More therapists are getting online and I think that’s a great thing. When I first became a massage student there weren’t many online resources. Add that many massage therapists first entered the field because they didn’t want to deal with technology and you see why it took a while for this field to start getting its share of the web. Now we’re using the internet as a tool. It allows us to learn things, network ourselves inexpensively through social media, and there are many online programs that help us handle communication, scheduling, and documentation.
I wish I had found a good forum when I was a student. I don’t know if I would’ve posted. I probably would just sit back and read all the posts. It’s nice to hear what other therapists and students experience, struggled with, and how they overcame their mistakes. My favorite massage forum is http://bodyworkonline.com/forum/
This forum has a simple layout that is easy to navigate. Most members are very welcoming and you can read the occasional debate. The posts are also geared toward the professional massage therapist or student. There is a section for clients to ask therapists questions. Too many other massage forums are unprofessional or they simply do not have the number of therapists needed to keep it going. This forum has been around for some time and I even like the layout more than my association’s forum.
Even if you never post please visit as it is a great way to learn more about the field without costing you anything. Now with facebook groups therapists are not posting here as often, but if you’re willing to dig through past posts you’ll find a lot of information.