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myofascial dysfunction - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Earning Respect Through Research

By Debbie Roberts, LMT

I was very fortunate and grateful for a recent case that earned the respect and referral of an orthopedic surgeon. This was done by doing the appropriate assessments, documentation, research and a written report. He truly was thankful for my comprehensive written report and the picture I had included, which was a faulty alignment posterior view from the book Muscles Testing and Function, Third Edition by Florence Peterson Kendall, PT and Elizabeth Kendal McCreary.

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Evaluating the Use of Gas Discharge Visualization to Measure Massage Therapy Outcomes

By Massage Therapy Foundation Contributor

Massage therapy outcomes research is commonly conducted on individual systems of the body, such as the nervous, immune and cardiovascular systems. However, therapists often observe and report an observable...

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couple - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Humanize Your Content to Create Stronger Relationships

By Stephanie Beck

Content marketing is about building relationships, whether that is through updates on social media, offers on your website, blog posts, email campaigns, or even printed material. Now days a business needs to...

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anxiety - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark A Bridge to Reducing Chronic Anxiety and Panic Attacks
By Dale G. Alexander, LMT, MA, PhD

One of the most important "aha's" in my career was developing an understanding of the paradoxical breathing reflex and discovering that re-calibrating this reflex was an effective therapeutic bridge for reducing the severity and frequency of chronic anxiety and panic attacks.

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vote - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Electile Dysfunction: Setting a Dangerous Precedent
By Ralph Stephens, BS, LMT, NCTMB

With the 2016 Presidential campaigns sucking up all available bandwidth in the media, there were two recent elections in the massage therapy field that passed under the radar that raise deep concerns about...

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golfer's elbow - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Assessing and Treating Golfer's Elbow

By Ben Benjamin, PhD

The term golfer's elbow is a bit misleading, because golfers are only a small segment of the population that suffer from this injury. The muscle-tendon unit involved in this injury is the flexor carpi radialis,...

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Massage Specialization as a Marketing Tool: Focus on the Client

By Michelle Burns, BSRN, BSAlt.Med., LMT, BCMT

One message frequently given to massage therapists is to "find your niche." For so many therapists, this can be one of the biggest challenges — defining their preferred target market. And often, massage...

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