Monthly Archives: June 2011

Massage Regulation: A Comedy of Errors

I’ve spent the last hour reading legislative updates pertaining to the regulation of massage…in the past, I’ve sometimes referred to this as the good, the bad, and the ugly. This time, I’m just going to call it a comedy of…

Hotel Insecurity

On June 5, 2011, Newsweek posted an article titled Hotel Confidential, highlighting a poll of 400 married businessmen. “Three percent said they’d made a pass at a hotel worker (more than half were rebuffed), and 2 percent had sex with…

Hot Topics anyone?

6 of the WIBB gals, Cherie Sohnen-Moe, Angie Patrick, Ruth Werner, Tina Allen, our newest blogger, Stephanie Beck and I participated in a very lively and thought provoking Hot Topic roundtable at FSMTA tonight.  Quality not quantity describes the attendance…

A Sermon on the Science of Massage

This isn’t one of my rants about massage research–although that’s definitely a sermon I plan to keep on preaching. It’s about the basic things that we all ought to know, if we’re calling ourselves massage therapists. I love anatomy and…

Energetic Grounding

In school, we were taught the importance of focusing on the client and to be careful to not let our minds wander off to our grocery list or our weekend activities while we were releasing a TP or petrissaging a…

Substance and Sustenance

Substance: what something is made of.  Sustenance: support, maintenance, nourishment. On a personal level, I have a tendency to think that whatever your character traits, your qualities–your personal substance–is all about, has a lot to do with what you do…