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by yrusore
Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: CEU's
Topic: feedback on sovereign seminars?
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

I live and practice in Albuquerque,NM and frankly I've never heared of him. I have checked the state massage board's web page and he is not a Registered Massage Therapy Instructor. Perhaps that's why we don't recieve his mailers in New Mexico.
by yrusore
Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: CEU's
Topic: disappointment in Erik Dalton Advanced Myoskeletal course
Replies: 19
Views: 16353

tara_b wrote "1) this test had to go through both the editor(s) at Erik Dalton's level AND the reviewers who approve/deny courses for Category A credits from the National Board..." Theres a point touched on here that begs further discussion. This course has been aproved by the NCBTMB and offers a ce...
by yrusore
Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: help!! Having Business Insurance Problems..
Replies: 3
Views: 2891

I'm really happy with ABMP. There are some cheaper sources out there, but they seldom offer the benefeits ABMP does. ie. A great magazine subscription, marketing materials, free web site... And realisticly, a couple hundred tax deductible bucks aint all that bad for all you get. http://www.abmp.com/...
by yrusore
Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Insurance waiting periods
Replies: 6
Views: 4278

Though it's true that BCBSF will offer discounts on some therapies through Bluecompliments plan and their Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Program, the parent company Blue Cross Blue Shield Ass. does not recognize Massage Therapists as covered providers. Here's how BCBSMt puts it. http://www.s...
by yrusore
Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Insurance Billing.......Help
Replies: 33
Views: 20496

Read this. Scroll down to page 46-Limitations and exclusions. http://pebb.das.state.or.us/DAS/PEBB/2005OE/PDF/2006benbookI/rbcbsp46.pdf You'll find that Blue Cross Blue Shield in all States have the same policy toward Massage and Massage Therapists (not medically necessary). The same goes for Medica...
by yrusore
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Insurance waiting periods
Replies: 6
Views: 4278

Blue Cross Blue Shield is actually very easy to understand. Their policy is that massage is "not medically necessary" and they don't pay for it at all.
by yrusore
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:37 am
Forum: Injury - Illness - Pathology - Procedure
Topic: breast reduction
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

breast reduction

Is she left handed? Just about every person who has breasts has noticed that one breast is not quite as large as the other. This is normal. It's part of the grand design. Typically, the breast on the side of the dominant arm will, to varying degrees, be smaller than the other. It's made that way to ...
by yrusore
Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: County, State & Country Requirements, Legislation and Politics
Topic: Texas Laws & Inversion tables
Replies: 12
Views: 5036

Re: Texas Laws & Inversion tables

Is this something you would offer your clients before they get undressed, or does it involve some creative draping?
by yrusore
Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: massage oils
Replies: 10
Views: 5713

Re: massage oils

Maybe a silly question but, What have you been using?  <br>You are a MT/Bodyworker right?
by yrusore
Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: Allergic Reaction to Biotone
Replies: 23
Views: 24484

Re: Allergic Reaction to Biotone

Well, if it's gone all day, then back again in the morning, then gone by 10am then back again when you wake up...., I'd take a look at your sheets. New detergent?  New fabric softner?  New infestation?   <br>Call Biotone and have them send you a list of the ingredients for the products you used.  <b...
by yrusore
Sun Jun 19, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Spa Techniques
Topic: Massage Bar Fiasco
Replies: 36
Views: 47059

Re: Massage Bar Fiasco

I know its a little off-subject but, when I first read "massage bar" I wondered if they'd need to be hiring a Bouncer.  That's like the perfect blend of my past and present lives.

One precaution: You can buy cocobutter in 1/4 lb. sticks, and though it smells very nice, it isn't at all good on toast.
by yrusore
Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Should I confront?
Replies: 31
Views: 13004

Re: Should I confront?

