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NEWS HIGHLIGHT Canadian Massage Conference a big success! The 2010 Canadian Massage Conference saw a large and varied assembly of RMTs and students gathered for three days of informative presentations and workshops mixed with enjoyable social and networking events.
This is a spectacular time of year, when Canada boasts a wonderful collage of colours. Fall is universally a time of change, not just outdoors, but also within our professional surroundings – it’s a time to reset our routine and focus. As professionals, we look to goal setting and growth, both individually and collectively.
Oct.18, Coconut Creek, FL – Save your Hands, a program that trains massage therapists how to teach injury prevention to other manual therapists, announces certification courses in fall 2010 and winter 2011.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Program trains therapists to save their hands Save your Hands, a program that trains massage therapists how to teach injury prevention to other manual therapists, announces certification courses in fall 2010 and winter 2011.
Aug. 13, Victoria, BC – The Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) association warmly invites RMTs to share in its 2010 Whole Health Conference, a learning celebration of the human mind, body and spirit to be held in Victoria, British Columbia from October 29-31, 2010.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Whole Health Conference to be held in Victoria The Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) association warmly invites RMTs to share in its 2010 Whole Health Conference to be held in Victoria, B.C. from Oct. 29-31, 2010.
The Olympic Games were said to have had their birth in 776 BC in Greece. This athletic movement inspired a way of life that promoted a harmony of body, mind and spirit among the people. The winners of the competitions were revered and immortalized. It was a very spiritual event that captivated all.
Massage therapy as a profession is one that truly encompasses and encourages the connection of body, mind and spirit. As wonderful and as light as that statement is, in truth, physical, mental and emotional strain play a heavy role in the daily life of a hands-on therapist. Lee Kalpin contributes our cover story, in which she gives valuable insight into the concept of “burnout,” defining what people mean by this term and discussing possible causes and prevention.
July 8, Toronto, ON –A new neck pain guide offers a concise summary on both helpful and unhelpful approaches to treating this common condition. The Neck Pain Evidence Summary is based on a series of research reviews published in the journal Spine. It covers the range of possible treatments for different severities and types of neck pain, including whiplash.
June 11, Toronto, ON – On June 9, fourth year Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) student and melanoma survivor, Tyler Damen, presented a donation to Princess Margaret Hospital and introduced a skin cancer education manual compiledby Damen’s charity, Chiro’s Care, with CMCC’s support.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Skin cancer education to change melanoma stats On June 9, fourth-year Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) student and melanoma survivor Tyler Damen presented a donation to Princess Margaret Hospital and introduced a skin cancer education manual for DCs and RMTs.
June 7, Vancouver BC – In BC, the NDP has made a statement that people who suffer from chronic diseases and need massage therapy are the latest to be hit by the harmonized sales tax.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT RMTs must charge HST In B.C., the NDP has made a statement against RMTs' requirement to charge HST.
In a previous article outlining how/where to find associates, I made the point that most of us are in this profession to make a difference in people’s lives. I believe this difference should also include a reflection of our own needs:
April 19, 2010 – With the development of the X-ray, the spine was presented as a disembodied stack of bones. Discs and other soft tissues are invisible in these images.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Overcoming Back Pain The spine has been the subject of endless study and debate.  Back pain is a universal complaint, unfortunately, treatments aimed at treating this have been unsuccessful, or provide only a short-term solution for this condition.  
The Back-T-Back carrying bag is designed to load on the spinal axis to improve and train good posture, body mechanics and balance while reducing pain and providing ease and security in carrying every day items.  
NEW PRODUCT Award-winning Back-T-Pack carrying bag The Back-T-Back carrying bag is designed to load on the spinal axis to improve and train good posture, body mechanics and balance while reducing pain and providing ease and security in carrying everyday items.
March 19 – The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to announce that they have received a $30,000 grant from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). 
March 12, Toronto, ON – Rogers Cable, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. will be featuring Registered Massage Therapist, Paul Lewis on Daytime for the second time on Monday, March 15, 2010.

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