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Mobile Massage On Demand? Is This the Future of In Home Massage?

Lately I've been noticing a number of companies sprouting up that claim to provide "massage on-demand”. "Get a massage therapist to your door in one hour" they claim. What these companies have in common is that they rely almost completely on technology, including not only their website but various mobile applications that people can use to order up their massage. In a perfect world it would be great if you could get a massage therapist to your door in an hour consistently who

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"Outrage" Over Redbook Massage Article - Relax Folks!

A response to the response to the Redbook Massage article Even Massage Therapists Need to Loosen Up Sometimes!By Daniel Melmed Owner & Founder, Body Well TherapyRecently Redbook Magazine caused quite a stir when they published an article in which a married woman confessed to arranging for "happy ending" massages with an unlicensed male "massage therapist" in New York.In

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How to Choose a Mobile Massage Therapist

by Daniel Melmed, LMT Owner & Founder, Body Well How to Choose a Mobile Massage Therapist (Part 1) Each year more people are discovering the benefits of massage therapy and making it a component of their wellness programs. As demand for the service has grown, so too has the need for massage therapists to perform these services. People from all ages and walks of life are enrolling in massage therapy programs, receiving their licensees and e

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Fairfax Massage Regulations: Time for Reform

by Daniel MelmedUpdate 6/18/14:In response to my letters, I was contacted by the Chief of Regulation and Licensing in Fairfax County, Virginia. She provided much useful information in response to my concerns. As I indicated in my initial post below, I needed to do some more research. What I've learned is that Fairfax County, while optional according to Virginia law, regulates many other industries in a similar fashion to massage therapists. Therefore, it is difficult to

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Why are Insurance Companies Anti-Massage?

Why are Insurance Companies Anti-Massage?A Perspective on Healthcare Reform and MassageI watched an interesting program on PBS the other night about health care reform. There were representatives from different areas, including an MD, a hospital administrator, professors, lawyers, and a representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (BCBS).While watching, something interesting struck my attention. The first topic which everyone on the panel agreed upon, was that wellness and p

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Yes, I'm saying "Thank You" to Massage Envy.

Why I'm saying "Thank You" to Massage Envy. And meaning it! As with most things in life, not everything is "black and white." This is no different in the case of my opinion of Massage Envy.Ask almost anyone in the massage therapy industry what they think about Massage Envy and 99% of the time they are going to have a strong opinion one way or the other.I myself wrote extensively about my opinion on the franchise in a past blog on this website, and for the most

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Mobile Massage Service for the Disabled and Homebound

By Daniel Melmed, Owner & Founder.When I explain to people that I operate a mobile massage service what probably comes to mind for most people is something similar to what you might see in a spa treatment room. In other words, people imagine a basic spa style relaxing Swedish massage. Perhaps even something more along the lines of a deep tissue therapeutic massage.While we do provide these kinds of services every day, we also provide much more advanced and specific t

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In Home Massage: A Rusty Therapist Makes it Look Easy

In Home Massage: A Rusty Therapist Makes it Look Easy by Daniel MelmedI have been a licensed massage therapist since 2002. Most of the work that I performed doing in home massage therapy occurred in the first couple of years after receiving my initial license. When I started Body Well in 2005 my goal was to perform as much of the managerial and operational aspects of the business, while leaving the actual therapy to our contracted

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Should We Ditch the Term "Outcall" Massage?

When it comes to the world of massage therapy, semantics matter. In a past blog I talked about differences in terms like masseur, masseuse, and a massage therapist and whether or not each possessed different connotations.For this entry I would like to discuss use of the term massage "outcall. " For individual massage therapists and companies like mine that provide a mobile massage service, or "traveling" massage service if you will, use of the term outcall has traditionally been pretty stand

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Follow @bodywelltherapy on social media!

I've resisted long enough! I can't say it's been easy figuring out what, why and how those @ and # things work, but I'm finally devoted to being more active on Twitter @bodywelltherapy.com or http://www.twitter.com/bodywelltherapy and we've actually been on Facebook for a pretty good while now - you can find us there at http://www.facebook.com/bodyw

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