Massage Tools Podcast

Massage Tools Podcast

Massage Tools Podcast’s mission is to inspire massage and manual therapists. We’re mainly based around our interviews with some of the coolest and unique individuals in the field. We will also be adding continuing education course reviews to the mix in the near future.

Episodes

October 23, 2021 33 mins

Have you ever wanted to work with Team USA at the Olympic/Paralympic Games? Have you ever waned to work with a National Governing Body (like USA Soccer or USA Bobsled)? This is the podcast for you!

Our guest is Taryn Pennington of the United States Olympic and  Paralympic Committee and we discuss the Sport Medicine Volunteer Program. We cover the application process, what makes a good applicant, what's involved in a ...

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Check out our review of Myofascial Decompression Level 1 Online course. If you're a Massage Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Chiropractor, etc considering a cupping therapy course, see if this is right for you.

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https://massagetoolspodcast.com/ceu-review-myofascial-decompress...

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August 24, 2021 20 mins

Flying solo for this podcast, I talk about my experience at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (held in 2021). I talk about some logistics, the role of massage therapy, the bigger picture, athlete reactions to Games, and of course sushi.

Website: www.massagetoolspodcast.com

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MassageToolsPodcast/

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July 14, 2021 27 mins

Wade Alberts is back! This time we jump into his Sport Massage experience. We cover topics such as  breaking into or increasing opportunities with teams and the importance of communication with our athletes.

Topics: Communication with Athletes, Never Split the Difference,  Breaking into Sport Massage

Catch Wade on social media:
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/wadedalberts/
Twitter: https://twitter....

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July 7, 2021 33 mins

This weeks episode features Wade Alberts of Wellness by Wade. We cover a variety of topics including great Con Ed, the challenge of moving from the big city back to a small town, and the most important thing of all: trust. 

Topics: Business, Client Communication, Active Release Techniques (ART),  George Davies

Wade Alberts:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wadedalberts/

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November 22, 2020 8 mins

This bonus content from our interview with Bob McAtee.  Springing off an idea from A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth (a book by Tom Bisio) we broke into a discussion on the anti-icing movement and how we approach it with athletes.

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November 22, 2020 63 mins

This weeks guest is Bob McAtee, owner of Pro-Active Massage Therapy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

He is the author of Facilitated Stretching and Sport Massage for Injury Care.  We talk about some of the content from his books, his 38years in the sports massage world, plus a lot of our mainstay questions. Although it’s a bit of a long one, but it is jam-packed with information. 

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This episode we talk with Irene Diamond, the "Pain Reliever and Mover Improver". She's a 2013 Massage Hall of Famer and a triple threat, as a clinical, massage system founder/instructor, and business coach. She shares her journey of joining the massage field and how that helped her develop the Active Myofascial Therapy - Diamond Method. We also talk a lot about the business side...or lack there of... of the massage f...

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This week we have Vincent Bounds of Myology Sport Massage.  We discuss finding your brand, where to put logos, and a fairly unique idea of athlete sponsorship. Plus we hit some of our hallmark questions about the massage field. We hope you enjoy!

Vince
https://www.instagram.com/myologysportsmassage/
https://www.myologysportsmassage.com/

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This week's guest is Bill Helm. He's a bodyworker/massage therapist, taoist priest, Chen style Taichi teacher, and our host's first massage instructor.  We discuss Tuina and traditional massage practices and how they fit into the modern world. Plus he delivers some solid advice to anyone in the massage and manual therapy career. We hope you enjoy his no-nonsense sage wisdom.

Bill:
Instagram: https://www...

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October 7, 2020 10 mins

Interested in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (aka IASTM, Gratson Technique, Gua Sha, Scraping Therapy, etc)? In this episode our host discusses some criteria you'll want to consider when purchasing your first..or next tool. We hope you join us for this short episode, but we'll be back soon with more interviews.  

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Gay Koopman, the OG sport massage therapist for adaptive athletes joins us this week. She discusses working with this unique population, her time with Amputee Soccer, and some other special populations she works with regularly.  Plus she  provides great advice on continuing education, general sports massage, and areas the industry needs to grow.

Gay Koopman:
www.momentummassage.net/

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September 23, 2020 25 mins

We're back with another Sports Tools segment. Tony Poland tells us about his experience with USA Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, and working the Recovery Center at the 2016 Olympic Games. He gives some great advice on those first few days with a new team. We also talk about Functional Range Conditioning, RockTape/RockBlades, and the Shoulder Sphere.

Tony Poland
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonysbodywork/

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September 16, 2020 22 mins

We cover some great ideas in this episode. Tony dives into his philosophy on stretching and its nuances. Plus he tells us about a fantastically simple and powerful drill for develop a better sense of touch/palpation. This last one is huge for students, newer therapists...or anyone who palpates.
 
Tony's Social Media
https://www.instagram.com/tonysbodywork/

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September 10, 2020 9 mins

This is probably what should have been episode 00. Due to listener input, is this a short podcast about the host and the mission of the podcast.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/massagetoolspodcast/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MassageToolsPodcast/

Kelly:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RandoriBodywork

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RandoriBodywork

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Qiana goes more in depth on her coaching business. If you curious about leveling up your massage business under her guidance, tune in here!

https://taplink.cc/bodyrealmcenter/p/2b4075/
Instagram: @bodyrealmcenter

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September 2, 2020 49 mins

Massage Tools Podcast Episode 8: Qiana Thompson
Are you interested in running a six-figure income massage practice? Tune in.
We welcome this week's guest all the way from San Fransisco. We first heard Qiana talk on Maestro on the Mic Podcast (episode 146: Leveling Up as a Massage Therapist) and I knew we needed her on our podcast. We talk about finding being authentic, communication styles, and building a loyal client-...

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August 26, 2020 33 mins

Tom is back! In this segment we get into some depth about working with sports teams. If you've got an interest in massage with collegiate and professional teams, or being on a medical team at an international event, there are a some great pearls throughout this episode. If event/team massage doesn't appeal to you, Tom still delivers advice on his clinical approach...and with 52 years in the industry he's got it down ...

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August 19, 2020 35 mins

We are back with another Industry Tools segment and this is a big episode.  Tom Benson is trying to distill 52 years (that's not a typo, fifty-two years) of experience into one conversation.  He does a fantastic job with advise on practice and it was so much fun talking with him. We hope you enjoy!

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August 12, 2020 24 mins

We have Amy Murry back! Working with the National Teams of wrestling, swimming, plus having served Team USA at the 2016 Olympics and 2018 Paralympics, she has tons of information to share with us. We talk continuing education, tips and advice for working with elite athletes, and how to potentially break into the field of sport & competition massage.

Amy's links
Business: https://www.humanbw.com/
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