Many massage therapists dream of working independently and being their own boss; others enjoy the benefits of working as employees of a massage business of someone else’s. Then there are those tricky situations: What if, for example, you’re an independent contractor and being paid as such, but you work in a shared space where someone else sets your schedule and rates? This situation, among others, demonstrates the often blurred line between being an independent contractor and being an employee.
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Marshall Dahneke is running the 2023 Boston Marathon to raise funds for massage therapy community service in honor of his daughter, Jacquelyn, who passed away from breast cancer in early 2022. His column details his personal health journey, inspires massage therapists to live a healthier life, and promotes The Jacquelyn Project to raise funds for massage-related breast-cancer community service projects.
Davina Lockhart’s dream of becoming a massage therapist and successful entrepreneur took a significant step forward when Massage Envy, the nation’s No. 1 provider of massage in the U.S., collectively across its franchise network and a national leader in skin care, awarded her a $15,000 grant. Lockhart is enrolled at The Cortiva Institute located in Cromwell, Connecticut, from which she plans to graduate this month.
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COVID Trauma, sometimes called Collective COVID Trauma, is a new term mental health professionals use to describe the long-lasting effects of grief, loss and fear related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project COPE documented health care providers’ experiences concerning burnout and wellness, and began just as health care professionals were beginning to be affected by COVID-19 and its restrictions. Amazing people told their stories in the midst of a crisis, at risk of losing their livelihood, or close to a housing crisis.
When all the world is devolving into complacency about COVID-19, how are we as massage therapists to keep our health care standards up and our people safe?