What Have I Learned?

Every 2 years we must renew our massage and bodywork licenses. There are multiple requirements for renewal, including 24 hours of continuing education. 2013 is the year our licenses are up for renewal and the board just started allowing renewal applications (it’s not due till November.) However, I (Jessica) decided to go ahead and apply for renewal to get it out of the way.

Anyway, in the process of applying for renewal I had to detail all of my continuing education for the past 2 years. Most continuing education gives a provider more information and tools to use in their practice. Some large courses actually train you to become specialized in a specific area or modality. Faith and I did that during the last renewal period when we did our training with Ralph Smith in Medical Massage. I didn’t chose specialization this time. But, I thought our clients enjoy reading the courses I took for my CEUs.

Medical massage graduate forum focusing on the sacrum and SI joint

Massage and manual therapy for hip pain

Therapeutic reflexology to relieve headache and back pain

Ethics and professionalism

Effective prevention and treatment of running injuries

These courses don’t qualify me as an expert in any of those areas, but it gives me more knowledge along with techniques to use in the treatment room. I also had college level courses that would have been usable for continuing education: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Pathophysiology. However, I had enough hours from my regular massage courses and seminars.

Faith hasn’t done her renewal application yet, so she hasn’t compiled her list of continuing ed yet. I’m definitely on the early side of things 🙂

Announcement For Endless Summer Canine Massage

Since the beginning Jessica has seen the occasional canine client as a part of her massage practice. Today, she passed on this announcement to the human companions of her canine clients past and present, and we thought we should share it here as well. Here is her announcement:

After much thought, in preparation for nursing school I’ve decided to “close down” the animal side of my business. In reality, I’m still going to see the pups I already see and I’ll make space for referrals that make their way to me… I’m just going to change my business presence to focus only on my human clients and I’ll no longer actively seek canine clients. The reason is that my future work goals relate to human focused work and I feel like now is a good time to make that transition.

Animals will always have my heart and I love to work with them, but the sessions I do will be the select group I already have most likely.

All of the massages I’ve given have been amazing, I truly love all my critter friends. And if there is a need still available, I’m here and happy to give a session – just let me know!

Best Wishes – Jessica