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Laura Allen's Blog – May 2011 Archive (4)

Self-Sabotage, or How I Got Your Clients

There are some great massage therapists in my town (other than the ones who work with me), and this isn’t directed at them. But in every town, and mine is no exception, there are massage therapists who are thriving, and massage therapists who are barely surviving…many of whom eventually give up and go back to doing whatever they used to do, or find some other way to make a living.

Sometimes, a business just doesn’t make it in spite of your best efforts.  Setbacks happen that are…


Added by Laura Allen on May 28, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

American Massage Conference Bats 1000

spent the weekend with over 1000 massage students and therapists, plus all the great vendors and support staff in Atlanta this weekend at the inaugural American Massage Conference. I’d have to say they definitely batted 1000! A good time was had by all!

There were just too many good moments to talk about them all, so some of my personal highlights:

Teaching my exam prep class Friday and ethics on Saturday, great… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on May 22, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Civil Discourse

Civil discourse, according to Wikipedia, is engagement in conversation intended to enhance understanding.


I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly, when it comes to that. The good took  place recently at the MAAP meeting I attended with the folks at the NCBTMB. It was a great meeting of intelligent people who were all invited to participate in a discussion about continuing education, and not an ugly word was spoken.


The good was exemplified again…


Added by Laura Allen on May 14, 2011 at 7:49pm — No Comments

A Matter of Opinion

Last week, the AFMTE released a position paper authored by Executive Director Rick Rosen, “Alliance Offers New Vision for National Certification.”


The AFMTE also recently announced that it is partnering with the…


Added by Laura Allen on May 8, 2011 at 9:42am — 2 Comments

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