NYS Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Hydrotherapy
1,000 hours completed December 20, 2008
Finger Lakes School of Massage
215 State Street, Suite 203
Ithaca, NY 14850
NYS Licensed and Registered Massage Therapist
Massage Therapy Theory and Practice (575 Course hours)
Including Massage Theory,Technique and Practice, Oriental Theory and Practice and General Pathology
Human Anatomy and Physiology and Kinesiology (350 Course hours)
Including Anatomy and Physiology, Neurology, and Myology/Kinesiology
Allied Modalities/Hygiene (75 Course hours)
Including Hygiene and Hydrotherapy, Ethics, Business practices, Communication skills and CPR/First Aid
Massage Modalities Studied:
Foundation that focuses on the manual manipulation of the soft tissue of the body. In a Swedish session one or more of the following strokes will be used; effleurage (gliding), pettrissage (kneading), skin rolling, compression, vibration, tapotement (percussion), deep friction, palpation, joint mobilization and range of motion, passive joint movement, and active joint movement (assisted and resisted).
Special attention is focused on changes in the body and to help the client maintain health and mobility.
Bodywork that uses movement to bring about awareness and knowledge in regard to the client's natural body movement patterns. This approach is used to help re-educate the nervous system and to increase mobility.
Ancient art that is more than 5,000 years old that uses Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and hands on bodywork to move Ki (vital energy) through the body's meridians.
Primarily focusing on the blockages, qualility, and flow of the client's energetic body, using polarity therapy and reflexology.
Connective Tissue Therapy
Focused, deep, slow strokes that progressively lengthen, soften, spread, clear, and mold the connective tissue. This therapy helps the connective tissue to become more resilient, pliable and fluid.
Application that discovers and releases trigger points (tender, hypersensitive and referred pain) within the muscle bellies.
Focuses on the body changes and needs during pregnancy. Relieves and alleviates pain, postural issues, foot issues, organ compression, supports the bodies needs, and assists in circulation.
Use of cold and heat in the form of foot baths, compresses or ice to reduce inflammation, wastes, etc. This modality is great for the injured, as well as, the healthy.
Therapeutic use of Essential Oils
Aromatic oils have been in use for over 5,000 years to help the body boost it's immune system. Essential oils are blended in massage oil or lotion to assist other massage modalities in the health of the client.
Fast pre-event muscle stimulation strokes used to warm and flow blood into muscles, preparing the muscles to perform. Post-event massage is quick and light to flush cellular waste out and assists the body's natural recovery from recent strenuous activity. Full body flush lasts 1/2-1 hour post-event focusing on strained areas and flushing the entire body with deeper pressure and light stretching.
On going education modalities:
The Stillness Within: An introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Work
Integrative Energy Therapy® Basic Level
Integrative Energy Therapy® Intermediate Level
Integrative Energy Therapy® Master Instructor
Integrating Reflexology into Client and Patient Care
Sound Body Work
Reiki Master, 2016
Ordained, July 20, 2016
Fairyologist, & tarot (entertainment purposes only)
Natural Face Lift Massage
Certified Ho'oponopono Practitioner