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In the fall of 2016, Jen Justiniano was feeling anxious about an impending hurricane. She turned to rock painting as a relaxation technique and creative outlet, posting photos of her colorful creations on social media. Now she manages a Facebook group of more than 36,000 people who paint rocks and hide them around Brevard County,

Choose Happiness In Your Career

In the fall of 2016, Jen Justiniano was feeling anxious about an impending hurricane. She turned to rock painting as a relaxation technique and creative outlet, posting photos of her colorful creations on social media. Now she manages a Facebook group of more than 36,000 people who paint rocks and hide them around Brevard County,

Online education provides convenient, affordable access to a wide array of topics, ranging from two-hour ethics courses to more than 150-hour modality trainings. Many people take online courses to keep up with their required continuing education (CE) requirements, while others take courses because they want to learn about specific topics, regardless of how much credit

Why an Online CE Course May Beat A Traditional Course

Online education provides convenient, affordable access to a wide array of topics, ranging from two-hour ethics courses to more than 150-hour modality trainings. Many people take online courses to keep up with their required continuing education (CE) requirements, while others take courses because they want to learn about specific topics, regardless of how much credit

This is one of the most important questions a new massage school graduate will ask: Should I get a job as an employee or open my own massage practice? I have gone from employee to business owner back to employee, and now I am running my own business once again. With this around-the-block perspective, I

Private Practice or Employment—Which is Best for You?

This is one of the most important questions a new massage school graduate will ask: Should I get a job as an employee or open my own massage practice? I have gone from employee to business owner back to employee, and now I am running my own business once again. With this around-the-block perspective, I

Fee structures vary greatly depending on the type of work you do and where you are located. Setting an appropriate fee structure is necessary in any business. In this article we’ll explore four strategies for setting your massage rates. Setting your fees is an important step in launching a massage practice. Choose one of these

Do You Know How to Set the Best Massage Rates For Your Services? (You Need To)

Fee structures vary greatly depending on the type of work you do and where you are located. Setting an appropriate fee structure is necessary in any business. In this article we’ll explore four strategies for setting your massage rates. Setting your fees is an important step in launching a massage practice. Choose one of these

There are many paths to developing inner leadership. I shared with you the power of proper mindset. You can change your life by changing your thoughts. This article invites you to explore the cost of fear and the gift of faith. The Cost of Fear Anyone who has a dream knows fear. You entered massage

Be Empowered As a Brand-New Massage Therapist, Part IV

There are many paths to developing inner leadership. I shared with you the power of proper mindset. You can change your life by changing your thoughts. This article invites you to explore the cost of fear and the gift of faith. The Cost of Fear Anyone who has a dream knows fear. You entered massage

Massage therapists are in a unique position to provide adjunct client care through product sales. Retailing helps therapists increase their income and provides clients with products to extend the treatment benefits to home. It offers convenience for clients, and that alone can reduce their stress. Yet, many therapists are reluctant to offer retail products for

If You Aren’t Offering Retail Products, You’re Not Doing Your Best for Clients

Massage therapists are in a unique position to provide adjunct client care through product sales. Retailing helps therapists increase their income and provides clients with products to extend the treatment benefits to home. It offers convenience for clients, and that alone can reduce their stress. Yet, many therapists are reluctant to offer retail products for

You have made the commitment to a career in massage therapy, and as the end of school nears a new hurdle is on the horizon: studying for and passing your state licensing exam. Until you clear that hurdle, your career in massage is just a dream. But you are not alone. For more than 32

Licensing Exam Study Tool Helps Make Your Dream a Reality

You have made the commitment to a career in massage therapy, and as the end of school nears a new hurdle is on the horizon: studying for and passing your state licensing exam. Until you clear that hurdle, your career in massage is just a dream. But you are not alone. For more than 32

An increasing number of people are interested in going green—living their lives in an environmentally friendly way. Consumers are becoming more aware of their environmental impact and are seeking out businesses with environmentally sound practices and products. It's important to understand the impact your practice has on the environment and what you can do as

Going Green: Make Your Massage Practice Earth-Friendly

An increasing number of people are interested in going green—living their lives in an environmentally friendly way. Consumers are becoming more aware of their environmental impact and are seeking out businesses with environmentally sound practices and products. It's important to understand the impact your practice has on the environment and what you can do as

The journey inward is essential to our success as practitioners. Inner leadership in its truest form is a desire for growth & freedom. It is the freedom to express one’s self from the deepest core that dances in every fiber of our being. It is an inner urge to truly understand ourselves and the invisible

Be Empowered As a Brand-New Massage Therapist, Part III

The journey inward is essential to our success as practitioners. Inner leadership in its truest form is a desire for growth & freedom. It is the freedom to express one’s self from the deepest core that dances in every fiber of our being. It is an inner urge to truly understand ourselves and the invisible

The cost of school or launching a practice may seem challenging. This is why several massage organizations sponsor grants, giveaways and scholarships to support future massage therapists. Here is a roundup of assistance available in 2018: Organization Grant Massage Therapy Foundation Research GrantsThese grants of up to $30,000 are awarded to support research studies investigating

Massage Student Scholarships and Grants for 2018

The cost of school or launching a practice may seem challenging. This is why several massage organizations sponsor grants, giveaways and scholarships to support future massage therapists. Here is a roundup of assistance available in 2018: Organization Grant Massage Therapy Foundation Research GrantsThese grants of up to $30,000 are awarded to support research studies investigating

So You Want to be a Massage Therapist?

You've made a decision to embark upon a new career, and now the time has come to determine what school will be the right choice. What do you need to be aware of when considering a school for massage training? As the former owner of a massage school, program director and curriculum writer for several

So You Want to be a Massage Therapist?

You've made a decision to embark upon a new career, and now the time has come to determine what school will be the right choice. What do you need to be aware of when considering a school for massage training? As the former owner of a massage school, program director and curriculum writer for several

One of the first things you should do as a new massage practitioner is purchase liability insurance. Many massage therapists are required—by their state governing board, employer or landlord—to possess liability insurance in order to practice. This insurance is a form of risk management that ensures you are relieved from the financial responsibility of a

The Most Overlooked Tool for Your Massage Practice

One of the first things you should do as a new massage practitioner is purchase liability insurance. Many massage therapists are required—by their state governing board, employer or landlord—to possess liability insurance in order to practice. This insurance is a form of risk management that ensures you are relieved from the financial responsibility of a

The path to inner leadership arises from rich and abundant soil. There are many paths to developing inner leadership. In Part I of this series, I shared with you the importance of setting goals and following your deepest calling that leads you toward your purpose, or your individual path. This month’s topic is the path

Be Empowered As a Brand-New Massage Therapist, Part II

The path to inner leadership arises from rich and abundant soil. There are many paths to developing inner leadership. In Part I of this series, I shared with you the importance of setting goals and following your deepest calling that leads you toward your purpose, or your individual path. This month’s topic is the path

Inner leadership involves a yearning to break through self-imposed limitations to serve the world from your best self and to make a meaningful contribution. It is also the experience of discovering the resources you carry within. In this article, I will share some of the ideal conditions of both the path and the practice of

How I Learned to Love Myself—and My Practice

Inner leadership involves a yearning to break through self-imposed limitations to serve the world from your best self and to make a meaningful contribution. It is also the experience of discovering the resources you carry within. In this article, I will share some of the ideal conditions of both the path and the practice of

Imagine the feeling clients have when they first arrive for their massage and how that is created. The friendly face that greets them at the door, the aroma that surrounds them as they enter the room, the choice of decorative and paint colors, furniture and lighting—all of these, together, tell a story of the senses.

You Have 7 Seconds to Create a Great First Impression

Imagine the feeling clients have when they first arrive for their massage and how that is created. The friendly face that greets them at the door, the aroma that surrounds them as they enter the room, the choice of decorative and paint colors, furniture and lighting—all of these, together, tell a story of the senses.

DALLAS, Texas – January 18, 2018 – The Massage Therapy Schools Information Institute (MTSI) is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for its 2018 Massage Therapy Schools Scholarship Award.  Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  Scholarship applicants must submit an essay via email on one of the provided topics.  The application deadline for

Massage Therapy Schools Institute Announces Massage Student Scholarship Competition

DALLAS, Texas – January 18, 2018 – The Massage Therapy Schools Information Institute (MTSI) is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for its 2018 Massage Therapy Schools Scholarship Award.  Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  Scholarship applicants must submit an essay via email on one of the provided topics.  The application deadline for

You have mastered key massage techniques, passed your exam, earned your license, and you already may be employed in the field. But as a new massage therapist, your work is not done; in fact, it never is. The most successful massage therapists have a passion for lifelong learning, striving to master a new technique or

Go From Massage Student to Employee of the Year with These 5 Steps

You have mastered key massage techniques, passed your exam, earned your license, and you already may be employed in the field. But as a new massage therapist, your work is not done; in fact, it never is. The most successful massage therapists have a passion for lifelong learning, striving to master a new technique or

(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.— January 11) — The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards has announced upcoming changes to Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) content. MBLEx content has undergone recent analysis and revision in accordance with the findings of the 2017 Job Task Analysis Survey. The changes suggested by the profession will be incorporated into

FSMTB Announces Upcoming Changes to MBLEx Content

(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.— January 11) — The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards has announced upcoming changes to Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) content. MBLEx content has undergone recent analysis and revision in accordance with the findings of the 2017 Job Task Analysis Survey. The changes suggested by the profession will be incorporated into

Empower your inner leader. Trust your magnificence and watch your dreams come true. A clear decision combined with taking action is the first step on your path to inner leadership. Leading from within is learning to become still, to listen, to exercise faith and to surrender into your joyful knowing. This will move you in

Be Empowered As a Brand-New Massage Therapist, Part I

Empower your inner leader. Trust your magnificence and watch your dreams come true. A clear decision combined with taking action is the first step on your path to inner leadership. Leading from within is learning to become still, to listen, to exercise faith and to surrender into your joyful knowing. This will move you in

Massage schools do a great job of teaching hands-on skills, but many massage school graduates enter this field not understanding how to run a business and how to get clients on their table. From marketing to booking sessions to projecting the confidence needed of a solo entrepreneur, solid business skills and attitudes are vital to

Massage School Graduates—You Can Get Clients On The Table!

Massage schools do a great job of teaching hands-on skills, but many massage school graduates enter this field not understanding how to run a business and how to get clients on their table. From marketing to booking sessions to projecting the confidence needed of a solo entrepreneur, solid business skills and attitudes are vital to

The peak summer vacation season is in full swing, and with it comes the dilemma small business owners have been facing since the beginning of the Industrial Age. On the one side, research has shown the therapeutic value of taking time off to clear your head and recharge your batteries. On the other side, though,

Make Vacation Communication a Day at the Beach

The peak summer vacation season is in full swing, and with it comes the dilemma small business owners have been facing since the beginning of the Industrial Age. On the one side, research has shown the therapeutic value of taking time off to clear your head and recharge your batteries. On the other side, though,

While many future massage therapists are looking to get out of the corporate ideology and work environment, the old corporate adage is true for going back to school, "Failure to plan is planning to fail." This article will incorporate many different strategies and ideas designed to help the busy adult learner achieve academic success.  

Forget Cramming! Test Preparation That Really Works [Part 4 of a Series]

While many future massage therapists are looking to get out of the corporate ideology and work environment, the old corporate adage is true for going back to school, "Failure to plan is planning to fail." This article will incorporate many different strategies and ideas designed to help the busy adult learner achieve academic success.  

For massage students and practicing massage therapists, a proper self-care routine should also include maintaining a nutritious diet. Incorporating healthier foods into your diet can leader to a healthier you—and a healthy body can allow you to practice massage for many years and keep you from having to cancel client appointments. A nutritious diet can

If You Want Healthy Vision, Load Up on These 5 Foods

For massage students and practicing massage therapists, a proper self-care routine should also include maintaining a nutritious diet. Incorporating healthier foods into your diet can leader to a healthier you—and a healthy body can allow you to practice massage for many years and keep you from having to cancel client appointments. A nutritious diet can

Do students spend too much time trying to remember materials by using fancy study systems? Do students spend too much time rereading and reviewing materials? Are students more concerned about how to get information into memory than how to retrieve that information? Research may indicate that the answer to all these questions is yes, and

How Do You Learn Best? Compare These 2 Strategies

Do students spend too much time trying to remember materials by using fancy study systems? Do students spend too much time rereading and reviewing materials? Are students more concerned about how to get information into memory than how to retrieve that information? Research may indicate that the answer to all these questions is yes, and

Medical massage is a term often heard in the massage profession. Medical massage, as directed by a physician, can include providing massage or bodywork, such as lymphatic drainage, to address medical conditions, such as lymphedema. Swedish massage is sometimes indicated for relaxation and pain relief. For the purposes of this article, we will discuss the

How a Medical Massage Specialty Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Medical massage is a term often heard in the massage profession. Medical massage, as directed by a physician, can include providing massage or bodywork, such as lymphatic drainage, to address medical conditions, such as lymphedema. Swedish massage is sometimes indicated for relaxation and pain relief. For the purposes of this article, we will discuss the

A few days ago, a massage student asked me a question I get asked every time I teach a class: "Why do we have to know this?" To be fair, the student in question asked it in an unexpected manner: "Will understanding the difference between endochondral and intramembranous ossification really make me a better massage

Anatomy and Geology: The Massage Connection

A few days ago, a massage student asked me a question I get asked every time I teach a class: "Why do we have to know this?" To be fair, the student in question asked it in an unexpected manner: "Will understanding the difference between endochondral and intramembranous ossification really make me a better massage

Oz Was No Wizard at Customer Service

In The Wizard of Oz, the title character is beloved and revered by all the people in that magical land over the rainbow. Yet when you look at it from a small business/customer service perspective, it's really hard to understand why. In fact, the "great and powerful Oz" is probably one of the best examples

Oz Was No Wizard at Customer Service

In The Wizard of Oz, the title character is beloved and revered by all the people in that magical land over the rainbow. Yet when you look at it from a small business/customer service perspective, it's really hard to understand why. In fact, the "great and powerful Oz" is probably one of the best examples

2017 Successful Hands Grant Program™ to Award over $15,000 in Grants and Product Prizes to Massage Therapy Students

The Successful Hands Grant Program™ supports massage therapy students and their schools. In 2017, program sponsors Biofreeze®, Massage Envy® and Bon Vital® will award eight $1,000 grants to massage therapy students. In addition, each winner’s school will receive a $500 grant and a $500 product package. Since its inception in 2014, this grant program has

2017 Successful Hands Grant Program™ to Award over $15,000 in Grants and Product Prizes to Massage Therapy Students

The Successful Hands Grant Program™ supports massage therapy students and their schools. In 2017, program sponsors Biofreeze®, Massage Envy® and Bon Vital® will award eight $1,000 grants to massage therapy students. In addition, each winner’s school will receive a $500 grant and a $500 product package. Since its inception in 2014, this grant program has

Determine Your Specialty

For recent graduates of a massage-therapy program, choosing a specialty can be as overwhelming as choosing a treatment from a five-star hotel's spa menu. They may all sound wonderful, but how does one choose? While there are hundreds of massage modalities in existence, most of them can be grouped into three main categories or specialties:

Determine Your Specialty

For recent graduates of a massage-therapy program, choosing a specialty can be as overwhelming as choosing a treatment from a five-star hotel's spa menu. They may all sound wonderful, but how does one choose? While there are hundreds of massage modalities in existence, most of them can be grouped into three main categories or specialties:

American College of Healthcare Sciences Named to 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon 2017

Portland, OR—February 9, 2017—Portland, Oregon’s thriving health and wellness community has a new source of pride—the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), one of the area’s leading integrative medicine colleges, has been named to the 2017 100 Best Companies to Work For list by Oregon Business magazine. ACHS offers online, on-campus, and study abroad health

American College of Healthcare Sciences Named to 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon 2017

Portland, OR—February 9, 2017—Portland, Oregon’s thriving health and wellness community has a new source of pride—the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), one of the area’s leading integrative medicine colleges, has been named to the 2017 100 Best Companies to Work For list by Oregon Business magazine. ACHS offers online, on-campus, and study abroad health

On New Year’s Day, the World Massage Festival announced the Center for Massage and Natural Health (CFMNH) as the “2017 School of the Year,” in acknowledgment of all CFMNH has accomplished over the last 20 years. The team is most honored and excited to be considered in the class of the Best Massage Schools in the

Center For Massage & Natural Health Named 2017 School of the Year by World Massage Festival

On New Year’s Day, the World Massage Festival announced the Center for Massage and Natural Health (CFMNH) as the “2017 School of the Year,” in acknowledgment of all CFMNH has accomplished over the last 20 years. The team is most honored and excited to be considered in the class of the Best Massage Schools in the

Funding a massage therapy education can be a challenge. Several organizations sponsor grants, scholarships and giveaways to help defray the cost of school and promote excellence in the industry. Contact each organization for information about deadlines and the application process. Giveaways MT Dream Practice Giveaway Co-sponsored by BIOTONE, MASSAGE Magazine and other industry partners, this giveaway

Scholarships and Grants for Massage Therapy Students

Funding a massage therapy education can be a challenge. Several organizations sponsor grants, scholarships and giveaways to help defray the cost of school and promote excellence in the industry. Contact each organization for information about deadlines and the application process. Giveaways MT Dream Practice Giveaway Co-sponsored by BIOTONE, MASSAGE Magazine and other industry partners, this giveaway

The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Student Practitioner Case Report Contest. This year, the Grand Prize Gold Award has been awarded to Alta Schwab (pictured above) from the Center for Neuromatic Studies in Clearwater, Florida. Her winning case report was titled "The Use of Massage to Increase the

Massage Therapy Foundation Announces 2016 Student Case Report Contest Winners

The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Student Practitioner Case Report Contest. This year, the Grand Prize Gold Award has been awarded to Alta Schwab (pictured above) from the Center for Neuromatic Studies in Clearwater, Florida. Her winning case report was titled "The Use of Massage to Increase the

I once had a full-time student, who at the end of each school day, went home to her two teenaged boys, made dinner and then managed a few hours sleep before reporting to work at 11 p.m. at the Thruway where she collected tolls until 7 a.m. She earned the academic award of class valedictorian.

Should You Work While Attending Massage School?

I once had a full-time student, who at the end of each school day, went home to her two teenaged boys, made dinner and then managed a few hours sleep before reporting to work at 11 p.m. at the Thruway where she collected tolls until 7 a.m. She earned the academic award of class valedictorian.

