In this piece I have purposely chosen a serious and foreboding perspective to challenge what I perceive as our collective unease and unwillingness in this profession to discuss and deal with the hard issues. By “hard” I mean the politico-cultural issues, the discomfiting flaws in our “group think” that hamstring our growth and evolution.
Professionals in an increasing number of fields are required to pursue continuing education in order to maintain licensure. This is particularly true of those in health-care disciplines where knowledge evolves at an astounding rate and keeping abreast of new developments is an integral component of offering safe and high-quality care.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Canadian wins Gold at MTF Student Awards  Rhonda Marie Avery, an RMT student at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario, has achieved the Massage Therapy Foundation’s (MTF) Student Case Report Contest Gold Award.
I am guessing that everyone has their story about how they entered into this profession and became a massage therapist.
June 25, Simcoe, ON – More doors are opening for Canadians interested in opportunities to present at international conferences and workshops.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Canadian teaching presence welcomed abroad More doors are opening for Canadians interested in opportunities to present at international conferences and workshops.
Studying the comparative earnings of massage therapists provides a number of benefits. Practitioners can compare employment opportunities against local and national averages, determine if their current work model is viable, and set fee schedules competitively in the marketplace.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Don Dillon Reports on the State of the Industry “Studying the comparative earnings of massage therapists provides a number of benefits.” Don Dillon, massage therapist, writer, speaker and coach tells readers why that is, reports on recent stats for the profession and talks about how they can inform RMTs in making practice choices.
Nov. 5, 2009 – Hamilton, Ont. – Police are looking for more possible victims of a bogus ’student’ massage therapist who told women he needed volunteer hours to complete his college course.
I am an avid cottager and find it difficult to wait until the snow melts and the cottage is accessible. It is in the call of the loons and the howl of the wolves in the stillness of the night that I am reminded of the oneness of all creation. It is here that my soul is renewed and my body is energized.
Your practice is a cellular reproduction of the entire massage industry – a microcosm of the macrocosm. As our health is determined by the health of the entire biosphere, so the health of your practice is affected in large part by factors acting on and within the industry.
I have had the opportunity to meet many fellow massage therapists over the past 21 years. I would hope to be described as demonstrating a love for my profession and as busy and loving it. This is most definitely true. The priorities of my busy life are my three amazing children.
Tell us a little about yourself: I was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, the youngest of nine children. I am currently the mother of two teenage boys and I look forward to being the mother of adults.
A Look At Some Of The  People In Our Profession
I live in the most beautiful small city in Canada – Fredericton, New Brunswick. I grew up in the village of Charlo in northern New Brunswick and had the honour of representing my province at five Canada Games, in speed-skating and cycling.
I have had a full career in clinical practice, teaching and regulation of the profession. Massage therapy has been the centerpiece of more than 24 years of my life.
When a therapist becomes successful, they often find they cannot provide service to all the potential patients knocking at their door. This “arrival” at success can be very stressful, oddly enough. The therapist can burn out trying to accommodate existing and new patients, and lose potential business.
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