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 26 – Treating Pain with Simple Contact – Barrett Dorko, P.T.

Barrett Dorko is a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Physical Therapy. He began his career with a deep fascination for instinctive motion and the way it might be used to treat neurologic conditions such as stroke and cerebral palsy.

Turning his attention to orthopedic problems, primarily spinal pain, he became adept at manipulative technique and taught workshops across the United States while working at a specialty clinic in Atlanta. Returning to Ohio in 1979, Barrett conducted a solo practice focusing on spinal pain while continuing to teach and beginning his career as a writer for several publications. His method of management began to reflect his initial interest in inherent movement, this time for painful problems. Simple Contact, a method of manual and verbal communication, was developed during this period.

Leaving private practice in 2007, Mr. Dorko now works in skilled nursing facilities near his home while occasionally traveling to teach. He writes daily, principally for SomaSimple.com.

Links mentioned during podcast:

BarrettDorko.com

SomaSimple.com

Massage Podcast – Episode 005

Topic: Interview with Ruth Werner – President of Massage Therapy Foundation.

RUTH WERNER, LMP -: Ms. Werner is a massage therapist, writer, and educator with a passionate interest in massage research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998; keeping it current is now her main occupation. In addition, she writes a column for Massage and Bodywork magazine and teaches continuing education workshops all over the country. She has served on committees for the Utah Department of Public Licensing, the AMTA, the National Certifying Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. Ruth was extremely honored to be selected for the AMTA Council of Schools Teacher of the Year Award for 2005, but her greatest honor is to serve as the president of the Massage Therapy Foundation. The Massage Therapy Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 charitable organization that works to advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.

Some of the links mentioned on this podcast:

Ruth Werner

Massage Therapy Foundation

James Waslaski

Massage Podcast – Episode 012

State of the massage therapy profession with Elaine Calenda. If you are looking to reduce some of your phone related expenses then you might want to listen the tip of the week.

Note: We just want to make clear that we refer to getting a free PHONE NUMBER,  not a free phone. Thanks!

Episode 37 – Interview with Dr. Jeff Kiker about Naturopathy and Homeopathy

Dr Jeffrey Kiker, ND is a Naturopathic Physician with over 20 years in natural/alternative health care field and enjoys working with patients, teaching and exploring new ideas. He maintains a private practice as clinical director of Holistic Therapies Naturopathic Health Center incorporating bodywork and Naturopathic medicine in Evergreen, CO with his wife, also a ND and 1 year old baby girl.

He holds several degrees; a Doctorate from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) 2008. Post-graduate studies in women’s health and bHRT, BS Biology, Philosophy minor, Metro State College Denver (MSCD) 2002, CMT Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) 1996. He has had the opportunity to teach human sciences under extraordinary mentors at BCMT, MSCD and NCNM where he began to develop his own coursework. In addition to his clinical duties he currently holds an adjunct faculty teaching position at BCMT teaching A /P& Pathology, and hosts Holistic Therapies a weekly natural medicine radio show. He has also worked at the national level on several legislative initiatives focused on Naturopathic medicine.

Links mentioned during podcast:

holistictherapies.us

The Chanda Plan Foundation

This is the Video that we mentioned on Episode # 28. Please take the time to watch it. Thanks!

Episode 23 – Reiki with Dona Hittinger

Dona graduated from the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Co. in 2000. During her studies in massage therapy she discovered a passion for energy work and began her Reiki training in 2000 completing Reiki Levels I & II, before graduation.
She practiced Reiki specializing in children with learning disabilities and chronically ill clients for several years before obtaining her Master/Teacher Level in 2005. Wherein she began sharing the power of Reiki training and attuning students of all levels. She also received her
Advanced Level and Master Level through the IRC (International Reiki Training Center) in 2008 and continues to heal and prosper through Reiki in her private practice and her daily life.

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