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The Yomassage Podcast

The Yomassage Co-Founders sit down each week to talk about different ways we can find more of those "ahh" moments in our lives. The founders cover things like sunshine, laughter, adrenaline, breathing, and more! This podcast is meant to be equal parts educational, entertaining, and inspirational, and will teach you how to bring more feel-good moments into your daily life.

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Interview With Dori Lancaster: Does Your Relationship With Food Impact Your Health?

Shownotes:Dori has been working in the field of health and wellness since 1997. She’s a bit of a wellness ‘Jill-of-all-Trades.’ Being of service to people and empowering them on their wellness journey is truly her passion and gives her life purpose. For the past two decades, Dori developed her career as a massage therapist and her knowledge and passion for holistic health blossomed. As a life-long learner, her education went on to include Nutrition Education, Food Psychology Coaching, Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Therapy and Yomassage.Dori is also certified as both a Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher and Trauma- Informed Yomassage instructor. In 2008, Dori launched Healing Thru Food to create a safe space that encourages healthy, lasting change. Through this program, Dori is committed to helping you create an eating lifestyle that works for YOU and your personal needs. In 2020, Dori combined her passions of food and wellness with her vast knowledge in body therapy and launched Dori Lancaster: Empowered Wellness. Clients can now create customized programs that encourage a holistic sense of well-being.Key takeaways to tune in for 🎧[2:40] Meet Dori Lancaster[7:20] Switching to holistic lifestyle[9:32] How does healthy eating impact mental health?[12:13] Intuitive eating[17:30] Healthy eating habits[19:25] Food and kids[23:15] Tips about healthy lifestyle choices[28:15] Is eating expensive healthy?Find Dori at: www.dorilancaster.com, www.instagram.com/dori_empowered_wellnessThanks for listening! You can help by subscribing, rating, reviewing wherever you listen. And of course share with your friends and family!Find a Yomassage class near you: https://yomassage.com/pages/find-a-classLearn about our trainings: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-infoFollow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/yomassageFacebook: www.facebook.com/yomassage.coTwitter: www.twitter.com/yomassage

38mins

6 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Can You Use Anger for Good?

Shownotes:[1:30] Is anger a bad emotion?[3:20] Repressing anger[4:45] What does being angry mean?[6:34] Letting anger out[8:10] Positive sides of anger release[10:55] How anger can be productive[13:15] Anger management as therapy[15:35] Being angry when situations are out of control[17:43] How can you process anger?Thanks for listening! You can help by subscribing, rating, reviewing wherever you listen. And of course share with your friends and family!Find a Yomassage class near you: https://yomassage.com/pages/find-a-classLearn about our trainings: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-infoFollow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/yomassageFacebook: www.facebook.com/yomassage.coTwitter: www.twitter.com/yomassageResources:https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/anger-how-it-affects-people https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/may/12/science-of-anger-gender-age-personality 

22mins

15 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Interview with Athena Phillips, LCSW and Founder of the Integrative Trauma Treatment Center

Guest: Athena Phillips, LCSWAthena’s career in behavioral health began in 1995, where she began working with developmentally disabled children and adults. Working with this population prompted her to pursue her Bachelors degree in Social Work, which was completed at Pacific University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was Social Work Student of the Year in 2000. During my internship at the She later completed her Masters in Social Work from Portland State University where she was the recipient of the Laurels Scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Athena is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in pursuit of Doctorate in Psychology.She has since served in various capacities with an increased specialization in working with trauma. In 2012, she founded Integrative Trauma Treatment Center (ITTC), the foundation of which was to approach work with people from the assumption of capacity, inherent goodness and strength. ITTC offers high quality, integrative and progressive care to survivors of trauma and is housed in Portland, OR.Shownotes: [1:30] Who is Athena Phillips?[3:30] What is the Integrative Trauma Treatment Center?[5:20] What is an integrative approach to care and how did COVID 19 affect the services?[7:15] Treatment plans with ITTC[9:01] Integrative approaches, accessibility and bodywork approach[13:55] Benefits and improvements from bodywork therapies[16:12] How to know if clients are ready for a touch massage modality[18:15] Is it difficult to find Integrative Clinics?[20:44] How to find trauma informed practicesThanks for listening! You can help by subscribing, rating, reviewing wherever you listen. And of course share with your friends and family!Find a Yomassage class near you: https://yomassage.com/pages/find-a-classLearn about our trainings: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-infoFollow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/yomassageFacebook: www.facebook.com/yomassage.coTwitter: www.twitter.com/yomassage

24mins

1 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Is Crying Beneficial to Your Health?

