Massage Therapy

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy I became interested in research into Lymphedema and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) due to my relationship to the love of my life of 33 years, my wife.  For as long as I have known her she has suffered with congenital lymphedema ( a birth defect of the lymphatic system). Many […]

UPDATE 2019 Laws against massage

The North Carolina legislature is attempting to undermine the profession of massage. A number of bills have been introduced to create major changes in the profession.

UPDATE regarding License establishment laws

Back in October, the amended establishment rules were sent to the Rules Review Commission. While the rules are still not ideal for actually preventing the type of trafficking we see in our industry, they were no longer in danger of putting a large percentage of legitimate but small businesses out of practice. However, there was […]

BOARD MEETING June 21st Regulation Updates

The Board meeting following the end of the public comment period was this past Thursday (June 21). Most of the effects from the meeting were good. By and large, the Board listened to our concerns and some very problematic portions of the regulations were removed, especially the portions that would put most businesses out of […]

Update following 4/19 Board Meeting

Please check back as this post will be expanded as I figure out how to articulate the various items that were addressed. See previous posts here (with sample letter to send to NCBMBT) and here.   Overall, the public comment portion of the meeting went very much like we would have wanted it to. I was […]

Board Regulation Updates- Action needed!

Updates on Board regulations! Thanks to persistent pressure from therapists and concerned clients, “the Board will vote on April 19, 2018 to amend the proposed rules to delete Rule .1005(1)(d) [minimum room size and 3 feet clearance] and to withdraw that portion of Rule .1005 from the rules to be proposed to the Rules Review […]

URGENT- Help Protect Your Massage Therapists!

URGENT!! Keep your massage therapist from closing! #ShowUsYourLMBTs #LookBeforeYouBookAMassage LookBeforeYouBookAMassage.com Please visit this volunteer organized website for more information on how to protect yourself and the public. In Raleigh? Join us on April 19th to protest the changes proposed by the Board. https://www.facebook.com/events/2137169223197009/ Please check out THIS POST for updates! Recently the North Carolina Board of […]

Destination Marathon!

Is an international marathon on your bucket list? Great! But what if you don’t want to sit on an international flight, cramped between a smelly child and a man who snores, before you see your massage therapist? (You DO see a massage therapist after a long race, right? Right…?) Well, have I got the thing for […]

Alternative vs Holistic vs Homeopathic

There are a lot of terms that get thrown around when people are trying to be healthy. What do they really mean? Here is a quick rundown of the biggest and most often confused ones. Alternative Care: Alternative or Complementary medicine (CAM) is a constantly changing term, colloquially used to mean “not major medical.” It […]

Race Recover Repeat

Marathon season is coming. But are you ready? Whether this is your first or your 50th, you’ve probably learned about a new… tweak your body is trying out this year. It seems as soon as you figure out one problem, another one crops up. It’s not your imagination. Your brain has a very simple flow […]