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 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

Massage Podcast – Episode 012

State of the massage therapy profession with Elaine Calenda. If you are looking to reduce some of your phone related expenses then you might want to listen the tip of the week.

Note: We just want to make clear that we refer to getting a free PHONE NUMBER,  not a free phone. Thanks!

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

Episode 18 – Moore Massage a male therapist success story

Interview with Michael Moore, sharing the story behind his business Moore Massage which was named “Best of Boston” 3 years in a row.

We dedicate this podcast to all male therapists out there.

The Chanda Plan Foundation

This is the Video that we mentioned on Episode # 28. Please take the time to watch it. Thanks!

Episode 38 – Interview with Susan G. Salvo – Mosby’s Pathology author

Susan G. Salvo is a massage therapist with 30 years of experience. As an author,Susan has written several best selling massage textbooks, online courses, and instructional youtube videos. She is currently working on her Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Instructional Technology. Susan was a task force member for the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge Project. She is on the advisory board for the American Pregnancy Massage Association. In 2011, Susan was named Teacher of the Year during the World Massage Festival. She holds membership in several prestigious associations and societies and is very passionate about massage therapy and massage education.

Links mentioned during podcast:

www.susansalvo.com

www.youtube.com/user/lamassageschool

massagepassionista.blogspot.com

www.facebook.com/susansalvo

Effects of Massage Therapy

Massage Podcast – Episode 006

Eeris Kallil is an established Massage Therapist and healing-arts practitioner. She has practiced in America and abroad since 1986. She graduated the Boulder School of Massage in 1988 and became a faculty member there in 1999, teaching Shiatsu, Movement and Massage for Breast Cancer.

Her background includes extensive studies of Zen Shiatsu, Chinese Medicine Theory, and Energy work. She has developed her own unique intuitive style of work, and founded the Core Alignment Technique.

As a breast cancer survivor she is committed to working with and helping women through their treatments and recovery and to teaching breast cancer massage to certified massage therapists.

Some of the websites mentioned on this episode:

BodyworkWisdom.com

Self Care for Post mastecomy lymphedema – Video

MassageProfessionals.com