Imagine this: You’ve just wrapped up a fantastic massage with your Board Certified Massage Therapist (BCTMB), feeling relaxed and ready to take on the day’s challenges. As you exchange a friendly “see you next time,” your therapist hands you a refreshing glass of water. To you, this may seem like a courteous act to conclude your session—but this is really meant to do so much more. As a Board Certified Massage Therapist, I am often asked why I offer water to clients after a massage. The answer is really much more in-depth than most clients expect! That’s why I find it vital to put together a few key thoughts on the benefits of water for massage therapy and beyond to share with your clients (and fellow therapists!).
April 22, 2015
Life is beautiful—and, often times, a little crazy. That’s why, in the midst of it all, it is crucial we remember to breathe (literally!). Amid the chaos, and sometimes unbeknownst to us, we will hold our breath in times of excitement, stress, anxiety, giddiness, or surprise. Any Board Certified Massage Therapist (BCTMB) will surely tell you how important breathing is to your overall health, but have you ever stopped to think about why it is so important?
March 25, 2015
Our Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 webinar was an exciting collaborative event featuring NCBTMB Board Chair, Dr. Leena, and VP of Educational Support, Donna Sarvello, with special guests Jane Foulston, Chief Executive, ITEC, and Elaine Hall, Quality & Qualifications Manger, ITEC. Together, the four organizational leaders discussed our latest partnership that immediately empowers all current NCBTMB Assigned with the opportunity to become an ITEC Registered School—and thereby gain access to a range of international massage and related specialty certifications recognized in over 40 countries worldwide.
March 3, 2015
All of us, regardless of our chosen profession, enjoy different ways to relax after a hard day’s work. For some of you, that may mean spending some quality time on the couch with your favorite primetime television shows a few nights a week. Is it possible, though, that this same relaxing activity can cause your muscles so much tension? This may be happening to you—and you don’t even know it.
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