Therapeutic Massage Podcast
The Therapeutic Massage Podcast is a tool to help support in Renton Technical College’s 1,092 hour massage program. Topics reflect a comprehensive massage education, including Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, diverse modalities of massage, etc.
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This episode explains the purpose of the Therapeutic Massage Podcast and introduces the listener to the hostess, Zefire Skoczen. Zefire Skoczen has enjoyed being a massage practitioner for several decades...and has more recently become a licensed acupuncturist with a master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is the program director of the Renton Technical College Massage Program where she teaches all of the classes in a 1,092 hour massage program.
Episode 1: What is Massage?
Join me on an exploration of a basic massage, focusing on Swedish Massage. What conditions can massage treat? What can you expect in a massage? How often should you get a massage? What foundational skills do practitioners need to develop before doing treatment oriented massage? We'll talk about why even treatment massages, like orthopedic massage should facilitate the relaxation response. We'll enjoy a guided meditation to imagine a Swedish Massage.
Check out these resources:
Massage Therapy: What it is and How it Works by Steven Schenkman is an interesting book that offers a nice perspective of massage and bodywork modalities.
- Robert Sapolsky is an excellent writer and speaker. He is a professor at Stanford University. You can access several excellent talks of his through the Stanford University Health Library Podcast. Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers and Stress and Coping: What Baboons Can Teach Us.
Sapolskly Podcast Episodes on Stress
I also highly recommend Sapolsky's book:
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
- UCTV's Mind-Body podcast has some great episodes about stress and the mind-body topics like positive emotions.
UCTV website You can also download the Mind-Body Connection Podcast on iTunes
- Clinical Massage Therapy by Rattray and Ludwig has a great chapter about "Stress reduction and relaxation: the essential treatment"
Clinical Massage Therapy: Understanding, Assessing and Treating Over 70 Conditions
Episode 2: Contextualize Massage and Bodywork
Transcript: Episode 2: Contextualize Massage and Bodywork Modalities