Certifications and Associations:
Polarity Therapy,1991, Heartwood Institute, California. A form of Energy Balancing Bodywork that synthesizes Eastern and Western philosophies of healing.
Deep Tissue Massage, 1991, Heartwood Institute, California. Techniques to relieve chronic patterns of tension in the deeper layers of muscle tissues.
Advanced Integrative Massage, 1992, Heartwood Institute, California. A synthesis of different techniques to best suit the unique needs of the client.
The Benjamin Advanced Training, 1994, Muscular Therapy Institute, Cambridge, MA. A one-year course of study in Musculoskeletal Injuries: Evaluation and Techniques.
NeuroMuscular Therapy, 1996, Judith Walker Delany’s program for long-lasting results that create a healing change rather than a temporary remission of symptoms.
Myofascial Release, 2001, trained under Robert King, founder of Chicago School of Massage. A system of sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Orthopedic Massage Therapy, trained with Whitney Lowe in 2003. Treatment for chronic or acute pain in musculoskeletal systems.
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Board examination certified since 1993.
Somanautics Workshop, Tufts New England Medical School, 2001. Certificate of successful completion of Intensive Human Dissection and Anatomy Workshop.
Participating Therapist, 2001, The Acute Low Back Pain Study Team, Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Participating Therapist, 2002, The Chronic Low Back Pain Study Team, the Division for Research and Education in Complementary Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School.
Newton Highlands Chiropractic, Newton, MA, from 1994 to 2003. Worked in association with Robert Staulo, D.C., providing health care for the whole family.
Benjamin Institute of Advanced Studies, 2010, Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening.