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japanese orphans - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Watering the Seed and Watching it Grow

An Update to Nurturing Touch for Japanese Orphans

By Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT

In July 2012, I shared an article in Massage Today called "Planting the Seed: Nurturing Touch for Japanese Orphans," about the Liddle Kidz Foundation volunteer outreach in Japan after the devastating 2011 earthquake. In March 2011, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, tearing open the earth and unleashing a 23 foot high wall of water that erased the ground below, destroying everything in its path. Now almost four years later, there are many families homeless and recovering from...

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hypertension - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Reducing Hypertension with Massage Therapy

By Massage Therapy Foundation Contributor

Elevated blood pressure has often been called the "silent killer" due to the fact that one may never know that hypertension is a problem until a heart attack or stroke strikes. One in every three adults in...

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Random Apps of Kindness - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Random Apps of Kindness and 100 Days of Prizes

By Editorial Staff

The massage industry is filled with people who constantly give of themselves to help others achieve a healthy life. Massage Today would like to give you a chance to continue to make a difference in countless...

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metamorphosis - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Bringing Your Massage Therapy to the Level of Transformation
By Don McCann, MA, LMT, LMHC, CSETT

In this day and age, clients who are in pain are seeking rapid relief and rehabilitation long term. Many have turned to massage and unfortunately have not had the relief they are seeking. Sometimes, it's because the body just takes time to heal but unfortunately, more often than not, it's because the...

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massage - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Do No Harm, Do Some Good
By Ben Benjamin, PhD

It's a common misconception that physicians who take the Hippocratic Oath swear to "do no harm." Actually, they don't; this phrase appears in the context of a different work by Hippocrates where he first...

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retreats - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Top Five Tips for Creating Decadent Destination Retreats

By Sharon Desjarlais, CC and Michele McGrew

It was a cold December in 2009 when MaryFrances Barbisan, a registered nurse and massage therapist, escaped the frigid Canadian air with a last-minute getaway to Mexico. As she strolled along the sugar-white...

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Vacuum Therapy - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Enhancing Detoxification with Safe Vacuum Therapies

By Shannon Gilmartin, CMT, CMCE

The term detoxification can be interpreted many different ways, from substance abuse and foreign objects in the body to weight loss and "seasonal/regular cleansing." As professional massage therapists, our...

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