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The Radical Massage Therapist Podcast

The Radical Massage Therapist Podcast

By Krista Dicks

Hi Radical Massage Therapist! I’m your host, Krista Dicks, a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with 16 years of experience. I’m sharing my insights and challenges in this profession and unique resources to create your own successful massage practice while enjoying life on your terms. I share fellow radical massage therapists stories on lifestyle and achievements thanks to freedom, flexibility, and finances of this career. You found this podcast for a reason. You want to work smarter, not harder, and you choose to become better everyday. Welcome to The Radical Massage Therapist Podcast.
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#055 What if I Did The Opposite for 48 Hours? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT

The Radical Massage Therapist PodcastMay 22, 2023

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#068 How To Build a Mobile Massage Practice with Melissa Pierson, RMT

#068 How To Build a Mobile Massage Practice with Melissa Pierson, RMT

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#067 What might I put in place to allow me to go off the grid for 4 to 8 weeks, with no phone or email? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT
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#066 What If I Could Only Subtract To Solve Problems? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT
Aug 15, 202309:37
#065 Do I Have To Make It Back The Way I Lost It? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT
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#064 What If Created My Own Real World MBA? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT
Aug 13, 202314:04
#063 Go With the Flow and Sync Your Schedule with Samantha Storozuk, RMT

#063 Go With the Flow and Sync Your Schedule with Samantha Storozuk, RMT

Jumping right into today’s episode we are discussing cycle syncing and how we can work with our bodies instead of against them. If you are a person who menstruates or you know someone who does, you will recognize that not everyday is amazing and in fact some days feel absolutely terrible. Over the course of a month you can feel different physically, mentally, and emotionally every single day. My guest Samantha Storozuk has a fascination with this topic and I am super excited to speak with her on how we can “flip the script.” Instead of powering through the month accepting it is what it is- we can take power to understand our cycle and schedule our month to optimize the highs and choose rest on the lows. The benefits of this career is that we have independence and we are in charge of our own bodies, and our own schedules. I hope you enjoy this episode with Samantha!


ABOUT OUR GUEST

Samantha Storozuk, RMT is a Registered Massage Therapist since 2016, she now co-owns Marchdale Massage in Ottawa, ON.
Sam has an eclectic mix of topics she's passionate about, that she applies to her own personal practice and Massage Therapy in general. Want to see her really light up? Ask her about her latest fascination - it's always something new! Currently she's on about the Cycle Syncing method, Spin class, finding the MOST comfortable underwear (it's key!), budgeting & investing.
Find her on IG 
@marchdale.massage and @pakensam

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Jul 23, 202345:45
#62 What If I Couldn't Pitch My Product Directly? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT

#62 What If I Couldn't Pitch My Product Directly? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT

Jun 01, 202316:42
#61 What's The Least Crowded Channel? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT
May 31, 202308:40
#60 What If I Let Them Make Decisions Up To $100? $500? $1,000? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT
May 30, 202314:19
#59 If I Could Only Work 2 Hours Per Week On My Business, What Would I Do? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT
May 29, 202307:49
#58 What are the worst things that could happen? Could I get back here? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT
May 25, 202312:59
#057 What would I do/have/be if I had $10 million? What’s my real TMI? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT
May 24, 202306:33
#56 What Do I Spend a Silly Amount of Money on? How Might I Scratch My Own Itch? (17 Questions that Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT
May 23, 202307:34
#055 What if I Did The Opposite for 48 Hours? (17 Questions That Changed My Life: Tim Ferriss) With Krista Dicks, RMT
May 22, 202312:05
#054 Missed Income on Holiday as a Massage Therapist? Here are 5 Ideas to Not Miss Out! : Krista Dicks, RMT
May 01, 202311:54
#053 Confessions of a Massage Table...Krista Wright, RMT and author
Sep 22, 202233:20
#052 How Embodiment Coaching Can Help You Prioritize Your Mental Health with Helene Letourneau, RMT
Sep 15, 202254:24
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Aug 29, 202204:46
#051 Scaling Up To Scale Back In Your Massage Practice with Darryl "DJ" Turner

#051 Scaling Up To Scale Back In Your Massage Practice with Darryl "DJ" Turner

Want to get out of survivor mode in your wellness practice and get into scale mode? Of course you do! We all do! Even a small practice can benefit from a business model that helps you to scale up your success while scaling back on your hands on time! 

