Episode 21 – Ortho-Bionomy with Jim Berns

Jim Berns is a Registered Ortho-Bionomy® Advanced Instructor and Senior Practitioner. He hasbeen trained directly by the founder, English Osteopath, Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls D.O. Jim has been aRegistered Instructor and Practitioner since 1980, and has taught Ortho-Bionomy internationally andthroughout the United States.

He is co-author with Kathy Kain of the book Ortho-Bionomy A Practical Manual (North AtlanticBooks, Berkeley, Ca.) which has sold over 15,000 copies.
Jim has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 1979 and is a Registered California Instructorin Massage Therapy. He has taught classes at numerous massage schools throughout the country. Hislove for massage therapy comes across in his presentations and classes. Jim was the originator of howto blend Ortho-Bionomy and Massage.
His background includes 28 years experience in the health education field: practicing andteaching certified massage therapy; training in a variety of body therapies, personal growth seminars,NLP, and communication skills. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
Jim has been an invited speaker for numerous American Massage Therapy Associationconventions and conferences, Whole Life Expo, Sonoma State University, a variety of in-servicetrainings, and other health education forums.
He has lectured to and trained over 7,000 health practitioners. Jim’s mentoring and teachingapproach is to work with the body in a gentle, focused and direct manner.

Links shared during podcast:

objimbers.com

ortho-bionomy.org

Episode 20 – Massage marketing with Jessica Abegg

Jessica Abegg is the owner of Practice Attraction, an educational website and coaching practice. Jessica works with intelligent and conscious massage therapists, holistic practitioners, and heart-centric entrepreneurs who find either time, money or energy is missing from their work/life mix. She works collaboratively with clients to create prosperity with meaning.

She is the author of The Business of Massage Therapy (Pearson 2011) and the owner of Denver’s own Sanctuary Massage & Wellness.

Jessica has helped multitudes of massage therapists and holistic practitioners to create spiritual, emotional, and financial wealth through holistic entrepreneurship. She works with passionate and intelligent wellness practitioners to transform their gifts and passions into serious profits. They are then able to live a prosperous life while making a tremendous and lasting impact in the world.

Episode 27 – Interview with author Sandy Fritz, NCTMB

Sandy is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center which provides education for over 75 massage students per year dedicated to achieving excellence in massage practice and becoming a teacher.

Part of her private practice includes working with mental health, in conjunction with a psychologist who provides support care and education for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, fatigue and pain management. She also provides massage for those dealing with everything from stress management massage to rehabilitative care upon physician referral.

Additionally, Sandy has developed and supervises a student massage clinic with the Detroit Lions professional football team.

Links mentioned during podcast:

SandyFritz.info

Episode 14 – MyoFinder iPhone app with Clint Chandler

Interview with Clint Chandler, who is the creator of MyoFinder a media rich iPhone app that helps students and practitioners learn the location, attachment sites, actions, and palpation techniques for 78 individual muscles.

Clint Chandler has been teaching and practicing manual and massage therapy for over 20 years. Clint is a recognized educator in the field of massage therapy, receiving the Jerome Perlinski National teacher of the year award in 2002 for his distinguished service in education. His extensive experience spans over 20 years of clinical practice in massage and manual therapy and an additional 8 years in Physical Rehabilitation.

Some of the websites mentioned on this episode:

MyoFinder.com

Rocky Mountain Bodywork Seminars

Episode 34 – Interview with Michael Hamm, LMP – Neurofascia

Michael Hamm, LMP – is a teacher of bodywork, he strives for a dynamic classroom and a strong community in courses that include anatomy, research literacy, and various techniques. In 2005, Mike won the Gold Award in the Massage Therapy Foundation’s student case report contest, and has worked with the Foundation since then to improve research literacy in the massage field. He has also written articles for the Massage Therapy Journal, Massage & Bodywork magazine, and the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Mike is a 2005 graduate of the Brian Utting School of Massage, and has completed additional training in craniosacral work, structural /orthopedic treatment, and trauma recovery.

Links mentioned during podcast:

www.neurofascia.com

Episode 16 – Tui Na and Chi with Brandon Drouillard

Brandon Drouillard, M.S.T.O.M., L.Ac., C.M.T.

Brandon Drouillard began practicing martial arts in 1995 at the Hsing-I Martial Arts Institute of San Diego, CA.  He received a first degree black belt in Hsing-I Chuan, under Master Mike Patterson.  He competed in full-contact mixed martial arts tournaments from 1996 to 2000.  In 1999 he ranked 3rd in the US.
After studying martial arts for a few years, Brandon enrolled at The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and graduated with a Master of Science and Traditional Oriental Medicine degree, in 2003.  Currently, he is a Diplomate in Acupuncture and a Certified Massage Therapist.  Brandon’s area of expertise is treating musculo-skeletal disorders, menstrual disorders, infertility, digestive disorders, headaches, migraines and pain management.
Brandon has practiced acupuncture, oriental medicine and massage therapy in many of the country’s leading integrative health care facilities; including, UCSD School of Medicine Sports Rehabilitation Center, UCSD Hospital HIV Clinic, Rady’s Children’s Hospital Hematology and Oncology Department, Grossmont Medical Center Acupuncture Clinic, Robek Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Center and Massage Specialists of Denver.

Some of the websites mentioned:

hsing-i.com

You can contact Brandon by email:  Brandon@bdAcupuncture.net

Massage Podcast – Episode 007

Whitney Lowe is a recognized authority on pain and injury treatment with massage therapy. His contributions to the massage field are wide-ranging and include, professional publications, teaching, clinical work, consulting, and participation in national boards and committees.

He is the author of the books, Orthopedic Assessment in Massage Therapy, and Orthopedic Massage: Theory and Technique, which are used in training programs and schools nationally and internationally. He has also been a contributing author to several  other books. 

In 1994 he founded the Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute (OMERI) to provide massage therapists the advanced education they would need for treating orthopedic soft-tissue disorders. He is currently a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies and has been a regular featured author in publications such as Massage & Bodywork, Massage Magazine, Massage Today and The Journal of Soft-Tissue Manipulation. He also produces one of the profession’s most innovative online continuing education training programs in orthopedic massage.

Some of the websites mentioned on this episode:

Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute (OMERI)

Episode 40 – World Massage Conference with Eric Brown

Eric Brown MT, known to some as the Grand Massage Poobah, is an internationally recognized massage business expert and writes regularly for massage magazines and trade publications internationally. He has been featured on national TV, radio and print media. Thousands of massage professionals and bodyworkers subscribe to his free Marketing Tips newsletter available at BodyworkBiz.com. He is a co-founder of World Massage Conference, a host of Massage Therapy Radio, owns a chair massage school in Canada and has recently launched a new massage product: Thermal Palms, which is a soft alternative to hot stone massage. He lives in Toronto, Canada and loves rock climbing and French food.

Some of the websites mentioned on this episode: