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What are the best podcasts for massage therapists?

What are the best podcasts for massage therapists?

Are you looking for some inspirational audio to keep you busy and focused during the latest lockdown? Below we share our list of favourite podcasts for massage therapists which cover a huge range of topics! From specific podcasts for massage therapy business owners to those which cover wider interests like health, the latest developements in science, psychology, business and marketing and much more. So let's dive in! 

1. Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy

The Profitable Couch

Nikki Collinson-Phenix set up The Profitable Couch in 2019 to assist complementary therapists in establishing businesses that are both profitable and impactful! With a 20 year background in hands on therapies, Nikki has an impressive knowledge of running massage therapy businesses both in the UK and abroad and shares with honesty the highs and lows that accompany following your passions and setting up the business of your dreams!

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

The Truth about Massage Therapy

In this podcast from Busy Hive, Krzys Klinowski speaks to some of the biggest names in the massage industry to ask how they got started as massage therapists as well as what they feel are the secrets to their success. The Truth about Massage Therapy really aims to get to the heart of what it takes to have a great career in massage therapy.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Research Perch

Created by the Massage Therapy Foundation this awesome podcast aims to help massage therapists integrate research into their practice to elevate their level of service and the industry as a whole! Each episode dives into a specific piece of research from the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and breaks down how it applies to you as a massage therapist!

Listen on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts.

Massage Therapy Restores Peripheral Vascular Function Following Exertion From Research Perch

The Healing Pain Podcast

Hosted by Dr. Joe Tatta, a global leader in integrative pain care and founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, The Healing Pain podcast aims to discuss the latest scientific research and advocate for the safe and effective treatment of chronic pain. Sharing the latest innovations from experts from a range of disciplines from pain science, physical therapy, physiotherapy, pain psychology to nutrition, Dr Tatta leaves no stone unturned with a new episode every week.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

The ABMP Podcast

Hosted by Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), a professional association in the United States, this podcast aims to speak with massage and bodywork experts to expand understanding of the profession and elevate practices.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

What are we listening to from Massage Warehouse - ABMP podcast Ep 42 – Deep Vein Thrombosis: “I Have a Client Who …” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

PAINWeek Podcast

Boasting over 12,000 hours of content PAINWeek shares interviews with leading experts taken from conferences held across the USA and hosts discussions on research published in their quarterly journal.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

The Words Matter

Focusing on the most recent evidence and practice, The Words Matter podcast delves into the full range of skills needed to be succesful in clinical practice. From looking at how to develop therapeutic relationships to analysing our beliefs and the language we use, this podcast will get you thinking about ways you can improve your client's massage therapy experience in ways you might never have considered before.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

The Massage Therapists Business and Marketing Podcast

A one stop shop for everything a massage therapists needs to run their massage therapy business! The Massage Therapists Business and Marketing podcast tackles topics like Facebook ads, pricing your massage treatments, when it's time to hire and how to set up your first massage clinic. Run as a passion project, the love for massage therapy shines through in this podcast!

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

What we are listening to from Massage Warehouse - Tips to save money on your Facebook Ads - The Massage Therapists' Business & Marketing Podcast

Life Beyond The Massage Table: A Podcast for Health & Wellness Businesses

As massage therapists we are all love working hands on, providing relief for our clients and putting our skills to the test! But it's the stuff beyond the massage table that can often make or break a massage therapy business. In this podcast host Candice Eisner discusses the topics we might often like to ignore! From how to market your massage therapy business to what to do when a client is unsatisfied with their treatment to how can we plan for taxes and vacation when our income is unstable?

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Game Change: Business of Massage Therapy

Taking a slightly different spin,Game Change: Business of Massage Therapy is a podcast for both the massage industry and the spa industry and asks the question - are you ready to game change your business? With episodes dropping each week it shares discussions on a wide range of topics as well as interviews with successful massage therapy business owners.

Listen on Apple Podcasts.

Massage Business Blueprint

Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds talk all things business when it comes to massage therapy in this extensive podcast. Episode include 'Working While Pregnant', 'Going Paperless In Your Massage Practice' to our favourite title 'Ignore The Gurus and Just Give A F***ing Massage'. 

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

What we are listening to from Massage Warehouse - Can Divisive Language Alienate a Client?- massage business blueprint

Physio Edge

Physiotherapists, Physical Therapists and health professionals need look no further for some clinical inspiration! In Physio Edge David Pope interviews leading clinicians and researchers to discuss practical assessment and treatment skills to share knowledge and elevate results across the industry!

