The Art of the Counselling Referral

A Massage Therapist believes a client might benefit from counselling but what happens next? How does a Massage Therapist stay within their scope of practice while still helping their client? Massage Therapist and Psychotherapist, Tim Clark provides some easy-to-follow, practical suggestions.

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Does That Feel Tight?

“Does that feel tight to you?” A question most Massage Therapists are confronted with. What is “tight” and is what a client perceives as “tight” related to what a MT feels? Brisbane based Massage Therapist, Sam McCracken examines what a sensation of “tight” might mean.

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Mental Health First Aid: Being a Port in the Storm

Content warning: suicide. The one-on-one environment of the treatment room means that massage therapists often find themselves conducting a counselling session but what happens when the matters being discussed become confronting? Should Mental Health First Aid training be mandatory for MTs? Illawarra based massage therapist, Vanessa Hough, shares her experience and thoughts.

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The Challenge of Ethics

How do massage therapists make decisions about their treatments? Are they relying on the policies, procedures, Code of Practice and the governing laws? Or are they going on their gut instinct? Tim Clark guides us through the world of ethics ahead of his appearance at the 2018 AMT National Conference and make sure you WATCH his introduction to his breakout workshop.

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