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Aaron Harris Featured in the AMTA Journal Summer 2021

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I’m pleased to announce that I was a featured interview subject in the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Summer 2021 edition of the Massage Therapy Journal. This periodical is sent out nation-wide to AMTA members, mostly massage therapists, chiropractors, and other bodywork specialists.

The article, “On the Go,” discusses how mobile massage therapists can unlock novel revenue streams, increased flexibility, and new opportunities to have a meaningful impact.

Following are some of the key quotes from the article:

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On the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Stay-at-Home economy:

“Business has definitely slowed down, but things have actually been pretty good still,” says mobile massage therapist Aaron Harris, CMT, of Kansas City, Missouri. “Because of the pandemic, people are changing their habits. They’re getting food and groceries delivered, so now they’re asking themselves, ‘What else can show up at my door?’ Instead of running down the street to a nearby massage therapy location, they’re jumping online and looking for massage therapists who will come to their home.” 

– “On the Go” Matt Alderton, May 1 2021 AMTA Massage Therapy Journal Summer 2021

On the types of clients who can benefit from mobile massage therapy:

Lymphatic drainage massage is great for oncology patients because it relieves a lot of pain,” observes Harris, who often does outcalls for clients with cancer

– “On the Go” Matt Alderton, May 1 2021 AMTA Massage Therapy Journal Summer 2021

“Personally, I’ve worked with a lot of clients who have ALS, many of whom have limited ability to move and function outside their home,” Harris says. “Having me help them with their range of motion where they’ve lost some motor function has been super advantageous for them.” 

– “On the Go” Matt Alderton, May 1 2021 AMTA Massage Therapy Journal Summer 2021

“Mobile massage is great for pregnant women because a lot of them just don’t feel like traveling to a massage therapy location, and they often are more comfortable using their own linens and pillows,” says Harris, who sees both pre- and postnatal clients in their homes. “With postnatal, self-care is very important because you’re carrying a baby around all day and probably not getting enough sleep and exercise. But you’ve got a newborn at home, and that can make it hard to get out for a massage. If I can come to you while the baby’s down for a nap, that’s very helpful.” 

– “On the Go” Matt Alderton, May 1 2021 AMTA Massage Therapy Journal Summer 2021

Many thanks to Matt Alderton for the pleasant conversation and the resulting article!

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