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Behind Closed Doors - Massage Today, By Laura Allen

From the title, you might think this blog is about The Client List, the trashy new show on the Lifetime Channel that gives massage therapy a black eye.

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Come Back! - Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals ...

Come Back! - Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals ... | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it
In past posts, I've talked about how you might craft and deliver your elevator speech. “Yes, I'm a massage therapist! Have you tried bodywork before…” Hopefully you're comfortable with that assignment by now.
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Six Bellevue Massage Therapists Face Fraud Charges - Patch.com

Six Bellevue Massage Therapists Face Fraud Charges - Patch.com | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

Six people are accused of fraudulently obtaining massage therapist licenses after an investigation by the Bellevue Police Department, the Washington State Department of Health and US...

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North Texas girl benefits from unconventional massage therapy - WFAA

North Texas girl benefits from unconventional massage therapy - WFAA | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

Those frightening possibilities are why Ro Lewinski decided to add an unconventional, drug-free therapy for her daughter. One usually reserved for adults -- massage.

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Librarian's note: it is too bad the title of the article suggests something different than the article, but a good article nonetheless.  The writer of the article also seems to think that massage therapy is just generally unconventional, and that massage for children is even more so.  I think I will have to write that writer a note.  It is good that the writer mentions that the parent is in the room, and even seems to show such in the images/video.

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What massage does and doesn't do for muscles after exercise - The Burnside News

What massage does and doesn't do for muscles after exercise - The Burnside News | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

There is a new study that's being sent and shared amongst my peers, spreading like wildfire, regarding the effects of massage therapy on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.

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Bill would hold massage parlor owners responsible - Danbury News Times

Bill would hold massage parlor owners responsible - Danbury News Times | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

Looks like better days ahead to fight off unlicensed practices.  "If signed into law by the governor, it would hold employers responsible for hiring unlicensed massage therapists, with up to three months in prison and $500 fines."

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The Arthritis Foundation and New Jersey Massage Envy's Team Up For The Massage ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

The Arthritis Foundation and New Jersey Massage Envy's Team Up For The Massage ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release) | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

New Jersey Massage Envy locations also help in treating the symptoms of arthritis by relieving pain and stiffness through...

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Committee orders 'lighter touch' for new Palo Alto massage ordinance

Note the strangeness of California laws in which localities manage a random mix of rules.  "Under the suggested new rules, massage practitioners would have to either be certified by the California Massage Therapy Council or obtain a permit from the..."

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Helping Pediatric Asthma with Massage - Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies

The demand for more natural asthma solutions has revealed massage therapy to be a highly desirable adjunct to conventional approaches.

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The Massage Therapy Foundation | Why is the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Open Access?

The Massage Therapy Foundation | Why is the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Open Access? | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

"This benefits the researcher by getting her or his work out to the masses; it benefits other researchers who are researching the same or similar topic; it benefits the public (reader, student, teacher, client) because they have easy access to information that is important to them, no matter the reason; and it benefits the tax payer because many studies are funded by tax payer money – this way they don’t have to pay twice to read the article."

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Best Jobs 2012: Massage Therapist - US News and World Report

Best Jobs 2012: Massage Therapist - US News and World Report | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

As one of the Best Jobs of 2012, this profession should see significant growth over the next decade. (US News reports massage therapy as one of the BEST jobs of 2012.

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The Effectiveness of Massage Therapy: A Summary of Evidence ...

The Effectiveness of Massage Therapy: A Summary of Evidence ... | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it
The Effectiveness of Massage Therapy: A Summary of Evidence-Based Research. Massage Therapy is ranked as one of the most commonly used complementary and alternative medicine practices for its effectiveness.
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Lecture on Massage Therapy for Women's Club

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Lecture on Massage Therapy for Women's Club - 

Dr. Robert Martin, from The Center of Health, presented a lecture on massage therapy to the Women's Club of Saugerties on Thursday, March 15th at the Senior Center.

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Massage Therapy Foundation Unveils Education Toolbar - Massage Magazine

Massage Therapy Foundation Unveils Education Toolbar - Massage Magazine | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has announced the release of the MTF Education Toolbar, a powerful new tool that will support massage and bodywork teachers, students and...

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UT Library to Help Students Unwind During Finals Week with Massages, Games

UT Library to Help Students Unwind During Finals Week with Massages, Games | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

Pay attention entrepreneurial MTs: UT Library to Help Students Unwind During Finals Week with Massage.

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Conn. House passes illegal massage bill - CBS News

Conn. House passes illegal massage bill - CBS News | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

The legislation adds shiatsu, acupressure and Thai massage, among others, to the list of services that cannot be advertised without a license to perform massage therapy.

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Constitutional claims shift Tulsa massage therapy ordinance lawsuit to federal ...

An April 26 preliminary injunction hearing has been scheduled in a federal lawsuit that seeks to prohibit the city of...

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Librarian's note: not often do we get to see something massage related be about Constitutional rights and benefits.  We'll keep an eye on this one.

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“Massage is a part of every footballers weekly routine,” said Peter Burge.

“Massage is a part of every footballers weekly routine,” said Peter Burge. | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

St. Kilda AFL Footballers have rigid weekly training schedules so as part of their recovery for the next game they are required to have a massage to help their bodies cope with the amount of exercise they are doing.

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Massage therapy gets respect - Agoura Hills Acorn

Last year, state legislators passed Assembly Bill 619 to provide financial relief for massage therapists who have been affected by restrictive and discriminatory local ordinances.

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New Organization Aims to Support Massage Therapists - Massage Magazine

New Organization Aims to Support Massage Therapists - Massage Magazine | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

A new massage therapy group, the Organization of Massage Therapy Professionals, aims to provide massage therapists with information to support them in their businesses.

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Idaho's New Law Will Require Massage Therapists to Be Certified - KPVI News 6

Idaho's New Law Will Require Massage Therapists to Be Certified - KPVI News 6 | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

This law brings Idaho onboard with the majority of states in requiring massage therapist to be certified.

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Stop foam rolling your IT Band. It can not lengthen and it is NOT tight.

Audience: Patients and therapists

Purpose: A brief argument on why attempting to lengthen your IT Band with stretching or foam rolling is a waste of time and not possible.

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Laurel High grad follows dad's career as pro sports massage therapist - Baltimore Sun

Laurel High grad follows dad's career as pro sports massage therapist - Baltimore Sun | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it

Laurel High grad follows dad's career as pro sports massage therapist.  'I am going to massage school.' My dad said, 'Are you sure?

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Rest versus exercise as treatment for patients with low back pain and Modic changes. A randomised controlled clinical trial.

Rest versus exercise as treatment for patients with low back pain and Modic changes. A randomised controlled clinical trial. | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it
Clinical experience suggests that many patients with Modic changes have relatively severe and persistent low back pain (LBP), which typically appears to be resistant to treatment.
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Providing Massage Therapy Increases Profitability - Talkradio

Providing Massage Therapy Increases Profitability - Talkradio | Massage Therapy | Scoop.it
Many of these organizations are utilizing Massage Therapy within their health and wellness objectives. Healthier employees lead to happier ones. Happy employees translate into more productive workers, taking less sick time ...
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