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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…