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Allissa Haines
Works at Writing a Blue Streak
Attended Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
Lived in North Attleboro, MA
973 followers
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Massage therapist, marketing consultant & instructor, and loud talker.
Introduction

I, Allissa Haines, am a massage therapist and business owner. After 7 years as a peon in retail pharmacy, I went to massage school, graduated in 2005 and started a small, general practice. My clients include desk jockeys, high school athletes, weekend warriors, and the occasional kid on the autistic spectrum.

I write a bitchin' blog and create business and marketing resources for massage therapists over at www.writingabluestreak.com.

I can only play 4 chords on the guitar, I really like coffee and am bored by long walks on the beach.

After 4 years of volunteer work, I just stepped down as the Education Co-Chair for the AMTA Massachusetts Chapter and the AMTA New England Regional Conference Planning Committee.  I’m also a member of the ABMP. I like to spread the love.

I LOVE massage. I love the hands-on work, the business side, the ethical dilemmas and the part when people give me their money. I love playing with, learning from and agitating other massage therapists.

I am BORED, BORED, BORED with 80% of the material out there for massage therapists. I find it dry and humorless and overly-professional to the point of being impersonal. I think pertinent, helpful information can be funny and smart and accessible. This site is a venue for such material, a forum for discussion and a resource for other massage therapists.

Most recently, I’ve become a contributor to The Massage Learning Network, which is poised to become the most user-friendly and comprehensive massage education resource in all the land. (Get on over there and register your email address for updates. Trust me.)

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I can make cookies disappear. Quickly.
Education
  • Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
    Massage Therapy, 2003 - 2005
  • Westfield State College
    Liberal Studies, 1993 - 1997
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Massage Therapist & writer
Employment
  • Writing a Blue Streak
    Owner, 2010 - present
  • Allissa Haines, Massage Therapist
    Owner, 2005 - present
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North Attleboro, MA - Green Bay, WI - Northampton, MA