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 33 – Interview with Michael Rosen-Pyros, D.C.

Michael Rosen-Pyros, D.C., received his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the SUNY College at Old Westbury, New York, in 1975. He attended New York Chiropractic College, receiving his doctor of chiropractic degree in 1983. He has 21 years of experience teaching life sciences at the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, as well as many years of experience as a former owner/director of the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in Florida. Rosen-Pyros currently practices an eclectic synthesis of chiropractic and Thai massage in Boulder, Colorado. He is a musician and singer, a yoga and tai chi instructor and writer.

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 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

Episode 17 – TMJ Temporomandibular joint disorder

TMJ – Temporomandibular joint disorder with our massage expert: Elaine Calenda

Massage Podcast – Episode 011

Kathryn Stewart talking about insurance billing and massage therapy, state regulation .

Kathryn Anne Stewart, owner of Standley Lake Massage Therapy, has received the American Massage Therapy Association’s State Meritorious Award for 2001. This award is given for service to the massage profession in the recipient’s home state and was presented at the annual convention in Quebec, October 2001.

Kathryn received the AMTA’s State Meritorious Award again in 2003 for legislative work. The 2003 award was presented in Richmond, Virginia.

Website: www.standleylakemassage.com

Email: vimarsha@aol.com

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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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