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

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 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 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.

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:

Episode 25 – Thai-Yoga massage with Sunny Klaber

Sunny Klaber, CMT, MS is a devoted massage therapist and educator, an enthusiastic yogini and dancer, and a passionate environmentalist with a penchant for adventure travel. Sunny’s favorite massage medium and the common thread flowing through the Integral Travel programs is Thai Yoga Massage. Since 2001, Sunny has been making annual journeys to Thailand to continue her studies, and has returned to develop and teach the Thai Yoga Massage curriculum at several institutions including the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, Cortiva Institute, The Center for Massage and Natural Health, and the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy.

Sunny’s contagious passions for yoga, dance, Buddhist philosophy and massage strongly influence her unique approach to practicing and teaching this ancient healing art. Her extensive knowledge of and respect for these disciplines creates an environment which honors the sacred roots of Thai Yoga Massage, while infusing it with fresh applications and innovations.

Links mentioned during podcast:

Integral Travel

Episode 32 – Interview with Dr. Ben Benjamin

Ben E. Benjamin holds a doctorate in sports medicine and education. He studied under orthopedic medicine pioneer Dr. James Cyriax.  Benjamin has taught for more than 30 years and has been in practice for more than 45 years.  He has dedicated his life to helping people cope with and overcome the pain and stress caused by injury to the body. His therapeutic techniques help reduce and eliminate pain produced by adhesive scar tissue formed from soft tissue injury.

In sports medicine/muscular therapy private practice since 1963, Dr. Benjamin is the founder of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA. As an educator and author, he has conducted seminars and workshops across the country, served as an instructor and trainer in a variety of settings, and written several books and countless articles. His books include: Listen to Your Pain: The Active Person’s Guide to Understanding, Identifying, and Treating Pain and Injury; Are You Tense?: The Benjamin System of Muscular Therapy; and Exercise Without Injury.

Links mentioned during podcast:

www.benbenjamin.com