Massage Today News Update: April 24 2017

The New Human Organ

Is There Harm in Massage Therapy?
By Ralph Stephens, BS, LMT, NCBTMB
Ralph Stephens asks another thought provoking question, “What is the purpose of professional licensing?” He points out the popular key phrase, that many other professions across the country rely on to justify licensing, “To protect the public health, safety and welfare.” You be the judge...
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Essential Oils: Cause & Effect in Action
By Nyssa Hanger, MA, LMT, RYT
Has this happened to you? You are massaging one of your long-term clients; they have a calm and serene look on their face, eyes closed - the epitome of bliss. Your gaze drifts away as your hands continue working, performing their well-practiced actions to relieve sore, tired muscles. Suddenly, you sense a change, a resistance in the tissue.
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Lupus, the Wolf Disease
By Ruth Werner, LMP, NCTMB, Massage Therapy Foundation President
Do you know May is Lupus Awareness Month? Massage Today reached out to disease specialist, Ruth Werner, to touch on this complicated condition. One of the things that makes lupus so challenging is that it can attack against just about anything. Learn how to give your clients comfort when dealing with this awful disease.
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Make the HSA Work for You
By Daniel Ruscigno
If you have a client who has a Health Savings Account (HSA), they can use the funds from that account to pay for a massage, and it's tax-free. Get the "ins and outs" of this all-around beneficial tool.
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No Zoom Required: You Asked, We Listened
By Editorial Staff
The digital edition of Massage Today has been quite the noise-maker ... and not because of our "go-green" stance. After receiving several emails regarding the "zoom issue," we have made some changes. Find out what the new digital has to offer.
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Treatment Options for Pronator Teres Injuries
By Ben Benjamin, PhD
The pronator teres is larger than the supinator muscle and responsible for pronating the forearm (turning the hand palm-down). Learn how to assess pronator teres injuries, plus see treatment options through photographic examples.
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Long Thoracic Nerve Injuries in Sports (Part 2)
By Debbie Roberts, LMT
Get the conclusion on long thoracic nerve injuries in repetitive sports, with in-depth case findings from the expert on anatomy and injury.
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Their Pain, Your Business
By Virginia Cowen, LMT, PhD
Get involved in opioids ... at least in the solution to them. You have an opportunity to take an active role in eradicating this American dilemma. Learn how to collaborate with other health care providers to treat pain patients.
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Swedish Massage Begets ... Almost Everything
By Laura Allen
There are dozens of massage modalities, and new ones seem to crop up all the time. People take something they've learned, put their own spin on it, and give it a new name. However, many of these are adapted from good ol' Swedish massage.
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