Through my day-to-day interactions with massage therapists across Canada, I often meet practitioners who are winding down or in the process of closing their practice.
April 4, 2013 – The College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) has released its annual report summarizing the College’s work in 2013, with particular focus on the college's adoption of new technologies in the past year and the profession's use of social media.
March 26, 2014 – The Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research (IN-CAM) will be holding its eighth Research Symposium Nov. 6 to 8, 2014 in Calgary. This year's symposium, marking the organization's 10 anniversary, is titled, The Next Wave of Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research.
Minister of State for Seniors and Richmond, B.C., MP Alice Wong and Vancouver South MP Wai Young, on behalf of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, have highlighted the Harper Government’s support for families through new health-related tax relief, in an event recently held at the Department of Finance in Burnaby, B.C.
Feb. 24, 2014 — In a Feb. 11 Financial Post online article, “Canada Budget 2014: 10 Things You Need to Know,” it was reported naturopathic and acupuncture services would become exempt from the harmonized sales tax (HST). "The 2014 budget exempted acupuncturists’ and naturopathic doctors’ services from HST and GST, adding them to list that already included physicians, dentists, nurses, midwives and optometrists. The government noted acupuncture and naturopathic services are now regulated in at least five provinces," the Financial Post article stated.
I've spent the better part of the last two years researching and studying structural integration, due in large part to its long-term impact on the physical patterns of the body – and I really value change, not just physically, but internally, environmentally.
Dec. 3, 2013 — At its October 25, 2013 meeting, the Board of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia approved an increase in the annual fees for active and inactive registrants to renew their registration with the College.
Nov. 26, 2013 — The Alberta government has released a multiple sclerosis (MS) plan that will help improve care and support innovative research for the almost 14,000 Albertans with the disease.
A new report by the Parkland Institute — a research centre within the University of Alberta — raised serious concerns about elder care in Alberta, and called into question the government’s policies of privatization, offloading and cutbacks.
Nov. 4, 2013 — British Columbia's fastest-growing health authority has failed to manage its budget three years in a row, prompting the health minister to take "strong action" by ordering a review of its operations and leadership.
Sept. 20, 2013 – The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) held the first meeting of the newly formed CPA Military and Veterans Section, bringing together Canada's experts in the field of military and veterans’ mental health to network, collaborate and foster evidence-based care and research. 
Sept. 26, 2013 – British Columbia has embarked on an awareness campaign that aims to educate the public about the province’s health regulatory bodies.
Sept. 25, 2013 — Local governments in British Columbia will soon be able to apply for a grant under the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund, which aims to help develop local policies and actions to improve the health of residents in various communities.
Aug. 15, 2013 — Twenty four communities in Alberta were the most recent beneficiaries of the Alberta government’s latest roll out of its Family Care Clinics (FCCs) initiative — which provides Albertans better access to primary health care — part of the province’s Building Alberta Plan.
Jun 18, Evanston, IL - The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) student scholarship program attracted an overwhelming response from applicants and the association announces it has narrowed the final candidates to 20. The recipient of the Student Scholarship will be announced in early September.
At some point, every massage therapist thinks that now is the time to sell out or do something different.
Whether you are setting up a brand new clinic or enhancing an established practice location, there are many priorities competing for your available budget dollars.
"The most important thing for therapists to remember when building their practices is to be consistent in everything they do,” says Donna Micallef.
Feb. 4, Oakville, Ont. – The enVy pillow, designed by RNs, Kim Renton and Kathy Young Keef, provides the correct head support, neck support and spinal support for optimal alignment during sleep.
Jan. 25, Montreal, Que. – Desjardins Financial Security (DFS) plan members can benefit from point-of-care online claim submissions via the TELUS Health eClaims web portal service.
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