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Massage and Medical Marijuana: Different Medicines, Similar Challenges

It recently occurred to me that medical massage and medical marijuana have a lot in common. They both offer tremendous therapeutic and medicinal benefits, yet also face similar challenges in gaining wider acceptance within the medical world (including among insurance companies). This article takes a glance at some of the…

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Massage for Pain Management & Opioid Addiction Through Insurance?

Massage Providers Ready to help Tackle Opioid Epidemic Medical and healthcare policy experts are increasingly coming into agreement about the cost-effective benefits of using massage therapy as a noninvasive and extremely safe treatment for chronic pain management.  The clear driver behind this growing consensus has been the nation’s efforts to…

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How to Give a Massage and Avoid Cross Contamination with Cream

Can we talk about double dipping? When I say “double dipping”, probably what comes to mind is potato chips and carrots sticks. Or maybe the famous Seinfeld episode where George commits the faux pas of double dipping at a party. What most people would not think about is how to give…

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Transgender Massage or Just a Girl Named "Jeremy"?

About a year or two ago I composed a blog that talked about the idea of getting a massage from a transgender massage therapist. The main question that I was curious to get some feedback on was how a situation would be addressed where you have a customer requesting either a…

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Insurance-Covered Massage Alternative to Opioid Pain Management?

With each passing day, people across The United States from all walks of life increasingly realize that we have a major opioid addiction epidemic in this country. In this article I will explore the notion that massage therapy should be part of the serious conversations that public health officials, medical…

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Meet The Massage Therapist Video Series: Willy, Hollywood Florida

Our amazing therapist Willy based in Hollywood – Broward County Florida talks about why he enjoys working for Body Well as well as his personal style of massage. Also explains one of them in his native French! To book Willy, give us a call or complete our online booking form!…

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Texting During Massage: It's Not OK

Bad habits tend to reinforce themselves. The more you engage in one, the more acceptable it becomes in your own mind. Between my own personal experience as a working massage therapist and managing a massage business for many years I have seen more than my share of bad “massage habits”…

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James Bond's Sneaky Massage featuring Sean Connery & Kim Basinger

I’ve always been a huge James Bond fan. There is a great scene from the movie Never Say Never Again (the one where Sir Sean Connery returned to play Bond one more time) where he pretends to be a massage therapist and works on the gorgeous and unknowing Kim Basinger…

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Discrimination Against Massage Therapists - Yes It's Real!

Massage therapy is a unique profession with a unique history. Massage therapists have in many ways faced an uphill battle over the years to gain respect and acceptance in mainstream American society. As far as we have come, particularly in the past 10 to 15 years, it is not unusual to see some form…

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Volunteer Sports Massage Therapist at U.S. Olympic Trials 2016!

Jane is a highly awarded and accomplished sports massage therapist who is based in the Tampa Bay area. She recently volunteered to perform massage for athletes at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon for the U.S. Track & Field Team! She was kind enough to answer a few questions about her experience working…

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