11 episodes

In this podcast, massage therapy educators, practitioners and positive deviants Cathy Ryan, RMT and Cal Cates, LMT will use research, science, experience and humor to explore the differences and similarities in the practice, regulation, education trends and so much more of the “landscape” of the massage therapy profession in Canada and the United States and beyond. Occasional guests will join us to share their perspectives on healthcare policy, massage education, research, regulatory challenges and other relevant topics that will help us all navigate this hard-to-wrangle profession. You’ll always learn something. You’ll always laugh and you’ll come away better informed and with real things you can do in your own community and practice to create a more professional and sustainable future for massage therapy.

Massage Therapy Without Borders Healwell

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In this podcast, massage therapy educators, practitioners and positive deviants Cathy Ryan, RMT and Cal Cates, LMT will use research, science, experience and humor to explore the differences and similarities in the practice, regulation, education trends and so much more of the “landscape” of the massage therapy profession in Canada and the United States and beyond. Occasional guests will join us to share their perspectives on healthcare policy, massage education, research, regulatory challenges and other relevant topics that will help us all navigate this hard-to-wrangle profession. You’ll always learn something. You’ll always laugh and you’ll come away better informed and with real things you can do in your own community and practice to create a more professional and sustainable future for massage therapy.

    Ep. 27: We All Need Each Other

    Ep. 27: We All Need Each Other

    This episode originally aired in October 2020.

    Cal and Cathy talk with Meghan Mari and Rachel Fairweather of Jing Advanced Massage Training Schools of Brighton, UK.
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    About Our Guests:
    www.jingmassage.com
    Rachel Fairweather & Meghan Mari are the dynamic co-founders and directors of Jing Advanced Massage Training (www.jingmassage.com), a UK based company providing degree level hands on and online training for all who are passionate about massage. Jing is unique in being the only school to offer degree level training in massage, soft tissue therapy and research skills in the UK and successful graduates of our 3 year programme have carried out research into all areas of soft tissue therapy.

    Both Rachel and Meghan have degrees in Psychology and have trained extensively in Eastern and Western bodywork. Rachel holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work. an AOS in Massage Therapy and is an licensed massage therapist. Meghan is a New York Licensed massage therapist, Certified Holistic Health Educator, and holds a Masters in International Law.

    Rachel and Meghan are also authors of “Massage Fusion: The Jing method for the treatment of chronic pain” published by Handspring in 2015.
    Rachel and Meghan have over 30 years combined experience in the industry working as advanced therapists and trainers, first in New York and now throughout the UK. Due to their extensive experience, undeniable passion and intense dedication, Rachel and Meghan are sought after international guest lecturers, write regularly for professional trade magazines, and together have twice received awards for outstanding achievement in their field

    Ep. 26: Quit Pushing Your Peas Around

    Ep. 26: Quit Pushing Your Peas Around

    This episode originally aired in October 2020
    Cal and Cathy welcome Dawn Hogue to the podcast to talk about human trafficking, how it intersects with massage therapy, and our responsibility as humans and as professionals.
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    About Our Guest:
    Dawn M. Hogue, MA, LMT
    A graduate of the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage, Dawn has been in the healing arts profession over 20 years. She serves as the Executive Director for COMTA where she manages the business operations, compliance responsibilities, and support of all Commission activities. Dawn was appointed to the Massage Therapy Advisory Board for the Virginia Department of Health Professions in 2015 and was a member of the Human Trafficking Task Force for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. Dawn is a graduate of Naropa University having earned a Master’s degree in Somatic Psychology. Trained in the Matrixworks model of leadership and group facilitation, she is passionate about holistic health and supporting others on their path of personal and professional development.

    Ep. 19: Tough Conversations

    Ep. 19: Tough Conversations

    This episode originally aired in August 2020.

    Pam Fitch is back! This time, it's conversational. Cathy, Cal, and Pam tackle the touch question of what to do when your client is expressing uncomfortable opinions.
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    About Our Guest:
    For more than thirty years, Canadian massage therapy educator, writer, researcher and long-time practitioner, Pamela Fitch, has explored professional, ethical and communicative challenges faced by manual therapists. She remains particularly interested in how massage therapy affects clients who have experienced trauma, post-traumatic stress and complex pain conditions. A committed educator, she has been recognized with several awards for teaching.

    Ep. 2: None of us are working, but we're not resting

    Ep. 2: None of us are working, but we're not resting

    This episode originally aired in April, 2020.

    Cal Cates and Cathy Ryan welcome Pam Fitch to discuss the question of essential vs. non-essential, and how massage therapy fits into healthcare, even while we are not practicing.

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    About Our Guest:

    For more than thirty years, Canadian massage therapy educator, writer, researcher and long-time practitioner, Pamela Fitch, has explored professional, ethical and communicative challenges faced by manual therapists. She remains particularly interested in how massage therapy affects clients who have experienced trauma, post-traumatic stress and complex pain conditions. A committed educator, she has been recognized with several awards for teaching.

    Ep. 3: A Fascinating Plot Twist

    Ep. 3: A Fascinating Plot Twist

    This episode orginally aired in April 2020

    COVID-19 has affected many industries around the world, Massage Therapy being one of them. Everyone is trying to navigate through this critical time.

    Join Dr. Donelda Gowan on the Massage Therapy Without Borders podcast to discuss the world of massage therapy after COVID-19 and the opportunities it presents.
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    About Our Guest
    Dr. Gowan is the Research Chair of the Board at MTAS and a highly qualified health professional offering her insight into how the profession can grow in the new landscape emerging from the effects of COVID-19.

    Ep. 4: Why are Soft Skills Hard

    Ep. 4: Why are Soft Skills Hard

    This episode orginally aired in April 2020.

    Cal and Cathy talk with the legendary John Balletto.

    About Our Guest:
    John Balletto is a licensed massage therapist, author, educator, and mentor in private practice in Rhode Island. He is a past National Vice-President of the American Massage Therapy Association, past President of the Massage Therapy Foundation, and currently holds memberships in the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, and the Kinesio Taping Association International.

    In addition to his private practice, John is on the faculty of the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, ME and serves as the massage therapist for several collegiate and professional athletic teams. Currently, John is the Chair of the RI State Board of Licensed Massage Therapists.

    A graduate of Bates College, Lewiston, ME, John is an avid walker, cyclist, gardener, beekeeper and nature photographer. He lives with his wife, Janet, in Warwick, RI.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Jill LMT ,

Quality

Appreciate the content shared/ discussed here. Listen to several individual episodes several times over. - Jill LMT, CLE OH

Jessica B D ,

Real discussion

Cal & Cathy’s discussion facilitation with such a broad cross-section of disciplines and professionals affirms what I’m doing while at other times challenges me to improve or do differently. Glad to have this resource.

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What our industry needs

“My state was the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis when I first discovered this podcast. I remember feeling acknowledged, validated and comforted at first listen. Over time, I’ve continued to enjoy Cathy and Cal’s compassionate demeanor, been entertained by their humor, and appreciative of the new-to-me perspectives of their many brilliant guests. I’m consistently impressed by their dogged yet pretention-free commitment to science and facts. This show is a must listen for any bodyworker interested in becoming not only better at what they do, but aspiring to be better at who they are.”

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