2 Massage Therapists and a Microphone

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Welcome to 2 Massage Therapists and Microphone where we discuss all things Massage Therapy, Health, Wellness, and Fitness. Join us in creating a network to share knowledge, educate, and entertain the masses.

All Episodes

Listen to the most open and honest conversation from a retired Paramedic who spent almost 2 decades saving lives. Tracey tells us all about what it’s really like in the life of a first responder and why she didn’t feel it was the right fit for her. She was super honest about the mental toll it takes on a person and the lack of support for their mental health. Of course she also shared some funny stories because in a career like that, a sense of humour is a survival skill. Now, a Registered Massage Therapist for both horses and humans, Tracey gives us even more insight into why equine massage is so beneficial, what it’s like to work with horses, and some personal stories about her own horse, Bill. ConEdInstitue.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Nov 29

1 hr 11 min

Ashleigh came into our life by chance it may have seemed or was it meant to be? Did the universe know we all needed each other? You be the judge. Ashleigh is a Reiki master and soon to be RMT. She invited us into her practice space and gave Mark his first Reiki treatment. Listen to hear about Ashleigh, learn about Reiki, and hear us recap Mark’s session. The three of us discussed what Ashleigh observed in Mark, what Mark felt during the session, and how he was feeling in the following hours and days. We are excited to continue to get treatment from Ashleigh and will give updates about how Reiki is working for us! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Nov 24

57 min 5 sec

Terra is a Registered Massage Therapist, Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, Yoga therapist, soon to be lactation consultant, and fellow educator with such an interesting and inspiring story as well as a wealth of knowledge and experience. We have worked with Terra at the Canadian Massage Conference for the past 3 years and she was one of our speakers at the B3 Conference that we hosted in March of 2021 raising $4300 for Food Banks Canada. We were super excited to have Terra on to learn more about her and more from her. She’s a go-to in our profession for understanding the pelvic floor and we can’t wait to have her at ConEd to teach courses for you all! Listen to be inspired… ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Nov 19

1 hr 15 min

Erin and Fanaye are business partners and owners of a successful Physiotherapy and  Massage Therapy studio in Toronto. They have been having a difficult time hiring Massage Therapists since they changed their business model from a subcontractor model to an employee model. We had a discussion about different business models, managing expectations, what RMTs are looking for from a clinic, and why we think clinic owners are having trouble building their dream team. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Nov 13

1 hr 27 min

Danielle is a Registered Massage Therapist who has had a very successful career that she has built based on her own hard work, merit, making connections, saying yes to opportunities, and holding firm on her own convictions. Danielle was an excellent student when she attended the University of Toronto for physical education which led to her having a close relationship with her professors who were more than happy to help her out. She was advised to attend Sutherland Chan by a sports med professor and later, as a Massage student,  was introduced to her first athlete client by another professor. Although she never intended to work in athletics, athletes were drawn to her and one of her first clients as a registered therapist was an NBA player and the rest is history. Danielle has attended major games, worked in a high end spa where she used her business savvy to get what she wanted, and has a successful mobile business. This girl is on fire!! ConEdInstitue.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Nov 8

1 hr 14 min

Ed is a Registered Massage Therapist and Sport Fellow with a ton of experience with the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA). Ed’s story starts on a tobacco farm and is an inspirational tale about meeting the right people, putting in the work right away from student to RMT, seizing every opportunity, and being a rare therapist who can say he’s still working for the same organization years after becoming registered. We got to talk about some of the cool places sport massage and working with athletes has allowed Ed to go, as well as how this small town guy who never planned on living in the big city is still here in Toronto and bleeds blue! Whether you’re into athletics or not, Ed’s story will inspire you! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Nov 2

1 hr 16 min

Elysia has been a Medical Massage Therapist in the US for 20 years, has been to 10 colleges, has 8 degrees, is an Equine Massage Therapist, and an empowerment coach, with or without horses…just to name a few of her credentials. Elysia joined us to talk about her story of getting into massage, why she enjoys working with animals, how her own injuries had her pivot away from treating the animal to working with humans and their animals, and how important it is for us to understand energy. Listen to an interesting story from a therapist who’s doing some unique work. As always, we are fascinated by our listeners! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Oct 27

