In order to first become licensed in Oregon or Washington, Massage Therapists must now complete 625 hours of board approved education, as of 2016.
Tamia graduated with Honors from a 979.5 hour massage education program in 2007
Completion of this 979.75 hour massage program Included: Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology, Massage Techniques and Physiological Effects, Emotional Release Training, Sports Massage and Hydrotherapy, Pregnancy Massage, Injury Treatment, Professional Charting, AIDS/HIV, Professional Boundaries, Ethics, Massage Laws, Proper Draping, Illness and Injury, The Effects of Medications, and much more.
75 hours working in the student run clinic
50 hours Aromatherapy Foundation Level Certification
75 hour Internship at Tacoma General Hospital
Additional training and education courses including ethics, are required each year to qualify for License Renewal. Therapists choose individual courses.
Highlights of Tamia's Continuing Education include:
CPR & Bloodborne Pathogens
Quick Release Certification
Treating Neck and Shoulder Pain
Treating Stress and Depression
Cadaver Lab at Bastyr University
Chinese Reflexology Techniques
Reiki Seichim, Mastery
Advanced Secrets of Deep Tissue
Hot Stone Massage Training
Ethics of Self Care
Chair Massage Refresher Workshop
Importance of Vitamin D Seminar
Dementia & Arthritic Conditions
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Techniques
Treatment Techniques for Fibromyalgia
Over 5 years teaching Kinesiology
3 years teaching Anatomy & Physiology
and so much more
Every Body is different, and so is every massage and treatment plan! I look forward to meeting you, and using my education to help you meet your massage treatment goals.