Lovely, <br>  Yes Pax means peace. And thanks for noticing. Until you mentioned it, I hadn't looked up there and noticed my tpyo. I had written "Pax et bunum", but I ment "bonum". <br>It means "Peace and charity". I know, you're thinking "But the latin word for charity is sanctimonia.".  And you're ...
by yrusore
Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Should I confront?
Replies: 31
Views: 13004

Re: Should I confront?

lovely_day,  <br>  Please don't think that I was making light of your situation. I was mostly just saying, "Know thyself ", Or more closely "You Know yourself, and you'll do what's right.".   <br>I'll ask the universe to see things your way, and hope it works for you.   <br>Be well, Be blessed.
by yrusore
Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: unprofessional clinic mate (long winded)
Replies: 46
Views: 21461

Re: unprofessional clinic mate (long winded)

Wow!  Talk about a great great place for cross-referral.<br> You: "It's not within my scope of practice to give advice on that, but if you need someone to talk to...". <br> Psyschotherapist: "You know many people find massage helpful in managing stress...".  <br>Congrats!
by yrusore
Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: Spa Techniques
Topic: What did spas do before massage?
Replies: 3
Views: 1997

Re: What did spas do before massage?

hence, Spa
The word itself is an acronym from the latin words Salude Per Aqua(health through water), which was writtten on the marble walls of the public baths of ancient Rome.
by yrusore
Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: TAXES
Replies: 5
Views: 3203

Re: TAXES

Yeah. So, like I just suggested, there's lots of free/cheap ways of finding that out. <br>Sure, some folks here may have some experience with this, but the best, most definitive answer would be gained on a BB for CPA's.
by yrusore
Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: TAXES
Replies: 5
Views: 3203

Re: TAXES

Working with a CPA is really the way to go. <br>If you're determined to do it on tour own, the IRS offers free/cheap classes in most cities.  Go to your local IRS office and ask for a schedule of classes for independent/ small business owners. <br>Sometimes Big Brother is willing to be helpfull. <br...
by yrusore
Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Is your race a factor?
Replies: 22
Views: 11476

Re: Is your race a factor?

There's another way that race can be a factor that hasn't been explored much here. I live in the SW, U.S. and my community has a large number of Mexican American/Mexican Ex-patriot individuals. A lot of people here don't speak english fluently, or at all for that matter. Many members of the hispanic...
by yrusore
Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: I failed my exam three times!
Replies: 18
Views: 19856

Re: I failed my exam three times!

Samantha,  <br>Don't let go of the fact that you came away from school with twice as much as those who didn't try as hard as you did. In the end, the only one who can judge your experience is you.
by yrusore
Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: making soap today, what is your favorite flavor?
Replies: 40
Views: 20338

Re: making soap today, what is your favorite flavo

I really love the smell of lemongrass in the morning. Its crisp and clean and lively. I use it a lot in rubs and salves, I hadn't thought of using it in soap, thanks for the idea. <br>Isn't making your own products fun?!
by yrusore
Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: how did your first MTget you in the door
Replies: 19
Views: 6610

Re: how did your first MTget you in the door

I know a few people doing such things as Steve is talking about, both with apt. comlpexes and realtors.  What they've done is sold a packege of gift certificates to the realtor/apt. manager, and they in turn include the massage in their offer. sort of a deal closer.  <br>The important thing is to tr...
by yrusore
Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: how did your first MTget you in the door
Replies: 19
Views: 6610

Re: how did your first MTget you in the door

One thing I've been doing is holding a public drawing for a free massage. I discuss it in a little more detail in the thread on direct mailing here in B&M. Also using initial and referral discounts. <br>As far as my first encounter with massage goes, it's alot like the others. Once apon a time a fri...
by yrusore
Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Massage - The Male Practitioner's Perspective
Topic: Just had my first massage by a male therapist
Replies: 30
Views: 24310

Re: Just had my first massage by a male therapist

I was just looking over my last post on this thread.  I'm not sure where my head was that day.  Sometimes after a long day of gender discrimination at the clinic, I lose some perspective.  I shouldn't have generalized when I made those stetaments about "male therapists".  I was of course talking abo...
by yrusore
Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:06 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Gift Certificate Dilemna
Replies: 10
Views: 4198

Re: Gift Certificate Dilemna

If your g.c.'s are numbered(and I recommend that they should be), get the g.c.# and write it in with client X's name when you book.  Tell them that the g.c. will reserve only that time slot and that it will be null and void afterward wether the aptmt. is kept or not. <br>Then, you've been paid for y...
by yrusore
Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Should I confront?
Replies: 31
Views: 13004

Re: Should I confront?

Well, what have you done in such situations before? <br>Sure, it's best to keep out of it, but are you going to? <br>If, from past experiences you know that you are drawn compulsively into this kind of drama, do it now.  Do it calmly, off-the cuff. Make it a confidential conversation over coffee.  D...

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