massage research

An Interview with Paul Ingraham

A few years ago, I came across a website that has become one of my favorites. It’s at www.PainScience.com, and the writer behind it is Paul Ingraham. Ingraham is a former Registered Massage Therapist from Vancouver, Canada. He practiced for…

It’s All About Me

It’s all about me, so here’s my wishlist for the profession. It’s difficult to place these in order of importance, because some of them depend on each other, and in my little corner of massage, they’re all important. It’s election…

Do 1 in 10 Children have ADHD?

child with ADHD

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  close to 10 percent of children aged four to 17 in the United States have ever been diagnosed with ADHD.  This number has continued to rise in recent years.   The…

Teaching the Teachers

I inadvertently insulted a massage school owner yesterday by making a FB post saying that I wasn’t impressed by a school that had only one teacher to teach the entire curriculum, and that I wouldn’t choose such a school, personally.…

Is Autism Rate 1 in 38 Children?

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    We keep talking about the growing number of children diagnosed with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Now, a new research study published in  The American Journal of Psychiatry, suggests about 1 in 38 children have traits of autism,…

More Myths of Massage

Last week I wrote a post on Facebook about some of the myths of massage. My statement on this issue was and continues to be that I am not accusing anyone of telling a deliberate lie, nor am I attacking…

Hug a Bully!

Free Hugs

 So much of our media today is flooded with the increase of awareness around bullying in our schools.  What used to be a few names called in the school yard has turned into viral videos exposing  our children to hate…