The Thinking Practitioner
44: Table Lessons (with Doug Nelson)

44: Table Lessons (with Doug Nelson)

July 28, 2021

Whitney talks to Doug Nelson about the challenges and learning experiences of a great massage career spanning over four decades. 

Topics include: 

  • What keeps you going after all this time?
  • What are some of the most fascinating lessons your clients have provided for you?
  • How do we all learn to be humble in the face of our own fallibility in the clinic and the classroom?

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(The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)

43: Trauma, MDMA Psychotherapy, and the Body (with Marcela Ot’alora G.)

43: Trauma, MDMA Psychotherapy, and the Body (with Marcela Ot’alora G.)

July 14, 2021

Til Luchau talks about trauma, psychedelic psychotherapy, and the body, with Marcela Ot'alora G., the principal investigator in a very promising FDA-approved study into MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD.

Topics include: 

  • How does trauma relate to bodywork, and how does MDMA therapy help with trauma?
  • How is psychedelic therapy different from just taking psychedelics?
  • What can we learn from your MDMA/PTSD study that can help us be more effective as massage and manual therapy practitioners? 

Get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites! 

Resources and references discussed in this episode:

Sponsor Offers: 

About Whitney Lowe  | About Til Luchau  |  Email Us: info@thethinkingpractitioner.com

(The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)

42: Scars and Scar Tissue (with Cathy Ryan)

42: Scars and Scar Tissue (with Cathy Ryan)

June 30, 2021

Til and Whitney talk to Cathy Ryan RMT about her book 'Traumatic Scar Tissue Management: Massage Therapy Principles, Practice and Protocols,' co-authored with Nancy Keenan Smith.

Topics include: 

  • How has fascial research informed our understanding of scars?
  • Is it about the "fuzz," or the fluids?
  • Erasing scars, once and for all. (Not really.)

Get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites! 

Resources and references discussed in this episode:

Episode image credit: Nancy Keenan Smith

Sponsor Offers: 

About Whitney Lowe  | About Til Luchau  |  Email Us: info@thethinkingpractitioner.com

(The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)

41: Going For It: The Massage Mentor (with Diane Matkowski)

41: Going For It: The Massage Mentor (with Diane Matkowski)

June 23, 2021

Whitney and Til talk to Diane Matkowski (a.k.a. the Massage Mentor) to find out what gave her the chutzpah to ask 10 of her favorite massage and bodywork teachers to teach in her first online event, what it was like when nearly 600 people showed up, and what she's working on next.

Topics include: 

  • There are a lot of male teachers in our field. Where are the women? (Here.)
  • Finding your thing, and going for it.
  • Do we have to be good at business, to be good practitioners?

Get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites! 

Resources and references discussed in this episode:

Sponsor Offers: 

About Whitney Lowe  | About Til Luchau  |  Email Us: info@thethinkingpractitioner.com

(The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)

40: How To (Not) Fix It (with Cal Cates)

40: How To (Not) Fix It (with Cal Cates)

June 9, 2021

Til and Whitney talk to Healwell’s Cal Cates about how their work with death and dying brought perspective and presence to their work as a massage therapist; and to living itself. 

 

Topics include: 

  • How is “being a massage therapist in the modern world a total setup”?
  • What do we say when our clients just want results?
  • How do our personal experiences influence the way we engage with our clients?

Get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites!

Resources and references discussed in this episode: 

Sponsor Offers: 

About Whitney Lowe  |  About Til Luchau  |  Email Us 

(The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)

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