101 episodes

Hi Radical Massage Therapist! I’m your host, Krista Dicks, a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with 16 years of experience. I’m sharing my insights and challenges in this profession and unique resources to create your own successful massage practice while enjoying life on your terms. I share fellow radical massage therapists stories on lifestyle and achievements thanks to freedom, flexibility, and finances of this career. You found this podcast for a reason. You want to work smarter, not harder, and you choose to become better everyday. Welcome to The Radical Massage Therapist Podcast.

The Radical Massage Therapist Podcast Krista Dicks

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Hi Radical Massage Therapist! I’m your host, Krista Dicks, a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with 16 years of experience. I’m sharing my insights and challenges in this profession and unique resources to create your own successful massage practice while enjoying life on your terms. I share fellow radical massage therapists stories on lifestyle and achievements thanks to freedom, flexibility, and finances of this career. You found this podcast for a reason. You want to work smarter, not harder, and you choose to become better everyday. Welcome to The Radical Massage Therapist Podcast.

    #088 Let Them with Krista Dicks, RMT

    #088 Let Them with Krista Dicks, RMT

    In order to enjoy the freedom of your massage career you need to let go of control. Whether it be your clients not rebooking with you or a massage therapist who dresses not to your style- Let them.

    -

    krista@theradicalrmt.com

    IG @theradicalmassagetherapist

    www.theradicalrmt.com

    • 8 min
    #087 The Okay Method with Krista Dicks, RMT

    #087 The Okay Method with Krista Dicks, RMT

    Feeling bristled when someone says something related to your productivity or worth? Try the Okay Method.



    A very short and sweet episode that I hope gives you something you can immediately take action on to improve your self worth and grow baby grow!



    -

    krista@theradicalrmt.com

    @theradicalmassagetherapist

    www.theradicalmassagetherapist.com

    • 6 min
    #086 1000 Appointments To Make A Living- A Good Living! with Krista Dicks, RMT

    #086 1000 Appointments To Make A Living- A Good Living! with Krista Dicks, RMT

    You don’t need millions. You don’t need millions of dollars or millions of clients. To make a living- you need only thousands of true fans aka massage clients. Even more attainable still…a thousand massage appointments. If you have roughly a thousand appointments on your calendar every year, you can make a living- a good living as well! 

    *This episode is based on the popular Essay “1000 True Fans By Kevin Kelly” where I share the breakdown to demonstrate the same idea can be applied to a massage therapy practice with great success!

    -

    Read the Original Essay by Kevin Kelly: https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/

    Episodes mentioned: Episode 85 “Preparing for Mat Leave and Beyond” with Kelly Salvador, RMT and Emilie McKay, RMT

    Episode 6 “Changing The Dialogue Around Massage Income” with Jana Veltheim, RMT and Clinic Owner



    More From The Radical Massage Therapist Podcast

    www.theradicalrmt.com

    Krista@theradicalrmt.com

    IG @theradicalmassagetherapist

    • 19 min
    #085 How To Prepare For Mat Leave As A Massage Therapist With Kelly Salvador, RMT and Emilie McKay, RMT

    #085 How To Prepare For Mat Leave As A Massage Therapist With Kelly Salvador, RMT and Emilie McKay, RMT

    Please note: This episode discusses the topic of pregnancy



    This episode is a great place to start if you are planning for a family and you are wondering how to prepare for mat leave from your massage practice. Thanks to a listener request, we have got some great info for your! In this episode I am joined by Kelly Salvador, RMT and Emilie McKay, RMT.



    Kelly and Emilie cover three key areas: Leading up to the pregnancy including the financial options you have available either through investing or through EI, During pregnancy and what it looks like to treat, how long they worked before taking time off, when they needed to reduce their hours, and how even your best plans can really go out the window, and lastly we cover What it looks like to return to your practice postpartum, including childcare, reducing compassion fatigue, and getting rid of mom guilt if you want to return to work. 



