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 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]