About MASSAGE Magazine

MASSAGE Magazine supports massage therapists and students with the information and products you need to succeed over the lifetime of your career.

From the classroom to the session room, our focus is on helping you reach clients with your healing touch, and in supporting your satisfying and long-lasting practice.

Our staff is dedicated to the success of today’s massage practitioners, bodyworkers and partners—such as schools, continuing education providers, employers, and businesses that offer products and services—all of whom are also making this a healthier world, one massage session at a time.

MASSAGE Magazine’s free guide to studying for the MBLEx is intended to help you become licensed. Our comprehensive liability insurance will protect you, both as a student and practicing therapist. Our online continuing education classes will assist you in meeting regulatory requirements.

The award-winning monthly MASSAGE Magazine has been in print publication since 1985, and features advice from top educators, in depth information about hands-on techniques, marketing guidance, scientific research, self-care lessons and more. Our weekly free e-newsletters keep you up to date with industry news.

MASSAGE Magazine‘s popular social networks, including our Twitter feed, and Facebook page and group, offer therapists networking opportunities—and our website is updated daily to reflect the diverse needs of your profession.

Meet some of the MASSAGE Magazine staff members dedicated to your success:

Karen Menehan

Karen Menehan is MASSAGE Magazine‘s editor in chief. Karen oversees all print and digital editorial content, writes news and feature articles, and networks with the profession’s leaders. She holds a bachelor’s degree in government/journalism from California State University–Sacramento, and has edited and written for several national and regional publications. Karen is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Copy Editors Society. Connect with her at edit@massagemag.com.

Allison M. Payne


Allison M. Payne is MASSAGE Magazine’s associate editor and handles editing print and digital content, as well as writing news and feature articles. She has a bachelor of arts degree in creative writing and literature from Eckerd College, and has worked with several nationally distributed consumer and business-to-business publications. Allison loves talking about movies, VR games and her cats. Connect with her at apayne@massagemag.com.

Ximena Gonzalez

Ximena Gonzalez is the Marketing Specialist for Massage Magazine. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Communications, specializing in Multimedia Journalism and Production. She loves dogs, writing, books, and is a huge Friends fan. Connect with her at xgonzalez@massagemag.com.

Kristen Boiani

Kristen Boiani is the Digital Marketing Specialist for Massage Magazine and Chiropractic Economics. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Communications. She previously worked as the advertising coordinator for both publications. She loves hiking, her cat Milo and always has a coffee in her hand. Connect with her at kboiani@massagemag.com.

Susan Nevins

 Susan Nevins is the National Sales Director for Massage Magazine and Chiropractic Economics. She is an expert problem solver with outstanding leadership, consultative, and relationship building expertise. She enjoys spending time with her two sons and dog Lexie, traveling, and a refreshing club soda with lime. Connect with her at snevins@massagemag.com.