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Facial Muscles Say it All
posted: 2/5/2014


MASSAGE Magazine's February Issue Available Now
posted: 2/4/2014
Today's fathers want to feel emotionally connected to, and bonded with, their children. Learn how infant massage connects fathers and babies, in the February 2014 issue's cover story, Father-Baby Bonding: Infant Massage Builds Bridges that Last a Lifetime, by Tina Allen.


Feeling Pain? Blame Your Brain
posted: 2/3/2014
New research indicates brain structure could reveal why some people are more sensitive to pain than others.


Stay Smart with Exercise
posted: 2/2/2014
Among U.S. adults age 50 and older, staying mentally sharp outranks social security and physical health as the top priority and concern. A new study shows aerobic exercise could be the key to mental sharpness.


New Report Highlights Spa Trends for 2014
posted: 2/1/2014
A report from Spafinder Wellness forecasts spa-and-wellness trends.


Performance Health Acquires Bon Vital' Inc.
posted: 1/31/2014


Don't Wait for Palliative Care
posted: 1/31/2014
Massage therapy is oftentimes a component of palliative care. A new review suggests patients with serious illnesses should be given access to palliative care at the same time they receive standard medical care, rather than receiving palliative care only after traditional treatment has failed, according to a press release from the American Cancer Society.


Massage Franchises Expected to Grow, According to New U.S. Market Research Report
posted: 1/31/2014
While the majority of massage therapists are sole proprietors, the popularity of massage franchises has increased over the past decade. IBISWorld, an independent market research source, expects this trend to continue in the five years to 2019, even though sole proprietors are expected to maintain their dominance in the industry.


MASSAGE Magazine Seeks Olympic Massage Therapists
posted: 1/30/2014
Massage therapy is a valued part of the Olympic medical team; many sports have their own massage therapists on staff as well. If you are on your way to Sochi or know a massage therapist who is, please respond here or send an email to edit@massagemag.com to be profiled in MASSAGE Magazine.


Massage Therapy Foundation Awards Grants
posted: 1/29/2014
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced the recipients of four $5,000 community service grants.


Nature's Stones Sponsors 4th NSI Conference for Massage Therapy Continuing Education
posted: 1/29/2014
Nature's Stones Inc. has announced its 4th NSI Conference for Massage Therapy Continuing Education. Attendees can accumulate 24 credits needed for license renewal.


U.S. Health Care's High Price
posted: 1/27/2014
A new study shows the U.S. health care system ranks 22nd out of 27 high-income nations when analyzed for its efficiency of turning dollars spent into extending lives.


Avocado Satisfies
posted: 1/26/2014
Long maligned as a fatty fruit, the avocado is having its day. A new study shows eating half an avocado at lunch creates a feeling of satiety and helps people stay true to their diets.


Muscle Strengthening Could Reduce Diabetes Risk
posted: 1/24/2014


Massage Therapy Foundation Grantees Tackle Social Issues with the Power of Touch
posted: 1/24/2014
We know massage therapy may aid in managing everyday stress and pain, but can it also be harnessed to address wider public health challenges? The Massage Therapy Foundation believes it can.


Enter to Win an Online Scheduling Service Year from Simply Appointments
posted: 1/22/2014
Massage Magazine Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a one-year single staff subscription to Simply Appointments, as part of its January Facebook Giveaway.


Massage Therapists: Win an Online Scheduling Service from Simply Appointments
posted: 1/22/2014
Massage Magazine Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a one-year single staff subscription to Simply Appointments, as part of its January Facebook Giveaway. Four winners will each receive a subscription to the online appointment-scheduling service.


Polio Survivors Use Massage to Improve Quality of Life
posted: 1/21/2014
Massage therapy and acupuncture are the complementary therapies used most by people who live with post-polio syndrome to enhance their quality of life.


BestMassage Introduces New Nail Product for Massage Therapists
posted: 1/20/2014
BestMassage has added a new item to its inventory of massage supplies for massage therapists. For just $59, massage therapists can own the company's Nail Studio Set, which includes the essentials to creating a professional gel acrylic manicure at home.


Massage Heights Opens 100th Location
posted: 1/18/2014
Massage Heights, a membership-based massage franchise company, recently opened its 100th location, Massage Heights Iowa River Landing, in Coralville, Iowa.


Massage Therapy Foundation Announces 2013 Student Case Report Contest Winners
posted: 1/17/2014
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced the winners of its 2013 Student Practitioner Case Report Contest. This year, the grand-prize Gold Award has been awarded to Jennifer Nielson from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Body Bliss Launches Aroma Design Bar and Aromatherapy App
posted: 1/16/2014
Leading natural-product manufacturer Body Bliss has introduced a new concept in spa aromatherapy: the Aroma Design Bar with Intentional Aromatherapy App


Enter to Win Products from Comfort Craft
posted: 1/15/2014
MASSAGE Magazine and Comfort Craft have partnered to offer massage therapists the chance to win massage therapy products. One winner will receive a T-Base Stool and Sideline Leg Pillow, valued at $500.


100th Massage Heights Location Opens in Iowa
posted: 1/15/2014
Massage Heights, a family-owned membership-based massage franchise company that helps people elevate the everyday and lead a balanced life through professional, convenient and affordable therapeutic massage and facial services, opened its 100th location, Massage Heights Iowa River Landing in Coralville, Iowa.


Aromatherapy, Hot Springs Among 2014 Spa and Wellness Trends
posted: 1/15/2014
Spafinder Wellness 365 has released its 11th annual trends report of the top 10 spa and wellness trends spanning the globe, focusing on where, why and how people will spa, exercise and get their wellness on in the year ahead.


Massage Therapists: Win Massage Therapy Accessories from Comfort Craft
posted: 1/15/2014
MASSAGE Magazine is kicking off the new year by offering its Facebook fans a chance to win massage therapy accessories from Comfort Craft.


