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 […]
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 […]
July 19, 2014

Music for massage-autopilot or intentional?

As I was digging for my favorite massage music to share in my E-Newsletter, I decided to recommend the Out of Africa soundtrack from the movie. As I explained why that music was really cool, I realized I had a […]
February 23, 2014

How to treat common triathlon injuries-Plantar Fasciitis

According to self proclaimed rehab geek, James Dunne and Leigh Boyle, from Athletes Treating Athletes, the 10 most common triathlon injuries are: 1 – Plantar Fasciitis 2 – Achilles Tendonitis 3 – Shin Splints (Tibial Stress Syndrome) 4 – Hamstring […]
December 12, 2013

End of Year Checklist

Can you believe its almost the end of the year? Here’s a simple checklist to complete for December. ™        Back up your computer. Don’t know how? Ask James Orsinger.  703-303-3026 ™        Send out holiday cards (only if you didn’t send […]
July 22, 2013

Are you giving a great massage?

Seriously, what is up with the lack of consistent quality in massage? I have talked to too many people lately who have gotten TERRIBLE massages. Not on my watch! Here’s what your clients are expecting (or should be)… The Rules: […]
January 21, 2013

Policies & Procedures-straightforward and simple

Did you know very few massage therapists have WRITTEN policies and procedures? Especially if you have partners, independent contractors or employees its very important to have WRITTEN POLICIES. Here’s a sample of what to include: My Business Name Policies & […]