Irene’s Insights

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 – Kelly Chavers

A Successful Career – Kelly Chavers

Every single class I’ve taken at Irene’s has been wonderful, packed full of great information.  I’ve taken hot rocks, infant massage, myofascial release, and trigger points, just to name a few of my favorites.

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A Successful Career – Robin Leslie

A Successful Career – Robin Leslie

Robin Leslie Graduated in June 2015.
I chose this career because previously I worked in the field of nuclear medicine and now I help people without poison or drugs and my heart couldn’t be happier.

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A Successful Career – Mary Piazza

A Successful Career – Mary Piazza

So many favorite memories! I just loved walking into Irene’s. I felt at home. I love bodywork and helping people through their healing journey and I have Irene’s to thank for that. The best decision I could have ever made in myself was going to Irene’s and meeting all the lovely people I’ve got to meet along the way.

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A Successful Career – Lisa Johnson

A Successful Career – Lisa Johnson

What do you do for self-care to provide longevity for your massage career?  I soak in Epson salt several times a week. I douse myself with essential oils to continue my healing; I use peppermint, lavender, clove, rosemary, and eucalyptus the most.  I practice yoga and deep breathing daily.  I also have a massage chair at home so I work on myself a lot.  I eat right; I do not eat sweets or sugar and no dairy.

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A Successful Career – Emily Weir

A Successful Career – Emily Weir

Luckily my two specialties (intuitive deep tissue and manual lymphatic drainage) provide variety in the treatment room and help to reduce burnout. I’m very stringent about hydration throughout my day and work hard to eat nutritious, balanced meals. Recently I’ve taken “resting time” very seriously and my next goal is to ensure consistent exercise.

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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Positive Effects of Massage for Scars

Positive Effects of Massage for Scars

There are two types of scars, mature and immature. When a scar is considered immature it means that the wound has just healed and can feel itchy or sensitive to the touch. Scars are considered mature once they are between three to eighteen months old and scar tissue is no longer being produced. With mature scars, you need to be more vigorous with your approach with scar tissue release work.

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How Can I Boost My Immune System?

How Can I Boost My Immune System?

Massage is becoming one of the most popular complementary medical therapies in the world. According to researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, after just a forty-five minute Swedish massage participants in the study showed an increased number of lymphocytes (commonly known as white blood cells). These cells play a major role in defending the body from disease.

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We’ve got your Back…Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain

We’ve got your Back…Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain

Massage has been introduced as a viable substitute for traditional medical approaches for low back pain. Many healthcare providers are beginning to recognize massage as a legitimate form of treatment for low back pain.  In fact, studies show about fifty-four percent of healthcare providers suggest that their patients seek out a massage therapist in addition to other treatment for their pain.

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Treating Depression with Massage

Treating Depression with Massage

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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Massage Proven to Ease Arthritis Pain

Massage Proven to Ease Arthritis Pain

Many people in society still see the practice of massage therapy as a luxury. Even though there have been multiple studies showing that it is great for a variety of health reasons. Other than assisting in better circulation, elevating mood, and alleviating stress, massage has been proven to ease the pain of arthritis.

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Healthy Lifestyles

How To Responsibly Use Antibiotics

How To Responsibly Use Antibiotics

Antibiotics are a group of medications that treat specific kinds of infections. Antibiotics have greatly improved public health since the mid-twentieth century, effectively turning many life-threatening infectious diseases into curable conditions. However, when used improperly, antibiotics do more harm than good.

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The Issues Surrounding Dairy

The Issues Surrounding Dairy

Some of the most common health and digestive problems from dairy consumption include bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and long-term irritable bowel syndrome. Many individuals find that their digestive systems simply operate better without dairy. [iv] Additional concerns include: Bone health, Cardiovascular Disease, Antibiotic, and Growth Hormone Use.

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10 Simple Ways to Reduce Air Pollution

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Air Pollution

Some people may think of pollution as an indirect threat, more likely to cause climate change or endanger other species than cause human illness. In reality, the air we breathe has a massive impact on our day-to-day health.

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10 Supplements to Avoid Before Surgery

10 Supplements to Avoid Before Surgery

The American Society of Anesthesiologists, as well as other health organizations, recommend that no herbal supplements be taken at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. For example, be wary of the following: Black cohosh: This herbal may interact with anesthesia medicines and cause low blood pressure or increased risk of bleeding.

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6 Most Common Toxic Heavy Metals

6 Most Common Toxic Heavy Metals

Today, heavy metals are abundant in our air, soil, and even drinking water. They are present in virtually every area of modern life from construction materials to cosmetics, medicines, processed foods, fuel, appliances, and personal care products. It is very difficult for anyone to avoid exposure.

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Alumni Tips

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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