Voices From the Massage Field, One Year On: MTs Share How They are Meeting the Challenges of COVID-19 in 2021

By Herman | March 3, 2021

Massage therapists are meeting the business, health and economic challenges of COVID-19. Many practices are again providing touch to clients—with new safety protocols in place.

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Why You Matter More Than Your Technique

By Herman | March 3, 2021

Remember the first two terms of college? 
I remember it being REALLY stressful; in fact, they always said if you could make it through term two, you would be okay because it was the toughest. 
However, this was when we learned most of our technique classes. For us, term two was when we had a class called “Myofascial Release II .”
We learned a technique in that class that I still use today.

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Meet Bonne Schulman-Rust, Advanced Therapist

By Herman | March 2, 2021

Bonne Schulman-Rust, CMT is a graduate of San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork. She joined Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto in 2020. Bonne has worked extensively with competitive athletes, weekend warriors, couch potatoes, and techie workers. She helps her clients release stress and painful patterns using a variety of healing modalities, to assist the body in its natural process of renewal.

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No Kettlebells? No Peloton? No Sweat! Try These 5 Activities for 30 Minutes.

By Herman | February 28, 2021

Our bodies are designed to move, but this year especially, many of us are leading largely sedentary lives. Eighty percent of adults do not meet the key guidelines for both aerobic and muscle building physical movement. That much inadequate physical activity translates to roughly $117 billion in annual health care costs and about 10 percent of premature mortality.

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VIDEO: Morning, Noon and Night Breathing

By Herman | February 28, 2021

Life moves pretty fast, making us feel anxious or stressed, and we often don’t take the time to check in with ourselves. Short breathing exercises throughout the day can help focus your thoughts and attention on the present moment. The best part is, it can be done anywhere.

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Articles Of The Week February 28, 2021

By Herman | February 28, 2021

 
The Massage Collective is doing a great job spreading the word about evidence based practice and I was honoured to be on their podcast this week. We chat about many things evidence based with some extra attention on Graded Exposure.
Graded Exposure – The Massage Collective Podcast
As we know doing a really good assessment for your patients when they come in can play a huge role in building resiliency and a good therapeutic relationship.

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The speed of lies and truth, mistakes and retractions

By Herman | February 27, 2021

There is a bit of “neato” in any good research. Making it understandable and interesting for all kinds of readers is just a matter of expressing it. Paraphrasing a friend of mine: science education starts out with appealingly simplified lies, and then inches closer to the uncomfortably complex truth.
My friend was in turn riffing on this famous quote: “It is easier for the world to accept a simple lie than a complex truth.

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Our Deepest Gratitude to Outgoing President Doug Nelson

By Herman | February 25, 2021

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) sincerely thanks Doug Nelson, LMT, BCTMB, our outgoing President, on Feb 28, 2021, for his […]
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Stress Medicine

By Herman | February 25, 2021

Stress is accepted as part of our modern lifestyle. We shrug it off thinking it won’t impact our health, using unhealthy coping strategies to keep pushing on. But to stay healthy, the body-mind needs quiet time, to recover after stressful events and reduce the impact of chronic stress—to rest deeply, to repair and re-establish equilibrium.

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StartUp Health NOW Podcast: Entrepreneur-Investors Samer Hamadeh & James Marciano Talk M&A

By Herman | February 25, 2021

Exit Strategies: M&A Wisdom From Entrepreneur-Investors Samer Hamadeh and James Marciano
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, StartUp Health Co-founder Unity Stoakes dials up Samer Hamadeh, CEO and founder of Zeel, and James Marciano, founder of Tuck Advisors, for a candid discussion on mergers and acquisition.

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