9.29.2009

Relax and Save on Your Next Massage!

Take some deserved "me" time by scheduling your next WellSpring massage today! Call by Friday, Oct. 9th to book an appointment at the KC campus and you'll save $5.00 on any weekday morning or afternoon massage.

That means...
  • A 30-minute massage is $15.00
  • A 50-minute massage is $25.00
  • A 90-minute massage is $45.00
What a deal! Be sure to mention this post to receive the discount.

Call 816-361-7733 to reserve your spot today!

9.28.2009

The Cure for Leg Cramps

Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just spent the whole day on your feet, leg cramps plague everyone at least one time or another. While a quick massage to the cramp or stretch always helps to reduce pain immediately, what else can you do to treat and prevent them? Well the first step to curing leg cramps is understanding them...

Read on to understand learn cramps and learn how to treat them.

Photo courtesy of NaturalBlu on Flickr.

9.23.2009

Get Your Paper Recycling On!

New news on the Go Green MTTI-WellSpring front—we now have paper recycling in the classrooms, student lounge and staff areas! The special green bins with the Go Green logo are to be used for only paper recycling, so please do not place any other trash or items in them.

Going green is a team effort by all WellSpring students, faculty and staff, so please use the bins appropriately. And because this is a new program for the school, do let an instructor, staff member or front-desk staff person know if a bin is full and hasn't been emptied in a timely manner. Thanks for your support! We're really making a difference!

For more on WellSpring's Go Green efforts, click here.

Photo courtesy of D'Arcy Norman on Flickr.

9.21.2009

How Nutritious Is Your Food?

With all the different kinds of brands, packaging and products out there, sometimes it's hard to tell what is the healthiest choice when navigating the grocery-store shelves. That's why NuVal created a nutritional scoring system for common foods, such as yogurt, cereal, crackers, vegetables, cheese and more. For example, did you know that calorie-for-calorie, kiwi is healthier than mango? The results are totally fascinating!

To see the scores for yourself, click here.

Photo courtesy of David Prior on Flickr.

9.17.2009

Happy Constitution Day!

Today is Constitution Day and what better way to celebrate than with some fun facts about U.S. Constitution!
  • The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world.
  • Of the spelling errors in the Constitution, “Pensylvania” above the signers’ names is probably the most glaring.
  • Thomas Jefferson did not sign the Constitution. He was in France during the Convention, where he served as the U.S. minister. John Adams was serving as the U.S. minister to Great Britain during the Constitutional Convention and did not attend either.
  • The Constitution was “penned” by Jacob Shallus, A Pennsylvania General Assembly clerk, for $30 ($661 today).
  • Since 1952, the Constitution has been on display in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Currently, all four pages are displayed behind protective glass framed with titanium. To preserve the parchment’s quality, the cases contain argon gas and are kept at 67 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 40 percent.
  • Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17, the anniversary of the day the framers signed the document.
  • James Madison, “the father of the Constitution,” was the first to arrive in Philadelphia for the Constitutional Convention. He arrived in February, three months before the convention began, bearing the blueprint for the new Constitution.
  • Of the 42 delegates who attended most of the meetings, 39 actually signed the Constitution. Edmund Randolph and George Mason of Virginia and Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts refused to sign due in part to the lack of a bill of rights. When it came time for the states to ratify the Constitution, the lack of any bill of rights was the primary sticking point.
  • The Great Compromise saved the Constitutional Convention, and, probably, the Union. Authored by Connecticut delegate Roger Sherman, it called for proportional representation in the House, and one representative per state in the Senate (this was later changed to two). The compromise passed 5-to-4, with one state, Massachusetts, “divided.”
  • Patrick Henry was elected as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, but declined, because he “smelt a rat.”
  • Because of his poor health, Benjamin Franklin needed help to sign the Constitution. As he did so, tears streamed down his face.
  • Gouverneur Morris was largely responsible for the “wording” of the Constitution, although there was a Committee of Style formed in September 1787.
  • The oldest person to sign the Constitution was Benjamin Franklin (81). The youngest was Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey (26).
  • When the Constitution was signed, the United States’ population was 4 million. It is now more than 300 million. Philadelphia was the nation’s largest city, with 40,000 inhabitants.
  • A proclamation by President George Washington and a congressional resolution established the first national Thanksgiving Day on November 26, 1789. The reason for the holiday was to give “thanks” for the new Constitution.
For more of these fun facts, click here.

Photo courtesy of David Paul Ohmer on Flickr.

9.14.2009

New Type of Massage Offered in the Student Clinic

For a limited time only, the MTTI-WellSpring Student Massage Clinic will offer Structural Integration Sessions. These 60-minute sessions are just $30 and focus on a particular area or two of the body that needs therapeutic work.

They're perfect for those with:
-Carpal Tunnel
-Chronic pain and headaches
-Back pain and scoliosis
-Sports injuries and rehabilitation
-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia
-Head trauma and neurological problems
-TMJ
-Spasms and restriction of motion

Structural Integration sessions are offered at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Afternoon sessions are scheduled for 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Evening sessions are at 5:45 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

These sessions will only be offered on a limited basis, so book your appointment now at 816-361-7733!

9.10.2009

September Pulse Posted

Wanted the latest news and events from MTTI-WellSpring. Check out the September issue of The Pulse for the 411 on school news and policy, tips to go green, ways to prevent the spread of the flu virus, student events, new continuing education classes and how to get a free massage if you're a grad...

9.08.2009

Taking the NCE Soon?

Every five years NCBTMB, the group who conducts the NCE, conducts a comprehensive job task analysis (JTA) to ensure its exams continue to address the most current standards in the field. The most recent JTA report called on the expertise of more than 4,000 massage professionals. Based on this industry input, NCBTMB updated its exams to reflect today’s job and performance competencies. The change didn't require a change in curriculum or program hours, be wanted you all to be aware!

For more information on the changes, click here.

9.04.2009

Stopping Germs at Home, Work and School

Now that flu season is upon us, MTTI-WellSpring recommends that all of its students, faculty and staff practice good hygiene, get plenty of rest, eat nutritious foods and take care of themselves! (They should do this all of the time, but it's especially important now!)

To read about how germs spread and what you can do to prevent the flu at home, work and school, click here for the full article from the CDC.

Photo courtesy of aka Kath on Flickr.