50 min 27 sec

Nancy and Amanda have had a few email exchanges over the last couple of years when Nancy listens to an episode that she has opinions on. We wanted Nancy to have her turn behind the mic to give us her story and how she came to be the type of therapist she is and what she has learned along the way. Nancy has had some very unique experiences and has really immersed herself into learning about herself, what her therapeutic style is, what her patients need from her, what she needs to learn to best serve them. She has also learned to combine different types of therapies/ modalities into her practice that push the limits but still remain within the scope of practice. We are so glad Nancy stuck it out with us, looked passed the f-bombs, and has participated in the conversations for all these years! ConEdInsitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Oct 20

2 hr 8 min

Part 2: Recorded on October 8 - As a follow up to our discussion on September 28th with another colleague about some of the hot topics humans are facing today, we invited James to come sit on our couch to offer a legal perspective. James is a former RMT who just finished his studies to become a paralegal and he offers us his insight into what our rights are as Canadians and how these issues have been weighed out by our government to stay within the confines of the law. James is not offering legal advice and this is just a conversation among three colleagues and is not intended to be used as legal guidance. Of course we also asked James his opinion about the ethical questions that some of us have even if we understand what is legal. Check it out… ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Oct 14

2 hr 7 min

Part 1: Listen to a recording we did on September 28 with a colleague to discuss some of the polarizing issues we are facing today. The 3 of us tried to go back and forth to look at the facts and arguments of each side to see why there is so much divide surrounding some of these hot topics. We will be recording another episode in a couple of days with a therapist who thinks very differently than this RMT as we believe it’s always important to hear and present all sides of a debate. Our interest is in getting people to listen more, argue less, and try to bring back some healthy debate, rational discussion, and humanity to our dealings with other humans. Check it out… ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Oct 13

1 hr 47 min

Yvonne is an Ontario Massage Therapist who recently reached out to us after a confusing conversation with the practice specialist about some of the new standards. After reaching out  for clarity, she was left confused and came to us for help. Welp… we may not be able to help but we were more than willing to sit behind the mic and talk her through some of the confusion. With a women’s health focused practice, Yvonne felt some of the wording surrounding breast massage needed clarification and this episode is the resulting conversation about what we think the intent was, whether it is clear, what it may mean for practice, and how the inquiry may have been handled differently. We also discuss the implications for RMTS, instructors, students, and the licensing exams of removing the technique standards. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Oct 7

1 hr 17 min

Sean is a Registered Massage Therapist, Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, Educator, Clinic Owner, and family man in Keswick, Ontario. We met him at the Canadian Massage Conference where he taught courses in Cranial Sacral Therapy, concussion management, and Visceral manipulation. Aside from being a highly skilled therapist and educator, Sean Michael has a business model that we have used as an example in our business classes to encourage therapists to think outside of the box when it comes to clinic ownership. It was a pleasure to meet someone who is doing it successfully! Listen to Sean Michael’s story about becoming a therapist, how he runs his busy clinic that has a year and half wait list (!!!), and for some good advice from a hardworking and successful entrepreneur. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Oct 1

1 hr 15 min

Jeanette is a Massage Therapist, Business Coach, educator, wife, and Mama of 4. We had a very candid conversation about her journey through the Massage Therapy world and how she has gotten to where she is today. Massage Therapy is seemingly in Jeanette’s DNA and even when she was dealing with the hardest situation in her life, she wanted to use her skill set to help others who were also dealing with the heartache of having a sick child. Jeanette has taken everything she has learned through being a business owner and now wants to give back and help others to have success with their branding to elevate their business! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Sep 27

1 hr 23 min

Roxanne, the owner of Bliss Wellness in Orillia, was a guest at the end of 2020 after a traumatic motor vehicle accident changed her life forever. She came on the mic to tell us about her physical injuries and rehab as well as living with a brain injury as she was preparing to get back to work. Roxanne reached out again because after getting back to work, she realized that she may need to pivot her career and that her brain injury was worse than she had thought. Jack, the owner of discovery wellness in Orillia was part of Roxanne’s rehab team and the two of them have now partnered up to form Massage Mentors, an online mentorship program for clinic owners to get support and enhance their business. Roxanne and Jack offer their expertise as clinic owners with years of experience and mistakes to help RMTs to be successful. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Sep 20

