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What Is The Trager® Approach?

The Trager® Approach is a massage therapy through movement developed by Dr. Milton Trager in the twentieth century. Dr. Trager developed the approach going back to his sickly childhood, and created the style that helped those with any neuromuscular conditions without adding in any medications. It is part of the somatic movement, which focuses on bodily movement and proprioception. Part osteopathy and part psychotherapy, the Trager® Approach creates an improved physical and mental state of mind for those who undergo it.   There are two versions of the Trager® Approach: passive massage...

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How Regular Massage Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Regular massage reduces stress, anxiety, and promotes good mental health. As a result of this, most people now value massage as an essential part of their health and overall physical condition, which consists of the body, spirit, and mind. Furthermore, massage therapy is the most common form of alternative and complementary medicine given to patients in hospitals and medical clinics for healing mental problems, stress reduction, pain and general health.   Massage rehabilitation is the oldest and easiest form of medicine dating back thousands of years. Massage is not just for luxury,...

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Massage Techniques 101

The most common massage technique is the Swedish massage, named after Pehr Henrik Ling, who published a medical style of massage movements in the 19th century that were adopted by the Americans years later. It is the basic Western-style massage based on the ideas of anatomy and physiology in which the sessions last from 50 to 90 minutes. Techniques can be slow and gentle or strong and invigorating and may include all of the most common techniques of movement along the body. Proper mechanics for the Big 3 Swedish massage strokes...

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Advantages To Practicing The Trager Approach

There are numerous advantages to becoming a certified Trager practitioner when you decide to enter the profession of a Licensed Massage Therapist. One practice that will differentiate you from other massage therapist is by learning and mastering the somatic practice of the Trager Approach. Developed by Dr. Milton Trager over a period of 65 years, this innovative approach blends touch, movement, and reading the client’s habitual movement patterns. The Trager Approach is very effective in easing a wide range of conditions and can aid in healing body ailments comfortably.   There are...

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Prepping for Tax Time: Tax Tips for Massage Therapists

This time of year can be particularly complicated and stressful for self-employed professionals like massage therapists. As a massage therapist in business for yourself, whether you are a sole proprietor or independent contractor, you are consider to be self-employed and need to file a Schedule C or C-EZ, as well as a Schedule SE for required self-employment taxes. Start here to understand where you stand with filing taxes for the 2015 business year. The following tips and guidelines should help massage therapists navigate tax time with more ease and confidence. Keep detailed...

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How to Choose Your Massage Table

  The most important tool of any therapist’s kit is the massage table, and it’s one of the first investments you’ll make in your massage career. A table can be expensive, usually between $400 and $700—but it’s a carefully constructed piece of equipment that will last you many years   The American Massage Therapy Association outlines the following breakdown of why, exactly, a more expensive table makes sense, and that more money upfront will pay off in the long run while offering an improved experience for both you and your client:   “An established massage...

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Graduating Debt Free

If you’re considering a career in massage at DiscoveryPoint, you might have noticed that we don’t have an in-house loan program, and though we will accept payments funded by private loans, we do not encourage our students to take on debt.   It’s no secret that educational debt is taking a devastating toll on our economy. 71% of American baccalaureate graduates leave their colleges or universities with debt, and the average borrowing rates is a little over $35,000 for the class of 2015. That isn’t as high as many of the hundred-grand...

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