Episode 33 – Interview with Michael Rosen-Pyros, D.C.

Michael Rosen-Pyros, D.C., received his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the SUNY College at Old Westbury, New York, in 1975. He attended New York Chiropractic College, receiving his doctor of chiropractic degree in 1983. He has 21 years of experience teaching life sciences at the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, as well as many years of experience as a former owner/director of the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in Florida. Rosen-Pyros currently practices an eclectic synthesis of chiropractic and Thai massage in Boulder, Colorado. He is a musician and singer, a yoga and tai chi instructor and writer.

Episode 24 – Massage quality and marketing your practice with Dirk McCuistion

Dirk is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Neuromuscular Therapist. He graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) in 1995 with over 1100 hours of training in manual therapy. He has assisted classes in Neuromuscular Therapy and Anatomy and Physiology at the BCMT, as well as Anatomy at San Diego State University. Dirk is an insured professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

As Director of the MassageSpecialists Wellness Center, Dirk’s goal for every client is to integrate the body for optimum function and maximum performance.

Dirk is also our primary seminar presenter and ergonomics/ biomechanics consultant. He specializes in treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injuries. His track record is so solid, Dirk offers a money-back guarantee on his work.

Links shared during podcast:

MassageSpecialists.com

Episode 15 – Maya Abdominal and Uterine Massage with Shelley Torgove

Interview with Shelley Torgove, who will share her expertise on Maya Abdominal and Uterine Massage.

Shelley is a practicing Clinical Herbalist and Certified Massage Therapist. She is a nationally recognized botanical medicine practitioner and teacher with over 19 years of experience, specializing herbal medicine for women, fertility issues, menstrual cycle problems and pelvic pain. She is the founder of Denver’s Apothecary Tinctura. She is the owner of Artemisia & Rue…the new botanical medicine store in the retail space of MassageSpecialists Denver. It is a traditional herbal pharmacy focusing on therapeutic uses of essential oils, pure aromatic perfumes, unique & delicious elixirs, traditional tincture preparations, custom formulations & herbal nutritive teas. Shelley was one of the first students trained in Maya Abdominal Massage by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, Hortence Robinson & Beatrice Waight in Belize.

If you would like to contact Shelley, please send her an email:

shelley @ massagespecialists.com

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 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 25 – Thai-Yoga massage with Sunny Klaber

Sunny Klaber, CMT, MS is a devoted massage therapist and educator, an enthusiastic yogini and dancer, and a passionate environmentalist with a penchant for adventure travel. Sunny’s favorite massage medium and the common thread flowing through the Integral Travel programs is Thai Yoga Massage. Since 2001, Sunny has been making annual journeys to Thailand to continue her studies, and has returned to develop and teach the Thai Yoga Massage curriculum at several institutions including the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, Cortiva Institute, The Center for Massage and Natural Health, and the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy.

Sunny’s contagious passions for yoga, dance, Buddhist philosophy and massage strongly influence her unique approach to practicing and teaching this ancient healing art. Her extensive knowledge of and respect for these disciplines creates an environment which honors the sacred roots of Thai Yoga Massage, while infusing it with fresh applications and innovations.

Links mentioned during podcast:

Integral Travel

Episode 32 – Interview with Dr. Ben Benjamin

Ben E. Benjamin holds a doctorate in sports medicine and education. He studied under orthopedic medicine pioneer Dr. James Cyriax.  Benjamin has taught for more than 30 years and has been in practice for more than 45 years.  He has dedicated his life to helping people cope with and overcome the pain and stress caused by injury to the body. His therapeutic techniques help reduce and eliminate pain produced by adhesive scar tissue formed from soft tissue injury.

In sports medicine/muscular therapy private practice since 1963, Dr. Benjamin is the founder of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA. As an educator and author, he has conducted seminars and workshops across the country, served as an instructor and trainer in a variety of settings, and written several books and countless articles. His books include: Listen to Your Pain: The Active Person’s Guide to Understanding, Identifying, and Treating Pain and Injury; Are You Tense?: The Benjamin System of Muscular Therapy; and Exercise Without Injury.

Links mentioned during podcast:

www.benbenjamin.com

Episode 41 – Orthopedic Massage with Boris Prilutsky

Boris Prilutsky has been teaching and practicing medical and sports massage for the last 40 years. He is the founder of the South California Health Institute school of massage, physical therapy aide and chiropractor  assistants program in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the Pedagogic Institute of Higher Education in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, degree in physical education, completed postgraduate physical rehabilitation study at Lesgofft Institute of former Leningrad, graduated from Medical College in Ramat-Gan, Israel, with a major in chiropractic medicine. The first 20 years of his career, he spent working with Olympian teams of the former Soviet Union. Boris has trained thousands of therapists worldwide. He also treats patients with various neural, muscular and skeletal disorders at his offices  at San Fernando Valley as well as at Beverly Hills, California. When teaching  classes, Boris sharing not only book knowledge, but most important clinical experiences from the treatment room.

Note: due to some difficulties during recording we decided to reduce the time of the interview, but we’ll have Boris for another session soon.

Some of the websites mentioned on this episode:

MedicalMassage-Edu.com