massage therapy's Journal
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
10:22AM - promotions and incentives?
what have you found to work the best in gettin people on your table?
Saturday, September 4, 2010
10:40PM - what are....
your 3 least favorite things to experience during a massage?
Monday, August 30, 2010
4:14PM - Police trying to force their way onto the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) board.
The California State Senate is about to vote on AB 1822, a bill sponsored by the California Police Chiefs Association. If AB 1822 becomes law, California’s police chiefs and sheriffs will be forcing their way on the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) board. It is a dangerous precedent.
Police are trying to force their way onto the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) board.
The police chiefs original intention with AB 1822 was to force the reversal of SB731 and give back police departments the unrestricted power to regulate massage therapists. When that effort failed, thanks to the many letters massage professionals like yourself sent to their state legislators in protest, the police chiefs switched tactics and are now are attempting to force themselves onto CAMTC’s Board of Directors with AB1822.
No other California professional board, and no other state massage board in the nation has law enforcement officials as directors.
The CAMTC Board of Directors believes that if AB 1822 if becomes a law, it will:
* destabilize the CAMTC Board and make it harder for the CAMTC to protect the rights of certified massage professionals to practice without undue interference.
* unfairly stigmatize the massage profession in California,
* do nothing to improve public protection.
California State Senators will vote on AB1822 any day now.
Please write and call and email your State Senator and let them know that you would want them to vote NO on AB1822. Please ask your friends and clients to do the same.
Senator Gilbert Cedillo
State Capitol, Room 5100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 327-8817
Attached is a sample letter to use as a starting point for your letter. If you cannot open this attachment, you can download the sample letter at http://search.camtc.org/ab1822.doc
Please personalize the letter and ensure your senator understands the impact this legislation could have on you, his/her constituent. And be sure to include your location so s/he knows that you are in that Senate District.
The future course of your professional destiny depends on you taking this action now. Please do not hesitate; contact your legislator today!
4:06PM - AMTA.
anyone a member with a referral left that theyd like to cash in on? id like to join, but im quite broke.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
6:52PM - favorite place to work.
massage clinics, spas, gyms, chiropractic, other?
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I was wondering what kind of input you might have for positioning a client prone on a table when there is no access to a face cradle.
x-posted in massage
Friday, May 29, 2009
1:49PM - Income Insurance
Today in the mail I received information from AMTA regarding their "Income Protector Plan - disability income insurance".
I usually throw these things away, but recently Ive witnessed several co-workers getting into debt b/c of an injury and unable to work.
Has anyone had experience with AMTA's or another insurance plan for covering disability income??
x-posted to other massage LJs
Saturday, February 14, 2009
"I just joined this LMT advertising company based in Atlanta for only 19.95 per year featured listing: http://www.massagelinkup.com/logout.asp
Any feed back or other experiences? I'm also a member at massageexchange.com.
Please contact me through yahoo IM LMTKelly2003, visit my web site at
Thanks, Kelly S. (TN)"
I also just joined it last night - curious if others here are on it, or what other website directories are you listed on?
Karla Linden, NMT, LMT
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
8:09AM - Massage Music
I'm always hunting for new music for massage sessions.
I've been interchanging 4 CDs up at my office - Reiki, Steve Halpern's Radiance, a Deva Premal CD, the Polynesian Spa CD, and another CD that I can't recall the name of. (EDIT - it's "Pilgrimage")
I finally dug into one of my CD binders here in my closet - and came out with:
Monsoon Point - Al Gromer Khan & Amelia Cuni
The Music of Everyday Ecstasy - compilation by Margo Anand
Fragrances of a Dream - Kobialka
Dorje Ling - David Parsons
Peaceful Pond - Dean Evenson & d'Rachael
The Sky of Mind - Ray Lynch
Comfort Zone - Steve Halpern
All of the above are probably at least 10 - 15 or even 20 years old.
I tend to acquire more "classic" New Age types of CDs for massage therapy - and at one time I had bunches of cassettes - many of which didn't make it onto CDs.
Of course, I have Kitaro and some of the other "staples".
And I'm open to suggestions.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
First off - the above link is NOT my work.
