Respiration is arguably the most vital human function. Struggling for breath is surely the most incapacitating and soul-destroying aspect of any illness.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is increasingly being recognised in our communities.
Jan. 20, 2014 — Marketing is a word that brings a variety of thoughts and ideas to most people’s minds – perhaps even some emotions as well. (Expensive, time-consuming, “I don’t want to do it!” all come to mind.) To some, marketing means spending lots of money to buy ads, business cards other promotional materials – and then crossing your fingers in the hopes that you make some of that investment back with the clients that hopefully decide to try you out.
When I learned how to massage a client in side-lying position in massage school, it was considered a default position to be used on those who couldn’t lie prone, such as pregnant women.
Massage therapists are notorious for neglecting self-care. Dedicated holiday time falls by the wayside because if we’re not massaging we’re not earning money.
As Carole Osborne-Sheets states in her book Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy, “Appropriate touch with childbearing women has the potential to positively change not only individual women and their families, but also to knit an ever-widening fabric of nurturing touch to help unite and transform our current violent, touch-aversive societies.”
While on the surface choosing a domain name to brand your business on the Internet seems straightforward and obvious
The thought of relocating is a terrifying thought for many of us. Being uprooted from friends, family, work and everything that you are accustomed to is among the top most stressful situations that we will encounter in our lives.
All professional practitioners, including massage therapists, realize that as a result of advancing age and infirmities, they cannot continue in their careers indefinitely exhibiting the same level of competence, agility and skill as before.
This instalment of RMT Tech Talk will review the “Top 5” RMT office technology trends that we observed as showing strong growth amongst RMT practices in 2012 and that are continuing to escalate in their utility for massage therapy practitioners for 2013.
You’re going to have fun with this!” exclaimed Dr. Robert Gordon as he patted me on the back and sent me on my way.
I am frequently asked how to set fair terms in a working agreement between an RMT and a massage therapy business owner (RMT or otherwise).
May 14, Plano, TX – A free new e-book is now available to assist massage therapists with writing case reports.
Debates concerning evidence-informed health-care practices still rage on in 2012.
In massage school, I received 15 hours of reflexology training within my program. It was during this training that I first witnessed maps that linked various body parts and organs to specific areas of the foot. In class, I traced across the sole of my partner’s foot while looking at reflexology maps. I’d heard stories, from people who had travelled in Asia, that reflexologists could diagnose headaches, digestive problems, and other physical ailments. Although my program did not offer enough training to diagnose such things – nor qualify me to include “reflexologist” on my business card – I did come to know that I could give a great foot massage. I could work out “crystals” on the sole of the foot, stimulate nerve endings and all the organs I could remember from the reflexology map, and turn tired and achy feet into light and happy ones.
This is a story of how a massage therapist’s treatment ideas provided safe and effective treatment to a patient dealing with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). It is but one such account; however, so many more people who will suffer from GBS need to know the potential that massage therapy holds for assisting them with the condition and the recovery process. With respect to GBS, we cannot prevent the condition. However, given the massage therapist’s scope of practice, we can maintain, rehabilitate and augment physical function in a person who is rendered dysfunctional by the condition.
July 27, 2010 – This article will outline some common credit and debit card fraud situations. As well, Jeff van Duynhoven, president, TD Merchant Services, shares advice and tips to help health care practices combat and avoid debit and credit card fraud.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Credit/debit card fraud prevention This article will outline some common credit and debit card fraud situations. As well, Jeff van Duynhoven, president, TD Merchant Services, shares advice and tips to help health-care practices combat and avoid debit and credit card fraud.
A discussion I attended on Facebook illuminated a common complaint among massage practitioners . . .they thought they were paying too much rent.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” Nelson Mandela could well have been speaking to the graduates of any health practitioner training program when he uttered these words. After completing gruelling studies, the new graduate embarks on the road to, hopefully, a successful career – most begin this journey by establishing a practice. And, within the first five years, many find themselves disillusioned with respect to their work, or just not able to build the business that must sustain their careers – and families – for years to come.
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