Massage Magazine http://www.massagemag.com/xml.rss Massage Magazine exploring todays touch therapies 14869 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 +01:00 Massage Cream Can Make an Impact http://www.massagemag.com/News/14869/7/Massage Cream Can Make an Impact/ Whether you select a massage cream based on products you have tried in the past or in an effort to find something new and different for your practice, certain rules should apply when it comes to keeping a massage cream on hand. For the professional massage therapist or bodyworker, massage cream is a staple tool and key product to keep in the session room, and it is not an area where quality should be compromised. 14870 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 +01:00 Massage During Pregnancy Boosts the Immune System http://www.massagemag.com/News/14870/65/Massage During Pregnancy Boosts the Immune System/ The March issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published the findings of a study that associated pregnancy with an increased risk of contracting a serious, sometimes life-threatening, infection. Other studies report that massage can boost a persons immune system, thus offering protection against such health hazards. 14868 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:19:05 +01:00 Infant Massage: Boosting Babies Brain Power http://www.massagemag.com/News/14868/65/Infant Massage- Boosting Babies Brain Power/ New parents and grandparents will do almost anything to boost a babys intelligence. They rush out to buy classical music DVDs, educational toys and, in some cases, age-related computer games. However, there is a strong argument for using a more hands-on approach to build baby brain power. 14867 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:24:52 +01:00 Performance Health Sponsors Event to Educate Youth on Staying Healthy http://www.massagemag.com/News/14867/25/Performance Health Sponsors Event to Educate Youth on Staying Healthy/ Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze®, TheraBand™, Cramer® and Perform® health and wellness products, sponsored the March 2014 Run It Forward tour. Run It Forward (RIF) educates Americas underserved youth on the benefits of staying physically and mentally healthy, and the resulting impact it can have on their education. 14866 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:17:32 +01:00 Renowned Expert Explores the Science Behind the Bowen Bodywork Technique http://www.massagemag.com/News/14866/25/Renowned Expert Explores the Science Behind the Bowen Bodywork Technique / In Bowen Unravelled: A Journey into the Fascial Understanding of the Bowen Technique, published by North Atlantic Books, author Julian Baker, a longtime Bowen practitioner, fills in the gap in scientific understanding and explains in anatomical terms why the technique is so effective. 14865 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:20:18 +01:00 Turbocharge the Massage Continuing Education Experience http://www.massagemag.com/News/14865/5/Turbocharge the Massage Continuing Education Experience/ For most massage therapists and bodyworkers, taking continuing education classes is almost always a good thing. Even if you are required to take a certain continuing education class, whether by your employer or regional governing board, there should be rewards to reap through the experience. 14864 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:54:09 +01:00 Blend Massage Therapy and Fitness for Improved Well-being http://www.massagemag.com/News/14864/328/Blend Massage Therapy and Fitness for Improved Well-being/ By bringing a combination of both massage therapy and fitness into your life, you can make strides toward greater balance and improved well-being. 14863 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:16:00 +01:00 Review Your Massage Cream Options http://www.massagemag.com/News/14863/7/Review Your Massage Cream Options/ When we allow the details of our lives and careers to become afterthoughts or actions that are performed almost on autopilot, we run the risk of decreased quality and satisfaction. For professional massage therapists and bodyworkers who are in the business of providing a hands-on, personal service to clients, the importance of paying attention to detail—and continuing to pay attention to detail—cannot be underestimated. 14858 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:44:44 +01:00 Dr. Mehmet Oz to Speak at American Massage Therapy Association National Convention http://www.massagemag.com/News/14858/25/Dr- Mehmet Oz to Speak at American Massage Therapy Association National Convention / The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has announced that Mehmet Oz, M.D., aka Dr. Oz, will be the keynote speaker at the AMTA National Convention this September in Denver, Colorado. 