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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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5 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

November ushers in the holiday season—bringing with it great expectations for memorable and festive times with family and friends. For many of us, however, this time of year is also tinged with stress, tension, or ennui. As you navigate another holiday season filled with joy, merriment, and perhaps the occasional uncomfortable exchange at a social…
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Mastering the MBLEx: What to Expect from Your Massage Licensing Exam

There are many steps to complete to become a massage therapist, and one of the biggest is taking and passing the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Many massage therapy students become curious and even nervous about the MBLEx early on. Some students are apprehensive about the idea of standardized testing in general, and many…
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Therapeutic Boundaries & Massage

Boundaries are important to establishing the therapeutic relationship. They are also paramount for establishing professional and ethical ones. Boundaries are defined as “limits between acceptable and unacceptable behavior.” As a massage therapist, you agree to boundaries in a variety of ways, from ethical standards to the regulatory laws that guide your practice. Therapeutic boundaries not…
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Massage Therapist Ranks Among Best Jobs of 2018

The health care support field is predicted to be one of the fastest-growing job segments in the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, growing 23.2 percent by 2026. There will be ample opportunities for those interested in a career in health care and particularly those interested in becoming a massage therapist. U.S.…
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Pain, Massage Therapy and Exercise: Clinical Guidelines & Research Roundup

The number of people experiencing pain is substantial; approximately 100 million US adults are affected by chronic pain, which is defined as pain that persists for longer than 1 month beyond resolution of the underlying insult or pain persisting beyond 3 months [1]. Pain contributes greatly to national rates of morbidity, mortality and disability and…
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What You Need to Know about Oncology Massage Training

If you are looking for an exciting career that will allow you to help people going through a difficult time, oncology massage therapy could be the path for which you have been looking. You will work with and empower people to improve the quality of their lives and know that you are making a difference.…
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