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Massage Professionals Update

The latest news, articles and information related to massage therapy and techniques.

Massage Therapy Offers Effective Support for Clients with Lupus

In order to provide the best possible care for someone coping with lupus, massage therapists need to build connections with their client’s care providers. A well-coordinated plan of care can support a client with a chronic, autoimmune disease. Massage therapy can be a piece of the plan and make a difference in the life of someone with lupus.

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Massage for People Living with Cancer

There is often the misconception that massage therapy is not appropriate for people living with cancer. However, modern day research shows us that this is an outdated belief. Massage can help clients who are living with cancer at various stages of their treatment and beyond. Across many situations, massage is not only safe, but beneficial at reducing the general discomforts of cancer, and combating the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

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6 Precautions to Take with HIV-Infected Clients

If you are following standard universal precautions, you have nothing to fear from working with clients who may be infected with HIV. The fact is, we practice universal precautions because we can never know who does, or does not, have HIV, hepatitis, or other infectious viruses. By ensuring we practice universal precautions equally with all clients, we avoid the risks of becoming infected ourselves and of creating a situation where cross-infection between clients is possible.

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The Power Is in Your Hands: 3 Ways to Get More Clients

As massage therapists, one of the most difficult aspects of our profession is handling the business side of …well…of the business! As a group, massage therapists tend to be more interested in the healing aspects of our work and far less interested in handling the day to day duties that must be taken care of in order to thrive as a business. While this is as it should be, leaving the business details unattended can really cause significant problems.

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Sound Healing: 8 Health Benefits to Note

Sound healing as a modality is still in the early stages and is primarily used in the complementary and alternative healing arenas. In the massage therapy industry, we have long known that soft, relaxing music, chanting, and sounds can enhance the relaxation response we are seeking for our clients during the massage therapy session.

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