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Workplace Option: Health Care
Jan 30, 2014
One of the many things you need to think about, whether you're just about to graduate or are in the thick of your massage therapy program, is where you'd like to practice when you're finished with school. There's a lot of opportunity in the profession, so you can find an environment, or multiple work settings, that match your interests. Here's a glimpse of what to expect in a health care environment.
Tips for Handling Stress
Jan 30, 2014
In recent years, we’ve discovered more and more about how stress affects a person’s health. Medical studies are continually pointing to the very real effects stress has on our bodies and minds. So, it seems only natural to pay attention—and make a real effort to find ways of dealing with stress.
Self-Care: The Power of Self Talk
Jan 30, 2014
As you start your massage therapy education, make sure you're aware of the messages you're sending to yourself.
Ethics: Maintaining Boundaries
Aug 15, 2013
There are boundaries and ethical lines you can't cross of course, and there are still others that may change over time. Being able to adeptly negotiate all of these issues is key to career success.
Indications for Massage: Lupus
Aug 15, 2013
Pain is a primary symptom of lupus. Research is showing what massage therapists have long known: massage therapy can help relieve pain and stress.
Self-care: The Power of Restorative Yoga
Aug 15, 2013
As you gear up to start your massage therapy career, take some time to get in the habit of taking care of yourself--so you can better take care of your clients.
Resolving Conflict
Apr 29, 2013
How massage therapists can resolve conflict.
Self-Care: Endurance vs. Strength
Apr 29, 2013
During massage therapy school, you've probably heard more than once the importance strength plays in maintaining your career. After all, massage therapy is hard work, so strengthening the muscles that are underused during massage and stretching the muscles that are overused seems natural and intuitive. But some research is pointing to the idea that strength isn't always the key factor in protecting massage therapists from injury.
Marketing Yourself: Talking About Massage
Jan 4, 2013
You pursued your massage therapy education because you're passionate about the profession and believe in the benefits of massage. After graduating, however, the real work of getting clients to fully understand what massage therapy has to offer begins. Talking to people about your profession can feel overwhelming when you first start out—but it doesn't have to.
Ask a Massage Therapist: What are some good study tips?
Jan 4, 2013
Being nervous about taking a test--whether it's for massage therapy school or licensing--is natural. One way to ease your stress levels associated with test taking is to be thoroughly prepared. Preparation is more than just staying up late and reading and rereading your textbooks, however.
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