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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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Is It Worthwhile to Consider a Name Change for Professional Massage Therapy?


A few weeks ago, I came across an article from England suggesting that it might be worthwhile to consider a name change for Professional Massage Therapy. Unfortunately, I no longer have that link, but a conversation developed on LinkedIn and I found Paula Moreland who suggested as much. The conversation sprang from a discussion about… Continue reading Is It Worthwhile to Consider a Name Change for Professional Massage Therapy?