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 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 22 – Posture and gait assessment with Nate Butryn

Special guest Nate Butryn, RMT talking about importance of posture and gait assessment.

Nate attended the University of Albany in New York studying kinesiology and athletic training. He graduated from BCMT in 1998 and completed the Orthopedic and Sports Massage Certificate in 2000. In his private practice, Nate specializes in orthopedic and sports massage, treating chronic pain, whiplash, postural dysfunction, and other injuries. He works with athletes and has worked with multiple Olympic athletes, professional runners/triathletes and football players.

Massage Podcast – Episode 004

Topic: Interview with Dr. Stephen Melis, chiropractor and massage therapist.

For more information on Dr. Melis please visit his website:


Episode 36 – Interview with interview Keith Stiles working at Cirque Du Soleil

Keith A. Stiles, is a Licensed Massage Therapist in New York and Massachusetts and professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association, who has sixteen years of sports, orthopedic and clinical massage expertise. He is a graduate with high honors from the internationally-renowned Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT), in Boulder, Colorado. The 1060-hour manual therapy certificate program earned Keith a unique opportunity to work with industry heavy-weight, Elaine Calenda, board member of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). He began his work with her in 1995, assisting in orthopedic massage seminars, which spring- boarded him into a long-term teaching position with his alma mater, BCMT, as an instructor of Swedish Massage, Structural Kinesiology & Orthopedic Massage.

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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.

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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)