June 11,  2013
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Greetings from David Palmer

Well, I am no longer a Webinar virgin...

Last week's online World Massage Conference was a great learning experience. Thanks to WMC founder Eric Brown who took my plain-Jane PowerPoint slides and in 90-minutes turned  them into professionally illustrated graphics that actually made me look good.

It was very weird having people "talking" in the Chat Room during my presentation on The Future of Professional Touch. The nuns in my grammar school would not approve. But the comments were lively and the questions afterwards thoughtful. I will make a version of the presentation available soon at In the meantime, check out the video that accompanied my presentation below.

Another presentation at the WMC described an important initiative attempting to effect the future of massage. The Entry-Level Analysis Project (ELAP) is the latest effort by some industry heavyweights (AFMTE, AMTA, ABMP, COMTA, FSMTB, MTF, NCBTMB) to define what is entry-level in our profession. I encourage everyone to monitor and participate in its process. The ELAP is relaunching their website Wednesday, June 12, to bring everyone up to speed about its inner workings and results. Go there, educate yourself and give your feedback.

In touch,

Chair Practitioner as Wellness Coach

Link to articleThis article originally appeared in the May 2013 issue of Massage Magazine. The focus of the issue was on the business of massage and I was asked to respond to the question:

“How can I best position myself as a wellness coach offering chair massage services to business?“

In this article I suggest getting a credential and a good rationale justifying your services. The established wellness industry can give you the first and some revolutionary research the second.

Read my full response here

A video interview

Link to David Palmer Video
At the 2013 World Massage Conference (WMC) I debuted my first webinar on The Future of Professional Touch. After the presentation and discussion, they premiered a video interview that had been shot in April 2012. You can view it here. It was a fun interview and a bit more personal than I usually get in public.

The WMC is unique in the massage world because it is a “virtual conference” streamed over the Internet and provides an easy way to acquire continuing education credits. You register once for each year (this year was the sixth edition) and have access to any of the live presentations in the June and November sessions.  You can also review the recorded version of each session to watch at your convenience and still get CE credits.
David Palmer, TouchPro Founder
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