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 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 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

Episode 28 – The Chanda Plan Foundation and Massage awareness week with Jill Brekken

Today we had Jill Brekken, RMT who is the Clinic Director from Boulder College of Massage Therapy. Who came to talk about the Chanda Foundation and Massage awareness week.

Links mentioned during podcast:

The Chanda Plan Foundation

The ZIA Project

Peaceful Retreats

The Chanda Plan Foundation

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

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

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

MyoFinder iPhone app demo

Check the demo of the MyoFinder iPhone app, if you are interested then you should listen Episode # 14.