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Performance Health Sponsors Event to Educate Youth on Staying Healthy
posted: 3/27/2014

Renowned Expert Explores the Science Behind the Bowen Bodywork Technique
posted: 3/27/2014
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.

Spa Student Scholarship Open Now
posted: 3/20/2014
Are you a student enrolled full time in a bachelor's or master's program who has considered becoming a spa professional? If so, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation.

Dr. Mehmet Oz to Speak at American Massage Therapy Association National Convention
posted: 3/17/2014
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.

Massage Therapists: Win $1,000 Cash in Professional Spring Sweepstakes
posted: 3/17/2014
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.'

Susan Salvo Receives American Massage Therapy Association's First Dianne Polseno Award
posted: 3/12/2014
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.

Massage Franchise Reaches New Heights in Ohio Market
posted: 3/10/2014
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.

Massage Therapy Foundation Launches New Research Project with Samueli Institute
posted: 3/10/2014
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.

Alliance for Massage Therapy Education Seeks Nominations for 2014 Educators of the Year Award
posted: 3/10/2014
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.

Massage Therapists: Win Massage Stones from Med-Stone Enterprises LLC
posted: 3/10/2014
During the month of March, three lucky people will win a massage-stone package from Med-Stone Enterprises LLC as part of MASSAGE Magazine's March Facebook Giveaway.

New Book Reveals Historical, Spiritual and Cultural Connections to Thai Massage
posted: 3/7/2014
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.

Massage Envy's CG Funk Elected to Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Board
posted: 3/6/2014
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.

Massage Therapists: Win a Prima Massage Table Package from Massage Table Outlet
posted: 3/5/2014

Massage Therapy Foundation Welcomes Jerrilyn Cambron, Ph.D., as President
posted: 3/3/2014
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced its newly elected president, Jerrilyn Cambron, Ph.D., of Lombard, Illinois. Cambron will serve a two-year term beginning March 1, 2014, until Feb. 29, 2016.

Free Webinar Explores Starting a New Business
posted: 3/3/2014
Massage therapy is a second career for many people. If you are age 50 or older, you are invited to a free webinar titled, Are You Ready to Start Your Small Business?

Massage Therapy Can Enhance Sleep Quality
posted: 3/2/2014
Massage therapy has been shown to induce relaxation and calm, and it can also lead to a better night's sleep, according to CG Funk, a licensed massage therapist and vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Spas.

Bastyr University President Announces Retirement
posted: 2/27/2014
After serving a decade as president of Bastyr University, Daniel K. Church, Ph.D., has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2015. Bastyr University is an internationally recognized school of natural healing arts and sciences.

MASSAGE Magazine Seeks Input for CAM Article
posted: 2/27/2014
MASSAGE Magazine needs to hear from massage professionals who are part of a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) network. Selected therapists will be included in an upcoming feature article.

Massage Plus Ginger Oil Improves Back Pain in Adults
posted: 2/27/2014
A new randomized, controlled trial compared Swedish massage with aromatic ginger oil (SMGO) on chronic low back pain and disability in older adults with traditional Thai massage (TTM).

MINDBODY Raises Millions to Expand Globally and Develop Mobile Products
posted: 2/25/2014
MINDBODY, a leading provider of business management software for the health, wellness and beauty industries, including for massage therapists, has raised $50 million of equity financing that will be used to further accelerate the company's global expansion and development of its Web and mobile products.

NCCAM Publishes Report on Massage Therapy
posted: 2/24/2014
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a center within the National Institutes of Health, this month published a report titled, Massage Therapy for Health Purposes.

New Research Shows Stress Contributes to Headache
posted: 2/20/2014
A new study indicates having more stress in your life leads to more headaches. For the study, 5,159 people age 21 to 71 in the general population were surveyed about their stress levels and headaches four times a year for two years. Participants stated how many headaches they had per month and rated their stress level on a scale of zero to 100.

