Holistic Junction's Featured School of the Week: Texas School of Massage

Written by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot

Interested in a fulfilling career in Massage Therapy? Holistic Junction is delighted to present Texas School of Massage asrepparttar featured school ofrepparttar 140538 week.

The Texas School of Massage believes that their students should be comfortable while learning, and they strive to '... maintain a professional, yet relaxed, learning and working environment.....'

The Key objectives ofrepparttar 140539 Texas School of Massage are to:

  • Instruct, assist and encourage students inrepparttar 140540 art of Swedish Massage Technique.
  • Present, explain and cultivate a comprehensive understanding ofrepparttar 140541 structure and function ofrepparttar 140542 human body.
  • Acknowledgerepparttar 140543 effects and benefits of massage therapy through practical working knowledge and an understanding ofrepparttar 140544 State curriculum, as provided byrepparttar 140545 Texas Department of Health.
  • Provide an understanding of self-care, including proper movement during a massage session, for safety and injury prevention as well as facilitate a long and prosperous career.
  • Equiprepparttar 140546 student withrepparttar 140547 skills necessary for planning, beginning, and successfully operating a business in massage therapy.
Texas School of Massage is convenientaly situated in two locations ofrepparttar 140548 Bayou City of Houston, Texas. The school is approved byrepparttar 140549 Texas Department of State Health Services.

The Texas School of Massage offers a 300-hour Massage Therapy program and comprehensive course in Swedish Massage.

As an added bonus,repparttar 140550 Texas School of Massage also offers a variety of products for purchase to further assist students with their training and careers, such as aromatherapy oils, massage lotions, massage tables and other accessories as well.

The Changing Face of Corporate Management – Making Six Sigma Work For You

Written by By Matt McAllister

Since its introduction, Six Sigma has literally revolutionized management processes andrepparttar way business is done. Overrepparttar 140367 years, major corporations world-wide—from Motorola to General Electric—have adopted and implemented its methodology asrepparttar 140368 keystone of their management philosophy.

As such, Six Sigma practitioners are in high demand by top companies looking to streamline their processes and increase their profit margins through this powerful management tool.

This article will provide a basic overview ofrepparttar 140369 concepts and methodology that is redefiningrepparttar 140370 management strategies of major corporations—andrepparttar 140371 managers they hire.

What is Six Sigma?

At its heart, Six Sigma is a business tool used to increase profit by optimizing performance. In order to understand how Six Sigma achieves this, one must first learn to look at business as a series of processes.

Any business can basically be viewed as a machine comprised of many moving parts, called processes. This idea can be applied to any department, acrossrepparttar 140372 board—from Human Resources to Research and Development, from a hiring process to a manufacturing process, from marketing to distribution. Allrepparttar 140373 main parts of whole must be synchronized for optimum performance in order for a company to be successful. The same applies torepparttar 140374 processes that make uprepparttar 140375 individual departments. In this way, everything is interlocked and interdependent. And by extension—asrepparttar 140376 saying goes—you are only as strong as your weakest link.

With this in mind, Six Sigma sets out a disciplined data-driven methodology to measure and analyzerepparttar 140377 processes that a company ultimately runs on. Its ultimate goal isrepparttar 140378 optimization of performance by identifying and eliminating “defects” inrepparttar 140379 process, resulting in higher customer satisfaction, and thus profit.

The Underlying Principles

Six Sigma is a powerful management tool used to optimize performance by eliminating defects in corporate processes. A defect in process can be seen as an obstacle to customer satisfaction, which isrepparttar 140380 lifeblood to any company's profitability. Therefore, while Six Sigma analyzes and improvesrepparttar 140381 internal processes of a company, it's ultimate aim is to increaserepparttar 140382 degree of customer satisfaction.

The term “Six Sigma” itself offers clues torepparttar 140383 ideas atrepparttar 140384 heart of its methodology. The word “sigma” is a statistical term for measuring deviation from perfection. The “six” refers to six standard deviations. Taken together,repparttar 140385 term translates into a methodology that, when applied to processes, seeks to produce no more than six standard deviations fromrepparttar 140386 defined point of perfection. Inrepparttar 140387 Six Sigma methodology, this has been defined as no more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities. Whilerepparttar 140388 statistical terminology might sound intimidating,repparttar 140389 idea of making only 3 mistakes for every million attempts is easy enough to grasp and showsrepparttar 140390 power ofrepparttar 140391 methods at work.

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