Credentials

B.A S. Massage Therapy/Healthcare Administration

Siena Heights University

Adrian, Michigan

Graduate 2019

Major: B.A.S. Massage Therapy

Minor: Healthcare Administration

Board Certified Massage Therapist

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.

NCBTMB Approved CE Provider

Individual NCBTMB Approved Provider: Marlene Hudson 1000323

 

B.S. Nutrition

American Holistic College of Nutrition

Major: BS Holistic Nutrition

Graduate 1996

Certified Reflexologist

International Institute of Reflexology

Certification 1993

 

Certified Aromatherapist

Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy

San Rafael, California

Certification 2015

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Apprenticed under Young Living founder, the late Gary Young 1997-2007

Distillation methods and essential oil Applications

Egypt 1999  ancient discoveries of essential oil applications in the temples of priests

France 2001 exploration of global regions effects on properties of essential oils

Ecuador assisted in health clinic where terminal patients came seeking alternative healing 

Field Trainer 2001-2007 assisted Dr. Young in trainings and provided regional trainings in the United States

                                                                                                                                         

*Legal definitions of "Aromatherapy" and essential oil applications as well as level of purity of essential oils remains disparate in various countries. Essential oil uses include cosmetic, fragrance, disinfecting, dietary and topical applications. Multiple markets of uses for essential oils require various regulatory agencies to monitor labeling and marketing of oils. Medical applications are currently under research in the United States. 

** Best Practices for Aromatherapy in Massage Therapy are through applying oils on the skin and through inhalation. Essential oils enhance the natural effects of massage such as muscle relaxation, circulation and reducing stress  responses.                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Training as a national trainer

Photo of medical symbol at the Temple of Edfu, Egypt

 

Medical Assistant

Delaware Valley Academy of Medical and Dental Assistants

Graduate 1991

Major: Medical Assisting

Externship: Assisting outpatient surgery

Reiki Master

Usui Method of Reiki Healing 1999

Associations

 

Memberships

BCTMB (Board Certified Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork) 

AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)

International Council of Reflexologists

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Member 

Who's Who of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs (2006-2007, 2008-2009)

 

 

Massage License

Licensed to practice Massage Therapy in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Florida

Other Accomplishments and Volunteer work

Provided Aromatherapy Workshops for the Gilda Radnor Foundation

Provided hospital In-Service in the use of Aromatherapy in oncology and end of life palliative care

Numerous speaking engagements presenting the efficacy of Reflexology and Aromatherapy

Conducted Year-long Clinical Research Trial of the effects of Reflexology and Aromatherapy on Autism and ADD

Assisted massage schools in updating and creating new massage curriculum

GAL (Guardian Ad Litem) court appointed advocate for children in the system

Child Mentor

Massage Disaster Relief

Worked in China as a foreign teacher at the Zhejiang Zhoushan High School