Author Archives: David

Massage Can Help Those Suffering From PTSD

Over the past two weeks we’ve been looking at the increasing popularity of attending massage therapy school, and earlier this year we wrote an entry about massage therapy being named one of the top careers out there. The U.S. News … Continue reading

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ABMP Massage Profession Metrics: The Growth, and Decline, of Massage School Enrollment (Part II)

Last week we wrote about the ABMP Massage Profession Metrics, and their impressive set of data that document the incredible rise, and recent decline, of massage school enrollees and graduates. Interestingly, and as we ended last week’s posting on, while … Continue reading

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ABMP Massage Profession Metrics: The Growth, and Decline, of Massage School Enrollment (Part I)

Regular readers of this Blog know that we love the AMTA’s annual fact sheet and the statistics and data provided each year that help shed light on the multi-billion-dollar massage therapy industry. We’re now happy to announce that the ABMP … Continue reading

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Equine Massage: Not Just for Elite Horses

We’ve written before about horses and animal massage therapy, mainly that animal massage is a growing industry among pet owners and that even some famous owners (Kentucky Derby winners and the Queen of England) spring for massage therapy for their … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Rolfing (Part II)

Last week we looked at Rolfing, explaining that it focuses on fascia manipulation that can be somewhat painful, and that some claim it can relieve pain and improve wellness. Indeed, the creator of Rolfing, Ida Rolf, was a biochemist who … Continue reading

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Exploring Massage Therapy: Rolfing (Part I)

National Public Radio recently reported on Rolfing as a type of massage therapy that was becoming more popular among the “yoga-Pilates-acupuncture crowd.” While we’re big fans of NPR any way, we’ve linked the story to this post because it does … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy One of the Best Careers Going

The publication U.S. News & World Report recently came out with a list of the 50 best careers of 2011, and massage therapy was one of the careers it selected. While I’ve linked the article above, I wanted to summarize … Continue reading

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Sports Massage Therapy and Baseball

As we’ve written in past entries, sports massage can be extremely beneficial to all athletes as massage therapy targeted to key areas of the body can help improve an athlete’s range of motion and flexibility, helping to reduce the chance … Continue reading

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Massage Therapy as the Aspirin of CAM Therapies

CAM therapies are Complementary and Alternative Medicine treatments that help alleviate symptoms without relying on pharmaceuticals or more invasive medical treatments like surgery. While there are many CAM therapies out there, I wonder if any have as many potential diagnoses … Continue reading

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Office Massage Therapy Can Reduce Stress, Pain and Costs

Last week we wrote about how office massage therapy can help reverse postural problems and the pain associated with them. While there is research that has been done showing that massage therapy can help in many different areas (relieving stress, … Continue reading

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