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Does your Massage Consent Pass the Peanut Butter and Jelly Test?

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday August 27, 2015

Consent, Massage &Peanut Butter & Jelly *Full disclosure, I believe I learned this exercise in grade school creative writing. Frequently when talking to clients you may think that you are communicating effectively and giving a great consent when you actually are not. This failing actually happens with everyone at some time. People are full of funny […]

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What I did not learn about fascia work and massage

Beret Kirkeby - Monday August 17, 2015

This blog was inspired by the fact that we spend a lot of time trending hard and obsessing over modalities. We debate whether they are ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ and what we as therapists should be doing now. Recently I talked with a very aggressive young therapist who was willing to alienate many of his current […]

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Plain Jane Consent for Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Monday July 27, 2015

Being Simple For Your Consent For Massage Is A Best Practice That Will Take You Far… One of the things I believe is really important in health care, for a number of reasons, is that consent not only must be given, but given in a way that clients understand what they are agreeing to. All […]

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What if what you thought you knew about Massage was wrong?

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday May 31, 2015

How do you know you know what you know? Massage Mythology   As therapists, every time we perform our techniques we also engage in a variety of other ritualistic and protocol-oriented tasks. For example; the client comes into the space, they lay down on the table, you dim the lights, you play soft music, you […]

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Why Getting a Massage In New York Could be Dangerous-Part Two

Beret Kirkeby - Monday May 11, 2015

Massage in New York: Doors open to a Dangerous Act Getting a massage in New York might be one of the more dangerous things you do with your life. Coming out of the Ontario massage program where massage is firmly entrenched as a full health care position that requires 2200 hours of schooling, I was, and continue […]

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Massage in NYC, My journey – Part One

Beret Kirkeby - Monday April 27, 2015

Massage In NYC Part One- My story This blog likely will not win me any friends, but it’s time to discuss what’s wrong with massage in NYC. Before we can do that, however, we need to discuss my journey and why I feel comfortable saying New York, with one of the highest standards of practice […]

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Prenatal Massage in NYC- What New York Mom’s need to know

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday April 7, 2015

Getting a Prenatal Massage in NYC? Here are the top five things pregnant working women in New York need to know! New York city is a fantastic place, full of energy. There is a reason we call it the city that never sleeps! But that same energy may not be so amazing for New York’s […]

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Science Based Massage Therapy the Opposite of BS

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday April 2, 2015

Massage therapy and Science Based Massage   Well after being so serious I just could not take it any more and this happened. At my clinic we are science based, we are all well educated massage professionals who believe in massage therapy as a science rather than as a fantasy of our own making. In […]

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Massage Therapy and Pain (Continued)

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday March 31, 2015

Massage Therapy and Pain Working with Clients in the Pain Zone This is a continuation of the last pain blog which offered some history on pain science and also some really general guidelines on massage therapy and pain. If your client has no red flags in assessment and you have decided it is safe to […]

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Massage Therapy and Pain

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday March 29, 2015

Massage Therapy and Pain- What does it all mean? Massage therapists live in a world of touch. So it is no surprise that the new science that relates to how touch, sensation and pain is processed and experienced would be relevant to massage therapists. This is particularly true since many clients seek out massage therapy […]

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