Are you the next AFMTE, Biofreeze, Bon Vital' Educator of the Year? The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) has announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2017 Educators of the Year Awards. The Alliance published the NTESP Core Competencies for Massage Therapy Teachers in 2013. This document includes 10 standards, each of which describe

AFMTE Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Educators of the Year Awards

Are you the next AFMTE, Biofreeze, Bon Vital' Educator of the Year? The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) has announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2017 Educators of the Year Awards. The Alliance published the NTESP Core Competencies for Massage Therapy Teachers in 2013. This document includes 10 standards, each of which describe

CORAL GABLES, Fla. and TREVOSE, Pa., Nov. 15, 2016 — Steiner Education Group, Inc. (SEG), a leading provider of massage and skin care education with 30 campuses across the country, and Hand and Stone Franchise Corp. (Hand & Stone), a fast-growing spa franchise company with 300 locations nationwide, have announced an agreement to provide the

Steiner Education Group and Hand & Stone Announce Agreement for Job Interviews to Graduating Students

CORAL GABLES, Fla. and TREVOSE, Pa., Nov. 15, 2016 — Steiner Education Group, Inc. (SEG), a leading provider of massage and skin care education with 30 campuses across the country, and Hand and Stone Franchise Corp. (Hand & Stone), a fast-growing spa franchise company with 300 locations nationwide, have announced an agreement to provide the

Oct. 18, 2016 — The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) shared their 2017 Biennial Educational Congress official schedule today. The second Educational Congress will take place over five days at the end of July 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to the pre- and post-conference events, the exhibit hall, keynote, and the general and breakout

AFMTE Announces 2017 Education Slate and Schedule for Congress

Oct. 18, 2016 — The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) shared their 2017 Biennial Educational Congress official schedule today. The second Educational Congress will take place over five days at the end of July 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to the pre- and post-conference events, the exhibit hall, keynote, and the general and breakout

Portland, Ore. — On September 29, 2016, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) was awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor in the small business category by The Oregonian and OregonLive. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational

Oregonian Names ACHS a 2016 Top Workplace

Portland, Ore. — On September 29, 2016, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) was awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor in the small business category by The Oregonian and OregonLive. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational

BIOTONE and MASSAGE Magazine Announce Third Annual MT Dream Practice Giveaway Grand Prize is Valued at $15,000 San Diego, Calif. – October 3, 2016 – BIOTONE, MASSAGE Magazine and Massage Magazine Insurance Plus announce the MT Dream Practice Giveaway with a prize package valued at $15,000. Now in its third year, the co-sponsored giveaway is open

BIOTONE and MASSAGE Magazine Announce 3rd Annual MT Dream Practice Giveaway

BIOTONE and MASSAGE Magazine Announce Third Annual MT Dream Practice Giveaway Grand Prize is Valued at $15,000 San Diego, Calif. – October 3, 2016 – BIOTONE, MASSAGE Magazine and Massage Magazine Insurance Plus announce the MT Dream Practice Giveaway with a prize package valued at $15,000. Now in its third year, the co-sponsored giveaway is open

According to the great American inventor, Thomas Edison, "Time is really the only capital any human being has, and the one thing he can't afford to waste." The perception of not having enough time for the things we must do or, just as importantly, the things we want to do is a leading cause of

Managing Interruptions and Your Time

According to the great American inventor, Thomas Edison, "Time is really the only capital any human being has, and the one thing he can't afford to waste." The perception of not having enough time for the things we must do or, just as importantly, the things we want to do is a leading cause of

Do you need some ideas on how to generate new income from existing clients by selling retail products? If so, follow these five easy tips.   1. Start Simple Once you have decided to offer your clients retail products, start with one product or one product line. Get to know it and love it. Try

5 Tips on Retailing Products in Your Practice

Do you need some ideas on how to generate new income from existing clients by selling retail products? If so, follow these five easy tips.   1. Start Simple Once you have decided to offer your clients retail products, start with one product or one product line. Get to know it and love it. Try

Cupping is a bodywork technique that utilizes a glass or plastic cup or bamboo jar that is suctioned onto the body and allowed to sit for about 10 minutes or is moved around with oil used for lubrication. This technique stimulates circulation and relieves swelling—and it can be used alone or to enhance other treatments,

Cupping: The Basics of an Ancient Chinese Technique

Cupping is a bodywork technique that utilizes a glass or plastic cup or bamboo jar that is suctioned onto the body and allowed to sit for about 10 minutes or is moved around with oil used for lubrication. This technique stimulates circulation and relieves swelling—and it can be used alone or to enhance other treatments,

Beginning a new career can be an exciting time—and it can also be a time filled with unfamiliar risks and challenges. It's a time when enthusiasm outweighs experience, and it can be easy to fall into the trap of doing too much, too soon. In the first five years of their careers, massage therapists tend

Self-Care for Massage Students

Beginning a new career can be an exciting time—and it can also be a time filled with unfamiliar risks and challenges. It's a time when enthusiasm outweighs experience, and it can be easy to fall into the trap of doing too much, too soon. In the first five years of their careers, massage therapists tend

You're in massage school and beginning to think about life after graduation—but where will you find a massage job? A good place to start your search is on one of the many websites that can help you get settled in your new career. There are two categories of sites that fulfill this purpose: job sites,

Online Help for Job Seekers

You're in massage school and beginning to think about life after graduation—but where will you find a massage job? A good place to start your search is on one of the many websites that can help you get settled in your new career. There are two categories of sites that fulfill this purpose: job sites,

At some point in their careers, most massage practitioners work alone, whether in a private office, home or outcall practice. Some, however, choose to kick-start their careers by working as an employee at a spa, massage franchise or clinic. Others take part-time jobs to augment their private practices, and still others prefer to work for

Massage Therapy Career Options: Private Practice vs. Employment

At some point in their careers, most massage practitioners work alone, whether in a private office, home or outcall practice. Some, however, choose to kick-start their careers by working as an employee at a spa, massage franchise or clinic. Others take part-time jobs to augment their private practices, and still others prefer to work for

Congratulations on taking the first step toward becoming a massage therapist. In your anatomy class, you will learn the body is made up of systems, such as the lymphatic, circulatory and endocrine systems. Just like your massage school, each of these systems is self-contained but works together to create homeostasis, or stability, within the body.

Starting Massage School: Get Your Educational Support System in Place

Congratulations on taking the first step toward becoming a massage therapist. In your anatomy class, you will learn the body is made up of systems, such as the lymphatic, circulatory and endocrine systems. Just like your massage school, each of these systems is self-contained but works together to create homeostasis, or stability, within the body.

Massage Study Buddy is a test prep solution created to help the massage school student or graduate pass the MBLEx exam the first time. Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. — MASSAGE Magazine presents Massage Study Buddy, an MBLEx test prep solution designed to cover all eight areas of the MBLEx with more than 1,100 questions and 250

Massage Study Buddy: MBLEx Test Prep Solution That Is Free, Fun and Functional

Massage Study Buddy is a test prep solution created to help the massage school student or graduate pass the MBLEx exam the first time. Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. — MASSAGE Magazine presents Massage Study Buddy, an MBLEx test prep solution designed to cover all eight areas of the MBLEx with more than 1,100 questions and 250

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 9, 2016) — The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation has awarded two recipients the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. Kelsey Brink (pictured above, left) from Hallstead, Pennsylvania, and Margot Mangiarotti (above, right) from Locust Valley, New York, will be honored onstage during the General Session at the 26th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at The

ISPA Foundation Names Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Recipients

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 9, 2016) — The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation has awarded two recipients the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. Kelsey Brink (pictured above, left) from Hallstead, Pennsylvania, and Margot Mangiarotti (above, right) from Locust Valley, New York, will be honored onstage during the General Session at the 26th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at The

On June 1, 2016, the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) announced the winners of the 2016 AFMTE, Biofreeze, and BonVital’ Educators of the Year Award. Julie Goodwin is the recipient in the teacher category, and Dale Alexander is the recipient in the continuing education category. “To me, teachers are the ultimate dreamers: I begin

AFMTE, Biofreeze & Bon Vital’ Educators of the Year Announced

On June 1, 2016, the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) announced the winners of the 2016 AFMTE, Biofreeze, and BonVital’ Educators of the Year Award. Julie Goodwin is the recipient in the teacher category, and Dale Alexander is the recipient in the continuing education category. “To me, teachers are the ultimate dreamers: I begin

Have you always wanted to go to massage therapy school, but didn't think you could afford it? Is your dream of becoming a massage therapist clouded by the thoughts, "How will I pay for school? Will I qualify for financial aid? Is my credit good enough?" These are great questions, but don't worry! Almost everyone

How to Afford Massage School

Have you always wanted to go to massage therapy school, but didn't think you could afford it? Is your dream of becoming a massage therapist clouded by the thoughts, "How will I pay for school? Will I qualify for financial aid? Is my credit good enough?" These are great questions, but don't worry! Almost everyone

Bridget Todd, 47, of Huntingtown, Maryland, graduated from the College of Southern Maryland in December 2015 with a certificate in therapeutic massage. Part of her education was funded by a $1,000 grant from the Successful Hands Grant Program, sponsored by Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital'. Todd was one of eight massage therapy students

Profile of a Massage Student: Bridget Todd

Bridget Todd, 47, of Huntingtown, Maryland, graduated from the College of Southern Maryland in December 2015 with a certificate in therapeutic massage. Part of her education was funded by a $1,000 grant from the Successful Hands Grant Program, sponsored by Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital'. Todd was one of eight massage therapy students

  Today, I heard a woman who recently turned 50 years old say, "I could never do massage." When I asked her why, she moved her hands as if to massage and said, "Oh, it would hurt too much at my age." I immediately responded that I have been doing massage for 22 years and

Am I Too Old for a Career in Massage?

  Today, I heard a woman who recently turned 50 years old say, "I could never do massage." When I asked her why, she moved her hands as if to massage and said, "Oh, it would hurt too much at my age." I immediately responded that I have been doing massage for 22 years and

Boca Raton, Fla. — The Barbara Brennan School of Healing® (BBSH) announces its annual Student for a Day program, presented by Laurie Keene, BBSH School Dean, on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston, Florida (greater Fort Lauderdale). The Student for a Day program is designed to provide a brief

Barbara Brennan School of Healing Announces 2016 Student for a Day

Boca Raton, Fla. — The Barbara Brennan School of Healing® (BBSH) announces its annual Student for a Day program, presented by Laurie Keene, BBSH School Dean, on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston, Florida (greater Fort Lauderdale). The Student for a Day program is designed to provide a brief

Dreams are similar to wishes: They are things we fantasize about, yet do little to make happen (but we're certainly ecstatic when they do happen). Goals are those things to which you commit and take action to ensure their attainment. Goal setting is the means of turning your dreams into reality.   Overcoming Mental Obstacles

Make Your Dreams Come True: The Art of Goal Setting

Dreams are similar to wishes: They are things we fantasize about, yet do little to make happen (but we're certainly ecstatic when they do happen). Goals are those things to which you commit and take action to ensure their attainment. Goal setting is the means of turning your dreams into reality.   Overcoming Mental Obstacles

With the help of the International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation and a wealth of donations, students interested in pursuing a spa management, leadership or entrepreneurship-related career will be able to achieve their dreams. Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

10th Annual ISPA Foundation Scholarship Opens

With the help of the International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation and a wealth of donations, students interested in pursuing a spa management, leadership or entrepreneurship-related career will be able to achieve their dreams. Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

Third Annual Successful Hands Grant Program™ awards over $15,000 in grants and product prizes Akron, Ohio – March 1, 2016 — The Successful Hands Grant Program™, developed through the collaborative efforts of Biofreeze®, Massage Envy® and Bon Vital'®, supports professional massage therapy students and their schools. The 2016 program allows students to apply for one of eight

Announcing the 3rd Annual Successful Hands Grant Program

Third Annual Successful Hands Grant Program™ awards over $15,000 in grants and product prizes Akron, Ohio – March 1, 2016 — The Successful Hands Grant Program™, developed through the collaborative efforts of Biofreeze®, Massage Envy® and Bon Vital'®, supports professional massage therapy students and their schools. The 2016 program allows students to apply for one of eight

Stacy Siddle, L.M.T., 38, of Highland Hills, Ohio, recently graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with an associate’s degree in massage therapy. A $1,000 grant from the Successful Hands Grant Program, sponsored by Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital', made it possible for her to take an additional semester of advanced massage courses to add

Profile of a Massage Student: Stacy Siddle

Stacy Siddle, L.M.T., 38, of Highland Hills, Ohio, recently graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with an associate’s degree in massage therapy. A $1,000 grant from the Successful Hands Grant Program, sponsored by Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital', made it possible for her to take an additional semester of advanced massage courses to add

There are many benefits of going back to school. Perhaps you chose a career after high school or college that paid the bills, but didn't fulfill your dreams and aspirations or correspond with your interests. You yearn to go to massage school and begin a new path, but have reservations about going back to school

Benefits of Going Back to School Later in Life

There are many benefits of going back to school. Perhaps you chose a career after high school or college that paid the bills, but didn't fulfill your dreams and aspirations or correspond with your interests. You yearn to go to massage school and begin a new path, but have reservations about going back to school

Knowledge of anatomy and physiology is essential for massage therapists, and these two areas of study are the cornerstones of providing a good massage to clients. The more you learn about anatomy and how the body works, the more proficient you will become in massage therapy. It is important to recognize the role anatomy and

The Importance of Anatomy and Physiology

Knowledge of anatomy and physiology is essential for massage therapists, and these two areas of study are the cornerstones of providing a good massage to clients. The more you learn about anatomy and how the body works, the more proficient you will become in massage therapy. It is important to recognize the role anatomy and

Massage clinics, studying, tests, family and work are a few of the things massage students contend with daily. Sound overwhelming? It feels overwhelming.   Your Time Is Limited The key to surviving and ultimately thriving is to put ourselves first on the list of those to whom we provide nurturing and healing. How often do you

Keep Yourself Healthy as You Care for Others

Massage clinics, studying, tests, family and work are a few of the things massage students contend with daily. Sound overwhelming? It feels overwhelming.   Your Time Is Limited The key to surviving and ultimately thriving is to put ourselves first on the list of those to whom we provide nurturing and healing. How often do you

The most important thing to remember about public relations (PR) is this: Even as a student or beginning practitioner, you are probably already doing it. Whenever you do good things for others, you are involved in PR. Even if someone begins to take better care of herself because you talked to her or provided her

Are You Doing Good Things for Others in Your New Career? That’s PR

The most important thing to remember about public relations (PR) is this: Even as a student or beginning practitioner, you are probably already doing it. Whenever you do good things for others, you are involved in PR. Even if someone begins to take better care of herself because you talked to her or provided her

Scottsdale, Ariz. (February 1, 2016) — The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation is accepting applications for the 2016 BCL-Massage Envy Spa Scholarship Competition. Applications will be accepted through March 28, 2016. Six students enrolled in a massage therapy education program at a qualified school will receive a $1,500 tuition scholarship toward their education. In addition, each winner’s

BCL-Massage Envy Spa Scholarship Competition Opens

Scottsdale, Ariz. (February 1, 2016) — The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation is accepting applications for the 2016 BCL-Massage Envy Spa Scholarship Competition. Applications will be accepted through March 28, 2016. Six students enrolled in a massage therapy education program at a qualified school will receive a $1,500 tuition scholarship toward their education. In addition, each winner’s

In the Detroit Pistons' 59-year history, basketball luminaries such as Isiah Thomas and George Yardley have passed, dribbled and shot for the team. Today, in a special agreement with a Michigan massage school, the Pistons utilize massage therapy to keep their current roster of NBA athletes in top physical condition. The Detroit Pistons Sports Massage

Sports Massage Students Get Their Hands on Detroit Pistons

In the Detroit Pistons' 59-year history, basketball luminaries such as Isiah Thomas and George Yardley have passed, dribbled and shot for the team. Today, in a special agreement with a Michigan massage school, the Pistons utilize massage therapy to keep their current roster of NBA athletes in top physical condition. The Detroit Pistons Sports Massage

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (January 25, 2016)—MASSAGE Magazine today announced the release of a new e-book, “10 Tips for Success You Won’t Learn in Massage School,” to provide massage students and new graduates the ideas, advice and techniques they need to launch and maintain a successful massage practice. The e-book is free for download by

MASSAGE Magazine Releases New Student Success E-Book

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (January 25, 2016)—MASSAGE Magazine today announced the release of a new e-book, “10 Tips for Success You Won’t Learn in Massage School,” to provide massage students and new graduates the ideas, advice and techniques they need to launch and maintain a successful massage practice. The e-book is free for download by

Leading spa supplier Universal Companies has presented the Beauty for Life Foundation with $5,000 to benefit Marinello Schools of Beauty students. Five $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Marinello student applicants from the Skin and Body Care Programs. The selection criteria included submitting an original essay about their career and life goals and how they want

Universal Companies Awards $8,000 to Beauty Schools

Leading spa supplier Universal Companies has presented the Beauty for Life Foundation with $5,000 to benefit Marinello Schools of Beauty students. Five $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Marinello student applicants from the Skin and Body Care Programs. The selection criteria included submitting an original essay about their career and life goals and how they want

After serving for more than 10 years as an officer with the Phoenix Police Department (PPD) and eight years on active duty with the United States Army Reserve (USAR), Officer Janice Straight suffered an injury while training for deployment with Operation Iraqi Freedom. She then began a search for a more holistic approach to health and

ACHS Recognized as Military Friendly School for 7th Consecutive Year

After serving for more than 10 years as an officer with the Phoenix Police Department (PPD) and eight years on active duty with the United States Army Reserve (USAR), Officer Janice Straight suffered an injury while training for deployment with Operation Iraqi Freedom. She then began a search for a more holistic approach to health and

Partnerships, Research and Education January 5, 2016—In 2015, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) made significant progress in advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy. The association’s efforts included building partnerships to advance education and standards; expanding relations with a variety of health care associations and organizations to build respect for the profession

AMTA Helps Advance the Massage Profession in 2015

Partnerships, Research and Education January 5, 2016—In 2015, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) made significant progress in advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy. The association’s efforts included building partnerships to advance education and standards; expanding relations with a variety of health care associations and organizations to build respect for the profession

MASSAGE Magazine Offers Free Trial of Online CE Library

MASSAGE Magazine, one of the most trusted publications in the massage and bodywork industry, will offer three CE hours to massage professionals for a limited time. Through this complimentary trial, participants will gain access to courses for 72 hours. Upon completion of the trial, participants will be given the opportunity to complete their CE hours

MASSAGE Magazine Offers Free Trial of Online CE Library

MASSAGE Magazine, one of the most trusted publications in the massage and bodywork industry, will offer three CE hours to massage professionals for a limited time. Through this complimentary trial, participants will gain access to courses for 72 hours. Upon completion of the trial, participants will be given the opportunity to complete their CE hours

You work hard in massage school, focusing on mastering bodywork and demonstrating your knowledge on tests and quizzes. Graduation and licensing are right around the corner. Even if you are still in school, you don't have to wait to start handling the business side of becoming a massage therapist. An excellent first step is to

Massage Students and Social Media: Start Now

You work hard in massage school, focusing on mastering bodywork and demonstrating your knowledge on tests and quizzes. Graduation and licensing are right around the corner. Even if you are still in school, you don't have to wait to start handling the business side of becoming a massage therapist. An excellent first step is to

As a student, you have undoubtedly experienced moments of panic in which you think, "I just don't have enough time!" Time management is a critical skill to learn, not just because you are juggling multiple classroom and personal responsibilities now, but also because you are entering a profession constructed around time: Appointment times, time you

Tame the Clock: Teach Yourself Time Management

As a student, you have undoubtedly experienced moments of panic in which you think, "I just don't have enough time!" Time management is a critical skill to learn, not just because you are juggling multiple classroom and personal responsibilities now, but also because you are entering a profession constructed around time: Appointment times, time you

A resume often represents your first impression on a potential employer, but you're so much more than that sheet of paper-especially when you're a massage therapist, whose qualifications are best showcased by your hands-on work. Despite the subjective nature of massage therapy, a stellar resume is still critical, even more so when you're trying to

8 Resume Tips for Massage Therapists

A resume often represents your first impression on a potential employer, but you're so much more than that sheet of paper-especially when you're a massage therapist, whose qualifications are best showcased by your hands-on work. Despite the subjective nature of massage therapy, a stellar resume is still critical, even more so when you're trying to

One thing that can greatly enhance your educational experience, both in massage school and beyond, is a mentor: a person with wisdom, work and life experience to advise you, guide you and share her knowledge. When you look at the life of anyone achieving goals and living her dreams, you will likely find a great

How to Find Your Massage Mentor

One thing that can greatly enhance your educational experience, both in massage school and beyond, is a mentor: a person with wisdom, work and life experience to advise you, guide you and share her knowledge. When you look at the life of anyone achieving goals and living her dreams, you will likely find a great

Finally! You are about to graduate from massage school. If you're like many new massage therapists, your vision for your post-graduation life probably involves starting your own private practice. However, many new graduates find it valuable to start out in the industry by working for an employer, earning wages and receiving tips, for at least

You’re Graduating from Massage School…Now What?

