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Health Funds and Your Massage Business

Many students approach me for advice regarding the impact of health fund rebates and their massage business. More often than not they have just seen a job advertisement looking for a massage therapist that states: must have health funds. The stude

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Thanks but no thanks: what to do when clients ignore your advice or when progress stalls

At some point in your massage career, you (yes, even dedicated fantastic therapists like you!) will hit stumbling blocks with certain clients. Perhaps it’s a young footballer who ignores your advice and continues to play with an injured hamstrin

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Before, During and After a Massage Treatment

Part One: Preparation Before a Client Arrives As a massage therapist, it is important to have the proper preparation at the start of the day so you will be nice and relaxed and create the right atmosphere for a successful day. A massage therapi

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Insurance within the Massage Therapy industry

Do you need public liability insurance? Some think not, however the number of claims are both surprising and increasing, so if you have no public liability insurance you are taking a huge risk, even if you only do gentle relaxation massage. People

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What Is Trigger Or Pressure Point Massage Therapy?

It is firm pressure applied by either using an implement, finger or thumb to specific points which when pressed causes pain. These points also refer pain and can contribute to restriction of movement. Often these points are located in a different loc

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What Effect Will The Downturn In Economy Have On My Massage Therapy Practice?

This is a very relevant question in today's economic climate. Everyone is feeling the pinch, groceries, petrol, interest rates, rent, all up & some by a large margin, meaning everyone & every business is effected financially. Let's digress

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More Ways To Start A Massage Therapy Practice

Massaging at a Gym as mentioned was the way I began, and most fitness centres are more than happy to have a massage therapist working there as it is in their best interest to do so, and they will use it as a selling point to sign up new members. The

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Is It Safe To Have Massage Therapy When You Are Pregnant?

This question has been answered before, but there still appears to be some confusion out there. There are massage therapists that specialize in pregnancy massage, but there are also many practitioners who will not massage pregnant ladies out of fe

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During a Massage Therapy Session

You need to make sure the client is always warm, remember a client will often feel cold as the result of a good massage that has thoroughly warmed the muscles. Having an electric blanket on your table on 3 can be used if needed. This keeps the client

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Why Massage Therapists suffer from Wrist Problems

There are many massage therapists that burn out and quit because of wrist problems, which I believe can be minimised by making sure you are massaging correctly, as well as taking good care of yourself. Proper massage training is also very important.

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