59 min 1 sec

Angela was a fellow speaker at the Seven Secrets to Success Summer Summit in July and after speaking to her we learned that she had done work as a death doula. We have been trying to get a death doula to speak on our podcast for months and jumped at the opportunity. What we didn’t know about Angela is that she’s not your ordinary doula. Angela described herself to us as a clairvoyant and the discussion that followed was not what we had expected. Angela shares her story of being a healer through body work, energy healing, and using her clients bodies and their stories to support their highest version of themselves.  She also explained to us how she uses her gifts when working with people and their families when they are at the end of their life. Her work focuses on trauma and working with people who need a lot of support at the end. Listen and come on this wild ride with us! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Sep 16

1 hr 41 min

Jason and Crystal met while working at a large gym/ clinic here in Toronto which is also how we know them. In 2020, these two colleagues and friends decided to make the move to open their own personal training studio/ clinic which is how chalk up was born. Listen to their story about why they wanted to open their own business, what challenges existed opening during such a difficult time, and of course a lot of smack talking between the 4 of us on a Friday night! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Sep 12

1 hr 14 min

The Unites States Organization of Licensed Massage Therapists (USOLMT) is a new association which our guest, Stephanie, created to help to unify Massage Therapists in the US who want to create change and better the profession. Stephanie is working to get the word out about this new association, get new members, and to talk to therapists about what changes they want to see to continue to move the profession forward. We were very excited to have Stephanie on to discuss why she decided to take on such a huge project, what her plans are for creating change, how USOLMT will be different and how she’s working to be transparent and truly do the work needed for LMTs. Listen if you’re a massage therapist in the US or if you have ever thought about what it takes to start an association. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Sep 6

54 min

Ashley has been a Massage Therapist for over twelve years and it was a career she got into after her mother realized that Ashley had a gift. She was somewhat of a healer for her mother and her Mom encouraged her to take this further. She is also an educator, focusing on TMJ dysfunction, and during the time off due to the pandemic, Ashley decided to expand a business idea that she had that she believes is missing from the wellness industry. Ashley believes social gatherings are part of self care and she was struggling with the isolation that can come along with this profession. This business venture is her way to celebrate the wellness professionals with themed based gatherings, social events, and award ceremonies. Listen to her tell us about her experience being a therapist, and her vision for a social company during a time where we are so deprived of a social life! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Aug 31

1 hr 5 min

Melissa is a Massage Therapist in Hawaii that we have been following for sometime. She’s originally from New York where she had a successful practice but a turning point in her life made her realize that nothing was keeping her in New York. She decided to follow one of her dreams of living in Hawaii after a client invited her there for a vacation...and the rest is history. Listen to hear how this entrepreneur has created her dream life in Hawaii where she now owns two businesses that are steadily growing and she gets to spend her downtime in what she now knows is the place she’s meant to be. Melissa owns a MyoPro Institute Medical Massage Center and Academy where she offers Massage Therapy Education as well as continuing education. She is also still in practice and owns Muscle Efx which is her therapy business. This woman is unstoppable and her story will inspire you! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Aug 23

1 hr 5 min

Huixin and Harrison are a happily married couple and new grads waiting for the results of their licensing exams so they can become Registered Massage Therapists. These two have a very interesting story about how they met and became a couple (you know we love a good love story), their previous career paths, and how Huixin roped Harrison into going to school with her and starting a new career together. They are fully immersed in massage therapy and have been joining Facebook groups and attending conferences to learn about this new profession that they are beginning together. This is how we all met! Huixin won a contest during the Seven Secrets to Success Summer Summit to be a guest on our podcast and of course she had to bring Harrison with her! For a “lazy” person, she’s a real go-getter and this is definitely the first of many episodes in following this awesome couple through their Massage Therapy journey. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Aug 17

1 hr 19 min

Mel and Rico are 3 time guests who are very new to the RMT profession. They first came on as students, then just after passing their licensing exam, and they are back again to tell some stories from their first year in practice. This time they brought another friend and colleague, Anastasia. Listen to hear some of the things that these 3 have already dealt with as new therapists and what it’s like working with your friends. Trigger warning: there’s some talk about mental health and covid that got a little deep and personal in our conversation. On this podcast we never know where the conversations will take us! Don’t judge us, just listen and enjoy! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Aug 11

