The Massage matters podcast
Massage Matters is the podcast that expertly consolidates traditional manual therapies with contemporary evidence-based practice. Presented by The Massage Collective for manual therapists of all backgrounds, this educational show combines hands-on clinical experience, current research and specialist interviews. Our goal is to provide listeners with relevant and up to date knowledge that can be applied in clinic immediately; for better outcomes with your clients and greater collaboration between therapists. Join Anna Maria, Becky and Matt fortnightly as they dive into the detail around why Massage Matters.
- Stay up to date with the latest thinking around manual therapy and its applications in modern healthcare
- Turn “Theory to Practice” with clinically relevant advice you can apply straight away
- Improve client outcomes by learning from some of the leading practitioners in the field
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who we are
Meet The Hosts
Therapist. Runner. Science Nerd. Dad to three beautiful kids. Alongside his clinic Therapy Evolved, Matt helps run and tutor at The School, is involved in the Professional Association ISRM, constitutes one third of The Massage Collective and is embarking on an MSc in Neuroscience – because apparently, he’s not busy enough. Matt runs races (very slowly) over distances from 5km to 100 miles, would relocate to the mountains in a heartbeat (if his wife would let him!), finds peace making first tracks in deep powder snow, and has learnt more about himself through his journey with depression than he ever thought possible..
anna maria mazzieri
Anna Maria is the Director of The Clinic and The School and the Italian element of The Massage Collective. Having trained in Massage Therapy in 2002 and progressed into more clinical aspects of the profession (including the ISRM Soft Tissue Therapy Diploma and a BSc in Sports Therapy) Anna Maria has retained the passion for hands on treatment and champions its role in MSK care. Through her clinics and schools she is driving change in Soft Tissue Therapy practice and Training by pushing for Evidence Based Practice, a drive which she is now expanding to the wider industry through her role as a board member of the ISRM Professional Association and a co-founder of The Massage Collective.
becky demott Horton
A Soft Tissue Therapist who initially became interested in manual therapy and injury rehab as an attempt to manage her own triathlon induced injuries, Becky found a passion for a new career. Inspired by the realisation that we can use our skills to help clients build resilience not reliance. Based in Cornwall, Becky has her own clinic, Optimise Soft Tissue Therapy, as well as working at The Clinic in Exmouth. Recently Becky joined The School, Exmouth and ISRM teams, hoping to contribute to ever increasing standards in the industry. When not at work you’ll find Becky either in the sea, cycling up some Cornish hills or with her trusted running buddy, Mabel the labrador..