Education / Work History

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.

Arizona School of Massage Therapy; Tempe, AZ

Professional Program
Graduated:  05/20/2007
Completed hours:  815.5
GPA:  3.97
Curriculum:

  • Acupressure
  • Advanced Massage Therapy
  • Anatomy/Physiology I, II, III
  • Clinical Internship I, II, III
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Hydrotherapy and Spa Preparation
  • Injury Massage
  • Massage Therapy Basics
  • Movement and Assessment Techniques
  • Pathology I, II
  • Professional Development I, II, III, IV
  • Reflexology
  • Russian Sports Massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Sports Massage
  • Structural Bodywork I, II
  • Trigger Point Therapy

Utah College of Massage Therapy; Salt Lake City, UT

Master Bodywork Program
Graduated:  07/29/2007
Completed hours:  220.5
GPA:  4.00
Curriculum:

  • Advanced Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Advanced Eastern Paradigm
  • Functional Assessment
  • Hydrostone Therapy
  • Kinesiology
  • Myokinetic Techiques

Continuing Education

  • Professional Ethics; completed 6 hours, 11/24/18
  • Research & Massage Therapy;  completed 3 hours, 11/21/18
  • Dealing with Domestic Violence in the Massage Environment; completed 4 hours, 11/6/18
  • Clinical Applications of Anatomy Trains Meridians; completed 1 hour, 6/11/18
  • Hope, Despair, & Intractable Symptoms:  Body-Mind Considerations; completed1 hour, 6/10/18
  • Chronic Pain: Body-Mind Considerations for Hands-on Work; completed 1 hour, 6/9/18
  • Aston Kinetics for Fascial Integration; completed 1 hour, 6/7/18
  • Trauma:  Body-Mind Considerations for Hands-on Work; completed 1 hour, 6/6/18
  • The Habits of Stress-Resilient People; completed 6 hours, 5/18/17
  • Anatomical Discovery-Cadaver Lab Series; completed 3 hours, 11/10/15
  • Thai Reflexology with Wooden Stick; completed 8.5 hours, 10/31/15
  • Transformational Auriculotherapy; completed 20 hours, 6/26-28/15
  • PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) for the Entire Body; completed 6 hours, 6/14/15
  • Food for Thought: How Nutrients Affect Mental Health and the Brain; completed 6 hours, 5/1/13
  • Psychology of the Body (Ethics); completed 6 hours, 12/11/2012
  • Medical Massage; completed 34 hours; 9/14,21,28/2011, 10/5/2011
  • Neuropathy Course: DPN (Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy) & CIPN (Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy); completed 3 hours, 10/21/2010
  • Thai Oil Massage; completed 8.5 hours, 5/5/2010
  • Qi Revolution, Qigong Healing & Breathing Applications; completed 32 hours, 10/24-27/2009
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy 2; completed 25.5 hours, 09/2-4/2009
  • Table Thai Yoga Massage; completed 25.5 hours, 04/17-19/2009
  • Hot Stone Massage; completed 8 hours, 11/17/2008
  • Reflexology; completed 8 hours, 08/11/2008

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts; Tempe, AZ

Yoga Teacher Training
Graduated:  11/22/10
Completed hours:  200
GPA:  4.00
Curriculum:

  • Classical Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • History and philosophy of Yoga
  • Principles and theory of alignment and the anatomy of movement as they relate to teaching Yoga asana, pranayama and meditation
  • Methods of teaching as they relate to creating a complete Yoga experience for students
  • How to design and structure a Yoga class employing elements of all eight limbs of Yoga
  • Empowering students to take the principles of Yoga off the mat and into daily living 

 Work History

  • Apr 2018-Current:  Matz Family Chiropractic; Missoula, MT; Massage Therapist
  • Nov 2016-July 2017: Wellness WorX; Bozeman, MT; Massage Therapist
  • Aug 2011-Oct 2016: Hands of Energy, LLC; Phoenix, AZ; Massage Therapy Private Practice
  • Aug 2007-July 2011: Massage Envy; Phoenix, AZ;  Massage Therapist