1 hr 49 min

Massage Therapists are truly an eclectic group of people. We have had guests who are evidence based, reiki masters, nomads, clinic owners, coaches, spa therapists, educators, researchers, and the list goes on. Our goal is to meet interesting people and give them a platform to share their story. Enter Cristina, a very new massage therapist who is still in the process of finding herself. Cristina is currently living in her car, with her cats, working on her YouTube channels, and trying to figure out what she wants her life to look like. Massage Therapy is something she plans to do as a part time gig, while pursuing her dreams of being a YouTuber for one of her passions, astrology, and possibly for her music as well! We are truly fascinated by people’s unique stories and love hearing how people are using massage therapy in their lives. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Aug 5

51 min 41 sec

Tijen and Ashley are life partners and business partners who have shifted from service focused to product focussed now that their cannabis infused cream has officially launched into the legal market. They are second time guests on the podcast and we just have so much love for these two who have truly hustled to get to where they are today, enjoyed the process, and continue to focus on their goals with their company, Earth Kisses Sky. Listen to hear what they have been up to since we last spoke to them, where their company is today, where they are going, and of course, how they make their personal relationship and business relationship work so well. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Jul 30

55 min 30 sec

Debbie went 24 years as a massage therapist without insuring her money makers- her hands! She understood the importance but couldn’t find an insurance company that made sense for her...until she did! She found a company that made so much sense that she decided to work with them! She’s currently in the process of creating a CE course about insurance, with a focus on disability, accident, and injury because she wants to help the rest of us truly understand how these things work and why it’s so important. Although a traditionally sale-sy industry, Debbie really wants to educate manual therapists and help to bring clarity to a topic we don’t usually want to talk about! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Jul 26

1 hr 1 min

Kelly contacted us to ask if we had recorded an episode about what to do when school administrators, teachers, clinic owners, or bosses abuse their power to manipulate and intimidate the people that look to them for guidance. We didn’t have an episode that discussed this so we invited Kelly to come sit on our couch to talk about her personal experiences with power tripping people who became abusive towards her and how she dealt with it. Kelly admits that she didn’t initially recognize how these people in positions of power were being manipulative and narcissistic, and wants to warn others about some of the things to look out for if you feel that you’re being mistreated or taken advantage of. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Jul 20

1 hr 25 min

Celena is a new listener in the US and wanted to offer a different perspective to our listeners. She has listened to many episodes where we discuss splits, rent, working in clinics and spas, and mobile therapists. Celena took mobile massage to a whole other level when she decided that she was not going to allow other people and their fears tell her that she couldn’t structure her career to allow for the life she always wanted...which included travelling the world. Celena has worked in 21 spas in her 20 year career and uses the resort industry to her advantage. With no permanent address, Celena and her husband resort hop, make the money they need for their next travel adventure, and only own the possessions they actually need...they may even share clothes! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Jul 15

1 hr 14 min

To all of our listeners, a woman who really needs no introduction, Pam Fitch! Pam has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 34 years and in that time she has made quite an impact. Pam is an educator, peer supervisor, writer, and researcher who has dedicated so much of her career to helping other therapists with the ethical and interpersonal challenges that we all face and yet don’t seem to have much support or education for. Her seminar and book, “Talking Body, Listening Hands” is the go to resource for Massage Therapists for a better understanding of professionalism and the therapeutic relationships we have with our clients. We were so thrilled to get the chance to sit down with one badass RMT! Head to pamelafitch-rmt.com to learn more about this incredible woman. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Jul 9

1 hr 2 min

Michael is the Executive Director and CEO at the RMTAO which is our association here in Ontario. A few years back we had the former Executive Director, Andrew on to speak about what the RMTAO does for us. We felt it was about time to have a follow up to see what the RMTAO is up to these days, where their focus is, and how they have been working to support RMTs in Ontario during these difficult times. Michael was happy to come on and speak to us candidly and be transparent about what’s happening with the association and where he’s looking to go. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Jul 4

