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 massage - (edanya)
10:52am 06/09/2010
EDANYA posting in massage
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promotions and incentives?
 massage - (edanya)
10:22am 05/09/2010
EDANYA posting in massage
what have you found to work the best in gettin people on your table?
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what are....
 massage - (edanya)
10:40pm 04/09/2010
EDANYA posting in massage
your 3 least favorite things to experience during a massage?
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 massage - (edanya)
04:05pm 30/08/2010
EDANYA posting in massage
anyone a member with a referral left that theyd like to cash in on? id like to join, but im quite broke.

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Police trying to force their way onto the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) board.
 massage - (edanya)
05:59pm 20/08/2010
EDANYA posting in massage
The California State Senate is about to vote on AB 1822, a bill sponsored by the California Police Chiefs Association. If AB 1822 becomes law, California’s police chiefs and sheriffs will be forcing their way on the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) board. It is a dangerous precedent.

Police are trying to force their way onto the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) board.
The police chiefs original intention with AB 1822 was to force the reversal of SB731 and give back police departments the unrestricted power to regulate massage therapists. When that effort failed, thanks to the many letters massage professionals like yourself sent to their state legislators in protest, the police chiefs switched tactics and are now are attempting to force themselves onto CAMTC’s Board of Directors with AB1822.

No other California professional board, and no other state massage board in the nation has law enforcement officials as directors.

The CAMTC Board of Directors believes that if AB 1822 if becomes a law, it will:

* destabilize the CAMTC Board and make it harder for the CAMTC to protect the rights of certified massage professionals to practice without undue interference.
* unfairly stigmatize the massage profession in California,
* do nothing to improve public protection.

California State Senators will vote on AB1822 any day now.

Please write and call and email your State Senator and let them know that you would want them to vote NO on AB1822. Please ask your friends and clients to do the same.

Senator Gilbert Cedillo
State Capitol, Room 5100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 327-8817
Email: Senator.Cedillo@senate.ca.gov

Attached is a sample letter to use as a starting point for your letter. If you cannot open this attachment, you can download the sample letter at http://search.camtc.org/ab1822.doc, or copy and paste the text included at the end of this email.

Please personalize the letter and ensure your senator understands the impact this legislation could have on you, his/her constituent. And be sure to include your location so s/he knows that you are in that Senate District.

The future course of your professional destiny depends on you taking this action now. Please do not hesitate; contact your legislator today!
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 massage - (yoot_faari)
05:31pm 14/06/2010
yoot_faari posting in massage
how is Rolfing different from Myofascial Release?

where can i learn Rolfing in NYC?
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finding good, affordable prodcut
 massage - (fly_nimue_fly)
09:05pm 23/05/2010
why should we look either forward or backward? posting in massage
hey all,

i'm about to have my own practice for the first time and am trying to find certain products for as cheap as possible :)

my favorite products are biotone particularly the one with arnica and biofreeze, ...does anyone have a good website they can recommend?

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twitch/tickle/discomfort near spine
 massage - (terrencechan)
12:10pm 20/05/2010
terrencechan posting in massage
I am a massage client, not a practitioner. I joined this group a while ago because I'm very curious about how massage works even though I am not a professional.

Something that comes up in a majority of the massages I receive is this weird pain I get in my back when there is deep pressure on the right side of my spine. It is only on the right side, and it is almost always only if the therapist uses thumbs or elbows. If the practitioner uses palms it's usually fine. It is hard to describe the feeling, but it is uncomfortable to the point where I will spaz out and leg will reflexively jerk. It's like this combination of feeling tickled and in pain. The therapist is usually weirded out by this at which point I have to explain all of the above. However if the exact same pressure if applied to the left, it's totally fine. To my knowledge I have no real other similarly sensitive spots on my body.

The sensitive area is all up and down my spine, and I think it's along that big bulgy muscle that runs the length of the spine. When the therapist applies pressure really close to the spine, it does not produce a reaction, but a couple centimetres out and I'm spazzing like a freak. And some (rare) therapists who are really good manage to apply thumb/elbow pressure to that side of my spine without causing my freak-out reaction. I have had this thing for pretty much as long as I can remember getting massages, which is at least 6-7 years now.

I dunno what's going on with my body or what, maybe you guys have some insight if you have seen this in your clients. Thanks!
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CPMC Hospital Massage Internship now recruiting for Fall 2010!
 massage - (whittles)
01:06pm 13/01/2010
whit posting in massage
The internship program that I did at California Pacific Medical Center two years ago is now seeking applicants for it's Fall 2010 enrollment! I really valued the education I got through that program and am grateful that it brought me to working in the hospital for the last two years. Here' the information on the internship in their own words. If you have any questions or are interested in more info, let me know.

The Integrative Medicine Education program is a
500 hour interdisciplinary clinical educational pro-
gram for massage therapists, counseling psycholo-
gy and expressive arts therapists, harpists, nurses,
and spiritual care providers interested in integrative
medical care. The program includes:
• Discipline specific didactics
• Experiential curriculum
• Multidisciplinary integrative medicine seminars
• Indiviudal and collaborative clinical work
• Self directed learning through research
• Retreat workshops
Clinical work focuses on an acute and semi acute
ill medical population seen in the hospital and
linked ambulatory care settings. Clinical care is su-
pervised directly at the clinical site and in a weekly
supervision group.
The Institute for Health & Healing is one of the first
providers of hospital-based integrative medicine
services in the United States. Today, the Institute’s
programs serve more than 60,000 patients a year
at six hospitals in the Bay Area. Internship sites are
located at California Pacific Medical Center in San
Francisco or Marin General Hospital and Novato
Community Hospital in Marin County.

Massage applicants are graduates of a state-approved
school of massage therapy and hold a certifica-
tion in massage therapy (CMT). A minimum of six
months experience as a massage practitioner is
preferred. Registered nurses or physical
therapists will also be considered.
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best review book for the national exam
 massage - (fly_nimue_fly)
02:52pm 04/12/2009
why should we look either forward or backward? posting in massage
hey all,

i'm about to start studying for the national massage therapy exam and was wondering if anyone has any input as to the best review books.

right now i'm looking at this one:


but if anyone has any other suggestions i'd really appreciate it!

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