Most people travel at least once during the summer. And that often involves flying, which can be very hard on the body. We’ve addressed the health challenges that come with flying on previous podcasts, and this segment will go even deeper into an exact set of steps that can be done before, during and after flights to help you feel amazing! These are especially valuable for longer flights and time-zone changes, avoiding fatigue, jet lag or the risk of getting sick.

I am so excited to have
is a renowned massage expert Eric Stephenson, who has counseled some of the biggest names in the industry and is the chief wellness officer for Elements Massage. Listen in as Eric shares what inspired him to get involved within the field of massage as his career path, how beneficial it is to incorporate aromatherapy into massages, and ways to prevent injury.


  • Tony and I chat about travel and how hard it can be on the body…
  • We go deeper into the steps that can be taken before travel…
  • Steps you can take during and after flights…
  • How longer flights and time-zone changes affect our overall health and well-being while traveling…
  • Ways to avoid fatigue, jet lag and the risk of getting sick…
  • What inspired Eric to get into the field of massage as a career path…
  • We discuss ways in which massage helps in areas of stress, anxiety, digestive disorders and insomnia…
  • How massages can be used to prevent injury or heal from injury…
  • Ways in which it’s beneficial to incorporate aromatherapy into massages and what are the best ones.


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About Eric Stephenson

Eric is Elements Massage® Chief Wellness Officer, with over 250 locations worldwide, with a robust background as a leading massage therapist. He is co-founder of imassage, Inc., and has counseled some of the biggest names in the industry, including the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas, Kamalaya Thailand, Sandals Resorts and Spas, Grove Park Inn Asheville, Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Concurrently, Stephenson also worked closely with Elements Massage to develop “The Elements Way,” a series of experiential standards implemented within studios that resulted in a best-in-class 2017 Net Promoter Score comparable to leading consumer brands like Apple, Amazon and the Ritz-Carlton.

He also serves on the board of directors for the International Spa Association. He has been instrumental in positioning massage as a viable career path worldwide and in emerging countries such as India, where he was recently a keynote presenter at the Health Professions of India Conference.

About Anthony Flores, or “T” as Kimberly affectionately refers to him: He is a long-time friend of hers who, after graduating from Stanford University, began researching and writing professionally in the health space full-time. He has a passion for natural health, especially Beauty Detox, and loves to share exciting new studies and insights he learns with Kimberly and the community! He can be found writing spiritual/inspirational words on Instagram @poetrybyanthony.


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