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
Do you have a favorite memory from massage school?
Jeff – Doing my practical exam on Irene herself and afterward sitting, drinking tea, and chatting with her on her couch for a few hours afterward. So much knowledge…
I had so many great and like-minded people that I was surrounded with on a regular basis. Everyone was so nice and caring, from the teachers and staff to the students. I felt like I had so much support and it was really nice to have while learning.
I’ve always been drawn to helping others but I never knew how I wanted to achieve that. After receiving my first massage, which happened to be in Irene’s student clinic, I was amazed at how I felt mentally, physically, and energetically. I knew after that this was the way I could make a difference in someones’ life.
I love problem-solving with people’s bodies. Watching their gait and listening to what hurts helps me figure out my path for their massage. I have enough tools in my toolbox to help me to facilitate healing for the clients. I love reiki, CranioSacral Therapy, Cupping, and using Essential Oils for the health of the client, and I get a lot of repeat clients.
This year, Irene’s Myomassology Institute, in Southfield, Michigan, is happy to announce the AMTA chose Jeanette Roach as the 2021 recipient! This award is for teachers who go above and beyond to bring out the best in students and provide them with what they need to succeed in a career as a massage therapist.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Lymphatic drainage is a wonderful modality to use because some people with arthritis experience a lot of excess fluid from the inflammation in their joints. This modality helps to get that fluid moving. Light stretching of the joints can also alleviate some of the pain.
Some of the most significant benefits of massage therapy for MS sufferers appear to be reduced spasticity and pain, improved circulation and increased muscle and joint flexibility. Massage also reduces stress, which is thought to be a pain trigger for MS clients as well.
Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than twelve weeks. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation, chronic pain is very different. Chronic pain persists. Serious, chronic pain affects over 100 million Americans each year, many of whom are inadequately treated by the health-care system.
Studies show that massage therapy can have a positive effect on children with ADHD. In a study by B. Magaddian, a massage therapy group showed positive effects after receiving a massage from therapists and parents. The researchers in this study found the results to be quite promising.
A geriatric massage is a form of massage tailored specifically to the needs and ailments of the senior population. The geriatric massage focuses on the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body and passive movement of joints to improve blood circulation, increase motion, and reduce pain.
Many green vegetables are considered superfoods, but broccoli is one of the most potent. Few foods measure up to broccoli for cancer-fighting potential. Broccoli is rich in several vitamins and fiber but is especially notable for two cancer-fighting chemicals.
Because partially hydrogenated vegetable oil is only found in processed foods, an easy way to avoid unhealthy trans fats is to choose a diet of unprocessed, whole foods in their natural state. Keep in mind that the faster a food goes bad, the healthier it usually is.
Antioxidants, like the ones in berries, are consistently linked with health benefits from preventing heart disease to cancer, in addition to anti-inflammatory properties. It’s basically a name given to something we already inherently know, healthy foods are good for us!
You can use chocolate as part of your detox routine, as long as it’s the right kind. This smoothie tastes like chocolate covered strawberries, sweet and chocolatey with digestive enzymes from the honey, no refined sugar, and antioxidants from the chocolate and strawberries.
Green smoothies are all the rage, even the Mayo Clinic is getting into it, and it’s easy to see the appeal. You get all of the fruit flavor of a smoothie, plus all of the vitamins and minerals from vegetables.
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...
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...
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,...
Hello again, fellow MTs. We are now fully one month into this pandemic. I'm sure many of us have faced challenges during this time not only professionally, but also personally. I hope you are taking good care of yourselves! I've put together some suggestions and tips...
Irene's amazing Professional Development Instructor, Paul Mattson, did some research to help our graduates. Here is the latest information on resources to help massage therapists get through this unpredictable pandemic. Read this to find where to look for help. Thanks...