Clients experiencing chronic pain often suffer from poor quality sleep, anxiety and depression, and diminished quality of life.
As a massage industry expert witness, one recurring issue I have observed in complaints related to sexual misconduct by MTs is poor client communication.
With a solid understanding of acute vs. chronic pain, massage therapists are better equipped to address a pain patient’s complex needs.
If you have ever wondered what it's like to work as a massage therapist in a high-end resort spa, you will find your questions answered here.
Xerlan Deery, LMT, BCTMB, is a massage therapist who works as an independent contractor at Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
Research is indicating that a person’s perception of pain is a complicated matter, predicated in part by a person’s beliefs and experiences. T…
Making your SOAP notes a deep-listening experience for your clients is the first step in addressing what matters to the client. Deep listening builds trust with your massage client and allows them to speak with transparency in a safe and confidential manner. Thus, you will gather good and comprehensive information to guide your massage-touch intervention.
In October of 2010, I found myself flying to Europe with a group of 20 athletes I did not know and had never treated with sports massage. I had recently graduated from a 2,200-hour massage program and, although I had excelled in school, I couldn’t help but wonder, “How did I get myself into this?”
This article will delve into six common massage myths held by clients. Gialelis has selected client-held myths that are commonly related to him by fellow massage therapists.
Massage therapists are in a unique position in the world of health care. In some states, we are recognized as licensed health care providers; in others, we are not. While most of us strive to meet the highest standards of practice, there is one way to guarantee that we will not: when we deviate from the scope of our professional practice.