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MU #15 – Interview with Cristina Proano-Carrion on Aromatherapy

It was when Cristina and her husband were trying to get pregnant that lead her to discover the powerful uses of essential oils. Now with over 16 years of experience formulating aromatherapy products for the spa, fitness and hospitality industry, she is eager to share her successful experience and the therapeutic values of nature’s essential oils. Read more…

 

 

MU #14 – Interview with Karen Kowal on Pillossage

Karen blends a background of 30 years of nursing focused on physical and emotional rehabilitation with 15 years as a Massage Therapy to create novel and innovative techniques using thermal compression with stretching techniques. Her techniques have been included in evidence-based studies and are now being used in Pain Clinics and HealthCare settings to decrease pain and improve quality of life. Read more…

 

 

MU #13 – Interview with Tiffany Blackden on Getting Rid of Low Back Pain

Tiffany Blackden suffered from low back pain on a daily basis for 5 years. She exhausted all avenues of traditional medicine. It was massage therapy that offered her a solution. This led her to a career in massage.

She has been a massage therapist since 1999 having a full practice in Herndon, Virginia. She and Gary relocated to Ft. Collins, Colorado in 2006. They own and operate GTS Therapeutics.  Read more…

 

 


MU #12 – Interview with Kate Deriso on Bowen Therapeutics

Kate Deriso is passionate about helping people get out of pain. Through her background in Occupational Therapy and Massage Therapy and her own bout with debilitating migraines she found the “Bowen Technique”. Through this modality she is able to effectively help people find relief from pain, both safely and gently. Read more…

 

 

 

 

MU #11 – Interview with Dana Tate on Lypossage

Dana Tate has a massage and emotional wellness practice at the Holistic Center in Tupelo, MS, specializing in CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki and Emotional Unwinding. She is an instructor of massage therapy, an NCBTMB continuing education provider and a Lypossage Master Trainer for Lypossage Esthetiques Internationale, LLC, offering training for massage therapists, day spas, and Lypossage 5 Star Educators. Read more…

 

 

 

 

MU #10 – Interview with Susan Epperly on Chinese Negative Pressure Facial Cupping
Susan Epperly and her husband, Shane Epperly, have a private practice in Ausin, Texas’ “SoCo” District. Together, they own Tiger Lily Studios, through which they produce and distribute educational materials for Health & Wellness Practitioners. Susan incorporated Chinese Negative Pressure Facial Cupping into her practice in 2009. Read more..

 

 

 

MU #9 – Interview with Gloria Coppola on Lomi Lomi Massage

Gloria Coppola has been in the healing arts for almost 25 years. Currently, she is a curriculum writer for several schools across the US and a continuing education provider at Massage Pro C.E. She has lived and trained on Kauai in Lomilomi and offers classes on the island and the mainland. Read more…

 

 

 

MU #8 – Interview with Jeff Lutz on Spray and Stretch Technique

Jeff is a Board Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist and has been in practice since 2001. He attended The Pittsburgh School of Pain Management, which is an accredited program for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and board certified in 2002. Jeff maintains practices in both Greensburg and Pleasant Hills, PA. Read more…

 



 

MU #7 – Interview with Robin Doerr on Hot Stone Massage

Photo Courtesy of Todd Rennel

Robin Doerr has over 13 years of bodywork experience from the fitness and spa industries. She specializes in Deep Tissue, and Five Elements Massage which she created specifically for this spa. Read more…

 

 

 

 


 

 

MU #6 – Interview with Tiffany and Gary Blackden on Couples Massage

Tiffany and Gary Blackden have been teaching Couples Massage since 2000, and have been massage therapists for longer than that. They’ve shared both private and group classes for special occasions or just because…it’s fun. Often the participants of their Couples Massage classes would ask them if they could take Tiffany and Gary home with them for additional instruction. Because they wanted to be able to offer their clients additional help with the technique, they created a couples massage DVD and download.  Read more…

 

 

MU #5 – Interview with Sherrie Tennessee on Pregnancy Massage

Sherrie Tennessee is a trained massage therapist and nail technician and has a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Ms. Tennessee has been in the beauty wellness industry for seven years and was the owner of ReNew Organic Day Spa. ReNew was a premier organic day spa in Baltimore, Maryland and received several awards including Best Spa City Paper 2007, Best Green Spa Baltimore Magazine 2007, and Best Massage Therapist, Baltimore Magazine 2008. Ms. Tennessee is a graduate a long time instructor of Steiner Education Group in Baltimore, Maryland.   Read more…

 


MU #4 – Interview with Stephanie Jensen on Medical Massage

Stephanie Jensen has been a massage therapist since 2005. She is the owner of Advanced BodyWork and Massage specializing medical massage. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

MU #3 – Interview with Irene Diamond on Active Myofascial Therapy – The Diamond Method

As a result of her own paralysis from a spinal cord injury, Irene Diamond created a type of massage called Active Myofascial Therapy ~ The Diamond Method (AMT) after all other means of therapy and treatments have been exhausted. Find out how you can get relief from pain after just a few sessions when nothing else has worked.   Read more…

 

 

 

MU #2 – Interview with Lauriann Green of Save Your Hands!

Lauriann Greene is the co-author of Save Your Hands!, the leading text on injury prevention, self-care and ergonomics for manual therapists. Lauriann has been a leading writer, educator and researcher on injury prevention for manual therapists since 1995. Since that time, Lauriann has written numerous articles on self-care and injury prevention for major publications including Massage Therapy Journal, Massage Magazine, Massage & Bodywork, and Positive Health, as well as a column in Massage Magazine called “Helping the Healers”.  Read more…

 


MU #1 – Interview with Tanya Chaney on Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

Tanya Chaney is my guest expert on this episode. We will be talking about Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy. Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy is based on the work of Janet Travell and David Simons. Trigger Point Therapy is safe and effective in alleviating myofascial pain and syndromes such as tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, dysmennorhea, TMJ, fibrositis, trick knee, whiplash, etc. Mainstream clinical research has shown that trigger points are often responsible for headaches, muscle weakness and pain, restricted range of motion, tearing, sweating, salivation, dizziness and blurred vision. Tanya is the owner and head therapist at Chaney’s Natural located in southwestern Pennsylvania.  She has been in practice for nearly 10 years and she received her bodywork training from Pittsburgh School of Pain Management. Read more…