Heart Touch Project
by Karen Menehan,
What began as one woman reaching out to a dying friend eight years
ago has become the largest volunteer organization of its kind. Through
the Heart Touch Project, AIDS patients, the elderly, ill children
and others throughout the greater Los Angeles area receive free massage,
while Heart Touch's volunteers receive the gift of knowing they're
helping those who would otherwise remain untouched.
by Vicki Mechner
From the beginnings
in 1950's Australia, the Bowen Technique has become a worldwide
favorite among touch-therapists. Yet the technique continues to
leave clients and practitioners alike surprised by the ease with
which it addresses muscular tension. Here, learn how Bowen can be
integrated into a massage-therapy session.
to Become a Published Author
by Chris Psaros
California regulation effort splinters
reflexologists granted one-year exemption
Impact of State Regulation, Part One
by Kelle Walsh, Managing Editor
- including licensure, registration and certification - of massage
therapy has proven to be the most controversial and, at times, divisive
issue the profession has ever faced. In this two-part series, MASSAGE
Magazine examines the issues surrounding regulation, and examines
how state oversight affects massage therapists.
Hospitalized Cancer Patients
Decreases Stress, Increases Sedation
For Postoperative Pain and Distress
Up vs. Rubbing Down
by Robert Noah Calvert
by Sheri Wallace
one of America's greatest passions. These statistics make a strong
case for the marketability of chocolate-themed treatments in any
spa menu. And as spas are hearing this message, chocolate is becoming
more popular as a treatment choice. But how do you use chocolate
in a session, and how do you market your chocolate services?
Spa Services to a Massage Practice Can Create Repeat Business
by Melinda Minton
Does the addition
of spa treatment(s) to a massage practice increase client-return
rates? Is this something many therapists have actually tracked,
or at least have a good sense of? What spa treatments in particular
seem to attract repeat business?
Well: Therapist Self-Care
Anxiety: Learning to conquer stress
Women's health illustrated
Snack your way to health
Giving too much?
Self-Acupressure for menstrual tension, cramps, and PMS
Write a personal mission statement
"Crazy Concept" to Spa Consultant
Spa Association Goes International
Why Clients Go to the Spa
India Sends Elephants to the Spa
Wounded Client: Guidelines for Working with Survivors of Sexual
by Donna C. Cerio
Even if you do not specialize in clients
with a history of sexual abuse, statistics indicate there is a strong
likelihood you will encounter them in your practice. Well-developed
communication skills will allow you to better assist survivors,
and help them heal their wounds from the past.
by Whitney Lowe
When the sciatic
nerve gets compressed by the piriformis, in the gluteal region,
piriformis syndrome is often the result. Here, learn more about
this condition and the hands-on techniques to address it.
Expression: What is the best way to
market a new technique to clients?
Talk:Seeing by Hand,
& Conventions Calendar
Matters: Evaluating the use of manual lymphatic
drainage (MLD) to reduce breast-cancer-related lymphedema.
Editorial: M.L. "Max" Roth