Performance Health Promotes Lynda Solien-Wolfe, Licensed Massage Therapist
posted: 2/20/2014

Good Body Products Launches Organic Body Care Line
posted: 2/19/2014
Good Body Products has introduced its first line of small-batch, handmade, 100-percent organic body care products. The new line consists of 17 products in five categories: body and face scrubs, whipped body butters, therapeutic salves, solid scents and aromatic mists.

Enter to Win a Gallon of Ayurveda Massage Lotion from Soothing Touch
posted: 2/18/2014
Massage Magazine Insurance Plus is offering massage therapists a chance to win a gallon of Ayurveda massage lotion, courtesy of Soothing Touch, in its February Facebook Giveaway.

New Dell Commercial Features Dermalogica Skin Care
posted: 2/18/2014
A new television campaign for Dell computers honors the beginning of Dermalogica, a leading professional skin care brand, more than 25 years ago. The campaign, which is airing in every major market in the U.S., salutes innovative brands that started with humble beginnings.

Workplace Wellness Programs Result in Some Health Care Savings
posted: 2/17/2014
Health care costs related to employees with chronic diseases may be reduced via workplace wellness programs; however, costs aren't necessarily lowered by encouraging other workers to adopt healthier lifestyles. (MASSAGE Magazine has previously reported on massage therapy as a component of workplace wellness programs.)

International Spa Association Members Feature Massage Treatments for Athletes
posted: 2/17/2014
As the 22nd Winter Olympics continue, we are reminded not only Olympic athletes face challenges in their sport. Athletes around the globe of every level risk pain, fatigue and bodily stress before, after and during their exercises. Luckily for them, many International SPA Association (ISPA) members offer treatments dedicated to athletes, in order to facilitate performance, prevent injury and provide relief.

PTSD in Servicepeople Studied
posted: 2/16/2014
Massage and related therapies have found to lessen the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychiatric condition in which stress reactions become abnormal, chronic and may worsen over time. PTSD is linked to depression, substance abuse, memory and cognition dysfunction suicidal tendencies and other health problems.

For Breast Health, Say Yes to Tomatoes
posted: 2/15/2014
A tomato-rich diet may help protect at-risk postmenopausal women from breast cancer, according to new research.

Reduce Diabetes Risk with Yogurt
posted: 2/14/2014
Higher consumption of yogurt, compared with no consumption, can reduce the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes by 28 percent, according to new research.

Massage Educator Ariana Vincent to Host Book Signing for New Spa Techniques Manual
posted: 2/13/2014
Ariana Vincent, L.M.T., M.T.I. N.C.T.M.B., CEO of The Ariana Institute for wellness education, will be participating in a book signing of her new book, The Ariana Institute Techniques in the Spa World Manual, on Feb. 15, 2014, from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Ariana Institute in Austin, Texas.

'The Art of Somatic Coaching' Teaches Mind and Bodywork Practices
posted: 2/13/2014
Named one of the top 50 executive coaches worldwide by The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching, Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Ph.D., brings the same concepts he's taught at Google, the American Red Cross, and the U.S. Marine Corps to a mass audience with his new book The Art of Somatic Coaching, which introduces innovative concepts and principles of somatic coaching with mind and bodywork practices for coaches and clients.

Massage Therapists: Win a Gallon of Ayurveda Massage Lotion from Soothing Touch
posted: 2/13/2014
Massage Magazine Insurance Plus is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a gallon of Ayurveda Massage Lotion, courtesy of Soothing Touch, as part of its February Facebook Giveaway. Ten lucky Facebook fans will win.

Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact with Premature Infants are Seen 10 Years Later
posted: 2/12/2014
Children as old as 10 years of age experience benefits from healthy touch received as an infant, new research suggests.

New Pediatric Massage Oil Line Inspired by Massage Therapy's Benefits for Autistic Children
posted: 2/12/2014
Parker Time Potions, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced the launch of a specially formulated natural pediatric massage oil line. Parker Time Potions are created with only natural ingredients and produced and distributed in the U.S.

