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Best of Nancy's Bookshelf: Michael Tonetti & body mechanics for pain relief


Michael Tonetti has been practicing massage and Yoga for more than 50 years. He studied Structural Integration Massage at Heartwood College in 1982 and received Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner certificates. He joins Nancy’s Bookshelf for a conversation about his work, The Tonetti Method: Structural Body Mechanics for Pain Relief, Energy, Strength, and Joint Longevity.

As a massage therapist and structural body mechanics, teacher Tonetti has worked with athletes, dancers, yoga practitioners, and senior citizens, in addition to people with disabilities, injuries, and chronic pain.

Michael has also taught occupational safety for office and industrial workers. The Tonetti Method developed out of Michael’s search for movement practices to relieve pain and prevent joint dysfunction for himself and others.

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Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.