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
Massage Therapy is an amazing occupation with a variety of career paths available. We feature interviews with graduates of Irene’s Myomassology Institute sharing their successes, challenges, rewards, and advice. Nikki Chmielewski Graduated June 2018.
Paul – Immediately after graduation, I started my own business, Vita Nova Massage. I did interview either via phone or in-person with several potential employers that contacted me via Irene’s, and although they were great options, they just didn’t seem to be the right fit for me.
Dianna – My specialties are therapeutic massage, deep tissue, Myoskeletal techniques, hot stone, Swedish massage, aromatherapy, reflexology. Depending on what the client needs I may use 3 to 4 different modalities In order to be most effective for the client.
Cheryl – Any time a client gets positive results then I have success every day. There isn’t one greatest success but the volume of bodies I’ve touched has been of great help in developing expectations, communication, palpation, and clinical reasoning skills.
Michelle – I specialize in what I call “Therapeutic Massage”. I adapt each massage to the client’s needs to help release pain points, using Deep Tissue work, Myofascial Release, Stretching and Trigger Point therapy. I am also a Deep Feet Ashiatsu therapist and I have great success with that modality.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
When many people think of massage therapy, they think of it as a way to provide some physical benefit. However, massage is also widely seen as a strategy to improve mental health, relaxation, mood, and decrease stress. Massage can provide a number of benefits to your mental health, whether you have a clinical mental health condition or simply had a long day at work.
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.
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.
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.
There are several different techniques that a massage therapist can use to help a client with scar tissue. You can use Manual Lymph Draining. This technique enhances the lymphatic system to increase movement and drainage around an injured area.
High-fructose corn syrup is an ingredient a few of us would ever decide to use in a homemade recipe. In fact, it is not sold on its own as an ingredient. An industrial concoction, it is most often found in highly processed products and fast foods, making fundamentally unhealthy food choices even more dangerous to your health.
Sunlight is as important to your body as Vitamin C or Calcium. “Anybody who tells you you’re supposed to wear sunscreen all day every day hasn’t looked at the data,” says Marianne Berwick, Ph.D., a researcher and epidemiologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Research shows that sun exposure is necessary for good health.
Within every human being is a flourishing, living colony of approximately four pounds of bacteria. Most of these bacteria reside in the human digestive tract, although some are found elsewhere. Without a sufficient number of friendly bacteria known as probiotics, human life could not exist.
Prevention and early detection are the best ways to fight this disease. Although some people are more prone than others to developing breast cancer due to genetics and environmental factors over which they have little control, balancing that with a healthy lifestyle and healthy choices can make a big difference.
Composting is a way to break down organic materials into small bits of soil, resulting in nutrient-rich soil for balancing depleted soils and growing new plant life. Somewhere between 20-30% of our overall waste is composed of yard waste and food scraps. Composting keeps these “wastes” out of landfill space where they emit methane gas.