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Pioneers of Massage


Pioneers of Massage

Congratulations for 20 years of your life making others feel better. We salute you by asking you to join this group and allowing us to publically acknowledge you. To join please have 20 years in, as of 12/31/2011.

Location: world wide
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Feb 4, 2012

A Place To Relax!!

I hope you will meet new friends and find lost ones through this group. I know, "Life gets in the way," it is busy out there but you should have a place to talk with your peers. I hope you chose this haven for your sanctuary. I honor all of you that have reached this plateau.

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What Changes Have You Seen? 6 Replies

I bet they are many...

Started by Mike Hinkle. Last reply by Mike Hinkle Sep 20, 2010.

Pioneers To Be Honored! 6 Replies

Once again at this years Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Ceremony, we will acknowledge the "Pioneers of Massage". I believe all with 20 years as a massage therapist should be recognized. We hope if you…Continue

Started by Mike Hinkle. Last reply by Mike Hinkle May 6, 2010.

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Comment by Laurie Owen on October 18, 2010 at 11:55am
I just stumbled upon this article, which is appropos to this group. I hope you enjoy it!
Comment by Mike Hinkle on September 20, 2010 at 11:00am
Thanks Kevin. I will add her to our list. Are you trying to recommend her for the Hall of Fame? Based on what you have said so far, she may be a great person to add there as well. I just don't want all these efforts by so many being lost to time.
Comment by Kevin Green on September 20, 2010 at 9:51am
I would like to recognize Dr Myk Hungerford as a pioneer of massage. I first meet her 30 years ago when she taught sports massage to the staff at Canyon Ranch in Arizona and she was still teaching the year she passed away in 2008. She paved the way for many of us in sports massage. You can still benefit from her work through her books. Beyond Sports Medicine is one to look for.
Comment by Mike Hinkle on August 31, 2010 at 8:46pm
Well Laurie... we are glad you are here and any time you do wish to "step up" on your soapbox, we are all herer to listen!! Glad to have you in the Pioneers of Massage!!!
Comment by Laurie Owen on August 31, 2010 at 8:27pm
I became a Licensed Massage Practitioner in the State of Washington in 1988 at age 40. I am now 62, and I've been practicing for 22 years. I haven't been active full-time all of those years, but I have always managed to keep my oar in. Right now, I'm averaging 7-10 massage hours a week, and I'm working on my Trager Certification process. God willing and the creek don't rise, I'll be a Trager Practitioner by February of 2011. I'm loving my work more today than I did yesterday. And I'm assuming that I'll still be practicing when I'm in my 90's. The main difference I've seen through the years is the increase in insurance coverage. I see this as a mixed blessing, and I'd be happy to regale anyone who chooses to listen. This is a favorite soapbox of mine, but I'm not going to step up on it right now.
Comment by Celia K. Judd L.M.T. on August 10, 2010 at 11:37pm
Since July 1990 and going strong!
Comment by Mike Hinkle on April 28, 2010 at 11:55pm
Well Michael I hope you will accompany Susan next year for her induction into the Hall of Fame in NC and join us on-stage for the Pioneers of Massage part of the ceremony. Congratulations across the board!
Comment by Michael A. Breaux on April 28, 2010 at 11:06pm
I will celebrate my 20 year anniversary as a massage therapist this summer and I owe a big debt of thanks to my wonderful wife, Susan Salvo, for sharing this incredible profession with me. We will also celebrate our 20 year wedding anniversary this October. So.....20 wonderful years has a double meaning for me!
Comment by Mike Hinkle on April 14, 2010 at 8:47am
Welcome Renee! Hope you make it to a Festival sometime and are honored at our ceremony for Pioneers! We should have a lot this year!
Comment by Renee Rainbow on April 14, 2010 at 2:15am
Hello All,
25 years and still loving it!

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