Massage Can Help with Diabetes Conditions

Almost 8 percent of the population suffers from diabetes. And of those 23.6 million diabetics, many of them also suffer from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. While PAD can be dangerous, recent research shows that connective-tissue massage improves blood circulation in the lower limbs of Type-2 diabetic patients, and may be useful to slow the progression of peripheral arterial disease. How cool is that?

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MTTI-WellSpring Gives Back

To celebrate the season, MTTI-WellSpring has partnered with Whole Foods to give back to the Kansas City and wellness community. A BIG thanks to Jena Hudson and Jeffrey Davison who spearheaded the donation!

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May you all have a healthy, safe and enjoyable holiday season!

-From the MTTI-WellSpring Staff & Faculty


Interesting Video on Soda...

Most of us are well aware that soda and carbonated beverages aren't the healthiest choice when it comes to hydration. (Water rules!) But just how acidic and bad are they? In the interesting video below, you see the effect that a can of coke has on an egg over the course of a year. Pretty interesting!

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Photo courtesy of Dano on Flickr.

Instructor Touts Value of Continuing Education on Massage Magazine

First it was MTTI-WellSpring instructor Kristin Phillips Lennard and now instructor Kevin Deal has been featured in Massage Magazine!

In the article, Kevin explains the importance of always staying educated through reading industry publications and taking hands-on classes to refine your skills and follow trends. Solid advice!

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More Trading Their Jobs for a Rewarding Career in Massage Therapy

Life is too short to not do what you love. And in times like these when many have lost their jobs, going back to school is the perfect way to turn a bad situation into a life-changing endeavor. In fact, according to a recent article by
CNNMoney.com, 21 percent of workers plan to go back to school to obtain a formal degree, certification or other training. One such featured worker was laid off from her job in manufacturing and went back to school to have a successful and rewarding career as a massage therapist.

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If you're ready to change your career--and life--give us a call today at 816-523-9140 ext. 114 or check out www.mtti.net. We're here to help you do what you love!


WellSpring | MTTI Honors Kansas Audio-Reader Network as Academic Partner of the Year

Last week, WellSpring | MTTI awarded Kansas Audio-Reader Network with its first-annual Academic Partner of the Year award for its work with a Lawrence massage therapy student. A big thank you and congrats to Audio Reader for all of their work!

Read more about the award in this story by The Oread, a University of Kansas publication.


How Sitting Is Hurting Your Health

Over the years, Americans have become more and more sedentary. Most of us work in front of a computer all day, eat lunch at our desks and then go home to relax in front of the TV. While we all know how beneficial regular workouts can be, new research says that hitting the gym may not be enough. In fact, it may be the act of sitting that is the most detrimental to our health and wellness.


Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2010

Each year, ACE Fitness puts out their list of the top ten fitness trends to come in the New Year. For 2010, they're calling for a number of fun new trends, including group personal training, specialty exercise classes such as Zumba, exergaming (think video games met stationary bike) and more!

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Photo courtesy of Cimm on Flickr.


MTTI-WellSpring Welcomes MINH and BMSI Students

Two massage therapy education schools in the Kansas City area recently closed: BMSI and Midwest Institute of Natural Healing (MINH). The massage therapy industry is a small, tight-knit community, so the staff and faculty at MTTI-WellSpring was saddened to hear of these closings and to hear of students who were not able to complete their education.

While MTTI-WellSpring is working diligently to get MINH students the education they need here at the Kansas City campus, the school also welcomes any and all former BMSI students. Whether it be for our full massage therapy program, personal training program or continuing education classes, MTTI-WellSpring is committed to natural health and wellness career education in the Midwest. And we'll help other students in any capacity that we can. If you're looking to take some classes or need help finishing your education, call us at 816-523-9140 today!