Entries by Robert Gardner

In Person Classes are Dead

Now before you have an emotional response to that, give me just a few minutes. What if I could give you education for 75% less, make it more time effective, lower the cost to nearly free for many attendees and manage hands on feedback on pressure and touch? Wait a second. I thought you said […]

Cameras and Tripods

This is a detailed list and growing daily. This is the exact equipment that I use to run my business. I’m heavy on video production and currently run 4 cameras simultaneously through my computer to do livestreams to a growing roster of students. It’s some of the most cutting edge education in the massage industry […]

Computer & Audio Equipment

I broke my equipment into three sections to make it more concise. I’ll update these posts over time. 🙂 My computer is the thing that I didn’t put together. I had some friends who are programmers and pc nerds in Austin assemble it after giving me a list of parts. I just knew I needed […]

What Kind of Mat Do You Use?

I’d been waiting on this sort of post for awhile. With so many changes in my business students kept asking me to have my own merch my own mats and as much as I like the idea the business isn’t large enough to go into that sort of retail shipping packing etc. I buy most […]

What Makes a Good Bodyworker

The artform I work within is unknown misunderstood and frankly exists as a statistical anomaly. I was watching Searching for Bobby Fischer and often wonder about various art forms and the people who push it to new heights and limits. In music I think of Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Sun Ra and John […]

In Person Classes

My business during covid has had to transition. I was already leaning on online education quite heavily and when brick and mortar business declined I spent enough time massaging a keyboard and computer to wind up with 4 camera angles, graphics and anatomy on screen with wireless filtered audio. It’s not perfect but we’re about […]

Professionalism

I notice themes after 43 years. I was hit by a drunk driver and did what I had to to survive and get out of pain. Then I passed that information onto an entire of industry of massage therapists who fight struggle strain get carpal tunnel syndrome and declare me unprofessional. A colleague at a […]

Online Massage Education

I got an email from a subscriber who was going to unsubscribe. She wasn’t using the prerecorded video in our vault and we were currently doing a multicamera livestream, a new offering in my teaching. I’m working with her to give her the value she needs to stay and continue learning but many Lmt have […]

Letter to Thay

My sincerest hope is that someone will read this to Thich Nhat Hanh. I hope that my teacher will have a chance to know how he changed my life. This was originally written just after Thay’s stroke. Years ago as part of my own search for health I started practicing yoga. Along with my Thai […]

Questions from Students #1

I see you keep saying that if we have any questions to contact you so here I am. I don’t know how anyone can be bored. My time off has been filled with educating myself, but that’s just me. I don’t know if I have questions exactly. I guess I just want to know what […]

Massage School Promises

Massage school and how things run in the massage industry are interesting. You have to have a license and to get that license you have to go to an official accredited school, if in the U.S., mostly regulated state to state. Going across state lines or online are nearly non-existent and if you try to […]