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Message Therapy Without Borders

The long awaited part 2 of Cal and Cathy’s conversation with John Balletto is here! This conversation is a deep dive into education. How are we doing? What needs to change? And are we really preparing healthcare professionals?

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About our guest:
John Balletto is a licensed massage therapist, author, educator, and mentor in private practice in Rhode Island. He is a past National Vice-President of the American Massage Therapy Association, past President of the Massage Therapy Foundation, and currently holds memberships in the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, and the Kinesio Taping Association International.

In addition to his private practice, John is on the faculty of the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, ME and serves as the massage therapist for several collegiate and professional athletic teams. Currently, John is the Chair of the RI State Board of Licensed Massage Therapists.

A graduate of Bates College, Lewiston, ME, John is an avid walker, cyclist, gardener, beekeeper and nature photographer. He lives with his wife, Janet, in Warwick, RI.