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Laura Allen's Blog – December 2009 Archive (4)

AMTA Calls for Subject Matter Experts

The American Massage Therapy Association has put out the call for Subject Matter Experts (SME) in the field of myofascial release.



A statement on their website says: “As part of AMTA’s longtime commitment to provide massage therapists with ongoing education opportunities, it is seeking Instructors and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to assist in developing a comprehensive continuing education program for massage therapy in the area of myofascial release. SMEs will be expected to… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on December 30, 2009 at 5:21am — No Comments

Cleaning and Clearing

As 2010 approaches, I’m in the throes of one of my favorite tasks at the office: cleaning and clearing. Of course, housekeeping is done daily around here, but I’m talking about cleaning out the filing cabinets of this year’s files, clearing my desk of the last of this year’s piles, and getting ready for the New Year.



I’m one of those highly organized people that has every year’s bills and records stored neatly in a labeled box by the time Dec. 31 rolls around. New Year’s Day, as has… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on December 29, 2009 at 5:54am — No Comments

Is No News Good News?

I’m wondering if the old adages “no news is good news” and “bad news travels fast” have been responsible for my writer’s block the past couple of weeks. I do tend to report it when things go wrong in our profession, although I occasionally hand out kudos as well.



I started a series on the financial health of our organizations, and it attracted very few comments. The NCBTMB has still not posted their 2008 filing, which I’ve been waiting for with bated breath. The Federation of State… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on December 13, 2009 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

Growing Pains

Massage is my second career, one that I only adopted ten years ago. Some of my fellow bloggers here were doing massage when I was still in high school. They’ve witnessed a lot of changes. As we move toward the New Year, I am reflecting on what has happened in the past decade, and I feel pretty certain that it’s been both the most productive and the most tumultuous time our profession has seen so far.



Rick Rosen, Executive Director of the recently formed Alliance for Massage Therapy… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on December 1, 2009 at 5:04am — No Comments

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