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January 21, 2020  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 17 - DermoNeuroModulation with Mike Reoch

If you've not much idea what DermoNeuroModulation is as a model within which to approach Manual Therapy, in this podcast Mike and I break down the DNM model.  Along the way, we explore a few other ideas that have influenced his own learning as a Registered Massage Therapist and how he uses these to put together the various seminars he teaches.

If you're interested in learning more you can contact Mike through his website or via

Phone: 778-630-8930
Fax: 604 952 0539
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t: @wellandable

To learn more about DNM and the Neurocentric approach you can register for or book a custom seminar here

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November 26, 2019  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 16 - Intuition with Cathy Ryan and Pam Fitch

Authors, Educators, Practitioners, Scientists, and Philosophers Cathy Ryan and Pam Fitch join me for a beautiful discussion on intuition and its presence in Manual Therapy.  Is it useful, important, and necessary?  How does science and evidence based practice relate to the idea of intuition?

Pam Fitch is the author of Talking Body, Listening Hands, a speaker, and an educator in Manual Therapy whose presence and thoughtful introspection provide a wisdom and depth that only comes with years of intentional practice.

Cathy Ryan is the co-author of Traumatic Scar Tissue Management, a speaker, and an educator in Manual Therapy who, like Pam, has walked a deeply intentional path in relation to Manual Therapy and her life.  Her insight provided in this short interview is thought provoking and inspiring.

You can contact Pam at
Tel: 613-736-9006

You can contact Cathy at


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October 14, 2019  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 15 - Lori Green Executive Director of MTAS

The Massage Therapy Association of Saskatchewan Executive Director, Lori Green, joins me this episode to discuss being an Executive Director, where things are at in Saskatchewan, and her thoughts on a what's happening nationally in Registered Massage Therapy.

Site links are

Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance


Massage Therapy Association of Saskatchewan


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September 19, 2019  

Massage Therapy now episode 14 - Gordon McDonald RMTBC Executive Director

Gordon and I talk about the Registered Massage Therapy Associations current goings on

We speak to membership benefits, upcoming symposiums, and various Association ins and outs.

Websites to check out are

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August 5, 2019  

Summer Interlude

Hello Everyone

A brief summer break for the podcast, but we will be back.  Contact me at if there are any questions.  New episodes coming soon!

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June 18, 2019  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 13 - Don Dillon

In this episode Don Dillon and Damian talk about why Massage Therapists must become better advocates for their professions and how they can do so.  We talk about intrinsic viewpoints, extrinsic factors, work models, threats to massage therapy, and much more.

Here are some of the links talked about throughout the show.

In an act of civil disobedience – yet strongly supported by local politicians and citizens – the Compassion Club (Vancouver, British Columbia) and the Harbourside Health Centre (San Francisco, California) generate operating funds through the sale of cannabis.

This is a related article re: more novel business models

Here's the Myrna Brind

Here's Casey House, where MT is mentioned in the text as an available service

Here's an article on the insurer relations dilemma–-a-signal-of-changes-to-come-4778

and here's the original "Boom Bust..." article

link to the On the Table podcast–-current-and-critical-information-for-massage-therapists-in-practice-4510

Dons' Facebook page

Dons' website

May 3, 2019  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 12 - Brian Fulton

Author, educator and enthusiast of all things placebo, Brian Fulton and I have a great discussion on Placebo, Nocebo, the Biopsychosocial model and ethics.  Enjoy and have a great day

Brians website is:

on facebook you can make contact here:


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April 28, 2019  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 11 - Deetria Egeli

In this episode Deetria and I talk getting a masters degree, the research project that was a part of the masters of rehabilitation science at UBC, and doing research in Canuck Place, a pediatric hospice in the lower mainland

Heres the link to the program at UBC

Here's the link to Canuck Place


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March 14, 2019  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 10 - Matt Furlot

In this episode Matt and I are speaking to the idea of interdisciplinary practice, what it looks like from a sports team perspective, and how that has influenced his building of the Legacies Health Centres in the lower mainland.  His thoughts on why interdisciplinary practice works and how to implement them in your own practice are sure to be useful to many of the listeners.  And to be sure, it's different than multidisciplinary practice!  Enjoy

Here's the link to Matt's website, the about page

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February 24, 2019  

Massage Therapy Now Episode 9 - Cathy Ryan

 Cathy Ryan is a Registered Massage Therapist living in Telqua, British Columbia.  She has worked for decades in the Manual Therapy trade and has translated that knowledge into teaching and writing avidly on Fascial Tissue, Wound healing and scar tissue, and many other subjects.  She recently co-authored a book called "Traumatic Scar Tissue Management: Therapeutic massage principles, practice and protocols"

In this interview we dive into fascia, publishing, and some interesting subjects like intuition!

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