My Education & Resources
1985 - Samuel Schoonover MA, CMT Life Changing Bodywork, 250 hours
1986 - Keith Wildth Deep Tissue, St Helena CA, 100 hours
2003-2005 - Acupressure Institute Berkeley CA, 250 hours
2006 - National Holistic Institute, 720 hours professional massage school
2007 - Art Riggs Rolfer (deep tissue videos), 10 hours
2007 - James Waslaski, Arizona, 12 hours
2011 - Erik Dalton PhD Myoskeletal Alignment, home study
2011 - Erik Dalton, 8 hours
2011 -James Waslaski Orthopedic Massage, San Diego CA, 8 hours
2012 - Erik Dalton, Costa Rica, 32 hours
2014 - Erik Dalton, Costa Rica, 32 hours
2016 - Erik Dalton Nerve Entrapment/ Myoskeletal Alignment, Oklahoma, 26 hours
2016 - Sharon Wheeler Cranium and Scar Tissue Sacrum, Maine, 48 hours
2016 - James Waslaski Orthopedic Massage, Niagra Falls Canada, 40 hours
2017 - Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork is the highest voluntary credential a massage therapist can obtain within the profession - it is above and beyond entry level state licensure. By becoming Board Certified, I represent a community of therapists who have gone standard educational and work experience requirements with a dedicated and lifelong commit to continuing education. Furthermore, I live up to higher standards and ethics in alignment with The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
To achieve my Board Certification, I provided proof a minimum of 750 hours of education, 250 hours of professional, hands-on work experience, passed a criminal background check, agreed to uphold NCBTMB's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, and passed the Board Certification Exam. By passing the BCETMB and meeting all requirements, I demonstrate advanced assessment and critical thinking skills, as well as a commitment to excellence. I wear the credentials BCTMB with pride for myself, my profession, and, most importantly, my clients.
Developer of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT)™ and Executive Director of the Freedom From Pain Institute™
- University of Oklahoma, Clinical Psychology/Philosophy
- Menniger Foundation, Psychology
- Mueller College of Holistic Studies
- Rolf Institute of Structural Integration™
- Certified Advanced Rolf Training
Erik Dalton, Ph.D. earned his philosophy and clinical psychology degrees from the University of Oklahoma. An inspirational seminar conducted by Dr. Ida Rolf launched a zealous mind-body adventure that led Dalton through a series of learning institutions including the Menninger Foundation, Mueller College of Holistic Studies, Michigan State Osteopathic College, and the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration™.
Director of Integrated Manual Therapy & Orthopedic Massage
James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self Care. His new book: Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011. James is a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. He presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic, and osteopathic conventions, including keynote addresses at the FSMTA, World of Wellness, New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival, and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.
The originator of the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians
Thomas Myers is the author of Anatomy Trains (Elsevier, 2001, 2009, 2014), the co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (North Atlantic, 2010), and numerous articles for trade magazines and journals that have been collected in the books Body3, The Anatomist's Corner, and Structural Integration: Collected Articles. He has also produced over 15 DVDs and numerous webinars on visual assessment, Fascial Release Technique, and the applications of fascial research.
Wheeler Fascial Work for Scars, Bones & the Cranium
Over 40+ years Sharon has applied Structural Integration's original principles to discover and create new forms. ScarWork is the art of integrating scars into the fascial web. BoneWork changes the shape and contour of damaged bones through the medium of the fascia. The technique of "cranial torque" shows special promise that influencing the shape of the cranium improves the functioning of the brain.