Biotone Presents EDU-Talks Series
Schools, Students and LMTs, you’re invited to the new EDU-TALK SERIES of quick, 20-30 minute informative Zoom calls presented by BIOTONE EDU-Partner program and massage industry experts. Listen and learn as experts share their professional knowledge for career success.
Strengthening the Future of the Massage Therapy Profession through Research
Douglas Nelson, LMT, BCTMB -MTF President
Massage therapy research helps to create a shift in the health care conversation, often changing the discussion from whether massage therapy is helpful to when and how best to apply massage. Each study is but one brick in the wall of knowledge for our field. Expanding the depth of published research will strengthen our profession for generations to come.
A massage therapist for 40+ years, Doug is President of BodyWork Associates, a clinic in Champaign, IL, with three locations and a staff of 20+ therapists. His teaching institute, NMT MidWest, provides about 100 trainings annually in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy. He has taught more than 13,000 hours of continuing education and is the author of three books and a recipient of numerous awards in his field.
Self Care Tips and Techniques using Percussion Massage
Enhance your selfcare wellness experience with percussion massage! Discover easy to perform, wellness practices to integrate into your daily routine, helping you move better, feel better and extend the benefits to client care.
Paige is on the Business Development team at Hyperice, a manufacturer of hand-held massage devices. Day to day she focuses on working within the Massage/Spa/Hospitality industries to provide wellness solutions that integrate into high end hotels, spas and massge franchises for employees selfcare and client wellbeing.
“Get Sucked In” Integrating Vacuum Cups Into Your Practice
Discover versatile techniques using vacuum cups that mimic massage movements ranging from deep tissue and myofascial release to the light pumping movements of lymphatic drainage. Used regularly, the cumulative effects of integrating vacuum cups into client treatments is terrific approach to promote significant changes in a multitude of conditions.
Anita Shannon appears at national conventions and presents workshops on ACE Massage Cupping™ and MediCupping™ since developing these brands of bodywork in 2002. She has published numerous articles and comprehensive educational videos on vacuum manual therapies and was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2011.
Take on Challenges With Confidence
Today, we face new challenges daily. How can we be confident we made teh correct decision, and how can we keep from making the same mistake twice? Let's go through the steps for success in our career and personal ife to avoid doubt, fear and regret?
Nathan Nordstrom is the founding director of Educated Touch (EducatedTouch.com) and provides training for massage therapists. He has served on various massage organizations boards, including Massage Therapy Foundation and the American Massage Therapy Association. He's been a licensed massage therapis since 2001. Nathan is currently the National Director of Massage Therapy Training for Hand & Stone Franchise Company.
Wellness and Massage Industry Trends
In times of great challenge comes opportunities to innovate. Learn simple but profound ways to establish yourself as part of the client's wellness team by integrating modalities that enhance therapeutic value. These enhancements allow the therapist to transform their massage sessions into a wellness experience and provides the sense of wellbeing people are increasingly seeking.
Kelli Lene is the founder of Time Well Spent, a consulting and professional development company primarily serving the wellness industry. As a massage therapist and industry expert of 30 years, she has had the opportunity to work with a diverse array of industry stakeholders including schools, manufacturers, spas, conferences, wellness programs and therapy centers.
CBD Massage 101: Getting Started!
What is CBD and why add CBD massage to your practice? Jane Irving discusses the benefits, the contraindications and how Cannabidiols interact the body's endocannabinoid system. Includes 2 CBD massage protocols!
Jane Irving is the creator and founder of My Learning Library, a quality driven, online continuing education, distance learning website. Jane has over 30 years as a practicing massage therapist and 12 years working directly with massage educators to provide a platform for easy access learning 24/7.
Ethical Practice Management
Laura Allen & Cherie Sohnen-Moe
We all want to run ethical practices, yet not every issue is black and white. Cherie and Laura discuss the key ethical concerns including confidentiality, social media etiquette and gift certificates.
Total Body Balancing
Dr. Kerry D'Ambrogio, D.O.M., A.P., P.T., D.O.-M.T.P.
A reminder of how important it is to look at the influence of the total body on the local orthopedic complaints of your clients. Dr. Kerry uses a case study of an injured right shoulder to review what a shoulder needs to heal, the total body influences on this shoulder and explain total body balancing.
Consider Adding Retail to Your Practice
Retailing is a great way to add more to your revenues. Product sales add value to your sessions, extend at-home benefits, and increase your bottom line. Cherie discusses, as a first step, what's involved in retailing and how to select appropriate products to sell.
Safety Best Practices In A COVID Era
Jessica Wadley, VP of Integrative Health and Wellness at Oakworks Inc, shares safety best practices in a COVID era adopted from the healthcare industry. Inexpensive tips and tricks to protect yourself, your clients and equipment.
Create Healthy Boundaries in School
Laura Allen & Cherie Sohnen-Moe
Establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries while you are in school can be challenging. Cherie Sohnen-Moe and Laura Allen review dual relationships, best practices for working on family and friends, and how to develop clear boundary policies.
Dr. Kerry D'Ambrogio, D.O.M., A.P., P.T., D.O.-M.T.P.
A reminder of how important the lymphatic system is to the health and homeostasis of the clients. Dr. Kerry uses a case study of an injured right knee to review what a knee needs to heal, the lymphatic drainage pathway for the knee, barriers to this pathway and explains Lymphatic Balancing.
How to Kick-Start Marketing While You're Still in School
Speaker: Cherie Sohnen-Moe
Cherie is a business coach, author of Business Mastery, co-author of The Ethics of Touch and Retail Mastery, 2012 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Inductee, an international workshop leader and Past-President of The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE).
Don't wait till you graduate to start building your practice! Cherie discusses ways to develop and implement successful marketing strategies so that you'll have clients waiting for appointment when you open your practice!
Listen To The Body With Your Hands
Speaker: Melinda Naye, BS, CMT, CS-D
From Auburn, CA; massage therapist since 1993 and practicing CranioSacral Therapy since 1998. She is an Upledger Diplomate certified CranioSacral Therapist and Instructor, teaching CranioSacral Therapy worldwide.
CranioSacral therapy techniques use an exceptionally light touch that can detect restrictions in the body that, when released, are often the key to helping a client feel better. Melinda walks us through an exercise that demonstrates how you can begin to transform your hands into listening devices of the body's innate inner wisdom!
Essential Documentation for Professional Practice
Speaker: Dr. Susan Salvo
Author, researcher, explorer, perpetual studen, and instructor at the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy with over 35 years of professional experience. Susan's students have nicknamed her the "Yoda of Massage."
She presents quick, effective documentation methods for clinical, wellness and private practice settings, allowing you more time for client care.
The Body Blueprint, a reminder Pain is the messenger
Speaker: Jodi Scholes
Therapist, Educator, Speaker and Author of Body Blueprint, How Your Pain Tells A Strong. Jodi will present the Body Blueprint at TEDxSquareMile in London, England October 2020.
In this recorded EDU-Talk, Jodi reveals how chronic pain is often rooted in mental or emotional traumas. She'll focus on common pain patterns in the low back, shoulders and knees. Hear Jodi here first!