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Table Talk : Assessing your Massage Table Needs

posted by Custom Craftworks on June 06, 2018

It's time for a new massage table. Where do you begin? For starters, It is important to understand the different massage table characteristics and the purposes they serve. The team at Custom Craftworks put together a list of features, trade-offs, costs, benefits and other factors (quality, durability, performance) to consider when choosing the table that is right for you. 

Benefit from massage therapy during the winter months

posted by Custom Craftworks on December 29, 2017

Winter: the days are shorter, the weather is gloomier, and it’s cold. It shouldn't come as a surprise that many people may suffer from "winter blues," however, there’s an easy way to tackle the sluggish feelings and laziness that come on as the days get cooler. Having regular massages is a great way to feel happier and healthier during the winter months, and can be a great way to motivate yourself or your clients to continue taking healthy measures in other areas of life.

Massage Therapists need self-care, too

posted by Custom Craftworks on December 13, 2017

Like any profession, there’s always physical and mental stresses that go along with the job. As a massage therapist you too will find that some days you are stressed out, not feeling well, or physically exhausted. It’s very important to take care of yourself in order to be productive at work and in life.

A Powerful Combination

posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on October 02, 2017

How can massage therapy help maximize your rehabilitation? A large percentage of individuals that utilize the healthcare system are people going through some sort of rehabilitation.  That rehabilitation may be associated with the recuperation from surgery, healing from an accident, dealing with a congenital condition, or recovering from an athletic injury. 

Massage Therapy Should Be Covered by Insurance

posted by Custom Craftworks on August 21, 2017

Massage therapy isn't just good for the body, it's good for overall wellness, according to new research. When patients have access to medically prescribed massage therapy that's covered by Medicaid, patients not only benefited from better health and outcomes, but saw lower health care costs, about $64 less per treatment. 

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.  

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? 

Effects of Massage Therapy for Athletes

posted by Custom Craftworks on January 17, 2017

Massage therapy has gone from a perceived luxury to a useful and even crucial part of treating ailments from the hospital to the athletic training room. Until the past 10 years, there wasn't conclusive evidence that massage really does have a positive effect on athletes.  However, thanks to new studies and some backing by reputable sources, the benefits of massage are being taken seriously.  And those benefits are not just for the pros.  They’re extended to anyone who participates in a regular exercise program.

Bringing Massage Therapy into the Training Room

posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on January 12, 2017

How soon until my player is back?...  We have a big game this weekend and could really use our best player… This could really affect our season… 

Massage Therapy: Tips When Considering Working Within Somebody Else's Practice

posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on December 01, 2016

Should I Add Massage Therapy? 

Massage therapy is a powerful application used to accompany other medical professionals and to treat all sorts of conditions and injuries. Imagine adding such a valuable technique to your practice;  the benefits of having a skilled therapist as part of your team are numerous and can dramatically improve the effectiveness of both your treatments and your office.  You may have been thinking that this sounds like something you want to do but the more you think about it, the more questions you have like: