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I previously posted about becoming a massage therapist with self harm scars. Today, I went for a day long introductory session at college. The people running the course were amazing, and they treated my skin just like everyone else.

Some of the students were afraid they’d hurt me, but at the end of the session everyone in the room had touched my scars and massaged me.

It made me feel so free. People are always so scared to touch me, but my scars are just part of my skin. They feel no different.

Sorry, I don’t know if it is appropriate to share this here, but I feel so excited now to begin my training as a massage therapist.

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Hi all.

Just got a massage today, first time at a spa. When I was laying on my stomach I experienced the table kind of pressing on the front of my throat (i.e. Adam’s Apple) and it was uncomfortable but I didn’t really know how to fix that. I would have said something but I didn’t know what to suggest and didn’t want to ruin the moment if it was going to take a while to figure out. I tried shifting my head a bit but it didn’t really work.

Also afterward I got a bit of a headache. Is that normal/common? Or perhaps unrelated?

Looking forward to going back, I just want to know what to tell/ask for from the therapist next time. Thanks.

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Reddit - Massage by /u/astoradota - 2d ago

Hi. I’m started to get massage every fortnight to treat myself as i work long hard hrs as concreter so a lot of labor. Most my pains are shoulders, back, legs, feet. I want to know what specific massage could be best for me and if casual chatting with masseuse is okay as i feel just talking about my day will release stress.

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Any advice for me gratefully appreciated.

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I had my first traditional Chinese massage this afternoon and the man worked on my back a long time and while I did have a lot of knots, I think he went too “deep”. It hurt during the massage, immediately after, and in tbd last hour the pain is getting increasingly worse! And I just started a medicine that can’t be taken with any NSAID’s....any advice? Please. Should I put heat or ice?

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Hello all!

I'm in highschool currently but I'm planning on taking a Massage Theraph course in May to become a RMT . I'm really excited and I really want to do good in the program.

I was wondering if any RMT out there could give me an idea of something I could try to learn or study on my own in order to prepare myself or be ahead of the game for my RMT course.

Should I try to learn anatomy? All the muscles in the body? What's something important I could get a head start on?

Thanks so much!:)

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I am wondering how to find a legitimate massage place? All of the places around me seem sketchy, where the open sign is still lit up late at night, and I’ve heard from local businesses right next to them that they are sketchy. A few prostitution rings have been busted up that owned a lot of massage places. I’ve never had a massage and I don’t want part of any of what goes on at those “other” places

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Hi guys! I Have a couple of questions I was hoping you guys might have some answers for. I’ve looked online but am looking for some personal experiences.

I’m currently finishing massage therapy school in Newfoundland in July and writing the MCQ and OSCE in August but once I write those I’m moving to Ontario. Both provinces are registered for massage therapy so I’m wondering if anyone has any experience on how long it takes to switch registration from one province to another?

I also read on the CMTO website that I can do a 60 question MCQ type exam or do a 4 week e-course before I can apply for registration with the CMTO. Does anyone have experience with either of these? I’m planning to do the exam since it will be quicker.

Basically just wondering about the logistics of moving provinces and registration and to hear your experiences with it all!!

Thank you!

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Hello fellow massage therapists, I have been working in a nice little spa located in a inn for the past 6 months. I love my job, but they just announced that we are going to start offering guests inn room massages and pool side treatments. I may be a little paranoid, but I'm nervous to go in guest's rooms by myself to do massage. Would any of you mind sharing your experiences or thoughts on this?

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