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For most massage therapists, the thought of helping another person is at the core of our work. However, when it comes to volunteering abroad, there are some very real considerations to undertake before you decide on how best to provide your professional services. Before you set out abroad, you'll want to do your research and ensure you are applying to a responsible and quality program.
Leaders chart a path for the future of massage therapy education.
By Kathryn Feather, Senior Associate Editor
Massage therapy education has proven to be a challenging landscape. Declining enrollments, school closures, federal aid money issues, varying hour requirements and differences in curriculum have fueled debates over the last several years. The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) and the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) recently joined forces to host the first Educational Congress, July 23-25 in Minneapolis to discuss solutions to the many challenges facing the massage therapy education today.
By Massage Therapy Foundation Contributors - MK Brennan MS, RN, ACM, LMBT; Jolie Haun PhD, EdS, LMT; April Neufeld, BS, LMT
This month's research review focuses on reducing anxiety for patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice recently published the article, "Anxiety reduction in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization following massage and guided imagery." Armstrong and colleagues published an insightful study in which they suggest massage therapy with or without guided imagery can reduce anxiety for patients preparing for this cardiac procedure.
By Cary Bayer
I recently came across a shocking statistic which indicated that 81% of massage clients polled said they would be more likely to refer family and friends of theirs to a licensed massage therapist who has a website than to one who doesn't have such a presence on the Internet. Well, if there's anything more compelling than that for massage therapists to get into the 21st century with regard to internet marketing, I haven't seen it.
By Ben Benjamin, PhD
This is the second of several articles focusing on situations where you might be tempted to give a client advice, but can do them a greater service by taking more of a coaching approach instead. In the first article from the August 2015 issue, I briefly summarized some potential risks of giving too much advice, as well as several guidelines for effective coaching communication in a massage therapy context: get permission for having the discussion; inquire and reflect more than you advocate; remain curious; and focus on solutions, rather than problems.
By Sharon Desjarlais, CC and Michele McGrew
Ask Tony Robbins and he'll tell you, we all crave certainty. He calls it one of the six needs encoded into our nervous system. We want to know before we start that relationship or launch that practice, that everything's going to turn out hunky dory.
By Kelley Pendleton, DC
To extrapolate from the above quote, patients love healthcare providers they can trust. One way to earn the trust of your patients is by practicing with authenticity. What does that mean, exactly? An authentic person is one who is genuine and truthful in their interactions; one whose words and actions are congruent.
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