Workshops for Massage Therapists

Massage Bio 

Massage Therapist and Instructor

I am a Licensed Massage Therapist with over twenty years of teaching experience. I have also been a Certified Doula (professional childbirth assistant) since 1996 and a Certified Doula Trainer since 1997 and have attended over 100 births and trained over 2,000 doulas.

I am a graduate of the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, Arizona where I specialized in stress reduction and prenatal massage. I was a founder and co-owner of Hillsborough Massage Therapy, LLC in New Jersey from 2003 to 2012.

I have also taught at Cortiva Institute Schools of Massage throughout the USA, and co-developed their six-module (200-hour) national Maternity and Infant Massage program. I was a lead instructor of that program nationally.

The company Mio “fit skin for life” offers Mama Mio pregnancy skincare. I was a major contributor to the development of Mama Mio maternity spa treatments, and lead instructor of Mama Mio maternity spa treatments to certified massage therapists in spas, nationally.

Benefits of Massage

  • Calms the nervous system
  • Increases circulation bringing more nutrients and oxygen to the local area being manipulated and to the general circulation
  • Massage manipulations directly benefit restrictions to muscle tissue function allowing for greater range of motion in the limbs
  • Helps in the decrease of fluid retention by stimulating the circulation of the lymphatic system
  • Relieves the strain put on muscles due to postural imbalance, repetitive activities or overuse
  • Increases your sense of well-being
  • Massage therapy encourages the body in its own rehabilitation and restoration of optimum health
  • Stimulates the brain to produce endorphins, the body’s natural pain control
  • Increases body awareness
Prenatal Massage 

“Prenatal Massage” Workshop for Massage Therapists

This one-day workshop for massage therapists provides the knowledge and techniques to perform a full-body prenatal massage.

  • Explore the myths about pregnancy massage
  • Explore the emotional, physical and psychological changes that occurr during a healthy pregnancy
  • Develop a clear understanding of the benefits and contraindications of pregnancy massage
  • Perform a basic full body prenatal massage with pregnancy-specific positioning, draping and techniques

New online (prerecorded) courses!

New online (prerecorded) courses!