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The Radical RMT
39 minutes | 20 days ago
Bro, Do You Even Refer Out?
When you have a full schedule and your client really needs a massage, do you refer to one of your colleagues? When you have reached a plateau with your client's progress, do you introduce them to another healthcare professional that may be able to break the cycle? How do you extend your professional reach and build a network of allied healthcare members that will work together to provide exceptional care for your client? Do you hear massage therapists refer to clients as "my" clients? Check out this solo episode with just me and my rambling heart to learn more about why you should be referring out to other massage therapists and healthcare professionals. If you like this episode, you should also check out these episodes of The Radical RMT: #029 Fat Positive Wellness with Jamie Boer #009 Dr. Melanie Stewart Contact Krista Dicks firstname.lastname@example.org @theradicalrmt www.theradicalrmt.com
78 minutes | 10 months ago
#030 Self Care: Randi Kay, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor.
"We have to approach our healing day to day; moment to moment if we are going to change who we are over time." - Randi Kay ... This episode features Randi Kay, a massage therapist and yoga instructor from Fargo, North Dakota who helps her clients discover intuitive healing that leads to the best self-care for their body. She has her own podcast called “Simple Self-care” where she interviews guests and shares her own wisdom on simplifying, seasonal living, and intelligent body awareness. She has been featured on "The Minimalists" podcast and I am grateful to have the opportunity to speak with her. Please enjoy this episode with Randi Kay! Learn more about Randi Kay... www.naturallyrandikay.com/simplenature www.naturallyrandikay.com/podcast www.instagram.com/naturallyrandikay www.naturallyrandikay.com/newsletter
13 minutes | a year ago
The Radical RMT Podcast: Batching Tasks to Stay in Control of Your Time
This is a short episode with me, Krista; the host of The Radical RMT Podcast! On The Radical RMT podcast, I not only want to share the stories, advice, and routines of Radical RMTs but, I would also like to share with you the useful tips, and habits that I have learned along the way to help me create my own version of living a Radical RMT lifestyle and I hope it may be useful to you as well. This episode is about Batching! I explain the benefits of batching the same tasks together Why we should stop giving our limited time and attention to each individual task as it comes up I share my own version of how I batch tasks weekly What bad habit am I guilty of doing almost daily Please let me know if you found this episode helpful or share your own version of batching with me email@example.com Thanks so much for listening, and I hope you have an awesome day!
46 minutes | a year ago
#029 Fat Positive Wellness: Jamie Boer, RMT
Content Warning: This episode includes topics of weight, eating disorders, and diet culture. ... “All bodies have pain- big and small. All sizes can experience pain and a lot of the time it doesn’t have to do with your weight” - Jamie Boer, RMT ... Jamie Boer, RMT recently opened a welcoming massage space for everyBODY! She is the owner of Eastwood Wellness Co in Toronto, Canada, and she encourages a massage clinic that provides a safe place to receive a massage with no judgments, no body shaming, and no unsolicited advice. As a woman with a bigger body she has had her own experiences of feeling judged by health care practitioners and in her ten years as an RMT she never quite felt like she "fit in" wherever she was working. When she was given the opportunity to open her own clinic, she knew that nothing felt more right. Listen to Jamie's story about radical self-acceptance, why chairs without armrests in your waiting room are important, and why we as RMTs need to remember what is in our scope of practice- and what is not when it comes to our opinion of a "healthy body". Please enjoy and share this episode!