Can you imagine that as the owner you need to do fewer massages in order to increase your revenue? 

Intrigued? I was and I'm so glad I was able to connect with DJ in his area of expertise! 

Not only does DJ give us "the seven stages of practice ownership" but he reveals why most massage therapists get stuck at stage 4. He runs us through effective marketing, building a team and so much more! If you love this episode- be sure to check out more of DJ by listening to his podcast "Scaling Wellness" and buy his new book "90 Day Therapist: A Tactical Playbook for Building A Successful Massage Practice." 



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ABOUT DARRYL "DJ" TURNER

Darryl “DJ” Turner is an author, consultant, agency-owner, and host of the Scaling Wellness Podcast. He helps wellness practices scale up - with more team members, or more clients, while also helping practice owners scale back - and build a business they can actually walk away from.

He believes practice owners should be able to run their practice in way that not only allows them to have the highest impact possible, but also in a way that gives them the most freedom.

The 90 Day Therapist (Amazon) - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B37TDZGF/

The Scaling Wellness Podcast (Apple) - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-scaling-wellness-podcast/id1496606187

The Scaling Wellness Podcast (Spotify) - https://open.spotify.com/show/6LKSrFl69iXJ6HkAxzjgEu?si=b3df138eef4b48b5

Current Website - www.scalingwellness.com

Aug 11, 202201:02:10
#050 Working Abroad As A Massage Therapist. With Krista Dicks, RMT

#050 Working Abroad As A Massage Therapist. With Krista Dicks, RMT

Have you ever dreamed of working abroad? I spent 2 years living and working in the Caribbean as a massage therapist. It was a unique experience and I am forever grateful I had the opportunity to work in paradise. If you are wanting to work anywhere else but where you are now this episode is the best way I can introduce you to the first 3 things I did in order to get started on working abroad. Massage therapy is a profession with freedom of work location and maybe that's why you chose this career in the first place. But you don't have to be a massage therapist to benefit from the information I share- you just have to have a dream and the willingness to take action. Consider this part one and if you want more- let me know! I'm so excited to share this episode with you and I hope you send me a postcard from your own paradise! XO


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Aug 04, 202236:39
#049 If I Was Starting Over...With Krista Dicks, RMT

#049 If I Was Starting Over...With Krista Dicks, RMT

Looking back on the beginning of my massage career it’s normal to wonder what I might do differently if I could start over at age 23. Sharing with you my love of massage therapy and my struggles in hopes that you will learn from my mistakes and be further ahead in your career sooner than you imagined. I want to help massage therapists have a long-term and fulfilling career without the same mistakes I made. If you are a new massage therapist, welcome to an incredible career with freedom, flexibility, the ability to help people feel better and make a difference while also earning a respectable paycheque with earning potential. If you are an experienced massage therapist you probably know by know that it's never too late to start over or try new ways to enhance your career and your lifestyle. Here's a message from me to you! I hope you enjoy this episode!

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Jul 28, 202218:39
#048 How Your Space Impacts Your Success with Carolyn Boldt

#048 How Your Space Impacts Your Success with Carolyn Boldt

Your brick and mortar space is an extension of you and it represents the expertise your ideal patients are looking for. If you wonder why patients aren't rebooking or referring even though they tell you it was an excellent massage- what's going on? In this episode you will discover that your physical location has even more of an impact on how your patient feels over the great work you do as a massage therapist! You will learn from Carolyn Boldt, an interior designer and VP of Crossfields Chiropractic Design who specializes in holistic spaces to elevate the public perception of healthcare practitioners including chiropractors and massage therapists. Whether you own multiple clinics, you work as an independent contractor, or you rent a small room in an office building there are helpful takeaways in this episode for you. As a practitioner it is equally important to feel good in your work space to provide quality care. Carolyn gives us advice on how often we should freshen up our space, quick tips to elevate your surroundings, the importance of curb appeal, why your office is your biggest marketing expense, and more. Carolyn is also providing listeners with a Free Mega Bundle to help you evaluate your current office image. I hope you enjoy this episode with Carolyn!

