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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 – Paula Nedzinskas

A Successful Career – Paula Nedzinskas

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.

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Instructor at Irene’s Myomassology Institute Wins Prestigious Award

Instructor at Irene’s Myomassology Institute Wins Prestigious Award

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.

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A Successful Career – Heather Kapteyn

A Successful Career – Heather Kapteyn

I stay active every day with some form of movement.  It could be light stretching or going for a walk.  I keep a steady schedule of receiving bodywork and massage. I stay hydrated, rested, and maintain healthy balanced eating habits.

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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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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Incredible Results for ADHD

Incredible Results for ADHD

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.

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Aging Gracefully – The Timeless Benefits of Massage

Aging Gracefully – The Timeless Benefits of Massage

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.

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13 Benefits of Massage for Exercise

13 Benefits of Massage for Exercise

Whether you are a professional athlete or participating in an amateur sports league with your friends, exercise can provide significant benefits. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has even gone as far as releasing the first official U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines in 2008.

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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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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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Healthy Lifestyles

Which Superfoods Prevent Disease?

Which Superfoods Prevent Disease?

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.

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What Are Trans Fats, Are They Bad for You?

What Are Trans Fats, Are They Bad for You?

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.

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Chocolate to Detox – Cocoa Bliss Smoothie Recipe

Chocolate to Detox – Cocoa Bliss Smoothie Recipe

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.

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