Ep. 25: Kyle Rogers-Walking Well Massage

We come back to you in this episode from our trip to Lawrence, KS for the NCAA West Regional Championships.  Joel got to catch up with Kyle Rogers and AJ and Kyle got to listen to him for the first time.  Kyle is a massage therapist but his story on how he got there is definitely unique and just shows how we can take the strangest ways to get to where we are.

We talk all things massage.  From technique to some of the fringe areas of the profession but can make a huge difference.  Kyle focuses not only on performance of the clients but their total health and wellness.  This is a great episode full of a lot of ideas and things to think about.  We hope you enjoy and thanks for listening.

-CP PodSquad



Show Notes:


0:00-CP Intro Video: Courtesy of Justin Joy of “Elder Pine Media”  Contact: elderpinemedia@gmail.com


0:37-Welcome to this episode of Clinically Pressed from Lawrence Kansas and getting roasted by the sun.  And we are here with Kyle Rogers.


1:22-How Kyle got starting into massage therapy.  It’s quite the story.


2:19-Powerlifting to fix back pain?


4:11-Looking at things in a broad way through massage to get outside the box.


6:05-Kyle’s first introduction into being an instructor.


8:15-One of Kyle’s most interesting cases.


10:50-Current client base and the difference between all of them and utilizing athletes.


14:02-Shoulder problems and scapular gluing vs. only the mechanism of injury.


15:01-Tracing fascial lines and BOOK: Anatomy Trains


15:54-Picking out where things hurt on people without having even touched them yet.


17:32-How important position is when it comes to how your body responds and the story of Kyle’s dad (Kyle- “Sorry Pops”)


21:45-Go to techniques and working softly to get to the deep tissues.


24:30-Deep Tissue vs. Heavy Pressure and explaining what the difference is.


25:24-Thought on Foam Rolling….this one might surprise you.  Looking at a domed surface.

26:08-Utilizing Baseballs, Softballs, and Super Bouncy Balls

27:28-The definition of massage.


28:58-Having a pain fun and making sure your pressure isn’t too hard.  Working through a pain scale.


30:18-Kyle makes Joel feel a little dumb.


30:51-Did AJ just call the guest fat?


31:20-Working Satorido Kempo and how that affects his life.


33:05-Non offensive self defense.

The Clinically Pressed Questions


36:02-What is something you believe that others may not?

    -There is no such thing as overtraining, only under recovering

    -There has to be aliens right?

    -The body tells you what you need to know at least as soon as you touch it.


39:30-A discussion on the soul, ora, and the scientific method.


40:51-Top 3 Take Home Tips

    -Don’t sit, squat.

    -Smile often.

    -Always get a massage and it is cumulative.


43:43-Influential Purchase for $100 or less.


44:25-Book Recommendations

    -Triple Zero

    -Order 66


46:05-The Clones, The Jedi and the Syth


46:40-What information would you tell yourself if you could go back 10-15 years.

    -Start sooner and don’t worry about being cool


In Closing

    Where can people find you:

    -Website: Walking Well Massage

    -Email: walkingwellmassage.bodyworks@gmail.com


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