Finally! You are about to graduate from massage school. If you're like many new massage therapists, your vision for your post-graduation life probably involves starting your own private practice. However, many new graduates find it valuable to start out in the industry by working for an employer, earning wages and receiving tips, for at least

Many students struggle with taking useful notes. Note-taking is a high-level skill that requires constant learning, practice, polishing and improvement over time—but once mastered, you will reap immeasurable benefits, and this skill will serve you well after graduation and throughout your life. Students often aren't sure what to write down during lectures. The best approach

Be an Expert Note-Taker

Many students struggle with taking useful notes. Note-taking is a high-level skill that requires constant learning, practice, polishing and improvement over time—but once mastered, you will reap immeasurable benefits, and this skill will serve you well after graduation and throughout your life. Students often aren't sure what to write down during lectures. The best approach

If you're about to graduate from massage school or just received your license, you've probably given some thought to your practice: your office location, the techniques you'll offer, who your clients will be, and what issues they'll bring to you. You should include retail sales in your vision of the perfect practice, for a simple

Power Up Your New Practice with Retail

If you're about to graduate from massage school or just received your license, you've probably given some thought to your practice: your office location, the techniques you'll offer, who your clients will be, and what issues they'll bring to you. You should include retail sales in your vision of the perfect practice, for a simple

Preparing to start a professional career in massage therapy may seem simple enough—especially since the demand for massage therapists is expected to continue growing. In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that the number of massage jobs in the U.S. will increase by 23 percent by the year 2022. Even if you have a

Searching for Massage Jobs? You May Be in for Some Surprises

Preparing to start a professional career in massage therapy may seem simple enough—especially since the demand for massage therapists is expected to continue growing. In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that the number of massage jobs in the U.S. will increase by 23 percent by the year 2022. Even if you have a

While practicing the skills you need to succeed in massage school—and throughout your career—you can learn how to utilize one of the most important tools in your arsenal: the power of your mind. A growing number of studies show intensive brain training often distinguishes champion athletes from their less successful counterparts. You can apply these

Mind Games: Your Secret to Study Success

While practicing the skills you need to succeed in massage school—and throughout your career—you can learn how to utilize one of the most important tools in your arsenal: the power of your mind. A growing number of studies show intensive brain training often distinguishes champion athletes from their less successful counterparts. You can apply these

SAN DIEGO - BIOTONE, MASSAGE Magazine and MASSAGE Magazine Insurance Plus today announced that Carrie Bohlmann (pictured), of Littleton, Colorado, is the winner of the MT Dream Practice Giveaway valued at $15,000. Open to enrolled massage therapy students and practicing massage therapists, the co-sponsored giveaway, announced in September with a Dec. 31 deadline, includes $5,000

BIOTONE, MASSAGE Magazine & MASSAGE Magazine Insurance Plus Announce Winner of the MT Dream Practice Giveaway

SAN DIEGO - BIOTONE, MASSAGE Magazine and MASSAGE Magazine Insurance Plus today announced that Carrie Bohlmann (pictured), of Littleton, Colorado, is the winner of the MT Dream Practice Giveaway valued at $15,000. Open to enrolled massage therapy students and practicing massage therapists, the co-sponsored giveaway, announced in September with a Dec. 31 deadline, includes $5,000

Dietl University has named Lydia Sarfati, Repechage CEO & Founder, as Honorary Mentor for students of Malopolska Higher Vocational School of J. Dietl. Repechage Professional Skin Care partnered with Dietl University in July of 2014, and Repechage products and treatments have since been incorporated into the curriculum of both the bachelor's degree and masters' degree

Lydia Sarfati Named Honorary Mentor for Dietl University in Poland

Dietl University has named Lydia Sarfati, Repechage CEO & Founder, as Honorary Mentor for students of Malopolska Higher Vocational School of J. Dietl. Repechage Professional Skin Care partnered with Dietl University in July of 2014, and Repechage products and treatments have since been incorporated into the curriculum of both the bachelor's degree and masters' degree

BOULDER, Colo.-Books of Discovery, publisher of Trail Guide to the Body, has released the next edition in the Trail Guide series, Trail Guide to Movement.   Written with the same encouraging voice and subtle humor as the iconic Trail Guide to the Body, Trail Guide to Movement asks the reader to become an active participant

Books of Discovery Releases Much-Anticipated Trail Guide to Movement

BOULDER, Colo.-Books of Discovery, publisher of Trail Guide to the Body, has released the next edition in the Trail Guide series, Trail Guide to Movement.   Written with the same encouraging voice and subtle humor as the iconic Trail Guide to the Body, Trail Guide to Movement asks the reader to become an active participant

by Marie Anthony On Oct. 3, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced a decision to standardize the massage therapy licensure exam to the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). As of Feb. 1, 2015, the NCBTMB will no longer offer a

The MBLEx: What the Recent Licensing Exam Changes Mean for You

by Marie Anthony On Oct. 3, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced a decision to standardize the massage therapy licensure exam to the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). As of Feb. 1, 2015, the NCBTMB will no longer offer a

Successful Hands Grant Program Winners Announced

Massage therapy student grant program received over 650 applications AKRON, Ohio - Biofreeze(r), Massage Envy Spa(r) and Bon Vital'(r) are pleased to announce the winners of their collaborative Successful Hands Grant Program. The program was launched in May 2014 to support professional massage therapy students in their educational pursuits. Students applied for one of five

Successful Hands Grant Program Winners Announced

Massage therapy student grant program received over 650 applications AKRON, Ohio - Biofreeze(r), Massage Envy Spa(r) and Bon Vital'(r) are pleased to announce the winners of their collaborative Successful Hands Grant Program. The program was launched in May 2014 to support professional massage therapy students in their educational pursuits. Students applied for one of five

New Lab Takes Roane State Massage Therapy Program to Another Level

HARRIMAN, Tenn. - Roane State Community College's Gary Genna, who directs the college's one-year certificate program in massage therapy, said that in his 28 years of providing massage therapy instruction, he has never had as "wonderful of a teaching situation" as he does now. This fall, the college opened its new Goff Health Sciences and

New Lab Takes Roane State Massage Therapy Program to Another Level

HARRIMAN, Tenn. - Roane State Community College's Gary Genna, who directs the college's one-year certificate program in massage therapy, said that in his 28 years of providing massage therapy instruction, he has never had as "wonderful of a teaching situation" as he does now. This fall, the college opened its new Goff Health Sciences and

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, through generous funding from Massage Envy Spa, has awarded six $2,000 massage therapy scholarships to aspiring massage therapists. Each scholarship will help fund the recipient's education at a massage therapy school affiliated with the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS). The scholarship winners and their respective massage

Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Awards Six Massage Therapy Scholarships

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, through generous funding from Massage Envy Spa, has awarded six $2,000 massage therapy scholarships to aspiring massage therapists. Each scholarship will help fund the recipient's education at a massage therapy school affiliated with the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS). The scholarship winners and their respective massage

Students who are most comfortable listening to lectures, watching videos or reading books are often challenged by kinesthetic, or hands-on, learning-yet so much of massage school involves kinesthetic learning. At its core, kinesthetic learning is learning by doing; you can even think of it as learning through performance. For this reason, study techniques specifically related

Learn Through Your Hands: 5 Ways to Shine as a Student

Students who are most comfortable listening to lectures, watching videos or reading books are often challenged by kinesthetic, or hands-on, learning-yet so much of massage school involves kinesthetic learning. At its core, kinesthetic learning is learning by doing; you can even think of it as learning through performance. For this reason, study techniques specifically related

NCBTMB to End Licensing Exam

Article updated 1-7-2015 In a long-planned move intended to standardize massage regulation and improve portability, The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) will no longer provide licensing exams, effective beginning Feb. 1, 2015. For more details, read futureLMT.com's online article, "The MBLEx: What the Recent Licensing Exam Changes Mean for You." Frequently

NCBTMB to End Licensing Exam

Article updated 1-7-2015 In a long-planned move intended to standardize massage regulation and improve portability, The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) will no longer provide licensing exams, effective beginning Feb. 1, 2015. For more details, read futureLMT.com's online article, "The MBLEx: What the Recent Licensing Exam Changes Mean for You." Frequently

Massage Magazine Insurance Plus Launches $10 Student Policy

Massage Magazine Insurance Plus has launched a new occurrence form policy that offers $1 million of professional liability coverage to massage students for $10. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Massage Magazine Insurance Plus (MMIP) has announced the launch of its new and improved massage student insurance policy, which offers $1 million of professional liability coverage

Massage Magazine Insurance Plus Launches $10 Student Policy

Massage Magazine Insurance Plus has launched a new occurrence form policy that offers $1 million of professional liability coverage to massage students for $10. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Massage Magazine Insurance Plus (MMIP) has announced the launch of its new and improved massage student insurance policy, which offers $1 million of professional liability coverage

Successful Hands Grants Awarded at ONE Concept Conference in San Diego

Akron, Ohio-Two massage therapy students received $500 Successful Hands grants during Student Day at the ONE Concept Conference on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The Successful Hands Grant ProgramTM, launched through the collaborative efforts of Biofreeze(r), Massage Envy Spa(r) and Bon Vital'(r), supports professional massage therapy students in their educational pursuits. ONE Concept, the conference organizer,

Successful Hands Grants Awarded at ONE Concept Conference in San Diego

Akron, Ohio-Two massage therapy students received $500 Successful Hands grants during Student Day at the ONE Concept Conference on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The Successful Hands Grant ProgramTM, launched through the collaborative efforts of Biofreeze(r), Massage Envy Spa(r) and Bon Vital'(r), supports professional massage therapy students in their educational pursuits. ONE Concept, the conference organizer,

In July, Becca Ernst, 24, was awarded Massage Warehouse's Ultimate Business Starter Package award after winning an essay contest. FutureLMT.com interviewed Ernst, who lives in Savannah, Georgia, and attends the International Spa Institute (isispaeducation.com) in Bluffton, South Carolina. How did you decide massage was the right career for you? A: most of my life,

Georgia Massage Student Has the Winning Combination

In July, Becca Ernst, 24, was awarded Massage Warehouse's Ultimate Business Starter Package award after winning an essay contest. FutureLMT.com interviewed Ernst, who lives in Savannah, Georgia, and attends the International Spa Institute (isispaeducation.com) in Bluffton, South Carolina. How did you decide massage was the right career for you? A: most of my life,

You are probably already on Facebook, and most of your friends and family know you are in school studying to be a massage therapist. Just as Facebook allows you to share, engage and build social relationships, it can do the same for your career, in terms of helping expand your professional community. Marketing on Facebook

6 Steps to Facebook Marketing Magic

You are probably already on Facebook, and most of your friends and family know you are in school studying to be a massage therapist. Just as Facebook allows you to share, engage and build social relationships, it can do the same for your career, in terms of helping expand your professional community. Marketing on Facebook

Nominations Open September 1 for AMTA’s Dianne Polseno Lifetime Achievement Award

Evanston, Ill.-Beginning September 1, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) will accept nominations for its 2015 Dianne Polseno Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, instituted in 2012, honors the memory of Dianne Polseno, an industry leader who left behind a legacy of integrity, professionalism, volunteer service, massage research and an unquestionable commitment to the advancement of

Nominations Open September 1 for AMTA’s Dianne Polseno Lifetime Achievement Award

Evanston, Ill.-Beginning September 1, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) will accept nominations for its 2015 Dianne Polseno Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, instituted in 2012, honors the memory of Dianne Polseno, an industry leader who left behind a legacy of integrity, professionalism, volunteer service, massage research and an unquestionable commitment to the advancement of

Nominations Open for AMTA’s 2015 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award

Evanston, Ill.-Nominations for AMTA's 2015 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award are now open through November 30. Anyone can nominate a massage school teacher for this award. Each year, the American Massage Therapy Association presents the award to an instructor in an AMTA member school who demonstrates exceptional teaching abilities and commitment to high

Nominations Open for AMTA’s 2015 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award

Evanston, Ill.-Nominations for AMTA's 2015 Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award are now open through November 30. Anyone can nominate a massage school teacher for this award. Each year, the American Massage Therapy Association presents the award to an instructor in an AMTA member school who demonstrates exceptional teaching abilities and commitment to high

Massage Warehouse Sanctuary Fundraiser at Florida State Massage Therapy Association Convention Supports Groundbreaking Therapeutic Massage Research

$10-for-10-minute massages generated over $5,000 for the Touch Research Institute Bolingbrook, Ill. - August 12, 2014 - Massage Warehouse, providers of high-quality, cost-effective massage products, announces that proceeds from its Massage Warehouse Sanctuary (MWS) during the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) convention were awarded to Tiffany Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute

Massage Warehouse Sanctuary Fundraiser at Florida State Massage Therapy Association Convention Supports Groundbreaking Therapeutic Massage Research

$10-for-10-minute massages generated over $5,000 for the Touch Research Institute Bolingbrook, Ill. - August 12, 2014 - Massage Warehouse, providers of high-quality, cost-effective massage products, announces that proceeds from its Massage Warehouse Sanctuary (MWS) during the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) convention were awarded to Tiffany Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute

On May 16, 2014, Karen Young, 53, was awarded a $500 Successful Hands Grant at the ONE Concept Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The Successful Hands Grant Program, a collaborative effort of Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital', supports professional massage therapy students in their educational pursuits. ONE Concept, the conference's organizer, partnered with Biofreeze,

FutureLMT.com Exclusive Interview: Karen Young, Successful Hands Grant Winner

On May 16, 2014, Karen Young, 53, was awarded a $500 Successful Hands Grant at the ONE Concept Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The Successful Hands Grant Program, a collaborative effort of Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital', supports professional massage therapy students in their educational pursuits. ONE Concept, the conference's organizer, partnered with Biofreeze,

When Juliana Barron enrolled in massage school, part of her tuition fee went toward the purchase of massage student liability insurance. Now more than six months into her program at Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado, Barron appreciates the peace of mind that comes along with liability coverage. "Having liability insurance makes me feel protected," Barron

Lessons in Student Liability Insurance

When Juliana Barron enrolled in massage school, part of her tuition fee went toward the purchase of massage student liability insurance. Now more than six months into her program at Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado, Barron appreciates the peace of mind that comes along with liability coverage. "Having liability insurance makes me feel protected," Barron

Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. LinkedIn. If you participate in social media, you likely have at least one of those channels to maintain. All those posts, photos, videos and other random bits of media you've gathered can help you—or hurt you—when you're looking for work as a massage therapist. In addition to conducting traditional background checks, many

Everyone Uses Social Media — Including Your Future Boss

Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. LinkedIn. If you participate in social media, you likely have at least one of those channels to maintain. All those posts, photos, videos and other random bits of media you've gathered can help you—or hurt you—when you're looking for work as a massage therapist. In addition to conducting traditional background checks, many

Massage Therapy School Raises Funds for Make-a-Wish Foundation

April 28, 2014-Throughout the month of April, MaKami College, an Edmonton and Calgary-based massage therapy school, used anAA innovative social media campaign to help raise funds in honour of World Wish Day on April 29. The college donated a baseline of $100 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and added $1 for every new Like they got

Massage Therapy School Raises Funds for Make-a-Wish Foundation

April 28, 2014-Throughout the month of April, MaKami College, an Edmonton and Calgary-based massage therapy school, used anAA innovative social media campaign to help raise funds in honour of World Wish Day on April 29. The college donated a baseline of $100 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and added $1 for every new Like they got

On your way to becoming a professional massage therapist, your education is essential, as it provides the foundation of your future practice. The more you glean from your studies, exams and hands-on experience throughout the course of your massage therapy education, the better. From anatomy to business marketing, you have a lot of learn if

Online Study Tools

On your way to becoming a professional massage therapist, your education is essential, as it provides the foundation of your future practice. The more you glean from your studies, exams and hands-on experience throughout the course of your massage therapy education, the better. From anatomy to business marketing, you have a lot of learn if

It's never too early to start thinking about your massage career once you graduate from massage school. One of the biggest questions new therapists ask is, "How do I attract massage clients to my practice or place of employment?" Advertising can be expensive, and traditional marketing techniques may take awhile to show results. Fortunately, there

Increase Your Massage Clientele with Public Speaking

It's never too early to start thinking about your massage career once you graduate from massage school. One of the biggest questions new therapists ask is, "How do I attract massage clients to my practice or place of employment?" Advertising can be expensive, and traditional marketing techniques may take awhile to show results. Fortunately, there

Before you become too involved in an intense fitness regimen—or even if you are already a committed fitness enthusiast—it is important to remember that fitness involves more than pushing your body physically. A bigger picture version of fitness also involves nurturing your body with plenty of rest, a well-rounded diet and regular massage therapy sessions.

Balance Your Fitness Regimen with Massage Therapy

Before you become too involved in an intense fitness regimen—or even if you are already a committed fitness enthusiast—it is important to remember that fitness involves more than pushing your body physically. A bigger picture version of fitness also involves nurturing your body with plenty of rest, a well-rounded diet and regular massage therapy sessions.

ISPA Foundation Scholarship Application Opens

Lexington, KY. With the help of the International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation and a wealth of donations, students interested in pursuing a spa management, leadership or entrepreneurship-related career will be able to achieve their dreams. Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. "This award, now in its seventh year, has

ISPA Foundation Scholarship Application Opens

Lexington, KY. With the help of the International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation and a wealth of donations, students interested in pursuing a spa management, leadership or entrepreneurship-related career will be able to achieve their dreams. Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. "This award, now in its seventh year, has

World School of Massage Introduces Massage Fundamentals Course

San Francisco, CA. World School of Massage has introduced a new massage class at its San Francisco Bay Area, California, massage schools. Massage Fundamentals is a 100-hour, introduction to massage course designed for personal growth and self-healing. Massage Fundamentals is ideal for people who would like to discover how massage therapy can help them to

World School of Massage Introduces Massage Fundamentals Course

San Francisco, CA. World School of Massage has introduced a new massage class at its San Francisco Bay Area, California, massage schools. Massage Fundamentals is a 100-hour, introduction to massage course designed for personal growth and self-healing. Massage Fundamentals is ideal for people who would like to discover how massage therapy can help them to

Technique Spotlight: Rolfing(r) Structural Integration

In massage school, students become aware of the various massage and bodywork modalities that exist to effect pain relief, balance and relaxation in clients. Rolfing(r) Structural Integration is not a technique as much as a three-dimensional inquiry into how our bodies are put together and organized in gravity. I have made Rolfing Structural Integration my

Technique Spotlight: Rolfing(r) Structural Integration

In massage school, students become aware of the various massage and bodywork modalities that exist to effect pain relief, balance and relaxation in clients. Rolfing(r) Structural Integration is not a technique as much as a three-dimensional inquiry into how our bodies are put together and organized in gravity. I have made Rolfing Structural Integration my

Auth Method: Qigong for Better Body Mechanics

As students of massage, it is imperative we keep work-related injuries to a minimum. I designed the Auth Method of Forearm Massage to help professional massage therapists enjoy longer, healthier careers. The Auth Method is a massage technique that takes the practitioner's well-being into account, as well as that of the client. It feels effortless

Auth Method: Qigong for Better Body Mechanics

As students of massage, it is imperative we keep work-related injuries to a minimum. I designed the Auth Method of Forearm Massage to help professional massage therapists enjoy longer, healthier careers. The Auth Method is a massage technique that takes the practitioner's well-being into account, as well as that of the client. It feels effortless

Auth Method: An Introduction to Using Forearms for Massage

My first massage job was at a spa. An average shift was six one-hour, full-body massages. Doing six massages a day, I quickly learned the importance of proper body mechanics and using the forearms to do massage. I began to rely on my forearms to work the entire body, reserving my hands for my client's

Auth Method: An Introduction to Using Forearms for Massage

My first massage job was at a spa. An average shift was six one-hour, full-body massages. Doing six massages a day, I quickly learned the importance of proper body mechanics and using the forearms to do massage. I began to rely on my forearms to work the entire body, reserving my hands for my client's

American College of Healthcare Sciences Now a Member of the American Herbalists Guild

Portland, OR. American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has received institutional membership in the American Herbalists Guild (AHG). "We are delighted to be welcomed as an institutional member in AHG. ACHS students and graduates will be able to take advantage of the opportunity of ongoing networking with other professional herbalists around the nation, and ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences Now a Member of the American Herbalists Guild

Portland, OR. American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has received institutional membership in the American Herbalists Guild (AHG). "We are delighted to be welcomed as an institutional member in AHG. ACHS students and graduates will be able to take advantage of the opportunity of ongoing networking with other professional herbalists around the nation, and ACHS

Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy Launches Reward Program for Massage Therapists

Toronto, ON, Canada. The Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy has partnered with the Pamper Me Network to launch a reward program for registered massage therapists. In the province of Ontario, the typical registered massage therapy program is two to three years in length. Some students, if qualified, may fund their education with the Ontario

Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy Launches Reward Program for Massage Therapists

Toronto, ON, Canada. The Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy has partnered with the Pamper Me Network to launch a reward program for registered massage therapists. In the province of Ontario, the typical registered massage therapy program is two to three years in length. Some students, if qualified, may fund their education with the Ontario

When you are still in massage school, running your own massage therapy business can be overwhelming to consider. But with strategic planning, you can transform the stress and uncertainty of starting a new career into the joy and stability that come from creating a solid business plan. Your level of preparation will affect your profit;

Business Planning for the Year Ahead

When you are still in massage school, running your own massage therapy business can be overwhelming to consider. But with strategic planning, you can transform the stress and uncertainty of starting a new career into the joy and stability that come from creating a solid business plan. Your level of preparation will affect your profit;

Massage therapists come into the bodywork business to help people. A conversation about how we dress can sound superficial, but how you dress is as important as how you decorate your office. If your workplace had holes in the walls and dirt on the floor, you would clean it up. Treat your dress code the

Dress to Impress: Make the Right First Impression as a Massage Therapist

Massage therapists come into the bodywork business to help people. A conversation about how we dress can sound superficial, but how you dress is as important as how you decorate your office. If your workplace had holes in the walls and dirt on the floor, you would clean it up. Treat your dress code the

Students: Explore Massage Continuing Education Options

Whether you are still in massage school or just completed a massage therapy program, it's never too early to start looking at the continuing education options available to massage therapists and bodyworkers. When you're ready to enroll in your first continuing education class, be sure to open your eyes and embrace the full spectrum of

Students: Explore Massage Continuing Education Options

Whether you are still in massage school or just completed a massage therapy program, it's never too early to start looking at the continuing education options available to massage therapists and bodyworkers. When you're ready to enroll in your first continuing education class, be sure to open your eyes and embrace the full spectrum of

New Jersey Massage School Offers Online and On-Site Massage, Nutrition Programs

Woodbridge, N.J. The Academy of Natural Health Sciences, an innovative holistic health school located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, has launched a stronger marketing effort regarding its online and classroom massage and nutrition programs. The academy's website discusses both its classroom massage therapy and nutrition programs, and its online home-study training system in holistic health specialties.

