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Feb 12, 2021

A contributor has an unusual question: how soon can I work with someone who recently donated a kidney? We have lots of information about massage therapy for people on dialysis, and known cautions for transplant recipients, but we don’t know much about how to help living donors. In this episode, we take a look at what it’s like to give up a kidney and what kinds of accommodations for massage that requires.


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About Color Up:

Color Up makes 100% natural, cruelty free, and small batch hemp-derived CBD products intended to balance the mind, body, and spirit. “Color Up” describes our mission, our intention, and our values. It’s a symbol of health and wellness, a way to find balance and harmony, and a way to stay connected to Mother Earth and all her colorful offerings. All Color Up products aim to evoke the body’s natural ability to heal and balance. Our process begins with the proper care and study of the cannabis plant, and extends to our therapists, chemists, and cultivators who work alongside one another to create these intentional, healing products. Color Up formulations are crafted with deliberate, complementary ingredients, working with the body’s chemistry to bring relief, correction, and homeostasis! 



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About Anatomy Trains:

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.














Ruth Werner:    


COVID-19–Related Complications: Implications for Massage Therapy,” by Ruth Werner, Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2020, page 44,




To become an organ donor:


Mayo Clinic. “Donor Nephrectomy.” Accessed February 11, 2021.


National Kidney Foundation. “What To Expect After Kidney Donation.” Accessed February 11, 2021.


National Kidney Registry. “Compatible Pairs: What is a Compatible Pair?” Accessed February 11, 2021.


University of California San Francisco. The Kidney Project. “Statistics.” Accessed February 11, 2021.


UNOS Transplant Living. “History of Living Donation.” Accessed February 11, 2021.


UWHeath. “Living Kidney Donation: Introduction to Living Kidney Donation.” Accessed February 11, 2021.