Massage therapy is all about connecting, whether it's connecting
with yourself as a caregiver, your clients, or connecting with new
ideas and discoveries in the healing arts and sciences.
That's why the Internet is such a great boon to today's massage
therapists. You can learn new tips, expand your
understanding, and even connect with other massage therapists
around the world, simply by clicking a mouse.
Here are some great places to start getting connected:
MassageNet is an online research network for
massage therapists offering news, resources, and research from
practicing massage therapists.
Massage Therapy Foundation
This foundation provides education,
research and community service opportunities for massage
Massage Therapy Assocation
The American Massage Therapy
Association offers news, a journal, continuing education credits,
job postings and other resources for massage therapists.
Bodywork and Massage Professionals
The Associated Bodywork and Massage
Professionals provides a host of online resources such as videos,
articles, event calendars and more.
Therapy - A Public Education Site
Here is a good public education site
about massage therapy by ABMP where you can learn more
about careers in massage, massage schools, massage state
regulations. You can also find a massage
Journal of Massage and Bodywork
The International Journal of
Massage and Bodywork is the only peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed
journal of its kind.
Most of the above organizations also have LinkedIn and Facebook
pages. Whether you're a person who loves receiving massage (like
me), or a practitioner, student or even just someone who's
exploring a career in massage therapy, why not get connected?
As a massage therapist and instructor at
Minnesota School of Business, Ryan Hoyme decided he'd like to reach
out to students of massage and professional massage therapists and
started his website www.massagenerd.com.
Within his website, Ryan has live shows, posts articles, videos and
educational resources, and even conducts surveys to keep his thumb
on the pulse of the industry
By visiting his
website you can watch a demonstration of craniosacral massage,
learn anatomy, pathology, draping, and even the business of
massage. He reviews products, conducts workshops, shares graphics
and powerpoints, and has practice tests and quizzes for students.
He even has crossword puzzles and word scrambles that all have to
do with massage and the study of massage. The best part is that he
offers everything FREE!
I've barely touched on the wide variety of
information Mr. Nerd offers, so I urge you to check out the website
to discover everything and anything you ever wanted to know about
You already have the two most important
pieces of equipment you'll need for your career as a massage
therapist: your two hands. But for the massage professional, it
helps to have the right gear. Here are some tips on massage
equipment from Dr. Randy Swenson, Dean of the College of Allied
Health Sciences at NUHS, and head of the university's Massage
Therapy Certification Program.
Click here for
this news article ....
The launch of http://www.massagetherapyradio.com/
provides massage therapists and other body workers with a new way
to keep up with all the latest news, trends, and thoughts from the
industry's leading practitioners. The website offers radio
interviews and video footage that can be downloaded or viewed
online. Topics addressed include business tools, regulatory
practices, school issues, new products and techniques, and profiles
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