News & Events2021-10-07T12:39:36-04:00

Skin in the Sun: What to Know about Massage in the Summer

Summertime, and the living is easy, right? Not for your skin. Heat and sunburn can turn the epidermis into the Sahara, and massage clients may show up with damage. Summer sun means unique contraindications and client needs. And while LMTs’ massage careers will include some events that cannot be anticipated (COVID shutdowns come to mind), summer skin care is an annual issue. Let’s take a [...]

By |August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Massage Gel 101

In the past, we have written on the advantages and drawbacks of oil versus lotion for therapeutic massage. Today we’re looking at the new kid on the massage lubricants block: Massage Gel. What is it? Why consider using it? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more.  What is Massage Gel? Massage gel is the new massage medium on the block. Like [...]

By |June 21st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Celebrate Pride Month by Making Your Massage Practice LGBTQ-Friendly

As natural-born healers, massage therapists aim to make their practices accessible to all. A massage therapy career is rooted in caring for others. Yet unintentional discrimination may make potential clients feel uncomfortable. If you are straight and cis gender, you may be unaware of the stress and discrimination that LGBTQ individuals face daily massage practice lgbtq EWC.  Research shows that LGBTQ persons are 2.5 times [...]

By |June 17th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Psychological Power of Touch, and the Impact of the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus lockdowns have dramatically changed social engagement, not least of all how often we receive and give touch. Stuck with our roommates or family members for more than a year, the world of human contact shrunk as exponentially as the virus spread. For safety, we are still encouraged to keep a six-foot distance between ourselves and everyone outside of our immediate households, unless vaccination [...]

By |May 27th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID’s Impact: More People Considering a Career in Massage Therapy

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed life in many ways. With people stuck at home during lockdowns, and enormous changes in workplaces, many are considering lifestyle changes. Priorities and career preferences are changing. The admissions office of our massage school in Portland has fielded many inquiries lately, and we’d like to share why so many people are curious about earning a massage license at this time. [...]

Maintaining Strong COVID-19 Practices: Tips for Keeping Up Safety Precautions

Corona fatigue is hitting many Americans, and who can blame them? With nearly a full year of lock-downs and quarantines, it is normal to feel sick of mask wearing, social distancing, and other safety precautions. Throw in the fact that many still await vaccines, and it’s no surprise that people are tempted to relax pandemic boundaries. Yet health officials tell us the virus rages on, [...]

By |March 14th, 2021|Categories: Info Articles, News|0 Comments
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