 11)
Of Cabbages and Kings
  September, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 09)
We've Made It!
  July, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 07)
Is It Time to Implement Levels of Education?
  May, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 05)
A Trade or Profession?
  March, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 03)
No Danger Here?
  November, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 11)
Privacy Doublespeak
  September, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 09)
Changing Focus
  July, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 07)
Why Sell Ourselves Short?
  June, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 06)
Healthy Dissent and Alignment
  April, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 04)
Of Parables and Other Things
  March, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 03)
It Won't Hurt for Long
  February, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 02)
Interesting Times
  January, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 01)
No Better Time Than Now
  December, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 12)
Giving Thanks
  November, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 11)
Pulling Up the Ladder
  October, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 10)
Beyond the Rub
  September, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 09)
Hey, Doctor Wanna-Be's
  August, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 08)
Massage Education Failing, Part V
  July, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 07)
Massage Education Failing, Part IV
  June, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 06)
Massage Education Failing, Part III
  May, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 05)
Massage Education Failing, Part II
  April, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 04)
Massage Education Failing
  March, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 03)
Protecting Freedom of Health Care
  February, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 02)
Hopeful Views and Empowering News
  January, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 01)
Why We Do What We Do
  December, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 12)
The Real Purpose of Insurance
  November, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 11)
Money and Ethics
  August, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 08)
Advice to Future Massage Therapists
  June, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 06)
Debunking Insurance Myths
  May, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 05)
We Are One! Let's Act Like It
  April, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 04)
Will Research Prove Our Point?
  February, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 02)
Work More for Less
  January, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 01)
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