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The 5 Reasons You Absolutely Must Incorporate Massage in Your Life

It’s no secret that I work for a massage table manufacturer. I’m also a bit of a massage junkie. By junkie, I mean that I have at least one 90-minute massage weekly (thanks Beth!) and at least two 15-minute chair massages at work each week. I’m lucky enough to work for a company that provides [...]

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Just Breathe …

I’m going to keep today’s blog short and sweet. I received some great advice the other day and I thought I’d pass it on. The advice? Open a window. Simple, I know. But, I’ll tell you this, it made a world of difference. I opened one small window in my office and continued to go [...]

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What Width Table Should You Buy?

One of the most common questions from massage therapists looking for a new massage table is in regards to table width. More specifically, What width is best? Here are a few things to consider: Table width is important to your success; it affects your comfort and ability to access the client

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Aromatherapy 101

Considering incorporating aromatherapy into your massage treatments? Aromatherapy is an increasingly popular form of alternative wellness that involves the use of natural oils from flowers, stems, leaves, roots, and other parts of a plant. The inhaled aroma and absorption of these oils is believed, by many, to stimulate brain function and promote wellness. In a [...]

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Is Table Weight Really That Important?

Generally, I would say yes; yes, it definitely is. Let me qualify that: If you are traveling regularly, table weight is extremely important. Although there are lighter tables out there – Stronglite’s new Prima™, for example– most massage tables fall in a range of 30-38 pounds. Tables constructed of wood are generally heavier than tables [...]

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Proactive Professionalism

I am a blog junkie. And a word nerd. Oh, and a massage enthusiast. It probably doesn’t come as a big surprise, then, that I subscribe to a whole slew of industry blogs. Between my RSS feed and my daily Facebook perusals, I am pretty inundated with information. It’s brilliant and I love it. Anyways [...]

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The Importance of a Good Facecradle

I’m going to make today’s blog short and sweet – let’s call it a reminder of sorts (a nudge, if you will). Here’s the deal: I am surprised by how much effort and energy we put into choosing our massage tables and massage chairs while we simply gloss over the importance of a quality facecradle. [...]

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Marketing: No Running Required

Last week, I was playing around in the blogosphere and came across a blog by Cindy Iwlew. In it, she stated the following: “Marketing yourself is a marathon, not a sprint.” Quick-wit that she is (love this about her!) she followed that up with a disclaimer that no actual running is required. Thank goodness for [...]

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do

But, alas, it is sometimes necessary. And, no, I’m not talking about your significant other. I’m talking about clients. In an ideal world, we’d never have to break off a relationship with a client. But, alas, we don’t live in an ideal world: we live in the real one. So, while we would love to [...]

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You matter too!

I’ve blogged about this before and I don’t want to hound you with it, but I feel like it occasionally warrants a reminder. What is it, you ask? Well, it’s the rather simple knowledge that you matter too. As such, you need to take care of yourself. What does that mean? It means receiving massages [...]

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