Pain Awareness Month: Chronic Pain & Massage Therapy

Pain Awareness Month: Chronic Pain & Massage Therapy September is pain awareness month. Knowing more about chronic pain can improve treatments and ease suffering. Fast Facts: What you need to know about Chronic Pain Chronic pain: Affects at least 50 million Americans  Is one of the most common reasons adults seek health care Can limit…
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Nurturing a Growth Mindset During Times of Uncertainty

Did you know that during times of uncertainty, our bodies more easily go into “survival mode”? Uncertainty can trigger stress, anxiety, and depression and easily activate the sympathetic autonomic nervous system: the infamous “fight or flight response.” Too much stress may negatively affect our immune system, sleep hygiene, and amplify stress by activating a vicious…
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School Closure Notice, 3/15/2020, COVID-19: Update to ITM Community

School Closure Notice, 3/15/2020, COVID-19: Update to ITM Community Dear Institute for Therapeutic Massage Community,  The dedicated school staff has worked hard over the past week, in the face of a challenging situation, to keep our schools as healthy and safe as possible. While, as of today, we continue to have no known cases of…
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COVID-19: 3/13/2020 Update to ITM Community

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) have been working collaboratively to respond with information for school communities on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China. Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are a cause for public health concern. The CDC and World Health Organization will continue to closely monitor the situation providing on-going guidance.

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Frequently Asked Questions about CE for NJ Massage License Renewal

Are you gearing up for your New Jersey Massage & Bodywork License Renewal? By November 30, 2020, you will need to fulfill your biennial massage therapy continuing education (CE) licensing requirements! Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about massage license renewal. We are also spotlighting some approved courses you can take this…
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History of Massage Series: Prehistoric and Ancient Roots

The history of massage is vast and varied. Massage is one of the oldest forms of healing, and the practice of massage is literally prehistoric. This is the first in a series on the history of massage discussing this prehistoric and ancient roots of massage and featuring some of basic highlights throughout time.

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New Resource: Massage Therapy Career Self-Assessment Guide

GET PRODUCTIVE! Take charge of your life with this career planning guide! We are excited to announce a NEW free resource to help you decide if a career in Massage Therapy is right for you: the “Massage Therapy Career Self-Assessment Guide”! This guide is designed to help you get razor-focused on the values, skills and aptitudes…
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10 Health and Wellness Ideas for 2020!

With the start of a new year, health and wellness is on many of our minds. Here are 10 self care ideas to consider in the new year!


Comprehensive Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course

Register now! This Massage CE course fulfills 2-cycles of NJ CE requirements and 3-cycles of NY CE requirements. Begins 1/4/20 in Haskell, NJ.


4 Ways to Celebrate Stress Awareness Day!

The first Wednesday of November is designated as International Stress Awareness Day! The timing is perfect, as gearing up for the holiday season means for a lot of people, heightened stress (PRO TIP: if this already sounds like you or someone you may know, you can also see our previous blog post on managing stress…
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