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By Debbie Roberts, LMT
The following is an example of a true story about one client's journey through treatment and how easy it can be to ignore valuable signs and information when something is out of balance and needs medical attention. We are always glad when a client has given us their trust and continues a long term relationship with us. We strive to maintain a good, solid, profitable aand reputable practice. Pose to yourself this question: do I keep an objective eye on each visit even after 5, 10, 15 or 20 years of the same client?
By Kathryn Feather, Senior Associate Editor
In March 2012, the Coalition of Natioanl Massage Therapy Organizations initiated the Entry-Level Analysis Project (ELAP) with the goals of "defining the knowledge and skill components of entry-level education and recommend the minimum number of hours schools schould teach to prepare graducates for safe and competent practice in the massage profession."
By Editorial Staff
Performance Health, primarily known in the massage world as the makers of Biofreeze, recently acquired Bon Vital, Inc., a wel-known manufacturer of topical products serving the massage and spa professions. "Bon Vital is recognized for its broad offering and commitment to superior quality and performance. Their investments in innovation, education and therapist support programs have resulted in a very strong and loyal customer base,"
By Stephanie Beck
Are you struggling to get more fans or followers? Or are looking for ways to simply connect with them? Or do you just want to know how to keep them engaged (comments, retweeting, liking and sharing)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will want to know more about this one little symbol: #. The # symbol, which I always lovingly referred to as a number or pound sign, has taken on new meaning in the last few years.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) refers to the very broad spectrum of health issues infants' encounter from their mother's alcohol use during pregnancy. FASD includes several different health diagnosis; fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorders (ARND), alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD), fetal alcohol effects (FAE), and partial fetal alcohol syndrome (PFAS).
By Jolie Haun, PhD, EdS, LMT, Ruth Werner, Immediate Past President MTF, Beth Barberree, RMT, BA, Massage Therapy Foundation Contributors
Effectively addressing the needs of patients with cancer requires a multi-faceted holistic approach in the clinical care and home setting. Innovative approaches to patient care integrate family members as informal caregivers, to help meet patients'; needs.
By Marie-Christine Lochot, LMT
For thousands of years our ancestors have developed systems explaining how subtle energies are organized, how they function and how to work with them for good health. What is subtle energy? It is an energy that cannot be measured. This is our life force. The Chinese call it Qi, the Japanese Ki, the Hindu Prana. Energy has power and intelligence; it connects all things in all dimensions.
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