Episode 17 – TMJ Temporomandibular joint disorder

TMJ – Temporomandibular joint disorder with our massage expert: Elaine Calenda

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 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 24 – Massage quality and marketing your practice with Dirk McCuistion

Dirk is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Neuromuscular Therapist. He graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) in 1995 with over 1100 hours of training in manual therapy. He has assisted classes in Neuromuscular Therapy and Anatomy and Physiology at the BCMT, as well as Anatomy at San Diego State University. Dirk is an insured professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

As Director of the MassageSpecialists Wellness Center, Dirk’s goal for every client is to integrate the body for optimum function and maximum performance.

Dirk is also our primary seminar presenter and ergonomics/ biomechanics consultant. He specializes in treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injuries. His track record is so solid, Dirk offers a money-back guarantee on his work.

Links shared during podcast:

MassageSpecialists.com

Massage Podcast – Episode 003

Topic: Stress and massage therapy with Elaine Calenda, Dawn Adkins & Jorge Cisneros.

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

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 37 – Interview with Dr. Jeff Kiker about Naturopathy and Homeopathy

Dr Jeffrey Kiker, ND is a Naturopathic Physician with over 20 years in natural/alternative health care field and enjoys working with patients, teaching and exploring new ideas. He maintains a private practice as clinical director of Holistic Therapies Naturopathic Health Center incorporating bodywork and Naturopathic medicine in Evergreen, CO with his wife, also a ND and 1 year old baby girl.

He holds several degrees; a Doctorate from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) 2008. Post-graduate studies in women’s health and bHRT, BS Biology, Philosophy minor, Metro State College Denver (MSCD) 2002, CMT Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) 1996. He has had the opportunity to teach human sciences under extraordinary mentors at BCMT, MSCD and NCNM where he began to develop his own coursework. In addition to his clinical duties he currently holds an adjunct faculty teaching position at BCMT teaching A /P& Pathology, and hosts Holistic Therapies a weekly natural medicine radio show. He has also worked at the national level on several legislative initiatives focused on Naturopathic medicine.

Links mentioned during podcast:

holistictherapies.us