New Jersey Massage School Offers Online and On-Site Massage, Nutrition Programs

Woodbridge, N.J. The Academy of Natural Health Sciences, an innovative holistic health school located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, has launched a stronger marketing effort regarding its online and classroom massage and nutrition programs. The academy's website discusses both its classroom massage therapy and nutrition programs, and its online home-study training system in holistic health specialties.

Technique Spotlight: Myofascial Release

As you approach a career in massage and bodywork, you may decide to specialize in one or more techniques-and the demand for information on myofascial release is growing exponentially. Myofascial restrictions can produce enormous pressures on pain-sensitive structures, as well as exert tremendous tensile forces on the neuromuscular-skeletal systems. This pressure-approximately 2,000 pounds per square

Technique Spotlight: Myofascial Release

As you approach a career in massage and bodywork, you may decide to specialize in one or more techniques-and the demand for information on myofascial release is growing exponentially. Myofascial restrictions can produce enormous pressures on pain-sensitive structures, as well as exert tremendous tensile forces on the neuromuscular-skeletal systems. This pressure-approximately 2,000 pounds per square

How Your Mindset Can Enhance Your Massage Career Path

Your mindset and attitude play a large part in your professional success as a massage therapist. Positioning yourself in the marketplace and staying relevant to potential employers involves more than simply developing career-specific skills and writing a great resume. In fact, there are three specific mental-programming techniques that can make a difference in whether you

How Your Mindset Can Enhance Your Massage Career Path

Your mindset and attitude play a large part in your professional success as a massage therapist. Positioning yourself in the marketplace and staying relevant to potential employers involves more than simply developing career-specific skills and writing a great resume. In fact, there are three specific mental-programming techniques that can make a difference in whether you

HACC to Launch 12-Month Massage Therapy Program

Evening 12-month program begins January 2014; open house Nov. 2 York, PA. To meet the increasing popularity and demand for massage therapists both locally and nationally, HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, will launch its 12-month massage therapy program in January 2014 at its York Campus at 2010 Pennsylvania Ave. The public and prospective students are

HACC to Launch 12-Month Massage Therapy Program

Evening 12-month program begins January 2014; open house Nov. 2 York, PA. To meet the increasing popularity and demand for massage therapists both locally and nationally, HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, will launch its 12-month massage therapy program in January 2014 at its York Campus at 2010 Pennsylvania Ave. The public and prospective students are

Good Study Habits are Key to Success

To be successful as a massage therapy student, one must be successful within oneself. Good study habits can help a student overcome pitfalls and build the discipline needed for personal and professional success. After deciding to enroll as a massage student, you might ask yourself, "How do I do this?" The anatomy and physiology curriculum

Good Study Habits are Key to Success

To be successful as a massage therapy student, one must be successful within oneself. Good study habits can help a student overcome pitfalls and build the discipline needed for personal and professional success. After deciding to enroll as a massage student, you might ask yourself, "How do I do this?" The anatomy and physiology curriculum

Training in CranioSacral Therapy May Be Basic or Advanced

As you learn about modalities in massage school, you may already be considering what techniques you would like to learn more about and specialize in once you launch your massage practice. One such technique is CranioSacral Therapy. There are several different ways to approach training in CranioSacral Therapy. The method you choose will depend on

Training in CranioSacral Therapy May Be Basic or Advanced

As you learn about modalities in massage school, you may already be considering what techniques you would like to learn more about and specialize in once you launch your massage practice. One such technique is CranioSacral Therapy. There are several different ways to approach training in CranioSacral Therapy. The method you choose will depend on

As a massage student, it's good to start brainstorming ways to make your massage business stand out once you graduate and establish your practice. One way to do this is to expand your bodywork menu and make sessions more special—and profitable—by adding spa services. Today, massage therapists are adding spa services like wraps and scrubs

Boost Your Bodywork Menu with Spa Services

As a massage student, it's good to start brainstorming ways to make your massage business stand out once you graduate and establish your practice. One way to do this is to expand your bodywork menu and make sessions more special—and profitable—by adding spa services. Today, massage therapists are adding spa services like wraps and scrubs

Beauty Schools of America Acquires Massage, Cosmetology School

Miami, FL. Beauty Schools of America(r) has entered into a partnership and acquired Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty, which offers degrees in massage therapy, cosmetology and skin care. The academy will continue to offer these programs. Beauty Schools of America (BSA) has welcomed the Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty student body

Beauty Schools of America Acquires Massage, Cosmetology School

Miami, FL. Beauty Schools of America(r) has entered into a partnership and acquired Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty, which offers degrees in massage therapy, cosmetology and skin care. The academy will continue to offer these programs. Beauty Schools of America (BSA) has welcomed the Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty student body

Texas Massage Heights Retreats Support Growing Massage Industry

Demand for qualified therapists drives the company's continuing education efforts Houston, TX. As the massage therapy industry continues to rapidly grow, Massage Heights in Houston, Texas, is balancing the demand for therapists with recruitment and scholarship opportunities at Houston area schools. The Houston region of the national franchise and membership-based massage company that provides convenient

Texas Massage Heights Retreats Support Growing Massage Industry

Demand for qualified therapists drives the company's continuing education efforts Houston, TX. As the massage therapy industry continues to rapidly grow, Massage Heights in Houston, Texas, is balancing the demand for therapists with recruitment and scholarship opportunities at Houston area schools. The Houston region of the national franchise and membership-based massage company that provides convenient

How many references to essential oils are on Pinterest? According to a recent study released by Semiocast, a consumer insight and social media research firm, Pinterest has more than 70 million user profiles-and this popular social networking platform could prove to be another way for you to connect with clients once you graduate from massage

Take an Interest in Pinterest

How many references to essential oils are on Pinterest? According to a recent study released by Semiocast, a consumer insight and social media research firm, Pinterest has more than 70 million user profiles-and this popular social networking platform could prove to be another way for you to connect with clients once you graduate from massage

4 Keys to Successful Commitment

Are you committed or just interested? Recall a time when you were determined to accomplish something meaningful to you, and were willing to do whatever it took to make it happen; this may include your decision to attend massage school and enter the massage profession. That's an example of commitment. A commitment is a personal

4 Keys to Successful Commitment

Are you committed or just interested? Recall a time when you were determined to accomplish something meaningful to you, and were willing to do whatever it took to make it happen; this may include your decision to attend massage school and enter the massage profession. That's an example of commitment. A commitment is a personal

As a massage student, you can start to research and prepare for the business-management side of running a massage practice. One feature that can help make the transition a bit smoother is seamlessly integrated scheduling that includes online booking for clients, client management and automated notifications. By incorporating online-scheduling components, you no longer have to

Manage Your Massage Practice Efficiently with Online Scheduling

As a massage student, you can start to research and prepare for the business-management side of running a massage practice. One feature that can help make the transition a bit smoother is seamlessly integrated scheduling that includes online booking for clients, client management and automated notifications. By incorporating online-scheduling components, you no longer have to

Congratulations on your decision to become a massage therapist. I also made that decision, and I would recommend this profession to many people. Your first step to getting on this career path is to choose a massage school that is right for you. I can't overstate the importance of this decision: Where you go to

Find a Massage School That is Right for You

Congratulations on your decision to become a massage therapist. I also made that decision, and I would recommend this profession to many people. Your first step to getting on this career path is to choose a massage school that is right for you. I can't overstate the importance of this decision: Where you go to

Once you've identified some of the information you want to put in your bio, it's time to sit down and write it. Professionals usually write bios in the third person, using "he" or "she," rather than first person, using "I." Describing yourself in the third person sounds more authoritative than first person, and clients tend

How to Write a Compelling Bio Part 2: Writing and Style Tips

Once you've identified some of the information you want to put in your bio, it's time to sit down and write it. Professionals usually write bios in the third person, using "he" or "she," rather than first person, using "I." Describing yourself in the third person sounds more authoritative than first person, and clients tend

Dates for Aspen Massage Institute’s Certified Massage Therapist Program Available

Aspen, CO. The Aspen Massage Institute (AMI) has announced program dates for its innovative Certified Massage Therapist Program in Aspen, Colorado. The program is specifically designed to cater to the needs of both traditional and nontraditional students. Commencing on Sept. 16, 2013, and concluding May 8, 2014, the 500-hour program prepares students for a career

Dates for Aspen Massage Institute’s Certified Massage Therapist Program Available

Aspen, CO. The Aspen Massage Institute (AMI) has announced program dates for its innovative Certified Massage Therapist Program in Aspen, Colorado. The program is specifically designed to cater to the needs of both traditional and nontraditional students. Commencing on Sept. 16, 2013, and concluding May 8, 2014, the 500-hour program prepares students for a career

Technique Spotlight: CranioSacral Therapy

When I first graduated from massage school, my work felt like coming home. I loved connecting with people in a manner that brought them relaxation. People liked my touch, and I deeply enjoyed what I did. Yet, over time I realized I wanted something more. I wanted a way to make an even deeper connection

Technique Spotlight: CranioSacral Therapy

When I first graduated from massage school, my work felt like coming home. I loved connecting with people in a manner that brought them relaxation. People liked my touch, and I deeply enjoyed what I did. Yet, over time I realized I wanted something more. I wanted a way to make an even deeper connection

A compelling biography helps prospective clients get to know and trust you, while also allowing you to inform them about your massage services. As a massage practitioner, you can post your bio in many important places, including your website, online directories, online appointment-booking applications, brochures and other marketing materials you create. A well-written bio can

How to Write a Compelling Bio, Part 1: What to Include

A compelling biography helps prospective clients get to know and trust you, while also allowing you to inform them about your massage services. As a massage practitioner, you can post your bio in many important places, including your website, online directories, online appointment-booking applications, brochures and other marketing materials you create. A well-written bio can

Attending massage therapy school can be a rewarding, life-changing experience. A massage therapy education provides a foundation for learning what the massage profession has to offer and can introduce individuals to other healing arts. If funding your massage education is a concern, options are available. Massage school can be funded in a number of ways,

Financing Your Massage Education

Attending massage therapy school can be a rewarding, life-changing experience. A massage therapy education provides a foundation for learning what the massage profession has to offer and can introduce individuals to other healing arts. If funding your massage education is a concern, options are available. Massage school can be funded in a number of ways,

Aromatherapy, Holistic Nutrition Among New Master’s Degree Programs Offered at ACHS

Portland, OR. The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) will now offer four new online holistic nutrition, aromatherapy and herbal medicine Master of Science degree programs to students with Bachelor of Science degrees in all disciplines. "These accredited programs provide students interested in teaching and/or working in the health care industry the opportunity to follow

Aromatherapy, Holistic Nutrition Among New Master’s Degree Programs Offered at ACHS

Portland, OR. The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) will now offer four new online holistic nutrition, aromatherapy and herbal medicine Master of Science degree programs to students with Bachelor of Science degrees in all disciplines. "These accredited programs provide students interested in teaching and/or working in the health care industry the opportunity to follow

After spending all winter stuck inside, spring weather is beginning to bloom. In addition to getting out the old broom and mop for spring cleaning, feng shui can improve the flow of energy in any space. Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art and science based on laws that direct the flow of energy, or

Spring Cleaning with Feng Shui

After spending all winter stuck inside, spring weather is beginning to bloom. In addition to getting out the old broom and mop for spring cleaning, feng shui can improve the flow of energy in any space. Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art and science based on laws that direct the flow of energy, or

Massage School Staff Performs Massage-Themed Harlem Shake

North Hollywood, CA. Southern California Health Institute has released a video of its students and staff performing a massage-themed Harlem Shake. The massage video, released March 22, can be found on YouTube. The Harlem Shake is an Internet video phenomenon where a group of people perform a comical dance to a part of American DJ

Massage School Staff Performs Massage-Themed Harlem Shake

North Hollywood, CA. Southern California Health Institute has released a video of its students and staff performing a massage-themed Harlem Shake. The massage video, released March 22, can be found on YouTube. The Harlem Shake is an Internet video phenomenon where a group of people perform a comical dance to a part of American DJ

Practice-Management Tips: Get the Most from Your Time

I'm constantly amazed at emerging technology and how it continues to speed up communication between people. Today, we can tweet, IM, e-mail and more to people all around the world. The ease and accessibility of technology has allowed us to be in a million places at once, which is so empowering. We must not forget,

Practice-Management Tips: Get the Most from Your Time

I'm constantly amazed at emerging technology and how it continues to speed up communication between people. Today, we can tweet, IM, e-mail and more to people all around the world. The ease and accessibility of technology has allowed us to be in a million places at once, which is so empowering. We must not forget,

Spotlight: Massage Without Borders

Lend a helping hand to massage professionals Massage therapists are one of the top care-giving occupations. Who helps you when something devastating strikes your life? Massage Without Borders, a newly formed nonprofit organization, was created because one person made a difference. All it took was one phone call to Gloria Coppola, L.M.T., owner of Massage

Spotlight: Massage Without Borders

Lend a helping hand to massage professionals Massage therapists are one of the top care-giving occupations. Who helps you when something devastating strikes your life? Massage Without Borders, a newly formed nonprofit organization, was created because one person made a difference. All it took was one phone call to Gloria Coppola, L.M.T., owner of Massage

There is growing interest in the way we take care of ourselves. From knowing more about the types of foods we eat to changing habits for a greener planet, there is a universal shift toward being a healthier person in mind, body and spirit. As professionals committed to treating the whole person, with therapies that

Spruce Up Your Massage Menu: 5 Easy, Eco-Friendly Treatments

There is growing interest in the way we take care of ourselves. From knowing more about the types of foods we eat to changing habits for a greener planet, there is a universal shift toward being a healthier person in mind, body and spirit. As professionals committed to treating the whole person, with therapies that

Aspen Massage Institute Launches Advanced Massage Certification Program

Aspen, Colorado (PRWEB). Aspen Massage Institute (AMI) has announced an advanced Massage Therapist Certification Program specifically designed to satisfy the needs of nontraditional students and exceed national standards. Located in the resort community of Aspen CO, AMI is seeing great interest from individuals seeking a career in massage therapy. "We quickly realized there are many

Aspen Massage Institute Launches Advanced Massage Certification Program

Aspen, Colorado (PRWEB). Aspen Massage Institute (AMI) has announced an advanced Massage Therapist Certification Program specifically designed to satisfy the needs of nontraditional students and exceed national standards. Located in the resort community of Aspen CO, AMI is seeing great interest from individuals seeking a career in massage therapy. "We quickly realized there are many

When massage therapists talk about their profession, they likely share how rewarding it is to make a difference in their clients' lives. If you ask them about the least favorite part of their responsibilities, 99 percent will tell you the documentation following treatment is a pain in their neck. SOAP notes are a necessity. Charting

SOAP Charting 101

When massage therapists talk about their profession, they likely share how rewarding it is to make a difference in their clients' lives. If you ask them about the least favorite part of their responsibilities, 99 percent will tell you the documentation following treatment is a pain in their neck. SOAP notes are a necessity. Charting

How to Promote Your CranioSacral Therapy Business

By now you probably know that training and certification in CranioSacral Therapy is a powerful tool to have at your disposal as a massage therapist. It's yet another service you can offer to help separate yourself from the pack. But how do you let people know you have this skill? How do you promote yourself

How to Promote Your CranioSacral Therapy Business

By now you probably know that training and certification in CranioSacral Therapy is a powerful tool to have at your disposal as a massage therapist. It's yet another service you can offer to help separate yourself from the pack. But how do you let people know you have this skill? How do you promote yourself

Five Vitamins that Help Build Muscle Strength and Tone

Muscle is mainly made up of protein. Therefore, protein metabolism (breaking protein down into amino acids and combining those amino acids into new proteins) is critical for muscle building. Collagen is also made of protein and is the connective tissue in muscle that anchors muscles to bone. In addition, muscle function is dependent on energy

Five Vitamins that Help Build Muscle Strength and Tone

Muscle is mainly made up of protein. Therefore, protein metabolism (breaking protein down into amino acids and combining those amino acids into new proteins) is critical for muscle building. Collagen is also made of protein and is the connective tissue in muscle that anchors muscles to bone. In addition, muscle function is dependent on energy

Nordic Naturals Invites Students to Compete for $5,000 Award

Watsonville, CA. Nordic Naturals, the leading manufacturer of omega-3 supplements, invites new and returning college students to compete for a $5,000 award by entering the company's inaugural scholarship program. As part of the company's "What's Essential" campaign, Nordic Naturals launched the "Learn. Inspire. Change. 2013 Essay Scholarship" on Jan. 1, 2013 on its Facebook page.

Nordic Naturals Invites Students to Compete for $5,000 Award

Watsonville, CA. Nordic Naturals, the leading manufacturer of omega-3 supplements, invites new and returning college students to compete for a $5,000 award by entering the company's inaugural scholarship program. As part of the company's "What's Essential" campaign, Nordic Naturals launched the "Learn. Inspire. Change. 2013 Essay Scholarship" on Jan. 1, 2013 on its Facebook page.

Stay Healthy in the New Year

The winter brings about changes in temperature, gusty winds and well wishes from strangers and loved ones alike. Offices and schools are filled with parties and celebrations, the exclamations of the first snow of the year, and warm sweaters. Everyone seems a little cozier and ready to spend a few extra moments enjoying the warmth

Stay Healthy in the New Year

The winter brings about changes in temperature, gusty winds and well wishes from strangers and loved ones alike. Offices and schools are filled with parties and celebrations, the exclamations of the first snow of the year, and warm sweaters. Everyone seems a little cozier and ready to spend a few extra moments enjoying the warmth

American College of Healthcare Sciences Graduate Tracey Robbins Selected as the 2013 DETC Outstanding Graduate of the Year

Portland, Oregon. American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) graduate Jane Thomas has been selected as the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) 2013 Famous Alumni. DETC Famous Alumni honorees are selected for their academic record and the level and quality of their contribution to society and their chosen profession(s). The DETC conducts the "Famous Alumni"

American College of Healthcare Sciences Graduate Tracey Robbins Selected as the 2013 DETC Outstanding Graduate of the Year

Portland, Oregon. American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) graduate Jane Thomas has been selected as the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) 2013 Famous Alumni. DETC Famous Alumni honorees are selected for their academic record and the level and quality of their contribution to society and their chosen profession(s). The DETC conducts the "Famous Alumni"

Key Web Terms to Know

When exploring your options online, some commonly used terms may discourage you from continuing the process. Learning some Internet lingo can help prepare you and give you confidence in your search. Here are some words to become familiar with:   1. Bandwidth The measure of available or used data allowed by your hosting provider.  

