The mission of Irene’s Myomassology Institute is to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual health of individuals and society. The public’s interest in natural health and preventative medicine is continuously growing. We strive to be your reliable source for information on massage therapy, healthy lifestyles and successful massage careers.
Successful Massage Careers
Robin Leslie Graduated in June 2015.
I chose this career because previously I worked in the field of nuclear medicine and now I help people without poison or drugs and my heart couldn’t be happier.
So many favorite memories! I just loved walking into Irene’s. I felt at home. I love bodywork and helping people through their healing journey and I have Irene’s to thank for that. The best decision I could have ever made in myself was going to Irene’s and meeting all the lovely people I’ve got to meet along the way.
What do you do for self-care to provide longevity for your massage career? I soak in Epson salt several times a week. I douse myself with essential oils to continue my healing; I use peppermint, lavender, clove, rosemary, and eucalyptus the most. I practice yoga and deep breathing daily. I also have a massage chair at home so I work on myself a lot. I eat right; I do not eat sweets or sugar and no dairy.
Luckily my two specialties (intuitive deep tissue and manual lymphatic drainage) provide variety in the treatment room and help to reduce burnout. I’m very stringent about hydration throughout my day and work hard to eat nutritious, balanced meals. Recently I’ve taken “resting time” very seriously and my next goal is to ensure consistent exercise.
The most rewarding aspect of my career as a Myomassologist is just simply helping people. Whether physical, emotional, or mental, massage tends to help all aspects of a person. Some people are recovering from an (acute or chronic) accident or illness, or maybe that of a loved one, or the daily stress of life…job, family, pandemics. It is a great feeling to know that in some small way I might be of help.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Whether you are a professional athlete or participating in an amateur sports league with your friends, exercise can provide significant benefits. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has even gone as far as releasing the first official U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines in 2008.
There are two types of scars, mature and immature. When a scar is considered immature it means that the wound has just healed and can feel itchy or sensitive to the touch. Scars are considered mature once they are between three to eighteen months old and scar tissue is no longer being produced. With mature scars, you need to be more vigorous with your approach with scar tissue release work.
Massage is becoming one of the most popular complementary medical therapies in the world. According to researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, after just a forty-five minute Swedish massage participants in the study showed an increased number of lymphocytes (commonly known as white blood cells). These cells play a major role in defending the body from disease.
Massage has been introduced as a viable substitute for traditional medical approaches for low back pain. Many healthcare providers are beginning to recognize massage as a legitimate form of treatment for low back pain. In fact, studies show about fifty-four percent of healthcare providers suggest that their patients seek out a massage therapist in addition to other treatment for their pain.
Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than twelve weeks. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation, chronic pain is very different. Chronic pain persists. Serious, chronic pain affects over 100 million Americans each year, many of whom are inadequately treated by the health-care system.
Antibiotics are a group of medications that treat specific kinds of infections. Antibiotics have greatly improved public health since the mid-twentieth century, effectively turning many life-threatening infectious diseases into curable conditions. However, when used improperly, antibiotics do more harm than good.
Some of the most common health and digestive problems from dairy consumption include bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and long-term irritable bowel syndrome. Many individuals find that their digestive systems simply operate better without dairy. [iv] Additional concerns include: Bone health, Cardiovascular Disease, Antibiotic, and Growth Hormone Use.
Some people may think of pollution as an indirect threat, more likely to cause climate change or endanger other species than cause human illness. In reality, the air we breathe has a massive impact on our day-to-day health.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists, as well as other health organizations, recommend that no herbal supplements be taken at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. For example, be wary of the following: Black cohosh: This herbal may interact with anesthesia medicines and cause low blood pressure or increased risk of bleeding.
Today, heavy metals are abundant in our air, soil, and even drinking water. They are present in virtually every area of modern life from construction materials to cosmetics, medicines, processed foods, fuel, appliances, and personal care products. It is very difficult for anyone to avoid exposure.
Wearing a face shield, in addition to a mask over the mouth and nose, provides an additional layer of protection. It has been proven that the most common transmission method of COVID-19 is through aerosols or droplets containing the virus being expelled from an...
If we want to stay in practice as Massage Therapists or continue studying to become one, without facing another shut down, it is imperative that we follow the CDC guidelines that keep us ALL safe. However, this doesn’t only apply to the time when we are at work or...
All Licensed Massage Therapists in Michigan can return to work on Monday, June 15, 2020. We've seen the statistics and followed the news about masking, social distancing, and have heard how devastating the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 have been not only nationwide,...
Hello again, fellow MTs. We are now fully one month into this pandemic. I'm sure many of us have faced challenges during this time not only professionally, but also personally. I hope you are taking good care of yourselves! I've put together some suggestions and tips...
Irene's amazing Professional Development Instructor, Paul Mattson, did some research to help our graduates. Here is the latest information on resources to help massage therapists get through this unpredictable pandemic. Read this to find where to look for help. Thanks...