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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.

The Radical RMT Krista Dicks

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.4, 9 Ratings

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.

    The Radical RMT Podcast: Batching Tasks to Stay in Control of Your Time

    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 krista@theradicalrmt.com



    Thanks so much for listening, and I hope you have an awesome day! 

    • 12 min
    #029 Fat Positive Wellness: Jamie Boer, RMT

    #029 Fat Positive Wellness: Jamie Boer, RMT

    Content Warning: This episode includes topics of weight, eating disorders, and diet culture.

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    “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

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    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!

    • 46 min
    #028 Adventures from Karen's Clinic: Karen Munro-Caple, RMT

    #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

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    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! 

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    http://www.adventuresfromkarensclinic.com/

    • 48 min
    #027 The Massage Therapy Podcast: Heather Rivers, RMT and Nicole Andrews, RMT

    #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

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    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! 

    www.theradicalrmt.com

    I also had the pleasure to be on The Massage Therapy Podcast! You can check out that episode HERE

    • 31 min
    #026: Learn More and Prolong Your Career. Zephyr Samchuck, RMT

    #026: Learn More and Prolong Your Career. Zephyr Samchuck, RMT

    "People are always really excited for you to try and better yourself and to try and learn more...at the end of the day it’s going to help your clients and you’re going to be more fulfilled and happier from it." - Zephyr Samchuck

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    Zephyr became an RMT in 2014 and has attracted a steady clientele in only a few years. She is a mom who feels that the massage career has been the biggest blessing to allow for the flexibility of her schedule. 

    As she progresses in her career she was thinking about the importance of her own self-care and how she could maintain her practice for another twenty years. 

    She is now two years into a four-year program studying towards her M.OMSc (Manipulative Osteopathic Sciences) at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton, ON. Zephyr lives in Ottawa and commutes to Hamilton for a week once a month to complete her training while committing the other 3 weeks to her massage practice. 

    While Zephyr was in massage therapy college she worked part-time as the receptionist for Align Massage Therapy. The experience gave her first-hand observation as a massage therapy student and a sense of what the career would eventually look like, especially the relationship between client and therapist. She was able to ask questions directly to RMTs in the field and bonus, she became part of the team upon completing her registration!

    I hope you enjoy this episode with Zephyr :)

    www.theradicalrmt.com

    • 31 min
    #025 Right Place Right Time. Shawn Markwick, RMT

    #025 Right Place Right Time. Shawn Markwick, RMT

    “It seems to be the story of my life; right place at the right time” - Shawn Markwick, RMT 

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    Shawn Markwick is in his 25th year as a Registered Massage Therapist and this year it will be his 14th season with the NHL as the Ottawa Senators' massage therapist. 

    He taught massage therapy for 7 years and was one of my massage therapy instructors. He loves to teach and share his knowledge, encouraging collaboration between all healthcare professions.  He is an excellent mentor in the profession. 

    He worked with Team Canada for the World Championships 2014 in Belarus and also works with Cirque Du Soleil when they are in town (and when his schedule permits).

    He is a passionate RMT dedicated to helping each and every one of his clients to feel better, which can often lead to a 10 hour massage day. His schedule is full during hockey season which can have him working 80 hour weeks between touring and seeing massage clients at two separate clinics.  When he is not traveling or working, he is helping out at home with his wife Angela and his 3 children Lindsay, Emma, and Ben.

    "Right place at the right time" may be how Shawn feels he has come into some incredible career opportunities but, in this episode, you will also learn that he is one of the hardest working RMTs who has truly earned them. I hope you enjoy!

    www.theradicalrmt.com

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Scorpguy ,

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.

Marty320 ,

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.

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