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 […]
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 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 […]
April 16, 2016

That Nasty Trigger Point. You know the one.

There’s that trigger point (TrPt) again. You know it well: just lateral and north of the shoulder blade. That cherry sized knot that sits there waiting like a speed bump. You find it every time. Truth is, I started to […]
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. […]
January 4, 2016

Your Annual Marketing Plan

Seems I’ve been a server for a while. I feel comfortable hosting parties because I’ve been a waitress and a bartender. I have a very neat linen closet because I’ve made the beds in hundreds of hotel rooms as a chambermaid. (Now that’s called the housekeeping staff) I feel very comfortable sticking my […]
July 14, 2015

ABMP promotes EveryBODY deserves a massage week

ABMP says your participation counts-but I say think twice. The Association of Bodywork & Massage Professionals is proud to sponsor the national event, EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week, and looks forward to the participation of many massage therapists July 12-18, […]