Continuing Education
Part two of series looking At concepts for massage therapists in building wealth and managing finances. This article looks particularly at tracking money as it enters, and leaves, one’s hands and how through better “account-ability” therapists can turn their financial situation into a prosperous one.
An amputation is a physical and psychological trauma that has a profound influence on the daily life of the individual. Providing comprehensive rehabilitation services and programs to individuals recovering from an amputation is a complex process that aims to address the functional, emotional, social and psychological needs of each person.
I was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada in my early 20s. Dabbled in a number of professions before I found my calling in complementary health care. Married to Barbara, my wonderful wife. We are one another’s biggest fans.
I teach Holistic Approaches to Health: Aromatherapy at Centennial College, not only to students who will continue on to complete the Holistic Practitioners Program, but also to students who have chosen it as a General Education Elective.
You are seriously considering a career choice, perhaps changing careers, or advising potential massage therapists. You are looking for a meaningful endeavour that will enable you to work at something you really like. You think a Massage Therapy (MT) program is the right choice for you!
I was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, seventh of eight kids. I’m 44 years old. Moved to Penticton, B.C. with my parents and my younger brother when I was 10. My dad died of a heart attack at age 62. My mom died at 73 while I was in my last term of school at WCCMT.
The introduction of infant massage as a trend in new parent circles began in our culture with Vimala McLure’s 1979 book “Infant Massage A Handbook for Loving Parents.” She was among the first to write about massage by parents for infants.
Birth is the culmination of an incredible period of growth and development in the life of a woman and her family. Along with the wondrous physical, psychological, and spiritual changes that occur in the pregnancy, the woman then has a transforming event which will fundamentally change her life activities, goals, thoughts, career aspirations, and plans for the future.
An interest in the limbic system and its relationship with massage therapy was triggered by a research article published by Canadian and Swedish scientists who discovered the system of nerves responsible for the pleasure humans derive from touch. The connection between touch and feelings of emotion seem to occur in the limbic brain.
The first two articles of this series covered a variety of aspects of the art and science of aromatherapy. In the first article I gave a broad definition that can be summed up as the following: Aromatherapy is the therapeutic application of aromatic compounds extracted from plant material.
Pain is defined as “the sensation of acute physical hurt or discomfort caused by an injury” or “emotional suffering or mental distress.” Invisible is defined as “not visible, not able to be perceived by the eye.”
There are many things to study when learning the art of fascial treatment – and the most important is “anatomy.”  If you do not know where to place your hands, no technique in the world will work consistently for you.
General Motors doesn’t want to sell you just one car. The car manufacturer estimates that if they keep you satisfied through quality products and service, you could provide them with up to $400,000 of business over your lifetime.
Education standards for the massage therapy profession are paramount. However, agreement about what the content of a massage therapy qualification should be is sometimes difficult to achieve. Issues regarding the level of anatomy and physiology, contact teaching hours and supervised clinical hours and what these entail are just a few areas where disagreement occurs.
General Motors doesn’t want to sell you just one car. The car manufacturer estimates that if they keep you satisfied through quality products and service, you could provide them with up to $400,000 of business over your lifetime.
Massage therapists do not belong to a diagnosing profession. But many of us feel that the line between diagnosis and assessment is a rather fuzzy one. Unless we want to rely on other health care professionals to tell us what is wrong with our clients we need to map out the difference between diagnosis and assessment and have a firm understanding of the relationship between assessment, treatment planning and treatment outcomes.
We all want good evidence when we make decisions about how to treat our clients. We want to share reliable, best-possible information with our clients when we help them to make sense of the issues and conditions they bring to our clinics.
After three years, 11 months, four days, two stops and three starts I am both thrilled and honoured to have been involved in the creation and release of Canada’s first magazine for the Massage Therapy profession.
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