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MOCC-ERY

Last week, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards presented their long-awaited proposal for a new national continuing education approval program. They are calling it Maintenance of Core Competencies – or MOCC for short. As I indicated in my previous…

Showing Up

I read a very interesting article by Simon Yisrael Feuerman titled, Final Lesson: You Don’t Get an A for Just Showing Up. While this article is written for educators, it’s applicable for practitioners. Feuerman states, “You do not get an…

Report from the AFMTE Annual Meeting

I’ve just returned from the second annual meeting of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education in Charleston, SC.  It was an excellent gathering from start to finish. There were keynote speakers throughout the weekend, daily opportunities for those present to…

Caring, Courage and Rock and Roll

Lao Tzu said “From caring comes courage.”I discovered deeper meaning to this famous truth in, of all places, the Rock and Roll Capital of the World.  I had the great fortune to spend some time with an intimate group of…

Assume the Position

   A few days ago I was going through security at the airport, on a great high after sharing a fantastic infant massage teacher certification course.  As I’m making my way through the line, I automatically take off my shoes, then unpack…

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…