Managing Interruptions and Your Time

According to the great American inventor, Thomas Edison, “Time is really the only capital any human being has, and the one thing he can’t afford to waste.” The perception of not having enough time for the things we must do or, just as importantly, the things we want to do is a leading cause of […]

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About the Author

Danita Johnson Hughes, Ph.D., is a health care industry executive, public speaker and author of the forthcoming Turnaround. Through her work she inspires people to dream big and understand the role of personal responsibility in personal and professional success. In her first book, Power from Within, she shares her "Power Principles for Success" that helped her overcome meager beginnings and achieve professional, community and personal success. For more information, visit danitajohnsonhughes.com or write to her at danitahughes@edgewatersystems.org.

Self-Care for Massage Students

Beginning a new career can be an exciting time—and it can also be a time filled with unfamiliar risks and challenges. It’s a time when enthusiasm outweighs experience, and it can be easy to fall into the trap of doing too much, too soon. In the first five years of their careers, massage therapists tend […]

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Rick Goggins, C.P.E., L.M.P., is a certified professional ergonomist and licensed massage practitioner. Along with Lauriann Greene, C.E.A.S., he is co-author of Save Your Hands! The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists (saveyourhands.com), which offers self-care tips to manual therapists in order to protect their health and prolong their careers.

Keep Yourself Healthy as You Care for Others

Massage clinics, studying, tests, family and work are a few of the things massage students contend with daily. Sound overwhelming? It feels overwhelming.   Your Time Is Limited The key to surviving and ultimately thriving is to put ourselves first on the list of those to whom we provide nurturing and healing. How often do you […]

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Karen Fink, R.N., B.S.N., L.M.T., C.L.L., is a massage therapist and registered nurse, reiki master and certified laughter leader. She is a part-time massage instructor at Lakeland Community College and a provider of continuing education at Cleveland Clinic, Laurelwood Hospital and University Hospital Health System in the greater Cleveland area.    

Balance Your Fitness Regimen with Massage Therapy

Before you become too involved in an intense fitness regimen—or even if you are already a committed fitness enthusiast—it is important to remember that fitness involves more than pushing your body physically. A bigger picture version of fitness also involves nurturing your body with plenty of rest, a well-rounded diet and regular massage therapy sessions. […]

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Brandi Schlossberg is an avid bodywork client and full-time journalist based in Reno, Nevada. She has written many articles for MASSAGE Magazine, massagemag.com and futurelmt.com.

A Healthy Diet Leads to Healthy Vision

For massage students and practicing massage therapists, a proper self-care routine should also include maintaining a nutritious diet. Incorporating healthier foods into your diet can leader to a healthier you–and a healthy body can allow you to practice massage for many years and keep you from canceling client appointments. A nutritious diet can also lead […]

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Edward Kondrot, M.D., is a leading ophthalmologist and board-certified homeopathic physician, as well as the author of three best-selling books, including 10 Essentials to Save Your Sight (Advantage Media Group, July 2012). He is also president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association. He founded the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center, located just north of Tampa, Florida, which offers alternative and homeopathic routes to vision therapies known as the "Kondrot program." The program focuses on such conditions as macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye, cataracts and others. His advanced programs have helped people from around the world restore their vision. For more information, visit healingtheeye.com.

Spring Cleaning with Feng Shui

After spending all winter stuck inside, spring weather is beginning to bloom. In addition to getting out the old broom and mop for spring cleaning, feng shui can improve the flow of energy in any space. Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art and science based on laws that direct the flow of energy, or […]

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Andie T. Pearson, D.M.D., C.C.S.T., is part of Chicago Healers, the nation's pioneer prescreened and integrative health care network, offering a comprehensive understanding of each practitioner's services, approach and philosophy. Its holistic health experts teach and advocate natural and empowered health and life choices through their practices, the media, educational events and website. For more information, visit chicagohealers.com.

Stay Healthy in the New Year

The winter brings about changes in temperature, gusty winds and well wishes from strangers and loved ones alike. Offices and schools are filled with parties and celebrations, the exclamations of the first snow of the year, and warm sweaters. Everyone seems a little cozier and ready to spend a few extra moments enjoying the warmth […]

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Jennifer Collins, M.D., has been an assistant professor and physician specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology in the Department of Otolaryngology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) since September 2009. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and Internal Medicine. She studied internal medicine at the Department of Medicine Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, New York, in 2007. She received a Doctor of Medicine from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University and completed the graduate program in Premedical Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Collins maintains a personal blog, "Itchy & Scratchy," where she provides medical information on fighting allergies and asthma to her patients in New York City.

The Importance of Self-Care for Massage Therapists

Massage school can be an exciting time, with many techniques and approaches to learn. The skills you learn in your training will enable you to help clients maintain their health and well-being. But what about your health and well-being? Have you thought about what it will take to deal with the physical and emotional demands […]

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About the Authors

Lauriann Greene, C.E.A.S., and Richard W. Goggins, C.P.E., L.M.P., are co-authors of Save Your Hands! The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists 2nd Edition, the leading self-care textbook used in schools across North America. Greene and Goggins offer continuing education courses, a Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (CIPI) program, as well as consulting and training to help manual therapists and their employers prevent workplace injury. For more information, visit saveyourhands.com.

Meditation May Lower Blood Pressure and College Stressors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — If the stresses of school have put you at risk for high blood pressure, try transcendental meditation. Blood pressure fell among college students who spent about 20 minutes at least once a day to reach the “restful alertness” state of transcendental meditation, Dr. Sanford I. Nidich, at Maharishi University of […]

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11 Things a Massage Therapist Should Never Leave Home Without

Have you ever had the feeling you’re forgetting something when you leave for work? You know, that nagging sensation that there’s something you missed that you were supposed to take with you? It’s happened to everyone. I polled 15 massage therapists about what they always carry with them, even when they don’t have clients scheduled. […]

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Nancy Elizabeth Green spent more than 20 years in retail and nonprofit management before becoming a massage therapist. She, her three dogs, one cat and organic garden live in the mountains of western North Carolina. Contact her through her website, thewisdomtreenc.com.