Ralph Stephens was a musician who discovered massage therapy as a way to relieve the stress of living on the road, then discovered that giving massage was less wear and tear on his body and let him live in one place. After almost three decades of practicing and teaching massage, he now is the co-developer and primary trainer for Neural Reset TherapyÂ® (NRT). This is a practice of relieving pain without causing any pain to the patient or therapist. Through specific techniques, muscles in spasm are induced to release in just a few minutes. In this engaging conversation, this 2008 Inductee into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, discusses NRT and the training he is offering on Oct 31-Nov 1 at the Pittsburgh School of Massage, and also at the CE Conference at Seven Springs in early November. His workshops are always popular for his ability to take complex anatomical concepts and make them easy to understand. (Certainly a useful skill in talking with this podcast's host!)
We also have a short conversation with drummer Jim Donovan about his upcoming Sound Empowerment Workshop on Oct 10-12 in Mt Pleasant at a retreat center. The former Rusted Root drummer turned Fine Arts professor now teaches extremely powerful and useful tools for personal or professional growth, which can be additional tools in the toolbox of integrative medicine professionals.
Massage and drum training are all part of the Calendar of Events, along with the Juicefest set for Nov 15. We get a video report from Organically Social's Trenton Oczypok.
Websites mentioned in this cast:
Ralph Stephens training at Pgh School of Massage
Jim Donovan and Sound Empowerment Workshop
Dr. Michael Gregor
The Mid-Atlantic Women's Herbal Conference
Heal Thy Practice Conference
FALL CONFERENCE FOR MASSAGE CE AT 7 SPRINGS RESORT
Dr. Vonda Wright presents Womenâ??s Health Conversations
Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists
Journal of LIfestyle Medicine Facebook Page
Integrative Medicine Professionals Meetup