56 min 10 sec

Eric is a second time guest for 2 RMTs and a Mic. He’s a Massage Therapist, business coach, and author, who has been dedicating his career to helping others achieve success. He is the founder of The Happy Successful Massage Therapist which is a free Facebook group that he started a year ago to help fellow therapists find a community to support them in their careers. As an anniversary celebration, Eric and his awesome community will be hosting a FREE virtual summit from July 5-11th where he will be delving into the Seven Secrets to Success with some guest speakers- including us! For more information about the 7 Secrets to Success - Summer Summit FREE Global Event, click here.  Check out the online community if you haven’t already and listen to hear about this upcoming virtual event. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Jun 28

51 min 17 sec

Mark is a clinic owner, educator, coach, and mentor who has been practicing as a Massage Therapist in British Columbia for 27 years...oh and he’s blind. Mark has a super inspirational story about how losing his sight very young was actually a blessing that allowed him to do super cool things in his life that he may not have had the opportunity for had he not lost his vision. He felt that being a blind Massage Therapist was something that he could win at and he was right! Mark has had a very successful career and he thrives off of being challenged. In fact he said he’s bored unless things get absolutely disrupted and he feels most alive when he’s solving problems which is why his 2 clinics and 45 therapists, are so successful! Listen to be inspired by a RMT who’s mission it is to help other RMT’s be wildly successful. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Jun 23

1 hr

Mark is a LMT and certified Neuromuscular Therapist in the US with 30 years under his belt. About 20 years into his career, his body was giving up and after being diagnosed with many injuries he was told to hang up his hands. Mark America, as we have named him, decided to give himself a year to figure out if he could continue his practice and massage pain free. A decade later and here he is still practicing and helping other therapists learn how to make the most of massage with his blog which focuses on massaging pain free as well as business strategies to make more money. He’s got an upcoming book and a free DIY program for Massage Therapists who want to make it on their own! https://www.makethemostofmassage.com/courses/jump-start-program ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Jun 18

1 hr 1 min

Saira is the founder and CEO of a new business which is described as a creative coupling of a massage bar and social experience. We met Saira a couple of years ago when she took a Chair Massage course at ConEd Institute because she had this vision of opening up her own wellness center  that focussed on Massage Therapy. We had a meeting with her to hear her business plan and fast forward to 2021 when we stumbled upon this beautiful Instagram page and lo and behold...it’s Saira’s business- Touch Massage Bar. Touch offers an atmosphere inspired by Saira’s favourite vacation destinations as well a chance to get a therapeutic massage while socializing with your friends, coworkers, partners, or just one on one. Check out this new vacation destination right in our own city! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Jun 14

38 min 49 sec

Michelle is one of the owners of Cupping Canada and Cupping USA alongside her husband, Paul, whom we had the pleasure to chatting with a couple of years ago. Michelle has had such an exciting career as a Massage Therapist working with professional athletes and celebrities and working in all sorts of out of the box settings. Her experience with the mobile world gave her yet another business idea which was to start a group to help other mobile therapists and create a course for therapists to learn the ins and outs of taking your business in the road. As if that wasn’t enough, Michelle is also in the midst of writing a book about Mobile Massage Mastery to go along with this wonderful community she is creating. This woman has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Massage, business, and making a name for yourself and we are excited to see what she does next! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Jun 9

1 hr 3 min

We had our good friends from the Massage Therapy podcast join us again for a round table discussion about the peer assessment process which seems to be a hot topic in the Ontario Massage community these days. Nicole has first hand experience working with the college and we had a peer assessor help us to understand the process as it is meant to be. We wanted to give the other side of the story and maybe ease the stress on those who have yet to be peer assessed by giving some insight...spoiler- Heather has never been assessed! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Jun 3

1 hr 50 min

Linda is a senior Massage Therapist...she’s a senior, who treats seniors. Linda wanted to come on the podcast to discuss the reality of being a senior when it comes to healthcare. She has learned to be loud and use her voice to advocate for seniors like herself whom she feels after often not listened to in society. Linda felt it was important to shed some light on where there are gaps in the healthcare community when it comes to treating seniors and illustrate what you might expect when working with this population and what we as healthcare providers should be doing better. She has a book for manual therapists and caregivers called “The SPIRIT Method of Massage for Seniors: Raising the Bar. A primer for Massage Therapists and Cargivers”. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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May 28