Massage Therapy Foundation Announces 2013 Practitioner Case Report Contest Winners
posted: 1/14/2014
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced the winners of its 2013 Practitioner Case Report Contest. This year's grand-prize Gold Award has been awarded to Angela Burke from Boulder, Colorado. Laura E. Allen from Rutherfordton, North Carolina, received the Silver Award.


Yoga Teachers: Win a Yoga Mat from YMAT Pro
posted: 1/14/2014
Yoga Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win yoga workout mats from YMAT Pro in its January Facebook Giveaway.


Apply Now for Business of the Year Award
posted: 1/13/2014
Are you a successful massage therapist? If so, your business could be chosen as a winner in the 2014 National Small Business Week Awards.


California Massage Therapy Council Gets Tough on Prostitution
posted: 1/12/2014
The California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) has proposed new legislation to give cities more power to fight prostitution, according to an article in the Pasadena Star-News newspaper.


Veterans' Caregivers Taught to Provide Massage
posted: 1/10/2014
An article published in The Journal of Supportive Oncology highlighted research that studied the feasibility of using a multimedia program to teach caregivers of veterans with cancer how to offer basic massage for supportive care at home. It also found the home-care massage provided relief from pain, anxiety and fatigue.


Massage Therapy Foundation Announces 2014 Boston Marathon Running for Research Team Members
posted: 1/9/2014


Massage Therapy Foundation Selects Team of Runners for 2014 Boston Marathon
posted: 1/9/2014
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced its 2014 Boston Marathon Running for Research Team. The runners are: Kathy Laskye, Kristen Lutz and Karen Moers.


MASSAGE Magazine Invites Nominations for Massage Therapist of the Year and Massage Organization of the Year
posted: 1/8/2014
MASSAGE Magazine has launched a new awards program to honor one Massage Therapist of the Year and one Massage Organization of the Year. These awards will recognize individuals and groups working to promote the profession of massage therapy.


MASSAGE's January Issue is On Newsstands Now
posted: 1/8/2014
MASSAGE Magazine (www.massagemag.com) publishes an annual directory of educators, businesses and manufacturers serving the massage and spa fields. Our 2014 Buyers Guide is packed with information about the goods and services therapists can use in sessions and to run their businesses. This year's issue also features a special Product Showcase.


Aromatherapy Relieves Teachers' Stress
posted: 1/7/2014
New research shows aromatherapy relieved work-related stress in teachers.


USA Today Reports on Massage
posted: 1/5/2014
As good as a back rub from your sweetie feels, sometimes you need the hands of a professional, reads an article published recently in USA Today. That's because a growing body of evidence suggests muscle therapy provides a long and varied list of health benefits.


Would You Like a Violin with Your Massage?
posted: 1/3/2014
According an article published by Skin Inc., a spa in Switzerland has launched the Violin Touch treatment.


BestMassage Installs Solar Panels, Committed to Eco-Friendly Practices
posted: 1/3/2014
BestMassage recently installed solar panels on its office's roof, by Earth Wind and Solar Energy, to produce a good portion of its energy needs. The company is committed to green practices, big and small, from reusing and recycling in its massage warehouse to sourcing sustainable and organic massage products and massage tables.


Massage Envy Spa Launches Sweepstakes to Help People Achieve New Year's Wellness Goals
posted: 1/2/2014
Many people are making New Year's resolutions to improve their health and well-being. Massage Envy Spa, a national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, has launched its annual New Year, New You sweepstakes to help people achieve their wellness goals.


Massage Therapy Articles Needed
posted: 1/1/2014
MASSAGE Magazine Online Community Looking for PR Sources, Authors, Expert Massage Contributors


2013: A Look Back at the Year in Massage
posted: 1/1/2014
2013 is almost gone, and so we take a moment to look back on the year. In 2013, MASSAGE Magazine launched a student scholarship and a sample giveaway program. The magazine also partnered with industry vendors to give away massage tables, gift certificates, self-care tools and massage products via the magazine's Facebook giveaway program. Massage Magazine Insurance Plus also gave away numerous products via its Facebook giveaway program.


Elements Massage Franchise to Expand into Canada
posted: 12/31/2013
Elements Massage, a nationwide franchise massage business, has announced plans to expand into Canada.


Midlife Stress Predicts Old-Age Disability
posted: 12/30/2013


Free Advice for Tackling Taxes in 2014
posted: 12/28/2013
The U.S. Small Business Administration has posted an article titled, 5 Tax and Financial Planning Actions for the New Year, at www.sba.gov.


Mind Your Mindfulness
posted: 12/27/2013
Being very mindful - defined as a state of presence that includes being attuned to stimuli in the present moment - may inhibit the development of bad habits. However, mindfulness may inhibit the development of good habits too.


Just Five Days Left to Enter to Win a Self-Care Set from MassageBlocks.com
posted: 12/27/2013
MASSAGE Magazine is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a trigger-point self-care set, courtesy of MassageBlocks.com. To be eligible to win, applicants must Like the Facebook pages of MASSAGE Magazine and MassageBlocks.com.


Another Reason for Relaxation
posted: 12/26/2013
Chronic anxiety has been linked to depression and heart disease; in new, unrelated research, anxiety has been directly related to incidence of stroke.


Win a Massage-Stone Package in December
posted: 12/24/2013
Massage Magazine Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a massage-stone package from Med-Stone Enterprises LLC, as part of its December Facebook Giveaway.


Massage Without Borders Has a New Executive Director
posted: 12/22/2013
Massage Without Borders, a nonprofit organization that coordinates fundraisers and provides financial and product assistance to massage therapists facing health crises or other challenges, has a new executive director.


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