Key Web Terms to Know

When exploring your options online, some commonly used terms may discourage you from continuing the process. Learning some Internet lingo can help prepare you and give you confidence in your search. Here are some words to become familiar with:   1. Bandwidth The measure of available or used data allowed by your hosting provider.  

Take the Leap: Get Online

Establishing an online presence may seem intimidating, but it is extremely important to create longevity for you and your massage practice. An online presence allows you to build your name within the industry, create credibility and be visible to customers. Luckily, creating a website helps you accomplish all of these goals. With the vast array

Take the Leap: Get Online

Establishing an online presence may seem intimidating, but it is extremely important to create longevity for you and your massage practice. An online presence allows you to build your name within the industry, create credibility and be visible to customers. Luckily, creating a website helps you accomplish all of these goals. With the vast array

Olympia Massage School Hires Graduate as Its New Marketing Manager

Andy Kaplowitz, a recent graduate of Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage, has been appointed as the school's new marketing manager. Olympia, Washington (PRWEB). Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage, located in Olympia, Washington, has hired one of its recent graduates to act as the school's marketing manager. Andy Kaplowitz earned his undergraduate degree at

Olympia Massage School Hires Graduate as Its New Marketing Manager

Andy Kaplowitz, a recent graduate of Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage, has been appointed as the school's new marketing manager. Olympia, Washington (PRWEB). Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage, located in Olympia, Washington, has hired one of its recent graduates to act as the school's marketing manager. Andy Kaplowitz earned his undergraduate degree at

Mobile technologies are fundamentally changing consumer behavior. Research shows that if your clients aren't already accessing your website or appointment-booking platform via a mobile device, they soon will be. According to The Nielsen Company and the Pew Research Center, more than 105 million people in the U.S. surf the Web via their smartphones. To remain

How to Build a Mobile Strategy for Your Business

Mobile technologies are fundamentally changing consumer behavior. Research shows that if your clients aren't already accessing your website or appointment-booking platform via a mobile device, they soon will be. According to The Nielsen Company and the Pew Research Center, more than 105 million people in the U.S. surf the Web via their smartphones. To remain

The Dynamic Duo: Energy Healing and Massage

Each chakra is a primary energy center, linking physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. For optimal health, balance must be maintained between the chakras. Massage and essential oils may be used with energy work to bring balance and grounding to each chakra. The word chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel, disc or circular form and

The Dynamic Duo: Energy Healing and Massage

Each chakra is a primary energy center, linking physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. For optimal health, balance must be maintained between the chakras. Massage and essential oils may be used with energy work to bring balance and grounding to each chakra. The word chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel, disc or circular form and

You have just graduated from massage school and have passed the exam required by your state's massage therapy board. You then receive approval to practice massage therapy in your state. So what happens next? How will you earn a living as a massage therapist? One possible avenue for you to investigate is sports massage. Here

Technique Spotlight: Sports Massage

You have just graduated from massage school and have passed the exam required by your state's massage therapy board. You then receive approval to practice massage therapy in your state. So what happens next? How will you earn a living as a massage therapist? One possible avenue for you to investigate is sports massage. Here

Do You Suffer from Text Neck?

"Text neck" is a phrase that has received a lot of attention from the media lately. It refers to neck pain and a multitude of symptoms that ensue from not only texting but also the utilization of many other mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, Kindles and iPads. The most common complaints affiliated with the

Do You Suffer from Text Neck?

"Text neck" is a phrase that has received a lot of attention from the media lately. It refers to neck pain and a multitude of symptoms that ensue from not only texting but also the utilization of many other mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, Kindles and iPads. The most common complaints affiliated with the

American College of Healthcare Sciences Approved to Participate in Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs

Portland, OR--American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer Title IV federal financial aid to qualified students in ACHS's online Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine degree program. This includes Pell Grants, the American Opportunity Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit and eligibility for student

American College of Healthcare Sciences Approved to Participate in Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs

Portland, OR--American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer Title IV federal financial aid to qualified students in ACHS's online Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine degree program. This includes Pell Grants, the American Opportunity Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit and eligibility for student

Fuel Your Body with these Top 10 Super Foods

If you had an expensive sports car, you would only fill its tank with top-quality fuel, right? Your body is an even more precious vehicle, one that runs much better on quality food. According to a recent Reuters article, if the U.S. population continues to partake in its unhealthy lifestyle, half of all U.S. adults

Fuel Your Body with these Top 10 Super Foods

If you had an expensive sports car, you would only fill its tank with top-quality fuel, right? Your body is an even more precious vehicle, one that runs much better on quality food. According to a recent Reuters article, if the U.S. population continues to partake in its unhealthy lifestyle, half of all U.S. adults

Create and Maintain a Professional Image

As part of your journey toward entering the rewarding world of massage therapy, you've probably wondered what it takes to become a successful massage therapist. While there are many steps needed to accomplish this, some of the most essential ones relate to creating and maintaining a professional image. After more than 18 years as a

Create and Maintain a Professional Image

As part of your journey toward entering the rewarding world of massage therapy, you've probably wondered what it takes to become a successful massage therapist. While there are many steps needed to accomplish this, some of the most essential ones relate to creating and maintaining a professional image. After more than 18 years as a

Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage Now Offering Tuition Options

Olympia, Washington (PRWEB) Sept. 24, 2012. The Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage in Olympia, Washington, is offering a variety of tuition options for new students. The school, which is offering a trial class in October to help potential students discover if they are ready for the physical and financial commitment, is a prominent leader

Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage Now Offering Tuition Options

Olympia, Washington (PRWEB) Sept. 24, 2012. The Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage in Olympia, Washington, is offering a variety of tuition options for new students. The school, which is offering a trial class in October to help potential students discover if they are ready for the physical and financial commitment, is a prominent leader

Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage to Host Two Workshops

Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage is hosting two workshops in Olympia, Washington. The first workshop will take place Oct. 23, 2012, while the second workshop will take place Jan. 21, 2013. Both workshops are designed to cater to people considering a career change or those who recently graduated from high school. "Becoming a massage

Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage to Host Two Workshops

Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage is hosting two workshops in Olympia, Washington. The first workshop will take place Oct. 23, 2012, while the second workshop will take place Jan. 21, 2013. Both workshops are designed to cater to people considering a career change or those who recently graduated from high school. "Becoming a massage

Holistic Massage Training Institute Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate on National Certification Exam

Holistic Massage Training Institute graduates achieved a 100-percent pass rate on the National Certification Exam again for the period Jan. through June 30, 2012. Holistic Massage Training Institute opened its doors in November 1999, starting with three students taking their first steps toward rewarding careers as massage therapists. Over the past 13 years, the school

Holistic Massage Training Institute Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate on National Certification Exam

Holistic Massage Training Institute graduates achieved a 100-percent pass rate on the National Certification Exam again for the period Jan. through June 30, 2012. Holistic Massage Training Institute opened its doors in November 1999, starting with three students taking their first steps toward rewarding careers as massage therapists. Over the past 13 years, the school

Massage Envy and Arthritis Foundation Join Together to Fight Arthritis Pain

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) Aug. 27, 2012. Massage Envy Spa, a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation's signature event, Arthritis Walk, is teaming with the Arthritis Foundation once again to host the second annual "Healing Hands for Arthritis," a one-day national event designed to heighten awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. On Sept. 19, 2012,

Massage Envy and Arthritis Foundation Join Together to Fight Arthritis Pain

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) Aug. 27, 2012. Massage Envy Spa, a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation's signature event, Arthritis Walk, is teaming with the Arthritis Foundation once again to host the second annual "Healing Hands for Arthritis," a one-day national event designed to heighten awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. On Sept. 19, 2012,

Promote Products with Social Networking

With the current economic climate, it is essential to maintain multiple revenue streams in your business to guarantee practice success. In addition to providing touch therapy to your clientele, you may find it beneficial to retail products in your business. These products can be the same products you use during massage sessions, which can make

Promote Products with Social Networking

With the current economic climate, it is essential to maintain multiple revenue streams in your business to guarantee practice success. In addition to providing touch therapy to your clientele, you may find it beneficial to retail products in your business. These products can be the same products you use during massage sessions, which can make

Massage Heights Locations Offer Opportunities Through Scholarships

July 23, 2012. In an effort to provide opportunities to those who wish to pursue a career in massage therapy but are limited by a lack of funds, Massage Heights locations in the Houston, Texas, and Dallas, Texas, markets have inaugurated a new scholarship program in conjunction with the Texas School of Massage. J.D. Busch,

Massage Heights Locations Offer Opportunities Through Scholarships

July 23, 2012. In an effort to provide opportunities to those who wish to pursue a career in massage therapy but are limited by a lack of funds, Massage Heights locations in the Houston, Texas, and Dallas, Texas, markets have inaugurated a new scholarship program in conjunction with the Texas School of Massage. J.D. Busch,

There is a surge of consumer interest in various aspects of health and wellness. There is now a hotbed of health and wellness professionals, from fitness instructors, medical professionals as well as licensed massage therapists. When I tell people I'm a massage therapist who practices in Texas, one of the most frequent comments I hear

Reassuring Stats: You Can Get a Massage Job

There is a surge of consumer interest in various aspects of health and wellness. There is now a hotbed of health and wellness professionals, from fitness instructors, medical professionals as well as licensed massage therapists. When I tell people I'm a massage therapist who practices in Texas, one of the most frequent comments I hear

Technique Spotlight: Reflexology

Few massage schools in North America teach reflexology in-depth, if at all. Therefore, it's not surprising that most students graduate either knowing little about reflexology or with an inaccurate impression that it is simply the application of pressure, during a massage, on sensitive points on the feet. Perhaps the best way to describe the relationship

Technique Spotlight: Reflexology

Few massage schools in North America teach reflexology in-depth, if at all. Therefore, it's not surprising that most students graduate either knowing little about reflexology or with an inaccurate impression that it is simply the application of pressure, during a massage, on sensitive points on the feet. Perhaps the best way to describe the relationship

Co-Founder of Georgia Massage School Joins National Entry-Level Analysis Project

06/07/2012 (press release: GeorgiaMassageSchool) // Atlanta, GA, USA // Laurie Craig. Rick Garbowski, co-founder of Georgia Massage School, was recently chosen to participate in a national entry-level massage education analysis project to help identify the essential elements of massage therapy that are required to create a comprehensive entry-level curriculum. Garbowski, co-owner and director of the

Co-Founder of Georgia Massage School Joins National Entry-Level Analysis Project

06/07/2012 (press release: GeorgiaMassageSchool) // Atlanta, GA, USA // Laurie Craig. Rick Garbowski, co-founder of Georgia Massage School, was recently chosen to participate in a national entry-level massage education analysis project to help identify the essential elements of massage therapy that are required to create a comprehensive entry-level curriculum. Garbowski, co-owner and director of the

Think back to your favorite massage or spa treatment. What set it apart from others? Did your session room have an aroma? What color were the walls? Did you return for another treatment? Do you remember feeling pampered and nurtured during the session? If you are looking for a way to set yourself apart from

Spruce Up Your Session Room Ambience with Essential Oils

Think back to your favorite massage or spa treatment. What set it apart from others? Did your session room have an aroma? What color were the walls? Did you return for another treatment? Do you remember feeling pampered and nurtured during the session? If you are looking for a way to set yourself apart from

Why Webinars? The Benefits of Online Continuing Education

Lifelong learning is great; it keeps you young! But with such a wealth of educational opportunities, why choose online education? What does a webinar format offer that's different from any other workshop or class? 1. The convenience factor is huge. Forget about overnight bags, gas station bathrooms and dressing to impress. Forget about rescheduling your

Why Webinars? The Benefits of Online Continuing Education

Lifelong learning is great; it keeps you young! But with such a wealth of educational opportunities, why choose online education? What does a webinar format offer that's different from any other workshop or class? 1. The convenience factor is huge. Forget about overnight bags, gas station bathrooms and dressing to impress. Forget about rescheduling your

Healing Arts Institute to Launch New Massage School Website

WEBWIRE - Thursday, May 17, 2012. Fort Collins, Colorado - Executives at the Healing Arts Institute have announced the upcoming launch of a new massage school website. The new site, which is almost complete, will provide a better visitor experience as it includes easier navigation, an area to sign up for updates, videos and many

Healing Arts Institute to Launch New Massage School Website

WEBWIRE - Thursday, May 17, 2012. Fort Collins, Colorado - Executives at the Healing Arts Institute have announced the upcoming launch of a new massage school website. The new site, which is almost complete, will provide a better visitor experience as it includes easier navigation, an area to sign up for updates, videos and many

Create a Compelling Online Business Profile

An online profile may be the first introduction many potential clients have to your business. A professional, creative and informative profile can be the difference between intriguing a new customer and losing a prospective customer's interest. As a wellness professional, it's important to master the art of creating a compelling online business profile. Most massage

Create a Compelling Online Business Profile

An online profile may be the first introduction many potential clients have to your business. A professional, creative and informative profile can be the difference between intriguing a new customer and losing a prospective customer's interest. As a wellness professional, it's important to master the art of creating a compelling online business profile. Most massage

The Basics of Thai Yoga Massage

When I took my first training in Thai yoga massage in 2004, I was a yoga teacher in Los Angeles, California. After my yoga teacher training, I searched for continuing education that would deepen my understanding of anatomy and give me a new perspective on how to adjust the poses of students in my class.

The Basics of Thai Yoga Massage

When I took my first training in Thai yoga massage in 2004, I was a yoga teacher in Los Angeles, California. After my yoga teacher training, I searched for continuing education that would deepen my understanding of anatomy and give me a new perspective on how to adjust the poses of students in my class.

When I started writing this article, I planned to catalog at least three of the several reasons every new massage therapist should work at a massage chain after graduation. But really, future massage therapists only need one reason: You don't know it all. I'm a part-time, new hire at a massage chain, and I've provided

The One Reason Every New LMT Should Work at a Massage Chain After Graduation

When I started writing this article, I planned to catalog at least three of the several reasons every new massage therapist should work at a massage chain after graduation. But really, future massage therapists only need one reason: You don't know it all. I'm a part-time, new hire at a massage chain, and I've provided

Technique Spotlight: Therapeutic Touch

The intent of Therapeutic Touch is to restore the whole person-body, mind and spirit-in the direction of health and healing. Therapeutic Touch is a contemporary adaptation of several ancient healing practices in which the practitioner intentionally and consciously interacts from a place of centered awareness with compassion, through the use of the hands in noncontact

Technique Spotlight: Therapeutic Touch

The intent of Therapeutic Touch is to restore the whole person-body, mind and spirit-in the direction of health and healing. Therapeutic Touch is a contemporary adaptation of several ancient healing practices in which the practitioner intentionally and consciously interacts from a place of centered awareness with compassion, through the use of the hands in noncontact

Anthem College to Offer Short Courses in Massage Therapy Modalities

Guasha, myofascial release and reiki I and II offered at Brookfield campus. Brookfield, WI (PRWEB) March 29, 2012. Anthem College in Brookfield, Wisconsin, is now offering short courses in guasha, reiki and myofascial release massage therapy modalities. Guasha, an ancient modality from East Asia, will be taught May 5 and Sept. 8. Myofasical release, used

Anthem College to Offer Short Courses in Massage Therapy Modalities

Guasha, myofascial release and reiki I and II offered at Brookfield campus. Brookfield, WI (PRWEB) March 29, 2012. Anthem College in Brookfield, Wisconsin, is now offering short courses in guasha, reiki and myofascial release massage therapy modalities. Guasha, an ancient modality from East Asia, will be taught May 5 and Sept. 8. Myofasical release, used

It's the day of a major family festival here in Austin, Texas, and I'm kicking myself for picking up this shift at the massage clinic. I've had a 50-percent cancellation rate today—no work, no pay—and I'm pretty sure the amount of money I spent on food and drink while waiting between clients has already surpassed

No Work, No Pay: Recovering from a Massage Cancellation

It's the day of a major family festival here in Austin, Texas, and I'm kicking myself for picking up this shift at the massage clinic. I've had a 50-percent cancellation rate today—no work, no pay—and I'm pretty sure the amount of money I spent on food and drink while waiting between clients has already surpassed

National Massage Therapy Institute Gives Back to Local Community with Affordable Massage Therapy Treatments

PHILADELPHIA, March 6, 2012 - As a way of giving back to the communities it serves, National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) provides low-cost massage treatments at all four of its student massage clinics throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. NMTI's affordable massage therapy prices enable local residents to experience the benefits of massage, while the massage school's

National Massage Therapy Institute Gives Back to Local Community with Affordable Massage Therapy Treatments

PHILADELPHIA, March 6, 2012 - As a way of giving back to the communities it serves, National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) provides low-cost massage treatments at all four of its student massage clinics throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. NMTI's affordable massage therapy prices enable local residents to experience the benefits of massage, while the massage school's

American College of Healthcare Sciences Launches New Website

Portland, Oregon-American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has officially launched its brand-new, redesigned website. "This exciting project has been in the works for some time, and we are proud of all of the hard work and effort that has gone into this incredible new website," says ACHS President Dorene Petersen. ACHS's new website features several

American College of Healthcare Sciences Launches New Website

Portland, Oregon-American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has officially launched its brand-new, redesigned website. "This exciting project has been in the works for some time, and we are proud of all of the hard work and effort that has gone into this incredible new website," says ACHS President Dorene Petersen. ACHS's new website features several

Bastyr University’s San Diego Campus Receives Accreditation

Students can now be officially accepted and enrolled at new campus for fall Kenmore, Wash. (Feb. 16, 2012) - After months of preparations, Bastyr University recently learned it received regional accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) for its new California campus in San Diego. The NWCCU is an institutional accrediting body

Bastyr University’s San Diego Campus Receives Accreditation

Students can now be officially accepted and enrolled at new campus for fall Kenmore, Wash. (Feb. 16, 2012) - After months of preparations, Bastyr University recently learned it received regional accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) for its new California campus in San Diego. The NWCCU is an institutional accrediting body

Anyone who practices massage therapy recognizes at some point there's an energetic component to massage. The best massage therapists learn to understand how energy affects their clients. Huna, the ancient Hawaiian science of consciousness and energy healing, teaches people how to get in touch with their mana (life-force energy) and how to harness this energy.

Massage and Energy Healing

Anyone who practices massage therapy recognizes at some point there's an energetic component to massage. The best massage therapists learn to understand how energy affects their clients. Huna, the ancient Hawaiian science of consciousness and energy healing, teaches people how to get in touch with their mana (life-force energy) and how to harness this energy.

Sound Therapy in Your Sessions

One important factor that contributes to a massage client's overall experience is the music chosen to create an aural ambience during the session. Science has indicated that sound, or vibration, has a strong impact upon substance. However, more importantly, sound changes consciousness. Many ancient civilizations and modern indigenous cultures have used sound to heal and

Sound Therapy in Your Sessions

One important factor that contributes to a massage client's overall experience is the music chosen to create an aural ambience during the session. Science has indicated that sound, or vibration, has a strong impact upon substance. However, more importantly, sound changes consciousness. Many ancient civilizations and modern indigenous cultures have used sound to heal and

California College of Ayurveda Offers New Series of Ayurvedic Massage and Body Training Courses

Nevada City, CA -- (SBWIRE) Feb. 10, 2012. For the majority of prescription drugs currently on the market, the number of potential undesirable side effects seems to outweigh the benefits. To avoid these negative consequences, a number of people are choosing natural healing methods, including the Indian healing science Ayurveda. Literally translated as "the science

California College of Ayurveda Offers New Series of Ayurvedic Massage and Body Training Courses

Nevada City, CA -- (SBWIRE) Feb. 10, 2012. For the majority of prescription drugs currently on the market, the number of potential undesirable side effects seems to outweigh the benefits. To avoid these negative consequences, a number of people are choosing natural healing methods, including the Indian healing science Ayurveda. Literally translated as "the science

Bastyr University Launches New Website

New colors, functionality highlight major changes to site Kenmore, Wash. (Jan. 31, 2012) - Bastyr University has proudly unveiled its new website, going live after months of planning and preparation. "As the virtual 'window' to our university, it is important to us that our website reflects Bastyr's true character and is simple to navigate," said

Bastyr University Launches New Website

New colors, functionality highlight major changes to site Kenmore, Wash. (Jan. 31, 2012) - Bastyr University has proudly unveiled its new website, going live after months of planning and preparation. "As the virtual 'window' to our university, it is important to us that our website reflects Bastyr's true character and is simple to navigate," said

What Does the Shape of Your Spine Say About You?

