The Radical RMT

The Radical RMT

By Krista Dicks
Join Krista Dicks, an RMT for over a decade as she chats with fellow massage therapists about their achievements beyond the massage practice and becoming authors, world explorers, performers, artists, business owners etc. If you are smarter, work harder, and want better than the average, then welcome to...The Radical RMT.
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#027 The Massage Therapy Podcast: Heather Rivers, RMT and Nicole Andrews, RMT
"If we can impact positively on one person's life then we've won in our minds!" -Heather Rivers and Nicole Andrews. The Massage Therapy Podcast ... I was very excited to connect virtually with Heather and Nicole about their very own podcast "The Massage Therapy Podcast" where they discuss the latest in Massage Therapy, health care, and more.  These two are colleagues with over 13 years of experience and now podcast partners who are both passionate about the massage profession and they love to teach and educate to both massage therapists and to show clients a behind the scenes view about what life is like as an RMT. The podcast also gives them an opportunity to share their opinions over a cup of tea! I'm in!  Please enjoy this episode!  I also had the pleasure to be on The Massage Therapy Podcast! You can check out that episode HERE
31:08
May 21, 2020
#026: Learn More and Prolong Your Career. Zephyr Samchuck, RMT
"People are always really excited for you to try and better yourself and to try and learn more...at the end of the day it’s going to help your clients and you’re going to be more fulfilled and happier from it." - Zephyr Samchuck ... Zephyr became an RMT in 2014 and has attracted a steady clientele in only a few years. She is a mom who feels that the massage career has been the biggest blessing to allow for the flexibility of her schedule.  As she progresses in her career she was thinking about the importance of her own self-care and how she could maintain her practice for another twenty years.  She is now two years into a four-year program studying towards her M.OMSc (Manipulative Osteopathic Sciences) at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton, ON. Zephyr lives in Ottawa and commutes to Hamilton for a week once a month to complete her training while committing the other 3 weeks to her massage practice.  While Zephyr was in massage therapy college she worked part-time as the receptionist for Align Massage Therapy. The experience gave her first-hand observation as a massage therapy student and a sense of what the career would eventually look like, especially the relationship between client and therapist. She was able to ask questions directly to RMTs in the field and bonus, she became part of the team upon completing her registration! I hope you enjoy this episode with Zephyr :)
31:39
May 14, 2020
#025 Right Place Right Time. Shawn Markwick, RMT
“It seems to be the story of my life; right place at the right time” - Shawn Markwick, RMT  ... Shawn Markwick is in his 25th year as a Registered Massage Therapist and this year it will be his 14th season with the NHL as the Ottawa Senators' massage therapist.  He taught massage therapy for 7 years and was one of my massage therapy instructors. He loves to teach and share his knowledge, encouraging collaboration between all healthcare professions.  He is an excellent mentor in the profession.  He worked with Team Canada for the World Championships 2014 in Belarus and also works with Cirque Du Soleil when they are in town (and when his schedule permits). He is a passionate RMT dedicated to helping each and every one of his clients to feel better, which can often lead to a 10 hour massage day. His schedule is full during hockey season which can have him working 80 hour weeks between touring and seeing massage clients at two separate clinics.  When he is not traveling or working, he is helping out at home with his wife Angela and his 3 children Lindsay, Emma, and Ben. "Right place at the right time" may be how Shawn feels he has come into some incredible career opportunities but, in this episode, you will also learn that he is one of the hardest working RMTs who has truly earned them. I hope you enjoy!
1:00:55
May 7, 2020
#024 Slow Medicine Company. Megan Hoskins, RMT.
"I named my company in a way that reminded me to slow down and kept me researching ways to slow down so that I could share it with other people." - Megan Hoskins
36:43
April 30, 2020
#023 Silver Linings. Kat Pugliese, RMT, Singer, Songwriter, Musician.
"You will always find a subtle sparkle if you keep your eyes open"
57:00
April 23, 2020
#022 Connecting. Ian Kamm, RMT, Teacher.
"This is an opportunity for us collectively to reassure our clients and the general public that we are doing everything we can to take their health and safety into account" ​- Ian Kamm, RMT
1:09:59
April 16, 2020
#021 Balance. Annie Milović. Massage Therapist, UK
"I wanted to feel that satisfaction that I got from massage in a way that you don't get when you're doing an office job" - Annie Milović
57:03
April 2, 2020
#020 Recovery. Marty Royal, Pro Sports Massage Therapist, UK
“Having individual modalities available, you can actually individualize the course of treatment.” - Marty Royal
27:01
March 19, 2020
Part II of The Most Technologically Advanced RMT in Canada. Scott Grisewood, RMT.
Technology is here for better or worse. Evidence-based practitioners will take an interest in measurement and technology.
52:36
March 5, 2020
Q & A with Emily Burns, RMT
"If you want to feel really good about yourself, then open your own business"- Emily Burns, RMT
05:12
February 27, 2020
#019 Be The One Making The Final Decisions. Emily Burns, RMT.
