March 8, Toronto, ON –  The Ontario Massage Therapist Association (OMTA) announces a one-day continuing education event to be held at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto, on Sunday, March 14, 2010.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Lumbo-pelvic Motor Control Deficits Seminar The Ontario Massage Therapists Association (OMTA) announces a one-day continuing education event to be held at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto, on Sunday, March 14.
March 4, Evanston, IL - The Massage Therapy Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to announce that Ruth Werner of Layton, Utah is their newly elected president. Werner’s term as president will be from March, 1, 2010 through February 28, 2012.
Feb 17, 2010 Evanston,  IL -  Seven world-renowned researchers and clinicians in the field of integrative health care will give keynote presentations at “Highlighting Massage Therapy in Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research,” hosted by the Massage Therapy Foundation at the Red Lion Hotel in Seattle WA from May 13-15, 2010.
Welcome to Massage Therapy Canada Happy New Year and welcome to your first free biweekly e-newsletter from Massage Therapy Canada. In this newsletter, we would like to announce the launch of our new website. Please visit to enter the next generation of information portal especially designed for massage therapy professionals.
Dec. 29, 2009 – Massage therapy benefits people who suffer from eating disorders, including bulimia and anorexia. New research shows that 10 to 15 percent of North American females have maladaptive eating behaviours and attitudes.
Dec. 16, 2009, Chattanooga, TN – Magister Corporation was recently named master distributor for the Acuforce International line of massage therapy tools. Magister will immediately be responsible for sales and support for the entire line of products.
Nov. 10, 2009 – While seasoned massage therapists may take their sense of touch for granted, those newer to the profession quickly learn that palpating human tissue is no simple task.
In this issue of Massage Therapy Canada, we highlight massage therapists in the spa setting. There are varying opinions about the “professional environment” for massage therapy; how it should or should not be represented and which modalities are considered to be complementary or contradictory.
My name is Mario Di Girolamo and in 1997 I graduated from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Winnipeg, Man. In the first eight years of my career I worked for myself in athletic gyms and chiropractic clinics. For the past four years I have been working in the spa industry at Ten Spa.
It’s mid afternoon and I am taking the case history from a new client; nothing unusual, especially at the beginning of a brand new practice. Also not unusual, my confidence as a therapist was being somewhat tested by my recent entry into the ‘real world.’ I was missing that comfort of having a supervisor around (as in public clinic at school) from whom I could always get assistance with assessing a client.
Grace’s Story must surely touch us with a resounding sadness.
As registered massage therapists, we spend more time with our clients than most primary health practitioners. As a result, we may be the first to recognize symptoms associated with more serious conditions.
Interprofessional education (IPE) refers to occasions when two or more professions learn from and about each other to improve collaboration in health and social care.
In this issue, Massage Therapy Canada is pleased to offer a Case Study discussion about Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Views on treating TOS are offered with representation from Massage Therapy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy professions. Also included is a look at Therapeutic Yoga as a form of rehabilitation exercise.
The Wave is a revolutionary system that combines ancient Chinese healing secrets with modern computer technology. These two systems, which at first glance may seem worlds apart, are united to expose people to the re-storative powers of nature. Ancient healing secrets, passed down by generations of Shoalin practitioners, are incorporated into an encoded program.
Tell us a little about yourself At the age of 14, I embarked on an adventure that took me from rural Nova Scotia to the bustling town of Litchfield, Connecticut. I moved to pursue my dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. After 15 years of training, performing, and incurring various injuries to my ankles and calves, I decided to shift my career and began looking at the various possibilities. I would later discover that my pursuit of a dance career caused my extended family to consider me the ‘black sheep’ of the family and my decision to enter into massage therapy education would cement that thought
Massage Therapy Canada is pleased to welcome a new member to the MTC team. Cathy Ryan, MT, of London ON has taken up her pen and is now our Lead Journalist. Cathy is a dynamic contributor and a true asset to our publication and profession. We will feature Cathy and tell her story in the summer issue of MTC. Welcome aboard Cathy!
In this issue we present information on the care of cancer patients, and take a look at interesting research that is becoming available. The goal of this issue is to help dispel some of the fear of working with people who are suffering from cancer and its treatment.
I applied for a Massage Therapist position at the Torino Winter Olympics through the Canadian Sports Massage Therapists Association. My thanks to the chief therapist, Stephan King, who chose me from a list of fantastic Certified Sports Massage Therapists. It was an honour to be part of an excellent medical team that consisted of over 35 therapists, doctors, and psychologists.
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