I have been known for having several "specialties". As my practice has changed, so has my reputation.
When I first started practicing, I was known as the guy who could go "deeper" than most other MTs, and my trigger point work was both feared and popular.
Since then, I've learned a lot and the way I practice is very different. Since I work with a variety of client types, I emphasize different skill sets depending upon who I am interacting with. Here are some of the different things I am "known" for, depending upon who you ask.
Active Isolated Stretching
Now I am becoming known as a practitioner of Dermoneuromodulation (DNM). The DNM article published in the May/June 2013 issue
of Massage & Bodywork Magazine is good press. Don't let yourself be defined by the things that other people think define you. Pursue your passion and let your work and reputation change with it.
Right now my passion is pain relief and restoration/improvement of function, no matter who I am working with. I use a variety of skill sets to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. My "specialties" are merely small chunks of my true practice.
Jason Erickson, NCTMB, ACE-CPT, AIS-TA
Massage Therapist, Personal Trainerhttp://www.CSTMinnesota.com
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