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A Case Study
By Linda LePelley, RN, NMT
A 68-year-old client asked if there was anything I could do to help keep her from developing what she called, "Hound-Dog Eyes." She explained that her father had coined the name after suffering from ectropion in his final years. He had suffered not only discomfort, but had also been embarrassed by his appearance.
 
 
 
By Sharon Desjarlais, CC
Amy Lewis is a craniosacral therapist whose modality is deep and delicious, but difficult to describe. She was just putting the finishing touches on a new 6-month program that combined cranial work with holistic coaching when she got stuck and called me.
  
By Sharon Puszko, PhD, LMT
Let's be honest, when was the last time you heard someone say, "I got such a good night's sleep. I feel so energetic and refreshed"? In my opinion, we should not even need to tell each other we are tired. I believe we have reached the point where being tired is considered normal.
 
 
 
By Linda LePelley, RN, NMT
Around 2004-2005, I was excited to learn that Robert Schleip was organizing the International Fascia Research Conference and he was asking for relevant papers. He encouraged me to write up my theory regarding tissue density (TD) and its relationship to pain and dysfunction. An associate's degree in nursing had not prepared me to write an acceptable scientific paper, I didn't know what a PDF was, let alone how to send one. Looking back on what I submitted is a little embarrassing.
 
 
 
 
By Ralph Stephens, BS, LMT, NCTMB
Watching the news crawl on Good Morning America as I sat down to write this column, I see that the third leading cause of death in the U.S. is now officially being proclaimed as medical errors. Let's see..."medical"... wouldn't that be healthcare? So, the third leading cause of death is healthcare? Really? Somehow I never associated the two as being so equivalent.
  
By Chris Coslett
In last month's article, we summarized research illustrating that massage beneficially affects conditions that cut completely across the traditional boundaries of the health disciplines. We also defined the application of massage as a bottom-up healing discipline and the concept of a body-mind tiered stress system classification as a relevant new model.
 
 
 
The Touch of Kindness Fund for
Oncology Massage
By Tracy Walton, LMT, MS
Once you aim your life toward doing what you love, how do you both make a living and serve those in need who cannot afford your services? Megan Belanger, LMT, CLT, a specialist in oncology massage and manual lymph drainage who practices in Westborough Mass., created Touch of Kindness, a monetary fund available to anyone seeking oncology massage care. She hopes to inspire more therapists to find a way to pay it forward.
  
By Massage Therapy Foundation Contributors: Beth Barberree BA, RMT; April Neufeld, BS, LMT; Jolie Haun, PhD EdS LMT
Many complex medical conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, have little or weak empirical evidence to describe what constitutes an appropriate approach to care. This month, the Massage Therapy Foundation explores a clinical case report titled, "Concussion Treatment using Massage Techniques: A Case Study." The case study was conducted by Sylvia Burns, MEd, LMP and was published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in 2015.
 
 
 
Tips for Working with Young Athletes
By Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT
For children, summertime can be great fun and full of memories, while at the same time, providing a much needed break from their daily routine including late sleep-in mornings and lots of outdoor play. For children who participate in many physical activities, such as swimming, baseball and soccer, they may be perfect candidates to receive the many benefits of pediatric massage therapy.
Evaluating and Documenting Results
By Martha Brown Menard, PhD, LMT
Last month, we discussed the idea of using published research evidence as a means to inform clinical practice. In conjunction with the therapist's observations and experience, and in accord with the client's preferences and values, peer-reviewed journal articles are an important source of information available to the therapist when developing a treatment plan.
By Ben Benjamin, PhD
For children, summertime can be great fun and full of memories, while at the same time, providing a much needed break from their daily routine including late sleep-in mornings and lots of outdoor play. For children who participate in many physical activities, such as swimming, baseball and soccer, they may be perfect candidates to receive the many benefits of pediatric massage therapy.
By Nyssa Hanger, MA, LMT, RYT
One of the most common contributing factors to stress that I see in my massage practice is inadequate sleep. When our clients are not getting enough sleep, they are missing out on major recharging opportunities for their body and mind.
How a free massage can lead to thousands of dollars in revenue
By Daniel Ruscigno
When it comes to marketing your massage business, there are two types of investments: an investment of your money, or an investment of your time. An investment of your money is pretty straightforward, such as an advertisement in the community newspaper, mailing postcards to your neighbourhood with a special offer, and paying for an advertisement on Google or Facebook. Let's talk about an investment of your time in the form of a free massage. That is, you are going to give away a little bit of your time (to prove your value) and you'll get a lot in return.
 
 
 
 
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