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

BJSM (British Journal of Sports Medicine) Podcast

British Journal of Sports Medicine discusses the latest developments in sports therapy in this fascinating series. Acknowledging that all therapists have their own beliefs and ideas, this podcast gives space to air the lastest innovations in teaching as well as up to date research from the field.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Massage Matters

Massage Matters aims to bring together manual therapists from all disciplines to consolidate manual therapies with contemporary evidence based practice and spark greater collaboration. Hosted by The Massage Collective the episodes combine hands-on experience with the latest research and interviews with industry leaders.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

What Does It Mean To Be Non-Essential? The Massage Matters Podcast

Physio Matters

With no holds barred the Physio Matters podcast aims to put some of the top experts in the field behind the mic to share their honest advice straight to clinicians. Covering a range of topics this is a must follow for any physiotherapists, sports massage therapists and anyone who is interested in sports rehabilitation.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

How's The Pressure

A smorgasbord of interviews and conversations around the wonderful world of  massage therapy, guests of How's The Pressure include successful bodyworkers, massage therapy business owners and teachers. With the aim of creating a forum for best practices and sharing knowledge and experiences the discussions have ranged from massage table etiquette to the evolution of massage therapy.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

2 Massage Therapists and a Microphone

2 Massage Therapists and Microphone are based the other side of the pond but their discussions will resonate with massage therapists in all corners of the globe! Don't miss their Unprofessional Hour episode where guests share some of their funniest stories from working in the world of massage therapy!

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

What we are listening to from Massage Warehouse - The Unprofessional Hour - 2 Massage Therapists and a Microphone podcast

The Radical RMT

Krista Dicks has over a decades experience as an RMT and in her unique podcast she speaks with other massage therapists about their achievements outside their massage practice. From becoming authors to explorers, artists to entrepreneurs this podcast is for anyone who wants to work smarter and create an extraordinary life!

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Ask Mike Reinold

Physical therapist, athletic trainer, and strength and conditioning coach Mike Reinold answers all your questions in this weekly podcast! From business tips to conditioning advice there is lots to learn from Mike and his team of physical therapists who are based in Boston.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

The Thinking Practitioner

Bringing together the wide range of allied professions in our industry, The Thinking Practitioner shares engaging discussions for everyone. From massage therapists to chiropractors, yoga practitioners to sports massage therapists, orthopaedics to osteopathy, experts come together to share knowledge and debate across disciplines. 

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

What are we listening to from Massage Warehouse - The Thinking Practioner - Psoas Work: Is it Safe? Is it Necessary?

 

The Massage & Physical Therapists Talk Show

With their finger on the pulse, these experienced therapists talk about topics relevant to every working therapist. You can watch on youtube and it's like having a conversation with friends about the real life challenges you face.

Listen on Youtube.

Massage Podcast

 

2. Health and Wellbeing

Where Should We Begin & How's Work

Esther Perel is fast becoming one of our favourite people! Esther is a psychologist, author and host of the fascinating podcasts Where Should We Begin & How's Work. She believes that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives and this has perhaps never been clearer than in 2020! Looking at both romantic relationships (Where Should We Begin) and relationships in the workplace (How's Work) her insights are really groundbreaking. 

Listen to Where Should We Begin on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Listen to How's Work on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Body Awake

The Body Awake is a podcast for anyone who is interested in the human body. A deep dive looking beyond the mechanical functions of the body it analyses how we move, what causes illness and injury and looks at the how behind healing, to name but a few topics. Aiming to help people live better lives it is an interesting listen for anyone in the massage therapy business.

 

Listen Online or on Apple Podcasts.

What are we listening to from Massage Warehouse - The Vagus Nerves and the Social Nervous System with Stanley Rosenberg | The Body Awake

Like Mind, Like Body

The Like Mind, Like Body podcasts analyses the impact of our emotions and thoughts on our physical health. Speaking with researchers and best selling authors, each episode dives into the astonishing effects the mind can have on our body.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Unlocking Us Brene Brown

Brene Brown is the author of not one but five New York Times bestselling books and has spent over 20 years researching empathy courage, shame and vulnerability. Perhaps best known for her Ted Talks, in her fantastic podcast she shares some fascinating insights into emotional health and wellbeing and how finding our authentic voices can make us great leaders, entrepreneurs and most importantly happier and healthier.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

What we are listening to from Massage Warehouse - Br ené with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle - Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

The Doctor's Kitchen

You are what you eat and no where is this clearer than in this excellent podcast. Discussing a range of issues, Dr Rupy Aujla and his panel of nutrition experts share the latest scientific research and boil it down to handy actionable steps to help listeners supercharge their health!

