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by lilmommajnn
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: coming across as tentative
Replies: 16
Views: 4538

If nothing else, fake the confidence until it becomes the true confidence that only comes with experience.
by lilmommajnn
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Changing it up for long time clients
Replies: 9
Views: 2480

When I feel that my routine with a client is getting a bit stale, I usually add in some myofascial stretching or assisted stretching to their body. I've also found that TMJ work is greatly appreciated, if you don't already include that. I have a very flexible "basic" routine I follow (and adapt), ac...
by lilmommajnn
Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Energy Work Forum
Topic: Hotflash
Replies: 14
Views: 5636

I found that since I started working barefooted, I haven't overheated a single time. I still sweat some but it's not the smothering, oh-no-I'm-going-to-pass-out hot. And don't forget to breathe. Shallow breathing makes me overheat.
by lilmommajnn
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: Hellerwork experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 3305

Not sure if this is what you are asking for, but it may help. http://www.dhyansanjivani.org/ganral/Hellerwork.asp
by lilmommajnn
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: Question about sinus congestion when face down on table
Replies: 10
Views: 5407

I put the cap to my peppermint oil on the stool under the face cradle. It seems to keep my clients far less stuffy.
by lilmommajnn
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Aromatherapy
Topic: Hot when applied?
Replies: 12
Views: 3111

Glycerine has that effect on my skin...and no scent.
by lilmommajnn
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Required Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 3748

I have mine through International Massage Association.
http://www.imagroup.com/home/index.php? ... ction=1227
by lilmommajnn
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Chair and Corporate Massage
Topic: Oakworks
Replies: 13
Views: 14559

LOVE IT!!!!! I learned on these in school...bought an Earthlite TravelPro after I finished... the Oakworks is a MUCH better table. Easier to carry, easier to adjust, more comfortable to sit in, and sturdier/more stable overall.
by lilmommajnn
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Chair and Corporate Massage
Topic: "Other" Chairs / Bargain Chairs
Replies: 9
Views: 12051

I have the Earthlite Travelpro. I'm not overly fond of it. It's difficult to get it set the way I like it, possible to put the seat on backwards (not a very well-made seat, either), one of the screws to the face cradle stripped out during set-up on the third event I used it for, and the chest-pad pa...
by lilmommajnn
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Injury - Illness - Pathology - Procedure
Topic: I have carpal tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 2475

Don't forget to stretch your wrists and forearms before and after EVERY massage!
by lilmommajnn
Fri May 30, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: New to scrubs
Replies: 17
Views: 6094

Either K~Swiss or socks/barefoot.
As far as scrubs, I like the Dickies cargo pants with the leg pockets on the side and two hip pockets. The leg pocket is in just the right place to hold a pump bottle of gel. :D
by lilmommajnn
Thu May 22, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: any wording suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 2823

I tend to look at it a little differently. YES you should be paid for your services! BUT why punish the recipient? It wasn't their credit card. I would still honor the gift certificate and I would still contact the purchaser and explain that the recipient had called about it and would they kindly ma...
by lilmommajnn
Wed May 21, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Injury - Illness - Pathology - Procedure
Topic: "Uncontrollable" back spasms
Replies: 11
Views: 3151

Another thing to take into consideration is the other medications she may be taking. The one that comes to mind right away is albuterol, often found in asthma inhalers. If taken regularly, they can cause severe muscle spasms. Personal experience...if I take it for more than a day or two, my intercos...
by lilmommajnn
Tue May 20, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: You know you're a massage therapist when...
Replies: 146
Views: 126307

You know you're an MT when... It no longer bothers you to GET a massage with hairy legs! Your SO no longer looks at you as if you've lost your mind when you say "I need an elbow in my hind end" SO looks at you and says the same thing! you can feel which muscles are getting tight, know why, know what...
by lilmommajnn
Fri May 16, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: cacelations policy
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Our cancellation policy is that if the client does not give 24 hour notice (emergencies are taken into consideration), they are still responsible for paying for the session. Each client must sign a form acknowledging the policy and it has REALLY cut down on the number of no-shows and last-minute can...
by lilmommajnn
Thu May 15, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Cadaver Lab!
Replies: 34
Views: 18755

I wish I could have had the opportunity to work with a cadaver. Even with the Trail Guide and palpation training in class, I still feel inadequate as far as the muscles and their fibers and origins and insertions. I have the textbook knowledge and practical understanding but it still seem abstract t...
by lilmommajnn
Thu May 15, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: How much do you talk during your sessions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

I say what I need to at the beginning and at the end. I usually check in once or twice mostly do 30-minute sessions in a chiro clinic). Other than that, I speak when I'm spoken to or have a question. Which means I spend most of my sessions quiet.
by lilmommajnn
Wed May 14, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Off the Table Topics
Topic: Faithful clients disappear
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

We (the other therapist I work for/with) went from being completely booked 2-3 weeks ahead to only having 2-3 sessions a day all at once...since February! Of course, after she decided she had to let me go at the end of this month, it is starting to pick up again. It was the same last year and it pic...
by lilmommajnn
Thu May 08, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: What do you wear during a massage?
Replies: 53
Views: 67929

Most, if not all, of my clients keep their underwear on. I drape nearly everyone. The only exceptions to that is if I have a male client climb on the table for work on his back and all he has taken off is his shirt. I don't have a problem with that...any more clothing removed or female clients MUST ...
by lilmommajnn
Thu May 08, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: Accidental? Orgasm from Massage...
Replies: 11
Views: 44945

There have been a couple of times when my therapist was working on some very tight and painful trigger point in my upper back...when they released, it made my entire body tingle and tremble as during orgasm but it was in NO WAY sexually initiated. I have been going to her for a while now and she did...
by lilmommajnn
Thu May 08, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Clients Talk About Massage
Topic: glutes
Replies: 20
Views: 8619

If she is fairly new, there are a couple of possibilities. One is that she may not yet be truly comfortable working on someone's behind. Another (which I have struggled with to a certain extent) is that she may be afraid of acting creepy herself. The first few times I work on someone's glutes, I ten...

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