14857 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:32:32 +01:00 Massage Away Morning Sickness http://www.massagemag.com/News/14857/65/Massage Away Morning Sickness/ According to pregnancy statistics, between 75 and 90 percent of all women who are pregnant experience some degree of morning sickness and/or nausea. Massage therapy has the power to help reduce the symptoms of morning sickness, so your pregnant client can enjoy this special time of her life. 14856 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:14:42 +01:00 Aromahead Institute Offers Free Webinar on Aromatherapy Certification http://www.massagemag.com/News/14856/70/Aromahead Institute Offers Free Webinar on Aromatherapy Certification/ Aromahead Institute is holding a free webinar for those who would like to learn more about aromatherapy certification. The webinar will take place March 27, 2014, at 7 p.m. EDT. 14855 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:44:04 +01:00 Massage Therapists: Win $1,000 Cash in Professional Spring Sweepstakes http://www.massagemag.com/News/14855/1/Massage Therapists- Win -1-000 Cash in Professional Spring Sweepstakes/ MASSAGE Magazine has partnered with Massage Magazine Insurance Plus to offer massage therapists a chance to win one of three great prizes in its 2014 Professional Spring Sweepstakes. The grand prize is $1,000 in cash; second prize is a $500 gift card to Massage Warehouse; and the third prize is a $100 gift card to Bon Vital. 14847 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +01:00 Take Steps Toward a Valuable Massage Continuing Education Experience http://www.massagemag.com/News/14847/5/Take Steps Toward a Valuable Massage Continuing Education Experience/ As you embark on your next adventure in continuing education, whether that includes taking a course on a new technique or one that covers a less tactile topic such as marketing or ethics, there are several steps you can take to ensure your continuing education experience turns out to be valuable for you and your practice. 14852 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:12:59 +01:00 Susan Salvo Receives American Massage Therapy Associations First Dianne Polseno Award http://www.massagemag.com/News/14852/25/Susan Salvo Receives American Massage Therapy Associations First Dianne Polseno Award/ The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has awarded Susan Salvo as the first recipient of its Dianne Polseno Lifetime Achievement Award. Salvo opened the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 1987, and continues to teach at the school and present massage therapy and ethics continuing education classes throughout the U.S. 14844 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +01:00 Balanced Fitness Includes Massage Therapy http://www.massagemag.com/News/14844/328/Balanced Fitness Includes Massage Therapy/ As much as we hear on the news that obesity is a growing epidemic, it could also be said that interest in the concept of fitness is growing as well. Whether this is in response to the obesity issue or simply a development that has come with our increased knowledge of what it means to be healthy, the interest in fitness seems to be here to stay. 14850 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:56:04 +01:00 Massage Franchise Reaches New Heights in Ohio Market http://www.massagemag.com/News/14850/25/Massage Franchise Reaches New Heights in Ohio Market/ Massage Heights is continuing its aggressive growth: David Demer of Demer Holdings Group LLC is joining the massage franchise to expand into the Cleveland, Ohio, market, with plans to develop 10 new retreats over the next three years, creating 350 new jobs. 14849 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:26:14 +01:00 Massage Therapy Foundation Launches New Research Project with Samueli Institute http://www.massagemag.com/News/14849/25/Massage Therapy Foundation Launches New Research Project with Samueli Institute/ The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced the launch of a new research project with Samueli Institute. MTF selected Samueli Institute to lead an independent exploration of the impact of massage therapy on chronic pain, and to identify gaps in knowledge that can help direct future research. 14848 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:51:44 +01:00 Alliance for Massage Therapy Education Seeks Nominations for 2014 Educators of the Year Award http://www.massagemag.com/News/14848/25/Alliance for Massage Therapy Education Seeks Nominations for 2014 Educators of the Year Award/ The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, in collaboration with Biofreeze and Bon Vital, is now accepting applications for its 2014 Educators of the Year awards. Two awards will be given: one for a teacher in a school setting and one for a continuing education provider. 14846 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:56:50 +01:00 Pin Down Your Dream Massage Cream http://www.massagemag.com/News/14846/7/Pin Down Your Dream Massage Cream/ When you apply a massage cream to your clients skin during a session, there are several outcomes you might look for and expect when using a high-quality massage cream. 14833 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +01:00 Seek Continuing Education that Improves Your Massage Practice http://www.massagemag.com/News/14833/5/Seek Continuing Education that Improves Your Massage Practice/ Signing up for your next continuing education class can be an exciting prospect, as long as you have done the leg work to make sure the massage continuing education course you are about to take is one you are truly interested in and can benefit you and your practice. 