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Feel Better Live More - Dr Chatterjee

Dr Chatterjee has over 16 years' experience working as a GP and is known from his appearances in BBC 1's Doctor in the House series. For Dr Chatterjee "Health has become overcomplicated." and in his weekly podcast he speaks with leaders in the field of health from across the globe to debunk myths and share life hacks all with the aim to give people the tools to live healthier and happier lives!

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

What we are listening to from Massage Warehouse - Feel better live more podcast - How To Improve Your Sleep and Why You Should with Professor Matthew Walker

The Waiting Room with Dr Alex

A regular feature on television, Dr Alex George steps off the ward to talk to healthcare professionals who have gone above and beyond for this inspiring podcast. With a unique insight into life in sometimes dangerous and difficult situations the series aims to celebrate the humanity in our healthcare.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

The Peter Attia Drive

The Peter Attia Drive podcast is a weekly deep dive into a wide range of topics around health and longevity - both physical and mental. Hosted by Dr. Peter Attia, a Stanford and Johns Hopkins trained physician, episodes have focused on topics such as ketosis, Alzheimer’s disease, mental health and more. 

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

What we are listening to from Massage Warehouse - The Peter Attia Podcast

Functional F1RST

Functional F1RST dives into important topics with leaders in the field of  functional health which spans all elements of healthcare with the aim of helping paitents reach their optimal capacity. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts.

Serenity Now: Holistic Approaches to Health & Happiness

Danielle Ratliff is a licensed massage therapist based in the United States and an advocate for mental health awareness after experiencing her own challenges with PTSD. In her podcast, Serenity Now, she shares her practical tips for combating the stress and overwhelm that is so common in our modern-day society.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. 

What we we listening to from Massage Warehouse - Serenity Now: Holistic Approaches to Health & Happiness - Ep 34: How to Say No When You're an Over-Committed People Pleaser

The Knowledge Exchange Podcast

Brendan Mouatt, Luke Postlethwaite, and Daniel Arbilla conduct a casual conversation with key characters in the world of health and fitness to pick brains and exchange knowledge with a few beers along the way in this charming podcast.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

3. Science

Hidden Brain

Science and storytelling come together in this fantastic podcast from Shankar Vedantam that delves into our deepest unconscious patterns, the ones that shape our decisions and craft the relationships that we have through life. If you have ever wondered why that nightmare client behaves the way they do, the answer might just lie in an episode of Hidden Brain!

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. 

Science Vs

Gimlet are known for their excellent content and Science Vs is no exception! A podcast that sets out to separate fact from fiction and sometimes what lies mysteriously between. They sift through the science on the hottest topics right now so you can always be in the know!

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. 

7 Minute Workout: Fit or Fad? Science Vs.

Ted Talks Science and Medicine

Renowned for their dedication to Ideas Worth Spreading, non-profit TED has thankfully seperated out some of their fantastic talks into a dedicated Science and Medicine channel! In each episode hear from some of the world's greatest scientists, doctors and researchers who come together at TED conferences to share their latest discoveries and visions for the future in front of a live audience.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. 

You Are Not So Smart

The main idea behind You Are Not So Smart is that we are all unaware of how unaware we are! With a growing body of research, there are many scientific disciplines that are presenting findings that suggest we have little idea why we act or even think the way that we do. A deep dive into the human experience, this podcast is a fun look at some of this research and our behaviours and motivations as people!

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

The Happiness Lab | You Are Not So Smart

4. Business and Marketing 

TED Business

Every Monday TED shares one of its fascinating talks designed to answer every business question you have! Hosted by Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School previous episodes have focused on how to bag that promotion, set yourself smart goals or innovate your business. As well as being super interesting and informative at the end Modupe shares a mini session on how to apply the ideas to your own life!

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

The Tim Ferriss Show

Best known for his book 'The 4 Hour Work Week' Tim Ferriss calls himself a "human guinea pig" and tests out tools, tricks and tips for personal development for his highly respected blog. In his podcast he continues this work and combines it with speaking to impressive thought leaders on a huge range of topics.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Tim Ferriss Show - Dr. Stefi Cohen — 25 World Records, Power Training, Deadlifting 4.4x Bodyweight, Sports Psychology, Overcoming Pain, and More

Work Life with Adam Grant

Psychologist Adam Grant claims you will never see your job in the same light again after listening to his podcast! Adam shines a light on some of the most unusual professionals to explore the key to a healthier work life. 

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

HBR IdeaCast

From the Harvard Business Review this weekly podcast shares interviews with leaders in business and management. Covering a wide range of topics from the subtle art of saying no to mastering the art of persuasion, listeners can benefit from picking the brains of some of the top brains in business!

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

The Subtle Art of Saying No | HBR IdeaCast

What do you think of our list? Are there any great podcasts for massage therapists we missed? Let us know in our Facebook thread!


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