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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 …

Massage Therapist Ranks Among Best Jobs of 2018

September 26, 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. …

Pain, Massage Therapy and Exercise: Clinical Guidelines & Research Roundup

August 21, 2018

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 …

What You Need to Know about Oncology Massage Training

May 17, 2018

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. …

Why Everybody Deserves a Monthly Massage

May 15, 2018

If you are looking for a way to increase your quality of life that isn’t too expensive, you are probably wondering where you should begin. Many options can help you reach the outcome you had in mind, but few offer the same benefits of a monthly massage. Choosing to get a massage each month will …

Massage and Bodywork Therapy License Requirements in New Jersey

April 17, 2018

If you have decided that a career in massage therapy is right for you and your goals, you will need to take classes to move forward. Learning about the benefits of working as a massage therapist will help you decide if the rewards are worth the investment of your time, energy, and money. You must …

How to Choose a Massage Therapist Training Program

April 3, 2018

If you enjoy helping people and are looking for a career that offers a range of opportunities, working in massage therapy could be the right choice for you. This path allows you to improve people’s lives while you earn a living, which is a fulfilling experience if you are up for the challenge. The road …