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12 Things You Didn’t Know About Massage

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Allissa Haines

Only 32% of adult Americans got a massage in the past 5 years. And only even fewer get massage regularly. So it’s not surprising that most people don’t know much about massage....Read More

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What you get from a $100 Massage

Posted on April 21, 2016 by Allissa Haines

For most people, money is the biggest obstacle to getting regular massage. There, I said it. We don’t like to talk about money, it’s supposed to be a private issue. But I’m addressing it head on....Read More

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Sitting at a Desk is Hard Work

Posted on February 28, 2016 by Allissa Haines

“Massage must be such hard work! How do you do it all day?” Meh, it’s not so hard. You can’t tell this when you’re on the table, but we don’t do much repetitive movement, and we get to switch things up if we get tired. In fact, it gets easier as you get more experienced...Read More

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The Connection Between Pain and Stress

Posted on February 21, 2016 by Allissa Haines

Stress can hurt. It can cause real, physical pain. Studies show that depression and anxiety can lower your pain threshold, potentially making minor aches and pains into major problems. If you’ve ever noticed your back pain getting worse when your job gets more stressful, you’ve seen this first hand. On top of that, a common...Read More

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43 Reasons I’ve Hated a Massage (and why you should speak up)

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Allissa Haines

I’ve gotten a lot of massage in the last 11 years. From students, new practitioners, well-seasoned therapists and instructors. I’ve gotten massage in spas, clinics, school, trade show floors and home offices. I’ve been worked on by practitioners who knew I am also an MT and by those who thought I was just a marketing...Read More

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Should I cancel my massage if I’m sick?

Posted on September 22, 2015 by Allissa Haines

(If you’re a massage colleague reading this, check out more resources to help you build your business at MassageBusinessBlueprint.com.) Short answer: Yes. Long Answer: Yes, please. But there’s more. Massage is great. You know this. But it’s not always a great idea. As cold and flu season approaches again, it’s important that you know when it...Read More

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3 Things Massage Can Help You With Right Now

Posted on March 27, 2015 by Allissa Haines

We know massage will make us move better and feel happier, but not everyone can make time for regular appointments. Luckily, massage is great preventive care and it can have some instantly-gratifying results. Check out these 3 things massage can help you with right now. Headaches Tension headaches (often called stress headaches) are the...Read More

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Things I will and will not do when you come in for a massage.

Posted on January 5, 2015 by Allissa Haines

There are many, many kinds of massage therapists. We’ve all got different styles, techniques, office setups, and radically different personalities. It can be hard to just ‘pick a massage therapist’ off the internet. And it’s a risk to drop your hard-earned cash on a massage, not knowing if that therapist is right for you. To...Read More

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5 tips for a happier holiday season

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Allissa Haines

Happy holidays! Happy ‘getting stressed out, trying to do too many things and please everyone’ season. Oh, wait. That’s not promising. Maybe this is the year to mix it up a little and make the holidays a little easier. Forget perfection Sometimes gingerbread men will be missing a limb. The tree may have a bald...Read More

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Massage and HIV

Posted on November 16, 2014 by Allissa Haines

We’ve come such a long way since the early ‘80s, when AIDS crashed onto the scene, killing many and frightening more. There was so little known at that time. It was through the hard work and advocacy of many people that we discovered HIV, learned how to prevent its transmission, and how to hold it...Read More

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