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 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 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

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 29 – Massage Ethics with Melanie Russell

Special guest: Melanie Russell, RMT – I have been practicing massage for 27 years and have instructed at BCMT for 16 years.  I was hired at BCMT to teach Ethics, but I also have been a teacher of a modality called Integrative Therapeutic Massage, and I teach Client Communication Skills too.  I was a psychology major in college, I am a mother of three adult children, and I have six grandchildren.  My joy in teaching definitely comes from being with students who are learning about this wonderful career and learning about themselves.  I have seen a lot of changes in the legislation and processing of ethics in the massage profession, and I have truly enjoyed watching the profession’s growth, especially in Colorado.

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

Massage Podcast – Episode 002

Topic: Challenges that we face as massage therapists. With Elaine Calenda, Dawn Adkins & Jorge Cisneros. If you are looking for ways of including credit/debit cards payments in your practice without outrageous charges, then listen the TIP of the week.

Some of the websites mentioned on this podcast:

www.massagetherapyfoundation.org

www.massagenet.org

www.squareup.com

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.