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Announcing Fruits, Nuts and Flakes: Massage and Bodywork Edition


Announcing Fruits, Nuts and Flakes: Massage and Bodywork Edition I have launched a kickstarter project to promote what I hope will be a welcome edition to massage publishing and education. I plan on it appealing to friends and foes of complimentary and alternative medicine and education, science and modernism. Please share your thoughts! I hope… Continue reading Announcing Fruits, Nuts and Flakes: Massage and Bodywork Edition

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The Vampire Facial: An assault on science or simple race baiting?


Back in 2013, Kim Kardashian tried the newest trend in esthetics, or so it may have seemed. The Vampire Facial. The Spa world responded discreetly and quickly renamed the procedure "microneedling." Count on MTV to showcase this attempt at cultural stereotyping and shoddy science. 19 year old teen bathes in pigs blood to retain her 'youth'… Continue reading The Vampire Facial: An assault on science or simple race baiting?

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Absolute Values? Professionalism and manifestations of the individual


This is the first post of a four part series on professional development. The series will utilize the terms Massage Therapist, Masseur and Masseuse as a touchstone. Massage Therapy is a growing field of professional endeavor. As the last fifteen years have demonstrated, the creation of civic, secular infrastructure to consolidate and incorporate the profession,… Continue reading Absolute Values? Professionalism and manifestations of the individual

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Conspiracy, Hacking and The Gothic


What is a conspiracy? There is more than one form of conspiracy according to epistemology, which is the branch of philosophy that deals with how we know what we know. Conspiracy (civil), an agreement between persons to deceive, mislead, or defraud others of their legal rights, or to gain an unfair advantage Conspiracy (criminal), an… Continue reading Conspiracy, Hacking and The Gothic

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Massage Envy


This Girl has been offered a job with Massage Envy! Several perks that I did not anticipate were offered for an out of state location and the local location is offering more per hour. I asked for ten days to respond which gives me time to look into license and insurance costs and renewals, housing… Continue reading Massage Envy

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Crowd Source Promotes Prostitution over a 14.7 Billion Dollar Spa Industry


Writers and Professional LMT's take note! I recently submitted a 200 word answer to a basic question in what I thought was a delicate and discreet way given that what CrowdSource asked for was worded in a way I found suspect as a Professional for both the taxonomy and language used to phrase the question.… Continue reading Crowd Source Promotes Prostitution over a 14.7 Billion Dollar Spa Industry

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Public Scandals, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sexual Abuse, Art and Western religious traditions


I found the article below on researcher Jason Colavito's web site and thought it may be valuable to those who may question the actions Marion Zimmer Bradley has not only been accused of, but also the actions she failed to take a definitive stance against publically in her deposition about her husbands conviction for the identical charges.  I made the following comment on Jason's site… Continue reading Public Scandals, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sexual Abuse, Art and Western religious traditions

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Marion Zimmer Bradley Accused of Child Molestation and Rape Posthumously


Marion Zimmer Bradley's daughter has posthumously accused her mother of sexually abusing her between the ages of 3 and 12. I had no idea that Marion Zimmer Bradley's former husband had been tried and convicted of child abuse, rape and child sexual molestation while she was alive. I also had no idea that Zimmer's daughter… Continue reading Marion Zimmer Bradley Accused of Child Molestation and Rape Posthumously

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A Bit of History about General Wiliam Giles Harding Carter


 A Cock, scratching the ground for something to eat, turned up a Jewel that had by chance been dropped there. "Ho!" said he, "a fine thing you are, no doubt, and, had your owner found you, great would his joy have been. But for me, give me a single grain of corn before all the… Continue reading A Bit of History about General Wiliam Giles Harding Carter

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Christian fiction: Is it, or is it not, and Oxymoron: Or Which Witch is Which?


I am deeply upset about my previous post. It's written to my ex and his current/girlfriend/fiancée. I have never been this hateful in print....EVER. It's targeted. I insult and I compliment her, but the post is overflowing with examples of psychological abuse toward her. If I had to describe in my own words how I… Continue reading Christian fiction: Is it, or is it not, and Oxymoron: Or Which Witch is Which?