Who’s using coconut oil? The better question might be "who isn’t?." Coconut oil is being hailed as a multi-purpose product that’s fantastic for the skin, hair, teeth and more. Massage therapists are using it, too in their practice. Benjamin McDonald of Massamio for Sohnen-Moe Associates, Inc. did his research and offers some food for thought on this trendy oil that’s here to stay.
Color surrounds us every day of our lives. It can be stimulating or calming. In most massage sessions, the client’s eyes are closed, so it may seem that the colors used in a massage office are less important than in other settings. However, the colors used in your office convey an important message.
Custom Craftworks manufactures massage tables, chairs, equipment and accessories made with the best, longest-lasting products on the market. No matter how expensive your table may be, chances are, it won't matter much to your clients. When each client walks in, the first thing they are going to pay attention to is the part they lay on: the upholstery [and the linens]. Is your table clean? Is the upholstery tattered or stained? Do your linens look clean and crisp?
By properly taking care of your table's upholstery, you will ensure your table has a long life!
We all have had that unfortunate experience of walking through the living room and our shin somehow finds the coffee table. After a few choice words, what it usually the first thing we do? It is probably the same thing our parents did for us when we were kids. We rub it. We do this without thinking but have you ever stopped to think why?
Although trigger point therapy release techniques can benefit clients and ourselves, there is the risk that repetitive and precise pressure can, over time, cause us unintended injurywithout proper precautions. Even though we know not to use unnecessary force, we still may find ourselves with taut muscle bands in the soft tissue supporting the thumb, fingers, wrists, forearms, shoulders and neck that can lead to more serious or chronic injury.
Progress has been in the areas of cancer and massage therapy research. Although there is enough research evidence now that points to massage as a significant benefit for people living with cancer, there are still myths, questions, and mysteries surrounding massage treatments for individuals affected by cancer.
According to the International Spa Association (ISPA), spas raked in a whopping 15 billion dollars in revenue in 2014, up 5.3% from the year before. Americans enjoyed 176 million spa visits with an average ticket of $88 per visit. In fact, the spa industry has experienced continued growth over the last five years. By adding a few simple pieces of equipment, some basic supplies and a couple of new products, you can increase your bottom line and add an interesting diversity that your clients are bound to love.