massage and bodywork professionals

a community of practitioners

Paula Moerland
  • Female
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Paula Moerland's Friends

  • michael anthony
  • Karin Pine
  • Martha Cantwell
  • Jena Chambers
  • Shari Auth, LMT, L.Acu, NCBTMB
  • Lisa Hapeman
  • Gloria Coppola
  • Marilyn St.John
  • Mike Hinkle
  • Laura Allen

Paula Moerland's Groups


Paula Moerland's Page

Profile Information

What is your website?
In what year did you enter the profession?
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Pre-natal Pregnancy Massage, Abdominal Massage, Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Aromatherapy, Medical Massage, Energy Work

Paula Moerland's Blog

Giving Massage a New Name and Reputation

Giving Massage a New Name and Reputation

By Paula M. Moerland, LMT November 2009, All Rights Reserved

I love my new profession. I think it is some of the most amazing work I have ever done. I loved my old profession too, but never could I have made such a powerful impact in the quality of a person’s life as a software engineer that I can as a licensed massage therapist. But I have a beef with my…


Posted on December 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — 20 Comments

Comment Wall (6 comments)

You need to be a member of massage and bodywork professionals to add comments!

Join massage and bodywork professionals

At 1:46pm on June 13, 2010, Karin Pine said…
Paula, I see that you have interest in the Fascia Research Congress.... I just signed up to be at Luigi Stecco's Workshop on Fascial Manipulation(tm) on July 3rd in NYC.... I don't suppose by any coincidence you might be going, too? Or that we might hook up & visit while I'm in NY? It will take place at the Ida Rolf Research Center on 27th Street.
At 7:24pm on November 27, 2009, Gloria Coppola said…
Thanks for helping out Paula! Much gratitude
and please tell your colleagues too, I need lots more participants by the 29th! Thank you!
At 9:58am on November 24, 2009, Paula Moerland said…
I need to make a correction to an earlier statement about the professional organizations not supporting the World Fascia Congress: AMTA did not advertise it, but apparently they support The Massage Therapy Foundation which does, heavily. Unfortunately, the average AMTA member would not know that unless they were separately subscribed. ABMP did put a notification up. I don't know about NCBTMB, apparently they dropped me from their email list.

My passionately spoken comments grew out of an ongoing frustration that we have three separate professional organizations that appear to be competing with each other, and individuals within those organization that appear to be only about making a name for themselves . The chiropractic Association had to go through the same vetting process and they were successful. We should be studying what they did, learning from their mistakes and joining together to make it possible for us to make a viable living with benefits and respect. Having said all that, I recognize that NY state is behind the eight-ball in this respect - and other states have done wonders. My angst comes from being a therapist in NY state - where there is essentially no insurance coverage, little respect, and an illogical approach (IMO) to fixing it.
At 7:57pm on November 21, 2009, Gloria Coppola said…
Hi Paula!
I need your help!

Would you please participate in a massage survey and tell your colleagues too? Thanks!

Please help me compile this information. I'd like more than a 1,000 if possible. Sure it is!
Your participation is MOST appreciated.
Remember you do not have to answer all the questions and Page 2 is "optional". Page two is for those employed only, NOT Self Employed!The survey company automatically includes Page 2 and I was unable to edit or delete. SO it IS OPTIONAL!
Pass it on to your colleagues too.

The intention is to publish this research to assist
Future LMT's, educators, employers and anyone else interested in the statistics of the massage industry!
I want to give you a voice to share your thoughts and experiences.

The Survey will end November 29, 2009

Updates will be posted on this discussion throughout the survey and final results will be provided once all information is compiled and reviewed.
At 10:15am on November 5, 2009, Paula Moerland said…
Conference was wonderful. Around 500 in attendance. Next conference is in three years: Vancouver, 2012. The three years is needed: the scientists are beginning to catch on ... but they have a LOT of catching up to do, and the work is slow. Still ... this conference is generating attention, research grants and opportunities for those paying attention. Was EXTREMELY disappointed that none of the three professional massage organizations were sponsoring or promoting this. We need to demand that they change just as the scientists are changing. The future of massage is about connective tissue. Period. In fact, I expect that licensing will focus on that and will no longer be called "massage". Perhaps "Connective Tissue Therapy". Or even better: "Apaneurosis (sp) Therapy." One thing is for certain: Massage schools better be paying attention or else they will most definitely be left in the dust. (IMHO)
At 10:16pm on November 3, 2009, Marjorie Brook said…
Hi Paula!

How was the Conference? I really wish I could have gone, my schedule just did not allow it. I will make sure I can attend the next one.

Health & Happiness,

© 2019   Created by Lara Evans Bracciante.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service