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

Questions for LMTs to Ask Themselves Before Reopening a Massage Clinic following Covid-19 Lockdown

Portland massage therapy practitioners may now set client appointments as part of stage one Coronavirus reopening. At the same time, state guidelines set strict reopening criteria for the safety of clients and LMTs. In such amorphous times, how can therapists decide if the time is right to go back to the tableCovid-19 LMT Questions? This question isn’t covered in massage therapist schooling, as modern times [...]

By |July 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Forward Movement in Tricky Times: Tips for LMTs in the Age of the Coronavirus

Early in the coronavirus crisis, many were hopeful that Oregon’s massage businesses would be able to reopen by April 15th, the original end date in Kate Brown’s first executive order. Then, on April 14th, the governor outlined three indicators for when the economy can be reopened: 1) a “flattened curve,” meaning fewer recorded cases of COVID-19; 2) adequate protective gear for essential frontline workers, and [...]

By |April 29th, 2020|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Forward Movement in Tricky Times: Tips for LMTs in the Age of the Coronavirus

How the CARES Act Affects Massage Therapists: Individual Payments, Unemployment Benefits and SBA Loans to Battle the Coronavirus Crisis

Congress worked fervently last week to complete the CARES Act. This $2-trillion, bipartisan deal, short for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act, includes cash payments to individuals, expanded unemployment benefits, and Small Business Administration Disaster Loans. If your massage therapy career is facing a major hurdle in the form of COVID-19, financial relief may be on the horizon. Let’s analyze how massage therapists [...]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on How the CARES Act Affects Massage Therapists: Individual Payments, Unemployment Benefits and SBA Loans to Battle the Coronavirus Crisis

Updates & Support for Massage Therapists in the Age of Coronavirus

Life in the era of the novel coronavirus would have been unrecognizable ten days ago. Day by day, we are witnessing enormous shifts, from how we greet others to employment prospects. To date, almost 400,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed across the globe, with nearly 16,500 deaths. To “flatten the curve,” i.e. slow the rate of infection, many leaders are limiting interactions through social [...]

By |March 24th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Proactive Massage: PNF, Range of Motion and Client Engagement During Massage

Ask the average person why they get massage, and they might answer “for stress relief” or “to feel good!” It is unlikely that the first words out of their mouth would be “To improve communication between my nervous system and my muscles.” Yet mind/body proprioceptive learning is at the heart of proactive massage techniques. In proactive massage, the client participates through stretching, awareness of sensation, [...]

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: Massage Education, Massage Therapists|0 Comments

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
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