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Massage Regulations and Bureaucracy | Maryland Massage Regulations

It’s pretty amazing how differently massage therapy is regulated in different cities, counties, and states. Finding the right balance between having absolutely no massage regulations on the one hand, and having way too many regulations on the other, is obviously challenging for many jurisdictions around the country. In most cases…

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Massage draping: my two cents

As the owner of Body Well one of the more interesting parts of my job is meeting with and personally evaluating each and every massage therapist. Besides the obvious skills I’m looking at including of course their hands-on techniques, I am also looking at other things such as the way…

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Florida PIP Massage Laws

Why the Latest Attempt at Florida PIP Reform Must be Stopped by Daniel Melmed 1/20/12 It’s true; there is too much fraud and abuse in the world of Florida’s auto insurance medical care benefits. In Florida, the law mandates that every driver carry no-fault PIP (personal injury protection) benefits. PIP…

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Is Massage Envy Bad for Therapists and Clients?

Is Massage Envy lowering consumer expectations and labor standards for massage therapists? Getting a massage at Massage Envy is kind of like buying something cheap at Walmart that was made in China. You basically get what you need at a low price, and for your own peace of mind it’s…

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Why to Think Twice Before Calling Companies Like 411-PAIN

Dear Body Well friends, clients and colleagues: We’ve all seen the commercials, the billboards and heard the radio commercials. “When you’ve been injured – after 911 – call 411-PAIN! Many people have no idea what 411-PAIN or similar companies really are, or what they do! Are they lawyers? Doctors? Both?…

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4 Ways Massage Spices Up Your Valentine's Day!

There are lots of reasons to get massages on any given day, but so many more on Valentine’s Day Massage! In fact, it’s our busiest day of the year! Why? Everyone knows massage is a great way to relax, work out a few kinks and de-stress. But here are a…

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What is a Masseuse? Masseur? Massage Therapist? What's in a Name?!

What do you call a person who does massage professionally? Does it depend if the therapist is male or female (“Masseur”/”Masseuse”)? Where they work (Massage “Parlor”/ Massage Clinic)? Or should we simply use the unisex term “Massage Therapist“? A lot depends on who you’re asking. Major factors include whether you’re asking an actual…

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Top 3 Massage Killers?

Greetings friends! For this edition I thought we might have a little fun looking at the most common complaints people have about getting massages. And to help you avoid these “massage killers” in the future, I’ll also offer some tips on how prevent or correct them before it’s too late!…

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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 (BCBS). While watching, something interesting…

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Health Care Reform and Massage Therapy?

Dear Friends and Fans of Massage Therapy, I received an email from President Obama today. Actually I am one of probably a few million fellow citizens who got his email today regarding the Health Care Reform issue that our government is wrestling over. In it, he encouraged me to stay…

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