Episode 7 Interview with Janet Kloes

Podcast Featured Image and Coverart with Guest Janet KloesGot pain? Janet Kloes may have a solution. In today’s episode, I interview Janet Kloes, MMP, NCTMB, Medical Massage Technician about pain relieving using body therapies including TheraPlate and Rossiter.  Janet has been a massage therapist for over nine years. She specializes in therapeutic, medical massage, and The Rossiter System which is a type of bodywork that relieves and prevents structural pain. In addition to her hands-on treatments, Janet has brought TheraPlate to the people as part of her personal mission to provide effective, and affordable pain relief to our area.

TheraPlate is a vibrational technology developed for the horse industry. It is an elliptical vibration instead of a vertical or side to side vibration that most vibration plates designed for people use. Janet chose the TheraPlate because the elliptical vibration does not have a compression effect on the body. This is truly a technology that you may not see anywhere else outside of a stable.

TheraPlate sessions are $10.00 and Rossiter treatments are $20.00 per area. Listen to find out more about these pain reliving options.

Contact Janet at 321-831-5122 for an appointment.

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Picture of a Rossiter Mat at Janet Klose's Therapeutic Massage Center
Janet’s Rossiter Mat is where pain relief happens.

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Takeaways from my Interview with Janet Kloes of Therapeutic Massage

TheraPlate is a whole body vibration technology designed, originally, for the horse industry that has great benefits for people including relieving pain and lowering blood pressure.
Rossiter is a system designed to stretch muscles, release Facia and heal soft tissue pain.
One of Janet’s key aims is to make these therapies affordable so that people won’t wait when they hurt. She envisions a world where people address and heal their pain instead of suffering with it. TheraPlate sessions cost $10.00 and last up t o 30 minutes. The payment grants access for 30 minutes, however the positive impact can be seen in just 10 minutes. Personally, I have stayed on between 12 and 14 minutes and received great benefit.
I had a Rossiter session with Janet to loosen my shoulder.
Over the years, I have developed a problem where I have migraines when we get overcast days and storm fronts pushing through. At this point, I have it managed well enough that it takes fairly significant barometric pressure changes, but a few years ago, I went to bed completely unfunctional every time we had a rainy day. Living in Florida, that meant that I was in bed 3 days a week or more sometimes.
Why would pressure changes cause a headache? I had shoulder damage from a car accident plus carrying a computer bag inappropriately. What many don’t know is that our bodies swell slightly when barometric pressure changes occur (research this a bit more).  When you have an injury that causes muscles to be in spasm, this type of swelling can cause the muscles to press on nerves causing pain. In the case of neck and shoulder issues, that can produces migraines.
The shoulder treatment technically covers three areas. It includes the ribs, neck, shoulder, and arm. At $20.00 an area, my fee was $60.00 and well worth it. I left feeling much better and as Janet told me it would continue to improve during the following two hours and it surely did.
My only negative, was that my other shoulder really noticed that it needed some work, too, so I’ll be going back to have that one worked on, soon.

Full Transcript of my Interview with Janet Kloes

Kim:  00:01  You’re listening to Space Coast Stories, a podcast with interviews and stories from people and businesses on Florida’s Space Coast. I’m your host, Kim Shivler. Thanks for joining me.

Kim:  00:15   Hey everybody on the Space Coast. Welcome to Space Coast Stories. I’m your host, Kim Shivler, and today I am interviewing Janet Kloes, who is a therapeutic massage therapist. She has a business here that’s a little different than probably what you thought of when you think of just popping in for a massage. She’s been a therapist for over nine years and we’re going to talk to her about what she does here, as well as a few techniques that you may have never heard of like Rossiter and TheraPlate. I know I certainly hadn’t and it was a great learning experience. Welcome, Janet.

Janet:  00:54  Thank you.

Kim:    00:54   Many people come in for massage over and over. They’ve they have a massage. Maybe they feel it helps. Maybe the deal. It doesn’t explain to me this Rossiter technique because of that is so different than anything I’ve ever heard.