    I could not be more grateful for the insight and preparation these two women provided on this episode and their enthusiasm to both contribute. 



    I hope you enjoy this episode with Kelly and Emilie! 

    -

    About Emilie McKay, RMT

    As a clinic director with relax. Massage Group and business coach with The RMTpreneur, Emilie works with RMTs andclinics to build sustainable practices. Emilie is passionate about modernizing the massage therapyindustry and supporting her peers in their career growth. Emilie lives in Perth, Ontario on a 40-acrehobby farm with her young family.



    About Kelly Salvador, RMT

    Kelly is a local Ottawa RMT who has specialized in athletic performance and recovery for most of her 14 year career. She is the co-owner of Kinetic Edge Health Group, a thriving multidisciplinary clinic in the city center that focuses on a holistic, modern approach of movement focused rehabilitation and treatment. Kelly is a traditional Massage Therapist who has continued to expand her skillset every chance she gets. Kelly is a new mother and spends her non working hours chasing her vibrant, happy-go-lucky son, strength training, traveling and everything in between. 

    -

    Learn More...

    www.theradicalrmt.com

    IG @theradicalmassagetherapist 

    krista@theradicalrmt.com 

    • 58 min
    #084 You Know You're Evolving As A Massage Therapist When...With Krista Dicks, RMT

    #084 You Know You're Evolving As A Massage Therapist When...With Krista Dicks, RMT

    What does it look like when you know you have reached a place of ease and confidence in your massage practice?



    After 18 years in practice, I have a few observations from my own experience and from watching my fellow massage therapists evolve in their own ways.



    Check out this episode to learn more.



    -

    www.theradicalrmt.com

    @theradicalmassagetherapist

    krista@theradicalrmt.com

    • 22 min
    #083 Hope For The Best But Then Plan For The Worst with Thomas Thorne, Investment and Insurance Broker

    #083 Hope For The Best But Then Plan For The Worst with Thomas Thorne, Investment and Insurance Broker

    As a massage therapist, have you ever been asked if your hands are insured? Have you thought about how you are going to save for retirement as a self-employed massage therapist? How long could you survive on your savings if you received a life changing diagnosis?



    On this podcast I want to bring you the topics and guests that will help you become the best version of yourself- to show you the ways of a radical massage therapist and how to work smarter, not harder. Protecting yourself, your career, and your loved ones is part of being a radical massage therapist.



    Introducing Thomas Thorne, investment and insurance broker to the podcast has been a priority of mine for awhile. Having him explain the differences between insurance- life, disability, and critical illness as well as discussing the variety of ways we can and should be saving for our retirement may seem overwhelming in the moment but, I hope this episode sparks a curiosity and a desire to have more of these conversations with the right resources.



    I hope this episode curbs any skepticism and helps you develop a plan for your future.



    About our guest Thomas Thorne

    Tom is president of Thorne Financial Solutions and is a seasoned Insurance and Investment Broker serving his clients since 2006. His passion is to help families and business owners protect their greatest assets – their earning potential, families, business and employees. With Tom’s formal education and practical life experiences he’s been able to craft a common sense approach to the industry that supports his client’s needs in unique ways. He offers these services based on the simple principle that knowledge for his clients is the single biggest tool he can provide.



    -

    www.theradicalrmt.com

    krista@theradicalrmt.com

    @theradicalmassagetherapist

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Education

The Mel Robbins Podcast
Mel Robbins
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
The Rich Roll Podcast
Rich Roll
Mick Unplugged
Mick Hunt
Do The Work
Do The Work
TED Talks Daily
TED

You Might Also Like

2 Massage Therapists and a Microphone
Mochee
The ABMP Podcast | Speaking With the Massage & Bodywork Profession
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
The Thinking Practitioner
Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe
Crime Beat
Curiouscast
Casefile True Crime
Casefile Presents
Crime Junkie
audiochuck