Google+ Massage Therapy Hangout with Guests: Benjamin McDonald – http://www.massamio.com/ Jamin Rak – Host 2:00 Massage therapy research & herding cats 11:30 The two massage therapy camps 16:00 Ethical lines of Energy Work, Structural Massage and the Placebo Effect 27:00 National Organizations 34:45 Words of advice new massage therapists.
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I decided to write on this subject, not to offend (which I most probably will accomplish), but to ask questions and pose a different way to view energy work. My disclaimer is that in no way do I feel that I am all knowing on the subject of energy work while I also am humble Continue Reading
Google+ Massage Therapy Hangout with Guests: Lu Mueller-Kaul – http://www.balanceorlando.com/ Jessica McCormick – http://www.gesundheitmassage.com Jamin Rak – Host This month’s hangout we discuss : 2:25 Starting up a massage therapy practice whether is a Clinic or Spa. Different business models for massage therapists. (Self-employed vs Independent Contractor) 12:30 How to get “Found” and build your massage Continue Reading
Google+ Massage Therapy Hangout with Guests: Kelli Wise – http://massagetherapyworld.com/ Lu Mueller-Kaul – http://www.balanceorlando.com/ Mark Volkmann – http://massagebook.com Jamin Rak – Host After Introductions we discuss: 2:30 Massage therapy research. Why we are still considered “alternative medicine”. 27:45 ELAP report for massage therapy education requirements. Do we need more required hours of education? Reciprocity across the states? Continue Reading
Google+ Massage Therapy Hangout with Guests: Lu Mueller-Kaul – http://www.balanceorlando.com/ Lisa Gillispie – http://www.lisallc.com Jamin Rak – Host Topics of Discussion after Introductions: 6:40 Two level massage therapy license pros & cons 24:35 Education and CEU requirements need improvement 40:40 Healthcare Reform Act 46:30 Researching Modalities 55:15 Business and Massage Therapy
Massage therapy needs a face lift! Massage therapy has come a long way in the past 25+ years. I’m proud to be a part of a growing profession that is gaining more and more credibility with the general public and with the medical community. That being said, it’s time to make the next leap! I’m Continue Reading
Google+ Massage Therapy Hangout with Guests: Lu Mueller-Kaul – http://www.balanceorlando.com/ Laurie Volkmann – http://massagebook.com/ Jessica McCormick – http://gesundheitmassage.com/ Jamin Rak – Host We discuss the possibility for a national board of massage therapy. Public perception of massage and how we can help make positive changes.
Google+ Massage Therapy Hangout with Guests: Laurie Volkmann – http://massagebook.com David Majzner – http://www.integratedtotalwellness.com Jamin Rak – Host 0:00 +Jessica McCormick Introductions 1:15 +MassageBook and Online Booking 7:20 +Jamin Rak Introductions 8:00 Keywords Content for SEO 19:35 +David Majzner Introductions 24:20 Google Penguin Update 26:00 Backlinking 27:30 Blogging 30:00 Echo Problems 32:30 Content Writing Continue Reading
One of the major difference my clients see between me and other therapists is my including stretching during the massage and my advice to stretch regularly afterwards. Stretching has been taught for centuries and can be easily observed in nature when animals get up from a nap. Why is something so easy and time tested Continue Reading
What would you pay for a good nights rest? While massage therapy can really help reduce the stress and tension so many of us carry in our neck and shoulders, sometimes more is needed. While many of my clients leave feeling like a new person, they then return to their broken mattress and worn out, Continue Reading
The Ultimate Pillow for Neck Pain and Headache Relief! I normally don’t stand behind products, but with this pillow I make an exception. This is hands down the best pillow I have yet to see for over the past 10 years! And yes, I have had the same one for all this time! Typically it only Continue Reading
Neck & Back Pain Relief So many have known this simple fact for years! But it sure is nice to see a medical study that finally proves it. So how does this really work? How can massage therapy really help relief back pain and in that case, muscle pain in general? Well, first off, there Continue Reading
What do you do when this happens? Why is a Massage Therapist such as myself writing a blog about car accidents??? Because, after 15 years of working with patients and trying to help them get back to their life without the pain, I am sad to see how many fall into the “insurance game” trap. Continue Reading
Possible treatments for simple arthritis and even some more major forms include: 1) Chiropractic, if the joint has become acutely fixated and needs some joint mobility, 2) Massage Therapy to help increase blood flow and increase range of motion
You will thank me later when your recovery time is cut in half!
Many have known this for years, but it is nice to see the general “western” medicine camp joining. Many turn to drugs with major side effects to alleviate pain. These are just band-aides and nothing more. Getting to the root of the problem will help you to live a more successful and meaningful life. Massage has been around for Continue Reading
Jamin Rak massage therapy provides pain relief from motor vehicle accidents (MVA) for the greater Portland area. Insurance billing is available so that the treatments are of no direct cost to the patient. Many times after a car accident people feel pain in their neck and back. Whiplash injuries are very common especially when you Continue Reading
Be careful and research a practitioner before going in for treatment! You would be surprised to find out how many chiropractors, physical therapists and even massage therapists have had disciplinary action taken against them for unethical behavior. Even the best intentioned people change when money becomes involved. When it comes to insurance money, some practitioners Continue Reading