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Staff

CFMNH Staff TeamThe Center for Massage & Natural Health prides itself on the quality of their faculty and staff. They have gathered here from all over the globe and formed one of the most amazing massage school staff in the world.

Our faculty and staff are carefully selected to bring the highest quality experience to our students. They are thoroughly trained in-house to fully understand and uphold the principles, goals and objectives of our school, and our instructors go through our CFMNH Teacher Training process before they begin teaching at our school.

Our instructors continue to learn and grow in the art of teaching through continuing education workshops provided by CFMNH, as well as ongoing support by our Program Director and administrative team.

Our staff are like family members. We know and love one another, and you will become part of our family as you attend our massage school. They are some of the brightest, most creative, committed and dedicated staff members any school could hope to have, and it is remarkable that they have all been drawn together here, at CFMNH. We know you will enjoy them all as they share their gifts with you.

Administrative Staff

Peggy HuffPeggy M. Huff
President and Executive Director

Peggy enjoyed a successful massage therapy practice of many years and began the CFMNH Therapy Center in 1994. It has since evolved into one of the most popular Massage Therapy Centers in Asheville, NC, where students practitioners and professionals alike enjoy offering their services to the public.

Peggy created and started our school in 1998. She continues to nurture her vision today after many years of refining and perfecting our program and is exceedingly proud of the COMTA Accreditation status that was granted us in 2007 and the approval from the United Stated Department of Education, designating CFMNH as a Title IV school in 2009.

As Executive Director, she is responsible for curriculum development and refinement, policy making, strategic planning and key decision making for CFMNH. She designed and maintains our website and graphic design layout for all our printed material, from our beautiful massage school catalog to the diploma you receive when you graduate. Her unique flair and elegant style can be seen and felt throughout your experience with us.

Peggy has studied the healing arts and sciences worldwide, including Paris, France and Thessaloniki, Greece. As a graduate of the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine's Shiatsu Practitioners Program and advanced studies at the Florida School of Massage, Peggy's retired massage therapist hands now work from her home office as she continues on her spiritual journey to bringing to the world new and incredible practitioners of the healing arts and sciences. She enjoys interacting with students and graduates through Facebook, and always welcomes new friends.


Vivian BullionVivian Bullion
Program Director

Vivian’s warmth, grace and intelligence make her the ideal Program Director for our massage school.

Vivian will see you from your enrollment interview, all the way through graduation, and beyond. Her supportive nature, ability to listen, and her innate ability to assist our students, faculty and staff in achieving their goals is felt throughout the campus.

Vivian has been part of the CFMNH family since 2011 and has easily risen to the shining star that you will meet when you come to our school. Holding the position of Program Director requires tremendous attention to detail and the ability to multi-task with ease, and she does so as she continues to strive for excellence in all she does.


Karen BosslerKarin Bossler, NCBMT, LMBT
Admissions Specialist & Assistant to the Director

Karin is a vital staff member at our massage school. Her incredible organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to nurture students throughout their enrollment process makes her uniquely qualified for this coveted position. Her sweet sense of humor and adorable smile makes her a delight to work with as she lovingly and carefully monitors the progress of our students enrollment processes, provides ongoing guidance and support. She works in harmony with the Program Director and Financial Aid Director to keep your enrollment process running smoothly.

A native Pennsylvanian, Karin graduated from the University of Delaware in 2000 with a BS in Wildlife Conservation and a minor in entomology. She has created a life punctuated by travelling the globe whilst enjoying various professional endeavors - not least among them with the Miami Sea Aquarium and Oregon Zoo.

Her most recent adventure led her to the Center for Massage and Natural Health to study massage therapy. We have been blessed to have her vibrant, grounded and delightful presence here with us as a staff member since graduating in February of 2011, and has begun a private practice in massage therapy.


Laurel Thompson 2012Laurel Thompson, BA, LMBT
Dean of Students

Laurel serves as a guide and mentor for all students enrolled in the Center’s massage therapy program.  Deeply familiar with the curriculum having brilliantely held this position in the past, and blessed with a deeply caring heart, she thoughtfully assists students on their path to graduation.  Look to Laurel for help planning absences, organizing make-up work, and meeting your academic goals.

Born the daughter of an LMT and raised in the Ozarks with yoga, massage, and plenty of Mother Nature, Laurel grew up uniquely attuned to the human body.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology/Sociology and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist herself since 2009.  After working as a therapist for a spa and an acupuncture clinic, Laurel now practices privately.

Surprisingly powerful for her small stature, Laurel likes dishing out focused deep tissue massage to clients with neck and back pain. She also enjoys homesteading and especially loves flowers and goats, in addition to people.  Thoughtful, organized, and determined, Laurel works closely with staff and students to sustain a harmonious learning environment.


Gemma DaltonGemma Dalton
Financial Aid Director

Gemma is essential to the enrollment process for many of our students who require Federal Financial Aid. She assists our students with the Financial Aid application process, registers them in our Virtual Financial Aid Office (VFAO) where students can continue with the Financial Aid application from the comfort of their own homes, or right here at our school using our Student Library's computer, and answers the many questions that come up along the way.

