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All Posts by Joe Lubow

About Joe Lubow

Joe Lubow is the Owner/Director of SSMT.

A Special Message For Heritage Institute Students

Welcome sign with rose hanging on doorThe faculty and staff of Sarasota School of Massage Therapy extend our heartfelt support to Heritage Institute’s students and staff during this time of transition. Community is important to us at SSMT. We have a deep passion for the massage therapy field and are saddened to see so many affected by this closure.

We invite Heritage students to a caring and supportive phone call (941-957-0577) to explore the possibility of completing their education.  You can also schedule a tour or complete an online application.

A Highly Recommended Read!

Forward Facing Trauma Therapy by Eric Gentry, PhD

trauma-homeStress is a physiological phenomenon, and trauma is stress that hasn’t been worked through. This is for everyone. Robert Scare taught us that trauma is a spectrum. From PTSD at one end to the mild unresolved stress we all experience that can lead to reactivity and misery, this fabulous book by Dr. Eric Gentry takes a somatic approach to healing trauma along the entire spectrum. It is an amazing book; I can’t recommend it highly enough!

How to Learn Anything – Part 1: An Introduction

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”                                            –Mahatma Gandhi

There is nothing in life quite like the “eureka moment;” that instant when something that previously made no sense comes into perfect focus: “I’ve got it!”

How do we prepare ourselves to have more of those moments? Continue reading

SSMT Website Has A New Design!

It’s been an absurdly long time coming. We admit it. We’ve been working on this (slowly) for years.

The old site was designed in 2002 and has been showing it’s age for some time. We hope you find the new site more informative, easier to navigate, and more pleasant to look at.

Hello World

Welcome to the SSMT Blog!

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This will be the place for announcements, musings, and general sharing of ideas by the staff at SSMT. Our intention is for some entries to be informative, others to be practical.  and many  to be thought provoking.

Whether you are a student, graduate, fan of massage therapy, or someone exploring the possibility of becoming a massage therapist, we hope you will find something interesting in these pages.