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by JasonE
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: CEU's
Topic: DNM seminar, August 9-10, New Jersey
Replies: 0
Views: 1610

DNM seminar, August 9-10, New Jersey

Attend a Dermoneuromodulation (DNM) seminar this August 9-10 Instructor: Jason Erickson Venue: American Institute of Alternative Medicine (AIAM) Location: East Brunswick, New Jersey Details and registration at www.DNMseminar.info Early Bird reduced tuition of $275 is still available! This class is ...
by JasonE
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: CEU's
Topic: Simple Contact seminar July 26-27, 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 1738

Simple Contact seminar July 26-27, 2014

Simple Contact is a gentle approach to movement-based therapy that was described to me as being "like Feldenkrais, but less mysterious and more accessible". Instructor Barrett L. Dorko, PT is widely respected and will be a presenter at the 2015 San Diego Summit on Clinical Applications of Pain Scien...
by JasonE
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Not sure what to do...
Replies: 8
Views: 4444

Re: Not sure what to do...

Sam is an instructor at a massage school. Sam hires/rents rooms to new graduates of that school. Right there, that is a major conflict of interest. I don't know of any ethical massage teachers who would do this. :irked: A student at the school copies client contact information at random, without con...
by JasonE
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: yelp question
Replies: 10
Views: 4085

Re: yelp question

Hell no!

I've had terrible experiences with Yelp, and Facebook discussions are loaded with stories of how Yelp charged huge fees, didn't deliver promised results, and otherwise failed to provide a reasonable level of customer service. :smt013
by JasonE
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: work as a massage at home therapist
Replies: 6
Views: 5544

Re: work as a massage at home therapist

You need to be trained, licensed, insured, and otherwise possess the qualifications necessary to legally practice massage therapy in the area you have in mind. Further, you need to check applicable state and local laws to see whether it is legal to provide in-home massage services. There are communi...
by JasonE
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Injury - Illness - Pathology - Procedure
Topic: How long after..? And acceptable modalities
Replies: 2
Views: 2909

Re: How long after..? And acceptable modalities

Why is the front desk staff doing the client intakes? Do they have the training and knowledge of health issues, contraindications, and special considerations necessary to ask the questions that need to be asked? This is the kind of thing that drives me nuts. I have to do my own client intakes. There...
by JasonE
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Pediatric Massage Opportunity (severe disabilities)
Replies: 5
Views: 3695

Re: Pediatric Massage Opportunity (severe disabilities)

I would recommend that you also find a mentor who has experience working with this population. I've done lots of work with pediatric clients, and it's often quite different from working with adults. Physically, you have to take their physical development into account, as their bones, joints, etceter...
by JasonE
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Structural integration at home?
Replies: 7
Views: 4627

Re: Structural integration at home?

People spend years and decades studying to learn/develop such things. They do the hard work of learning the fundamentals and develop serious clinical skills through experience and with the guidance of other professionals. Asking for someone to give you a simple, cheap, fast way to learn such things ...
by JasonE
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: New Therapist Dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 4934

Re: New Therapist Dilemma

The idea of a "cap" is nice for the therapist, but for the business owner it's a no-go. As the employer, my expenses don't stop just because you don't want to pay any more than the proposed cap. Many MTs work for less than 50%, and the employer pays all the other bills that must be paid. Not knowing...
by JasonE
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Finding CEUs
Replies: 3
Views: 2606

Re: Finding CEUs

I just recently graduated school so technically not a student, but still feel like it. My question is what is the best place to find CEUs. I have been searching the internet but with little to no luck. Specifically, I would like to take sports massage, NMT, and orthopedic CEUs but are hard to find....
by JasonE
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Massage books on treating ailments?
Replies: 2
Views: 2282

Re: Massage books on treating ailments?

There are tons of good books about massage for various conditions (cancer, orthopedic conditions, etc.), different types of clients (athletes, children, etc.), and references about anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, research, psychology, etc. So many that I'm not sure where to start making...
by JasonE
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Cup massage
Replies: 3
Views: 2967

Re: Cup massage

Has anyone thought of adding this to there practice I just order my first set of cups they will be here Friday they are used to get rid of cellulite by breaking down the fat cells that cause the cottage cheese look also takes away inches I'm going to start offering a skinny massage I am also using ...
by JasonE
Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: Doing well selling Advocare products in my practice
Replies: 6
Views: 4331

Re: Doing well selling Advocare products in my practice

Are you recommending/selling nutritional supplements in your massage therapy practice? If so, that's outside your scope of practice. Keep it separate and you're fine. The product training provided by Advocare is NOT considered formal education in nutrition and supplementation, and absolutely does NO...
by JasonE
Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Questions on Orthomassage
Replies: 9
Views: 4939

Re: Questions on Orthomassage

K, you need to check on how your state legally defines the scope of practice for massage therapists. If some aspect of orthopedic massage falls outside that SOP, you might consider referring to others for stretching/strengthening until you have the requisite credentials.
by JasonE
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Questions on Orthomassage
Replies: 9
Views: 4939

Re: Questions on Orthomassage

I have studied with James Waslaski and have twice been invited to serve as a seminar TA this year. I enjoy his approach and often use things that I've learned from him. What I like most about Waslaski's approach to orthopedic massage is how he structures sessions to incorporate assessment, treatment...
by JasonE
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Bodymind Connection Directory
Replies: 7
Views: 4646

Re: Bodymind Connection Directory

I've been going for bodywork sessions once a month for a while now, and all the while I've been looking for some sort of chart or diagram or list or directory or something that has the name of the muscle or muscle group and the part of the brain and the thoughts attached to it. I know some of them,...
by JasonE
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Injury - Illness - Pathology - Procedure
Topic: Acupuncture Hurts?
Replies: 17
Views: 16076

Re: Acupuncture Hurts?

I've had acupuncture and generally found it enjoyable. There were usually a few tender points when needles were inserted, but I've never had much discomfort or bruising afterward. Every time I've received acupuncture, they have always had to use the largest, strongest needles they have, because the ...
by JasonE
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Pre-event for Triathlon
Replies: 10
Views: 5069

Re: Pre-event for Triathlon

Angie, :mrgreen: No, I did not stick around for after, I was working with my managers' arrangement and they had given me a set period of time, my understanding was that after that it would be solidly a volunteer activity for me and I had very carefully prepared myself for pre-event work...as this w...
by JasonE
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Pre-event for Triathlon
Replies: 10
Views: 5069

Re: Pre-event for Triathlon

1. Remember you aren't there to "fix" anything. 2. Remember you aren't there to relax them. 3. Pre-event, you want to help prep them for action. This mean quick, lighter work to gently stimulate their tissues. 4. Most athletes will know and tell you what they think they need. If they aren't certain,...
by JasonE
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Massage - The Male Practitioner's Perspective
Topic: Working from Home
Replies: 5
Views: 5457

Re: Working from Home

Pete raised some excellent points! Here's another: Most clients will NOT follow their MT to another location unless it is very, very close to the old location (within 1 mile or less). There are always exceptions to this, but I've seen MTs with a huge clientele go to a new location and lose all but 2...
by JasonE
Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: CEU's
Topic: Finding quality training/dvds
Replies: 4
Views: 3289

Re: Finding quality training/dvds

Hello- I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this, but.... There are so many dvds and seminars out there, both for CEs and for general knowledge. I've taken several weekend seminars that were a h-u-g-e waste of time and money. Ditto with dvds. I read through reviews and whatnot, but I stil...
by JasonE
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Really strange IC arrangement...
Replies: 10
Views: 3490

Re: Really strange IC arrangement...

The whole thing sounds like a disaster better avoided. I'm glad your business has picked up!
by JasonE
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: knee injury help
Replies: 4
Views: 2014

Re: knee injury help

Hi Josh, Are you familiar with orthopedic assessments? If so, did you try the tests for MCL, LCL, ACL, and PCL? Even with the chiropractor's diagnosis, I'd recheck and see if the assessments agree, and also try to find out whether the DC missed something. I'd also do the tests for meniscus tears and...
by JasonE
Thu May 09, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: How to Split a room between therapist who rent
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: How to Split a room between therapist who rent

Make certain you have everything spelled out in writing and signed by all parties. Make certain your Independent Contractors contracted properly under IRS guidelines, which you will find here: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-%28Self-Employed%29-o...

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