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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Thoughts on Manufacturing Depression by Gary Greenberg

“If we claim to see massage as a component of a holistic therapy, and feeling depressed is so common, there is much in this book for massage therapists.” Geoffrey Hugh Miller shares his thoughts on Gary Greenberg’s Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease.

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A Massage Therapist’s Journey Through A Career Crisis

What happens when all your long-held beliefs about massage and your place within the massage industry get blown out of the water? Do you quit? Do you continue spreading outdated info? Or do you dust yourself off, open your mind to new theories and science? Sharon Livingstone explains her journey through a career crisis.

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