I attended the seventh annual IN-CAM Research Symposium held in Toronto early in November. This event brought together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from disciplines such as community health sciences, medicine, homeopathy, herbal medicine, pharmacy, TCM/acupuncture and massage therapy.
It’s quite easy, isn’t it, to talk to patients about taking care of themselves
Nov. 29, Evanston, IL – The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has activated a special online process for contributions to the Hurricane Sandy support account announced by the association on November 11.
I find myself surrounded by signs of renewal
Sept. 26, Pittsburg, Pa. – Being an athlete isn’t a hobby. It’s a lifestyle. It takes a  commitment to training and living healthy – every day. With that principal in mind, Douglas Laboratories  has combined the expertise of doctors  and athletes to create Klean Athlete: a line of nutritional supplements designed specifically for athletes who want to reach peak performance through optimal health.
Sept. 24, Toronto, Ont. – MSK-Plus invites massage therapists to its accredited programs in training, rehabilitation and pain therapy.  Courses are scheduled for fall 2012 and will be held in Toronto.  Practicing RMTs and students are welcome.
Sept. 17, Mississauga, Ont. – In October, Canadian RMT and post-mastectomy massage specialist, Paul Lewis, will be presenting and teaching throughout the United Kingdom (UK) in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Aug. 17, Toronto, Ont. – The Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy invites RMTs to a continuing education seminar titled Evidence-Informed Management of Low Back Pain to be held on September 22 and 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In a recent issue, Don Dillon, RMT, submitted a review of a book written by well-known Vancouver physician and speaker Dr. Gabor Maté. The review inspired me to become more familiar with Dr. Maté’s work.
June 4, Akron, OH – Researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Canada, recently published a study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research that compared the Thera-Band Stretch Strap to partner-assisted stretching for hamstring flexibility. 
May 6, Vernon, BC – The Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in British Columbia announces its new two-year program that will begin in September 2012.
April 20, Montreal, QC – The Massage in Schools Program (MISP) announces training sessions that will be available across Canada in various locations in 2012.  
Your clients know you’re a conscientious, trained professional who provides important healing and stress relief, among many other benefits.
What are you willing to do to bring about meaningful change?
April 3, Akron, OH – Through a donation of Thera-Band professional resistance exercise products, Performance Health is supporting Athlete’s in Action (AIA) Sports Performance’s 2012 mission trips to Armenia, Guatemala, Mexico and South Africa. The donated Thera-Band products will be used as educational and training tools at AIA’s international sports medicine clinics.
Jan. 20, Montreal, Que. – Structural Myofascial Therapy offers RMTs its Level 1 seminar from February 17-19 in Vancouver, BC.
The Canadian Press has reported that Canada may be looking at the possibility of health care without a federal accord outlining provincial guidelines regarding delivery of services and/or spending. As well, a 10-year health care funding plan assigns moneys to provinces on a per capita basis but with no policy strings attached.   Do you think this is a health care crisis or an opportunity for meaningful change? What might it mean for the profession? 
Don Dillon’s book is very aptly named: Massage Therapy Practice. Start.Sustain.Succeed.
Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company dedicated to improving health, announces the launch of PhytoMulti, the unique “Smart Multi” daily supplement specifically designed to activate health potential with a science-based combination of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
Nov. 25, Kelowna, BC – RMTs are invited to enroll in Structural Myofascial Therapy courses, Levels 1 and 2 to be held in Vancouver and Edmonton.
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