Considering Massage for High Blood Pressure? It Helps

High blood pressure affects no small number of people — about 70 million people in the United States have the condition. That means approximately one in every three Americans, or 31.3 percent, has high blood pressure, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and nearly half of those aren't properly managing it. High blood pressure increases the likelihood of suffering a heart attack, stroke and other serious health conditions, so it's important to get it under control. … Read More

How to Learn Massage Therapy

Posted July 05, 2016 by Joe Calareso, Director of Admissions & filed under Careers, Massage Therapy

Have you ever wished you could set your own work schedule? Or earn extra income doing something you love? Maybe you want to own your own business, or have dreamt of working abroad. If so, earning an associates degree in massage therapy could be your first step down an exciting new career path. … Read More

Is Becoming a Massage Therapist the Right Career for Me?

Posted June 30, 2016 by Joe Calareso, Director of Admissions & filed under Careers, Massage Therapy

Choosing to change careers can be a daunting task. Making the right decision comes down to identifying your goals and priorities, determining what excites and energizes you, and capitalizing on the skills and interests you have. … Read More

Looking for Relief? Treat Back Pain With Massage

Posted June 14, 2016 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage Therapy, Holistic Medicine

Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improves function, according to a new Annals of Internal Medicine trial. This is the first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage. The trial found that both types of massage worked well with few side effects. … Read More

Consumers Increasingly Turning to Massage for Wellness

Posted June 07, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Massage Therapy, Holistic Medicine

Consumers are increasingly integrating massage therapy into their regular health maintenance routines, according to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). … Read More

Acupuncture Boosts Outcomes for Natural In Vitro Fertilization

Infertility affects more than 7.3 million people nationwide, and many couples are unaware of the potential that acupuncture holds for them. … Read More

Is Stevia Better Than Aspartame?

Posted May 31, 2016 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage Therapy, Holistic Medicine

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Tui Na Massage for Sports Medicine

Tui na massage is a hands-on body treatment that brings the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into balance. Because it is so effective at manipulating the energy or life force of our bodies, athletes are embracing the power of tui na massage for sports medicine. … Read More

Treating Disease with Medical Massage

There’s no doubt that massage therapy can be just what the doctor ordered to relax and unwind. It can also be just what the doctor ordered to treat a variety of health issues. Treating disease with medical massage has appeared more and more in the mainstream as both health care providers and patients have discovered the benefits of this 4,000-year-old practice. … Read More

Clear Skin Ahead: The Truth About Massage Therapy for Acne

Posted April 28, 2016 by Renee Skuban, MT Clinical / Faculty Supervisor & filed under Massage Therapy

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the country, affecting up to 50 million Americans a year. While it is more common in teens and young adults, people can experience acne at any time of their lives. … Read More

Massage for Wellness is Needed Everywhere: Top 6 Places to Work

Posted April 26, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Careers, Massage Therapy

An increased focus on health and well-being is powering the trend toward wellness. In line with this, the number of places people can get a massage for wellness is increasing as well. … Read More

5 Goals to Set For a Massage Therapy Career

Posted April 21, 2016 by Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT & filed under Massage Therapy

A career in massage therapy can be rewarding and flexible and can create financial stability and fulfillment. But establishing a massage therapy career first requires identifying how you want to practice and then setting goals to make that vision a reality. Focusing on these five goals can keep you focused on graduating and succeeding. … Read More

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