Ryan Hoyme Fan Club

ryan1I’m a fan of Ryan Hoyme aka the Massage Nerd. I don’t have a foundation to recognize him, so I’m creating my own little virtual fan club on this page and you’re welcome to join me.

Ryan has been a massage therapist since 1997 and a massage instructor since 2000.

He initially started MassageNerd.com to help students who missed class by posting notes and videos and the site kept growing and growing. Today it is the largest massage website on the web with 3,500+ massage videos,10,000+ massage pictures, 4,000+ massage test questions and so much more.

If you’ve ever looked for a massage video on YouTube, you’ve likely seen a  video from the Massage Nerd. His videos (he has over 4,500!) have received more than 161 million views, averaging an incredible 60,000+ views a day! It’s mind boggling, really. More than 40,000 people have subscribed to the Massage Nerd YouTube channel.

From left to right: Eric Brown, David Kent, Ryan Hoyme, Scott Dartnall at World Massage Festival

From left to right: Eric Brown, David Kent, Ryan Hoyme, Scott Dartnall at World Massage Festival

He’s extremely generous and is content to stay behind the scenes as he showcases leading educators, movers and shakers, practitioners, and vendors in the massage profession through his videos.

I was lucky enough to get him on the other side of the camera for a video interview for World Massage Conference. It was a rare glimpse into his private life as he sat down and shared some personal history, why his first massage experience was a nightmare, the birth of “the nerd”, his struggle with OCD and his motivations for doing the things he does.

He came into the national spotlight earlier this year. He was seated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon with video camera in hand to catch Tom  Heidenberger of Bon Vital and Les Sweeney of ABMP cross the finish line in a fundraising effort for the Massage Therapy Foundation. It was a case of being in the wrong place and the wrong time and he caught the explosions, that happened directly across the street, on video. The video was broadcast through news agencies around the world.

Ryan hanging with his beautiful family.

Ryan hanging with his beautiful family.

His contributions and accomplishments in the massage field are diverse and numerous. He was the recipient of the 2011 Innovation Award at the American Massage Conference and was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2012.

He was a featured presenter for the World Massage Conference and blogs regularly for Massage Magazine. His book “Manual for Massage Therapy Educators” which he co-authored with Laura Allen was released in 2012. Currently he works as a social media consultant for Bon Vital and Core Products.

Eric and Ryan

Eric and Ryan

I’m proud to be a friend, colleague and fan of Ryan Hoyme.

If you are a fan of Ryan Hoyme, feel free to give him a shout out. Share your stories about Ryan or leave a little praise in the comments section below. And please share this post with your friends, so that everyone knows about this remarkable massage therapist.

Eric Brown of BodyworkBiz (an online massage business resource) also owns Thermal Palms, Relax to the Max, World Massage Conference and Massage Therapy Radio. Sign up for the free BodyworkBiz massage marketing newsletter at http://bodyworkbiz.com/newsletter.php


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14 thoughts on “Ryan Hoyme Fan Club

  1. What a great idea! There is no one to compare our beloved MassageNerd to. He is definitely one of a kind and I would like to join Eric and the rest of the massage planet to take this moment to appreciate and thank him for all he has done. Good for Eric for thinking of this!

  2. Thank you, Ryan for all your contributions to the massage therapy field – the resources you provide for massage therapists are invaluable. National Holistic Institute is definitely part of the Ryan Hoyme Fan Club!

  3. Ryan epitomizes service for the sake of service. It is high time the profession acknowledges him and all the gifts he has given to us. I applaud Bon Vital and Core Products for recognizing his talents– and I encourage him to value himself as much as we do! (Got that, Ryan?)

  4. Eric,
    thank you for this brilliant tribute to such a great generous, great guy, and someone I consider a good friend. Thank you Ryan for all you do!. Peace. George

  5. I have followed Ryan most of his career and even better he calls me MOM. He is a great example of leadership in the massage profession. I am one of his fans.

  6. I am most appreciative of the video clip that Ryan produced highlighting my Compassionate Touch credentials and massage philosophy. He is an outstanding example of what it means to be in service to others while fully enjoying work about which you are passionate. We are honored to call him one among us! And, he is equally as wonderful with his family priorities as well. Way to go, Ryan! A well deserved accolade! Thanks to Eric for thinking to do this Fan Page!

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  8. O.
    Massage Nerd!
    where can i BUY THAT BUTTON?!?!

    …ahem…(straightens petticoats…)

  9. Down to earth, generous with a contiguous laugh! Thanks Ryan my MassageNerd videos has helped lots of massage therapists find out about my “How to create a mobile spa” program. When I ask them where they heard about me, they say the “MassageNerd”.

  10. I’m such a huge fan of the Massage Nerd! Thank you for all you have done for our field!

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