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.
One of the questions we are often asked by massage therapists is “Do I really need a website for my massage therapy practice?” The simple answer is “Yes, you do.”
The assessment of the joints of the cervical spine requires a minimum of three different testing procedures, after having done Range of Motion testing. Each of the three tests matches the three versions of synovial joints found in the cervical spine.
In his book, “Customers Are for Life,” Carl Sewell discusses the importance of having systems in place for a business to operate properly. Mr. Sewell states, “Systems are 80 per cent of providing good customer service.” If we consider our favourite medium, the body, we can observe that it requires properly functioning organ systems in place to handle its needs, or it will easily fail.
Eight straight losses to Team USA, Olympic nerves, and on the rival’s turf. What pressure to overcome. However, the Canadian Women’s hockey team possessed something all others did not … her name is Mavis Wahl.
The habits and characteristics of the successful business entrepreneur may be very different from those of a massage therapist, but is there really a difference in the way the two disciplines approach a problem or challenge?
A couple of days ago I invited an old friend over for dinner. He is an anesthesiologist and researcher. While explaining to me what type of research he is currently doing we began to talk about research in general and more specifically its actual relevance, in terms of application, for quality of life issues.
Talk to any business manager and they’ll tell you the most stressed individual within the organization is probably them. Between juggling a full administrative load, catering to demanding clients, keeping track of scheduling and supplies and managing a large and diverse staff, they just may have reason to think so.
The phrase “Tools of the Trade” is a commonly used expression describing what a person might require, or use, to carry out one’s daily work. Many companies across the spectrum implement advanced technologies and resources to increase production, while reducing production time and ultimately increasing revenue. Massage therapy has, and always will be, a “unique” trade (profession). It is the only manual trade that can only truly be performed by hand. Literally by hand. When I pondered the phrase “tools of the trade,” I thought, other than our tables, lotion and our hands, is there really anything else?
Last spring, I had the incredible opportunity of being able to take, transfer and apply my skills of scar massage to a setting that is worlds apart and different from any reality I have encountered or experienced before.
Greetings to all … The Spring 2006 issue of Massage Therapy Canada magazine represents the well-known and often-used phrase “practice what you preach.”
As professionals, we may come to embody the conditions we studied in massage school. Postural dysfunctions, tendinitis, frozen shoulder, trigger points, hypermobility, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica and more may rise up to haunt us as a result of our work life.
The Fall 2005 issue of Massage Therapy Canada magazine presents several features that investigate potential causes and possible treatment of Sciatic pain.
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