Options Abound in Massage Education

massage_therapistFor years, research has shown the physical and mental health benefits of massage therapy. Massage can relieve pain, reduce stress and lift mood, which is especially important during the short, dark days of winter. In older days it was advisable to travel far away (whichever was nearer to your country) countries for Massage therapy. For Instance, Arab world preferred Kerala (India) while other asian countries relied upon famous Thai massage. Europe swears by the Swedish Massage but not anymore. You are not required to spend huge amount of money for massage therapy holidays anymore.

Massage therapy has come a long way. The thing about massage therapy is that it’s an industry that keeps growing because of the diversification. There’s always going to be a need for people who are dealing with health issues or need physical therapy. Mobile massages are now growing. An employer can ask for chair massages for their employees.

Massage therapy is one of the best know means of manipulating the body with the hands and other tools in a manner that relieves tension, exercises muscles and provides therapeutic stimulation to the body. This brief explanation is by no means all inclusive or respective of the many different types of massage therapy techniques, formulas, formats and the like that are used today in countries around the world. Whether you are considering a career in massage therapy by joining one of massage therapist school or simply wish to earn continuing education units to maintain your current massage credential, there are all sorts of options when it comes to enrolling in a massage program. Unlike years past, when school schedules lacked flexibility, today’s massage education may frequently be tailored to the individual needs of the student.

Thanks to the advent of the Internet and the huge advances made in online learning in recent years, it is entirely possible to attend much of massage school online. This benefit spills over into continuing education as well, allowing bodyworkers to earn credits in continuing education from the comfort of their own home or office. The perks of enrolling in online massage classes are many, whether the course is part of one’s primary massage education or a class offered as continuing education with special arrangements in one of the  massage schools.

Massage certification—National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB), NCETM or Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx)—continues to become more prevalent nationwide as states choose to regulate their massage licensing more stringently with the utilization of massage exams. Choosing a quality school, as well as a quality practice exam program, becomes imperative to pass the rigorous massage exams offered in your state. The spa industry is one of the main sources of employment for a massage therapist, whether just out of massage school and trying to build a client base or decades into the business and enjoying the spa environment.

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Premier Helicopters Launches cadet pilot program for Helicopters

md_500ePremier Helicopters LLC and ArcOne Charters India have launched a cadet pilot program for helicopter pilots in India.
As a precursor to the launch of its Indian operations in 2009, Premier Helicopters LLC USA has decided to launch a cadet pilot program to train dedicated and talented Indian candidates as helicopter pilots. After finishing this self sponsored program, the cadets will be given options to join Premier Helicopters in its operations in India or abroad based on certain conditions.

The program is restricted to 40 cadets only and is based on a selection exam conducted in New Delhi on the 21st of December 2008.The flight training will be in the company hanger in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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The requirements for the program are that the candidate (male or female) has to have cleared his/her 12th board examinations with physics and mathematics and should be above 18 years of age and medically fit as per DGCA requirements.

Low airfare days are back again!

airticketsAir tickets prices should begin to decline in the near future due to the global financial crisis, industry experts are predicting, adding that the fall in prices should not endanger the financial stability of the airlines.

Airfare sales are coming at us from every which way. Virgin America has discount fares starting at $159 round-trip (including tax) this month between Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle (SEA). A United Airlines sale brought up competitive fares to Austin, Texas, and elsewhere, but if you’re headed to New York (JFK) from LAX, try American Airlines, where you can score a return fare of just under $300 this month.

Apart from big airlines, low cost carriers are also learning to believe the fact that if they keep airline tickets prices too high than they are going to lose more passengers. Recent press release from European low-cost carrier Ryanair suggests that average airline tickets prices will come down by 15-20 per cent by the end of March 2009. Ryanair further added that airline will continue to attract customers from more conventional carriers, such as British Airways.

Today, the majority of airlines set prices using the yield management system, which involves computer adjustments of pricing on a daily basis, related to demand. Prices start at relatively low levels and rise as a flight fills – or drop if it doesn’t.

Very few airlines have adopted aggressive pricing strategies, as they work on recovering from the record high price of fuel earlier in the year that led to add fuel surcharges on to ticket prices.