56 min 20 sec

Susan is the founder of Massage and Movement Magazine which is a bi-monthly digital publication for Massage Therapists, by Massage Therapists. Susan has 2 decades of experience under her belt and to ensure she could happily continue in this profession that she loves, she needed more. She has been incorporating movement including yoga and Pilates for a while and really loves improving her fundamental knowledge of both Massage and movement to be the best she can be for her clients and not get bored! This magazine started out with her love for writing and blogging and has finally come to life. Check out her website for your free issue and get inspired with some great educational content from an awesome community of therapists. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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May 22

51 min 48 sec

Storm is a 16 year old that reached out to us after their parents had introduced them to our podcast. Storm thought it might be useful for people to talk about mental health from a teen perspective. After many conversations back and forth (and meeting with Mom) we decided to give Storm a mic to tell their story. I started off by saying that this young person has been through more than many adults. Storm reminded me that when it comes to mental health there is no comparison and everyone has a story. So listen in if you want to hear theirs and how seeking help left Storm with useful tools for when they feel their mental health is struggling. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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May 17

1 hr 8 min

Rebecca is a 3 time guest who always has some inspirational words for RMTs, LMTs, CMTs, and any bodyworker or entrepreneur really. We invited her back to talk about her newest baby, iHeal Institute, which uses NLP, Time Line Therapy, and hypnosis, to help coaches, massage therapists, and anyone really to learn the ways that they can heal themselves and help other people do the same. As always, Rebecca delivers some awesome advice for anyone in our profession and told us about another thing off her bucket list recently...her very first fitness competition! Listen to be inspired... ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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May 11

1 hr 29 min

Paula is an International speaker and educator from Brisbane, Australia who specializes in teaching Neuro-Lymphatic Reflexes, commonly called Chapman’s reflexes, because they were first observed by Osteopathic Physician, Frank Chapman. Paula is also the founder of the Supercharged Therapist Method. She wanted to have a chat with us about some of the very interesting things she’s doing in her practice and her teaching and we love hearing from practitioners around the globe who are doing something a little different. We had a late night recording here in Toronto with some drinks and if it wasn’t morning in Brisbane Paula would have definitely joined us in a pint! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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May 6

55 min 17 sec

Ali has taken almost every course here at ConEd Institute as she patiently waits to become a RMT. She, like so many others, had to wait to do her licensing exams due to COVID and now that she’s completed them, she’s back in the waiting game as her results won’t be available for some time. We have gotten to know Ali over the course of the last year and she has a story. Many stories. We love hearing about people’s journeys and she’s got a lot to share about career changes, relationship changes, finding yourself and finally living your truth, and even a story about a psychedelic experience which changed her even more. Ali’s openness made for a fun conversation and she even surprised us with something she made for 2 RMTs and a mic which may have just moved her into the number one super fan spot! Warning: much adult content in this episode!!! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Apr 30

1 hr 30 min

Joyce is a Massage Therapist in Toronto who is the “breadwinner” for her family of four. She says her family has broken the mold of what people view as a traditional family structure. At the end of 2019, Joyce and her family had their world shaken up when Joyce made a discovery that led to a diagnosis she never would have imagined she would hear. Joyce feels like often people don’t speak about what happens behind closed doors when something like this happens to your own family and there can be an elephant in the room when speaking to people on the outside. Joyce feels that telling her story and being open may encourage others to not go through this alone and understand that it can happen to anyone. She also feels it can help others know how to best support someone who is dealing with illness. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Apr 25

1 hr 14 min

Kelly is a Reiki Master from Orlando Florida and has a story about her first experience feeling energy through massage which is how she realized she may just be a Michael Jordan in this field (you have to listen to understand). We learned that Kelly was organizing a fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse Florida and wanted to give her a platform to talk about it. She had a virtual lip sync battle, “Putting on the hits 2021” to help raise money for this organization which means so much to her. As a child, Kelly grew up in an abusive home and stresses the importance of these kids having support systems outside of their home to get them through. Listen to us talk about energy, fundraising, and all about Kelly becoming who she is today. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Apr 20