Shownotes:[1:30] How often do we cry?[3:05] Different types of crying[5:40] Crying and its physical effects [8:35] Crying and social connectedness[11:25] When should you seek help?[13:15] Why do we need to cry?[15:10] Is crying a sign of weakness?[17:05] How to help your emotionsThanks for listening! You can help by subscribing, rating, reviewing wherever you listen. And of course share with your friends and family!Find a Yomassage class near you: https://yomassage.com/pages/find-a-classLearn about our trainings: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-infoFollow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/yomassageFacebook: www.facebook.com/yomassage.coTwitter: www.twitter.com/yomassage

20mins

18 May 2021

Rank #4

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How Does Stress Impact the Body

Shownotes:[1:24] What stress does to our body?[3:15] Stress and the digestive system[5:05] Different stress indicators[7:40] How can stress impact your body and behaviour?[11:12] How do we manage our stress?[14:15] How stress affects us[15:35] Self-care and crying[18:55] Yomassage starts a Portland take-over this summer!Thanks for listening! You can help by subscribing, rating, reviewing wherever you listen. And of course share with your friends and family!Find a Yomassage class near you: https://yomassage.com/pages/find-a-classLearn about our trainings: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-infoFollow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/yomassageFacebook: www.facebook.com/yomassage.coTwitter: www.twitter.com/yomassage

21mins

4 May 2021

Rank #5

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Interview with Licensed Therapist Alison Christiansen: Trauma & Anxiety

Alison is a licensed clinical social worker, 500 hour yoga teacher in the Kripalu yoga lineage and Reiki master. She's a part of  "My LA Therapy," a prominent group private practice in Los Angeles and currently resides in Ithaca, NY in the heart of the finger lakes. Alison is passionate about working with individuals impacted by anxiety and trauma and incorporating mindfulness-based modalities and self-compassion into the work she does. She is a long-time meditator, yoga practitioner, spiritual seeker, and nature lover, and has witnessed the profound impacts of mindfulness in her personal life and the lives of those she works with. You can learn more about Alison here: www.radiantcompassion.com or mylatherapy.com/alison-christiansenShownotes:[1:30] Introducing Alison Christiansen[4:44] The journey to mindfulness-based modalities and self-compassion work [7:32] The impact of meditation and yoga on our health[10:05] How to overcome trauma and anxiety? [11:25] Why is self-compassion so powerful?[14:00] Mind - body treatments and their impact on clients[15:40] Why should therapists practice mindfulness[17:28] COVID 19 & symptoms of anxiety and trauma[19:12] Signs to look for if experiencing trauma[21:12] Self-care routines to check in with yourself[24:15] The importance of retreats and trainings  [28:40] What is a loving-kindness meditationThanks for listening! You can help by subscribing, rating, reviewing wherever you listen. And of course share with your friends and family!Find a Yomassage class near you: https://yomassage.com/pages/find-a-classLearn about our trainings: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-infoFollow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/yomassageFacebook: www.facebook.com/yomassage.coTwitter: www.twitter.com/yomassageResource links: http://mylatherapy.com/alison-christiansenhttp://www.radiantcompassion.com/ 

33mins

27 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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Massage and Autism

