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Massage As Healthcare

A bill has been introduced in Maine, HB 0255, “An Act To Define Licensed Massage Therapists as Health Care Practitioners,” clarifies that massage therapists and massage practitioners are healthcare practitioners and that massage therapy is a healthcare practice. I suspect that...

Oncology massage is full of “it depends” and “maybe, but…” scenarios. This feature may truly be at the root of why I love it so much. There is no one answer and there never will be. Hallelujah! I feel incredibly lucky...

How many times have you heard another massage therapist say something like, “Well, I got the doctor’s permission, so I…” after which she launches into a story about choosing to ignore this issue or that contraindication or choosing not to...

Massage therapists have historically lamented the lack of respect paid our profession by the medical community, insurance companies, and even the public.  We roll our eyes and throw up our hands, mystified and defeated by our perennial subjugation. Woe are...