Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork is the highest voluntary credential a massage therapist can obtain within the profession—it is above and beyond entry level state licensure. By becoming Board Certified, I represent a community of therapists who have gone above standard educational and work experience requirements with a dedicated and lifelong commit to continuing education. Furthermore, I live up to higher standards and ethics in alignment with The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
To achieve my Board Certification, I provided proof of a minimum of 750 hours of education, 250 hours of professional, hands-on work experience, passed a criminal background check, agreed to uphold NCBTMB's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, and passed the Board Certification Exam. By passing the BCETMB and meeting all requirements, I demonstrate advanced assessment and critical thinking skills, as well as a commitment to excellence. I wear the credentials BCTMB with pride for myself, my profession, and, most importantly, my clients.
Brookbush Institute Human Movement Specialist
The Brookbush Institute's Human Movement Specialist certification is an intensive and in-depth cumulation of human anatomy, kinesiology, osteo and arthokinematics and adaptations the human body develops in the presence of injury or poor mechanics. Primarily a resource for Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physical Therapists, it has proven widely applicable to what I do everyday here at The Body Dynamic. The Brookbush Institute backs its methodology up with a rich array of studies primarily out of the Osteopathic and Physical Therapy arena. This certification was the most engaging that I have earned, and is the training that I default to with the most regularity.
I am also certified as a personal trainer through ACSM. An ACSM certification is considered one of the most rigorous certification processes one can go through for personal training certification. Keeping an up-to-date CPT allows my scope as a practitioner to expand beyond what a typical massage therapist can offer, and allows me to prescribe strength training, stretching and cardiovascular fitness plans in addition to bodywork.
Bloom! Massage and Bodywork/LMT
I graduated from the Bloom! school of Massage and Bodywork, based right here in Bangor and taught by Deb Ricker.
I passed the MBLEX national licensure exam soon after, and am Licensed to practice bodywork in the State of Maine (Lic # MT5986).
I attended The University at Buffalo for Exercise Science, a school that allowed me to not only experience human anatomy but also comparative human/primate anatomy in a cadaver lab.