Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator since 1991. Here’s a partial list of further experience and studies, in roughly chronological order:
Certificate from the National Holistic Institute, July 1991. NHI was one of only two federally accredited massage schools on the West Coast. 720 hour program.
Faculty, National Holistic Institute; 1992-1997. The curriculum was 720 hours, and included Swedish, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Rehabilitative Massage, and too many other modalities to list here. Taught everything on the curriculum.
One of the three initial massage therapists who developed the Outpatient Massage Therapy Program at Mills Health Center, the first of it’s kind in the region in 1997. That program expanded to 15 therapists serving the community, Monday through Saturday, before it fell to the recession of 2008.
One year apprenticeship under Anodea Judith, in-depth study of the Chakra System and western shamanism, 1994-1995.
Reiki Master Teacher, 1995. Karuna Reiki, 1997.
Certificate in Integrative Medicine and Spirituality, focus on Inpatient Massage, Californina Pacific Medical Center Institute for Health and Healing. This was a one year program. 2003-2004.
One year certificate program in Guided Imagery, from Beyond Ordinary Nursing, 2008-2009.
Provided inpatient and outpatient massage therapy in four different hospitals. Currently providing massage several times per month to pediatric inpatients and expectant mothers at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto and at El Camino.
California Massage Therapy Council Certified Massage Therapist, certificate #3884, San Mateo California.
Continuing education in a number of other forms of healing, including cranio-sacral therapy, therapeutic touch, healing touch, lymphatic drainage massage, and massage for cancer patients. And, experience is the best teacher. For details, see Chronology of a Massage Career.
My most significant credentials are my satisfied clients, and my experience healing myself from cancer in 2007. To do that I had to draw on everything I knew. This journey continues, in the ongoing quest for extraordinary wellness for me and for the people I am privileged to work with.