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.

Massage Podcast – Episode 007

Whitney Lowe is a recognized authority on pain and injury treatment with massage therapy. His contributions to the massage field are wide-ranging and include, professional publications, teaching, clinical work, consulting, and participation in national boards and committees.

He is the author of the books, Orthopedic Assessment in Massage Therapy, and Orthopedic Massage: Theory and Technique, which are used in training programs and schools nationally and internationally. He has also been a contributing author to several  other books. 

In 1994 he founded the Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute (OMERI) to provide massage therapists the advanced education they would need for treating orthopedic soft-tissue disorders. He is currently a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies and has been a regular featured author in publications such as Massage & Bodywork, Massage Magazine, Massage Today and The Journal of Soft-Tissue Manipulation. He also produces one of the profession’s most innovative online continuing education training programs in orthopedic massage.

Some of the websites mentioned on this episode:

Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute (OMERI)

Episode 27 – Interview with author Sandy Fritz, NCTMB

Sandy is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center which provides education for over 75 massage students per year dedicated to achieving excellence in massage practice and becoming a teacher.

Part of her private practice includes working with mental health, in conjunction with a psychologist who provides support care and education for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, fatigue and pain management. She also provides massage for those dealing with everything from stress management massage to rehabilitative care upon physician referral.

Additionally, Sandy has developed and supervises a student massage clinic with the Detroit Lions professional football team.

Links mentioned during podcast:

SandyFritz.info

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 21 – Ortho-Bionomy with Jim Berns

Jim Berns is a Registered Ortho-Bionomy® Advanced Instructor and Senior Practitioner. He hasbeen trained directly by the founder, English Osteopath, Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls D.O. Jim has been aRegistered Instructor and Practitioner since 1980, and has taught Ortho-Bionomy internationally andthroughout the United States.

He is co-author with Kathy Kain of the book Ortho-Bionomy A Practical Manual (North AtlanticBooks, Berkeley, Ca.) which has sold over 15,000 copies.
Jim has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 1979 and is a Registered California Instructorin Massage Therapy. He has taught classes at numerous massage schools throughout the country. Hislove for massage therapy comes across in his presentations and classes. Jim was the originator of howto blend Ortho-Bionomy and Massage.
His background includes 28 years experience in the health education field: practicing andteaching certified massage therapy; training in a variety of body therapies, personal growth seminars,NLP, and communication skills. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
Jim has been an invited speaker for numerous American Massage Therapy Associationconventions and conferences, Whole Life Expo, Sonoma State University, a variety of in-servicetrainings, and other health education forums.
He has lectured to and trained over 7,000 health practitioners. Jim’s mentoring and teachingapproach is to work with the body in a gentle, focused and direct manner.

Links shared during podcast:

objimbers.com

ortho-bionomy.org

Episode 34 – Interview with Michael Hamm, LMP – Neurofascia

Michael Hamm, LMP – is a teacher of bodywork, he strives for a dynamic classroom and a strong community in courses that include anatomy, research literacy, and various techniques. In 2005, Mike won the Gold Award in the Massage Therapy Foundation’s student case report contest, and has worked with the Foundation since then to improve research literacy in the massage field. He has also written articles for the Massage Therapy Journal, Massage & Bodywork magazine, and the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Mike is a 2005 graduate of the Brian Utting School of Massage, and has completed additional training in craniosacral work, structural /orthopedic treatment, and trauma recovery.

Links mentioned during podcast:

www.neurofascia.com

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 35 – Interview with Rhonda Reich about Animal Massage

Rhonda Reich, MA, RMT

Rhonda is a 1982 graduate of BCMT and since then has spent her time as both a massage therapist and educator. “Massage Therapy has been my life’s mission and I am thrilled to be bringing this passion back to the school where it all started.” She has also spent 15 years as a dedicated canine and equine massage therapist and instructor. Aside from originating the Canine Massage Certificate Program at BCMT in 1999, Rhonda has also established a 100-hour Equine Massage Certificate Program. She spent 5 years massaging horses in Lexington, Kentucky before returning “home” to Colorado.