It’s a fact: 8 out of 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their lives according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. As a Board Certified Massage Therapist (BCTMB), I’ve worked with many clients experiencing back pain—especially during this time of year, when many of my regular clients share stories of finally finding the courage to clean out the garage or basement, help a friend move into a new place, or plan to move their children to the college dorm. Their productivity is contagious!
June 3, 2015
Thank you to all who joined us for yet another successful webinar! This particular webinar focused on how National Certificants conveniently transition into Board Certification. Hosted by Board Chair, Dr. Leena S. Guptha, and VP of Educational Support, Donna Sarvello, this one-hour webinar highlighted key details on the history of National Certification, the retirement of National Certification, importance of Board Certification, requirements to transition into Board Certification, and Live Q&A.
May 20, 2015
Imagine this: You’ve just wrapped up a fantastic massage with your Board Certified Massage Therapist (BCTMB), feeling relaxed and ready to take on the day’s challenges. As you exchange a friendly “see you next time,” your therapist hands you a refreshing glass of water. To you, this may seem like a courteous act to conclude your session—but this is really meant to do so much more. As a Board Certified Massage Therapist, I am often asked why I offer water to clients after a massage. The answer is really much more in-depth than most clients expect! That’s why I find it vital to put together a few key thoughts on the benefits of water for massage therapy and beyond to share with your clients (and fellow therapists!).
April 22, 2015
Life is beautiful—and, often times, a little crazy. That’s why, in the midst of it all, it is crucial we remember to breathe (literally!). Amid the chaos, and sometimes unbeknownst to us, we will hold our breath in times of excitement, stress, anxiety, giddiness, or surprise. Any Board Certified Massage Therapist (BCTMB) will surely tell you how important breathing is to your overall health, but have you ever stopped to think about why it is so important?
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