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in·de·pen·dence

independence

in·de·pen·dence Defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary noun \ˌin-də-ˈpen-dən(t)s\ the quality or state of being independent  (not dependent) Synonyms: self–sufficiency, self-dependence, self-reliance, self-subsistence, self-support   We just celebrated the Fourth of July, which many know, is celebrated nationally in honor and gratitude of…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

In The Afterglow…

community

One week after the first ever American Massage Conference, and I am still trying to wrap my mind around what happened last week! In Atlanta, Georgia, there was a shift…A shift in thinking, a shift in doing, a shift in…