My Credentials

Massage & Bodywork Training

 

I am Certified through The Vermont School Of Professional Massage (formerly in Barre, VT) having graduated in 2002. The 600 hour program focused on Neuromuscular technique and other deep tissue therapies to effectively help with chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain injury and dysfunction. Prior to that I received my introductory basic massage therapy training in 2001 at The Vermont Institute Of Massage Therapy (formerly in South Burlington). The 550 hour program taught Swedish-Esalen massage, which is an integrative full body massage using customized pressure while integrating acupressure massage, with long, flowing muscular lengthening strokes  for the clients upmost deep relaxation. I have also completed the following workshops or seminars over the years: 

 Upledger Institute- CranioSacral Therapy

10 Step Protocol (Level One)

International Alliance Of HealthCare Educators: Upledger Institute 

Lymph Drainage Therapy (Level One)

Dr. Chickly Method 

LaStone Therapy-Original Stone

Therapy Massage

Cross Country Education- Releasing The Rotator Cuff- Peggy Lamb

Summit Professionals- Neck and Shoulder Dysfunction Protocols

Barnes Myofascial Release Seminars- Myofascial Mobilization Techniques

 

Professional Member Affiliations- American Medical Massage Association 

The American Massage Therapy Association-Vermont Chapter

Associated Bodywork And Massage Professionals- Certified level

National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage And Bodywork - Board Certified In Therapeutic Massage And Bodywork 

 

Massage Therapy Volunteering Opportunities- 

Peoples Health And Wellness Clinic in Barre, VT  

Central Vermont Medical Center-National Life Cancer Treatment Center in Berlin, VT

Tea House Exchange- Another Way in Montpelier, VT

 

 

 

Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

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 above 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 of 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.