How to write a professional massage therapist bio

How to Write a Massage Therapist Bio: Examples and Template

If you’re building a massage practice, or have just started a new massage therapy job, chances are you’ve been asked to write a professional bio. Having a great bio is important because when potential clients are looking for a therapist, they want to know about your experience and training. Your bio is the perfect place to share this information. A …

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Best Apps and Software for Massage Therapists

Best Apps & Software for Massage Therapists in 2022

When it comes to managing a massage business, it’s easy to get bogged down with all of the tasks needed to keep it running smoothly. In addition to providing outstanding massage therapy or bodywork treatments, therapists must have an efficient and organized documentation system, stay connected with clients, offer a frictionless check-in and check-out process, provide a convenient booking process, …

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Creative and Unique Massage Business Names and Ideas

850 Creative & Unique Massage Business Names

Are you trying to come up with the best name for your massage therapy or bodywork business and need some inspiration? If so, you’re in the right place. Choosing the right name for a new massage business is an important step in starting a practice. This post presents a list of over 850 hand-picked massage business name ideas and suggestions. …

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Professional massage therapy associations

Professional Associations & Organizations for Massage Therapy

Being a professional is more than just earning a living from a specific activity. Professionals in every industry, including massage therapy and bodywork, are expected to perform their work to the highest standards, stay current with best practices and new research, commit to continued learning and professional development, practice ethical conduct, and actively participate within the industry. Professional associations can …

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Survive massage school with tips for student success

How to Survive Massage School – Tips for Student Success

Massage therapy is a rewarding career and skilled therapists are in demand. Tens of thousands of new students begin a massage training program every year in the US. Some of these students are beginning their first career ever, while others are transitioning from a career that they have worked for 10 years or longer. These future LMTs may plan on …

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10 Time Management Tips for Massage Students

One of the most common challenges that students in massage therapy school report is difficulty with time management. Juggling the demands of completing an intensive massage training program while working, maintaining family time, staying healthy, and keeping up with other obligations without getting overwhelmed can be a real struggle. This is why learning how to manage time effectively is an …

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Informed Consent for Massage Therapy

Informed consent is an important component of the intake process for new massage therapy clients. A signed consent form is a legal document that represents the client’s understanding of the services to be provided, and the assumption of risk. It is also an element of successful communication in a therapeutic relationship between the massage therapist and client. What is informed …

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Massage Client Comfort

How to Make Massage Clients More Comfortable

Client comfort can make or break a massage experience. If a client is uncomfortable during a massage therapy session, they will not be eager to schedule another appointment or refer their friends. This is true even if the therapist uses good technical skills, is professional, offers affordable services, and helps the client with their problem. Client comfort is what ties …

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Create flash cards to study for your massage exams

5 Tips To Make Better Flashcards

One of my favorite go-to methods when preparing for an exam has always been to create flashcards. I used this study strategy to get through school and also to prepare for comprehensive board exams like the FSMTB MBLEx. I like using flashcards because they help to strengthen active recall of the study material. And they give instant feedback to let …

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MBLEx strategies for taking multiple choice exam

Multiple Choice Test Taking Strategies for the MBLEx

Passing a multiple choice exam like the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) depends on two things: preparation and a test-taking strategy. Nothing can replace thorough preparation for an exam. But having a solid test-taking strategy for the MBLEx can help improve your test results dramatically. The strategies presented in this article are designed specifically for multiple choice exams like the …

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Massage Therapy Abbreviations and Acronyms

Common Abbreviations in Massage Therapy – A Complete List

Abbreviations and acronyms are commonly used in all fields within the healthcare industry including massage therapy. Individual professions such as massage therapists, nurses, physicians, dentists and physical therapists tend to have their own set of abbreviations that they use most often. There are other abbreviations such as DOB, Dx, Hx, and SOAP that are consistently used across all health and …

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Massage therapist talking to client about contraindications

Massage Contraindications & Precautions Every Therapist Should Know

Massage therapy in general is a very safe, effective and enjoyable therapeutic modality. But there are times when it is not safe for a person to receive massage. Massage and other forms of bodywork should be avoided when certain risk factors are present, or when the potential risk from massage outweighs the benefit. It is up to massage therapists to …

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Anatomy memorization tricks for massage therapists

Anatomy Memorization Tricks To Help You Pass Your Massage Exams

Learning anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, pathology and other subjects in massage therapy school can be challenging for many students. It’s not that the information is all that difficult. The problem is that there is a TON of information to learn. With 206 bones, over 130 pairs of skeletal muscles (plus their origins, insertions and actions) and countless other tissues, organ …

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Massage therapist building rapport with client

How To Build Rapport as a Massage Therapist

Have you ever known someone who seemed to be able to connect with others effortlessly and naturally? People whose conversations with strangers looked more like they were talking with an old friend? These are people who can gain someone’s interest and respect quickly. They have the ability to put other people at ease. And people seem to hang on their …

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Marketing to massage clients with ideal client persona

How to Create an Ideal Client Persona for Your Massage Business

Are you marketing your massage therapy services to the right people? Marketing and building a massage clientele takes time, effort and money. So how can you increase your chances of targeting the right prospective customers who need and want your massage therapy services? One way to do this is to create a client persona. What is a client persona? A …

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Areas of caution for massage therapy

Areas of Caution for Massage Therapy

Massage and other forms of therapeutic bodywork are generally safe therapeutic modalities with numerous health benefits. Massage therapy can reduce physical and mental stress, decrease muscle tension and trigger points, and increase range of motion and flexibility. But as with all therapeutic interventions and activities, there are some risks, even for healthy clients. One source of risk comes from the …

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