Technique
May 12, Seattle, WA –  Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD, has been awarded the 2010 Ashley Montagu Award for his exceptional contribution to enhancing global awareness of touch therapy.  Dr. Cherkin’s work has demonstrated the efficacy of massage therapy in back pain research and continues to conduct prevention research.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Daniel C. Cherkin Receives Ashley Montagu Award Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD, has been awarded the 2010 Ashley Montagu Award for his exceptional contribution to enhancing global awareness of touch therapy. Dr. Cherkin’s work has demonstrated the efficacy of massage therapy in back pain and prevention research.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Health-care stories wanted Author Susan McIver is requesting stories for her current project, a book on patient initiatives to reduce medical and other healthcare errors.
Craniosacral therapy has provided many rewards in my personal and professional life.
The use of therapeutic ultrasound, (TU) and low intensity laser (LIL) in your practice can improve your treatment outcomes and extend your career as an RMT.
March 4, 2010 – Becalm Balls produce a feeling of instant relaxation that deepens and grows into a state of absolute calm. They are carefully designed to interrupt our stress cycle by triggering the body's natural ability to bring it to a standstill. Craniosacral therapists and osteopaths refer to this profoundly therapeutic state as a stillpoint.
NEW PRODUCT Becalm Balls Becalm Balls produce a feeling of instant relaxation that deepens and grows into a state of absolute calm. They are carefully designed to interrupt our stress cycle by triggering the body's natural ability to bring it to a standstill.
Pillo1 is the first eco-luxe pillow that blends the blissful comfort of luxury bedding and a highly sophisticated therapeutic design that perfectly aligns the spine to promote healing and restorative deep sleep.
NEW PRODUCT Eco-friendly support, health-friendly sleep Pillo1 is the first eco-luxe pillow that blends the blissful comfort of luxury bedding and a highly sophisticated therapeutic design that perfectly aligns the spine to promote healing and restorative deep sleep.
Feb. 19, 2010 Akron, OH – Performance Health, Inc. and Kinesio® Taping Association are sponsoring workshops designed to teach the basic principles of the Kinesio® Taping Method, Prossage® Heat and Biofreeze® Pain Reliever, and to raise funds for the Massage Therapy Foundation.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Workshops to benefit Massage Therapy Foundation Performance Health, Inc. and Kinesio Taping Association are sponsoring workshops designed to teach the basic principles of the Kinesio Taping Method, Prossage Heat and Biofreeze Pain Reliever, and to raise funds for the Massage Therapy Foundation.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Insurers focus on prevention Worries over the high cost of insuring an aging population has companies looking for ways to predict health problems – and intervene – before they get out of control.
In more than 20 years of practice as a craniosacral therapist, I have helped countless patients achieve a therapeutic state known as the stillpoint. When a stillpoint is achieved, a person’s craniosacral rhythm comes to a pause, inducing a state of deep relaxation that allows the fight-or-flight responses of the sympathetic nervous system to step down.
Like the steady sound of waves crashing on a shore, we’ve heard the information over and over for the past several years; our senior population is growing and getting older. The baby boomers are fast approaching senior-hood.
Dec. 21, 2009 – Jackie F. Knutson, Massage Therapist and Owner of Hand in Hand Massage Therapy, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in massage therapy.
Dec. 16, 2009, Highlands Ranch, Colo. – Elements therapeutic massage inc. recently elected four franchisees and four area directors to the company’s newly created leadership council.
It had been over 16 years since I was on the Toronto TTC taking my last train from Kikkawa College (now called ICT) to my home in Thornhill, Ontario. As I dozed off on the subway car, it arrived at one of its stations. I said to myself ‘oh here we are at Sheppard.’ What was interesting was that I recognized the station not by the signage but by how the car moved on the tracks.
There appears a divide in our industry where some massage therapists hailing from the clinical side view spa massage as “not real massage”. They see spa massage as pampering without true therapeutic value. The marketplace begs to differ as millions of people clamber to spas every year to offset stress and tension, and improve health and wellness.
With recent advances in manual medicine, treatment options for practitioners are growing in number. Various new techniques have emerged both in the literature and in the everyday practice of chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage thera­pists, and athletic therapists.

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