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Medical massage is a term often heard in the massage profession. Medical massage, as directed by a physician, can include providing massage or bodywork, such as lymphatic drainage, to address medical conditions, such as lymphedema. Swedish massage is sometimes indicated for relaxation and pain relief. For the purposes of this article, we will discu...
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Anatomy and Geology: The Massage Connection

A few days ago, a massage student asked me a question I get asked every time I teach a class: "Why do we have to know this?" To be fair, the student in question asked it in an unexpected manner: "Will understanding the difference between endochondral and intramembranous ossification really make me a better massage therapist?" I usually respond w...
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Oz Was No Wizard at Customer Service

In The Wizard of Oz, the title character is beloved and revered by all the people in that magical land over the rainbow. Yet when you look at it from a small business/customer service perspective, it's really hard to understand why. In fact, the "great and powerful Oz" is probably one of the best examples of what not to do if you want to grow yo...
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About is the online publication for student and beginning massage therapists. An educational resource from MASSAGE Magazine, it contains articles contributed by practitioners, educators and industry experts on topics such as financing an education, study skills, test-taking strategies, self-care, student advice, projecting a professional image, résumé writing, interviewing, finding employment and launching a first practice.