OPTP Introduces New Foam Roller: The Anatomical Roller
posted: 2/12/2014
Enhancing many exercise styles, the Anatomical Roller is a powerful tool for core training, balance work and body alignment.

Massage Therapists: Win a Massage Table Package from Oakworks
posted: 2/12/2014
Love is in the air this month, and MASSAGE Magazine has partnered with Oakworks to offer one lucky Facebook fan a prize he or she will be sure to love: a Nova Massage Table Package with ABC System from Oakworks. To be eligible to win, applicants must Like the Facebook pages of MASSAGE Magazine and Oakworks.

Enter to Win a Massage Table Package from Oakworks
posted: 2/11/2014
MASSAGE Magazine and Oakworks have partnered to offer massage therapists the chance to win a Nova Massage Table Package with ABC System from Oakworks.

Breaking News: The Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations Publishes Entry-Level Analysis Project
posted: 2/10/2014
This morning the Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations announced the publication of its Entry-Level Analysis Project, which recommends core content and training hours for massage therapy students.

Stress, Genetics and Heart Health
posted: 2/10/2014
The deleterious effects of stress on the human body have been well documented, as have the stress-reducing effects of massage therapy. New, unrelated, research indicates a genetic trait known to make some people especially sensitive to stress also appears to be responsible for a 38 percent increased risk of heart attack or death in patients with heart disease, scientists at Duke Medicine report.

Teaching Physicians to Speak with Compassion
posted: 2/9/2014
A group of researchers is working to systematically pinpoint and catalogue compassionate words and actions in doctor-patient conversations. By breaking down the dialogue and studying the context, they hope to create a behavioral taxonomy that will guide medical training and education.

Steps to Take Now to Ward off Dementia
posted: 2/8/2014
Five health behaviors - regular exercise, not smoking, maintaining a low body weight, eating a healthy diet and refraining from excessive alcohol intake - are integral to staying healthy in body and mind.

Gender Differences in Word-of-Mouth Communication
posted: 2/7/2014
Massage therapists depend on word-of-mouth to generate appointments, and negative word-of-mouth conversations can impact a massage practice negatively. A new study suggests that men and women go about word-of-mouth communication in different ways.

American Massage Therapy Association Releases 7th Massage Research Summary to Schools, Students
posted: 2/7/2014
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) released its seventh annual massage research summary, which focuses on the meaning of research for massage therapy schools and their students, today during its Massage Schools Summit in San Diego, California. The updated report revealed mixed indicators for the massage therapy profession.

ACHS to Sponsor National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy's 2014 Conference
posted: 2/7/2014
The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is a Gold Leaf Sponsor of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy's (NAHA) World of Aromatherapy VII Conference, to take place Sept. 12 to 15, 2014, in Seattle, Washington. ACHS is an accredited online holistic health college offering certificate, diploma and undergraduate and graduate degree programs in aromatherapy, including the only Master of Science in Aromatherapy program.

Massage Coalition Releases Statement In Advance of Entry-Level Analysis Project
posted: 2/6/2014
The Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations this week shared a statement in support of the Entry-Level Analysis Project (ELAP), which was created by the coalition. Details about ELAP will be published later this month.

New Research: Use of Topical Analgesic with Massage Therapy is More Effective in Reducing Arthritis Pain
posted: 2/6/2014
A new study revealed using topic analgesics in addition to massage therapy provided greater improvement in grip strength and a greater decrease in hand pain, depressed mood and sleep distrurbances when compared to massage therapy alone.

Yoga Teachers: Win a Free Two-Day Couple's Retreat from Perfect Vermont
posted: 2/6/2014
Yoga Insurance Plus (YIP) is offering its Facebook fans a chance to win a free two-day couple's retreat from Perfect Vermont in its February Facebook Giveaway. Entrants must Like the Yoga Insurance Plus page on Facebook to be eligible to win.

World Massage Festival Names 2014 Massage Therapy School of the Year
posted: 2/6/2014
The World Massage Festival has announced the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy as the 2014 Massage Therapy School of the Year.

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