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Who’s Hiring Massage Therapists?

Are you looking for a new career?  Perhaps you’ve been drawn to the rewarding possibilities of a Massage Therapy career, but aren’t sure if there are enough jobs out there.  At Cohutta Healing Arts Institute, we consistently receive Continue reading

Scientific Studies on the Many Benefits of Massage

You know that a massage feels good. But are you aware of all the benefits of a good massage? An April 19, 2014 Huffington Post article recaps recent several scientific studies that prove what we massage therapists have long known to be true. Clients who have one or more massage treatments often give us feedback about their: Continue reading

Massage Students Learn Research Skills at CHAI

Massage Students Learn Research Skills at CHAI

Twenty years ago, only a handful of researchers such as Tiffany Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute, regularly published articles in Western medical journals. Today, scientific literature proving the efficacy of massage therapy is dramatically on the rise. Massage students need to know how to find, review and interpret these medical findings in order to communicate intelligently with their clients, peers, and the medical community. Continue reading

The Ripple Effect

A Therapist’s Story:

Sometimes we are privileged to witness the effects of our good deeds in a timely manner. Other times, we may think our efforts have been in vain.

Stooped over and in pain from a lower back injury that happened a few weeks before at the gym, a woman in her late 60’s hobbled into my office. She had consulted traditional medical doctors, but had not found relief from the pain or the ability to walk upright.  A mutual friend had referred her to my bodywork practice. This was her first introduction to alternative healthcare and she was skeptical to say the least. Continue reading