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EASTERN BODYWORK PROGRAM

An Overview of Shiatsu & Eastern Bodywork Approaches to Health and Well-Being

Modern Shiatsu is firmly rooted in Taoist Philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Practitioners of Modern Shiatsu may draw upon a range of different forms of Shiatsu, e.g.: Five Element Shiatsu, Integrative Eclectic Shiatsu, Japanese Shiatsu, Macrobiotic Shiatsu, Shiatsu-Anma and Zen Shiatsu. Contemporary practitioners of Shiatsu continue the evolution of this ancient healing modality by integrating…
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Applying for Licensure in NJ as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist

Applying for Licensure as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist in NJ

Check out this helpful resource for massage school graduates from the NJ Massage Boards on Applying for Licensure in NJ as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist

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EveryBody Deserves Massage Week

Celebrate EveryBody Deserves Massage Week EveryBody Deserves Massage week is July 14-20. The intention of EveryBody Deserves Massage week is to inform the public about the many health benefits of massage therapy. If you already have received massage, this may not be news to you. There are a variety of medical conditions and health reasons that individuals seek…
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Become a Massage Therapist: Top Reasons Massage Therapists Love Their Jobs!

At ITM, we understand that the decision to go to massage school also involves a commitment about your career. It is not just the education but also the job you are after, and you want to make this choice wisely.

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Scholarship Opportunities for Massage Therapy Students

Scholarships are available for students in almost every field of study, including massage therapy. While a financial aid adviser can help identify financial aid options, it is up to students to do thorough research for additional sources of funding for massage school.  Here are some scholarships specifically aimed at massage therapy students seeking training. The…
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Updated Physical Activity Guidelines + Infographic

In the fall of last year, the United States Department of Health and Human Services released updated guidelines for daily and weekly prescriptive doses of exercises based on the past 10 years of evidence-based research. The second edition of the “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans” is the first update to their physical activity guidelines in…
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How to Choose the Right Massage Therapy School

One of the most important decisions any massage therapist makes is where to attain entry-level massage therapy training. You may be tempted to believe that all massage therapy training programs are more or less the same and will deliver the same training and skill. You may be surprised that there is actually a lot of…
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Diversifying Your Toolbox: The Benefits of Massage Therapy Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CE) is an integral and lifelong part of your massage therapy career. It is the key to keeping your practice up-to-date and expanding your knowledge. To make the most of your massage therapy continuing education, it is important to have a strategic and proactive approach. When choosing continuing education classes, it is important…
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A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Improving Research Literacy, Part I

Massage therapists are encouraged to maintain a commitment to fostering research literacy. Research literacy is the ability to find, read, understand, evaluate and apply research literature. Unfortunately, for many, keeping up with the latest research is intimidating. In this article, we will review a few basic concepts for improving research literacy for massage therapists, as…
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Pregnancy Massage Myths

There has always been a lot of folklore surrounding pregnancy, and unfortunately, there are several old wives tales and longstanding myths surrounding massage therapy during pregnancy. Evidence-based massage therapists have an opportunity to debunk pseudoscience and encourage expecting moms-to-be to relax and safely enjoy many benefits of pregnancy massage. Debunking Myths about Pregnancy Massage Many…
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