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ABOUT CAROLYN BOLDT

Thirty years ago, Carolyn was faced with a hard decision: doctors wanted to remove her
daughter's tonsils, but she was hesitant to have her two-year-old daughter undergo surgery at such a young age. Today, thanks to chiropractic care, Carolyn’s daughter still has her tonsils. The impact of that care on her daughter’s life would make Carolyn a lifelong advocate of holistic healthcare. In 2004, Carolyn and her husband co-founded CrossFields as a design-build firm in Atlanta, and in 2011 they changed their focus to improving the public’s perception of alternative medicine, and highlighting the power of holistic healthcare. CrossFields has helped hundreds of
practitioners across the country expand their practices and reach higher levels of success by maximizing space, attracting and retaining patients, and saving money.

Jul 21, 202250:53
#047 Should You Take Courses In Your First Year of Massage Practice? Krista Dicks, RMT

#047 Should You Take Courses In Your First Year of Massage Practice? Krista Dicks, RMT

If you are a new massage therapist and you are beginning to discover all the amazing courses, modalities, techniques, trainings, retreats, workshops, seminars etc that you can take to enhance your career- I bet you feel like you want to take them all now. Like, right now! Maybe you have something in mind in order to work with a specific population, you want to go deeper on a technique you learned in school, or you have seen something that "looks cool" and you want to try. On the other hand, maybe you are feeling overwhelmed by all the options and since continuing education plays a big role in maintaining your practice you are willing to take anything just to earn the credits and maintain practice standards. Either way I have some thoughts on whether or not you should take courses in your first year of practice. If you are beyond your first year in practice I would love it if you shared your feedback!  


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Jul 15, 202225:28
#046 Provide Long Term Patient Results with Joanna Sapir

#046 Provide Long Term Patient Results with Joanna Sapir

"It's not what [the client] wants it's what they need" - Joanna Sapir

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If you ask your client "what do you need?" at each visit and you feel like you are living "groundhog day" by repeating the same treatments with an eagerness to get results but you never feel like you get to the root cause of the problem then this episode is for you! This guest knows all about the power of creating treatment plans for your clients that deliver results and creating systems in your practice to help you live your life in such a way that helps you fulfil your purpose as a health and wellness practitioner. With Joanna Sapir's expertise she will help you shift your mindset from freelancer to business owner and why implementing a client consultation will help you identify and work with your ideal clients to feel more fulfilled in your work. In this conversation, we’re talking about how any practitioner can implement this strategy for predictable income and real client examples to encourage you to take action. Joanna has even gifted listeners with a Free Masterclass to start managing your practice with purpose today!


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Joanna Sapir has been a teacher and mentor for more than twenty years, from the classroom to the gym floor and now to wellness practices across the world. She works with established practitioners that are doing innovative and transformational work in their fields on the business-side of things like marketing, sales, and administration. Joanna's special ability is in helping practitioners step into true leadership of their businesses, find more fulfilment and purpose in their work, serve their clients more deeply - and create predictable income and streamlined systems while doing it. A San Francisco Bay Area native, she now lives in Sonoma County, is the mother of two teenaged sons, and is a national champion in Olympic-style Weightlifting. Learn more at https://joannasapir.com

FREE MASTERCLASS: THE CLIENT CHAMPION FORMULA
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Jun 16, 202201:01:42
#045 Taking Your Hands-On Skills Online with Elle Browning

#045 Taking Your Hands-On Skills Online with Elle Browning

"The impulse to share knowledge has never done me wrong” - Elle Browning

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If you have a full schedule of happy massage clients and you still feel you have more to give because you love to teach and share your knowledge but you feel the limitations of having to physically be at work to do your job then this episode is for you! This episode is also for you if you feel bored in your massage practice and you want the challenge of creating something new with your existing skills. 