"I think the best massage therapists are problem solvers" - Emily Burns, RMT
45:05
February 20, 2020
#018 The Most Technologically Advanced RMT in Canada. Scott Grisewood, RMT.
"I'm more let's get in the trenches and get our hands dirty and do the best job we can to get people's lives turned around!" - Scott Grisewood, RMT
59:26
February 6, 2020
#017 Taking a break may solidify your passion for massage. Sandra Rosten, MT
"I knew if I wanted to do this again and do it for as long as possible, I knew I would need to pace myself"
58:21
January 23, 2020
#016 Your Personal Growth and Development Journey. Richard J Platt. Massage Success Mindset
"If a goal doesn't scare and excite you at the same time, then it's probably not worth doing and it's not an audacious goal" - Richard J Platt
53:20
January 2, 2020
Q & A. Nathan Walton, RMT.
Workday routine. His library card as a worthwhile investment. Keep learning beyond RMT related material and more.
31:26
December 26, 2019
#015 Get Your Fix. Mobility Junkie Livia Pellerin, RMT
“I have this motto, that I don’t want to get to my grave and feel like I didn’t accomplish my dreams” - Livia Pellerin, RMT
51:56
December 19, 2019
#014 Find your tribe. Obstacle Course Race Dude Nathan Walton, RMT
“One of the best things about our scope (massage) is the optimization”
1:17:46
December 12, 2019
#013 City Gone Country. Chelsea St. Denis, RMT. Homesteading. Home Practice. Mom Life. Chickens!
I worked really hard those first few years and it's all paid off now. - Chelsea St. Denis, RMT
55:09
December 5, 2019
#012 Andree-Anne Rusaw, RMT, RVT: Pursuing her passion of helping animals, visiting all seven continents before the age of 30, and realizing that massage is the best career for her lifestyle!
"You just gotta listen to your heart, to what you feel you want to do to make you happy, and that's been the best thing I've learned in this adventure" - Andree-Anne Rusaw
41:06
June 20, 2019
#010 Helene Letourneau, RMT- Professional figure skater with Disney on Ice, Manifesting the life you want, Recognizing burnout, and more...
“In life, I generally try to live the best version of myself”- Helene Letourneau, RMT
40:19
June 6, 2019
#009 Dr. Melanie Stewart- Chiropractor, retired massage therapist, the best way to start a solo practice, building your dream, play on your strengths and more
“I always say I became a massage therapist and a chiropractor because I’m a little bit hyperactive, but, I move a lot, I’m excitable, and this profession caters to that!”
47:48
May 30, 2019
#008 KELLY SALVADOR, RMT — Delegating Tasks, Collaboration, Giving Your Clients Better Tools To Better Themselves, and More
"I think I’m just seen as a driven RMT who’s still pushing forward"
1:06:18
May 23, 2019
#007 Arlene Keith: You can't spell adventure without Arlene! 38 years in practice, adventurer, blogger, and blueberry farmer!
“I knew I would always be self-employed, even my kindergarten report card said “Problems with figures of authority.””
52:23
May 16, 2019
#006 Jana Veltheim. Owner of Align Massage Therapy is changing the dialogue around massage therapy income and planning for the future.
"Stop believing A) We don’t make money B) We burn out after 5 years. It’s all a lie!" - Jana Veltheim
53:41
May 9, 2019
#005 Karen Buchanan-Sauve: Hockey Mom loves that her massage career keeps her present for her family
"You know right away coming into this career that you are responsible for your own success" - Karen Buchanan-Sauve
38:07
May 2, 2019
#003 Avi Davies - What are you doing with your extra eight hours a week? (#003)
"Give me something I can say "yes" to!" - Avi Davies, RMT
39:21
April 18, 2019
#002 Huguette Long - Lessons from 30 years of creation, imagination, and having fun! (#002)
"The biggest motivator for me was that I wanted to be independent and have some financial security"- Huguette Long, RMT
36:22
April 11, 2019
# 001 Karina Joly - Finding a balance between light and dark. Life, massage, travel, and photography (#001)
​“I don’t think I would be great with a desk job” - Karina Joly Karina Joly (@KJphototravel) has been a registered massage therapist since 2004. She is an avid traveler who has visited 38 countries and counting. She always travels with her camera and she has collected more than 200,000 memories on film. She is a three-time Ironman Athlete and uses her athletic experience to help her clients repair and prevent injury. She has often thought about leaving the massage profession but presently it gives her the flexibility to travel, train, and pursue photography.
45:46
April 4, 2019
Introducing The Radical RMT
Listen to the trailer for The Radical RMT. Chats with RMTs living incredible lives on purpose, going on adventures and pursuing passions outside of their massage practice. Our profession is hands down the best for flexibility, freedom, and potential! Don't miss your opportunity to be Radical! Have a listen and be inspired by these Radical RMTs! Join us for the launch of Season One on Thursday, April 4, 2019!
00:48
December 20, 2018