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Nathan Nordstrom, LMT, BCTMB

By NCBTMB Admin | April 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Nathan Nordstrom, LMT, BCTMB

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 | Comments Off on John Amorelli, BCTMB

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…

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Ryan Hoyme (aka MassageNerd), BCTMB

By NCBTMB Admin | February 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Ryan Hoyme (aka MassageNerd), BCTMB

My first experience receiving a massage was when I was 20-years-old and it almost scared me from receiving more massages. One of my friends recommended this Asian medicine practitioner and I decided to make an appointment. When I got there, the practitioner spoke broken English and I wasn’t really sure what to do or what…

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Marla Hieger, BCTMB

By NCBTMB Admin | January 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Marla Hieger, BCTMB

How did you discover the massage therapy profession? In my former career, I was an over-the-road truck driver. I drove long periods of time, and developed lower-back issues. I was at a time in my life that I wanted a career change, and thought massage might be a good choice—I wanted to help people feel…

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Marnie Hass, LMT, BCTMB

By NCBTMB Admin | October 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Marnie Hass, LMT, BCTMB

How did you discover the massage therapy profession? I first found massage in my early 20’s when a family friend went to massage school. Back then, massage was strictly thought of for pampering purposes only. We would give each other gift certificates for birthdays or holidays, so we could have an hour of rest and…

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Joseph Muscolino, DC

By NCBTMB Admin | July 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Joseph Muscolino, DC

My Massage Therapy Journey My journey in the world of massage therapy began while I was still in middle and high school, well before any formal training in bodywork. I was just always comfortable using my hands to give family and friends massage. For this reason, when I entered chiropractic school in 1981, I was…

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Lauren Jaekle, LMT, BCTMB

By NCBTMB Admin | June 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Lauren Jaekle, LMT, BCTMB

My passion for Massage Therapy started at a young age. My younger sister, Melissa, was born prematurely and has a number of challenges. Our family was told to expect the worst but, fortunately, we saw how physical therapy and massage helped her progress well beyond all expectations. I was amazed to witness how massage relaxed…

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Douglas Nelson, LMT, BCTMB

By NCBTMB Admin | May 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Douglas Nelson, LMT, BCTMB

My Massage Therapy Journey My journey in massage therapy began in 1977. I had just finished a year-long training. As I was leaving, my new roommate was a new massage therapy graduate, and asked if he could practice on me. I remember encouraging him that, “If you want to be really good at this, you…