Most people today have C-shaped spines as they slump in their chairs or sofas. Periodically, they sit up straight and adopt S-shaped spines. The S-shaped spine is commonly regarded as normal for our species. It is featured in chiropractic charts, anatomy books and is the rationale for the lumbar adjustment in our car seats and

What Does the Shape of Your Spine Say About You?

Most people today have C-shaped spines as they slump in their chairs or sofas. Periodically, they sit up straight and adopt S-shaped spines. The S-shaped spine is commonly regarded as normal for our species. It is featured in chiropractic charts, anatomy books and is the rationale for the lumbar adjustment in our car seats and

World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts Opens New Massage Schools

The World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts announces its first professional, Chinese-language massage schools. Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) Jan. 17, 2012. San Francisco Bay Area's World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts has announced the opening of its first professional, Chinese-language massage schools, located in both San Francisco and Sunnyvale, California. The first

World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts Opens New Massage Schools

The World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts announces its first professional, Chinese-language massage schools. Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) Jan. 17, 2012. San Francisco Bay Area's World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts has announced the opening of its first professional, Chinese-language massage schools, located in both San Francisco and Sunnyvale, California. The first

The Future Massage Therapist

Massage therapy students and new practitioners are entering a new industry landscape. Nowadays, the public is more informed about the benefits of massage and massage therapists are expected to stay up to date with the latest news and research within the field. They are also expected to continue their education after graduation, network with other

The Future Massage Therapist

Massage therapy students and new practitioners are entering a new industry landscape. Nowadays, the public is more informed about the benefits of massage and massage therapists are expected to stay up to date with the latest news and research within the field. They are also expected to continue their education after graduation, network with other

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, a Division of Atlanta School of Massage, Introduces the Microcurrent Facial

Leading skin-care school introduces noninvasive facial treatment to firm and tone skin Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) Jan. 5, 2012. Microcurrent facials will be available at SensAbility, the teaching clinic of Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, beginning Jan. 3, 2012. Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics students will provide Microcurrent treatments which firm and tone, resulting in younger looking skin.

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, a Division of Atlanta School of Massage, Introduces the Microcurrent Facial

Leading skin-care school introduces noninvasive facial treatment to firm and tone skin Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) Jan. 5, 2012. Microcurrent facials will be available at SensAbility, the teaching clinic of Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, beginning Jan. 3, 2012. Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics students will provide Microcurrent treatments which firm and tone, resulting in younger looking skin.

Incorporating Tai Chi in Your Massage Practice

I didn't realize that 2,000-year-old gentle movements could keep my body and mind in shape in my massage practice today. I studied tai chi while attending massage school many years ago. It was a mandatory part of my education at that time. I could not completely understand why or how it could be applied in

Incorporating Tai Chi in Your Massage Practice

I didn't realize that 2,000-year-old gentle movements could keep my body and mind in shape in my massage practice today. I studied tai chi while attending massage school many years ago. It was a mandatory part of my education at that time. I could not completely understand why or how it could be applied in

Everest College Partners With Elements Therapeutic Massage

Nationwide massage therapy franchise to recruit Everest's top graduates SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec 7, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Everest College has announced it has partnered with Elements Therapeutic Massage Inc., a massage therapy franchise with more than 80 locations nationwide, to provide job placement opportunities for graduates of Everest's massage therapy program. Under the

Everest College Partners With Elements Therapeutic Massage

Nationwide massage therapy franchise to recruit Everest's top graduates SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec 7, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Everest College has announced it has partnered with Elements Therapeutic Massage Inc., a massage therapy franchise with more than 80 locations nationwide, to provide job placement opportunities for graduates of Everest's massage therapy program. Under the

Atlanta School of Massage’s Sustainable Business Practices Leader Gives Presentation at the 5th Annual Green Spa Network Congress

Georgia massage school leader discusses the benefits and function of the GSN Sustainability Assessment Tool Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) Nov. 30, 2011. Leticia Allen, president of Atlanta School of Massage, and Edie Morton attended the 5th annual Green Spa Network Congress at Sundance Resort in October. Sundance, a place that integrates artistic expression, environmental responsibility and

Atlanta School of Massage’s Sustainable Business Practices Leader Gives Presentation at the 5th Annual Green Spa Network Congress

Georgia massage school leader discusses the benefits and function of the GSN Sustainability Assessment Tool Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) Nov. 30, 2011. Leticia Allen, president of Atlanta School of Massage, and Edie Morton attended the 5th annual Green Spa Network Congress at Sundance Resort in October. Sundance, a place that integrates artistic expression, environmental responsibility and

What You Need to Know about Continuing Education

As a massage therapist, there is one very good reason to further your professional development with continuing education: You have to. Most licensing or certifying authorities require a certain number of approved continuing education hours in order to stay in compliance with state or local regulations. Although your regulator may require that you further your

What You Need to Know about Continuing Education

As a massage therapist, there is one very good reason to further your professional development with continuing education: You have to. Most licensing or certifying authorities require a certain number of approved continuing education hours in order to stay in compliance with state or local regulations. Although your regulator may require that you further your

Portland, Oregon--November 9, 2011--Emily Stein, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) Diploma in Holistic Health Practice (HHP) graduate, has been named a 2012 Outstanding Graduate by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as an accrediting

Emily Stein Named ACHS 2012 DETC Outstanding Graduate of the Year

Portland, Oregon--November 9, 2011--Emily Stein, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) Diploma in Holistic Health Practice (HHP) graduate, has been named a 2012 Outstanding Graduate by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as an accrediting

How to Succeed at Seasonal Marketing

With the busy holiday season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider using seasonal marketing to boost your massage practice. Marketing based on seasonal trends or holidays is a creative and effective way to attract new clients and maintain relationships with your current clientele. For example, during the fall season, you

How to Succeed at Seasonal Marketing

With the busy holiday season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider using seasonal marketing to boost your massage practice. Marketing based on seasonal trends or holidays is a creative and effective way to attract new clients and maintain relationships with your current clientele. For example, during the fall season, you

Conference Summation: Alliance for Massage Therapy Education

As a massage student or new massage practitioner, it's in good practice to stay up to date on the latest happenings within the massage industry. Industry conferences provide a great way to stay current with massage trends, as well as network with other massage professionals and earn continuing education credits. Pat Mayrhofer, president and founder

Conference Summation: Alliance for Massage Therapy Education

As a massage student or new massage practitioner, it's in good practice to stay up to date on the latest happenings within the massage industry. Industry conferences provide a great way to stay current with massage trends, as well as network with other massage professionals and earn continuing education credits. Pat Mayrhofer, president and founder

Public Speaking

Speaking in public can be, for some people, terrifying—but it doesn't have to be. In fact, public speaking can be a great way to promote a massage practice. You can even become an expert in public speaking, with lots of practice. The downside for many people, however, is it makes them so nervous they never

Public Speaking

Speaking in public can be, for some people, terrifying—but it doesn't have to be. In fact, public speaking can be a great way to promote a massage practice. You can even become an expert in public speaking, with lots of practice. The downside for many people, however, is it makes them so nervous they never

Harrison College To Observe National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

Indianapolis - INDIANAPOLIS - Gary McGee, president of Harrison College's Indianapolis East campus (www.harrison.edu), has announced that the college will observe National Massage Therapy Awareness Week from Oct. 23 through Oct. 29, with special events, including free massages and assessments to the public on Oct. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. on campus at 8150

Harrison College To Observe National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

Indianapolis - INDIANAPOLIS - Gary McGee, president of Harrison College's Indianapolis East campus (www.harrison.edu), has announced that the college will observe National Massage Therapy Awareness Week from Oct. 23 through Oct. 29, with special events, including free massages and assessments to the public on Oct. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. on campus at 8150

Orsi Builds Massage Practice in Midst of Troubled Economy

For most people, launching a new business at the height of one of the country's worst economic depressions seems counterintuitive, if not a little mad. But for Cynthia Orsi, founder and owner of Body N Balance Massage and Wellness Center in Wall, New Jersey, the decision made perfect sense. "I consider myself something of a

Orsi Builds Massage Practice in Midst of Troubled Economy

For most people, launching a new business at the height of one of the country's worst economic depressions seems counterintuitive, if not a little mad. But for Cynthia Orsi, founder and owner of Body N Balance Massage and Wellness Center in Wall, New Jersey, the decision made perfect sense. "I consider myself something of a

American College of Healthcare Sciences Awarded Military Friendly School Title from G.I. Jobs

Portland, Oregon--September 19, 2011--G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military

American College of Healthcare Sciences Awarded Military Friendly School Title from G.I. Jobs

Portland, Oregon--September 19, 2011--G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military

EarthLite, Massage Table of Choice for Atlanta School of Massage

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) Sept. 22, 2011. Atlanta School of Massage, the leading Georgia massage school, has selected EarthLite's SpiritTM as its massage table of choice. Earthite is the leading manufacturer of high-quality, sustainable massage tables, chairs and accessories. President of Atlanta School of Massage, Leticia Allen, chose the EarthLite brand based on the fact that

EarthLite, Massage Table of Choice for Atlanta School of Massage

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) Sept. 22, 2011. Atlanta School of Massage, the leading Georgia massage school, has selected EarthLite's SpiritTM as its massage table of choice. Earthite is the leading manufacturer of high-quality, sustainable massage tables, chairs and accessories. President of Atlanta School of Massage, Leticia Allen, chose the EarthLite brand based on the fact that

American College of Healthcare Sciences Hosts First Annual On-Campus Graduation Ceremony

Portland, Oregon-September 13, 2011-American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) will host its first annual on-campus graduation ceremony on the college campus in Portland, Oregon on Oct. 8, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. This is an historic event for the accredited, online college commemorating the achievement of graduates spanning the college's more than 20-year history.

American College of Healthcare Sciences Hosts First Annual On-Campus Graduation Ceremony

Portland, Oregon-September 13, 2011-American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) will host its first annual on-campus graduation ceremony on the college campus in Portland, Oregon on Oct. 8, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. This is an historic event for the accredited, online college commemorating the achievement of graduates spanning the college's more than 20-year history.

5 Management Must-Haves

There is a "must-have" list for nearly anything these days. Any fashion show will call out must-have colors, textures, accessories for the upcoming season. Wired Magazine has must-have gadgets, mobile applications and tech-tools. Shopping for a new car comes with a must-have list of things like satellite radio and great gas mileage. As a manager

5 Management Must-Haves

There is a "must-have" list for nearly anything these days. Any fashion show will call out must-have colors, textures, accessories for the upcoming season. Wired Magazine has must-have gadgets, mobile applications and tech-tools. Shopping for a new car comes with a must-have list of things like satellite radio and great gas mileage. As a manager

Northwestern Health Sciences University Adds Massage Therapy Degree to its Offerings

Bloomington, MN -- Aug. 4, 2011 -- Northwestern Health Sciences University recently added an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in massage therapy to its growing list of degree offerings. The two-year degree offers students an alternative to a certificate in massage therapy. "We wanted to respond to the trend in the marketplace, employer's outlook,

Northwestern Health Sciences University Adds Massage Therapy Degree to its Offerings

Bloomington, MN -- Aug. 4, 2011 -- Northwestern Health Sciences University recently added an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in massage therapy to its growing list of degree offerings. The two-year degree offers students an alternative to a certificate in massage therapy. "We wanted to respond to the trend in the marketplace, employer's outlook,

Benefits of Online Education

Online learning has improved the quality of life for a countless number of students. Some of the many benefits include flexible schedule, less stress, an endless buffet of courses and specializations to choose from that might not be available locally and, of course, affordability. When online courses first made a splash on the continuing education

Benefits of Online Education

Online learning has improved the quality of life for a countless number of students. Some of the many benefits include flexible schedule, less stress, an endless buffet of courses and specializations to choose from that might not be available locally and, of course, affordability. When online courses first made a splash on the continuing education

How to Choose an Online Education Product

Online education provides convenient, affordable access to a wide array of topics, ranging from two-hour ethics courses to more than 150-hour modality trainings. Many people take online courses to keep up with their required continuing education (CE) requirements, while others take courses because they want to learn about specific topics-regardless of how much credit they

How to Choose an Online Education Product

Online education provides convenient, affordable access to a wide array of topics, ranging from two-hour ethics courses to more than 150-hour modality trainings. Many people take online courses to keep up with their required continuing education (CE) requirements, while others take courses because they want to learn about specific topics-regardless of how much credit they

Florida Native Finds a Career and a Calling in Professional Massage Therapy

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After a 10-year job in sales and almost as much time away from formal education, Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy-Florida graduate Adrienne Killinger was so nervous about her decision to enroll in school that she kept it a secret from her family. "I was concerned my

Florida Native Finds a Career and a Calling in Professional Massage Therapy

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After a 10-year job in sales and almost as much time away from formal education, Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy-Florida graduate Adrienne Killinger was so nervous about her decision to enroll in school that she kept it a secret from her family. "I was concerned my

Care for Back Pain

As massage therapists many of us have worked with clients experiencing back pain. We have probably performed techniques we thought would work and made suggestions to our clients for home care. Maybe none of this worked effectively and caused you frustration as well. Have you ever experienced severe back problems?Several years ago, I had an

Care for Back Pain

As massage therapists many of us have worked with clients experiencing back pain. We have probably performed techniques we thought would work and made suggestions to our clients for home care. Maybe none of this worked effectively and caused you frustration as well. Have you ever experienced severe back problems?Several years ago, I had an

The Importance of Self-Care for Massage Therapists

Massage school can be an exciting time, with many techniques and approaches to learn. The skills you learn in your training will enable you to help clients maintain their health and well-being. But what about your health and well-being? Have you thought about what it will take to deal with the physical and emotional demands

The Importance of Self-Care for Massage Therapists

Massage school can be an exciting time, with many techniques and approaches to learn. The skills you learn in your training will enable you to help clients maintain their health and well-being. But what about your health and well-being? Have you thought about what it will take to deal with the physical and emotional demands

Klose Training & Consulting: Professional Training for Lymphedema Therapy

Lafayette, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/20/2011 -- Klose Training & Consulting, a lymphedema certification and education company, will provide professional training for lymphedema therapy certification at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, from July 15 to 23, 2011. The educational program will provide training for occupational therapists, physical therapists and massage therapists

Klose Training & Consulting: Professional Training for Lymphedema Therapy

Lafayette, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/20/2011 -- Klose Training & Consulting, a lymphedema certification and education company, will provide professional training for lymphedema therapy certification at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, from July 15 to 23, 2011. The educational program will provide training for occupational therapists, physical therapists and massage therapists

A Quest for Healing and Health

How one canine companion led a Cortiva graduate to discover massage It all started with a dog named Porter. Along my travels and trying to "find myself" after high school ended, I arrived in Leadville, Colorado. I had friends in town who were expecting me, but were not home when I arrived. I was greeted

A Quest for Healing and Health

How one canine companion led a Cortiva graduate to discover massage It all started with a dog named Porter. Along my travels and trying to "find myself" after high school ended, I arrived in Leadville, Colorado. I had friends in town who were expecting me, but were not home when I arrived. I was greeted

Taking an exam is serious business—especially when your livelihood depends on it. Licensure requirements to practice massage therapy and bodywork vary from state to state, so the first step is to learn what your state requires. Once you determine the requirements in your state, including which exams are accepted and eligibility requirements, it is important

From the Classroom to the Workplace: Preparing for Your Licensure Exam

Taking an exam is serious business—especially when your livelihood depends on it. Licensure requirements to practice massage therapy and bodywork vary from state to state, so the first step is to learn what your state requires. Once you determine the requirements in your state, including which exams are accepted and eligibility requirements, it is important

Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy Scottsdale Students Receive Lifelong Learning Scholarships

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three students from Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy have received Lifelong Learning scholarships worth $1,000 each from the Arizona Private School Association. The Arizona Private School Association (APSA), the oldest and largest association of private postsecondary schools in Arizona, awards the scholarships each spring. The students from

Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy Scottsdale Students Receive Lifelong Learning Scholarships

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three students from Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy have received Lifelong Learning scholarships worth $1,000 each from the Arizona Private School Association. The Arizona Private School Association (APSA), the oldest and largest association of private postsecondary schools in Arizona, awards the scholarships each spring. The students from

7 Keys to Business Success for Massage Therapists

Running a business in the healing arts requires you to have two distinct and separate skill sets: massage skills and business skills. It's just as necessary to master your skills as a massage therapist as it is to master running a profitable business. You learn one in massage school; it's up to you to learn

7 Keys to Business Success for Massage Therapists

Running a business in the healing arts requires you to have two distinct and separate skill sets: massage skills and business skills. It's just as necessary to master your skills as a massage therapist as it is to master running a profitable business. You learn one in massage school; it's up to you to learn

Cortiva Institute’s New Federal Way Campus to Start Classes May 9

Cortiva Institute Schools of Massage Therapy will open its 12th location at 2030 South 314th St. in Federal Way, Washington. The school is currently recruiting students for its class start, set for May 9, 2011, at the new location. Massage therapy continues to be among the fastest growing career fields, according to the U.S. Department

Cortiva Institute’s New Federal Way Campus to Start Classes May 9

Cortiva Institute Schools of Massage Therapy will open its 12th location at 2030 South 314th St. in Federal Way, Washington. The school is currently recruiting students for its class start, set for May 9, 2011, at the new location. Massage therapy continues to be among the fastest growing career fields, according to the U.S. Department

Boost Your Income Through Retail Sales

In one 60- or 90-minute massage session, we can stimulate circulation, drain lymph, improve joint mobility and release stress and tension held in the tissue. We can work wonders-but ultimately, it is up to the client to take care of herself and do what is needed to maintain her health and balance the other 364

Boost Your Income Through Retail Sales

In one 60- or 90-minute massage session, we can stimulate circulation, drain lymph, improve joint mobility and release stress and tension held in the tissue. We can work wonders-but ultimately, it is up to the client to take care of herself and do what is needed to maintain her health and balance the other 364

Cortiva Graduate Named AMTA-Illinois Chapter ‘Rookie of the Year’

Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy graduate Susan Berch was recently awarded "Rookie of the Year" by the Illinois Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). The purpose of the Chapter Award Program of the AMTA is to recognize individuals, groups, organizations and businesses for their contributions to the massage therapy profession in Illinois.

Cortiva Graduate Named AMTA-Illinois Chapter ‘Rookie of the Year’

Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy graduate Susan Berch was recently awarded "Rookie of the Year" by the Illinois Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). The purpose of the Chapter Award Program of the AMTA is to recognize individuals, groups, organizations and businesses for their contributions to the massage therapy profession in Illinois.

