Happy Holidays!

Happy-Holidays

I hope everyone has an amazing holiday season. I have the next two weeks off from nursing school and will be working with my clients.

Enzo

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Thanksgiving holiday schedule

what-are-you-thankful-for-this-thanksgiving-massage-7fdfdThis may come as a surprise to anyone not in the business of massage, but the week of Thanksgiving tends to be my busiest week of the year.  Naturally, I begin my clinical rotations for nursing school this very week, but aside from that my schedule is pretty open as follows:

  • Monday, November 23: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 24: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: November 25: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: November 26: Spending the holiday with my family
  • Friday, November 27: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 28: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 29th: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

Massage FIXX: Deep into the RN Program

CNI RN programJust a quick update on my progress in nursing school. The RN program at CNI College is amazing and I love how the knowledge I’ve gained in anatomy, biology and physiology have made me so much more aware of the individual situations of my massage clients. The difficult part is to avoid performing a nursing assessment on my clients and simply allowing them to relax and enjoy their massage sessions.

Taking wellness to the next level

nursing (1)I’ve decided to take my passion of helping others to the next level, so I joined the nursing program earlier this year at CNI College to pursue my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. The 20-month, 130-unit program is fast-paced yet exciting, and I love every day that I learn more about the human body.

I’m still working as a full-time massage therapist. However, will not focus on utilizing my skills as a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM) at this time.

I hope you invite me to share your journey towards total wellness.

Enzo Frazier

Massage therapist
Personal Trainer

Massage FIXX: I graduated!

tumblr_m9jhvlOOlQ1rf43dto1_250I completed my 900-hour, 11-month advanced massage therapy course through CNI College and wanted to take a moment to rave about the school and their staff. I thought I knew everything there was to know about providing professional massage to my clients, but this extensive massage course really impressed (and challenged) me. I learned so much about anatomy, business practices, industry trends, professionalism and ethics. It not only drilled the basics (Swedish, Deep-Tissue, Sports and Chair) but also taught spa services such as hot stone, aromatherapy, body scrubs and mud treatments as well as more specialized modalities such as Trigger-Point, Infant Massage, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Shiatsu, and Elderly Massage.

I recommend CNI College here in Orange County, CA to anyone looking to become a well-trained massage professional.  Check out the school’s website here

Enzo

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Massage FIXX: New Massage Laws in CA

lcbsealThe rules involving California’s  voluntary certification of massage professionals and the regulations of the business throughout the state are changing due to California’s  AB 1147, which is not predicted to be vetoed and therefore should become law on October 15, 2014 and effective on January 1, 2015.  I’ve included a link to the entire bill here for those of you interested in the details, but let me summarize it in simple text:

  • 500 hours of formal training at an accredited school and the successful passing of a test will be required to become a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT). Currently, no test is required.
  • The former 250-hour Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP) is being phased out.
  • Cities will be stripped of much of their power to enforce special regulations and will be limited to enforcing zoning, business licensing and health and safety concerns. In other words, cities such as Whittier will no longer be permitted to require massage professionals working in their city to register as adult entertainers.
  • The current Board of Directors will be disbanded and replaced with 13 new individuals (only two of which will be massage professionals) by September 15, 2015
  • The rules for determining school accreditation will be much more specific and strict.

What the bill does not clarify is when the new tests will be required, or whether certification will remain voluntary. Many people are unaware that we massage professionals are not currently required to be certified. The bill also fails to mention anything about creating a licensing board to enable the future status of Licensed Massage Therapist. While I see people with LMT listed on their business cards all the time, there is currently no such thing as a Licensed Massage Therapist in California (maybe they are referring to their drivers’ license?)

Personally, I like the direction California is going because it legitimizes the business of massage therapy. What do you think of AB 1147?

Enzo

 

Community FIXX: Nurturing To Remember Event

affirmation circleI am honored to have been able to assist at a third annual “Nurturing to Remember” event, which helps women heal from the grief of losing a baby.

The event was held this past Monday at the Pacific Edge Hotel right on the sand of Laguna Beach. It was hosted by Forever Footprints, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit that organizes the OC Walk to Remember each year in memory of children who were lost to miscarriage, stillbirth and sudden infant death.

Five of us students from CNI College’s Massage Therapy program offered free massages during the seven-hour event to offer comfort from the stress these women are experiencing. I expected a very somber event, yet was impressed at the strength of the women I met and their ability to move forward past their pain and loss.

Enzo

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