1 hr 11 min

Nicki is a regular guest, turned friend and wine drinking buddy here and she has returned for a third episode to share some of her most unpopular opinions with us. The three of us discuss topics such as money and how society feels about the “super rich”, discrimination and when it may be justified, Massage Therapists as a business, and many more opinions that may or may not be shared by the majority of manual therapists. Nicki loves healthy debates and is very open minded and her opinions are fluid which is why she’s very open to sharing her views with us all...don’t hate, just enjoy a fun conversation between three RMT friends! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Apr 15

2 hr 17 min

Alyssa sent us a message to express some of her thoughts about being a Massage Therapist in California. She’s a new therapist and is also still in school to become a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist. We invited her to talk about being a new therapist while still studying and we ended up going down a path that of course we didn’t set out to go down. Alyssa recalled a time when she had a major emotional release while receiving treatment which opened up her eyes to how incredible Massage Therapy can be. Listen to some cool shop talk to get inspired all over again by how amazing Massage Therapy really is. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Apr 10

1 hr 5 min

Alex, the founder of Neurofit, describes this virtual reality tool as the Fitbit for your brain. After his father suffered a stroke, Alex realized there were limitations with brain injury rehabilitation and knew there had to be a better way. The entrepreneurial spark became a fire and Neurofit VR was born. The mission is to allow patients to receive personalized rehabilitation and allow the healthcare providers to help more people even with limited time. Listen to Alex tell us his story, how Neurofit works, who Neurofit can help, and how his company has had to shift due to COVID. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Apr 5

1 hr 6 min

Montana is a LMT in New York who has experience working in both New York and Florida. She has recently become a listener of ours and wanted to have a chat about the differences she encountered both with how the spas were run and the clients she met working in these two states. She was also interested in breaking down the differences between being registered and being licensed. It’s always fun to chat with our listeners down south and hear their stories and Montana delivered! She told us some crazy stories about traveling and dealing with inappropriate clients which many of us can relate to. Listen to another fun and productive conversation with an awesome listener! ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Mar 30

1 hr 19 min

Check out this sit down we had with a Massage Therapist after she caught our eye with a Facebook post that sparked some interesting conversation about issue that she was having with the Governing Body, and apparently she's not the only one... ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Mar 23

1 hr 24 min

Brad is an exercise physiologist, educator, soon to be Registered Massage Therapist, and one of the people you have likely encountered if you have ever taken courses with Rock Tape. Brad explains to us the philosophy behind this company which despite its name is not just a tape company. Rock Tape has created a company culture surrounding movement and their mission statement really says it’s all- they want people to move more and move better. The three of us talk about evidence, fascia, the nervous system, the concept of more isn’t always better, and snowshoeing! Listen to learn more about how you could incorporate Rock Tape into your practice or just to hear some shop talk about movement and performance. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Mar 17

1 hr 7 min

Alana had a career as a nurse, was married for 10 years and has 4 children. After her divorce, she decided to make a career shift to have more flexibility to allow for time for her kids and their sports. She is now part of the weird world of Massage Therapy. Since becoming a RMT, Alana has been told what RMTs can and cannot do, such as make money, open multidisciplinary clinics, or be taken seriously working with athletes if you’re a cute blonde (insert eye roll here). Alana is from a small town and shared some of the ridiculous rumours which have circulated about her since becoming a therapist and some of the locker room talk that people think is appropriate. As always, don’t judge us but enjoy the banter between 3 RMTs who still can’t believe the shit people do! 2rmtsandamic.com

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Mar 11

1 hr 42 min

Quite a few people joined the discussion about how the world views Massage Therapy after our discussion on a previous episode with guest Daniel, a Myotherapist in Australia. Massage Therapists are often viewed as the relaxation people, the muscle kneaders, the ones who you go see to relax your muscles, decrease stress, and part of a “self-care” routine. While we do have those skills, many therapists want the world to know that we are also soft tissue experts. We are the people you see to prevent and manage acute and chronic pain, improve range of motion and strength, and to maintain tissue health. All which ultimately affect movement and performance. A lot of RMTs are moving into the world of movement, including Lindsay and want to make others aware. Listen to Lindsay’s approach to therapy and the direction she’s moving in. ConEdInstitute.com 2rmtsandamic.com

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Mar 7

1 hr 36 min