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Should I be a yoga instructor or massage therapist or..?

I've been giving some thought to becoming certified to teach yoga, or to be a massage therapist, or to be a physical therapy assistant. I'm not sure which one makes the most sense, given my inclinations and limitations. [more inside]
posted by silly me on Jul 27, 2015 - 14 answers

what makes for an excellent- or terrible- massage?

So you've been for a professional massage therapy treatment and something about it stood out to you as being really great or making you want to see that therapist again. Or You've been to a massage therapist and hated something about it, and left vowing never to return. What did you love or hate? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Jun 21, 2013 - 33 answers

Looking for a really good massage therapist in Ann Arbor, MI

Looking for a really good massage therapist in Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, Michigan area. Someone who has training and experience in cranial-sacral work as well as foot massage. Someone skillful and kind to work with a woman who is both depressed and highly anxious, and also suffers from body image issues. She is getting help with medications right now, but really needs some hands-on energy work. Thanks!
posted by sparrowdance on Dec 3, 2012 - 1 answer

Massage Therapists, What Are You DOING?

More often than not, when I get a massage, the practitioner spends what feels like a ridiculous amount of time near the end just firmly cradling my head in their hands (while sitting behind me while I'm face-up). This has happened during most of the Western-style massages I've gotten at fancy spas, cheap utilitarian saunas, and woo-woo yoga studios alike, and it doesn't seem to matter what sort of massage I request (I tend to request deep tissue, though there's great variation in what that actually gets me). What on Earth are they doing? Why do they do it for so long? And how can I ask for a massage that uses that time to knead my ouchy bits rather than cradle my head while I lie there half-asleep, half-annoyed?
posted by rhiannonstone on Apr 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Who should teach me to rub people the right way?

I'm thinking about training as a massage therapist. Local options seem to boil down to Soma or Cortiva Institute, and I need help choosing! [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker on Aug 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Friend Needs Hands on Experience

How can I advise a friend who has just completed massage therapy training and is looking for clients? I've suggested posting to Craigslist and offered to make a snazzy business card/logo/masthead but I don't know what else to try.
posted by tangram1 on Jun 11, 2011 - 24 answers

Massage talent

Can anybody learn to be a great massage therapist? [more inside]
posted by blub on Nov 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Massage Therapy Q & A

What's that weird feeling when you get a relaxing massage? No really? Medically? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Jul 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me craft a business-sharing contract with my boss.

Please help me negotiate a business arrangement with my boss that has me doing some work as an employee and some work as an independent contractor. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Oct 30, 2008 - 9 answers

rub me right

Massage therapist filter: What things can you not do without in your workplace? Massage therapy client filter: What things do you love about your massage therapist's practice? [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Sep 30, 2008 - 21 answers

Pain Following Massage

Is pain after massage normal? [more inside]
posted by nikksioux on Mar 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Knead help finding massage in Tampa.

Howdy folks. I've got a friend in Tampa, FL, who is having a rough couple of weeks. She mentioned that she really needs a professional back massage. She's not the type of person to do something like that for herself, so I'd like to do it for her. I've never set foot in Tampa, so I have no idea where to begin, but I reckon one or two mefites might be from the area and have some experience with Tampa massage therapists. So this is what I need: recommendations for a good massage therapist/spa in or around Downtown Tampa (I can be more specific if necessary) that can take an order from me, preferably online, and get some form of gift certificate to my friend by mail. Thanks in advance.
posted by socratic on Feb 22, 2008 - 5 answers

non-sexual massage marketing madness.

[AdvertisingFilter] I am looking for the most effective way to advertise for a massage therapist living in the DFW area. [more inside]
posted by sindas on Jul 9, 2007 - 11 answers

How to do massage therapy out of state license

I am looking into returning to New York from Texas after 25 years. Have visited a couple of times and would be interested in the following information: It may be difficult to get New York licensing for Massage Therapy (long story, nothing illegal) Does anyone have experience with unlicensed massage therapy in New York? [more inside]
posted by bellaja on Apr 2, 2006 - 0 answers

Spa/Massage therapy recommendations in NYC?

Can anyone recommend a spa or massage therapy place in NYC? I want to get my girlfriend a gift certificate for her birthday. Thanks.
posted by Vidiot on Mar 15, 2006 - 11 answers

Anyone know any rich benefactors?

Help me fulfill my dream of becoming a massage therapist... [more inside]
posted by MsVader on Feb 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Experiences with Manual Lymph Drainage?

Anyone have any experience with the massage therapy known as "manual lymph drainage" (MLD)? [more inside]
posted by scody on Nov 15, 2004 - 4 answers

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