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The New York Episode

Thrilled to welcome Joyce Gauthier, a fellow massage therapist who originally trained and practiced in upstate New York. After running a successful medical massage clinic for seven years, she set sail aboard Duchess, a 32′ sailing ketch, accompanied by her wonderful husband, Matthew, and a lazy shih tzu named Loki. Together, they travel the east coast and the Bahamas. Joyce continues to practice massage in both New York and North Carolina when she finds a welcoming port.

She joined me on the podcast as part of an ongoing effort to have a chat with a massage therapist from every state in the USA. Please subscribe and follow!

Topics we discuss…

  • Joyce’s massage origin story

  • Why she decided to set sail

  • Becoming a massage therapist in New York

  • The Eastern/Western approach of the New York massage school model

  • Spending time during the Covid shutdown

  • The role of her community on Facebook

  • The Respect Massage campaign

  • New York continuing education requirements

  • Hopes for massage therapy after the crisis

Find Joyce on Instagram @thesailingmassagetherapist and on the web at Learn more about the Respect Massage campaign at

Listen | Watch! You can listen right here, or with a podcast app of your choice. You can also scroll a bit and watch the video.

You can browse all previous episodes on Libsyn and Youtube!

**Music** "Swing House" by RKVC via Youtube Audio Library


**Special Note** Yes, the video quality is a little choppy, but all of the audio made it through okay. All the more reason to subscribe to the podcast and just listen.

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