March 5, 2014 — The Internet and social media have changed our world. Communications, which 20 years ago took days if not weeks to make their way throughout a workplace, now take mere seconds to reach tens, hundreds, and even millions of people around the world. Theoretically, this unprecedented access to information should mean we are better-informed and more productive than we were in any previous generation. But are we?
March 4, 2014 — The term "portfolio" has been around for decades and is associated with a variety of occupations. As massage therapy professionals we can also take advantage of this tool. So what is a professional portfolio? Simply put, it is a collection of your education, additional training, work achievements and awards.
The Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) has announced the appointment of Kelly Sloan as the association’s new executive director. Sloan brings more than 25 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector to this leadership role, according to the NHPC.
Feb. 7, 2014 — A recent study released by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) indicates a continuously growing integration of massage therapy in health-care environments, strengthened by a steadily increasing number of referrals from heath-care professionals.
Feb. 4, 2014 - The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) today announced it has made available to the scientific community data from more than 10,000 cancer genomes. The data can be used by cancer researchers around the world to better understand the genomic basis of cancer, accelerate cancer research and aid in the development of more targeted treatments.
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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.
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.
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