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Jamie Fanara, LMT, BCTMB & Approved Provider

By Vanessa Spasovski | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

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,…

Sharon Puszko, LMT, PhD, NCBTMB Approved Provider

By Vanessa Spasovski | August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

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. …

Rebekah Owens, LMT, BCTMB

By NCBTMB Admin | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

By NCBTMB Admin | June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Joe LaTorre, MS, LMT, BCTMB

By NCBTMB Admin | June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

How did you discover the massage therapy profession? I discovered the massage therapy profession at age 21, when I experienced a severe lower back injury and discovered how massage therapy could alleviate my symptoms. How did you develop your passion into a career? I attended massage school back in 1999 while teaching elementary school during…

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David J. Otto, LMT, BCTMB

By NCBTMB Admin | June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

How did you discover the massage therapy profession? I was working as a store manager for a popular furniture rental company, and saw an advertisement for a local school that promised to introduce me to a way to help a lot of people improve their qualities of life. I moved into a ‘temporary’ position with…

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Theresa Mueller, BCTMB & NCBTMB Approved Provider

By NCBTMB Admin | June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

How did you discover the massage therapy profession? I was always fascinated about “healing arts.’ I was blessed with the opportunity to change careers in midlife. I left my corporate job and one month later I attended my massage orientation class. To be honest, I believe it was divine intervention! How did you develop your…

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Linda Toomey, BAS, LMT, BCTMB

By NCBTMB Admin | May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

My journey with massage therapy began at an early age due to the influence of my loving great-grandmother from Berlin, Germany. What is considered holistic health living today was the normal way of life for her back then. Natural healthcare for her included gardening, herbs, healthy nutrition, daily exercise, chiropractic care, reflexology, and self-massage techniques.…

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Nathan Nordstrom, LMT, BCTMB

By NCBTMB Admin | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nathan Nordstrom graduated from East West College of healing arts in 2001 and Portland State University in 2012. He is licensed in Georgia, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State and is a Board Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker (BCTMB) by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). He has gained experience by working in a retreat spa in Jackson Wyoming, medical offices, and…

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John Amorelli, BCTMB

By NCBTMB Admin | March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

How did you discover the massage therapy profession? I discovered the massage therapy profession due to a sports injury back in the 90’s that happened to me while playing racquetball.  I opted for PT and massage therapy for treatment vs. surgery. I’m glad I did!  I had a great conversation with the massage therapist that…