How to Eat Your Sunscreen, by Julia Savacool

June 5, 2013

More and more research shows that sunscreen alone cannot guarantee your skin is safe from UV damage, which is why—besides using a broad-spectrum sunscreen—you need to both eat antioxidants and apply them topically. “Studies have found that antioxidants reduce the likelihood of skin cancer and also neutralize free radicals to slow aging,” says Neil Sadick, …

ITM Students with AMTA at Spring Lake

June 3, 2013

ITM Team, The Spring Lake 5 mile run was held yesterday 5/23. It is the largest 5 mile race in the country with 12,500 runners this year. Although the weather was not nice (to say the least) our students were fantastic. Students were paired off with experience Sports Therapist from the AMTA Sports Team. The …

Article pertaining to Muscle Strain

May 15, 2013

An important part of every therapists daily routine should be self care. I came across an article in mens magazine that reminds us we need to take care of us as we are our most prized tool in our profession. Enjoy

The Elegance of Dermoneuromodulation by Jason Erickson

April 25, 2013

Touch rooted in modern neuroscience Massage therapy emphasizes the power and practice of touch. Most of what we do involves skin-to-skin contact. In that simplicity, we interact with our clients’ deepest complexity. From moment to moment, their bodies give us palpable feedback. If we listen and respond well, the results of a massage can be …

Mom Time, "Ravinders Day Spa"

April 24, 2013

Toddler snot on your suit jacket, wrinkled pants from sitting in a car driving teens (and their friends) everywhere they need to go, sleep deprivation from the newborn. Moms of kids all ages have one thing in common: while taking care of everything and everybody else, they forget to practice critical self-care strategies that can …

Huffington Post Article, Should You Drink Water After A Massage?

April 23, 2013

I came across this earlier today and found it interesting. Take a look let me know what you think, Huffington Post

Functional Neurology Program for Massage Therapists Coming to ITM

December 8, 2011

Recently, we were approached by Dr. Paul Thomas, about bringing his program, Certification in  in (Functional) Neurology for Bodyworkers, which includes Massage Therapists and Acupuncturists, to the New York / New Jersey / Pennsylvania area, and having ITM be the host. Being that we are frequently approached by different instructors and training organizations about using our facilities, we are …

New Continuing Education Registration Requirements for Massage Therapists

December 7, 2011

  The Board of Regents approved regulations to implement the statutory requirement (§7807 the Education Law) that becomes effective on January 1, 2012, requiring 36 hours of mandatory continuing education for re-registration of licensed massage therapists every three years. The requirement will be phased in during the first three years, so that those re-registering during …

How Can Massage Therapy Students Help Themselves? Learn Self Care 101

November 1, 2011

Many new classes are starting this fall at ITM and with the influx of students coming to the school, starting a career where they will be helping others, we thought to write a blog about how students can help themselves-self care 101 for the new massage therapist. The reason most massages therapists “burn out” is …

ITM works with Dina Manzo, RHONJ & Project Ladybug

October 7, 2011

Recently, Andrew Kamchi, our Director of Operations met Dina Manzo and Danielle (not Staub), her assistant, at The Brownstone in Paterson. Being that Dina has set up Project Ladybug, which supports the needs of families who have children with cancer, it seemed like a perfect fit as part of our ongoing community outreach program, and …