This guest knows all about the power of creating an online program, course, or support group to help you get your gifts, passions, and talents out into the world and beyond your massage practice. With Elle Browning’s expertise she will help you each step of the way from mindset obstacles to completion of your new online offering. In this conversation, we’re talking about why you need to consider an online program and some nuggets of actionable advice including a free PDF guide to get you thinking about what you can teach online and then make it happen!

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Elle Browning is an executive business coach (NYU 2016), licensed massage therapist, and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in the wellness industry. She offers coaching programs to teach bodyworkers and holistic practitioners how to build their own online businesses. Through her work, she connects her clients to greater support, community, and resources. It’s her mission to empower holistic practitioners to change the world by creating sustainable and profitable healing businesses.

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FREE PDF link: 60 Minute Course Creation: 13 Steps to Identify Your Profitable Signature Online Course in Under an Hour


May 26, 202246:59
#044 What Keeps You Going and Keeps You Giving?: Navjit Kaur Sidhu. Owner Director Teacher of Yoga and Tea Studio, and MELT Level 1 Certified Instructor.

#044 What Keeps You Going and Keeps You Giving?: Navjit Kaur Sidhu. Owner Director Teacher of Yoga and Tea Studio, and MELT Level 1 Certified Instructor.

“Being true to your inner self and connecting to our inner light…Life starts to feel a lot more going with the flow instead of fighting the flow”
- Navjit Kaur Sidhu

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Navjit Kaur Sidhu is the owner and director of the award winning yoga and tea studio. Located in Carp, Ontario just outside of Ottawa.  

She has practiced yoga for 15 years and has been certified to teach yoga since 2005.  

She is a MELT level 1 certified instructor and she is presenting release techniques to be efficient as a massage therapist and to relieve aches and pains at the upcoming Take care of You School virtual event for massage therapists. 

She is a mom, wife, professional engineer and entrepreneur.  

Navjit Kaur is an inspiring entrepreneur  who relates her experience as a business owner to having a real life MBA.  

Navjit Kaur has a core manta of “Just Be You” and we discuss what this means and how you can get back to being true to you.   

Check out this episode to learn more about the MELT method and how it differs from other types of fascial release techniques. 

Navjit teaches Yoga classes online and MELT workshops in person.  Please check out her website for more information.   


I hope you enjoy this episode!    

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Yoga and Tea Studio https://www.yogaandtea.com/ 

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Apr 06, 202241:25
#043 Self Treatment Strategies: Aubrey Gowing. Director of Holistic College Dublin, Author, Educator, and Massage Therapist
Mar 31, 202201:06:44
#042 Take Care of You School: Krista Dicks RMT and Mark Liskey LMT, CNMT, Teacher, Author

#042 Take Care of You School: Krista Dicks RMT and Mark Liskey LMT, CNMT, Teacher, Author

Did you know that almost 80 percent of massage therapists have experienced burnout?  

The number one excuse massage therapists share as their reason for not practicing regular self-care is..."I Have No Time"

The average career life of a massage therapist is 5 years before they quit from injury, emotional exhaustion, or apathy

We have a solution...


Tune into this short episode to to learn more about Take Care of You School

A premier virtual event  for massage therapists to learn the benefits of self-care

And we are going beyond bubble baths! 


