What is Shiatsu? A Comprehensive Intro to Shiatsu Massage

You've likely familiar with the term Shiatsu, and know that it's related to massage therapy, but don't know much more about it. In this article, we will explore Shiatsu in depth, including: The definition of Shiatsu History of Japanese Massage History of Shiatsu, Clinical evidence for Shiatsu, Studying Shiatsu in massage therapy school Massage Therapy career paths with Shiatsu  What is Shaitsu? Shiatsu, literally meaning “figure pressure,” is a Japanese massage modality that was invented by Tokujiro Namikoshi during the 1920s. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is considered a form of acupressure massage. … Read More

Massage Therapy Specialties and Career Advancement

Specialization is a great way to advance in your massage therapy career. It distinguishes you from other massage therapists, which can mean more clients, and/or give you an advantage when applying to better positions. … Read More

How to Advance as a Professional Massage Therapist

In the last article, we discussed some of the cons of being a professional massage therapist. One of these drawbacks is inconsistent income. This is because your earnings depend on how many clients you treat per week, which can vary depending on your industry, location, and yourself (sick, etc.). … Read More

Cons of Being a Massage Therapist (and what can be done)

A career in massage therapy offers many benefits, including high-job satisfaction, a good earning potential, and the ability to make real difference in the lives of others. … Read More

How to Save on Acupuncture School Tuition

Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, FL opened in 1983 as the first acupuncture school in Florida. For more than 30 years, we have seen countless graduates make positive changes in their personal and professional lives. … Read More

Can you make good money as a massage therapist?

Massage Therapy careers are currently in-demand. As such, One of most common questions we get from prospective students goes something like this: “After sacrificing 9-months in massage therapy school and paying more than $9,000 for tuition, can you guarantee me a job and how much will I earn?” … Read More

Is a Career in Massage Therapy Right for You?

Massage Therapy is an attractive career option for many people. For starters, massage therapists report having a high level of job satisfaction and low-stress levels. Additionally, the job market is hot for massage therapists right now and massage therapy offers many career perks not found in other jobs, including flexible schedules, and good earning potential. … Read More

Massage Therapy Career Satisfaction

Note: This is a guest-post by Henry Butler, the Communications Director at Massage Tables Now, an e-commerce store that offers massage tables and supplies. Edited by staff at Acupuncture and Massage College. The massage therapy industry is booming and many licensed massage therapists (LMTs) are enjoying the freedom to work where and when they want, and massage therapy students are enjoying job prospects like never before.  However, does this mean LMT’s are satisfied with their work? … Read More

Is Acupuncture School Worth It?

If you’ve reading this article, then it’s safe to assume that you’re considering becoming an acupuncturist and enrolling in an acupuncture school in Florida. And like most prospective students, you’re concerned about the high cost of acupuncture school. … Read More

An Overview of the Acupuncture Profession Today

Over the past few weeks, we've been covering the history of the acupuncture profession in the US. We started by discussing how acupuncture was introduced in the West, and later learned how it was practiced in America during the 1800s, but then largely disappeared from the American consciousness until the 1970s, when it brought into the American mainstream by James Reston, a writer for the New York Times. … Read More

History of Acupuncture Profession during the 2000s

Westerners have known about acupuncture since the 1600s and Americans have been practicing acupuncture since the 1800s. … Read More

Traditional Chinese Model of the Human Body | Acupuncture and Massage College

The Human Body in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) In the first article of the series, we discussed how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was a form of holistic medicine, since it focused on healing the physical and non-physical aspects of the human condition. In the second article, we discussed how the different doctrines of Taoism set the intellectual foundation for TCM. In this article, we will discuss how these ideas form the TCM view of the human body, which is taught alongside Western anatomy at our acupuncture school in Florida. … Read More

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