At times, even the best massage therapists and independent massage practice owners can find themselves looking for some assistance with the “problem du jour”.
Fortunately, the internet provides several helpful and free resources for massage therapists and bodyworkers.
MassageBook has compiled just a few of the many websites we feel may help, but this is by no means a comprehensive list.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was an online community or forum for massage therapist and bodyworkers alike to connect? That’s exactly what Massage and Bodywork Professionals offers!
Ask questions, get feedback and make connections with others in your field!
Podcasts, blogs and free advice. Well written and engaging content, this one is one of our favorites for pragmatic marketing advice.
While a paid service is available, a generous amount of free content makes it very helpful for all.
Massage Nerd has a large library of videos. You’ll find that their site is filled with massage videos, massage pictures, and even some free tests to further your knowledge as a massage therapist.
Idea: Utilize the free massage videos and pictures to add content to your own website or social media accounts.
Want to have an easy access to someone well-versed in the industry?
Check out Touchpoints: A Massage Therapy Blog which is run by Deb Cascio, who works for the National University of Health Sciences.
Use the blog to ask her questions directly or use it to stay up to date on info about the massage therapy industry. Either way, it’s a win-win!
The Touch Research Institute has done some pretty awesome research on the effects of massage. It’s great to have evidence of the positive results of bodywork.
Idea: Share research results with clients and use it to create Facebook posts and email updates that keep your client based engaged.
A great resource to stay current with research and topics related to massage therapy and complementary therapies like acupuncture.
It’s easy to get lost and distracted by the amount of interesting content – give yourself some time.
Our favorite area? Video lectures sharing research results
Here you’ll find easy access to ebooks, a massage therapy blog, research findings, and info on community service opportunities.
Stay inspired and connected to the industry with The RMT Education Project where you’ll get access to monthly blog posts that provide info about health issues and possible treatment options.
What we like about this site is that the articles are written by a number of different authors. As a result, you’ll see a wide variety of topics covered, some of which are sure to be of interest to you!
We also need to mention our own blog, which focuses primarily on sharing ideas and wisdom on how to manage a successful massage practice, simplifying the day to day challenges independent massage therapists face, and ideas on how to increase income.
Many of us work by ourselves. While the independence is great, we sometimes sacrifice the opportunity to learn from others around us.
We encourage you to use the wonderful world wide web to continue educating yourself and to stay current with the news that affects the massage and bodywork profession.
- Author: Mark Volkmann
- Published: November 17, 2016