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

Research Review: The Efficacy of CBD Massage

CBD is a buzzword the modern massage industry. Indeed, as cannabis is legalized in more states, multiple trades are considering how the addition of CBD and cannabis products can add value.  Is CBD massage a novelty that will soon fade? Or can today’s LMTs expect CBD massage to become commonplace? Today we’re reviewing the current research on CBD, particularly on how CBD can reduce inflammation. [...]

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Info Articles|0 Comments

Massage Therapist Self-Care Questions to Assess Injury Risk

Did you know that three out of four therapists have experienced work-related pain or discomfort in the past two years? It’s true, according to a survey on injury among 601 American massage therapists. The same survey found that 64% of LMTs have sought medical treatment for their injuries. To enjoy a long, successful massage therapy career, therapists must cultivate good self-care habits, including injury prevention. [...]

By |February 1st, 2020|Categories: Massage Therapists|0 Comments

Massage Modalities: Lymphatic Drainage Massage

The world of massage is not monotone. There are multitudes of massage modalities, several of which we have covered in previous articles. While completing massage therapy training at East West College, our students can take specialized classes in different massage techniques. Today we’re reviewing Lymphatic Drainage Massage. We will provide a basic definition, as well as listing benefits, techniques, and contraindications. First, let’s review how [...]

By |January 18th, 2020|Categories: Massage & Health|0 Comments

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?
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