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Contact and Connection

Ok, back to massage related issues.  I’ve been very busy lately, even yesterday on Sunday I performed a full day of massage sessions, so I figured I’d attempt to write a bit about it.  Life experiences come in all shapes and sizes.  I’ve learned and experienced a great deal from Ki Aikido, and have done my best to apply what I have learned to my life, and in training to becoming a more proficient, efficient and effective…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on September 24, 2012 at 7:32am — No Comments

Happy Endings and Apps

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Once again, the dancing bear can sit still no longer.  (Me.)  I was going to let it go, until a client of mine, an ER MD who works in countries around the world poked me about this topic as she often does, in regards to the massage industry’s reactionary behavior on issues of little matter.  This is in regards to the Siri App and happy endings.  Continued below….

Yet again, similar to last years focus on The View (or was it this years focus?) and comments made in regards to…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on December 6, 2011 at 10:12am — 5 Comments

My 'Job' As A Massage Therapist

Ang and I went out last night for a few beers at the Village Pub in Summerlin. I was chatting with a gentlemen and he asked, "What do you do for a living?" I told him I was a massage therapist who specializes in orthopedic massage, assisting folks with all their aches and pains. Continued, below...

 

He then asked me, “Do you like it?”  At this point it was just too funny.  This huge, sh** eating grin just bubbled up out of me, and before I could reply, he commented again,…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on July 19, 2011 at 12:58pm — 2 Comments

Massage & Martial Arts

It may seem paradoxical to include martial arts practice as an important aspect to being a massage therapist. When we think of the martial arts, words such as, ‘opponent’ ‘defeat’, and ‘against’ often come to mind.  

 

However, aikido differs from disciplines such as…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on July 12, 2011 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

Advising Fellow Massage Therapists – Yes or No?

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Good morning!

 

Today I’d like to write about a topic that is very popular.  The topic is:  Writing about our experiences as a massage therapist; specifically, asking questions of other therapists or leader in our field about this situation with a client or that situation with a client. 

 

An example of this would be:  Asking assistance of other therapists when a client has limited ROM in their cervical area, an anterior pelvic tilt, etc.,…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on July 1, 2011 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Approach to Learning

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As I browse through a seminar catalog for some courses I want to take, I got to thinking of other massage continuing education seminars I’ve been to and the instructors/teachers who taught me. 

 

It’s very interesting watching others and their approach to how they pass information along.  This also caused me to reminisce a bit concerning my first attempts at ‘teaching.’  Here’s a reflection of what I came up with.

 

In whatever it is we do, there…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on June 25, 2011 at 11:15am — 3 Comments

Leaders vs. Rulers

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Scrolling through the files on the computer I ran across this comment listed below.  With all the 'goings on' with the massage industry such as, creating a board for this, new regulations for that, nationally certified, state certified, advanced certified...not to mention all the alliances for this and that, I thought these words seemed appropriate....

 

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I found this interesting in Kent Nerburn's work, Neither Wolf Nor Dog - On Forgotten…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on June 22, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

The Client is ALWAYS the Client!

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I'd like to comment on an experience that happened to me last night.  This is not a massage related story, yet the gist of it can certainly be applied to our business.

 

Last night my girlfriend Angela and I went to our local pub, Putter's Bar & Grill for a couple of beers to relax with our friends.  We've been coming to this location for eight (8) years now, so we're pretty familiar with everyone, and employee's and customers are pretty familiar with us. …

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on June 19, 2011 at 1:39pm — 7 Comments

I confess...

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I confess…

 

I confess that I’m feeling a bit tired today; it’s been a long week and I’m worn out.  This post may be seen as just complaining...so be it. 

 

I confess that the posts here are beginning to annoy me.  Regardless of topic, there always seems to be a ‘tit for tat’ or an ‘I’m smarter than you’ discussion going on.  I’m not looking for ‘bobble-headed oh I agree’ replies, or for everyone to get along or agree with what’s posted.  I’m…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on May 7, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Massage: What Is My Body Action An Expression Of?

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Concerning massage, just like most anything else, there is body action of some kind. Of course that has to be. I must raise my arms and place my hands on my partner to practice Massage. But what is my body action an expression of? That's the question.

 

Is it an expression of my own small mind, trying to do something? Or is it an expression of the deeper sense of unity? Is it creating goodness out of badness, when a client is stressed out, or in a weakened…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on February 27, 2011 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Vehicles and Destinations

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It seems replies to blog posts are limited to a certain amount of words, I'll ramble on over here  ;)

 

This post is in reply to:  The Future of our Profession

 

Well, now that I'm on a tear, let me further this.  Perhaps it's off topic, but seems relevant to me.

 

IMHO, there are two issues here: …

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on February 14, 2011 at 1:24pm — 43 Comments

Follow Up!

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I’m simply amazed that we here in the United States are still in a recession (or an actual depression in Las Vegas) and customer service is STILL so bad.  I won’t cover the broad topic of customer service here, but only touch on it in regards to following up with clients, patients, friends, family, etc., etc. 

 

Let’s say that one massage client slips through the cracks and you don’t follow up with them.  You charge $60.00 per massage.  They don’t re-schedule…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on January 20, 2011 at 4:55pm — 8 Comments

Does Your Massage Have Swagger??

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Take a look at this video and read the content: http://autos.aol.com/article/toyota-swagger-wagon-interview/

My post from Facebook: Massage Therapists, here's the perfect example of changing prospective clients perception.

I've mentioned massage packages and many don't understand what I mean. It means…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on August 18, 2010 at 12:47pm — 7 Comments

Massage Business or.........?

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I'm curious…with massage clients, how big a percentage is the physical massage in relation to your massage session, or, to the bigger picture of your massage business?

I can say 100%. Everything I do leads to the end result; a massage that is specific to what the client wants and providing an excellent massage.

I can also say about 10%. As an ‘in-home massage specialist’, I have the time to communicate a…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on July 20, 2010 at 12:13pm — 6 Comments

Beginner's Mind

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A couple of months ago my Aikido Sensei gave a lecture on Beginner’s Mind. He had his own story to tell, and that’s always nice to see him share with us. It almost makes him mortal ;)

His story struck a chord with me; it stuck with me long enough so that I could create my own story, or tale of woe. ;) Here’s my two cents worth:

There is a…

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Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on May 30, 2010 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Twitter Twists

Twitter Twists



Twitter is all the rage!



Most everyone uses it (nowadays) as a marketing tool.



Nice!



Here are a couple of pet peeves that I see, not a lecture on how to use Twitter to grow ones business. (There’s a ton of material out there for that all ready.)



First off, are you putting yourself in your prospective clients mind? I see a couple of issues here:



1) Way too much babbling on about ones own skills. Yes, we do need to… Continue

Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on December 9, 2009 at 12:23pm — 4 Comments

The Silver Bullet

One of my all time favorites from Sensei, which I would like to pass on to you.



It is tradition that with the coming of a New Year we create in our minds a cross-road of introspection between the past and the future.



It is therefore common that we reflect upon the unaccomplished resolutions to which we committed last year, and without greater self-analysis call ourselves `flakey' and `undisciplined' and continue to declare new resolutions for the following year,… Continue

Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on December 4, 2009 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Bartering Massage and Ethics

Yesterday I asked some fellow massage therapists, "How many use massage as a bartering tool? What cool experiences will you share with us?"



In less than a day there were over sixty replies, most of which were simple explanations of what therapists bartered for.



There were a couple who don't barter for one reason or another.



What interested me were the personal messages from therapists who were a bit leary of 'going against the flow,' and making a public… Continue

Added by Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin on November 30, 2009 at 10:38pm — 17 Comments

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