I'm passing this along to professionals and clients to participate - the survey on Massage and Emotions takes less than 15 minutes.
I do like to support others in their research work.
I just completed the survey and although it was a bit tedious and a little confusing, I wanted to help.
Monday, December 1, 2008
7:39PM - HCFA 1500 forms
I'm in the process of doing some billing to auto insurance for the first time in a very long time (I've had a cash practice for the past 10 years or so - and although I've done billing in the past, it was a loooong time ago and things have changed).
Anyway - where do you suggest getting HCFA 1500 forms from?
What billing codes do you use for NMT work and rehab massage?
I found an online place - https://www.pdffiller.com - where I can upload the HCFA 1500 PDF file, and fill it out on line - then I can either email it, print it out, or have it faxed to a US number at no extra charge - they charge $9.99 a month for this service (or $69.00 for the year), and it seems easier and cheaper than purchasing the forms, purchasing the software, and attempting to coordinate all of that.
Curious about your input and thoughts?
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Hi there. My name is Jennifer and I make and sell All natural Soy Candles. I worked in Convelescent facilities for 10 years and would incorporate Massage and Music Therapy on a daily basis for my Residents. I also helped with Respitory Therapy since I myself had asthma and could relate to the symptoms that afflicted the elderly. Candles are not permitted as they could trigger asthma or there was also danger around Oxygen in use.
Now I have found that All Natural Soy candles do not cause the normal asthmatic triggers that Paraffin causes. This is due to Paraffin being made from the sludge left over from refining Petroleum. There are 11 known toxins and carcinogens in Paraffin Wax. Each time you burn these candles they emit those toxins and you,as well as your clients and /or family are breathing them.
Here is a Natural alternative for your use. My All Natural Soy candles are made from the best high grade soy wax. It supports the America Farmer and it is a renewable resource. When Soy wax is melted it turns to Vitamin E. Soy wax burns at a lower temperature then Paraffin so you can melt it and use as a massage oil.
For use in Massage Therapy, I have fragrances that relax, rejuvenate or energize. Burning Candles during a session helps stimulate our scenses. I have other fragrances that you can get just to burn for pleasure also. Let me now what you think or if you have any questions.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
I want to join X-Y-Z...
Please know that the appropriate industry term for the work that we do is "Massage Therapist". The term "masseur" is fairly antiquated and male-only - the term "massuese" is also not generally used in describing a professional in the field - we prefer "Massage Therapist" - thanks so much for considering making this change in your opening paragraph!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
3:26PM - music for massage
i'm posting to ask for suggestions about music during your sessions.
most of my clientele is between 21 and 35 and aren't particularly into your "typical" massage-type music...
read: new agey, enya-ish music
i've gotten great reviews with music like band of horses, the sundays, etc.
any ideas about how i might add to my music selection?
Sunday, August 3, 2008
12:19AM - Recovery in the classroom?
I'm registered to enter the practical portion of the third term at PMTI in Washington DC at the end of August. This practical section focuses on integrating Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques. I'll be attending classes once a week while working full time (office)and doing at least two practice sessions per week plus working in the clinic and a few adjunct technique classes on weekends.
I have also just been diagnosed with non-invasive breast cancer, and will likely be undergoing surgery for a lumpectomy in early September. Good news is that it's been caught early and a full recovery is expected, however, I have some reservations about the recovery from the surgery itself. I understand that short term recovery can be up to a week, and long term recovery can be up to a month, the main restriction being no heavy lifting. I am doing my own research, consulting with a breast surgeon and setting up a meeting with the administration at my school to discuss what may be possible in my endeavors to give myself every opportunity to heal and hopefully simultaneously continue with my studies.
Are there any BC survivors in the community, and/or bodyworkers who work with breast cancer patients who may be able to shed some light on what I can expect to be capable of during long-term recovery? I can definitely get help transporting and setting up my table, but I'm not sure what will be healthy for me to attempt - giving and receiving wise. Of course everyone's experience is different, but any advice or resources you may be able to share will be much appreciated.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
A friend just alerted me to this article:
Just bloody great.
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