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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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Massage Industry Statistics

Dear Friends, I was recently thumbing through the latest issue of Massage Magazine and thought I would share with you some of the interesting facts and pie chartfigures that they’ve compiled from recent data. The Massage statistics have been formulated using data from the industry’s two leading associations, Associated Bodywork…

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Why You Need A Doctor'S Prescription For Massage Therapy When...

As a provider of massage therapy for the treatment of injuries related to work or automobile accidents, I often receive calls from injured individuals seeking my company’s services. Sometimes these patients will have already seen a doctor and been referred for massage therapy. Other times, either an individual has not…

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Chair Massage for Administrative Professionals Day

Chair Massage for Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professional’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about ways to show hard working employees some appreciation. Sure, everyone loves free food, but what about something that is not only good for the staff’s health, but also has…

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How Massage Fights Depression

Excerpt from the September 25, 2008 Newsletter Fight Depression & the Economic Blues with a Stress-Busting Massage! If only it were easy to stay positive and upbeat even in the face of adversity…. but when bad news abounds, sometimes it catches up with even the best of us. One of…

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