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dementia care with massage - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark The Role of Massage Therapy in Dementia Care

By Ann Catlin, LMT, NCTMB, OTR

Our aging population is having a major impact on hospitals, nursing homes and hospice providers. Clinicians and front-line staff will serve more people over age 75 than any other age group and prevalence of dementia is being seen in every sector of senior services.

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spin class - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Pes Anserine Tendonitis vs. Medial Meniscal Tear

By Debbie Roberts, LMT

What do you think stiff golf shoes, playing with a child, riding a bike, running and swimming breast stroke would all have in common? Well, they each require knee joint involvement. To quote the physical...

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opinion vs. data - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Just the Facts: Opinion vs. Data in the Therapeutic Relationship

By Ben Benjamin, PhD

In today's society, people experiencing pain or discomfort can look to countless different sources for help and advice. Often, when clients come to us, they've already received a lot of information from...

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essential oils - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark Using Essential Oils on Clients with Cancer: What You Need to Know
By Shellie Enteen, RA, BA, LMBT

The potential for the massage therapist to encounter a client in a stage of treatment for some form of cancer has grown in the last few decades. If you use essential oils in your massage practice, there are some things to consider. Despite an idea being enthusiastically circulated by purveyors of...

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pediatric massage - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark The Difference Between Adult and Pediatric Massage
By Tina Allen, LMT, CPMMT, CPMT, CIMT

Many practitioners believe the major difference in providing massage and touch therapy to children is to simply consider that the client is smaller in size, pressure should be lighter and to ask their parents....

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massage - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark If You Bet the Ranch, You Might Just Lose It

By Ralph Stephens, BS, LMT, NCTMB

Did you know that the effectiveness of massage on muscle tissue is about to be decided? Oh yes, and by real research. Woo-Woo! No wait, woo-woo wouldn't be real research, or would it? It certainly is in the case...

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Divide Between Massage Therapists and Energy Bodyworkers: Why?

By Marie-Christine Lochot, LMT

In the last few months, I have been following some massage social media threads regarding massage and energy work. Some of those threads have heated discussions between Swedish massage therapists and...

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