Aromatherapy & Massage

Categories: Massage Therapy

The Power of Aromatherapy in Conjunction with Massage. Many cultures throughout history have been known to use aromatic plants for healing purposes. Popularized in the 1980s and 1990s, aromatherapy in conjunction with Massage Therapy has become increasingly mainstream in the spa industry. Aromatherapy is a powerful complement to traditional massage; the concentrated essential oils from specific plant materials encourage healing by relaxing and improving the mood of the patient. During a massage, therapeutic oils may be administered directly to the skin, or indirectly using various techniques. Many Massage Therapists simply use aromatherapy burners to create a relaxing, scented atmosphere for the patient while performing the massage. Aromatherapy burners are typically small ceramic devices that include aromatherapy crystal stones – the essential oils are poured into the burner with a candle placed below, releasing a fragrant scent to enhance the massage treatment. It is important for Massage Therapists with an interest…

Which Allied Health Program is Right for You?

Categories: Uncategorized

When you decide to pursue a career in allied health, you will find a wide selection of opportunities in this field. When you first begin your research, the number of career options may seem overwhelming. Keep these helpful tips in mind to narrow your search and find the allied health program that is just right for you. Hone in on your strengths and weaknesses. Are you a people person? Are you compassionate, understanding, and good at dealing with difficult situations? Or are you happier working independently, in back-office roles? Depending on your personality, you may be suited for a hands-on job that requires empathy and strong customer service skills, like a Medical Assistant or other positions that require working with patients. Or, you may be better suited for a behind-the-scenes job, like working with medical records as a Health Information Technician. Consider the big picture. Many entry-level allied health jobs…

Tips for Finding the Right Clinical Externship for You

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Careers in the healthcare field are among the list of growing occupations in the United States. As many of those who have enrolled in a health training program or have researched training programs in their search for a new career know, many such programs require an externship as part of your hands-on training. When it comes time to take the next step in your education and find a clinical externship to help you gain some real-world experience before diving into the job market, be sure to keep these helpful tips in mind: Research and learn about the various externship requirements. How many hours will you need to complete? Is the externship a full-time, forty-hour-per-week experience? Finding the answers to these questions up front will help you be prepared to make arrangements prior to going out on externship, leading to a successful and less stressful transition. Talk to your Career Services…

Lecture & Lab: Why Good Training Programs Incorporate Both

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With so many different allied health training programs for aspiring healthcare professionals to choose from, it’s important to do your research and make an informed decision about which program provides the best mix of traditional classroom time and hands-on learning. Quality training programs will incorporate learning in both a classroom and a laboratory environment in order to present the material in a variety of settings and formats, and allow for a richer, more complete educational experience. The most effective instructors teach through an interactive and participatory approach, which facilitates student interaction and keeps students engaged. While lectures are a critical component of any healthcare training program, labs and clinical courses are also important. Learning activities performed in a lab setting help students learn with participatory problem-solving exercises, presentations, and hands-on experiences that engage their senses. They also prepare students for real-world scenarios they may face on the job. If you…

Career Paths: Options for Health Information Grads

Categories: Medical Billing and Coding

With a projected 21% growth from 2010 to 2020 in the number of Health Information Specialists according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are opportunities for new graduates who are interested in this line of work. Now is a great time to get started on your career in this field. Health Information Specialists are responsible for managing and organizing patient health data content along with updating patient records with health-related information, including diagnoses and medical insurance claim documents. Once you graduate from a Health Information program, the skills you will have acquired during your training will prepare you for a career in a hospital, physician’s office, clinic, or other medical facility. Career paths for Health Information Technology grads include: Medical Office Specialist – Responsible for a variety of administrative and patient care tasks that vary depending on the office size and nature of the practice. Data Analyst – Work…