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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 – Bil Bitz

A Successful Career – Bil Bitz

I was burned out after 20+ years of website development and graphic design and wanted a new challenge. Irene’s was the first school I visited and as soon as I stepped into the lobby before I even checked in for my interview I knew that I was going to enroll. The feeling of calm and Irene’s spirit just took hold. I knew I was in the right place. Best midlife crisis ever!

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A Successful Career – Mia Shaughnessy

A Successful Career – Mia Shaughnessy

Mia was awarded South Lyon’s BEST Massage Therapist for 2019!

Mia – I am not sure how I ended up in massage therapy, it kind of just happened! I went to Schoolcraft right after graduating high school; I decided 4-year college/universities were not the paths that were meant for me. I thought about becoming a cosmetologist or hairdresser like my mom, aunt, and grandmother, but I decided I wanted to be more in the wellness category instead of beauty.

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A Successful 30 Year Career

A Successful 30 Year Career

Phil – Besides it being a vocation, that I enjoy and have passion for, and has provided my family with food and shelter, I guess that would be number one. The education experience opening me up to a whole new world of physical human interaction which is essential to us all. Being taught by Irene to begin each session with mindfulness and sharing unconditional love with clients.

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A Successful Career – Melissa Whitaker

A Successful Career – Melissa Whitaker

Melissa – You don’t have to take the first or every job you’re offered. When you first graduate it’s very exciting and easy to get caught up in being offered a position.  It’s okay to consider all your options and be a bit picky about where you work.

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A Successful Career – Rob Kelly

A Successful Career – Rob Kelly

Rob – My experience with massage therapy started out by receiving massage to help me relax and decrease general tightness. I was driving a delivery truck at the time and that job definitely took its toll on my body. My massage therapist helped relieve the job-related pain and tightness so much I referred some of my coworkers to get a professional massage.

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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage Proven to Ease Arthritis Pain

Massage Proven to Ease Arthritis Pain

Many people in society still see the practice of massage therapy as a luxury. Even though there have been multiple studies showing that it is great for a variety of health reasons. Other than assisting in better circulation, elevating mood, and alleviating stress, massage has been proven to ease the pain of arthritis.

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The Latest Ancient Craze – Cupping!

The Latest Ancient Craze – Cupping!

Athletes use cupping to address sore muscles.  The suction pulls the tight muscles and stretches the fascia, the connective tissue around the muscles, and in effect, allows blood vessels to expand.  As blood draws to the area it can speed recovery.  The capillaries that are drawn to the surface dilate.

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14% of Infants in the USA are Born Prematurely

14% of Infants in the USA are Born Prematurely

Massage has been used as a parenting practice in many cultures for nearly the entirety of human civilization. For example, history shows that mothers in India have provided massage to their newborns since as far back as 3000 BC.

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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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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

TIPS FOR MTs TO SURVIVE THE COVID-19 CRISIS

TIPS FOR MTs TO SURVIVE THE COVID-19 CRISIS

by Paul Mattson, LMT - Personal Development Instructor These are, indeed, uncertain times for everybody, and as Massage Therapists we are no exception. We are used to providing care for others, and, if you're like me, you're sometimes not so good at remembering to...

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No Corona Here!

No Corona Here!

As coronavirus (COVID-19) is at the top of the headlines, at Irene’s we are choosing to focus on emphasizing health maintenance minimizing panic.  We avoid sensationalism and stay informed from trusted information sources such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC). ...

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How Everyday Household Products Can Harm

How Everyday Household Products Can Harm

Every day we come in contact with hundreds of chemicals in the products we use, and many of them are health hazards. Paying attention to what we use to clean and maintain our homes and bodies may be even more crucial than eating organic foods.

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10 Health Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

10 Health Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

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.

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What Makes a Superfood?

What Makes a Superfood?

As more and more research is done on foods and the nutrients that they contain, certain foods are emerging as extraordinary sources of nutrients. These foods-- some traditional, others exotic-- are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and specialized nutrients with...

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Alumni Tips

16 Tips to Ease Stress and Avoid Anxiety

16 Tips to Ease Stress and Avoid Anxiety

Irene’s Myomassology Institute Cares Set goals for each and every day. Enjoy a shower to feel fresh. Get dressed. Do not spend the day in your pajamas. Get yourself out of the house for some fresh air. Take a walk and start moving. We can’t control the weather, so...

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TIPS FOR MTs TO SURVIVE THE COVID-19 CRISIS

TIPS FOR MTs TO SURVIVE THE COVID-19 CRISIS

by Paul Mattson, LMT - Personal Development Instructor These are, indeed, uncertain times for everybody, and as Massage Therapists we are no exception. We are used to providing care for others, and, if you're like me, you're sometimes not so good at remembering to...

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