Massage Therapy Research Influencing Policy Recently, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released guidelines for the education of health care providers on many non-drug options for treating pain. The guidelines were developed with input from representatives from the Complementary and Integrative Health community (including the American Massage Therapy Association AMTA) This is a big step in the right… Read more »
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Massage for the Future of Massage Therapy
Where do massage therapists get massage? I am frequently asked that question. When I need massage for a specific issue, I have several colleagues that I turn to for their expertise. If I want a spa day, I have my favorite place where I can relax in bliss for hours. Every once in a while I will “sacrifice” myself for… Read more »
Don’t FALL for massage.
Last month I attended a massage seminar on Balance and Postural Stability. The presenter was co-author of a research study that looked at the effects of massage on ankle flexibility and balance. He began his presentation by giving some statistics about falls. Falls are a big problem for our healthcare system The annual cost of falls- According… Read more »
A Lesson In Functional Mobility
The Injury I’ll never forget it. June 7th, 2018. My husband and I were in a sports bar with some friends watching Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Our Washington Capitals were up 3 games to 1 in the series against the Vegas Golden Knights. It was the 3rd period and the score was tied… Read more »
Insurance Should Pay For Massage!
I hear that statement quite frequently, usually as a client is paying for a session. But honestly, if health insurers decided to cover massage services tomorrow, I would not accept insurance payment. You may be asking, “Why not?” The reason is not because I think that health insurance shouldn’t cover massage services. It’s because I wouldn’t… Read more »
Get the Massage You Want
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Ask and you shall receive.” While there are no guarantees, asking for what you want greatly improves the odds that you will get it. This is certainly the case when it comes to your massage. My husband and I recently took advantage of a spa package that included a couple’s… Read more »
March is National Nutrition Month, so to celebrate I dedicate this post to “Massage Nutrition”. Let me start by saying that I am NOT a nutritionist or a dietician. And as far as I know, there is not a specific field of study on nutrition as it relates to massage. So what do I mean by “Massage Nutrition?” … Read more »
It’s An Adventure!
ADVENTURE is defined as: 1 an undertaking involving danger and unknown risks, 2 an exciting or remarkable experience. Last month I posted about the 3 words I chose to guide my quest for growth/improvement in the New Year. One of my words is ADVENTURE. If you ask my octogenarian mother her keys to staying young,… Read more »
New Year’s Themes
I just read an interesting article about a different approach to New Year’s Resolutions. The article identified a high rate of resolution “failure” as a major reason many people don’t make resolutions. Apparently only 40% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions. And only 8-10% of those report success in keeping them. The author suggests that rather than making a specific… Read more »
Donating Massage Services, the Benefits Are Many
At this time of Thanksgiving, many of us like to express gratitude by giving back to others. Some may volunteer at a shelter or donate canned goods to a food bank. Some people write checks to their favorite charity. As a Massage Therapist, I like to donate massage gift certificates. There are a few charities that Connective… Read more »