Farewell to our dear Friend, Teacher and Mentor: Elaine Calenda

We want to share that our dear friend Elaine Calenda has passed away. We will always remember her as an extraordinary person who gave a lot to our wonderful field of Massage Therapy.

I give you this one thought to keep –
I am with you still – I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone –
I am with you still in each new dawn.

 Thank you for sharing the last part of your journey with us.  Dawn & Jorge

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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:

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

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

Episode 40 – World Massage Conference with Eric Brown

Eric Brown MT, known to some as the Grand Massage Poobah, is an internationally recognized massage business expert and writes regularly for massage magazines and trade publications internationally. He has been featured on national TV, radio and print media. Thousands of massage professionals and bodyworkers subscribe to his free Marketing Tips newsletter available at BodyworkBiz.com. He is a co-founder of World Massage Conference, a host of Massage Therapy Radio, owns a chair massage school in Canada and has recently launched a new massage product: Thermal Palms, which is a soft alternative to hot stone massage. He lives in Toronto, Canada and loves rock climbing and French food.

Some of the websites mentioned on this episode:

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 19 – Sports Massage with Nate Butryn

Interview with Nate Butryn, RMT talking about Sports Massage and working with athletes.

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.

Episode 39 – Interview with Chris Balsley

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.”

“Helping people become who they know they must”
(303) 250-3262

Some of the websites mentioned on this episode: