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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 – Alexandra Gilder

A Successful Career – Alexandra Gilder

I pride myself on being extremely accommodating. You never know who or what you’ll be called to care for so it’s best to be ready for that. I also pride myself on the feedback I give my clients. I want to help them all build their self-care tool kits and incorporate my work into their lives with that.

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A Successful Career – Elizabeth Quick

A Successful Career – Elizabeth Quick

I wanted to be in the field to assist people with pain be it physical or emotional. With all the side effects of medications, I thought if I could help someone not have to take one pill or prolong the need for surgical intervention, that was the field for me.

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A Successful Career – Erin Aube

A Successful Career – Erin Aube

Erin Aube Graduated from Irene’s September 2015   Irene’s – Why did you choose massage therapy as a career? Erin - It was a winding path, I sometimes look at as a river. A lot of bends and twists shaped my decision. I have a background in Fine Art and Sculpting...

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A Successful Career – Rebecca Tamm

A Successful Career – Rebecca Tamm

My stubbornness and determination are what have kept my business going for 17 years, and not only survived a pandemic but thrived after it. And fostering relationships with people so they feel like more than just a name on the schedule.

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A Successful Career – Jeff Kong

A Successful Career – Jeff Kong

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…

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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Strengthens the Immune System

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.

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How Massage Can Help With Trauma

How Massage Can Help With Trauma

Massage won’t cure PTSD, but it is effective at alleviating some of the worst manifestations of the syndrome.  Studies show massage will improve symptoms such as chronic pain, immune system deficiencies, and stress. The positive results from massage can be profound for folks suffering from PTSD no matter the cause of the condition.

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Massage Can Reduce Depression & Anxiety

Massage Can Reduce Depression & Anxiety

When many people think of massage therapy, they think of it as a way to provide some physical benefit. However, massage is also widely seen as a strategy to improve mental health, relaxation, mood, and decrease stress. Massage can provide a number of benefits to your mental health, whether you have a clinical mental health condition or simply had a long day at work.

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Alleviate Arthritis Pain with Massage

Alleviate Arthritis Pain with Massage

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.

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Benefits of Massage on Multiple Sclerosis

Benefits of Massage on Multiple Sclerosis

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.

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Healthy Lifestyles

Avoid the Hidden Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Avoid the Hidden Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

High-fructose corn syrup is an ingredient a few of us would ever decide to use in a homemade recipe. In fact, it is not sold on its own as an ingredient. An industrial concoction, it is most often found in highly processed products and fast foods, making fundamentally unhealthy food choices even more dangerous to your health.

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7 Types of Meditation to Improve Your Health

7 Types of Meditation to Improve Your Health

Meditation can be practiced by almost everyone and provides significant benefits to mental, emotional, and physical health.  Trying one of the various styles of mediation based on your specific goals and/or preferences is a great way to improve your quality of life, even if you only have a few minutes each day to lend to the practice!  

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How Everyday Household Products Can Harm

How Everyday Household Products Can Harm

Every day we come in contact with hundreds of chemicals in the products we use, and many of them are health hazards. Paying attention to what we use to clean and maintain our homes and bodies may be even more crucial than eating organic foods.

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13 Foods to Buy Organic

13 Foods to Buy Organic

Not all of us can afford to go 100% organic every time we shop. The solution? Focus on those foods that come with the heaviest burden of pesticides, additives, and hormones.

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Is It Safe To Reuse Plastic Water Bottles?

Is It Safe To Reuse Plastic Water Bottles?

Most plastics are coded on the bottom with a number surrounded by a recycling triangle. This number will tell you if your recycling service will accept an item. It also tells you if it’s safe to reuse that bottle for food and liquid storage if you know what to look for.

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Alumni Tips

Current Info for MTs to Get Help

Current Info for MTs to Get Help

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...

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16 Tips to Ease Stress and Avoid Anxiety

16 Tips to Ease Stress and Avoid Anxiety

Irene’s Myomassology Institute Cares Set goals for each and every day. Enjoy a shower to feel fresh. Get dressed. Do not spend the day in your pajamas. Get yourself out of the house for some fresh air. Take a walk and start moving. We can’t control the weather, so...

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TIPS FOR MTs TO SURVIVE THE COVID-19 CRISIS

TIPS FOR MTs TO SURVIVE THE COVID-19 CRISIS

by Paul Mattson, LMT - Personal Development Instructor These are, indeed, uncertain times for everybody, and as Massage Therapists we are no exception. We are used to providing care for others, and, if you're like me, you're sometimes not so good at remembering to...

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