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.
"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
"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 :)
“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!
“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.
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!