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East West College of the Healing Arts Signs Downtown Lease

Media Release  Contact:  Edie Moll  Director of Operations  (503)223-6500 Ext 224    East West College of the Healing Arts Signs Downtown Lease  Portland-based Massage School is one of America’s Longest Running    (March 13, 2019 Portland, OR) --- East West College of the Healing Arts will be enhancing its nurturing environment in a new home beginning July 2019. As one of America’s oldest and largest institutions that [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|Comments Off on East West College of the Healing Arts Signs Downtown Lease

Massage Modalities: Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage

What is Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage? Literally, the word Ashiatsu translates to “foot pressure.” In this type of massage, therapists deliver strokes through their feet, rather than their hands. Traditionally, the therapist stands over the massage table, with parallel bars overhead for support. Using their feet as well as their body weight, the therapist delivers consistent, deep, broad pressure. Benefits of Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage --Deep pressure [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|0 Comments

Couples Massage 101: Benefits, Marketing, and other Considerations for Massage Therapists

Couples massage consists of concurrent massage sessions given to two people in the same room, with two massage therapists working simultaneously. The massage tables are typically arranged side-by-side. Therapists may select to intensify the shared aspect of the experience by carrying out similar strokes at the same time. Long, soothing strokes, such as in Swedish massage, are perfect for this tandem relaxation. Couples massage may [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|0 Comments

Interoception: How Body Awareness can Prevent Burnout

In early days of intelligence research, IQ was the all-important number. Later, researchers such as Daniel Goleman added social and emotional components to human development. Today, interoception is gaining recognition as a new form of intelligence that may help individuals offset the intensity of modern life. What is interoception? How does it work in the body? And how can improving interoception fight burnout? Answering these [...]

By |December 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Customizing Massage: Questions to Ask to Improve Client Comfort

When dreaming of how to become a massage therapist, a person might think of all the incredible healing techniques they’ll learn at massage therapy school. However, a high-quality school of massage must also teach therapists how to communicate with clients before, during, and after the massage. Asking the right questions can help create a customized healing experience that clients won’t soon forget. Here are a [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Massage & Health, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Customizing Massage: Questions to Ask to Improve Client Comfort

Touch and Human Development

Touch may seem simple, but is actually quite complex. The human brain is capable of differentiating sensations (a pin prick vs. an itch), temperature, pressure, and even emotional intention. Touch is critical in that it allows us to navigate worlds both physical and social. Affective, culture-based information is conveyed through touch. Today we’re considering how pleasant, non-sexual affective touch affects learning and development across the [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Massage & Health, Uncategorized|0 Comments