News & Events2019-02-15T17:01:38-05:00

Stretch Mark Massage

Did you know that most babies are born in August? In fall and winter months, new mothers may be thinking about self-care, and wondering about stretch marks. Of course, stretch marks are not exclusive to mothers. What are stretch marks? What kind of treatment helps rebuild stretched tissue? Read on to discover answers to these questions, and more. What are Stretch Marks? Stretch marks occur [...]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Massage & Health|Comments Off on Stretch Mark Massage

Massage School Education and Regulation, by the Numbers

“Massage Therapy Industry Fact Sheet,” a recent release from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), is a treasure trove of information about the massage therapy profession. We have examined this document for information on what the modern therapist is paid, how much they work, and what common characteristics many of them share. We’ve also provided a portrait of the modern massage therapist, according to the [...]

By |December 28th, 2019|Categories: Campus Life, Massage Careers, Massage Education|Comments Off on Massage School Education and Regulation, by the Numbers

Who are Today’s Massage Therapists?

Massage is a strong and growing industry, as shown by recent numbers from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). If you’re considering working toward your massage certification or license (according to state requirements), it may behoove you to read the following facts about the average massage therapist, according to the AMTA’s Massage Therapy Industry Fact Sheet. Massage Therapy: A Strong Industry The massage therapy trade [...]

By |December 21st, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers|Comments Off on Who are Today’s Massage Therapists?

Self-Care: Tips to Unwind and Reset between Massage Therapy Sessions

For most therapists, earning a massage certificate or license means they are finally ready to provide excellent care to others. However, the truth is that therapists must take good care of themselves if they wish to heal others effectively. You can maximize the sustainability of your massage career though self-awareness and self-care. Too often, “self-care” is equated with yet more work. It’s not unusual to [...]

By |December 14th, 2019|Categories: Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Self-Care: Tips to Unwind and Reset between Massage Therapy Sessions

Massage Modalities: Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage

Even if you’ve never been to Hawaii, you’ve probably heard the word “Aloha,” meaning both hello and goodbye. Yet within these three syllables are many other meanings: honor, respect, unconditional love, and sacredness in all things. The Hawaiian form of massage therapy, Lomi Lomi, perfectly reflects this Aloha approach to life. And as with the term “Aloha,” while Lomi Lomi may seem simple—long, relaxing strokes [...]

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Education|Comments Off on Massage Modalities: Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage

Grief Massage: Reconnecting with the Body Through Healing Touch

The significant loss of a loved one often flows through every part of a person’s life. Grief often manifests as a stress response, complete with sleep disruptions, immune system suppression, changes in eating patterns.  Physical symptoms may include headaches, and lingering tightness in the jaw, shoulders, and neck. Physical touch through massage therapy can be a powerful way for a grieving person to reconnect with [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Categories: Massage & Health, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Grief Massage: Reconnecting with the Body Through Healing Touch