Welcome to the resources pages for students attending A New Beginning School of Massage. Here you will find a number of different types of resources to help you with your business & pathology class assignments.
Additionally, on this page are a number of resources I have compiled that can help you in many different arenas of your professional career—from how to cite a paper correctly to creating a newsletter, including a template, to preparing for your job interviews.
This information is accessible to you at any time and is updated periodically.This information is all general and designed to support your search for information.
Also on this page is a listing for your individual class. When you click on your class, you will be taken to a password page. You will have received the password the first class for that subject. On your class pages, you will find any handouts given during class. You can download
In your class pages, the handouts for each class will be available for view or download within days after the prior class. Once the handouts are available, they will remain available throughout your class and until about a week after your class graduates. The password will then be changed and you will no longer have access to those handouts or information.
If you have any questions about when the pathology and business are taught in other classes, you can check out my teaching schedule on my calendar (some people like to know to schedule their make-up).
If you have any problems or questions, please contact me.
Student Success Resources
Some months, MASSAGE Magazine partners with a massage or spa industry vendor, who provides a prize package to one winner. Prizes may include products or services. NO CURRENT GIVEAWAY
In celebration of AMTA’s National Massage Therapy Awareness Week®, Bon Vital and Massage Warehouse are giving away prize packs!
- 1 x Grand Prize Winner – COMPLETE Prize Pack (Includes each size of our Bon Vital’ Complete Dual Purpose Massage Creme , NRG Grasshopper Massage Chair , NRG Deluxe Flannel Sheet Set and NRG Microplush Blanket
- 10 x Winners will be chosen at random to receive a year of AMTA membership paid for, including current or new members! Learn more about the benefits of joining AMTA.
How Do I Apply?
- Purchase any size of Bon Vital’ Complete Dual Purpose Massage Cremebetween October 22 & October 28
- No Purchase Necessary. Send an email to ProductManagers@scripco.com for your chance to win these amazing prize packs.
*Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Only one entry per person. Purchasing multiple sizes of Bon Vital Complete Crème will not increase your chances of winning.
AMTA is awarding a $5,000 scholarship to one massage therapy student
Complete the application and in a few words, explain why you want to be a massage therapist.
$1000.00 Awarded at the World Massage Festival. Must be present to win.
Laura Allen has decided to honor Champ Allen by annually giving away the Champ Allen Memorial Scholarship, beginning at the 2018 World Massage Festival. She has been joined by Annie Powell of The World Skin Project. This scholarship is to be used for continuing education and related travel expenses in the area of massage for medically frail populations, such as oncology massage, hospice massage, or massage in clinical settings such as a hospital or nursing home.
Complete the application and mail to the address provided.
Sponsored by Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital’, this program was established in 2014 to help students prepare for a career in massage therapy. Applicants must be currently enrolled in massage therapy school and submit a 200-word essay. Eight grants of $1,000 each were awarded in 2016; each winner’s school also received a $500 grant and $500 product package.
Whether you are just starting school, half way through, or a recent graduate, tell us in 200 words or less, “What being a successful massage therapist means to me.” Inspire us and others with your hopes and aspirations and you may be a recipient of a Successful Hands grant.” Applications must be received by October 15, 2017. Winners will be notified no later than December 1, 2017.
Student Case Report Contest
Case reports play an important role in scientific and professional literature. Writing a case report helps develop communication skills, critical thinking skills, and could contribute to future research and clinical practice.
Case Report Webinar Series
The Massage Therapy Foundation, in collaboration with Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), is pleased to bring you a free webinar series on writing a case report. This five-part series dissects the essential sections of a case report and demystifies the writing process, making it easy for you to write your own case report. In case you missed the original webinar viewing, the recordings are now available once a webinar has passed. Learn more about the free case report writing webinar series.
Another resource to check out is the following article published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. The article discusses the adaptation of the CARE guidelines for therapeutic massage and bodywork publications and the efforts to improve the impact of case reports. The piece also includes a detailed checklist of what components comprise a case report. Click here for the article.
For additional case report writing resources, visit the Student & Faculty Tools Resources section of our website.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Students submitting a report must do so prior to their graduation date.
Our 2018 Student Case Report Contest is now open. Please submit your materials by June 1, 2018.
- Article: Analytic study
- Article: Anatomy of a research article
- Article: Bias in research
- Article: Building Blocks of research
- Article: Collaborating with Cochrane
- Article: Conferences
- Article: Does the Massage Profession actually need research?
- Article: Ethical Implications of Research
- Article: Evidence-based practice in massage therapy
- Article: Google vs Google Scholar
- Article: How to Evaluate Resources
- Article: Levels of Evidence
- Article: Random Control Study
- Article: Research basics questions answered
- Article: Research Evidence
- Article: Structure of research article
- Article: Textbook Definitions in research
- Article: What Counts as Evidence in Evidence-based Practice?
