The mission of Irene’s Myomassology Institute is to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual health of individuals and society. The public’s interest in natural health and preventative medicine is continuously growing. We strive to be your reliable source for information on massage therapy, healthy lifestyles and successful massage careers.
Successful Massage Careers
A Successful Career – Amber Flores
There are so many rewarding aspects of being a Massage Therapist! Having the ability to help clients reduce stress, and pain and improve their overall quality of life is very humbling. Even the “basic” relaxing massage can improve so much. I see clients with various health issues from Parkinson’s to being wheelchair-bound. As well as different careers from teachers, police officers, and nurses to factor workers.
A Successful Career – Christine LeTourneau
I have been interested in lots of different therapies basically my whole life. I was raised with herbal and other alternative therapies as mainstream. I Love essential oils! I have always believed in the power of touch. Going to school for massage just made sense, felt right.
A Successful Career – Kimyetta Brown
The most rewarding part of my massage career is making my own hours and coming out of my comfort zone. Networking with fellow Alumni graduates has been a lot of fun. Doing massage events around the city is what I love the most. I get to choose which jobs I’ll take, and I have fun doing it as well.
A Successful Career – Christopher Harris Sr.
Christopher – Working with the Lions was cool because I was on the sidelines during the games. The coolest aspect would be seeing the behind-the-scenes of how athletes prepare during the offseason and being able to have an impact on what happens during that time. However, traveling will always be a top perk for me.
A Successful Career – John Collins
Irene’s – What was your greatest success with a massage client?
John – Two clients really stick out in my mind. One was a young lady who was recovering from breast cancer and had developed lymph fluid under her right armpit and breast area. I performed a lymphatic massage that greatly reduced the swelling and pain that she had been suffering from.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
13 Benefits of Massage on Exercise
Researchers at Ohio State University were curious whether the long-held theory about massage helping to improve recovery after a sports injury was based on reality. This study included the provision of massage therapy and compression of muscles after intense exercise reduced the swelling and muscle damage in a study.
Massage Therapy Strengthens the Immune System
Massage is becoming one of the most popular complementary medical therapies in the world. To know that even a single massage session can lead to such measurable changes in the immune system is wonderful news for the massage community. It shows to the public that massage can be incorporated into a routine to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
6 Mindful Ways to Manage Stress
Whether from a charging lion or a pending deadline, the body’s response to stress can be both helpful and harmful. The stress response gives us the strength and speed to ward off or flee from an impending threat. But when it persists, stress can put us at risk for...
Another Great Reason to get Massage!
According to studies, eighty percent of adults will experience low back pain at some point during their lifetime. It is also the foremost reason that people seek out medical attention in the U.S. The typical treatment approaches include pain pills, surgery, and...
Preterm Babies Reap the Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage has been used as a parenting practice in many cultures for nearly the entirety of human civilization. For example, history shows that mothers in India have provided massage to their newborns as far back as 3000 BC. Both preterm infants facing serious health problems and healthy full-term infants can reap the benefits of massage therapy.
Positive Affects of Exercise
Exercise is more than just a way of getting thinner, stronger, or more attractive. Exercise is a vital factor in good health. Our bodies need exercise in much the same way they require essential vitamins and minerals. In short, it is completely impossible to experience total health without regular exercise.
Top 8 Food Additives to Avoid
When a substance is added during a refined food’s production, the substance is called a “food additive.” Some additives are added to increase shelf stability and retard bacteria growth, prevent caking, or improve the taste. Unlike herbs, salts, or other spices, the most worry comes from consumers concerned about man-made additives such as antibiotics given to animals used for meat.
How to Recycle and Why You Should Do It
Of all discarded items in homes and businesses across the United States, only 5% to 6% were recycled in 2021. Most people do not realize how much is actually recyclable. A vast amount of trash can be recycled.
What You Should Know About Processed Foods
From cooking to fermenting to grinding and chopping whole ingredients, humans have always processed our food. Traditional processing makes foods easier to eat, digest, and preserve. Any food not in its raw, natural state has technically been processed. However, with...
Are Food Labels Reliable?
Reading Food Labels Food labels can be an important resource in making sure you’re eating a healthy diet. Even if you know a lot about nutrition and health, and have a clear idea of your ideal nutritional profile, without nutritional information it would be difficult...
Irene’s Mask Recommendations and Requirements From Kathy Skubik, Executive Director
I know we have been hearing about coronavirus for two years now. We are tired of hearing about it. We are all covid weary. The fact remains that the pandemic is a fluid crisis as new information is continually being announced. The details, infection rates, rules and...
MASSAGE THERAPY GIFT CERTIFICATES: ARE THEY WORTH IT?
As a Massage Therapist, you may wonder if having gift certificates available for sale is really worth it. Is keeping a supply of gift certificates on hand really worth the cost and effort, and how much return on your investment do you get?
Inverted Face Shields – An Added Layer of Protection for Therapists and Clients
Wearing a face shield, in addition to a mask over the mouth and nose, provides an additional layer of protection. It has been proven that the most common transmission method of COVID-19 is through aerosols or droplets containing the virus being expelled from an...
Stay Safe – Stay Open!
If we want to stay in practice as Massage Therapists or continue studying to become one, without facing another shut down, it is imperative that we follow the CDC guidelines that keep us ALL safe. However, this doesn’t only apply to the time when we are at work or...
Massage Therapists You’re Ready – You’ve Got This!
All Licensed Massage Therapists in Michigan can return to work on Monday, June 15, 2020. We've seen the statistics and followed the news about masking, social distancing, and have heard how devastating the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 have been not only nationwide,...