48 minutes | a year ago
#028 Adventures from Karen's Clinic: Karen Munro-Caple, RMT
“I find humour a really quick way to connect and a quick way to find out about my client” - Karen Munro-Caple ... If you have been an RMT for even a short amount of time it is likely you have noticed a very relatable cartoon called "Adventures from Karen's Clinic." This episode introduces you to the woman behind the cartoon and how it came to be a monthly feature of the RMTAO "Friday File" Karen was in animation for over 20 years working in Canada and Internationally creating some of the most beloved cartoons you may have grown up with such as The Racoons, Scooby-Doo, and Inspector Gadget. Learn how and why she became a Registered Massage Therapist and why she loves being her own boss! Karen is an advocate for creativity, joy, and finding the humour even with serious topics like pain or a pandemic. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode! I enjoyed creating it! ... http://www.adventuresfromkarensclinic.com/
31 minutes | a year ago
#027 The Massage Therapy Podcast: Heather Rivers, RMT and Nicole Andrews, RMT
"If we can impact positively on one person's life then we've won in our minds!" -Heather Rivers and Nicole Andrews. The Massage Therapy Podcast ... I was very excited to connect virtually with Heather and Nicole about their very own podcast "The Massage Therapy Podcast" where they discuss the latest in Massage Therapy, health care, and more. These two are colleagues with over 13 years of experience and now podcast partners who are both passionate about the massage profession and they love to teach and educate to both massage therapists and to show clients a behind the scenes view about what life is like as an RMT. The podcast also gives them an opportunity to share their opinions over a cup of tea! I'm in! Please enjoy this episode! www.theradicalrmt.com I also had the pleasure to be on The Massage Therapy Podcast! You can check out that episode HERE
32 minutes | a year ago
#026: Learn More and Prolong Your Career. Zephyr Samchuck, RMT
"People are always really excited for you to try and better yourself and to try and learn more...at the end of the day it’s going to help your clients and you’re going to be more fulfilled and happier from it." - Zephyr Samchuck ... Zephyr became an RMT in 2014 and has attracted a steady clientele in only a few years. She is a mom who feels that the massage career has been the biggest blessing to allow for the flexibility of her schedule. As she progresses in her career she was thinking about the importance of her own self-care and how she could maintain her practice for another twenty years. She is now two years into a four-year program studying towards her M.OMSc (Manipulative Osteopathic Sciences) at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton, ON. Zephyr lives in Ottawa and commutes to Hamilton for a week once a month to complete her training while committing the other 3 weeks to her massage practice. While Zephyr was in massage therapy college she worked part-time as the receptionist for Align Massage Therapy. The experience gave her first-hand observation as a massage therapy student and a sense of what the career would eventually look like, especially the relationship between client and therapist. She was able to ask questions directly to RMTs in the field and bonus, she became part of the team upon completing her registration! I hope you enjoy this episode with Zephyr :) www.theradicalrmt.com
61 minutes | a year ago
#025 Right Place Right Time. Shawn Markwick, RMT
“It seems to be the story of my life; right place at the right time” - Shawn Markwick, RMT ... Shawn Markwick is in his 25th year as a Registered Massage Therapist and this year it will be his 14th season with the NHL as the Ottawa Senators' massage therapist. He taught massage therapy for 7 years and was one of my massage therapy instructors. He loves to teach and share his knowledge, encouraging collaboration between all healthcare professions. He is an excellent mentor in the profession. He worked with Team Canada for the World Championships 2014 in Belarus and also works with Cirque Du Soleil when they are in town (and when his schedule permits). He is a passionate RMT dedicated to helping each and every one of his clients to feel better, which can often lead to a 10 hour massage day. His schedule is full during hockey season which can have him working 80 hour weeks between touring and seeing massage clients at two separate clinics. When he is not traveling or working, he is helping out at home with his wife Angela and his 3 children Lindsay, Emma, and Ben. "Right place at the right time" may be how Shawn feels he has come into some incredible career opportunities but, in this episode, you will also learn that he is one of the hardest working RMTs who has truly earned them. I hope you enjoy! www.theradicalrmt.com
37 minutes | a year ago
#024 Slow Medicine Company. Megan Hoskins, RMT.
"I named my company in a way that reminded me to slow down and kept me researching ways to slow down so that I could share it with other people." - Megan Hoskins Megan Hoskins, owner of Slow Medicine company is a Registered Massage Therapist since 2004 and a yoga instructor with over 26 years of experience. Her business is located in Toronto and it brings wellness programs into the workplace to encourage movement. She also created online programming so it would be more accessible and affordable. During this time of Covid-19 she stays connected to her community by offering massage training for couples on Instagram Live and a hydration challenge on her website. She encourages other massage therapists to consider what other skills you can offer or to learn a new skill during this time that ties in but, could pivot your business. She is a wife and a mother of 2 young boys. It was a pleasure speaking with Megan, and I hope you enjoy this episode! www.theradicalrmt.com
57 minutes | a year ago
#023 Silver Linings. Kat Pugliese, RMT, Singer, Songwriter, Musician.
"You will always find a subtle sparkle if you keep your eyes open" - Kat Pugliese ... Kat Pugliese brings an uplifting tone to this episode as we discuss "balance" between her massage therapy career and creating as a musician, singer, and songwriter. Her new EP "Found" is available on all music platforms! She is a certified yoga instructor which gives her valuable tools to teach her massage clients home care. Kat encourages self-care as self-love and shares her own go to's and recommendations for massage therapists during this time. Ashiatsu therapy is one of her main techniques and she loves it as something unique to offer her clients. Listen to the episode to learn more about Kat! Enjoy! www.theradicalrmt.com
70 minutes | a year ago
#022 Connecting. Ian Kamm, RMT, Teacher.
"This is an opportunity for us collectively to reassure our clients and the general public that we are doing everything we can to take their health and safety into account" - Ian Kamm, RMT ... Ian has over 23 years of experience in and around massage therapy and his passion for the profession is not letting up. He has an excellent reputation among RMTs for his courses held in favourable warm destinations (Vegas, Turks and Caicos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and more). He also teaches at Sutherland Chan helping to bring the next wave of RMTs into the world with some business sense. He has an innate ability to explain the complicated or confusing and he thrives on it. He says that teaching has helped him to develop this skill and he is often sought out for his explanations not only by his students but, the general RMT population as well. Ian works in his own clinic and has a loyal clientele who will gladly drive across the city of Toronto for his signature techniques. Ian not only finds opportunities to travel for his courses but, he loves running and triathlons so when he can, he loves to do both in one destination! I was very excited to chat with Ian and I hope you enjoy this episode! www.theradicalrmt.com
57 minutes | a year ago
#021 Balance. Annie Milović. Massage Therapist, UK
"I wanted to feel that satisfaction that I got from massage in a way that you don't get when you're doing an office job" - Annie Milović ... Annie Milović considers herself Canadian even after 21 years of living in Edinburgh, Scotland. She works part-time as a massage therapist out of her home and works flexible hours as a civil servant for Scotland. She used to be a political adviser on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and it never occurred to her that she could be a massage therapist. Annie loves learning and seeks out opportunities to learn which is how she discovered the benefits of giving a massage though she had always been getting them before. She describes the way her work life is balanced between the little control she has at her office job and the complete control she has over her massage practice. We talk about the job satisfaction one gets from massage in a way that you don't get at an office job. How does her day differ in Scotland compared to Canada and how does the massage profession match up to Canadian trained RMTs? She has even inspired a few of her co-workers to give their own interests a go and see that maybe it's not that scary after all. I hope you enjoy this chat with Annie Milović! www.theradicalrmt.com
27 minutes | a year ago
#020 Recovery. Marty Royal, Pro Sports Massage Therapist, UK
“Having individual modalities available, you can actually individualize the course of treatment.” - Marty Royal ... Marty Royal is a sports massage therapist practicing for 15 years in England and works with football clubs combining his hands-on time with complementary modalities such as compression therapy and cryotherapies. These modalities improve recovery time with athletes and help Marty be more efficient with his soft tissue and deep tissue therapy. He is a full-time firefighter and wants to transfer to more therapy time once he retires. I hope you enjoy this episode with Marty Royal. www.theradicalrmt.com
53 minutes | a year ago
Part II of The Most Technologically Advanced RMT in Canada. Scott Grisewood, RMT.
Technology is here for better or worse. Evidence-based practitioners will take an interest in measurement and technology.
5 minutes | a year ago
Q & A with Emily Burns, RMT
"If you want to feel really good about yourself, then open your own business"- Emily Burns, RMT ... Emily started her career path in massage therapy after deciding that her undergrad and future in psychology would mostly be research-based when what she really wanted to do was work with people. She has recently transitioned from an independent contractor to working for herself in her own space and she loves that “[she] gets to do what [she] wants and nobody cares.” From her undergrad days she was interested in brain injuries, and head and neck trauma which is what she enjoys treating most in her practice. After she experienced her own concussion in 2016 and works on her own recovery, she has more tools and confidence to help her own clients who also have concussions. She is a wine nerd and is pursuing courses which may lead to a second career as a sommelier. Emily is teaching in the massage therapy program and wants her students to be good massage therapists, not just have a goal to pass the exams. We talk about negotiating as a woman, touch on applying minimalism when making a career decision and also how women gravitate towards caring professions and it seems expected that we should give more without compensation. I hope you tune in to this episode and enjoy learning more! www.theradicalrmt.com
45 minutes | a year ago
#019 Be The One Making The Final Decisions. Emily Burns, RMT.