Northwestern Health Sciences University Student Senate Elects New Cabinet

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. Students at Northwestern Health Sciences University recently elected a new Student Senate Cabinet. The new members will take office at the beginning of the 2011 summer trimester, which starts May 1. The new cabinet members are: Caleb Durenberger, president Steve Wilsens, vice president of the College of Chiropractic Leah Eichmiller, vice president of

Northwestern Health Sciences University Student Senate Elects New Cabinet

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. Students at Northwestern Health Sciences University recently elected a new Student Senate Cabinet. The new members will take office at the beginning of the 2011 summer trimester, which starts May 1. The new cabinet members are: Caleb Durenberger, president Steve Wilsens, vice president of the College of Chiropractic Leah Eichmiller, vice president of

IPPT Career School Offers Open Houses Featuring Information on Newly Accredited Programs

North Hollywood, CA, March 21, 2011 -- Newly accredited IPPT Career School's upcoming open houses will feature information about classes, schedules, financial aid and more. Free refreshments and chair massages will be provided for attendees. Pre-registration is required. IPPT Career School was recently accredited by The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award

IPPT Career School Offers Open Houses Featuring Information on Newly Accredited Programs

North Hollywood, CA, March 21, 2011 -- Newly accredited IPPT Career School's upcoming open houses will feature information about classes, schedules, financial aid and more. Free refreshments and chair massages will be provided for attendees. Pre-registration is required. IPPT Career School was recently accredited by The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award

National Massage Therapy Institute Adopts North Star Test-Prep Software

Philadelphia, PA, March 14, 2011 --(PR.com)-- National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) will now provide its students with a premier test-prep course for the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork through North Star Learning as part of its core curriculum. North Star is a computer-based online program that provides students with an opportunity to

National Massage Therapy Institute Adopts North Star Test-Prep Software

Philadelphia, PA, March 14, 2011 --(PR.com)-- National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) will now provide its students with a premier test-prep course for the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork through North Star Learning as part of its core curriculum. North Star is a computer-based online program that provides students with an opportunity to

Going Back to School Part 3: Daily Study System

While many future massage therapists are looking to get out of the corporate ideology and work environment, the old corporate adage is true for going back to school, "Failure to plan is planning to fail." This article will incorporate many different strategies and ideas designed to help the busy adult learner achieve academic success. Let's

Going Back to School Part 3: Daily Study System

While many future massage therapists are looking to get out of the corporate ideology and work environment, the old corporate adage is true for going back to school, "Failure to plan is planning to fail." This article will incorporate many different strategies and ideas designed to help the busy adult learner achieve academic success. Let's

Estimated Business Expenses

This chart covers the basic startup costs for a massage practice. In this example, it costs between $7,500 and $9,000 (and possibly more) to open a practice and at least another $7,500 to operate it for six months. If you plan for massage to be your sole source of income, ideally, you would have $16,000

Estimated Business Expenses

This chart covers the basic startup costs for a massage practice. In this example, it costs between $7,500 and $9,000 (and possibly more) to open a practice and at least another $7,500 to operate it for six months. If you plan for massage to be your sole source of income, ideally, you would have $16,000

Projecting Startup Costs

The costs of starting and running a business can be daunting, which is why many people opt to work for others. According to a 1993 report published by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the median startup cost for a solo business owner to open the door is $6,000. In 2006, the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business

Projecting Startup Costs

The costs of starting and running a business can be daunting, which is why many people opt to work for others. According to a 1993 report published by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the median startup cost for a solo business owner to open the door is $6,000. In 2006, the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business

Massage Educator Hosting Online Learning Community for Massage Students and Schools

Howell, NJ - February 17, 2011 - Before you invest time and money in seeking out online assistance for learning the anatomy and physiology of the muscle system of the body, take a look at the online learning resource available to massage students and schools at www.betterpostureschool.com/. Students will have the benefit of learning from

Massage Educator Hosting Online Learning Community for Massage Students and Schools

Howell, NJ - February 17, 2011 - Before you invest time and money in seeking out online assistance for learning the anatomy and physiology of the muscle system of the body, take a look at the online learning resource available to massage students and schools at www.betterpostureschool.com/. Students will have the benefit of learning from

National Massage Therapy Institute Introduces Its New Massage Specialties

Philadelphia, PA, March 04, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) has created two massage therapy specialties as additions to its core curriculum. These specialties in sports massage and muscle performance therapies and prenatal, infant and geriatric massage therapies were created to meet industry demands, and will help make students more marketable to potential

National Massage Therapy Institute Introduces Its New Massage Specialties

Philadelphia, PA, March 04, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) has created two massage therapy specialties as additions to its core curriculum. These specialties in sports massage and muscle performance therapies and prenatal, infant and geriatric massage therapies were created to meet industry demands, and will help make students more marketable to potential

National Massage Therapy Institute to Host Massage Therapy Career Fairs

National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) is inviting local employers to take part in its upcoming massage therapy career fairs. Each of the four campuses will host local employers for a day. Students will be encouraged to network with employers while NMTI's career services team aids employers in selecting qualified massage therapists to fit their businesses.

National Massage Therapy Institute to Host Massage Therapy Career Fairs

National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) is inviting local employers to take part in its upcoming massage therapy career fairs. Each of the four campuses will host local employers for a day. Students will be encouraged to network with employers while NMTI's career services team aids employers in selecting qualified massage therapists to fit their businesses.

Going Back to School Part 2: In-Class Learning

While many future massage therapists are looking to get out of the corporate ideology and work environment, the old corporate adage is true for going back to school, "Failure to plan is planning to fail." This article will incorporate many different strategies and ideas designed to help the busy adult learner achieve academic success. Let's

Going Back to School Part 2: In-Class Learning

While many future massage therapists are looking to get out of the corporate ideology and work environment, the old corporate adage is true for going back to school, "Failure to plan is planning to fail." This article will incorporate many different strategies and ideas designed to help the busy adult learner achieve academic success. Let's

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, a Division of Atlanta School of Massage, Introduces Eco-friendly Skin Care Line: Lotus Moon

Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) Jan. 31, 2011. Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, a division of Atlanta School of Massage, will now train students using the exclusive new skin-care line Lotus Moon. This product was chosen by one of Georgia's premier esthetician schools because it combines aromatherapy and principles of ayurveda with high levels of anti-aging active ingredients

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, a Division of Atlanta School of Massage, Introduces Eco-friendly Skin Care Line: Lotus Moon

Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) Jan. 31, 2011. Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, a division of Atlanta School of Massage, will now train students using the exclusive new skin-care line Lotus Moon. This product was chosen by one of Georgia's premier esthetician schools because it combines aromatherapy and principles of ayurveda with high levels of anti-aging active ingredients

Stay Visible with Networking

Word-of-mouth referrals are a massage therapist's most essential marketing tool. But how do you generate buzz about your practice? The answer lies in networking. Networking is essential for massage therapists, whether one is in private practice, runs an outcall business or is employed by a franchise or clinic. The best way to let people know

Stay Visible with Networking

Word-of-mouth referrals are a massage therapist's most essential marketing tool. But how do you generate buzz about your practice? The answer lies in networking. Networking is essential for massage therapists, whether one is in private practice, runs an outcall business or is employed by a franchise or clinic. The best way to let people know

For Seattle-Area Massage Envy Affiliates, Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy Grads are Top Picks for Staff Practitioners

SEATTLE, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a vice president for Massage Envy, CG Funk says hiring a professional staff of qualified massage therapists, knowledgeable in all aspects of massage therapy, is the most important part of her job. "Our priority is hiring an expert staff that can address the varied needs of customers, whether

For Seattle-Area Massage Envy Affiliates, Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy Grads are Top Picks for Staff Practitioners

SEATTLE, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a vice president for Massage Envy, CG Funk says hiring a professional staff of qualified massage therapists, knowledgeable in all aspects of massage therapy, is the most important part of her job. "Our priority is hiring an expert staff that can address the varied needs of customers, whether

Build Your Business and Credibility through Public Speaking

Would you like to sell to 40 prospects at the same time? Well, step up to the microphone. Service organizations like Kiwanis, Rotary, Lion's or Optimist Clubs are always looking for a speaker to address their group for free. It's a win-win situation; they get a speaker at no charge. You have a terrific promotional

Build Your Business and Credibility through Public Speaking

Would you like to sell to 40 prospects at the same time? Well, step up to the microphone. Service organizations like Kiwanis, Rotary, Lion's or Optimist Clubs are always looking for a speaker to address their group for free. It's a win-win situation; they get a speaker at no charge. You have a terrific promotional

Going Back to School Part 1: Organization

While many future massage therapists are looking to get out of the corporate ideology and work environment, the old corporate adage is true for going back to school, "Failure to plan is planning to fail." This article will incorporate many different strategies and ideas designed to help the busy adult learner achieve academic success. Let's

Going Back to School Part 1: Organization

While many future massage therapists are looking to get out of the corporate ideology and work environment, the old corporate adage is true for going back to school, "Failure to plan is planning to fail." This article will incorporate many different strategies and ideas designed to help the busy adult learner achieve academic success. Let's

Former Wilderness EMT Enjoys New Career as Professional Massage Therapist

Patrick Hicks, 47, a recent graduate of Cortiva Institute-Seattle School of Massage Therapy, decided that after working for years as a carpenter and wilderness EMT, "I wanted to find a profession that was a continuous dance between body, mind and spirit," and so he decided to pursue a career as a professional massage therapist. Originally

Former Wilderness EMT Enjoys New Career as Professional Massage Therapist

Patrick Hicks, 47, a recent graduate of Cortiva Institute-Seattle School of Massage Therapy, decided that after working for years as a carpenter and wilderness EMT, "I wanted to find a profession that was a continuous dance between body, mind and spirit," and so he decided to pursue a career as a professional massage therapist. Originally

Utilizing Online Education in Massage School

Online education utilized in the massage profession can add great value to any massage school and instructor. There are now some excellent software programs available to study anatomy and physiology, featuring graphics that more than likely exceed the artistic talents of a massage instructor. Hands-on massage education will-and should-remain exactly that: hands-on, face-to-face massage class

Utilizing Online Education in Massage School

Online education utilized in the massage profession can add great value to any massage school and instructor. There are now some excellent software programs available to study anatomy and physiology, featuring graphics that more than likely exceed the artistic talents of a massage instructor. Hands-on massage education will-and should-remain exactly that: hands-on, face-to-face massage class

ABMP Announces 2011 School Workshop Tour to 27 Cities

Instructors on the front lines address student motivation and learning Golden, Colo., Dec. 8 - Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) has announced its 2011 schedule for the next Instructors on the Front Lines workshops, with sessions planned in 27 cities across the nation from January through November. The six-hour sessions, titled "From Handholding to

ABMP Announces 2011 School Workshop Tour to 27 Cities

Instructors on the front lines address student motivation and learning Golden, Colo., Dec. 8 - Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) has announced its 2011 schedule for the next Instructors on the Front Lines workshops, with sessions planned in 27 cities across the nation from January through November. The six-hour sessions, titled "From Handholding to

Therapeutic Relations in the Massage Profession

There may come a time when you are confronted with an angry client. If this happens, how do you respond? A few massage-therapist colleagues and I set out to discover how other professions react in situations where they are confronted with angry clients. In the first year of my 2,200-hour massage program, I remember having

Therapeutic Relations in the Massage Profession

There may come a time when you are confronted with an angry client. If this happens, how do you respond? A few massage-therapist colleagues and I set out to discover how other professions react in situations where they are confronted with angry clients. In the first year of my 2,200-hour massage program, I remember having

Aromatherapy: Six Easy, Affordable Ways to a Happier, Healthier Winter

At this time of year, it's easy to let stress get the best of us. And while there are a myriad of chemical and pharmaceutical remedies for our problems, aromatherapy offers a natural, effective and pleasurable way to bolster our health, happiness and well-being. Below are six simple ways to combat fatigue, stress and winter

Aromatherapy: Six Easy, Affordable Ways to a Happier, Healthier Winter

At this time of year, it's easy to let stress get the best of us. And while there are a myriad of chemical and pharmaceutical remedies for our problems, aromatherapy offers a natural, effective and pleasurable way to bolster our health, happiness and well-being. Below are six simple ways to combat fatigue, stress and winter

Anthem College New Name for High-Tech Institute

High-Tech Institute in Irving, Texas, has been renamed Anthem College, as Anthem Education Group finalizes its transition to unify its family of 23 schools located nationwide. "Anthem Education Group is a family of schools, offering similar programs in multiple markets, and as a family, our schools should have a transparent name for all members," said

Anthem College New Name for High-Tech Institute

High-Tech Institute in Irving, Texas, has been renamed Anthem College, as Anthem Education Group finalizes its transition to unify its family of 23 schools located nationwide. "Anthem Education Group is a family of schools, offering similar programs in multiple markets, and as a family, our schools should have a transparent name for all members," said

ACHS Graduates its First Masters of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine Student

Portland, Oregon--Oct. 7, 2010--Congratulations Roma-Dakini Alexander, M.S., (R) (T) (F) C.R.T., the first student to graduate from the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) Masters of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) degree program. Launched in 2008, the ACHS Masters in CAM was the first program of its kind to be accredited in the U.S.

ACHS Graduates its First Masters of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine Student

Portland, Oregon--Oct. 7, 2010--Congratulations Roma-Dakini Alexander, M.S., (R) (T) (F) C.R.T., the first student to graduate from the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) Masters of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) degree program. Launched in 2008, the ACHS Masters in CAM was the first program of its kind to be accredited in the U.S.

The fall and winter seasons are the busiest time for many massage therapists. Gift-certificate sales can be brisk for the holidays, and massage therapists may see more new clients compared to any other time of the year. Although you can't directly charge for your services as a student, you can still receive valuable experience marketing

Marketing Gift Certificates for the Holidays

The fall and winter seasons are the busiest time for many massage therapists. Gift-certificate sales can be brisk for the holidays, and massage therapists may see more new clients compared to any other time of the year. Although you can't directly charge for your services as a student, you can still receive valuable experience marketing

Faculty Member Voted ‘Favorite Body Worker’

Brian Watt, a faculty member of Cortiva Institute-Scottsdale School of Massage Therapy, was voted "Favorite Body Worker" in a recent Natural Awakenings magazine poll. The 2010 Natural Choice Awards, according to the magazine, "give readers the opportunity to give individuals, services and businesses in the Valley each year who deserve recognition for their efforts in

Faculty Member Voted ‘Favorite Body Worker’

Brian Watt, a faculty member of Cortiva Institute-Scottsdale School of Massage Therapy, was voted "Favorite Body Worker" in a recent Natural Awakenings magazine poll. The 2010 Natural Choice Awards, according to the magazine, "give readers the opportunity to give individuals, services and businesses in the Valley each year who deserve recognition for their efforts in

Is Massage Supposed to Hurt?

There are many types of massage, and some might cause a mild degree of discomfort during treatment. No method of massage should cause significant discomfort that could be considered painful. You can establish communication to determine the differences between mild discomfort and pain by implementing a pain scale that is discussed pre-massage. The typical pain

Is Massage Supposed to Hurt?

There are many types of massage, and some might cause a mild degree of discomfort during treatment. No method of massage should cause significant discomfort that could be considered painful. You can establish communication to determine the differences between mild discomfort and pain by implementing a pain scale that is discussed pre-massage. The typical pain

Set Career Goals

One of the most challenging aspects of being a massage therapist is the tendency to define who you are by what you do. Sometimes this is consciously done, but more often than not, it's subtle and below most people's radar. This makes the idea of setting career goals crucial as well as problematic. Unlike some

Set Career Goals

One of the most challenging aspects of being a massage therapist is the tendency to define who you are by what you do. Sometimes this is consciously done, but more often than not, it's subtle and below most people's radar. This makes the idea of setting career goals crucial as well as problematic. Unlike some

Nailing That Next Presentation

Many recruitment and human-resource specialists believe a lack of presentation skills can be damaging to career advancement. In a survey of more than 300 businesses, conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Leap initiative, 89 percent of employers stated they want colleges to place more emphasis on oral, written and visual communication; that

Nailing That Next Presentation

Many recruitment and human-resource specialists believe a lack of presentation skills can be damaging to career advancement. In a survey of more than 300 businesses, conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Leap initiative, 89 percent of employers stated they want colleges to place more emphasis on oral, written and visual communication; that

Determine Your Specialty

For recent graduates of a massage-therapy program, choosing a specialty can be as overwhelming as choosing a treatment from a five-star hotel's spa menu. They may all sound wonderful, but how does one choose? While there are hundreds of massage modalities in existence, most of them can be grouped into three main categories or specialties:

Determine Your Specialty

For recent graduates of a massage-therapy program, choosing a specialty can be as overwhelming as choosing a treatment from a five-star hotel's spa menu. They may all sound wonderful, but how does one choose? While there are hundreds of massage modalities in existence, most of them can be grouped into three main categories or specialties:

New Milady Resource Helps Graduating Beauty and Wellness Students Find Employment After School

Clifton Park, NY, September 21, 2010- Milady, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of beauty and wellness learning solutions, has announced the availability of Beauty & Wellness Career Transitions, a new online job preparation tool for beauty and wellness students. This comprehensive resource helps graduating students prepare for the job market as well

New Milady Resource Helps Graduating Beauty and Wellness Students Find Employment After School

Clifton Park, NY, September 21, 2010- Milady, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of beauty and wellness learning solutions, has announced the availability of Beauty & Wellness Career Transitions, a new online job preparation tool for beauty and wellness students. This comprehensive resource helps graduating students prepare for the job market as well

American College of Healthcare Sciences named 2011 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine

Portland, Oregon--August 16, 2010--The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been named a military friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine for 2011, its second year to receive this honor. ACHS was previously named a military friendly school for 2010, an honor ranking ACHS in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools

American College of Healthcare Sciences named 2011 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine

Portland, Oregon--August 16, 2010--The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been named a military friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine for 2011, its second year to receive this honor. ACHS was previously named a military friendly school for 2010, an honor ranking ACHS in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools

Employment Strategies for Massage Therapists

Do you need to schedule time to study every day? When you graduate, your employment strategy will include your personality, the setting you wish to work in and the population you wish to work on. This past decade has seen tremendous growth in the acceptance and opportunities for massage. Some employment opportunities include:• Airports• Asian

Employment Strategies for Massage Therapists

Do you need to schedule time to study every day? When you graduate, your employment strategy will include your personality, the setting you wish to work in and the population you wish to work on. This past decade has seen tremendous growth in the acceptance and opportunities for massage. Some employment opportunities include:• Airports• Asian

Are you tired of not getting what you want? Do you feel as if your colleagues or staff aren't listening to you or following through on their commitments? If so, prepare for a little feng shui for your mind.   Create Harmony and Flow, Not Clutter and Disappointment For those unfamiliar with this ancient Chinese

Feng Shui for the Mind: Keys to Uncluttered Communication

Are you tired of not getting what you want? Do you feel as if your colleagues or staff aren't listening to you or following through on their commitments? If so, prepare for a little feng shui for your mind.   Create Harmony and Flow, Not Clutter and Disappointment For those unfamiliar with this ancient Chinese

Massage Therapy Students Volunteer Time and Skills at Adaptive Rowing Event

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage therapy student volunteers from Cortiva Institute-Pennsylvania School of Massage Therapy will lend their time and skills to the Bayada Regatta, one of the first adaptive rowing competitions for athletes with disabilities, on Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph's University Boathouse, 2200 Kelly Drive in

Massage Therapy Students Volunteer Time and Skills at Adaptive Rowing Event

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage therapy student volunteers from Cortiva Institute-Pennsylvania School of Massage Therapy will lend their time and skills to the Bayada Regatta, one of the first adaptive rowing competitions for athletes with disabilities, on Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph's University Boathouse, 2200 Kelly Drive in

ACHS Launches New Course Topics in Holistic Nutrition

Portland, Oregon--July 1, 2010--American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has announced the launch of Topics in Holistic Nutrition (NUT 309) Sept. 20, 2010. The newest addition to ACHS's innovative holistic nutrition curriculum, Topics in Holistic Nutrition is a critical review of popular media topics and current research into nutrition, food and health. Topics in Holistic

ACHS Launches New Course Topics in Holistic Nutrition

Portland, Oregon--July 1, 2010--American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has announced the launch of Topics in Holistic Nutrition (NUT 309) Sept. 20, 2010. The newest addition to ACHS's innovative holistic nutrition curriculum, Topics in Holistic Nutrition is a critical review of popular media topics and current research into nutrition, food and health. Topics in Holistic

Integrative Medical Association Debuts Discounted Student Membership

To help facilitate and support the professional development of medical students, AAIM, a renowned integrative medical association, has released a discounted student membership July 6, 2010, Springfield, MO - The American Association of Integrative Medicine, the medical society for the 21st century, has announced a means for medical professionals in training to continue their education