Experts from around the globe will teach us physical, emotional, mental, and financial well-being 

Featuring 8 incredible speakers from inside and outside the massage community 

Raffle Prizes for LIVE attendees 

Exclusive Discounts and Offers for ALL registrants 

Bonus Course Included by Mark Liskey 3.0 CE, NCBTMB provider-approved

Presentations are recorded and accessible up to one year for ALL registrants 


GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: $97 USD

EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL TICKET (ends March 31, 11:59 PM EST): $72.75 USD (25 % off regular price)

USE PROMO CODE: Radical25 (for 25% off)


Learn more about MT Revolution: www.mtrevolution.com

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Click HERE for more Take Care of You School Details

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Mark Liskey https://www.makethemostofmassage.com/

Book: The Pain Free Massage Therapist 

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The Radical RMT Podcast with guest Mark Liskey (Episode #031

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Mar 30, 202225:48
#041 Touch, Stretch, Breathe with Yomassage® Co-Founder Dr. Tiffany Ryan

#041 Touch, Stretch, Breathe with Yomassage® Co-Founder Dr. Tiffany Ryan

“Make it the norm to be in a state of relaxation”
- Dr. Tiffany Ryan, Co-Founder Yomassage®


Yomassage® is restorative stretch, mindfulness, therapeutic touch, and community. In addition to offering massage at an accessible rate, Yomassage® classes appeal to more people because they are fully clothed and offered in a safe environment. Yomassage® appeals to massage therapists because they can see up to 5 clients during a Yomassage® session and provide some additional hands on time to complement your on the table massage treatments.

Dr. Tiffany Ryan earned her PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focused on child welfare, homeless youth, and policy reform. She became very interested in the mind-body connection in 2016 and attended massage therapy and yoga teacher training. She Co-Founded Yomassage® in 2018 to make therapeutic touch more accessible and educate bodyworkers and the public on the impact of therapeutic touch, bodywork, and mindfulness on overall wellbeing and mental health.

Dr. Tiffany Ryan will be presenting a demonstration of Yomassage® training at Take Care of You School. This is a virtual event all about self-care for massage therapists. Experts from around the world will be teaching us about physical, mental, emotional, and financial well being. Take Care of You School starts on  Saturday April 9, 2022. For more information about Take Care of You School Visit: https://eventee.co/en/e/1st-international-take-care-of-you-school-event-for-massage-therapists-11402

For more information about Yomassage please visit www.yomassage.com


Please enjoy this episode with Dr. Tiffany Ryan

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Mar 25, 202232:13
#040 How can we be advocates for massage therapy?: Don Dillon, RMT, Speaker, Practice Coach

#040 How can we be advocates for massage therapy?: Don Dillon, RMT, Speaker, Practice Coach

“We should expect results from our professional association the same way our patients and clients expect results from us everyday” - Don Dillon, RMT

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This episode of The Radical RMT podcast features Don Dillon, RMT. Don is a practitioner, speaker, and practice coach. He began his massage practice in 1991 and he has worked in chiropractic, spa, and medical facilities before operating his own clinic in a fitness club for many years. He now has a home based practice in the Niagara area. Don has written articles appearing in several professional publications in Canada, US, and Australia. Don has received the Ontario Massage Therapist Association President’s Award of Merit, Two Hand of Thanks certificates, and the Ken Rezsnyak award. This award is bestowed annually to a member who embodies the true meaning of the profession in addition to going above and beyond for the betterment of the profession. In 2012 Don was honoured with ONE concept’s Massage Therapist of the Year award in Canada. 

Don is here to talk about Advocacy and how we can be better advocates for our massage profession in order to move our profession forward. I was glad to have Don on the podcast to discuss this topic as I often feel useless when it comes to knowing what I can do that will make a difference. He delivers with clear, tangible steps we can all take big or small in order to remain active in communicating with our peers, educating the public, and the ways we can ask our association to deliver results.

I would love to hear how this episode has inspired you and the small steps you are taking to advocate for massage therapy and the future of our profession.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

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Contact Don Dillon, RMT

website: http://dondillon-rmt.com/

email: don@dondillon-RMT.com

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Dec 11, 202159:49
#039 Pure Advice on Raising Rates: Samantha Hughes, RMT and co-owner of Pure Massage and Holistic Therapies
Dec 04, 202155:39
What Does an Ethical and Inclusive Clinic Space Look Like?

