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Episode 34: Embracing Technology: Transforming Massage Education with Greg May 

In this episode of the Handcrafted Therapy Podcast, host Julie Alexander interviews Greg May, a seasoned massage therapist and director of the massage therapy program at Parker University. Greg shares his personal story of overcoming a severe case of ulcerative colitis through massage therapy, which ultimately inspired his career change and lifelong dedication to the profession.  

They discuss the various benefits of massage therapy, including stress reduction and treatment of visceral disorders, and the integrative approach at Parker University combining chiropractic care with massage therapy. Greg also highlights the advanced technology and extensive resources available at Parker, fostering a comprehensive learning environment for students. 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Technology in Massage Therapy Education 
  • Advanced Programs and Professional Opportunities 
  • Integration with Chiropractic Program 
  • Future in Integrative Medicine 


[00:40] Greg’s Early Life and Career Beginnings 

[01:12] Health Struggles and Diagnosis 

[04:24] Discovering Massage Therapy 

[06:16] Journey to Becoming a Massage Therapist 

[13:31] Parker University’s Unique Offerings 

[25:04] The Future of Integrative Medicine 

[26:09] Technology in Massage Therapy Education 

[26:25] Anatomy and Training Insights 

[27:45] Virtual Dissection and Gamification 

[30:27] Hands-On Learning and Technology 

[32:45] Advanced Programs and Professional Opportunities 

[40:41] Medical Massage and Career Advice 

[46:22] The Versatility of Massage Therapy 

[49:33] The Benefits of Massage Skills 

About Greg May

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Gregory May began his career as a massage therapist in 1991 after an obscure form of massage therapy, known as Segment-Reflex Massage, helped cure him of severe, life-threatening ulcerative colitis. He immediately quit his stressful job unloading railcars and intensely studied the works of many of the great massage therapy masters such as Barbara Condon, Paul St. John, Dr. Leon Chaitow, Rich Phaigh, Dr. Ross Turchaninov, and Oleg Bouimer. He has been practicing for over 30 years and has taught all aspects of basic and advanced massage therapy programs for over 25 years. He has implemented and directed medical massage curricula at many Texas schools. Greg is proud to be the Director of the Parker University School of Massage Therapy and his door is always open for students. He leads a team of 30 + Massage Therapists providing recovery massage for the Dallas Cowboys and other area professional sports teams. Greg owns, a licensed continuing education provider company. His mission is to maximize the impact of Massage Therapy on humanity by reducing pain and suffering, avoiding invasive procedures, and promoting optimal performance and wellness of the complete individual.

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