Massage Podcast – Episode 009


Lauriann Greene, CEAS, is co-author of Save Your Hands! The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists, 2nd Edition, the leading self-care guide for manual treatment professionals, with over 100,000 copies sold worldwide.  A former massage therapist, Lauriann has written numerous articles on work-related injury prevention for all major massage publications, speaks regularly at leading conferences including the AMTA National Conference, and co-authored the first study to produced reliable statistics on work-related injury among American massage therapists. With Save Your Hands!, Lauriann now offers injury prevention and ergonomics continuing education courses, consulting and training services, and the Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (CIPI) program.

Some of the websites mentioned on this episode:

SaveYourHands.com

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 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 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 30 – Prenatal Massage with Michele Kolakowski, BA, CD(DONA), RMT

Michele is known for her passion and knowledge in maternity and infant massage, as well as her commitment to excellence in massage therapy education. Michele has a diverse 19 years of experience working with childbearing women and new families.

Michele is the Program Supervisor for Longmont United Hospital’s Health Center of Integrative Therapies – one of the most successful community hospital-based Integrative Medicine programs celebrating its 15th year. One of its most innovative programs is the BirthPlace Massage Therapy Program which has provided thousands of inpatient maternity massages to new mothers since 1998.

Michele lives in Longmont, Colorado with her wonderful husband and two active teenage boys. She loves high altitude gardening, hikes in the mountains, yoga and the joys of watching her boys become great young men. She is a Colorado Registered Massage Therapist, a Certified Maternity Massage Therapist, a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International, a Certified Instructor of Infant Massage with Infant Massage-USA as well as a Certified Maya Abdominal Therapy practitioner.

Links mentioned during podcast:

Birth Assistants of Boulder

Carole Osborne’s Book

Planetree.org

Episode 13 – Taxes and your massage practice

Topic: Taxes and your massage practice with special guest: Harriet Klapper, CPA

If you have questions for Harriet you can contact her at:

Phone: (303) 827-3032

Email: hklapper at aol.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

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