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She’s a stagehand, pyrotechnic technician, electrician, audio engineer, community services board member, city councillor, mountain bike racer, mountain climber, skier, paddle boarder, registered massage therapist (RMT), 2010 Massage Therapists’ Association of British Columbia RMT of the year
Although many massage therapists hold more than one degree or use multiple modalities and are educated up to the eyeballs, we are still underestimated and misunderstood. As a community we are disconnected even from each other, segregating ourselves by area, experience and style. Yet, given the opportunity, in a group discussion with colleagues of complementary modalities, we have much to offer.
The executive director and chief executive officer of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) has resigned his posts, and will be stepping down effective Nov. 15, 2013.
The Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia (MTABC) has clarified its position regarding the use of social media and Internet-based discount or coupon schemes for massage services. "Along with members, we are concerned that some RMTs are discounting services, and we are concerned about the language that is used in describing treatments," the MTABC said in a statement on its website.
As we are all aware, the digital age is upon us. We nag our kids about getting enough fresh air and exercise and put restrictions on their screen time. The reality is we’re all guilty of sitting hunched over computers and/or desks for hours a day. Even as manual therapists, massage therapy has taken on a huge shift regarding technology. Booking appointments online or with our smart phones and communicating with clients over email instead of telephone, have become second nature to us.
BizTalk with Dr. Anthony Lombardi offers business and practice management tips to help health-care practitioners achieve success.
Chiropractor Dr. Anthony Lombardi emphasizes the importance of word-of-mouth and how to maximize your practice potential by giving excellent client experience, especially during their initial visits.
Dr. Kenzo Kase, founder of the Kinesio Taping Association, talked to Massage Therapy Canada about the science and origin of the Kinesio Taping method and how important research is in the continued development of this modality.
Aug. 1, Vancouver — The College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia will launch a redesigned website this fall, with major improvements for registrants, applicants and members of the public.
July 8, Fort Worth, TX — Early bird registration for the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) national convention closes July 15.
July 8, Edmonton — Colleen MacDougall, executive director and registrar of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada Association (NHPCA), tendered her resignation at the association's annual general meeting in Edmonton on June 25.
In this article we will explore how to increase the return on investment (ROI) of your social media activities.
Recently, I had the privilege of attending the 2013 International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC).
May 13, Hamilton, Ont.- Massage therapists are invited to watch the world premiere of the documentary, Little Kids in Vietnam, an exclusive first-person insight into providing pediatric massage for our most vulnerable population. Simply using the power of touch, we have the capability to enable our children to reach their full potential.
Apr. 23, Kamloops, BC – Bulletin No. 1 announced commencement of work to create a stakeholder-driven action plan for national accreditation of massage therapy education programs.  This second bulletin is to announce that the National Accreditation Planning Committee has now been formed.
Apr. 3, Toronto, Ont. – RMTs are invited to the Innovations in Laser Therapy Symposium, hosted by Bioflex Laser Therapy, to be held at the Waterside Inn in Mississauga, Ontario, on June 8-9.
Whether you’re the sole proprietor of a small massage therapy practice, a business partner in a health and wellness clinic,
The “bottom line” is on everyone’s minds, these days, as we Canadians hopefully continue to pull out of the global recession.
Mar. 27, Evanston, IL – The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) announces that registration for its national convention, to be held in Fort Worth, Texas from September 25-28, is now available online.
Fresh-faced and percolating with enthusiasm, new grads are a susceptible bunch. We’ve all been there. Swayed by dollar signs after digging deep financial ditches to attend college, it’s difficult to rationally navigate the barrage of advice we receive from friends, family, colleagues and educators. Deciding on the right thing to do to ensure success in our chosen careers as RMTs can be an emotional quagmire.

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