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  Compassion and Compassion Fatigue: Balancing Your Emotions in the Treatment Room  
By Tracy Walton, LMT, MS
I entered massage therapy to serve others, and oncology massage therapy because of how deeply that service affected me. In general, massage therapists enter the profession because we care: about people as a whole and in particular about their health and well-being. But, could caring end up hurting or draining us?
 
 
 
By Debbie Roberts, LMT
You know sometimes the simplest things are the most powerful. When I was going to school, I was lucky enough to have Michael Shea as one of my instructors. I was frustrated one day at school because they didn't seem to be addressing the physical therapy type of massage therapy I had wanted to learn.
  
By Daniel Ruscigno
Pinterest is a very popular, but often under-utilized, social media platform where people can bookmark, or "pin," fun and interesting things from all across the internet. You can think of it like a virtual bulletin board, where you can post your favorite things to come back to later and to share with other people.
 
 
 
By Sharon Puszko, PhD, LMT
I have been working with people with various health challenges from the importance of playing games to Alzheimer's Disease, and from tai chi to the benefits of sleep, for more than 30 years. A colleague of mine, Lynda Solien-Wolfe, is the Vice President of Massage and Spa at Performance Health and has been a practicing massage therapist since 1993.
  
By William F. Burton Jr., LMT, CMCE
Starting out as a tadpole of a therapist quite some time ago, during a typical massage session my main focus was (of course) the muscle, period. Pressing the time capsule fast forward button, we now know that to achieve a more positive therapeutic effect, we must look at the body both structurally and functionally. No other soft tissue of the body influences structure and functionality and dominates the body more than fascia.
 
 
 
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