Join Krista Dicks, an RMT for over a decade as she chats with fellow massage therapists about their achievements beyond the massage practice and becoming authors, world explorers, performers, artists, business owners etc. If you are smarter, work harder, and want better than the average, then welcome to...The Radical RMT.
Bro, Do You Even Refer Out?
When you have a full schedule and your client really needs a massage, do you refer to one of your colleagues?
When you have reached a plateau with your client's progress, do you introduce them to another healthcare professional that may be able to break the cycle?
How do you extend your professional reach and build a network of allied healthcare members that will work together to provide exceptional care for your client?
Do you hear massage therapists refer to clients as "my" clients?
Check out this solo episode with just me and my rambling heart to learn more about why you should be referring out to other massage therapists and healthcare professionals.
If you like this episode, you should also check out these episodes of The Radical RMT:
#029 Fat Positive Wellness with Jamie Boer
#009 Dr. Melanie Stewart
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#030 Self Care: Randi Kay, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor.
"We have to approach our healing day to day; moment to moment if we are going to change who we are over time." - Randi Kay
This episode features Randi Kay, a massage therapist and yoga instructor from Fargo, North Dakota who helps her clients discover intuitive healing that leads to the best self-care for their body.
She has her own podcast called “Simple Self-care” where she interviews guests and shares her own wisdom on simplifying, seasonal living, and intelligent body awareness.
She has been featured on "The Minimalists" podcast and I am grateful to have the opportunity to speak with her.
Please enjoy this episode with Randi Kay!
Learn more about Randi Kay...
The Radical RMT Podcast: Batching Tasks to Stay in Control of Your Time
This is a short episode with me, Krista; the host of The Radical RMT Podcast!
On The Radical RMT podcast, I not only want to share the stories, advice, and routines of Radical RMTs but, I would also like to share with you the useful tips, and habits that I have learned along the way to help me create my own version of living a Radical RMT lifestyle and I hope it may be useful to you as well.
This episode is about Batching!
I explain the benefits of batching the same tasks together
Why we should stop giving our limited time and attention to each individual task as it comes up
I share my own version of how I batch tasks weekly
What bad habit am I guilty of doing almost daily
Please let me know if you found this episode helpful or share your own version of batching with me firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for listening, and I hope you have an awesome day!
#029 Fat Positive Wellness: Jamie Boer, RMT
Content Warning: This episode includes topics of weight, eating disorders, and diet culture.
“All bodies have pain- big and small. All sizes can experience pain and a lot of the time it doesn’t have to do with your weight” - Jamie Boer, RMT
Jamie Boer, RMT recently opened a welcoming massage space for everyBODY! She is the owner of Eastwood Wellness Co in Toronto, Canada, and she encourages a massage clinic that provides a safe place to receive a massage with no judgments, no body shaming, and no unsolicited advice.
As a woman with a bigger body she has had her own experiences of feeling judged by health care practitioners and in her ten years as an RMT she never quite felt like she "fit in" wherever she was working.
When she was given the opportunity to open her own clinic, she knew that nothing felt more right.
Listen to Jamie's story about radical self-acceptance, why chairs without armrests in your waiting room are important, and why we as RMTs need to remember what is in our scope of practice- and what is not when it comes to our opinion of a "healthy body".
Please enjoy and share this episode!
#028 Adventures from Karen's Clinic: Karen Munro-Caple, RMT
“I find humour a really quick way to connect and a quick way to find out about my client” - Karen Munro-Caple
If you have been an RMT for even a short amount of time it is likely you have noticed a very relatable cartoon called "Adventures from Karen's Clinic."
This episode introduces you to the woman behind the cartoon and how it came to be a monthly feature of the RMTAO "Friday File"
Karen was in animation for over 20 years working in Canada and Internationally creating some of the most beloved cartoons you may have grown up with such as The Racoons, Scooby-Doo, and Inspector Gadget.
Learn how and why she became a Registered Massage Therapist and why she loves being her own boss!
Karen is an advocate for creativity, joy, and finding the humour even with serious topics like pain or a pandemic.
I hope you enjoy listening to this episode! I enjoyed creating it!
#027 The Massage Therapy Podcast: Heather Rivers, RMT and Nicole Andrews, RMT
"If we can impact positively on one person's life then we've won in our minds!"
-Heather Rivers and Nicole Andrews. The Massage Therapy Podcast
I was very excited to connect virtually with Heather and Nicole about their very own podcast "The Massage Therapy Podcast" where they discuss the latest in Massage Therapy, health care, and more.
These two are colleagues with over 13 years of experience and now podcast partners who are both passionate about the massage profession and they love to teach and educate to both massage therapists and to show clients a behind the scenes view about what life is like as an RMT. The podcast also gives them an opportunity to share their opinions over a cup of tea! I'm in!
Please enjoy this episode!
I also had the pleasure to be on The Massage Therapy Podcast! You can check out that episode HERE
As a fellow massage therapist, this podcast speaks to my soul. Thank you!
Nothing short of amazing
When I first started listening to Krista's podcast, I was blown away by her natural ability to connect with not only her audience, but also her guests that appear on her show.
Krista's gentle, yet fact finding approach to what she does is what I think gives her an edge! You can tell that her content is studied and prepared for.
This is by far one of my favorite podcasts that I listen because every time I learn something new. It's funny how you can feel so connected to someone like you've known them forever. This is exactly how Krista makes you feel when you listen to her material.
Thanks Krista for playing such an impactful and pivotal role in this dynamic industry. We need many more Krista's in the world.
Looking forward to more
Loved Krista questions! She has a very calm and relaxing voice that’s easy to listen to. I hope her next guests have a bit more passion for the profession. It was disappointing listening to someone go on who admits to staying in the profession for a “highly hourly rate” and that “doesn’t find it challenging enough”. I am looking forward to listening to her next guests.