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I love my career path. Through chair massage at the South Seminole Farm and Nursery, we educated the community about medical massage and raised nearly $200 for Christian Help--a local charity known for successfully preventing homelessness! The highlight of the fundraiser was the lady w pain preventing her from standing straight. After massage, she walked upright and announced to a staffer, "I'm 50% better! I get massage regularly, but that was different! Wow; this much relief in 15 minutes!" The staffer explained, "The difference is that therapist has advanced training in medical massage. " The difference between medical massage and therapeutic massage is like comparing a general broadcast that maybe brings relief as opposed to targeted precision similar to laser guidance. Medical massage is clinically tested protocols that target root causes. Being a licensed massage therapist with medical training rocks! When I posted the above description on LMT Facebook groups, it generated a discussion about what is medical massage vs therapeutic massage. A few therapists are inquiring, I directed them to this website. Maybe you'll soon see them in your classes! BTW, the lady experiencing such great results from the chair massage presented with severe, scoliosis. I have recently been learning SOM protocol for scoliosis, so I modified it for the chair working mostly lumbar and added some upper glut tx. Imagine what she will realized once she gets full scoliosis protocol and learns self care! I have been in touch with her since the event. She claimed that the release continued to more than 50%. But, after doing hard labor with landscaping project, she returned to sever pain and says she has no choice but to continue the hard labor for several weeks. What I wonder is whether she is putting herself at risk for going more fully into a state of no return!!! Any ideas on that and how to present that concept to her?