|Thomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains
by Thomas Myers
Anatomy Trains are a revision of muscolo-skeletal anatomy that shows how the muscles are linked via the fascia into longitudinal myofascial meridians. In this exclusive book excerpt, author Thomas Myers explains his groundbreaking Anatomy Trains theory, and describes the significance of this work to practicing bodyworkers.
Creature Comfort: Exploring the Benefits of Pet Massage
Mexico’s traditional healing system of curanderismo is founded on compassin, spirituality and a connection to nature. Today’s curanderas massage for animals-just like for humans-provides relaxation, stress reduction and performance enhancement. If you love animals and are interested in developing a unique clientele, animal massage might be your career path.
The Body Politic
A Call of the Heart: The Challenges and Rewards of Working with Dying Clients.
Massage for the seriously and terminally ill is a rapidly growing specialty. As more people reach beyond conventional medicine for palliative care, massage practitioners are called to the bedside.
The Great Chain of Being Part Two: The World of the Individual
How Integrating Human Development Issues into your Massage Practice can deepen the Healing Relationship.
Whenever a client and therapist meet in the session room, each will be operating from one of three developmental stages. In this second of three articles, we look at the middle stage of The Great Chain of Being: the egoic, or personal, world.
The advantages and challenges of working for a spa or wellness center. What education you will need to work at a spa and the types of therapies employed at spas. Career possibilities that await massage therapists in the spa field. Learn spa structures, things to consider as a manager.
More teens turn to spas to de-stress
Body and Spa
Although marma-point massage has been utilized for thousands of years, it’s just recently been introduced to the Western world. Now, spas worldwide are offering marma-point massage. With training, this therapy can be added to a spa’s menu, or offered as a spa-type therapy by a massage therapist in private practice.
Be Well: Therapist Self-Care
Pages From History
|Reader Expression: Are you satisfied with the massage education you received? Why, or why not? How could it have been better?
Table Talk: Mom’s get a helping Hand
|Conferences & Conventions Calendar
|Laws and Regulations
|Research Matters: A discussion of a study designed to test the effectiveness of massage form treating chronic tension headaches.
|Guest Editorial: Dan Schmidt