To complement the MASSAGE Magazine article, “Reader Expressions,” in the December 2012 issue.
Teresa Verschuere McClain
Oncology Massage training with Gayle MacDonald and Tracy Walton.
Katrina Farber, L.M.T.
Pressure-point work along with structural-rebalance work
Active Isolated Stretching with Ben Benjamin, and various Orthopedic Massage techniques with James Waslaski. The one training that has contributed most to my massage practice is Upledger CranioSacral Therapy. Learning to listen more closely to the body with my hands and allowing that body to guide my touch has brought about more profound corrections in the bodies I am in contact with than any other single course or program. As a result, I now have an orthodontist referring patients with TMJ dysfunction; a neurologist referring patients for headache pain; a pain-management specialist referring patients for adjunctive pain management therapy; and other health care professionals referring other patients for a variety of issues.
Moundsville, West Virginia
Active Release Technique, trigger-point therapy, Myofascial Release Approach and CranioSacral Therapy.
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy has defined my massage practice, and now my clients do most of my advertising for me.
Sharon L. Bryant
John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach was life-changing and practice-transforming.
Upledger CranioSacral Therapy.
Ortho-Bionomy, Basic Spine taught by Dr. Alan Saxton over a weekend, has given me the confidence to offer this noninvasive, miraculously pain-relieving system of positional release in my practice, since spring 2009. Lomilomi, adapted to my current employer’s spa protocols, is saving my hands and pleasing my clients. I intend to take this further. I participated in a five day intensive seminar with Gloria Coppola in June, 2012.
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy has made a huge difference in my practice. After eight years as a massage therapist, I needed something that could give me an edge and challenge me.
Hillary Arrieta, L.M.T.
I do nothing except John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach because it works. I get to watch people heal in front of my eyes every single day.
Dottie Parsells Drake
Structural Relief Therapy with Taya Countryman.
John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach.
Orthopedic Massage with James Waslaski.
Any of Erik Dalton’s continuing education options.
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy.
Erik Dalton’s and Barbara Landry’s work, and massage cupping.
Tess Crochet Babin
New Orleans, Louisiana
Myofascial Release and deep tissue for sports and relaxation.
Terri Weinrich Bently