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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
Massage Therapy & Modalities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.