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Reasons To Become a Massage Therapist: Career Satisfaction Insights from 1,200 Massage Therapists

Career Satisfaction Insights from 1,200 Massage Therapists - Massage Tables Now, an online provider of equipment and supplies for massage therapists. They recently conducted a survey of 1,200 massage therapists. This post is an infograph summarizing their findings, if you are interesting in reading the whole article, click here.

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How do I tell if I’m dehydrated?

Health Check: how do I tell if I'm dehydrated? Our bodies are pretty good at telling us when we need to drink water. from www.shutterstock.com Karen Dwyer, Deakin University It’s a message that’s been drummed into us since childhood. Drink water, especially when it’s hot, otherwise you’ll get dehydrated. But how do you know if you’re dehydrated? Who’s more at risk? And what can you do about it? Read more: We asked five experts: do I have to drink eight […]

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Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place shutterstock Julius Probst, Lund University Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that the world is becoming a much better place, but they actually even think the opposite. This is no wonder, when the news focuses on reporting catastrophes, terrorist attacks, wars and famines. Who wants to hear about the fact that every day some […]

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Solving phantom limb pain – science is getting closer

Solving phantom limb pain – science is getting closer belushi/Shutterstock Victoria Root, University of Oxford After amputation of an arm, most amputees report vivid and continuous sensations of their missing limb. Some can even move their missing hand as if it were still there. For many amputees, though, these sensations are painful and, unfortunately, there are no effective treatments for this pain. How could pain arise from a missing hand – and what can we do about it? Our brains […]

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Setting the Groundwork for Evidence-Based Massage: Clinic Resource

Setting the Groundwork for Evidence-Based Massage: Clinic ResourceThis post is part of a series of educational resources to help massage therapists develop their clinical reasoning skills.Exams for Specific Regions from Stanford Medicine• Shoulder Pain• Iliotibial Band Syndrome• Knee Pain• Ankle & Foot Pain• Low Back PainPeripheral Neurological Examination• Dermatomes Upper Limb• Myotomes Upper Limb• Dermatomes Lower Limb• Myotomes Lower LimbYouTube Videos: Treatment & Assessment • Massage Sloth - Massage therapy treatment tips and tricks• MSK Medicine - Musculoskeletal assessments• Physiotutors - Common assess and treatment methods• Health Care Triage - News and comments on evidence based medicineFacebook […]

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Ten books to help people understand pain and its complexity

Ten books to help people understand pain and its complexity Everybody deserves access to credible information about pain so they can make informed choices. Here is a curated selection of books on healthcare, neuroscience, and the experience of pain. ONE: The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. Norman DoidgeTWO: Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. Robert M. SapolskyTHREE: A Nation in Pain: Healing our Bigest Health Problem. Judy […]

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Research Review: Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Essential oils have been growing in popularity. There is no doubt that they can smell nice and be part of a relaxing experience. Here is a youtube video from Sci-Show providing a run down of the latest research, as well as links to relevant research at the bottom of the page. More to ExploreBakkali et al. (2008). Biological effects of essential oils--a review. Food Chem Toxicol.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17996351Hoenen et al. (2016). Fancy Citrus, Feel Good: Positive Judgment of Citrus Odor, but Not […]

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How to drive innovation in 2019

Beyond Post-it notes: How to drive innovation in 2019 Senior leaders need to move beyond design thinking as it’s often introduced in non-design-savvy settings, like business schools, and get to deep design thinking that inspires and ultimately produces results. (Shutterstock) Kevin Morris, OCADU In the era of disruption, it’s never been more important for organizations to imagine and take bold new paths. The public and private sectors, though, are rife with stories of struggles when it comes to staying ahead […]

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Best of 2018: Free Research Articles

If you search Massage therapy on PubMed you will get nearly 14,000 returns. Best of 2018: Ten Free Research ArticlesIf you are a massage therapist who is interested in reading research, PubMed is a great resource. However, sorting through a research database can be like drinking from a fire-hose. So, if you don't feel like sorting through a research database, here is a list of ten open access research articles about pain science, massage therapy and sports injuries.If you don't feel […]

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No, crying doesn’t release toxins, though it might make you feel better… if that’s what you believe

No, crying doesn't release toxins, though it might make you feel better... if that's what you believe Women cry more than men. from shutterstock.com Leah Sharman, The University of Queensland Crying is a big part of being a kid. As you grow older, you may find you’re crying less than during childhood and adolescence. Studies show, on average, adult women tend to cry two to three times in a given month, and men only once. Although research is limited, it […]

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