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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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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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Ambivalence on Valentine’s Day: Par for the course or a solipsistic excuse?


“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love… Continue reading Ambivalence on Valentine’s Day: Par for the course or a solipsistic excuse?

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Clearing the air: scent and spa


The human sense of smell is profound. Not that long ago, the olfactory system was subject to a very different cornacoupia than we have available to us today. We are bombarded with scent, be it thru perfumes in our toiletries, in our home cleaning products, while we window shop in stores or boutiques and even… Continue reading Clearing the air: scent and spa

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The In’s and Out’s of Tipping Your Massage Therapist


Ashley M. Heidi Carter BS, LMT The custom of ‘tipping’ The modern understanding of the word tip itself was first documented in the English language in 1706 and is the first mention of a ‘gratuity’ being offered in exchange for a product or service. Tipping was viewed as ‘undemocratic’ in some areas of the United… Continue reading The In’s and Out’s of Tipping Your Massage Therapist

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Working in Green Hills


I wanted to show a few pictures of my new job. I know some of my friends have been concerned about my wellbeing in the current situation and that my haters would be thrilled to have fodder for unfounded gossip. Here you go! You will no doubt note that I am fabulous as always. Here… Continue reading Working in Green Hills

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20 ‘secrets’ a massage therapist ‘knows’ about your body?


Have a look at this article and if you have a question, post it below and I will answer. 20 'secrets' a massage therapist 'knows' about your body

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“We don’t need to control him, we need to unleash him.” – Advisors to Agamemmnon in TROY


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

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Untangling the story behind the Doomsday Christian Cult that created a Massage Business to hide their activities


The Spa Industry and all of us associated with it, remind ourselves and the public that our brand of holistic thought is about the philosophy of medicine wherein all aspects of people’s needs, psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and seen as a whole. Science and Technology are what keeps Modernism within the… Continue reading Untangling the story behind the Doomsday Christian Cult that created a Massage Business to hide their activities

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Revolutionary Beauty: Print your own Make Up with Mink 3D Make Up Printer


http://youtu.be/cBZHFUQiP8Q Axiologists, Designers, Artists and lovers of beauty take note: Someone has just walked into the room. “The makeup industry makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bulls—,” Grace Choi told an eager crowd at TechCrunch Disrupt. “They do this by charging a huge premium on one thing that technology provides… Continue reading Revolutionary Beauty: Print your own Make Up with Mink 3D Make Up Printer