I was first Rolfed between 1979 and 1981. The experience had such a profound effect that I decided to change my career from teaching college English to Rolfing. In the process of becoming a Rolfer, I first became a massage therapist in 1984, graduating from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. From 1984 to 1990, I practiced massage therapy at the Central YMCA of El Paso. I was certified as a Rolfer in August of 1990, having studied with Gael Ohlgren and Stacey Mills who between them had over a half-century of Rolfing experience. In 1994, I was certified as a Rolfing Movement Teacher and in 1997 as an Advanced Rolfer.
I graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in Albuquerque New Mexico in 1984. The school was a six month residential program, providing a thousand hours of education. The curriculum covered Swedish massage, shiatsu, polarity, foot reflexology, anatomy and physiology, Bach flower remedies, homeopathic first aid, hydrotherapy, colonic irrigation, nutrition. I also have a BA in Letters from Prescott College and a MA in English from the University of Iowa.
Association for Research and Enlightenment: member since 1982.
American Massage Therapy Association: member since 1985.
Rolf Institute of Structural Integration: member since 1990.
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: member since 1992.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Massage Therapist License #4
CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES
Cranial-Sacral I: Instructor, Jim Asher
Cranial-Sacral Unwinding: Don Cornwall
Cranial-Sacral II: Don Cornwall
Visceral Manipulation I and II: Barral Institute
Windows of the Sky: Don Cornwall
Spirit Gate Acupressure: Don Cornwall
Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong: Don Cornwall
Trauma and the Body: Bhanu Joy Harrison
Practicing Confidentiality: Bhanu Joy Harrison
Creating Safety – Using Physiology to Enhance the Therapeutic Relationship: Bhanu Joy Harrison
Pain Relief for headaches using reciprocal inhibition: Charles Krebs
Critz Technique: Michael Critz
Massage Therapy for those Living with Cancer: Margaret Anderson
Spinal Mechanics: Jim Asher
Whiplash: Darrell Sanchez
Three session strategy: Larry Redding
Arm work: Tessy Brungardt and Carol Agneessens
I graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in Albuquerque New Mexico in 1984. The school was a six month residential program providing a thousand hours of education.read more >>