This week, Cathy and Cal reach across the pond to bring Rachel Fairweather and Megan Mari of Jing Advanced Massage Training in Brighton, UK to the podcast. How do you create a rigorous training program in a country (UK) where the profession isn’t well regulated? And will massage therapists even attend such a program? (Spoiler: Yes. Yes they will.) Rachel and Meghan also talk about how they built and maintained a robust and supportive community throughout the pandemic. You will be inspired and energized by this episode. (This episode features bonus sea bird noises and multiple human accents.)
Jing Advanced Massage Training: https://www.jingmassage.com (Sign up for the mailing list to receive information about their weekly Massage Matters Zoominar — a unique opportunity to connect with other massage therapists.)
“Massage Fusion: the Jing method for the treatment of chronic pain” – available from Handspring Publishing: https://www.handspringpublishing.com/product/massage-fusion/
Online courses in the Jing method: https://www.jingmassage.com/cpd/online-courses-2/
About Our Guests:
Rachel Fairweather & Meghan Mari are the dynamic co-founders and directors of Jing Advanced Massage Training (www.jingmassage.com), a UK based company providing degree level hands on and online training for all who are passionate about massage. Jing is unique in being the only school to offer degree level training in massage, soft tissue therapy and research skills in the UK and successful graduates of our 3 year programme have carried out research into all areas of soft tissue therapy.
Both Rachel and Meghan have degrees in Psychology and have trained extensively in Eastern and Western bodywork. Rachel holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work. an AOS in Massage Therapy and is an licensed massage therapist. Meghan is a New York Licensed massage therapist, Certified Holistic Health Educator, and holds a Masters in International Law.
Rachel and Meghan are also authors of “Massage Fusion: The Jing method for the treatment of chronic pain” published by Handspring in 2015.
Rachel and Meghan have over 30 years combined experience in the industry working as advanced therapists and trainers, first in New York and now throughout the UK. Due to their extensive experience, undeniable passion and intense dedication, Rachel and Meghan are sought after international guest lecturers, write regularly for professional trade magazines, and together have twice received awards for outstanding achievement in their field.