"I think the best massage therapists are problem solvers" - Emily Burns, RMT ... Emily started her career path in massage therapy after deciding that her undergrad and future in psychology would mostly be research based when what she really wanted to do was work with people. She has recently transitioned from independent contractor to working for herself in her own space and she loves that “[she] gets to do what [she] wants and nobody cares.” From her undergrad days she was interested in brain injuries, and head and neck trauma which is what she enjoys treating most in her practice. After she experienced her own concussion in 2016 and works on her own recovery, she has more tools and confidence to help her own clients who also have concussions. She is a wine nerd and is pursuing courses which may lead to a second career as a sommelier. Emily is teaching in the massage therapy program and wants her students to be good massage therapists, not just have a goal to pass the exams. We talk about negotiating as a woman, touch on applying minimalism when making a career decision and also how women gravitate towards caring professions and it seems expected that we should give more without compensation. I hope you tune in to this episode and enjoy learning more! www.theradicalrmt.com
59 minutes | a year ago
#018 The Most Technologically Advanced RMT in Canada. Scott Grisewood, RMT.
"I'm more let's get in the trenches and get our hands dirty and do the best job we can to get people's lives turned around!" - Scott Grisewood, RMT ... Scott Grisewood has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1994. He was one of the first practitioners to introduce Shockwave Therapy in Canada and developed his own treatment approach using this new technology on his massage clients. Now, he travels around the world treating hundreds of professional and amateur athletes with his "portable human performance lab." This includes a few key pieces of equipment that give him precise assessment results that help in his treatments and it provides key information to the athlete, coach, and trainer. Scott owns Shockwave Therapy Centre in Barrie, Ontario, Canada and enjoys living close to his family which now includes some grandchildren. The technology that Scott uses is fascinating and I hope you enjoy hearing about it maybe for your own practice, or because you can help direct a patient/client to someone using this same technology to help them breakthrough an injury or to reach the next level in training. It is also a nice reminder of how fortunate we are as massage therapists to apply our knowledge and skills in ways that are outside the box. Also, check out Part II of this episode where Scott covers more about the technologies and why we should embrace them as evidence based practitioners! www.theradicalrmt.com
58 minutes | a year ago
#017 Taking a break may solidify your passion for massage. Sandra Rosten, MT
"I knew if I wanted to do this again and do it for as long as possible, I knew I would need to pace myself" - Sandra Rosten ... Feeling burnt out emotionally and physically from your massage career? Curious about what it would look like if you took some time off from your practice and tried a new career path? Would it solidify your decision to leave massage therapy? Or would it solidify your passion for it? Sandra (Sandy) Rosten has been practicing as a massage therapist in the province of Manitoba for 16 years now. But, there was a time that she wasn’t pacing herself and she wasn’t sure how long she could keep up. She was raising a family, running her massage practice from home and she was having a hard time saying “no” to appointments. She allowed herself to step away from massage and try something different. Would it mean she would leave massage forever? She would only know if she took the leap! I hope you enjoy hearing her story. www.theradicalrmt.com
53 minutes | a year ago
#016 Your Personal Growth and Development Journey. Richard J Platt. Massage Success Mindset
"If a goal doesn't scare and excite you at the same time, then it's probably not worth doing and it's not an audacious goal" - Richard J Platt ... Richard J Platt is a retired massage therapist and clinical hypnotherapist. He is a published author and business success coach who currently lives in Vancouver BC. Welcome to 2020 friends! It is time to embark on your personal growth and development journey! Not sure how to get started? I am excited to introduce Richard who is passionate about helping massage therapists create audacious career goals and create a clearly defined plan to get there. In this episode, you will learn how it is easier than you may think to create the massage practice and lifestyle of your dreams. Check out this episode with Richard and please see his resources below to go even further! www.theradicalrmt.com
31 minutes | a year ago
Q & A. Nathan Walton, RMT.
Nathan's Workday routine. Why His library card was a worthwhile investment. His advice to engage in learning beyond RMT related material and more... www.theradicalrmt.com
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