Janet:   01:10   Rossiter is designed for spot pain. You come in and your shoulder hurts or your knee hurts, or your hip hurts and know you have plantar fasciitis and your feet hurt and it takes care of that. That one, one, one, one pain area that you don’t come in and do a full body Rossiter because the body is struggling to fix itself and it’s too much. It’s too hard on the body, too much work for it to fix the whole body all at one time. So you fix the areas that are hurting. I use it as a spot correction

Kim:     01:53   And that makes sense because if you think about it, we’re really talking about actual healing here as opposed to just feeling better because you got a massage but actually healing something that’s wrong.

Janet:  02:04   It’s a structural process so it corrects the structure so the pain goes away and it’s a permanent correction. So once it’s. Once it’s corrected, it doesn’t. You don’t need to come back again until you do something silly to yourself again. You know, if you, if you ran a 10 K and now you’re sore, then you come back and get fixed for that and if you go swimming and do something then you have to come back and fix that. But general life on the streets is, you’re okay,

Kim:  02:36     What should I expect when I’m on the table? Is this a really painful experience? Uh, what, what, what should I be afraid of as I come in and get this treatment,

Janet:   02:48   During the treatment you’re on a platform, a stage type area, and you lay down in the area and I put my foot on you. And the weight of the foot is 80 percent. So that weight is just when you start to grit your teeth, that is 80 percent, you know, if, if it’s really deep old that is not 80 percent. So we want the weight at 80 percent. And the reason we do that is they were working with the body. We find the pain and we and we’re helping the body work to get it out. If you go too deep, deeper than that, the body tries to defend itself and it locks up and then you don’t get any progress. So there is an 80 percent pain level and as you’re working through your muscles, I give you a, I have you do stuff with your, you, your work, your foot, your circle, your arm, and as you do that, you’re making those muscles work with me, blocking them out.

Janet:   03:49    I’ve got my foot on them and they’re blocking them out and then you’re working your, your arm or your leg or whatever and you can literally feel those muscles trying to work and feel the blockage and then you can feel the muscles relax and start opening up and so you’ll say, you know, I’ll say circle your wrist and they’ll circle their wrist and, and they’ll feel everything pop loose and then they’ll say, I’ll say, are you done yet? No, I feel something right over here. Let me get that one out. Okay. Get that one out. And then are you done yet? Well, let me try on this angle. Okay. And eventually they’ll get it all out . They’re feeling this 80 percent pain and they go searching after more of it. We’re a team working together. I’m holding it and they’re working it out and when they’re done, have you found it all yet?

Janet:   04:43  And they’ll say, yeah, okay, I’m done. Okay. And that’s when we quit. Yeah, there is pain to it, but the client is searching for that pain so they can get rid of it. And it’s a teamwork thing. And so if there’s more pain than they want to deal with, I’m too heavy and they shouldn’t be there in the first place. You know, I just get off because it’s not 80 percent. So there is a pain level and the person that doesn’t is there as someone’s. Some people don’t like that pain at all, but the people that are in real pain, the Rossiter isn’t as painful as what they are living with every day.

Kim:    05:17    That makes sense. And I really loved that. You pointed out the 80 percent because I think some of us, I’m one of those people who’s had a lot of body work. I’m a little bit of a junkie, but I’ve had some like super trigger point type thing and they are going way, way beyond 80 percent. And like you mentioned thing, your body just locks, right? I had a trigger point guy who wasn’t happy if you weren’t yelling, you would walk in his office and hear people screaming. I called him the Marquis de Sade. It’s not that kind of pain. It’s a pain, but you can work through it. And if you are pain, if you’ve got migraines, that really could be that locked up shoulder like I had or you’re having knee pain, which could be your legs, what’s going on up in your thigh areas you want to work through that. And what if, if we get on the table and we work through that pain, is there a maintenance in the future? Uh, we’ve, we’ve said that it’s not the kind of thing where you have to come back every week, but we also don’t treat our bodies well. When would I maybe have to come back?

