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. Click Here to send Karen an email. 

Tyler Bell

Tyler Bell is Brand Manager for MASSAGE Magazine and ensures consistent brand integrity across all marketing initiatives and communications. He received an Associate of Arts degree from the Florida State College at Jacksonville while working as a website developer and digital marketer. If he’s not problem-solving at his desk, he’s likely fishing or dirt biking. Click Here to send Tyler an email. 

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. Click Here to send Allison an email. 

Alex Murphy

Alex Murphy is the Marketing Specialist for MASSAGE Magazine. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Communications. She loves anything and everything rock & roll, standup comedy and chinese food. Click Here to send Alex an email. 

Noah Paaymans

Noah Paaymans is the Digital Marketing Manager for MASSAGE Magazine and Chiropractic Economics. He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communications. He has previously worked as a digital marketer at an advertising agency as well as a TV station. You’ll probably find him spending time with his dogs, Walter & Ollie, or watching a soccer or baseball game. Click Here to send Noah an email. 

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. Click Here to send Susan an email.