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  Just the Facts: Opinion vs. Data in the Therapeutic Relationship  
By Ben Benjamin, PhD
In today's society, people experiencing pain or discomfort can look to countless different sources for help and advice. Often, when clients come to us, they've already received a lot of information from physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, or other practitioners — not to mention their friends, the Internet, and the evening news. Much of this information comes in the form of opinions, the personal viewpoints of specific individuals.
 
 
 
By Marie-Christine Lochot, LMT
In the last few months, I have been following some massage social media threads regarding massage and energy work. Some of those threads have heated discussions between Swedish massage therapists and practitioners who use energy work, solely or as a mix with massage.
  
By Eric Polgar and Stan Dawson, AFMTE Board of Directors
Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Blindly continuing to follow the current healthcare system is insane based on the mediocre outcomes and high costs of health care in the U.S. The current American health system does not actually create the health and wellness Americans deserve.
 
 
 
By Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT
Many practitioners believe the major difference in providing massage and touch therapy to children is to simply consider that the client is smaller in size, pressure should be lighter and to ask their parents. These are real considerations, but not the only differences in providing massage therapy for children and adult clients.
  
By Shellie Enteen, RA, BA, LMBT
The potential for the massage therapist to encounter a client in a stage of treatment for some form of cancer has grown in the last few decades. If you use essential oils in your massage practice, there are some things to consider.
 
 
 
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