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13 Απρ

Til Luchau’s Advanced Myofascial Techniques

He has worked in manual therapy, post-secondary education and somatic psychology, as well as organizational and leadership development. He wrote the August 2018 cover story for MASSAGE Magazine, on his Advanced Myofascial Techniques. He became certified in massage at the Esalen Institute and is a Certified Advanced Rolfer® and a former Rolf Institute instructor. […]

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13 Απρ

How is Manual Lymphatic Drainage Different from Swedish Massage?

Manual lymphatic drainage (aka lymphatic drainage) is a light-touch modality that is applied to reduce swelling of the face or body through specialized skills, techniques and practices. It is often applied by massage therapists despite being quite different from massage. In Swedish massage, clients can request work almost anywhere they wish, in any order […]

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12 Απρ

Improve Your Sleep by Syncing Up With Circadian Rhythm

Our ancestors woke as the sun emerged on the horizon and birdsong greeted the day, and retired to shelter as dusk changed the sky from blue to grey, sleeping as darkness fell. They lived in sync with their circadian rhythm, which oversees the wake/rest/sleep cycle, along with other bodily functions. Today, the sun, stars […]

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10 Απρ

Remote Reiki: The Hands-Off Alternative

The word Reiki is Japanese, meaning “guided life force energy.” Life force energy makes up our thoughts, consciousness and emotions. Reiki exists in every living thing—plant, animal and human. In Japanese, ki is the word for this energy. Our own ki can become imbalanced due to stress, pain, illness, or negative emotions such as anger, frustration, anxiety, sorrow, hopelessness, […]

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8 Απρ

We’re keeping some essential treatments open during lockdown

Updated 1pm, 15/03/2021 The current national lockdown means we’ve suspended most of our services once more in line with the latest guidance. As with the November lockdown, you can still book some essential at-home services with a few conditions, outlined below. We’re keeping essential massage, osteopathy, physiotherapy and outdoor fitness open You can still book […]

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8 Απρ

The best massage for a better night’s sleep

If you’ve ever found yourself staring at the ceiling at 3am, you’ll know all too well that your body and mind can sometimes do battle with each other. Your body might feel weighty with exhaustion, but your mind? Wide awake, fixed on how tired you’ll be if you don’t get at least another two hours’ […]

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8 Απρ

Eight science-backed ways to beat the January blues in 2021

Whether or not you believe in the idea of Blue Monday – the day said to be the most depressing of the year according to a 2004 PR stunt –  it’s fair to say this January feels harder than most.  In the UK, we’ve endured a lot over the past 12 months. With an unusual […]

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8 Απρ

Our Covid-19 safety measures – Urban Blog

Updated 12:27, 6/1/2020 We’re still running essential treatments during lockdown We’ve suspended most of our services in the UK for now, but you can still book certain massage treatments, osteopathy and physiotherapy as essential services to help support your physical health during lockdown. Socially-distanced outdoor fitness is available as usual, too.  Read our full official […]

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8 Απρ

Barber + Blow’s guide to the perfect DIY blow dry

While salons stay closed, we chatted with Barber + Blow co-founder Benjamin May to pick up some at-home haircare tips. Here’s his guide to the perfect at-home blow dry: What you’ll need A hair dryer (of course) A comb A hairbrush (best to use one that’s not too narrow) A towel Shampoo Conditioner Hair styling cream […]

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8 Απρ

Three sleeping positions to help with back pain

A guest blog post for World Sleep Day from our friends at Live Healthily. You’ve probably heard it over and over again, but getting enough sleep is one of the best things you can do for your body. However, if you have poor posture while you sleep, it’s possible to end up with back pain – […]

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8 Απρ

How we’re making Urban a safer place

Urban is a platform for self-employed practitioners to offer their services to customers seeking professional wellbeing services. We’re committed to making that platform a safe and trusted place for everyone that uses it, both for booking treatments at home and for delivering wellness services. Here’s a reminder of our existing policies as well as an […]

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8 Απρ

How to improve your posture with Pilates

Feeling sore and slumped from working from home? Pilates teacher and friend of Urban Lotty Somers is here to help with 10 exercises to improve your posture. Joseph Pilates famously once said “You’re only as young as your spine is flexible”. When we think of ‘ideal posture’ in Pilates, we are looking for the spine […]

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8 Απρ

Why One-Size-Fits-All Never Works for Massage

Because each massage client is unique, we can never have a one-size-fits-all approach to our work. Regardless of what some continuing education instructors claim, no one modality aids everyone. This is why the ability for massage therapists to create treatment plans for clientele is fundamental to success. In my private practice in Tempe, Arizona, […]

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8 Απρ

An Interview with Massage Therapy Found. President Robin B. Anderson

New Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) President Robin Anderson discusses the MTF’s current and future plans for projects that will support the massage therapy industry and its practitioners. Robin B. Anderson, MEd, LMT, BCTMB, CEAS, is the Massage Therapy Foundation’s (MTF) new president, taking over from Douglas Nelson, LMT, BCTMB, CNMT. Her term begins April […]

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8 Απρ

The Self-Employed MT’s Guide to Getting Health Insurance

If you are like many massage therapists, you are self-employed and you love it—but what if you become injured? As a massage therapist, you make your own schedule, set your own hours and—the best part—help clients get past pain and stress. But, as a self-employed individual, what are you doing about health insurance for […]

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8 Απρ

Congress Passes Extension for PPP Relief for Beauty Professionals and a Second Draw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — BREAKING Financial Relief to Beauty Professionals Extended to May 31, 2021 April 1, 2021 — Sacramento, CA — The Professional Beauty Federation (PBFC) is pleased to announce that Congress has passed a two-month extension of the PPP relief program from March 31 to May 31, 2021, which the President just […]

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8 Απρ

Irene Smith, Hospice Massage Educator: 1946–2021

Irene Smith, CMP, an educator and developer of hospice massage and touch for HIV/AIDS patients, died the evening of April 4 at the age of 75. The case of death was cancer. Her death was announced by assistant Trish Crawley on Smith’s Facebook page. Irene Smith Smith founded Everflowing in 2001, an organization dedicated […]

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8 Απρ

Insider Tips on How to Build Your Massage Business with Pamela Heavner

Enjoy the Insider Tips on How to Build Your Massage Business webinar. Webinar Transcription Karen: Hello and welcome to Insider Tips on How to Build your Massage Business, a webinar presented by CBD Clinic and MASSAGE Magazine. I’m Karen Menehan, the editor of MASSAGE Magazine, and I’m joined today by licensed massage therapist Pamela […]

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8 Απρ

BIOTONE Announces Second Quarter EDU-TALK SERIES Speaker Lineup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Second Quarter Kicks Off with a Look at the Connection Between Anxiety and Shortness of Breath San Diego, Calif.  – March 25, 2021 – BIOTONE Professional Massage and Spa products and BIOTONE Edu-Partner program today announced the speaker lineup for the second quarter 2021 EDU-TALK Series via Zoom meetings. The first […]

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8 Απρ

What is the CranioSacral Still Point?

The CranioSacral still point refers to a gradual slowing down and eventual waning away of the craniosacral rhythm (CSR). The CSR is an inherent rhythmic motion therapists palpate to assess overall health of the craniosacral system and a client’s well-being. It is widely believed that the CSR reflects the production and reabsorption phases of […]

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