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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…

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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 Therapy Recently a Redbook Magazine article caused quite a stir when they published an article in which a married woman confessed to arranging for…

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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…

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Fairfax Massage Regulations: Time for Reform

by Daniel Melmed Update 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…

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Why are Insurance Companies Anti-Massage?

Why are Insurance Companies Anti-Massage? A Perspective on Healthcare Reform and Massage I 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…

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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…

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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…

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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 Melmed I 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…

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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…

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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…

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