What Does an Ethical and Inclusive Clinic Space Look Like?

This is a follow-up "minisode" to Episode #038: Freedom Driven with Yvonne Moir, RMT, Co-owner of Origin Wellness, and a Professional Musician. 

Yvonne answers what an ethical and inclusive clinic space looks like for both practitioners and patients. 


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Photo Credit @nathannash_ 

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Nov 04, 202104:55
#038 Freedom Driven: Yvonne Moir, RMT, Co-Owner Origin Wellness, Professional Musician

#038 Freedom Driven: Yvonne Moir, RMT, Co-Owner Origin Wellness, Professional Musician

Welcome to this episode of The Radical RMT Podcast with Yvonne Moir.

They are a Registered Massage Therapist in Toronto Canada and they are also a professional musician. They play the baritone saxophone and most recently toured with
The Arkells. You will learn more in this episode about how they balance these two worlds and the importance of freedom and flexibility in a career that allows opportunities and the impulse to take action on them. 

Yvonne is also a clinic co-owner at Origin Wellness in Toronto and shares a few ideas for effective partnerships and creating an ethical and safe space for patients and practitioners. With their musical career background, they refer to the clinic and the practitioners who work together as "building their dream band with all the people I want to play with in one spot."

They explain in this episode how a full schedule actually provides them with more structure and how vital a creative outlet is to their mental health.


There are a lot of wonderful takeaways in this episode and I hope you enjoy listening!


Photo Credit: @nathannash_ 

Show Notes and Links ⬇️

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Oct 28, 202146:32
3 Ways to Maintain Your Authority In A Massage Treatment: Krista Dicks, RMT
Oct 14, 202113:40
#037 Effective Networking: Emilie McKay, RMT, The RMTpreneur

#037 Effective Networking: Emilie McKay, RMT, The RMTpreneur

"Networking can be very influential and it can make a difference in your business" - Emilie McKay


In this episode I speak with Emilie McKay on the topic of Effective Networking.

Emilie is a massage therapist and a business coach to massage therapists through her business The RMTpreneur (
@thermtpreneur)

This episode is for you whether you are new to networking or you are a seasoned pro at building your connections. 
Maybe you think networking is a “dirty word” or you just don't know where to find the next event. You definitely need to stay tuned because no matter your experience in networking,  I know you will find some new tips to take with you to your next event.

Emilie shares how we can make networking feel authentic whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, why stories will help you build relationships in your network, and the ways that networking is changing both in person and online.

This episode is only the tip of the iceberg as Emilie provides even more information in an upcoming webinar called Effective Networking: Communicate to influence the TED way. This webinar is offered through the RMTAO and she is co-hosting with Teri Kingston.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Emilie McKay!


Learn more about the webinar here --->> Effective Networking: Communicate to Influence the TED Way


Stay Tuned for Part 2 when we bring Emilie back to talk more about her journey as an RMT and her business, The RMTpreneur.


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www.theradicalrmt.com

@theradicalrmt 

Oct 07, 202136:00
A Tip For Getting Along With People You Don't Like: Krista Dicks, RMT
Sep 30, 202106:16
Why Healers Need Healers: Krista Dicks, RMT
Sep 24, 202110:29
Goal Setting: Krista Dicks, RMT

Goal Setting: Krista Dicks, RMT

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” - Bill Gates

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It's a solo episode with me, Krista Dicks, Registered Massage Therapist and host of The Radical RMT Podcast. 

This episode is a simple guide to goal setting and getting started so that you can start achieving your goals this very month and finish 2021 with some momentum. 

Goal setting can be overwhelming and that might be why you are hesitant to get started or maybe your goals just need a reboot.  

I give you five categories to focus on and I walk you through some examples. 

I have also created a FREE Goal Setting Worksheet for you to download where you can record your goals and find more explanation on each of the 5 categories. 

Setting goals and planning out how to achieve them is one of my favourite things to do so, if you need any help or you want to share your goals with me for some accountability or celebratory high-fives I would love to hear from you! Send me a DM @theradicalrmt 

Have fun and I hope you enjoy this episode! 

