Spotlight: Wayne O. Sickels, M.T.S., M.Div., BCTMB, LMT, BCST

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Spotlight: Wayne O. Sickels, M.T.S., M.Div., BCTMB, LMT, BCST

Please provide your full name, current location, and current job title. My name is Wayne O. Sickels, M.T.S., M.Div., BCTMB, LMT, BCST. I currently reside in Reston, VA where I am the sole proprietor of a full-time clinical private practice. Provide one fun fact about you. I first began my part-time practice in massage therapy…

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Spotlight: Elizabeth T Phreed, BCTMB, LMT

Please provide your full name, current location, and current job title. My name is Elizabeth T Phreed – In my practice, I go by Betsy Thompson which is my nickname and maiden name. I currently reside in Boston, MA and own and am the sole massage therapist at Thompson Massage Therapy for Women. Provide one…

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Spotlight: Mark W. Dixon, BCTMB

Please provide your full name, current location, and current job title. My name is Mark W. Dixon and I currently reside in Huntington Beach, California. I recently retired with 32 years as a massage professional. I currently serve as the Immediate Past Chairman of the California Massage Therapy Council, a California state mandated certification program…

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Spotlight: Margie E. Schaeffer, LMT, BCTMB

Please provide your full name, current location, and current job title. My name is Margie E. Schaeffer, LMT, BCTMB. I currently reside in Blue Ridge Summit, PA and am an LMT and Director of Synergy Massage & Wellness Center. Provide one fun fact about you. I love to be in the woods by a waterfall!…

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Spotlight: Jennifer Houle, ND, LMT, BCTMB

Please provide your full name, current location, and current job title. Jennifer Houle, ND, LMT, BCTMB Ellijay, GA Co-Owner of Cohutta Healing Arts Institute, School of Massage Approved Provider and Owner of Professional CE Connection Owner & Massage Therapist – Natural Wellness Center of Ellijay Provide one fun fact about you. I have an amazing…

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Dustin Blackman, LMT, NCP, BCTMB

Dustin Blackman has 14 years of experience working under doctors and specializes in promoting wellness to a wide range of patient conditions. He began his career working for the Memphis Peabody, and then branched out to Family Urgent Healthcare, where he worked with doctors for years performing medical massage for recovery and general relaxation. Dustin…

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Jamie Fanara, LMT, BCTMB & Approved Provider

How did you discover the massage therapy profession? I discovered the massage therapy profession through the local community college by taking an introductory class which I had a bad experience with.  But didn’t give up and went and toured the massage program facility and signed up ASAP.  I was always interested in the human body,…

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Sharon Puszko, LMT, PhD, NCBTMB Approved Provider

How did you discover the massage therapy profession? I was teaching school, human biology, internationally for a number of years.  When teaching in Tokyo, Japan I discovered many of the doctors there would refer people for massage therapy, acupuncture and other holistic modalities.  Being a teacher of human biology, this made perfect sense to me. …

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Rebekah Owens, LMT, BCTMB

How did you discover the massage therapy profession? From the time I was a little girl, I always wanted my superpower to be the ability to heal someone by touching them, which eventually led me to nursing school.  As a nursing student, we were taught the basics of Swedish massage and I used it on…

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Tami A. Goldstein, WLMT, CST, BCTMB

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How did you discover the massage therapy profession? I was a travel agent for years, working as a group and meeting planner. I would spend hours coordinating an event. If anyone knows the role of a travel planner for conferences, a 4-day event is a marathon. On one such 4-day event, I was the meeting…

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