Shownotes:[1:32] How to deliver massage to autistic children?[3:45] Effective and Discriminative touch[5:50] Babies and the importance of touch[7:52] What is QST massage?[10:02] Common touch details among autism[13:05] Communication skills around touch[14:45] Studies about touch and autism[16:15] Other ways to activate social connectedness[18:15] The importance of social bonding and touch in childhoodThanks for listening! You can help by subscribing, rating, reviewing wherever you listen. And of course share with your friends and family!Find a Yomassage class near you: https://yomassage.com/pages/find-a-classLearn about our trainings: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-infoFollow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/yomassageFacebook: www.facebook.com/yomassage.coTwitter: www.twitter.com/yomassageHere are links to the resources we cited in this episode:https://www.spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/social-touch-shapes-autism-traits/ https://www.amtamassage.org/publications/massage-therapy-journal/massage-and-autism/ https://www.massagemag.com/massage-benefits-autistic-children-for-a-lifetime-84033-84033/ https://sensorycenter.nl/qst-massage.html https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2016/research-into-our-sense-of-touch-leads-to-new-treatments-for-autism/ 

24mins

20 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Does sound healing work?

Shownotes:[2:05] What do you know about sound healing?[4:05] Have you tried sound healing?[6:35] The science behind the different sound waves[10:32] Are there benefits from sound healing?[13:25] Different frequencies[16:35] Types of different sound healings[18:27] Do you know any sound healers?Thanks for listening! You can help by subscribing, rating, reviewing wherever you listen. And of course share with your friends and family!Find a Yomassage class near you: https://yomassage.com/pages/find-a-classLearn about our trainings: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-infoFollow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/yomassageFacebook: www.facebook.com/yomassage.coTwitter: www.twitter.com/yomassageHere are links to the resources we cited in this episode:https://www.relaxmelodies.com/blog/science-behind-solfeggio-frequencies/ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333852911_Research_topic_Sound_Healing_using_Solfeggio_Frequencies https://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/24/fashion/thursdaystyles/whats-the-buzz-sound-therapy.html 

20mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Interview with Susan Salvo: All Things Geriatric Massage

Shownotes:Susan Salvo is a board-certified massage therapist with over 35 years of experience. She teaches at the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy and presents at conventions across the country. Susan has written two widely used textbooks, Massage Therapy Principles and Practice and Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Professionals. Susan is a member of the Massage Therapy Foundation case report committee and was on the task force for the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge project. [2:01] Meet Susan Salvo[5:25] What is geriatric massage?[7:55] Why is touch and massage important for the older population?[12:07] Yoga and Massage[17:16] Considerations for providing massage[19:45] What is the best way to provide safe touch to the elderly?[22:05] Massage and social connectedness for the geriatric population[26:05] How to find a massage therapist for our senior loved ones?[29:55] Geriatric massage essentialsThanks for listening! You can help by subscribing, rating, reviewing wherever you listen. And of course share with your friends and family!Find a Yomassage class near you: https://yomassage.com/pages/find-a-classLearn about our trainings: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-infoFollow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/yomassageFacebook: www.facebook.com/yomassage.coTwitter: www.twitter.com/yomassageHere are links to the resources we cited in this episode:https://massagepassport.wordpress.com/about/ 

34mins

6 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Does Salt Have Healing Benefits?

Shownotes:[1:50] Salt water and sea salt benefits[3:50] Breathing salty air[6:20] Regular salt or sea salt?[8:02] Salt effect on skin conditions[10:07] Salt and the respiratory system[11:35] Himalayan salt lamps[15:52] Does salt therapy have any risks?[17:35] Salt caves and halo therapyThanks for listening! You can help by subscribing, rating, reviewing wherever you listen. And of course share with your friends and family!Find a Yomassage class near you: https://yomassage.com/pages/find-a-classLearn about our trainings: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-infoFollow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/yomassageFacebook: www.facebook.com/yomassage.coTwitter: www.twitter.com/yomassageHere are links to the resources we cited in this episode:https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323527#supposed-health-benefits-and-evidence https://theconversation.com/health-check-why-swimming-in-the-sea-is-good-for-you-68583 https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sea-salt-benefits#sea-salt-vs-table-salt 

21mins

30 Mar 2021

Rank #10