Massage Podcast – Episode 008

Chris Balsley MA, LPC, PCC has maintained a thriving and diverse professional coaching, presenting and somatic counseling practice for almost thirty years. Chris’s clients include leaders at all levels in organizations, from high-level government and military officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies. He has presented in the United States, Asia, Mexico and Europe and he has been interview on television and radio shows. Chris’s present focus is on inspiring leaders to become the most effective leaders they can become, especially in the face of workplace stress, daily adversity and overwhelm. He is a veteran of the U.S. Military (Hon. Discharge 1983) and has taught psychology, counseling skill and somatics at the University and College level since 2001.

Chris studied directly with the Tension Release Exercise (TRE) founder David Berceli Ph.D for three years during which they trained over 6,000 high performance individuals in these revolutionary exercises. Since the beginning of 2012 Chris has personally guided over 300 Singaporean, Indonesian and Malaysians through the TRE process.

S. G. “Out of everything I’m doing to help my body heal, I’ve found that TREs all by themselves are 75% of the success I’m experiencing… The training you provided me is not only less expensive (especially compared to the surgeries and medical co-pays I was paying), it is lifelong, applicable to my career success, bettering my parenting, and helping me be a better spouse.”

Some of the websites mentioned on this episode:

Episode 35 – Interview with Rhonda Reich about Animal Massage

Rhonda Reich, MA, RMT

Rhonda is a 1982 graduate of BCMT and since then has spent her time as both a massage therapist and educator. “Massage Therapy has been my life’s mission and I am thrilled to be bringing this passion back to the school where it all started.” She has also spent 15 years as a dedicated canine and equine massage therapist and instructor. Aside from originating the Canine Massage Certificate Program at BCMT in 1999, Rhonda has also established a 100-hour Equine Massage Certificate Program. She spent 5 years massaging horses in Lexington, Kentucky before returning “home” to Colorado.

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

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

Episode 31 – Oncology Massage with Lauren Muser Cates, NCTMB

Lauren Muser Cates is an educator and massage therapist based in the Washington, DC area. She is a graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute and Metta Institute’s End of Life Care Practitioner Program. Lauren is currently serving as the president of the Society for Oncology Massage and is co-founder of Healwell, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve quality of life for people living with acute, chronic and terminal illness through hands-on integrative therapies, education and research.

She offers a variety of oncology massage and end of life CE courses as well as a 9-day hospital-based training course at her home hospital in Arlington, VA. Lauren’s passion is preparing massage therapists with the skills and information they need to work safely while also working from a place of true service and heart. She is working to ensure that
greater integration and acceptance of massage therapy in the larger medical field does not result in a sterilization of the therapeutic relationship and a loss of the intangibles of good listening, practitioner presence and good old fashioned love. She believes that all massage therapists should have at least basic training in oncology massage and that awareness around end of life issues has been integral in her own growth and path.

She is a licensed massage therapist in Washington, DC, certified in Virginia, a credentialed member of the medical staff at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA and an 8-year hospice volunteer.

Links mentioned during podcast:

www.healwell.org

www.s4om.org

www.lighthold.org

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 18 – Moore Massage a male therapist success story

Interview with Michael Moore, sharing the story behind his business Moore Massage which was named “Best of Boston” 3 years in a row.

We dedicate this podcast to all male therapists out there.

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