The Top 10 of Being a Massage Therapist

Have you forgotten the basics of being a massage therapist? New to massage and want to learn what keeps massage therapists focused? We asked a bunch of wise massage therapists to tell us what they believe are the foundations of being a massage therapist.

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The Road Less Travelled

AMT CEO Rebecca Barnett delves into the murky world of identity for massage therapists. How have we come to doubt our value to clients? Where do we go to from here? And how can we take heart from a chance encounter in a lift? All this, plus a spot of Robert Frost.

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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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Pleasure Is Not A Dirty Word

Use the words ‘pleasure’ and ‘massage’ in the same sentence and watch the eyebrows go up. Does it have to be this way? Massage Therapist and Psychotherapist Tim Clark introduces us to The Pleasure-Purpose Principle, which he’ll be presenting on at the 2018 AMT National Conference on 13 October 2018.

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