Janet:   06:28   Rossiter says it takes four days, four treatments to open something up that’s been blocked. So initially you may take, you may have to come back four times and the four times would be the first time, might be 30 minutes and the second time, might be 20, it should get less and less as the pain goes away. And then that, then after that, once you’re out on your own and you’re doing your own stuff, their maintenance would just be, if you did something in your life and you know, you went out and you did the spring cleaning and you overworked in your spring cleaning and now you have a sore arm well instead of putting up with a sore arm or gone to the doctor because you have a sore arm, you just go in and do a little bit of Rossiter on it and you’re done. You don’t have any medication, you don’t have any pain and it doesn’t come back. You just took care of it and it doesn’t come back. So it’s just whatever you do in your life, you know, if you, uh, go out on a, a fun run and now your calf is all tightened up and you can’t get it to stretch out on your own and we’ll do Rossiter on it and that take, that opens it up.

Kim:    07:41     And for people who do know a little bit about body work, maybe they’re not familiar with this, but maybe they’ve had some more therapeutic massage or myofascial release because sometimes that Fascia, a wrapped around the muscles, the problem, how would you compare this to that .

Janet:   07:58     It’s the same kind of treatment? I mean that’s my Fascia work. There’s so many different ways over at leasing the Fascia and I’ve, and I’ve seen lots of the different ways. This is so quick that that’s the difference between it. It just doesn’t take a long time to do it. Five minutes, 10 minutes. And you’ve done so many times was Fascia, the Fascia is kind of has to melt and it has a gel like consistency. And so you sometimes you really works slowly to release that Fascia. Rossiter does the release with the Fascia, but it’s quick, it’s not, you know, at five minutes and it’s, and it’s done and it’s complete. The speed of doing it is the difference, I guess.

Kim:    08:43    Hey, if you’re hurting, you’ll want to get better fast. Want to get rid of that pain as fast as possible, and then I can go have one of those fluff and buff light massages.

Janet:    08:54   Absolutely, the fluff and buff is wonderful if you want to relax, they’re wonderful to relax and uh, but for this we’re going to get it right in there and get it fixed. Now you also have another type of treatment here called the therapy plate. And tell me a little bit about that. TheraPlate is a full body vibration system and it’s an elliptical system. I haven’t seen any other elliptical vibrations on the marketplace. They’re most vibration is either vertical or side to side, and those have a compression effect on the body. You’ll see a warning on the machine that says, don’t do it longer than three minutes or five minutes, certainly not, not as long as 10 minutes. And you’ll see whole gymnasiums with all these standup units, even there, they don’t want you to do it very long because of the compression effect. The elliptical vibration doesn’t have any negative side effects.

Janet:   09:50   The only side effect it has is that it lowers your blood pressure. And most people like to lower their blood pressure. There are a few that have low blood pressure and then we kind of have to watch it. The TheraPlate does not come out of the medical industry. It’s been around a long time. It was invented by a, a, an engineer. He was in the horse industry and they were having issues with their horses and they. And there was so much research on vibration therapy. So he, these horse people got together and this engineer worked it out. They created this therapy for the horses. And it is very, it’s been around a long time in the horse industry for, in the high performance animals, your race horses, year racing stables. We’ll have three or four stalls that are complete a therapy plates. And they, they put their horses and um, every day it’s a treatment.

Janet:   10:46     It heals amazingly. So when I found it on the, in the horse industry, I asked the engineer to build a table for me in my massage business, which he did. Mine was the first one and I use it does wonderful things. It will, uh, the vibration. There’s a lot of research on vibration therapy. There isn’t any research on my particular table because he’s not going to spend the money for medical research. But when you researched vibration, vibration is good for the body and it heals. The best thing it does is reduce inflammation. It calms the nerves it calms organ systems. I got it particularly particularly for my husband because he suffers from Parkinson’s. And uh, his mother died from complications of Parkinson’s. And so my husband’s had it for six years, has Parkinson’s for six years. He has all of the visible signs of it.

