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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

A Successful Career – Paula Nedzinskas

A Successful Career – Paula Nedzinskas

I love problem-solving with people’s bodies.  Watching their gait and listening to what hurts helps me figure out my path for their massage. I have enough tools in my toolbox to help me to facilitate healing for the clients.  I love reiki, CranioSacral Therapy, Cupping, and using Essential Oils for the health of the client, and I get a lot of repeat clients.

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Instructor at Irene’s Myomassology Institute Wins Prestigious Award

Instructor at Irene’s Myomassology Institute Wins Prestigious Award

This year, Irene’s Myomassology Institute, in Southfield, Michigan, is happy to announce the AMTA chose Jeanette Roach as the 2021 recipient! This award is for teachers who go above and beyond to bring out the best in students and provide them with what they need to succeed in a career as a massage therapist.

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A Successful Career – Heather Kapteyn

A Successful Career – Heather Kapteyn

I stay active every day with some form of movement.  It could be light stretching or going for a walk.  I keep a steady schedule of receiving bodywork and massage. I stay hydrated, rested, and maintain healthy balanced eating habits.

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A Successful Career – Kelly Chavers

A Successful Career – Kelly Chavers

Every single class I’ve taken at Irene’s has been wonderful, packed full of great information.  I’ve taken hot rocks, infant massage, myofascial release, and trigger points, just to name a few of my favorites.

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A Successful Career – Robin Leslie

A Successful Career – Robin Leslie

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.

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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Incredible Results for ADHD

Incredible Results for ADHD

Studies show that massage therapy can have a positive effect on children with ADHD. In a study by B. Magaddian, a massage therapy group showed positive effects after receiving a massage from therapists and parents. The researchers in this study found the results to be quite promising.

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Aging Gracefully – The Timeless Benefits of Massage

Aging Gracefully – The Timeless Benefits of Massage

A geriatric massage is a form of massage tailored specifically to the needs and ailments of the senior population. The geriatric massage focuses on the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body and passive movement of joints to improve blood circulation, increase motion, and reduce pain.

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13 Benefits of Massage for Exercise

13 Benefits of Massage for Exercise

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.

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Positive Effects of Massage for Scars

Positive Effects of Massage for Scars

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.

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How Can I Boost My Immune System?

How Can I Boost My Immune System?

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.

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Healthy Lifestyles

Chocolate to Detox – Cocoa Bliss Smoothie Recipe

Chocolate to Detox – Cocoa Bliss Smoothie Recipe

You can use chocolate as part of your detox routine, as long as it’s the right kind. This smoothie tastes like chocolate covered strawberries, sweet and chocolatey with digestive enzymes from the honey, no refined sugar, and antioxidants from the chocolate and strawberries.

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Healing Benefits of the Sun

Healing Benefits of the Sun

When days are shorter in the fall and winter, about 1 out of 4 people experience a mild form of depression called winter-onset seasonal affective disorder (SAD). People suffering from SAD undergo extreme changes in mood that fluctuate with the seasons as if they were split between a “summer person” and a “winter person”.

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How To Responsibly Use Antibiotics

How To Responsibly Use Antibiotics

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.

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The Issues Surrounding Dairy

The Issues Surrounding Dairy

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.

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Alumni Tips

Stay Safe – Stay Open!

Stay Safe – Stay Open!

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...

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Massage Therapists You’re Ready – You’ve Got This!

Massage Therapists You’re Ready – You’ve Got This!

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,...

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TIPS FOR MTs TO MAINTAIN THEIR PRACTICE DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

TIPS FOR MTs TO MAINTAIN THEIR PRACTICE DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

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...

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Current Info for MTs to Get Help

Current Info for MTs to Get Help

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...

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