1. Table Warmers –Why You Might Not Like ‘Em Hot

    I recently had a conversation in which I was asked why so few table warmers get really hot. Admittedly, this wasn’t the first time I had had this very conversation. As such, I feel compelled to share my limited knowledge on the subject. So, why don’t they get really hot?

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  2. Cleaning Your Massage Table – The Nitty-Gritty!

    Cleaning Your Massage Table – The Nitty-Gritty!Has your upholstery been looking a bit drab as of late? Would you like to keep it looking like new? I don’t blame you. To help you reach this goal, I’ve put together a few simple upholstery care and maintenance tips. Before moving on, however, let me emphatically state that you should always follow the specific instructions that your massage table manufacturer publishes. Not doing so can (and often does) void your warranty. The suggestions outlined in this blog should prove generic enough to apply to most types of upholstery, but it is always best to check.

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  3. Musical Escapism 101

    I had a massage last week. The massage itself was great. The music, on the other hand, was terrible. Now, I’m not usually a music snob. In fact, I don’t recall really ever noticing the music during a massage before. Don’t get me wrong, there is always some form of music playing during the massages I’ve received, but it generally falls to the background. To my mind, that’s exactly what it is supposed to do. Music is meant to help relax and transport you, but not to consume your full attention during a massage.

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  4. Taking Care of Yourself: Why You Should Care

    I’m going to make today’s blog short and sweet. Why? Because I am sure you already know what I’m going to say. In fact, I suspect that you’ve said it to others before yourself. The crux of the matter: You absolutely need to take care of yourself.

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  5. What to look for in your first massage table?

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    Are you new to massage? Or, perhaps, you’ve been massaging for a while, but are yet to purchase your first massage table. Not sure what to look for? Fear not. In an effort to smooth along the process, I’ve put together a basic cheat sheet. So, let’s get started:

    Quality, Durable Materials

    If I have one tip on materials, it’s this: look for quality hardwoods. They are significantly more reliable and, thus, affect the strength

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  6. What's Going On? My Table isn't Flat!

    What's Going On? My Table isn't Flat!

    I hear it all the time: My new massage table isn't lying flat! It didn't completely unfold. Is it defective? In a word: No. Well, at least not most of the time. There are, of course, incidents of defective tables out there, but I would argue that in almost all cases, a new table lifting slightly in the center is a result of one of two things: improper opening or a twisted cable.

    Most tables have been in their folded position for quite some time before you unpack and open them. It shouldn't be completely surprising, then, that they might have a propensity to stay in that position. That is why opening Read more

  7. Liability and Risk

    I'm going to do the unthinkable in this blog post … I'm going to use a dirty word. Actually, I'm going to use two dirty words. I think you can handle it. So, here goes. Today, we are going to talk liability and risk. So, take a deep breath and let's delve in.

    I've heard a multitude of horror stories over the years. I won't repeat them because, frankly, I'd rather not be a downer. The fact is that although flukes can and do occur, a large majority of the liability issues that arise are preventable. In an effort to help you avoid risks in your business, I've put a list of oh-so-crucial reminders together.

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  8. To Intern or Not To Intern

    Are you internship material?

    An Internship certainly isn’t required to spark the beginnings of a successful career in massage, and let’s face it, it’s a tough decision to take a position that most likely offers little or no pay. However, internships can be a great way to gain some pretty valuable on-the-job experience that will help you determine which specialties you may want to focus upon in your career and which equipment will work best for your practice, while getting a hands-on, realistic view of life as a professional, practicing massage therapist.

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  9. Try something new and make it your own

    The art of staying fresh while practicing what you love.

    Why limit your massage therapy practice to one particular segment when you can build upon your skills to offer therapies that appeal to geriatric audiences, as well as infants, those with special needs, or those who seek alternative forms of therapy altogether? In addition, you always want to ensure that you’re practicing using the most up-to-date methodology, even if you’ve been practicing the same specialty for years. So what may be “old news” in your book may have been issued an addendum or five you wouldn’t have been aware of without your seeking knowledge.

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  10. The Results Are In…. Top 10 Green Tweets Challenge!!

    Hey Tweeple! A very special thank you goes out to everyone who participated in our Top 10 Green Tweets Challenge this week. Your efforts for eco-conservation are much

    appreciate by EarthLite and mother earth! As promised, here are the #green Tweets that made the Top 10 list (in no particular order)!!  Congrats to everyone who placed in the Top 10 & received a FREE EarthLite Tote Bag!

    #1 @oooohshiny@Earthlite I use a Filtered water jug and sports bottle, no bottled water! Buy organic foods for my family & walk everyday

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