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New Research: Myofascial Release Can Help Improve Knee Pain

May 4, 2017 8:01:00 AM by MTTI

Knee pain is one of the most common problems experienced by Americans. New massage therapy research indicates that massage therapy can improve outcomes for knee pain sufferers.

According to a 2012 Gallup-Healthways study, 26% of U.S. adults suffer from chronic knee-pain. Above the age of 50, that percentage rises to more than a third. However, recent research suggests that massage therapy, specifically the technique myofascial release, has positive outcomes for knee pain sufferers both in terms of pain management and the improvement of disability

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New Research: Massage Therapy as Treatment for Surgical Pain

Apr 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM by MTTI

Medical massage is one of the fastest growing career fields for massage therapists today. New research shows that massage therapy can help improve outcomes for surgical patients. 

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Try Giving It Away (Starting Out Series for Massage Therapists)

Apr 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM by MTTI
Every successful full-time massage therapist I've met has one thing in common: They all started their careers by giving some massage away.  It may sound counter-intuitive but giving away free massage can be one of the most effective ways to build your business . Of course, as massage therapists, we all need to eat; it's important to know what your boundaries are in terms of how much pro-bono massage you can afford to do. But especially for the new therapist who doesn't yet have an established client base, donating your time and skills to members of your community can be a great way to get hands-on practice and get some great reviews circulating in your name.

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How Much Should a New Massage Therapist Charge? (Starting Out Series for Massage Therapists)

Mar 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM by MTTI
Setting your rates can feel intimidating as a new massage practice, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Not long ago, I was having coffee with an old friend who happens to be a veteran massage therapist. We were chatting about my new massage practice and his transition into the next stage of his career: combining massage therapy with acupuncture. “So, how much are you charging for a session?” he asked. I paused for a second, thought about it, and then shrugged and said, “Well, it depends.”  My friend laughed, “Ha ha, I know how that goes! I’ve been doing massage for more than ten years and my answer is still ‘well, it depends.”

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Massage Therapy as Treatment for Tension Headaches

Mar 22, 2017 9:05:00 AM by MTTI
Many clients seek out massage therapy as a treatment for headaches. What type of massage is most effective for treating these kinds of headaches? New research gives us some clues. 

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Massage Therapy Supports Mobility

Mar 6, 2017 8:04:00 AM by MTTI
As a massage therapist, I've had clients with so many different jobs come into my office. One thing I can tell you is that no matter what you do for a living, everyone's job is hard on their body. 
 
The CDC recommends that adults from ages 18 to 64 years old get at least 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic exercise per week. (Greater benefits can be gained by working out for longer or at a higher intensity and including strength training in your routine.) Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to fit even that amount of exercise into a busy schedule. But exercise is important because it means a break in your physical routine -- and so can massage.

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How to Choose Continuing Education

Feb 21, 2017 8:04:00 AM by MTTI

Continuing education is a licensing requirement for massage therapists in most states. With so many options for classes, how can you choose? Read on for a few tips. 

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How Should I Accept Payments? (Starting Out Series for Massage Therapists)

Jan 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM by MTTI

When you start your own massage practice, there are important decisions to make about how you will run your business. One question many new therapists have is how to accept payment for their work.

Many massage therapists start out working at a franchise or spa and simply receiving a paycheck. However, even as an employee, you may want to see private clients occasionally. And especially if you run your own business, you need to decide what kinds of payments to accept from clients.

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Pros and Cons of a Massage Therapy Career

Jan 12, 2017 9:35:31 AM by MTTI

Licensed massage therapists are in demand all across the country. Could massage therapy be the right career for you? 

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How To Prepare for Massage School

Jul 27, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Massage Therapy Training Institute

Congratulations, you’re going to massage school! Whether you’ve chosen a school nearby or one far from home, you are about to have a life-changing experience. In order to get the most out of your massage school education, there are few things you’ll want to consider in advance.

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