Janet:   11:44     He’s never been diagnosed because he gets on the TheraPlate. He uses it every other day for 20 minutes and you don’t see it. His doctor has never seen his physical symptoms. And so he hasn’t been diagnosed. But if he, if he goes a couple of weeks without getting on on TheraPlate, those symptoms, will come back. So we know that the, that it’s Parkinson’s because we watched his mother and we saw how she suffered and eventually died. And so, um, my husband works with high school kids on the soccer field and, and he’s very active in the TheraPlate. Maintains him well, you know, I’ve had people with strokes and have lost the use of their legs and the TheraPlate, the one man in particular, used the TheraPlate three times a week for two to three times a week for two months and completely recovered his leg back. So, um, I’ve had people with lots of systemic issues from cancer, cancer, recovering patients with lots of systemic issues. And in a week’s time they’ve just blossomed, you know, they color comes back and, and the usages are muscles come back and, and their appetites come back and, and things just get better. So I tell people, I don’t know what it’s gonna do for you, but I know you’ll feel better when you get off of it. So that’s what the TheraPlate is.

Kim:  13:11   For something like that for cancer, for one of these. Well you say they get better in a week. How many times would they come in that week and how long would they stay on the table?

Janet:   13:19  I think the table does. It’s good in 10 minutes. Somebody. Oh to go from their house to a facility in and get on the table. They want to be treated. So I give them 30 minutes on it and I charge $10 for the 30 minutes that they. It kind of depends on how often it affects them, how long it takes us to come back. My husband uses the TheraPlate every other day for third, for 20 minutes because it’s at our house having we have it so that what we do, I have fibromyalgia patients that come in and use it and they’ll use it once a week, you know? And some of them will use it more than that because they want to, you know, it depends on the individual when they feel themselves, when they feel that they need it, they’ll come back in and use it. And usually that’s about once a week, scoliosis people, they’ll, they come in usually once a week is what they do. It kind of depends on the individual.

Kim:   14:19  And the TheraPlate is a little different in that you don’t have to have hands on the body so they don’t have to book appointments as, as far out and that type of thing. Tell me a little bit about how that works.

Janet:  14:32   Our theory is to have it up as a walk in. I know that uh, I think it’ll do its thing in 10 minutes and I tell people that too, you know, you’ve got 30 minutes that if you’re in a hurry and he would just want to zip in and zip out, you can still opinions about. So we have more than one table now and the idea is for you has to drop in, you drop in, get on the table and when you’re done, leave $10 on the desk and go about your day. So it’s designed to be a drop in. We’re open from nine to nine. So it’s designed to be a drop in and use it and go about your day. So that’s the idea of the shop is just the two of us, so we’re not always here if we don’t have appointments, we don’t hang out here. But uh, so I tell people, give me a call first to be sure we’re there and if we just jump on the table so when most of the time we’re here,

Kim:   15:31   So in a little bit of a way, it’s, it’s by appointment only and that you want to call and make sure you’re here and as long as you are, it’s easy to come in and jump on the table. And, and uh, at least for now we may get so you may get so busy..

Janet:   15:44    We’d, get more tables and we’d stay here longer. So yeah, absolutely.

Kim:    15:49      I personally like the 10 minute idea because I’m always in a rush.

Janet:   15:53     Yeah, I don’t like the 30 minutes is too long for me. I 20 minutes I’m, I’m ready to get off and do something else. So yeah.

Kim:    16:02      Thank you so much for sharing that. So Janet, tell everybody the best way to reach you.

Janet:    16:07     The best way to reach us is to give us a call and the phone number is three, two, one eight, three, one five, one, two, two (321-831-5122).

Kim:      16:16      Thank you. And again, thanks for being a guest. Thank you. Tell people where they can find you when they’re ready to drop in and try a TheraPlate.

Janet:    16:24      Oh, we’re in Melbourne. Were on Eber Boulevard. The corner of Dairy and Eber. Eber we’re on Eber. So it’s in a Glen Hill Office Plaza Suite 103. Glenwood. I’m sorry, Glenwood.

Kim:    16:40        Glenwood Plaza on Eber Boulevard, suite 103 and we will have the links and all that information on the website. You’ll be able to find that at spacecoaststories.com/therapeuticmassage. And we look forward to having you check that out. Thank you so much for being with me today, Janet, and for those of you, thank you for joining us. We’ll see you next time on Space Coast Stories.

Kim:     17:09        Join us next time for another episode of Space Coast Stories. You can find the show notes and other information at SpaceCoastStories.com. The views of the guests on this show are their own and don’t necessarily represent the views of the show owners, host or company. Thanks for listening to Space Coast Stories.


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