Using Hot Stones with Massage

posted by Custom Craftworks on June 12, 2017

You are a massage therapist for a variety of reasons, and most, if not all of those reasons involve helping your clients feel better. Whether helping them relax, heal from an injury or decrease pain, you know massage therapy works. Massage works because you’re committed to continually learning and honing your skill in the modalities you practice. And when dealing with your clients, knowledge is power—especially when using modalities that have the potential to harm. Following, you’ll learn more about how to safely practice with hot stones.

Using Coconut Oil in Massage Therapy

posted by Custom Craftworks on May 19, 2017

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.  

How Do You Want to Feel Today?

posted by Dale Wheeler on May 11, 2017

In my practice, I have always had a set routine. When my client arrives, I have my clipboard and pen in hand with notes from previous sessions. I have a new SOAP chart and sometimes a body chart for my client and me to fill out.


The Impact of Color in Massage Therapy

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 28, 2017

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. 

Caring For Your Upholstery

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 20, 2017

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!

Caring for Your Linens

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 17, 2017

It is a given that the quality of your massage or spa table play the biggest role in the comfort of your client, but what about an added touch of comfort? Having durable, yet comfortable and luxurious linens will take your customers' experience one step further. 

Why Use Massage Therapy?

posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on April 10, 2017

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? 

Injury Prevention for Hands-On Therapists

posted by Renee Gladieux Principe, LMT, NCTMB on April 01, 2017

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.

5 Common Questions About Cancer and Oncology Massage Therapy

posted by Custom Craftworks on March 27, 2017

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.

American Made, And Proud of It

posted by Custom Craftworks on March 21, 2017

“American made” is a phrase that has the ability to immediately conjure very specific images. To us, it means quality and it gives us pride in everything we do. Here in the Custom Craftworks plant in Eugene, OR., “American made” is at the core of everything we do.