Accepting Guest Posts Article Submissions
Are you interested in writing guest posts and articles to benefit the massage therapy industry? Check out our new content policy designed specifically to educate therapists and clients, as well as enhance the therapist's and student's experience in finding and using the BEST practices for client and therapist care, enhancing client satisfaction during massage or spa sessions, and offering experiences in using the right products for each persons particular need. AFTER you have read the below guidelines, please email content submissions to email@example.com. Please note not all content will be accepted. If you believe your submission meets our guidelines for quality and relavance, we will respond to you within 2 to 3 business days.
Massage King is committed to providing its customers with information that will help them professionally and will help them make the best decision about what products will work best for them. With that in mind, we are offering the opportunity for students, therapists, instructors, and industry insiders to offer their experience and learnings for the benefit of others by writing articles of genuine interest to the massage community. Your articles will be read by thousands of visitors each month on our massage-related websites.
AUDIENCE AND SCOPE
The idea is that a massage therapist with no knowledge about a particular topic or product, recent studies and findings, and industry trends ( such as reiki, hot stone therapy, shiatsu, relaxation techniques, etc.) will be able to read the article and be able to begin to develop a decent, if cursory, understanding of the topic. Alternately, someone with a basic understanding of a particular topic or modality might gain specific knowledge about a specific detail. For instance, someone who knows and uses deep tissue therapy might read an article to gain a greater understanding of how to use deep tissue work to alleviate a certain type of pain or to learn new techniques for a certain area of the body. Some technical terms are acceptable and, for some topics, might be expected. Keep in mind that there will be a wide audience (from students to experienced therapists) reading this article. While some articles might be pretty basic in nature, keep it interesting. "Massage involves using your hands to relax another person" is WAY too simple.
LENGTH AND CONTENT
Articles should be at LEAST 500 words on a topic related to massage therapy industry, or within reason, general health and fitness at it relates to massage. Articles may not promote competing resellers, but may promote ones own industry related educational or informational blog. And, articles MAY NOT be simply a copy and paste of the same article already posted somewhere else, or represent someone elses work to be as your own. Further, once posted here, these articles may not be posted elsewhere on other websites, blogs, etc. Of course, you are welcome to link to the content from other sites once we have posted it here if ever you want to refer to it elsewhere. In other words, we want these articles to be unique to Massageking.com in order to help us offer the best advice possible to our readers.
SOURCES and VOICE
Acceptable sources include, but are not limited to, school books, reference books, trade magazines, class notes, teacher's comments, notes from guest lectures and periodicals, just be sure to give provide references and give proper credit where credit is due. Also, first hand references (when used correctly) can be extremely valuable. But, when writing an academic sort of article, use the third person.(For instance, this document is written in the third person. The words "I" and/or "we" are seldom if ever used when writing in third person. You might write, "This technique is commonly used to alleviate pain caused by pressure on the knees, commonly caused by standing all day at work.) For articles where you discuss your experiences, you might use the first person. For instance, "My [clients / patients] prefer the half round bolster under their shoulder 2 to 1 over using a full round bolster." Of course, for every rule there is an exception. Use your own judgment. Have a friend review your work if that would make you feel more comfortable. Remember, your name will be on this document, and people all over the world will be reading it. Make yourself look good!
Because we don't have any idea of what kind of reaction this offer will receive, we of course reserve the right to refuse any submissions, and may, with the author's approval, suggest and/or make minor revisions for clairty or liability purposes. Please email your article to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your email with confirmation.
This is bad. We do not want to be sued because you retyped a textbook or copied something from a website. Please list all references you used when creating your article. Using a lot of references is not bad; and it is prudent for us to ask. We request but do not require electronic submission (email or disk.) However, for every article you submit, please come by our office or send us a hard (printed) copy of your article with the following statement signed by the author: [date] _________________________ I certify that this document is an original work and is not copied from any source (except where noted.) The sources of information I used are listed in the attached copy of the article. I release the copyright for this document to LLFitness Inc., dba MassageKing.com and grant LL Fitness Inc. the right to publish, distribute, and alter this document as seen fit. I have received compensation for this work in the form of _____________________ and this compensation terminates my right to this property and my claims with LLFitness, inc. dba MassageKing.com for additional compensation.