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Friday
Jun292012

Great News!

It's official, I'm now licensed by the State of Texas as a Massage Therapist!

MT115608

Call me for your next appointment!!! More details to follow soon!

Tuesday
Jun262012

Massage Only for Accident Victims???

This evening I stopped by a local salon for a hair cut.  We made small talk like you do when getting a hair cut and the age old question “What do you do?” was asked...  Of course I took this opportunity to promote my budding massage business.  My stylist then asked if i hurt a lot of people.  I replied, NO!  I then proceeded to explain I have a more relaxing style of massage and try and never hurt my clients.  I believe massage should not hurt.  I know some modalities, and deep work can cause some discomfort and everyone perception of pain is different, however pain is never on the menu.  She then asked if massage was only for accident victims?  Again, I explained some of the benefits of massage.  I thought it might be fun to share some of what we talked about:


  1. Manage stress, anxiety, and depression
  2. Pain relief
  3. Improve sleep
  4. Relief from cramping
  5. Increased alertness and performance
  6. Headache relief
  7. Cancer treatment

 By no means is this comprehensive so please comment with the benefits you feel after a massage treatment.

Monday
Jun182012

Update...

Massage school is finally over.  Internship is finally over, (I will miss working on my clients however).  On Saturday, June 9th, I've taken and passed the national certification exam.  Monday, June 11th I turned in my application for licensure as a massage therapist to the Department of State Health Services.  Today, I visited with three massage franchises; Massage Heights, Massage Envy, and Massage Harmony.  I really liked the atmosphere at Massage Heights, however i don't think the scheduling will work with my day job.  I'll keep you posted on the progress with Massage Envy and Massage Harmony.

Please leave a comment on this post if you have any experiences (as a client or therapist) at any of these establishments.  I would greatly appreciate it.