Irene’s Insights

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 – 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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A Successful Career – Stacy Leasure

A Successful Career – Stacy Leasure

Stacy – Massage has been a part of my life since I was five. My summers were usually spent with my grandmother in Arkansas. One day I grabbed her lotion and asked if I could massage her feet. My cousins were sent outside and my five-year-old self had all my Mema’s attention! This became our daily routine and I reveled in the one on one attention and discovering the human body and how I could help with something as simple as a foot massage. Over

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A Successful Career – Ryan Evans

A Successful Career – Ryan Evans

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.

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A Successful Career – Nikki Chmielewski

A Successful Career – Nikki Chmielewski

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.

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Benefits of Massage Therapy

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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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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Healthy Lifestyles

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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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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Healing Benefits of the Sun

Healing Benefits of the Sun

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.

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Alumni Tips

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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