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.

Interview with massage therapist Jan Jakubowski

Jan Jakubowski Massage therapist

  Where do you practice massage therapy?  A Touch of Balance Massage for Health Where do you practice massage therapy? Scottsdale, Arizona Are you an employee or self-employed?  Self Employed What year did you begin practicing massage therapy?  1989 Describe your practice, the modalities you use, and what you try… Read more »

Continuing Education for Massage Therapists

continuing education classroom

State-by-State Regulation Something for all massage therapists—or even students studying massage—to consider is the state-required continuing education. Each state has different regulations for continuing education. For example, New York residents must complete 36 hours of for every three-year renewal period. Maryland requires massage therapists to complete 24 hours every two… Read more »

An Overview of Different Massage Techniques

Woman getting scalp massage

Swedish Massage A classic massage technique where the superficial muscle tissue is manipulated to promote increased blood circulation, reduced body pain and overall relaxation. The therapist applies high-quality lotion or oil directly to the client’s skin. Though the client is nude beneath the sheets, all private areas remain covered at… Read more »