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 having to cancel client appointments. A nutritious diet can […]
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 […]
About the AuthorDanita 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 […]
About the AuthorRick 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.
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 […]
About the AuthorKaren 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.
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. […]
About the AuthorBrandi 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.
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 […]
About the AuthorAndie 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.
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 […]
About the AuthorJennifer 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.
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 […]
About the AuthorsLauriann 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.
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 […]
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. […]