April 22, 2017

My, my, my what a big hippocampus you have!

Did you know that your hippocampus, the memory center in your brain, is literally able to grow new cells? Recent research confirms the hippocampus regenerates throughout your entire lifetime – even into your 90s – provided you give it the tools to do […]
March 25, 2017

Leaving my opinion at the door…

We all say we are going to ‘leave our opinion at the door.’ But, I have to admit, I almost blurted out a reaction the day my client said, “George W. Bush will be remembered as one of the greatest presidents […]
February 18, 2017

Have you ever had to fire a client?

Oh sometimes this is ugly. Firing a client is ugly because it’s never about them. It’s about us. How dare I say firing a client is about you?!? Well my pretties, it’s the truth. The first time I fired a […]
December 9, 2016

Seven Words You Must Know to Manage a Massage Therapist

Hey, I get it. Massage therapists are wired a little differently than other co-workers you’ve encountered. Not every MT has all these beliefs. However, I believe knowing the meaning of these words, will help tremendously in communicating at the clinic. […]
November 11, 2016

Teaching massage? Its more than just the strokes.

For a few years now I have been consulting with clinics and I’ve noticed something really disturbing. Students are being taught how to do massage but not how to be a massage therapist.  What do I mean by that? Recently a […]
August 24, 2016

Someone on my staff stole it…

I teach almost every day; but I learn almost every day too. As I brainstormed about lessons worth sharing with you, I stumbled upon a memory that stopped me in my tracks. Oh yeah, the day over $1500 in cash […]
July 21, 2016

Betrayed

Here’s a true story. It’s not a pretty one, but as I think about where and when I learned some life lessons, I remember some of the tough times. That day it felt like a punch in the gut.  I closed […]
July 19, 2016

Top 5 Strategies to Passing the MBLEX

Are you worried about passing the MBLEX? Many students face fear, test taking anxiety and/or good old fashion jitters when they think about taking the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam.  At the Business of Bodywork, we have helped to prepare […]
July 8, 2016

30% can’t pass the test. What’s going on?

According to the ABMP, 30% of the test takers who attempt the MBLEx fail. Sitting in my car, nervous as a freshman going to high school, I made a little video right before I went into the testing center. Of […]
June 9, 2016

I just passed the test!

    Have you taken the test? I took the National Exam for the first time in 1993 with a No.2 pencil filling in the circles. I let my certification lapse and -much to my shock and horror- had to take the test again […]