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Real-life tips from Pacific College Alumna and Founder/President of Pink Image Breast Thermography Clinic Wendy Sellens, LAc
Congratulations, you’ve graduated! You have your acupuncture and/or massage license, and you’re ready to start your private practice. Looking at the monetary costs can be overwhelming, but don’t be discouraged; it can be done. My first and most important suggestion to any practitioner starting out is to consider renting a room and building a patient base before investing thousands into your own clinic space. My partner and I rented space for two and a half years on the street where we wanted to build our clinic before investing in our own clinic. With that in mind, here are my “Getting Started” suggestions for building your practice on a budget.
SAN DIEGO, CA (June 24, 2013) -- Pacific College supervisors and interns will be supporting the veteran community by donating their time and holistic healing talents during this year’s 26th Annual Stand Down event, July 12-14, 2013.
Veterans will be able to come by and receive free acupuncture and massage treatments from Pacific College representatives, during the following times:
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a major multi-tasker. This powerful liquid can improve your health from the inside out, from digestive improvements to skin and hair growth.
There are numerous advantages to taking a daily small dose of ACV. What’s more, this natural remedy can work wonders on your home, pets, and cooking as well! Find out what your new “apple a day” might do for you below!
Are you interested in becoming a massage therapist? Massage is a sought-after form of relaxation and is often thought to be a luxury. At Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), we teach more than massage for relaxation. We know that massage is good for the body as well as the mind. With our ancient Asian Bodywork healing techniques, we know that massage can improve many health issues. From injury rehabilitation to oncology and cancer treatments, massage can be a powerful form of healing.
Massage therapists are naturally nurturing, intuitive individuals. They dedicate their careers to helping others release pain and get their bodies back into balance. However, if a massage therapist doesn’t take great care to avoid it, they may be on a path toward the opposite effect on their own health.
Remember, you best serve your clients by putting yourself first. It’s hard to give a great treatment if you feel run down or have aches of your own. Hours of performing massage therapy can take a toll on the body. Prevent injury or weariness by following these simple steps:
A recent fad has been sweeping the country: ionic foot detoxes. You may not recognize the name, but you probably have seen the infomercials about foot patches or foot baths that pull all the toxins out of your body through your feet, leaving you with a patch or bath full of brown liquid (aka the toxins). But is it all just a scam? Or is there actual scientific proof to support these claims?
I decided to try it out for myself with Pacific College Alumna and Oncology Specialist Christine Adamo, LAc, and see for myself what the scoop is all about. Christine is a supporter of “true” ionic detoxes and uses them in her practice, particularly with her cancer patients to help with the side effects of chemotherapy.
If you’re a practicing massage therapist, you probably have your hands full (no pun intended!). You have your website up, your business cards created, and you might even be on social media. Many practitioners ask the question “To blog or not to blog?”. The answer might surprise you. If you can’t commit the time to update a blog at least a couple times a month, it might be better to let the blogging train pass. When blogs go quite for long periods of time it can reflect poorly on your business. That being said, it should also be noted that for a blog to be successful, it’s not necessary to write a post every day, or even every week. When content is well-written and unique, it can be an excellent way to build awareness of your practice and help optimize your search engine rankings.
Posts should be engaging and informative. If you can build enough quality content, readers will look forward to your posts even if they are infrequent. So, what makes a great massage blog? What will keep readers engaged and give them the urge to return to your site (and your practice)?