Integrative Medical Association Debuts Discounted Student Membership

To help facilitate and support the professional development of medical students, AAIM, a renowned integrative medical association, has released a discounted student membership July 6, 2010, Springfield, MO - The American Association of Integrative Medicine, the medical society for the 21st century, has announced a means for medical professionals in training to continue their education

Cortiva Massage Therapy Students Lend a Healing Touch at Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of volunteer students from Cortiva Institute--Pennsylvania School of Massage Therapy has put their considerable skills to work by providing massage therapy to participants in the recent Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon. The Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon took place June 27. Triathlon events involve swimming, cycling and biking and

Cortiva Massage Therapy Students Lend a Healing Touch at Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of volunteer students from Cortiva Institute--Pennsylvania School of Massage Therapy has put their considerable skills to work by providing massage therapy to participants in the recent Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon. The Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon took place June 27. Triathlon events involve swimming, cycling and biking and

Pediatric Tuina: Ancient Chinese Massage for Children

I have 2-year-old twin boys, Daniel and Jack. When my smaller one, Jack, was 3 months old, he suffered from colic after breastfeeding almost once a day. When he was in pain, he would cry and his belly would be very tight to the touch. I began to massage his abdomen beside the belly button

Pediatric Tuina: Ancient Chinese Massage for Children

I have 2-year-old twin boys, Daniel and Jack. When my smaller one, Jack, was 3 months old, he suffered from colic after breastfeeding almost once a day. When he was in pain, he would cry and his belly would be very tight to the touch. I began to massage his abdomen beside the belly button

Tai Sophia Institute Holds 2010 Commencement Ceremony

Evening celebrates accomplishments of the wellness practitioners and leaders of tomorrow June 7, 2010 (Laurel, MD) - Tai Sophia Institute, an accredited graduate school for wellness studies, will celebrate the accomplishments of the 90 practitioners and leaders of the Institute's 2009-2010 graduating class at its annual commencement ceremony at the Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia,

Tai Sophia Institute Holds 2010 Commencement Ceremony

Evening celebrates accomplishments of the wellness practitioners and leaders of tomorrow June 7, 2010 (Laurel, MD) - Tai Sophia Institute, an accredited graduate school for wellness studies, will celebrate the accomplishments of the 90 practitioners and leaders of the Institute's 2009-2010 graduating class at its annual commencement ceremony at the Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia,

Northwestern Health Sciences University Hosts Annual ‘Back In Shape’ Event

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Back in Shape 5k event hosted by Northwestern Health Sciences University offers something for runners, walkers and even spectators. The event is on June 12, 2010, in Bloomington, Minnesota, and features a 5k run, a walk, kids' events and a huge mascot race. The Center for Diagnostic Imaging Back in Shape

Northwestern Health Sciences University Hosts Annual ‘Back In Shape’ Event

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Back in Shape 5k event hosted by Northwestern Health Sciences University offers something for runners, walkers and even spectators. The event is on June 12, 2010, in Bloomington, Minnesota, and features a 5k run, a walk, kids' events and a huge mascot race. The Center for Diagnostic Imaging Back in Shape

If you're a recent graduate or about to complete your final semester or quarter before graduation, have you sought out a career services representative at your school to discuss career path options and embark upon a job search? Have you given serious thought about where you would like to work and for whom? If the

Job Placement Services for Massage Students

If you're a recent graduate or about to complete your final semester or quarter before graduation, have you sought out a career services representative at your school to discuss career path options and embark upon a job search? Have you given serious thought about where you would like to work and for whom? If the

How to Secure Financing

To provide sound advice for this article, I interviewed Tony Castellano, the former executive director of JPMorgan Chase. He has launched 40 businesses in his 40-year career, and is now retired from banking. He currently teaches classes in health and wellness entrepreneurship at the College of Lake County in Illinois and is the area manager

How to Secure Financing

To provide sound advice for this article, I interviewed Tony Castellano, the former executive director of JPMorgan Chase. He has launched 40 businesses in his 40-year career, and is now retired from banking. He currently teaches classes in health and wellness entrepreneurship at the College of Lake County in Illinois and is the area manager

Going Beyond Massage: What is Chi Nei Tsang?

An interview between a Chi Nei Tsang instructor and a holistic massage therapist Patricia C. Nuovo (PCN): Can you tell me a little about Chi Nei Tsang and its history?Francesca A. Fasano (FAF): Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is Taoist in origin. In a nutshell, the Taoist monks of ancient China developed it and Chi Kung

Going Beyond Massage: What is Chi Nei Tsang?

An interview between a Chi Nei Tsang instructor and a holistic massage therapist Patricia C. Nuovo (PCN): Can you tell me a little about Chi Nei Tsang and its history?Francesca A. Fasano (FAF): Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is Taoist in origin. In a nutshell, the Taoist monks of ancient China developed it and Chi Kung

Cortiva Institute-Florida School of Massage Therapy Hosts Career Fair

TAMPA, Fla., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For students graduating with a diploma in professional massage therapy, the news is good. The U.S. Department of Labor's 2009-2010 Occupational Outlook Handbook states that employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 20 percent through 2016, faster than average for all occupations. To help graduates find successful and

Cortiva Institute-Florida School of Massage Therapy Hosts Career Fair

TAMPA, Fla., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For students graduating with a diploma in professional massage therapy, the news is good. The U.S. Department of Labor's 2009-2010 Occupational Outlook Handbook states that employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 20 percent through 2016, faster than average for all occupations. To help graduates find successful and

Social Networks that Boost Your Business

by Daniel Burrus Most people are familiar with the term "Web 2.0," which refers to a second generation of Web development and design that focuses on fostering social networking via the Web. Innovative companies are beginning to embrace Web 2.0 as a way to enhance communication, information sharing and collaboration, thereby allowing them to work

Social Networks that Boost Your Business

by Daniel Burrus Most people are familiar with the term "Web 2.0," which refers to a second generation of Web development and design that focuses on fostering social networking via the Web. Innovative companies are beginning to embrace Web 2.0 as a way to enhance communication, information sharing and collaboration, thereby allowing them to work

Selecting Massage Therapy Continuing Education Classes

There are many wonderful opportunities in the massage community designed to deepen your educational experience. Whether it's participating in a classroom environment utilizing kinesthetic hands-on techniques or participating in interesting and informative online massage therapy continuing education (CE) courses, there are many opportunities from which to choose. Researching CE requirements To begin your research, obtain

Selecting Massage Therapy Continuing Education Classes

There are many wonderful opportunities in the massage community designed to deepen your educational experience. Whether it's participating in a classroom environment utilizing kinesthetic hands-on techniques or participating in interesting and informative online massage therapy continuing education (CE) courses, there are many opportunities from which to choose. Researching CE requirements To begin your research, obtain

Tai Sophia Institute Offers Individual Graduate-Level Courses

Courses part of new wellness-based graduate certificate programs April 5, 2010 (Laurel, MD) - For the first time ever, Tai Sophia Institute is opening enrollment for a special selection of its wellness-focused, graduate-level academic courses to members of the general public. "As part of our commitment to be a leading academic institution for wellness-based studies,

Tai Sophia Institute Offers Individual Graduate-Level Courses

Courses part of new wellness-based graduate certificate programs April 5, 2010 (Laurel, MD) - For the first time ever, Tai Sophia Institute is opening enrollment for a special selection of its wellness-focused, graduate-level academic courses to members of the general public. "As part of our commitment to be a leading academic institution for wellness-based studies,

ACHS Mediterranean Holistic Cuisine Summer Session Unique Combination of Instruction and Relaxation

Portland, Oregon--April 13, 2010--Sun-kissed isles and tantalizing cuisine, holistic nutrition learning vacations from the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) offer full immersion and an authentic Greek isle experience. Through engaging hands-on study, you'll learn the many health benefits and cooking techniques of the Mediterranean diet during ACHS's Mediterranean Holistic Cuisine Summer Session in Greece

ACHS Mediterranean Holistic Cuisine Summer Session Unique Combination of Instruction and Relaxation

Portland, Oregon--April 13, 2010--Sun-kissed isles and tantalizing cuisine, holistic nutrition learning vacations from the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) offer full immersion and an authentic Greek isle experience. Through engaging hands-on study, you'll learn the many health benefits and cooking techniques of the Mediterranean diet during ACHS's Mediterranean Holistic Cuisine Summer Session in Greece

New Massage Therapy Certificate Program Enables Students to Reach Career Goals and Enter Workforce Faster

New program from Boulder College of Massage Therapy offers students innovative curriculum and comprehensive training in only nine months Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 7, 2010 -- Recognizing that the current economic climate is forcing many potential students to make tough decisions about their education plans, the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) has unveiled a

New Massage Therapy Certificate Program Enables Students to Reach Career Goals and Enter Workforce Faster

New program from Boulder College of Massage Therapy offers students innovative curriculum and comprehensive training in only nine months Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 7, 2010 -- Recognizing that the current economic climate is forcing many potential students to make tough decisions about their education plans, the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) has unveiled a

ACHS Students Can Now Have Their College Exams Proctored Online with ProctorU

Portland, Oregon--March 15, 2010--American College of Healthcare Sciences has announced students enrolled in their degree, diploma and certificate programs can now have their college exams conveniently proctored online. ACHS President Dorene Petersen said the college is always looking for solutions that simplify the learning process for its online students. Petersen said,"The online ProctorU service provides

ACHS Students Can Now Have Their College Exams Proctored Online with ProctorU

Portland, Oregon--March 15, 2010--American College of Healthcare Sciences has announced students enrolled in their degree, diploma and certificate programs can now have their college exams conveniently proctored online. ACHS President Dorene Petersen said the college is always looking for solutions that simplify the learning process for its online students. Petersen said,"The online ProctorU service provides

Learning Styles for the Massage Student

There are several ways to learn, and each person learns differently. Do you know your learning mode and style? There are three major learning modes: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. However, more are being defined, along with multiple styles of learning within each mode. In fact, there are more than 80 different models of how we

Learning Styles for the Massage Student

There are several ways to learn, and each person learns differently. Do you know your learning mode and style? There are three major learning modes: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. However, more are being defined, along with multiple styles of learning within each mode. In fact, there are more than 80 different models of how we

Build Your Practice with Massage Gift Certificates

Six easy ways to boost your income with this essential business tool Gift certificates are the original word-of-mouth marketing tool, and they are often the first contact people have with you. Help satisfied clients support your efforts to spread the word by offering them a choice of attractive, warm and professional gift certificates. Make the

Build Your Practice with Massage Gift Certificates

Six easy ways to boost your income with this essential business tool Gift certificates are the original word-of-mouth marketing tool, and they are often the first contact people have with you. Help satisfied clients support your efforts to spread the word by offering them a choice of attractive, warm and professional gift certificates. Make the

Your Path to Success

Based on the article "Pushing Toward Greatness: How to Develop Skills that will Put You on the Path of Success," by David Kent, MASSAGE Magazine, Issue 134, July 2007 Begin your journey toward greatness by evaluating your goals and asking yourself some basic questions. Remember to keep them positive and empowering. What areas of bodywork

Your Path to Success

Based on the article "Pushing Toward Greatness: How to Develop Skills that will Put You on the Path of Success," by David Kent, MASSAGE Magazine, Issue 134, July 2007 Begin your journey toward greatness by evaluating your goals and asking yourself some basic questions. Remember to keep them positive and empowering. What areas of bodywork

‘Helping Hands’ Fundraiser at Centennial College to Support the Stephen Lewis Foundation

TORONTO, March 11 /CNW/ - Centennial College's massage therapy students are hosting their seventh annual Helping Hands, Helping Hearts! fundraising event on March 27, 2010. The supervised students will be offering therapeutic massages to the public between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. A one-hour treatment costs $30, while additional donations are also welcome. All proceeds

‘Helping Hands’ Fundraiser at Centennial College to Support the Stephen Lewis Foundation

TORONTO, March 11 /CNW/ - Centennial College's massage therapy students are hosting their seventh annual Helping Hands, Helping Hearts! fundraising event on March 27, 2010. The supervised students will be offering therapeutic massages to the public between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. A one-hour treatment costs $30, while additional donations are also welcome. All proceeds

You've decided to go to massage-therapy school, and in your research you find there are more than 300 accredited massage schools and programs in the U.S., and almost 2,000 total massage schools. With so many options, you need a game plan for choosing the right massage school for you.   Get Some Background Begin by

How to Choose a Massage School

You've decided to go to massage-therapy school, and in your research you find there are more than 300 accredited massage schools and programs in the U.S., and almost 2,000 total massage schools. With so many options, you need a game plan for choosing the right massage school for you.   Get Some Background Begin by

Preparing Your Massage Business for the Long Term

In order to help you become a successful massage therapist, I could use such business terms as "strategic marketing," "USP" and many others---but that will just confuse you. Instead, I'm going to teach you some easy ways to understand massage therapy as a business. Once you understand that any massage therapist who works for herself

Preparing Your Massage Business for the Long Term

In order to help you become a successful massage therapist, I could use such business terms as "strategic marketing," "USP" and many others---but that will just confuse you. Instead, I'm going to teach you some easy ways to understand massage therapy as a business. Once you understand that any massage therapist who works for herself

Northwestern Health Sciences University Developing New Website and Branding

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Northwestern Health Sciences University is in the process of developing a new website and a new institutional mark, color palette and font family, culminating months of work to redefine its brand and core messaging. The branding efforts also include refining the institution's core brand message. The website and new identity will be

Northwestern Health Sciences University Developing New Website and Branding

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Northwestern Health Sciences University is in the process of developing a new website and a new institutional mark, color palette and font family, culminating months of work to redefine its brand and core messaging. The branding efforts also include refining the institution's core brand message. The website and new identity will be

Northwestern Health Sciences University Emerges as a Leader Among Massage Therapy Schools

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Just eight years after being founded, The School of Massage Therapy at Northwestern Health Sciences University has emerged as a national leader and trendsetter among other massage therapy schools. According to Dale Healey, D.C., dean of the School of Massage Therapy, "Northwestern is seen as a beacon for massage therapy schools. The

Northwestern Health Sciences University Emerges as a Leader Among Massage Therapy Schools

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Just eight years after being founded, The School of Massage Therapy at Northwestern Health Sciences University has emerged as a national leader and trendsetter among other massage therapy schools. According to Dale Healey, D.C., dean of the School of Massage Therapy, "Northwestern is seen as a beacon for massage therapy schools. The

ACHS Gears Up for Better Living Show at the Expo Center March 26-28

Jan. 26, 2010--Portland, Oregon--American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is gearing up for the 2010 Energy Trust Better Living Show at the Portland Expo Center March 26 to 28. The college, exhibiting for its second year, will have new this year interactive holistic health presentations and lifestyle displays, as well as holistic health experts and

ACHS Gears Up for Better Living Show at the Expo Center March 26-28

Jan. 26, 2010--Portland, Oregon--American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is gearing up for the 2010 Energy Trust Better Living Show at the Portland Expo Center March 26 to 28. The college, exhibiting for its second year, will have new this year interactive holistic health presentations and lifestyle displays, as well as holistic health experts and

Marketing Massage with Postcard Mailings

As you begin to establish your practice, you'll be focused on how to get more people on your massage table. Most of them will like what you do so much they'll come back. These are the people who will be your bread and butter, and to keep them scheduling, you should stay in touch with

Marketing Massage with Postcard Mailings

As you begin to establish your practice, you'll be focused on how to get more people on your massage table. Most of them will like what you do so much they'll come back. These are the people who will be your bread and butter, and to keep them scheduling, you should stay in touch with

Enhance Massage Skills with Continuing Education

Are you currently in an entry-level massage therapy job and want to take your career to the next level? Do you want to break into the burgeoning health-care industry and practice in a medical setting, such as a hospital, nursing home or sports-medicine facility? Perhaps you have a love of animals and want to practice

Enhance Massage Skills with Continuing Education

Are you currently in an entry-level massage therapy job and want to take your career to the next level? Do you want to break into the burgeoning health-care industry and practice in a medical setting, such as a hospital, nursing home or sports-medicine facility? Perhaps you have a love of animals and want to practice

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago Appoints New Campus Director, Dr. Edward Lamadrid

Licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist, board-certified herbalist and author of groundbreaking weight-loss study brings 25 years of experience to post CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2010 -- As any doctor of acupuncture will tell you, location of points is crucial to treatment. And to acupuncturist Dr. Edward Lamadrid, location is also crucial to his career---which is why he

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago Appoints New Campus Director, Dr. Edward Lamadrid

Licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist, board-certified herbalist and author of groundbreaking weight-loss study brings 25 years of experience to post CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2010 -- As any doctor of acupuncture will tell you, location of points is crucial to treatment. And to acupuncturist Dr. Edward Lamadrid, location is also crucial to his career---which is why he

Lomilomi: The Art of Sacred and Compassionate Touch

I have been a massage therapist for more than 20 years. During this time, I have studied many modalities that have inspired me in my practice. Ten years ago, I found myself moving to Hawaii-specifically the island of Kauai. I was there to study the ancient art of Hawaiian massage, known as lomilomi. The training

Lomilomi: The Art of Sacred and Compassionate Touch

I have been a massage therapist for more than 20 years. During this time, I have studied many modalities that have inspired me in my practice. Ten years ago, I found myself moving to Hawaii-specifically the island of Kauai. I was there to study the ancient art of Hawaiian massage, known as lomilomi. The training

Corinthian Colleges Signs Partnership With Massage Envy Clinics

Massage Clinics to Employ Everest Massage Therapy Graduates SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corinthian Colleges Inc. (CCi), parent company of Everest Universities, Everest Colleges and Everest Institutes, has signed an agreement with Massage Envy to offer conditional employment to Everest Massage Therapy graduates in the chain's clinics. Under the terms of the agreement,

Corinthian Colleges Signs Partnership With Massage Envy Clinics

Massage Clinics to Employ Everest Massage Therapy Graduates SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corinthian Colleges Inc. (CCi), parent company of Everest Universities, Everest Colleges and Everest Institutes, has signed an agreement with Massage Envy to offer conditional employment to Everest Massage Therapy graduates in the chain's clinics. Under the terms of the agreement,

ACHS Launches New Courses Targeting Health and Nutrition Education

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) announces two new courses for 2010 starting January 18, Personal and Community Health (HLTH 101) and Introduction to Nutrition (NUT 101), in response to the growing demand for accredited health and nutrition training. As interest in complementary alternative medicine (CAM) and "emphasis on disease prevention through improved dietary habits,"

ACHS Launches New Courses Targeting Health and Nutrition Education

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) announces two new courses for 2010 starting January 18, Personal and Community Health (HLTH 101) and Introduction to Nutrition (NUT 101), in response to the growing demand for accredited health and nutrition training. As interest in complementary alternative medicine (CAM) and "emphasis on disease prevention through improved dietary habits,"

Cortiva Institute To Host Workshop, Hands-On Opportunity for Prospective Students

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/--- Cortiva Institute Tucson will host an Introduction to Massage Therapy Workshop Dec. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the school's 6390 East Broadway Blvd. location, which will include an opportunity for participants to learn and practice basic massage strokes. "Massage therapy is a growing field and Cortiva Institute Tucson

Cortiva Institute To Host Workshop, Hands-On Opportunity for Prospective Students

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/--- Cortiva Institute Tucson will host an Introduction to Massage Therapy Workshop Dec. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the school's 6390 East Broadway Blvd. location, which will include an opportunity for participants to learn and practice basic massage strokes. "Massage therapy is a growing field and Cortiva Institute Tucson

Mentors: A Key to Succeeding as a Massage Therapist

"The ordinary literary man, even though he be an eminent historian, is ill-fitted to be a mentor in affairs of government. For ... things are for the most part very simple in books, and in practical life very complex."-Former President Woodrow Wilson You've received your certificate from massage school, passed the national certification test and

Mentors: A Key to Succeeding as a Massage Therapist

"The ordinary literary man, even though he be an eminent historian, is ill-fitted to be a mentor in affairs of government. For ... things are for the most part very simple in books, and in practical life very complex."-Former President Woodrow Wilson You've received your certificate from massage school, passed the national certification test and