The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork announced on March 14th, 2015 that they have partnered with ITEC, a British education company specializing in international credentialing. The goal is to facilitate 'portability' and 'standardization' for the massage profession. This partnership is similar to ISPA's Spa Certifications that have been available to members and non… Continue reading Licensure and Portability: NCB and ITEC UK team up to create international massage credential
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
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
Wow! I was approached earlier this month about hosting a radio show based around my Professional blog, Borderlands of Health and Wellness and possibly a smaller role for this blog on Spa! I am flattered to be honest and I would love to give it a try for at least a season to see… Continue reading My own Radio Show?
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
I recently had the misfortune to have a public argument over what academics call nit picking with a sacred cow of the Massage community. This is a snippet from the middle of a discussion that began in a professional group for massage educators on Facebook, followed recommendations to contacting industry authorities for more information and… Continue reading “We don’t need to control him, we need to unleash him.” – Advisors to Agamemmnon in TROY
I have revisited the web about this story and turned upan interview with Mark Greyland, Moria Greylands brother by Chris Starfire. Below are a few links to additional commentary from around the web.The Guardian TeleReadJim C. Hines - Rape Abuse and Marion Zimmer BradleyColeen Duran - Why I burned Marion Zimmer Bradley's BooksCelestial Reflections -… Continue reading More commentary on Marion Zimmer Bradley and Sexual Abuse
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It is my understanding that part of what ObamaCare is intended to accomplish DUE TO THE FACT that PRIVATE INDUSTRY has not already done so or created an alternative, is to create a national database of health information.At the moment, no such system exists. I will accept the need and value of this RUMOR when… Continue reading Silence and what may be an unjustified abuse of the idea of Health, Wellness and Patient Centered Care