Download the FREE Goal Setting Worksheet

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Sep 16, 202117:15
#036 Holistic Connection: Chris Delos Reyes, RMT

#036 Holistic Connection: Chris Delos Reyes, RMT

"For RMTS who want to get better in their practice…Get better within yourself personally because that will feed into the professional" - Chris Delos Reyes

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Chris Delos Reyes came to massage therapy through his passion for dance and his creativity and energy create a buzz around his business Holistic Connection.


Co-owned with his wife April who is a Reiki Master, Holistic Connection helps  busy creative professionals relieve pain from their laptop lifestyle to feel energized & perform at their best while being active.  If that sounds like incredibly specific marketing it's no coincidence. Chris believes that aligning with your dream client is key to feeling fulfilled and having longevity in a massage or wellness career. 


Chris understands that wellness is complex and it's not just about addressing physical pain. He shares the vision that Holistic Connections has seven pillars of wellness that help him connect with experts outside the scope of massage therapy to bring a true holistic wellness experience to his practice.  


Do you know those clients and those days when you feel like you are living in your purpose and you are really connected to the work you do? We have also had those days when we are just watching the time pass. In this episode Chris explains how to become aligned with your practice and feel good about the work you do with the people you really want to work with. 


In this episode we also discuss...

  • The Flow State
  • Why Chris used to feel ashamed to call himself a massage therapist
  • And more...


I hope you enjoy this episode with Chris!


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Sep 09, 202153:43
#35 Mistakes as Creative Stepping Stones: Jessica Oliver. Retired RMT and Owner of MUST Boutique (Westboro)

#35 Mistakes as Creative Stepping Stones: Jessica Oliver. Retired RMT and Owner of MUST Boutique (Westboro)

This episode features Jessica Oliver. Jessica is a retired Registered Massage Therapist after practicing for 18 years when she decided during the pandemic to open a clothing store called MUST boutique in Ottawa, Canada (@mustboutiquewestboro).


If you have been feeling like you are outgrowing massage or you are interested in pursuing a creative project, this episode will encourage you to explore your creativity and to embrace your interests. 


On this podcast, I like to explore that we are more than just massage therapists and it is the unique qualities we bring to the table that help us to build a successful massage practice and have a fulfilling life.


We also cover...

  • Anime
  • Fashion BTS
  • Similarities between trying on clothing and being a client on the massage table
  • What it can look like if you want to give yourself the space to pursue a new adventure without fulling taking the leap from massage


I hope you enjoy this episode with Jessica!


This episode was recorded in compliance with the Covid safety measures in effect at the time and place of recording. 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. August 23, 2021


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Sep 02, 202101:04:08
#034 Official World Online Massage Championship: Paris Diamantis-Siolos and Lidija Ristic

#034 Official World Online Massage Championship: Paris Diamantis-Siolos and Lidija Ristic

Did you know there are massage championships happening around the world? Meet Paris Diamantis-Siolos and Lidija Ristic, founders of The Official World Online Massage Championship. This is the 2nd edition and registration is open until August 31st, 2021 with the possibility of an extension. Paris and Lidija started the 1st edition in 2020 as a way to unite massage therapists globally to share in a unique experience, bring positivity to the profession when so many of us were unable to work, and to provide massage therapists with the opportunity to learn from each other- the best in the world! 

Tune into this episode as Paris and Lidija break down the event and share more about their passion for the profession of massage therapy. 

Learn more about...

  • How does the competition run online?
  • What is required to enter the competition?
  • What are the categories?
  • How is a massage therapist awarded points?
  • How do they see the competition improving every year?
  • And more...

This is a big undertaking in order for it to run successfully and they admit they made mistakes in the first year but, they are always open to feedback from the audience and participants to make it a better experience. 

You can learn more at
www.internationalmassagechampionship.com

This was also recorded as a Facebook Live and you can view the recording here: Facebook page: Online International Massage Championship

I hope you enjoy this episode with Paris and Lidija!


