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 […]
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 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 […]
May 1, 2016

It’s time to prepare for Mother’s Day

Prepare? Yes. Not with gifts and reservations for brunch. Mother’s Day comes the same time each year, so how is it that one of the most lucrative holidays for massage therapists ‘sneaks up’ on us? Are you ready? Here is what […]
March 15, 2016

Tales from the Table: Jim

New client…Health Intake sheet…to make things a little easier, I’m helping Jim thru the paperwork. He’s 70 years old.  I ask, “Medications?” Yup. He brought a list. “Any major surgeries?” He tilts his head asking, “Ever?” I smile, “Sure.” Pen ready. […]
February 1, 2016

Have you passed the test?

In the past, I have dropped the ball. I’ve shared some of the mistakes I’ve made and I will continue to give you a good laugh with those. However, I wanted to get serious for a moment. As a busy […]