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4 Ways to Keep Your Massage Practice Sustainable During COVID-19

Energetic Yomassage, Massage Business, Massage Research, Mental Health, Mindful Touch, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Touch Deprivation, Yomassage

Touch is a critical part of our wellbeing as it helps promote connectedness, boosts immunity, and releases the love hormone, oxytocin. As important as it is, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making it harder than ever to receive these benefits and practitioners across the industry are feeling it’s effects....

Why All Bodyworkers Need to be Trained in Trauma-Informed Care

Energetic Yomassage, Massage Business, Massage Research, Mental Health, Mindful Touch, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Touch Deprivation, Yomassage

According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, 70% of adults in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. Let’s put this into perspective: if 70% of Americans suffered from a condition in which they would be covered in hives every time you...
Is Reiki and energy work just “woo woo”?

Energetic Yomassage, Massage Business, Massage Research, Mental Health, Mindful Touch, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Touch Deprivation, Yomassage

What comes to mind when you hear “energy work” or “Reiki”? Reiki as a modality is sometimes met with skepticism. Labeled as “woo woo” or “not real.” Though I’m a Reiki Master myself and have always been sensitive to the energies around me, I initially had no idea what...
What is the massage equivalent of community acupuncture?

Energetic Yomassage, Massage Business, Massage Research, Mental Health, Mindful Touch, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Touch Deprivation, Yomassage

It’s a hard problem to solve. Trying to figure out a way to serve clients in a group setting. Is this even possible? It’s such an individual practice. Therapists spend 60-80 minutes on average with each client. Clients aren't typically clothed when therapists are working on them. Massage...