New generation travel sites and blogs of our times

Travel blogs are not about travelogues or beautiful pictures any more. New age of travel bloggers can be seen reporting from the Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

New generation has arrived already unnoticed and making felt their presence very loudly! Mad-mad world of e-travel is no more governed by the Kayak or Expedia, not even by IAN’s brainchild Hotel dot com or rivals Booking dot com but bunch of novice bloggers.

The other day I was browsing huge possibilities of education travel market which is very popular business these days in India. It seems that Education Travel Agents or one can say Study Abroad Consultants are not very keen on spending lot of money on e-solutions and to be very frank it is not easy to offer anything of such kind on the WWW but still Global Study Resources has done a remarkable job of engaging few big travel companies along with Careerbuilder and hostelbookers to offer all services one student requires for study abroad drill on single web site.

Study Abroad Commission Junction, a wordpress.com blog is one of the best examples of how to bind the business communities together for one and only cause; ‘BUSINESS’. I really liked the design and whole concept of this unique blog which is proving out to be one of the most busiest platform for Study Abroad Agents, marketing managers of Language Schools, Colleges & Universities worldwide. Updated information about the worldwide study abroad workshops is available for Agents and educational institutes. Most interesting part of the blog is it’s posts which are some times very hard hitting and discuss very serious matters.

Travel blogs are not about travelogues or beautiful pictures any more. New age of travel bloggers can be seen reporting from the Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Destination On Time sent it’s reporter which I was told is founder of this blog to Bangkok to cover the deadly drama of Bangkok’s Airport siege last month.  They do offer online air and hotel booking also.

Honor of being one of the most popular travel blog in Scandinavia or at least Sweden goes to Viking Goes Traveling which enjoys high Swedish traffic ranks and affiliation with almost all the major online travel players of Sweden. I liked the name though!

Now comes the turn of very controversial travel blog which deals in very serious matters such as Human Trafficking, Illegal Border Crossings, Illegal Immigration and other controversial stories related with travel industry. Blog is very well affiliated and monetized mainly with Linkshare.

And finally last but not least a new kid on the block. A blog which deals mainly with media related stories has come up recently and doing remarkable job of addressing the cause. Blog’s title says it all; ‘WE WILL BE BACK AFTER SHORT COMMERCIAL BREAK‘.

Visiting Greek Islands, visions of deep blue skies!

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Glimpse of Kefalonia from the shores

Do you enjoy visiting Greece and specifically Greek Islands? If so, you are absolutely not alone. Each year, millions of people take a trip to Greek Islands to fancy the Aegean Water and everything that it has to provide. Although it is excellent to like Greek Islands from the coast, you may want to think about taking it a step further. You may like to to think about actually love the water, from a vessel.

Visiting by sea the Greek Islands conjures visions of deep blue skies, clear azure sea, breathtaking scene, white villages, fabulous nightlife, dining in seaside taverns and nothing compares to the freedom and stimulation one feels.

Going by water there are numerous options, for example if you are going for Holidays to Kefalonia, first of all there is self-sail, bare boating or bareboat shipping, which means that you will have to skipper the yacht yourself and no hired skipper, cook or hostess will be onboard. Chartering gives you a convenience, which no other holiday and can give.

Greece has many sailing areas to select from depending on your decision for wind conditions, scenery, cultural historic interest, and nightlife. The Aegean Sea Winds usually blow during the summer season, from May to September, but they are particularly known for the months of July and August. Greece offers more than 2.000 islands and islets of which only the 169 are inhabited, each and every one of them offering original beauty, fascinate and many bays only accessible by boat. The most beautiful itineraries are the Ionian Water, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Sporades or the Northern Greece area.  Corfu, Crete, Santorini, Kos, Kefalonia & Rhodes are some of the most popular Greek islands amongst vacationers.

Holidays to Greece are considered the most fulfilling way to reveal the beauty and splendor of her coastlines and islands. Sailing holidays are often organized by companies who are based in other countries and have few or no Greek personnel or representatives. Whatever your penchant for yacht charters, Greece will meet or beat your expectations giving you a vacation like none other.