All Life in Time is Carried By Rhythms
Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association of North America
Creative Direction, Website Design, Web Development
One of my clients connected with the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association of North Amercia (RMTA) reached out to me to see if I could salvage an out-of-date WordPress website the organization manage to launch back in 2013.
The project piqued my curiousity as I knew nothing about this type of massage therapy. I am also a huge advocate for alternative medicine and non-drug intervention.
This project was not without its challenges! One: No one from the association had knowledge of their WordPress log-in username or password. Two: I would be collaborating with a diverse group of women rhythmical massage therapists from across the country.
ABOVE: View of Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association of North America’s new WordPress website design — it has changed over time as there were ongoing reflections on what should and should not be on this opening page.
First a staging site was set up so as not to disrupt RMTA’s existing website. (I learned how to set up new admin credentials through the website database so I could log-in and get to work!) Next, I installed a premium WordPress theme (DIVI is a favorite) and installed a secure socket layer (SSL) as the organization would later need to take membership payments online via their website.
The design was driven by carefully listening to RMTA’s Educational Committee on what their vision and mission for the website would be. This clearly became an enjoyable process involving engaged phone conversations that not only centered around the website project but also taught me the essence of rhythmical massage therapy. These practitioner are turly passionate about what they do!
The imagery chosen for the website visually connect to the nature of the art of rhythmical massage, “through the insights of anthroposophy which connects the nature of human beings to the nature of the cosmos, and their evolutionary course of development.”
BELOW: This is the old version of the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association’s WordPress website, using one of the default themes WordPress includes with its installs.
Wordpress Responsive Website
The Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association of North America is a nonprofit, providing training is for practitioners who seek to enhance their massage skills through a knowledge of anthroposophy. Anthroposophy is a spiritual-scientific path of knowledge and self-transformation founded by the Austrian philosopher, Rudolf Steiner. The curriculum weaves a comprehensive study of the human being with massage practice, movement exercises, observation of nature, and artistic explorations.