14845 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +01:00 Massage Therapists: Win Massage Stones from Med-Stone Enterprises LLC http://www.massagemag.com/News/14845/1/Massage Therapists- Win Massage Stones from Med-Stone Enterprises LLC/ During the month of March, three lucky people will win a massage-stone package from Med-Stone Enterprises LLC as part of MASSAGE Magazines March Facebook Giveaway. 14843 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:15:18 +01:00 Massage Online Continuing Education Serves Up Several Benefits http://www.massagemag.com/News/14843/251/Massage Online Continuing Education Serves Up Several Benefits/ When it comes to taking a continuing education class that is convenient and affordable, many professional massage therapists and bodyworkers are turning to online continuing education options. 14841 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:05:22 +01:00 New Book Reveals Historical, Spiritual and Cultural Connections to Thai Massage http://www.massagemag.com/News/14841/25/New Book Reveals Historical- Spiritual and Cultural Connections to Thai Massage/ In Thai Massage and Thai Healing Arts: Practice, Culture and Spirituality, author and registered Thai therapist Bob Haddad delivers an intensely researched and wide-ranging anthology. He uncovers a wealth of previously unavailable information and presents the historical, spiritual and cultural connections to the powerful healing art of Thai massage. 14834 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +01:00 Consider Massage Therapy a Passive Form of Fitness http://www.massagemag.com/News/14834/328/Consider Massage Therapy a Passive Form of Fitness/ By opening our minds a bit and taking a broader view of fitness, we begin to see that many other actions can contribute to ones overall fitness, which includes well-being of the mind and body. 14840 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:29:42 +01:00 Massage Envys CG Funk Elected to Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Board http://www.massagemag.com/News/14840/25/Massage Envys CG Funk Elected to Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Board/ CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy, is one of four newly elected beauty and wellness leaders to serve on the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Board of Directors. 14837 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:24:31 +01:00 Yoga Improves Quality of Life in Breast-Cancer Patients http://www.massagemag.com/News/14837/16/Yoga Improves Quality of Life in Breast-Cancer Patients / Yoga exercises that incorporate controlled breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques were shown to improve quality of life and regulate stress hormones in breast-cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, new research states. 14836 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:31:09 +01:00 Massage Therapists: Win a Prima Massage Table Package from Massage Table Outlet http://www.massagemag.com/News/14836/25/Massage Therapists- Win a Prima Massage Table Package from Massage Table Outlet/ Massage Magazine Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a StrongLite Prima™ massage table package, courtesy of Massage Table Outlet, during its March Facebook Giveaway. One grand-prize winner will receive a Prima™ Massage Table, Curve Headrest with Curve Crescent Cushion, and Carry Case. 14835 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:46:54 +01:00 Studies Support Massage Therapy for Preemies http://www.massagemag.com/News/14835/65/Studies Support Massage Therapy for Preemies/ More than half a million babies are born prematurely in the U.S. every year, according to the March of Dimes. These tiny infants arrive before 37 weeks gestation and usually weigh less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces. Research studies indicate massage therapy can help this population and serve to facilitate weight gain in preterm infants. 14832 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:06:30 +01:00 Keep an Eye Out for the Best Massage Creams http://www.massagemag.com/News/14832/7/Keep an Eye Out for the Best Massage Creams/ In a field as broad and diverse as that of massage therapy and bodywork, there are many ways to go about having a successful and fulfilling career. Practitioners can pick and choose from an array of techniques and modalities, approaches and philosophies, on their quest to find the best ways to help their clients and enjoy their daily work. 14817 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:11:33 +01:00 Acupressure Equally Effective as Medication for Postoperative Nausea http://www.massagemag.com/News/14817/371/Acupressure Equally Effective as Medication for Postoperative Nausea/ Acupressure was found to be as effective as intravenous medication, without the unwanted side effects, in reducing nausea and vomiting among patients who had undergone a cesarean section, according to recent research.