5 Misconceptions About Massage Therapy

Do you want to help heal others through the power of massage therapy? At Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage, our licensed massage therapist program is designed to help you join this growing field. Though massage therapy has existed for thousands of years, there are still some common misconceptions about massage. So before you take the next step to begin your massage therapy education, let’s bust some myths!

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Promoting the Profession

Our alumni provide such quality service that many of their clients begin their own pursuit of a career in massage therapy!
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How to Stay Healthy as a Massage Therapist

It’s no secret that we should always be practicing good hygiene but as we continue to receive daily updates on the COVID-19 outbreak, focus on sanitation has never been more important. With social distancing helping stop the curve, massage therapists may be wondering how they can best prepare to do their job in the safest way possible. After all, massage therapy is a job that requires close contact.

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Our Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

One of the top priorities of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage is and always has been the health and safety of our students, clients, our staff and the entire community.

As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to persist within our community and the guidance from the state and federal governments is updated on an ongoing basis, we want to reassure our OSTM Family that we are actively monitoring the situation and supporting efforts of health and safety through social distancing and providing our current students distance learning opportunities for the lecture portion of their program. To abide by New York States mandates on school closures and to do our part to assist social distancing efforts, our physical locations are closed until May 15, 2020.
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Chronic Pain: How Massage Therapy Can Help With Pain Management

Massage therapy is often thought of as one of the best ways to relax. But, did you know it can do more than just be a form of relaxation? Massage therapy can be a great way to help those suffering from chronic pain. Keep reading to learn how massage therapy can act as a natural alternative to pain treatment!
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Student of the Month: Jacob Eich

It’s time to once again recognize one of our amazing students! This month, we’d like to congratulate Jacob Eich for being our Student of the Month at our Syracuse location. We’ve loved having the opportunity to see Jacob develop skills in an industry that he’s so passionate about. Read more to learn about Jacob and why he decided to begin an education in massage therapy!
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Student of the Month: Jamie Francis

We are excited to congratulate Jamie Francis on being our Student of the Month for November! Her positivity and professionalism are just some of the reasons why she’s become an amazing addition to our campus. Read more about her to find out why she switched to massage therapy after working in the same job for 18 years and what her plans are for a career in the massage industry!
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How Massage Therapy Can Help With Fibromyalgia

Massage therapy is well-known for helping people with relaxation, but it’s also a great therapeutic treatment for a variety of health conditions. Fibromyalgia is a great example of this! While massage therapy is a good way to care for multiple chronic pains, the lack of medication to treat fibromyalgia means that this is an especially important disorder for massage therapists to know about. Read more to learn about fibromyalgia and how massage therapy can help!
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Student of the Month: Tyrone Kelly Jr.

Passionate about massage? So are the students at Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage (OSTM), and they are shaping their futures with it. Our student of the month at our Rochester location is Tyrone Kelly Jr. and we are excited to share his story. Learn more about Tyrone’s story and how he is following his passion for massage.
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Student of the Month: Jasmin Rodgers

At Onondaga School for Therapeutic Massage (OSTM), we’re proud of our students and their incredible dedication to their education. We love watching them grow in something they’re passionate about and their positive attitudes make all the difference. Every month, we take the time to highlight one of our students to show them how much we appreciate their hard work. Our September student of the month for our Syracuse location is Jasmin Rodgers. Read our blog to find out more about her and why she’s an amazing student at our school!
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