- Case Report example
- Citation Formats
- Massage Therapy Foundation: How to connect with a Researcher e-book
- Evidence Based Practice research pyramid
- Article: Success Guidelines for Business
- Article: Practitioner’s Journey
- Article: Newsletter
- Resource: Business Entity Guidelines from RISE
- Resource: TWC Employment Status Guidelines
- Resource: Newsletter Sample
- Article: Ethically Speaking
- Article: Physician and Clinical Practitioners Sale of Supplements
- Article: Ethical Implications of Research
- Article: 3 steps for answering “Why do you want this job?”
- Article: 4 Pitfalls to avoid in answering “Why are you interested in this position?”
- Article: 5 questions hiring managers think during interviews
- Article: A simple formula for answering “Tell me about yourself”
- Article: Interviews
Case Reports and Research (Sponsored by Massage Therapy Foundation and Massage Warehouse)
Deadline June 1, 2017
- Case Report Client Informed Consent (Massage Foundation)
- Case Report Contest Checklist (Massage Foundation)
- Case Report Contest Info (Massage Foundation)
- Case Report Rubric (Massage Foundation)
- Case Report Contest Authorship pdf (Massage Foundation)
- Case Report Contest guidelines pdf (Massage Foundation)
- Case Report Contest examples past winners (Massage Foundation)
Examples of Successful Student Assignments
Aromatherapy Oils can be applied undiluted safely directly on the skin
Deep Tissue must be painful to be effective
- The Role of Research in Massage Therapy: Does Deep Tissue Massage Need to Be Painful to Be Effective? by Hayley Cline
Drinking water after a massage will flush toxins from the body
Fascia can be stretched by manual therapy to release adhesions
- Can fascia be stretched to release adhesions? by Megan Thornton
- “Can Fascia Be Stretched to Release Adhesions?” by Thomas Fonder
- “Fascia Can Be Stretched To Release Adhesions: by Amy Jorge
Ice should be used to reduce inflammation in the first 48 hours after injury
Ischemic compression for trigger point should be done as deep and hard as possible
Massage and/or body wraps can rid the body of cellulite
- “Is Massage Effective in Ridding the Body of Cellulite (Gynoid lipodystrophy)?” by Julieta Benavides
Massage can spread cancer and is always contra-indicated
- Massage Can Spread Cancer and is Always Contraindicated by Clare Landy
- Does Research Indicate that Massage Spreads Cancer Making it Contraindicated in All Cases? by Linda Lalewicz
- Massage Can Spread Cancer and is Always Contraindicated by Medea Taylor
Massage is safe for anyone with cancer 5 or more years after cancer treatment
- “Massage Treatment is Safe for Anyone with Cancer 5 or More Years after Treatment” by Melanie Gnauck
Massage releases toxins from the muscles
Massage stimulates an increase in the general circulation of the body
- “Massage Increases Circulation” by Ashton Bryant
- Massage Increases Circulation of the Body by Carlos Martinez
Pain following a workout is due to lactic acid build up and/or Massage flushes lactic acid from the muscle cells
- Does Massage Flush out Lactic Acid from Muscle Cells? by Alejandra Martinez
- Massage Therapy Flushes Lactic Acid from the Muscle Cells by David Brooks
- Does Massage Flush Lactic Acid from the Muscle cells? by Josh Ledoux
- Pain Following a workout is due to Lactic Acid Build-up by Morgan Morrison
You must always massage the abdomen in a clockwise direction
You must always massage toward the heart
You should not massage the feet and ankles of a pregnant woman
- You Should Not Massage The Feet and Ankles of Pregnant Women-Truth or Myth” by Leslie Stephens
- Contraindications for foot and ankle massage during pregnancy by Sandra Dryden
Article Blog Report
- 3 Ways to Set Yourself up for Success by Katie Sachs
- Ethics of Working with Clients in Chronic Pain by Thomas Fonder
- Massage for Dogs: Legal and Marketing Considerations by Jessica Leavens
- To Bill or Not to Bill by Charlene Smith
- Case study: Fibromyalgia by Medea Taylor
- Case study: Fibromyalgia by Morgan Morrison
- Case study: Fibromyalgia/Sjogren’s Syndrome by Thomas Fonder
- Case study: Foot Pain After Running But Not During by Sean Ahmadi
- Case Study: Left Ankle Sprain by Angela Hodges
- Case study: Limited ROM and stiffness of neck by Daniel Krenzelok
- Case Study: Massage to treat chronic tension headaches by Diana Haggerty
- Case study: Pain in neck, upper back and shoulders with forward Head Posture by Julieta Benavides
- Case Study: Scoliosis and Kyphosis by Ali Kirby
- Case study: Tight neck muscles by Leslie Stephens
- Case study: Tight shoulder with many “knots” by Brenda Woudenberg