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Debra Rilea
  • Female
  • Reno, NV
  • United States
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Massage for a Better World

It is hard to believe as I type this that I am entering my 24th year as a massage professional. I have been blessed to do massage for so long due to my dedicated teachers and mentors who taught both the needed physical skills for longevity in a hands-on profession and for the emotional/mental/spiritual wisdom and maturity needed to appreciate this gift we bring to the people of the world.

Thanks for visting my page. Happy day to you and hope your next massage is soon!

Profile Information

What is your website?
www.ralstonmc.com
In what year did you enter the profession?
1990
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reiki, Pre-natal Pregnancy Massage, Chair Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure

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Debra Rilea replied to Sandy Cuzick's discussion Ideas on where to offer chair massage in the group Chair Massage
"Hi Sandy,  Considering the time of year it would seem that accountants could be a viable market. They are overworked and stressed. Additionally, their work doesn't magically end on April 15th. Love the picture! Wishing you success. Debra…"
Apr 4, 2012
Debra Rilea posted a blog post

How often should I get massage?

How often should I get a massage? One of the most frequently asked questions, with one of the most annoying answers. It depends. Of course if money were no object, the answer would be, every day. While we have heard about the legendary stories of Bob and Dolores Hope receiving daily massage, and how he gave it credit for both their longevity and vitality, I am not acquainted with anyone personally who receives…See More
Jul 14, 2010
Debra Rilea commented on Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group Chair Massage
"From Stronglite.com The Chair Features Durable semi-gloss silver aluminum frame holds 1200 pounds static weight; 600 pounds working weight"
Apr 16, 2010
Debra Rilea commented on Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group Chair Massage
"Oakworks does make a nice product. I use the Stronglite Ergo-Pro. With an aluminum frame, it is durable and lightweight. It has wheels for easy portablility, sets up quickly and has enough adjustability to accomadate all body shapes and sizes…"
Apr 15, 2010
Debra Rilea commented on Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group Chair Massage
"Many golfers experience pain in their low back, hips, glutes and legs due to repeated one-sided dynamic body rotation as well as the upper back and shoulders. And no matter what they will credit or blame you for the better or worse game after the…"
Mar 29, 2010
Debra Rilea commented on Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group Massage Educators
"Thank you Jenny for the full instructions on this topic! Easy to tell you are an instructor. I appreciate your sharing, very informative."
Feb 12, 2010
Debra Rilea joined Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin's group
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Feb 11, 2010
Debra Rilea commented on Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group Massage Educators
"Okay, I stand corrected! Can't remember where I thought I read that ABMP's CE Calendar advertising was free. My humblest apologies. Hi Debra, If you're interested in posting courses on ABMP's Online CE Calendar and reaching…"
Feb 11, 2010
Debra Rilea commented on Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group Massage Educators
"ABMP also offers the service of listing CE courses for free. For more information call 800-458-2267;email expectmore@abmp.com; or visit www.abmp.com"
Feb 8, 2010
Debra Rilea replied to Kris Berthelsen's discussion What is a good New Year's Promo or Mktg. idea in the group Marketing and Practice Building
"Hi Eileen, Always happy to share. I decided to divide my clients by frequency of use from my own experience as a consumer. So often I find the places that I support with my purchases (money) only offer discounts to new customers or frequent users,…"
Jan 31, 2010
Debra Rilea replied to Donna C. Agrinsonis, LMT's discussion Has the economy affected your massage practice? in the group Marketing and Practice Building
"I own and operate a massage-only center in Reno, NV where myself and 15 to 17 independent contractors provide massage therapy. We have been open since 1999. We held fairly steady through 2008 on first time clients. Our total massages were down. Just…"
Jan 26, 2010
Debra Rilea commented on Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group Chair Massage
"Chair massage is a phenomenal way to build clientele if it used in a strategic way. Just doing free massage anytime, anywhere and thinking that people will become paying clients is a flawed plan. Carefully choosing the time, location and recipients…"
Jan 7, 2010
Debra Rilea replied to Kris Berthelsen's discussion What is a good New Year's Promo or Mktg. idea in the group Marketing and Practice Building
"Hi Kris, I am planning my January thank you for a great 2009 mailing right now. Although "great" might not be the word to describe 2009, my focus is on thanking clients for getting massage and send enough encouragement to have them…"
Jan 7, 2010
Debra Rilea joined Sue Heldenbrand's group
Dec 31, 2009

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How often should I get massage?

How often should I get a massage? One of the most frequently asked questions, with one of the most annoying answers. It depends.



Of course if money were no object, the answer would be, every day. While we have heard about the legendary stories of Bob and Dolores Hope receiving daily massage, and how he gave it credit for both their longevity and vitality, I am not acquainted with anyone personally…

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At 11:27am on July 15, 2010, Susan G. Salvo said…
No, the link did not work.

I wonder how your law (or board members) define correspondence course.

Not how you or I define it, but how your law defines it. Does you law have a glossary or terminology section?
At 8:16am on July 15, 2010, Susan G. Salvo said…
Debra, can you send me a link to the law?

Most massage laws do not state specifically that schools cannot utilize online learning. For example, our law states that education must be supervised. That's different than no online learning. The online course I use has a feature where instructors can generate both attendance reports and activity reports. This may be acceptable, depending on how the law is written in you state. It's worth looking into.
At 6:27pm on July 14, 2010, Susan G. Salvo said…
And really, how long can they say NO. Online line education is here and they can't ignore it for long and all other professions are using it successfully to educate thier pracitioners.

And be sure to ck out:

http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf
At 6:22pm on July 14, 2010, Susan G. Salvo said…
Hey Debra, maybe it's time to push the envelope. If you need help, let me know.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead.
At 1:40pm on July 14, 2010, Susan G. Salvo said…
What did you think, Debra? Was it helpful. Sure enjoyed having Whitney there.
At 10:13am on February 21, 2010, EILEEN L. MCCASKILL said…
Hi Debra, Thank you, Eileen
At 10:18am on October 18, 2009, Laura Allen said…
Thank you so much:)
LA
At 10:36am on October 7, 2009, Stefanie Kurtz said…
Thanks. Here's to our success! :)
At 10:16am on October 7, 2009, Jaimaree n Weigl said…
Hi Debra!!! Great community/website! Have a great day!!!!
 
 
 

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