We have a combined 70+ years of massage experience at the podcast table today. Cathy and Cal dig into the great unknowable with this week’s guest, John Balletto. Who are we, as massage therapists? What, exactly, do we do? And what do we need in order to do our best work?
Join us for one of the most interesting massage therapist origin stories we’ve ever heard, and a discussion that comes from experience and passion. And, the answer to the most important question of all: Which of the podcasters can teach a beetle to effleurage? (No insects were harmed in the making of this episode.)
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.