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Top Reasons Massage Therapists Love Their Jobs

March 29, 2019

There is a Chinese saying: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”  In a culture that values speed, technology, and consumer cravings, many of us …

Scholarship Opportunities for Massage Therapy Students

March 18, 2019

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 …

Updated Physical Activity Guidelines + Infographic

February 28, 2019

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 …

How to Choose the Right Massage Therapy School

February 20, 2019

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 …

Diversifying Your Toolbox: The Benefits of Massage Therapy Continuing Education

January 15, 2019

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 …

A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Improving Research Literacy, Part I

January 10, 2019

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 …

Pregnancy Massage Myths

November 25, 2018

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 …

5 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

November 23, 2018

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 …

Mastering the MBLEx: What to Expect from Your Massage Licensing Exam

October 23, 2018

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 …

Therapeutic Boundaries & Massage

October 23, 2018

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 …