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

Massage Modalities: Fijian Barefoot Massage

When you think of deep tissue massage, which tools spring to mind? Do you picture a therapist’s strong hands, thumbs, and perhaps elbows? Massage tools, such as cups and rollers, may appear on your list if you’re already a professional in massage. Portland, Oregon may not have considered a less common tool for deep tissue massage—your feet! Today we’re taking a look at Fijian Barefoot [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Education|Comments Off on Massage Modalities: Fijian Barefoot Massage

Quick Hand, Wrist and Forearm Warm-Ups to Prevent Massage Therapy Injuries

For many people, a career in massage is a dream come true! Healing others, calm work environments, and flexible hours—what’s not to love? Well, without proper self-care, injury can strike, debilitating therapists. As a leading Pacific Northwest massage school, we are dedicated to supporting all aspects of the massage therapy profession, including injury prevention. As it turns out, therapists are especially prone to injuries in [...]

By |September 15th, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Quick Hand, Wrist and Forearm Warm-Ups to Prevent Massage Therapy Injuries

Market for Massage Therapists: The Numbers According to the AMTA

Can a strong living be made from massage therapy? Absolutely, as robust economic numbers from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) demonstrate. Below, we review the rosy figures from the AMTA, including market projections, labor rates, and projected career earnings. Drawing from government statistics, clinical studies, and surveys of Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) as well as consumers, the AMTA sought to deliver a big-picture review [...]

By |June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Market for Massage Therapists: The Numbers According to the AMTA

Welcoming Clients of All Sizes to your Massage Table: Massaging Obese/Fat Clients

Therapists are healers at heart; anyone who chooses to become a massage therapist is inspired to help others. Yet through lack of awareness around body size, therapists may unwittingly make clients feel uncomfortable. And while massage schools in Oregon and elsewhere train budding therapists in body mechanics and client care, massage therapy classes do not always account for bigger bodies. Today we’re taking a look [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Welcoming Clients of All Sizes to your Massage Table: Massaging Obese/Fat Clients

East West College’s New Location in Downtown Portland: Opening on July 1st, 2019

We’re moving! This July, East West College is starting a new chapter in the education district of downtown Portland, Oregon. Our new building will be at 1515 SW Fifth Avenue, on the fourth floor. Massage school students and clients will be happy to know that our new home is easy to access via public transit, with multiple options for MAX light rail, bus, and streetcar [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Campus Life, News|Comments Off on East West College’s New Location in Downtown Portland: Opening on July 1st, 2019

Common Injuries for Massage Therapists, and How to Avoid Them

Do you shudder at the prospect of working at a desk for 40 hours per week? Do you long to heal others? Does the human body fascinate you? If you answered yes to all these questions, you should be a massage therapist (if you’re not already one!). There are few other jobs that allow for such active, fulfilling work. Yet at the same time, the [...]

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Massage & Health, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Common Injuries for Massage Therapists, and How to Avoid Them