Author Archives: Rodney Trepess

About Rodney Trepess

Rodney Trepess graduated from Bastyr University in 2003 with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and received his massage license after attending Brenneke School of Massage in 2001.

Massage Therapist Bedside Etiquette—How to Talk to Your Clients About Lumps

woman examining breast for lump

Massage therapists find all sorts of bumps beneath the skin on their clients when they are working. Mostly, they are what people commonly refer to as “knots.” These knots are really tissue that has become stiff and immobile due to stress, poor posture or nutrition, lack of exercise or stretching,… Read more »

Chair, Bench, or Table: Which Massage Surface Provides the Best Support

beautiful massage therapy room

When people come to you for a massage, they need to have a massage surface that is comfortable and provides good support. Typically, you should give your clients the option between a massage chair and the standard massage table/bench, after explaining the advantages of each one. Take a look at… Read more »

Interview with Massage Therapist Annie Moore

interview with massage therapist Annie Moore

What is your name? Annie Moore Where do you practice massage therapy? My home office, Atrium Wellness, Inc. Are you an employee or self-employed? Self-employed What year did you begin practicing massage therapy? 2007 Describe your practice, the modalities you use, and what you try to achieve. In my practice,… Read more »

Interview with Massage Therapist Nancy Strand

Massage Therapist Nancy Strand

What is your name? Nancy Strand Where do you practice massage therapy? Bradenton, FL Are you an employee or self-employed? Self-employed and co-owner of Massage Therapy Connections What year did you begin practicing massage therapy? 2010 Describe your practice, the modalities you use, and what you try to achieve. I… Read more »

Prepare People for a Great Massage in 7 Easy Steps

girl dressed for a massage

Massageschool.org has been building a community of massage therapists interested in promoting evidence-informed practice for the massage therapy profession.   We want to help prospective massage therapy students find the right school to start their massage careers and then help them get their careers off the ground by providing them with… Read more »

Water, Water, Everywhere: the unkillable hydration myth

water

I can nearly guarantee you’ve heard it before: “Make sure you drink extra water after your massage, or you’ll get sore!” This myth has been propagated with equal passion by massage therapists, clients, and instructors alike, but it’s been shown repeatedly to be untrue. Where did the myth come from,… Read more »

Massage Therapist Bonnie Dittmer

massage therapist Bonnie Dittmer

What is your name? Bonnie Dittmer Where do you practice massage therapy? Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. My practice is split 50/50 on outcalls and home office appointments. It is also split about 60/30/10 – people, dogs, horses. Are you an employee or self-employed? Self-Employed. When I first graduated from… Read more »