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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 Massage Career – Denise Mussio

A Successful Massage Career – Denise Mussio

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.

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A Successful Career – Jim Saltalamacchia

A Successful Career – Jim Saltalamacchia

I chose massage therapy because I was retiring from a career in law enforcement and I wanted to do something else after retirement. I thought it would be a good way to help people and to stay busy.

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Another Successful Career – Stacy Kelly

Another Successful Career – Stacy Kelly

Stacy – My career path has led me into specializing in visceral manipulation, where I focus on mobilizing the fascia of the organs for better function and motility. So many people these days have GI dysfunction to some degree, but what they don’t always realize is the effect that dysfunction could have on other regions of their body.

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A Successful Career – Dustin Dreese

A Successful Career – Dustin Dreese

Having spent 8 years of my professional life after graduate school working in industries that yielded little happiness, I reached a point where I knew I needed to make a drastic change.  Joy and happiness had become infrequent.  I was overweight, unhealthy, and living in a perpetual state of stress.  I developed depression, anxiety attacks, and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.  In short, I was on a quick decline… and I knew it.

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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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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Treating Depression with Massage

Treating Depression with Massage

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.

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The Benefits of Massage for MS Clients

The Benefits of Massage for MS Clients

Some of the most significant benefits of massage therapy for MS sufferers appear to be reduced spasticity and pain, improved circulation and increased muscle and joint flexibility.  Massage also reduces stress, which is thought to be a pain trigger for MS clients as well.

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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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Healthy Lifestyles

6 Most Common Toxic Heavy Metals

6 Most Common Toxic Heavy Metals

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.

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Are Food Labels Misleading?

Are Food Labels Misleading?

Food labels can be an important resource in making sure you’re eating a healthy diet. Even if you know a lot about nutrition and health, and have a clear idea of your ideal nutritional profile, without nutritional information it would be difficult to determine how any given food fits into that plan.

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Can Meditation Improve Your Health?

Can Meditation Improve Your Health?

Meditation can be practiced by almost everyone and provides significant benefits to mental, emotional and physical health.  Trying one of the various styles of mediation based on your specific goals and/or preferences is a great way to improve your quality of life, even if you only have a few minutes each day to lend to the practice!  

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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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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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