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It’s Not About the Destination ~ It’s About the Journey

We all have motivating factors that have pointed us into the direction of Massage Therapy.

What were yours? We come from a wide range of influences:

  • Were you a client or patient of massage and it helped you heal?
  • Did you have a job in the health and wellness field and it was a progression for you?
  • Did you have a high pressure job and needed a change?
  • Were you retrained from a previous career?

There are numerous possibilities of scenarios; no matter your reasons, we all felt a desire to help others. For me, it was a transition from being an athlete and personal trainer and at that time the best trainers I knew were LMT’s. [···]

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A Little Education on Product Awareness Goes a Long Way

I have spent the better part of 3 years educating on the differences between oils, lotions, creams and gels and their benefits. They do have distinct differences in viscosity and glide and whether you choose water based or oil based, at the end of the day it all comes down to what feels best in your hands and what your clients like. I think there are some basic guidelines massage therapists or body-workers should be aware of. [···]

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