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The Thinking Practitioner Episode 29: First Season Retrospective – Best of the Thinking Practitioner

Til Luchau: Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner. Hello, Til Luchau here. When I was looking for a publisher for a book that I wanted to write, I was lucky enough to have had two offers. One from a large international media conglomerate, and the other from Handspring Publishing, a small publisher in Scotland run by […]

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The Thinking Practitioner Episode 28: Advanced Credentialing and Massage as Healthcare

Here is the transcript for our recent Thinking Practitioner Podcast, Episode 28 on Advanced Credentialing with Cal Cates. You can hear the episode by clicking here. Whitney Lowe: Hello, this is Whitney Lowe and welcome to the Thinking Practitioner Podcast and we’d like to thank Books of Discovery for sponsoring our podcast today. Books of […]

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The Thinking Practitioner Episode 18: Ann Blair Kennedy and Kemi Balogun: Project COPE

Whitney Lowe: Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner podcast. Til Luchau: A podcast where we dig into the fascinating issues, conditions, and quandaries in the massage and manual therapy world today. Whitney Lowe: I’m Whitney Lowe. Til Luchau: And I’m Til Luchau. Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner. Whitney Lowe: Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner. Til Luchau: […]

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The Thinking Practitioner Episode 17: Who Charts Our Path?

Whitney Lowe: Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner Podcast. Til Luchau: A podcast where we dig into the fascinating issues, conditions, and quandaries in the massage and manual therapy world today. Whitney Lowe: I’m Whitney Lowe. Til Luchau: And I’m Til Luchau. Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner. Whitney Lowe: Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner. Til Luchau: […]

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The Role of Continuing Education for Massage Therapists

Overview Unlike other healthcare fields, such as physical therapy or occupational therapy, massage therapy is actually two primary “tracks.” The first track is geared towards the use of massage as a personal care service, with a focus of general relaxation and wellness enhancement. While massage performed for personal care can enhance health, the focus of […]

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Two types of certificate programs and certification programs

Certificate vs. Certification: Credentialing Terminology Matters

There is a great deal of confusion in our profession (as well as many others) about the terms certificate and certification. We have an abundance of marketing and promotional materials in our field which advertise for “certification” in particular modalities or technique methods. However, this illustrates a common misunderstanding about the distinction between a certificate […]

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