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Aug 26, 202141:13
#033 Massage From The Heart. Kelren Mello, Massage Therapist

#033 Massage From The Heart. Kelren Mello, Massage Therapist

"I do massage with all my heart and soul"
- Kelren Mello


This episode features Kelren Mello @kelmassagetherapy. 

She is a massage therapist who practices in both the state of Illinois and the state of Florida.
She is a mother who felt led by Faith to massage therapy because she wanted to do something meaningful with her life.
She is a beautiful soul who first and foremost treats her clients with her heart and then with her hands. I hope that after this episode you feel inspired to return to your own practice with an open heart and you will see yourself the way our clients do when he help them to feel better mind, body, and soul.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Kelren Mello!


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Aug 19, 202131:50
#032 Massage Champions: Elicia Crook, Massage Therapist, Business Coach, Author
Aug 12, 202145:29
Replay #017 Taking A Break May Reveal Your Passion For Massage. Sandra Rosten, MT
Jul 08, 202158:22
#031 The Pain Free Massage Therapist. Mark Liskey.

#031 The Pain Free Massage Therapist. Mark Liskey.

Jul 01, 202151:48
When was the last time you said "Thank You?": Krista Dicks

When was the last time you said "Thank You?": Krista Dicks

Do you take the time to send a quick "thank you?" 

When someone gives you their time, shares their experience, and helps you get results, they deserve a quick "thank you." 

Practicing gratitude is important to appreciate what you have and don't forget the individuals who have helped us get to where we are today.  

Remember, we get what we give. 

I hope you enjoy this "quickie" episode!


- Krista Dicks, RMT 


Let me know if you reached out to someone this week and said "Thank You!" 

May 20, 202110:16
Bro, Do You Even Refer Out?: Krista Dicks, RMT
Apr 25, 202139:29
#030 Self Care: Randi Kay, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor.
Jul 05, 202001:17:54
Batch Tasks Save Time: Krista Dicks

Batch Tasks Save Time: Krista Dicks

This is a short episode with me, Krista; the host of The Radical RMT Podcast! 

On The Radical RMT podcast, I not only want to share the stories, advice, and routines of Radical RMTs but, I would also like to share with you the useful tips, and habits that I have learned along the way to help me create my own version of living a Radical RMT lifestyle and I hope it may be useful to you as well. 

This episode is about Batching! 

  • I explain the benefits of batching the same tasks together 
  • Why we should stop giving our limited time and attention to each individual task as it comes up
  • I  share my own version of how I batch tasks weekly
  • What bad habit am I guilty of doing almost daily


Please let me know if you found this episode helpful or share your own version of batching with me krista@theradicalrmt.com


Thanks so much for listening, and I hope you have an awesome day! 


Jun 21, 202012:34
#029 What Is Fat Positive Wellness?: Jamie Boer, RMT

#029 What Is Fat Positive Wellness?: Jamie Boer, RMT

Content Warning: This episode includes topics of weight, eating disorders, and diet culture.

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“All bodies have pain- big and small. All sizes can experience pain and a lot of the time it doesn’t have to do with your weight” - Jamie Boer, RMT

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Jamie Boer, RMT recently opened a welcoming massage space for everyBODY!  She is the owner of Eastwood Wellness Co in Toronto, Canada, and she encourages a massage clinic that provides a safe place to receive a massage with no judgments,  no body shaming, and no unsolicited advice. 

As a woman with a bigger body she has had her own experiences of feeling judged by health care practitioners and in her ten years as an RMT she never quite felt like she "fit in" wherever she was working. 

When she was given the opportunity to open her own clinic, she knew that nothing felt more right. 

Listen to Jamie's story about radical self-acceptance, why chairs without armrests in your waiting room are important, and why we as RMTs need to remember what is in our scope of practice- and what is not when it comes to our opinion of a "healthy body". 

Please enjoy and share this episode!

Jun 11, 202046:04