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By Debbie Roberts, LMT
I think the most exciting part about being a massage therapist is when a client walks in with an out of the box dysfunction and, in this case, a leftover dysfunction providing us with a very unique learning environment. As clinicians, we go to work applying a few tweaks here and a few tweaks there, and in one hour or less they go skipping out of our office.
By Stephanie Beck
If you're social media is not producing the healthy results you expected, perhaps it is time for a social media adjustment. Amost 90% of the social media pages I see suffer from what I like to call social misalignments. The message just isn't connecting with the prospective audience or it is so bland that it has very little relevance.
By Gerry Pyves
If we ask our clients why they have really come for a massage, what we find is that there are really just six reasons. We do this, not by asking what their physical problems are, but by asking them what outcome they would like from the treatment? What would they like to feel at the end of the treatment when they walk out the treatment room?
Everyone has some TMJ imbalance which can lead to pain and dysfunction. This imbalance can be as minor as a slight shifting of the jaw when fully open, or as major as a full dislocation and inability to open the jaw more than ½ inch. The greater the imbalance in the temporal mandibular joint the greater the pain, dysfunction and degeneration.
Contributed by MK Brennan MS, RN, LMBT; Renee Stenbjorn, BS, MPA, LMT and Derek R. Austin, PT, DPT, MS, CMT, BCTMB, CSCS - Massage Therapy Foundation Contributors
As massage therapy continues to gain recognition as a valid treatment option, studies that focus on its use with special populations or in mainstream medicine centers are more readily available.
By Ann Catlin, LMT, NCTMB, OTR
There is growing awareness of the value of massage for people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. Anyone caring for someone with dementia is faced with the challenge of guiding the person who is confused or agitated, while at the same time assisting with personal care, mobility and other functional tasks.
By Ben Benjamin, PhD
All massage therapy experiences should be provided in a safe, comfortable and trusting environment. No one should ever do anything to your body that you have not given permission for. A therapist should never be sexual in any way with a client. That includes sexual touching, sexually explicit comments to or any sexual act whatsoever.
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