Gemma is responsible maintaining student financial accounts, the distribution of Financial Aid loans and grants and providing invoices and statements for our students from the beginning of the enrollment process through graduation. Her innate intelligence, ongoing professional training in the world of Federal Financial Aid, acute organizational skills and sensitivity to the needs of our students who are making such wonderful and life-changing decisions in their lives as they applying for Federal Aid a breath of fresh air. Our students receive continued support in financial aspect of their education during and even after graduation.

Born to a military family, Gemma has always led an adventure-filled life. She's especially passionate about yoga and dance having devoted the greater part of her professional life to undertakings which promote self-care and holistic health. She received her BA in Asian American Studies form Cal State University Long Beach in 2004 and worked within Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology up until she joined our staff.

In 2008, Gemma relocated to Asheville with her husband and beloved kitty cat. Those who know her best, prize Gemma's warm devotion to community and relationship which carries over beautifully into her current work. She has proven to be a remarkably calming and nurturing influence, guiding all of our applicants through the crucial necessary steps of realizing their dreams.


Rebecca O'QuinnRebecca O'Quinn
Massage School Administrator

Rebecca is delighted to be a member of the Center for Massage family and to be in charge at our front desk. Hers will likely be the first voice you hear when you contact us by phone, and her warm and charming personality, along with her outstanding customer service and organizational skills will make you feel warm, welcome and secure.

Originally from Raleigh, NC, she moved to Asheville in October of 2012 in hopes of finding a more permanent home from her usual travelers lifestyle. This is to say that for the last decade, she has been traveling from place to place internationally as a singer, dancer, and actress.

Rebecca is happy to report that while still performing locally, she has found at least a semi-permanent place to "hang her hat." Asheville contains ample opportunity for all those activities that she loves and more, such as yoga, hiking, running, country music, clowning around, and meeting some of the most interesting and love-able people that this world has to offer. Rebecca is happy and excited to meet and assist you in any way that she can, so please come in and say hello!


George ChambersGeorge Chambers, NCTMB, LMBT
Massage Therapy Center Director

George is a wonderfully warm and brilliant member of our Massage School team. He is a coveted instructor and the foundation of our Student Massage Clinic.

George consistantly receives rave reviews from our students and staff alike. Our students will benefit from his experience, passion and wisdom at the Massage Therapy Center and our clients will be taken care of from the moment they walk in the door.

 


Elizabeth Ewing

Elizabeth Ewing, NCBMT, LMBT
Clinical Faculty

Elizabeth graduated from the Center for Massage and Natural Health in 2010.  She is a professional therapist and a clinical faculty member at our massage school's therapy center. She also has a private massage therapy practice in the heart of downtown Asheville. Elizabeth is a gymnastics coach, trail runner, and has an insatiable desire for knowledge about the human body.

"I am passionate about living a healthy life, and I strive to nurture the mind, body, and spirit every day."


Christopher CintronChristopher Cintron , NCTMB, LMBT
Clinical Faculty

Christopher oversees the Clinical Practicum portion of our program, where students practice their skills as budding massage therapists at our Massage Therapy Center. His positive energy and enthusiasm for massage therapy as he continues to educate and directly supervise our students instills confidence in our students and clients alike.

In meeting Christopher, one is immediately impressed by his easy confidence, compassionate nature and instant likeability. In 1993, Christopher received his BFA in Performing Arts from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He later graduated from the highly esteemed Soma Institute National School of Clinical Massage Therapy in Chicago, Illinois in 2001.

For over a decade, Christopher has honed his skills within the healing arts community in multiple spa settings such as The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, North Carolina and as a private practitioner. Christopher’s longevity and success within this industry are a direct reflection of his heart-felt character and impeccable skills. We are delighted he has chosen to work with CFMNH.


Ashton RatzlaffAshton Ratzlaff, LMBT
Therapy Center Receptionist

Ashton moved to Asheville from Kansas in the fall of 2010. Looking to relocate to a fun and vibrant city while beginning her education in the healing arts, she heard of our massage school in eclectic Asheville, amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Smitten, she packed up her life and graduated from our Massage & Bodywork Certification program here at the Center for Massage and Natural Health the following year.

Ashton is now a receptionist for the Therapy Center and a practicing massage therapist.

Teaching Staff

The Center for Massage & Natural Health is proud of the quality of its faculty. They bring to their teaching the highest standards and ethics in this rapidly evolving profession.

Eager to share their knowledge, wisdom and enthusiasm, the faculty and staff of the Massage Therapy Certification Program welcome students to this bright and meaningful career. While instructors may change without notice, you may rest assured that you will be receiving instruction from a fully qualified instructor.
Pamala Martin Jurek

Pamala Martin Jurek, NCTMB, LMBT
Swedish Massage, Spa Treatments, Aromatherapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage and Reflexology Instructor

Pamala, now in successful private practice, has been a massage therapist at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa.

She is a graduate of both the Emerald Coast Massage School in Florida and the Laura Norman Reflexology School in New York, and she has completed various advanced bodywork-training programs, including medical massage, Reiki, and Shiatsu.

Pamala’s love and respect for bodywork inspires her to teach others.


Bethany Grainger Bethany Grainger, LMBT
Spa Treatments & Aromatherapy Instructor

With a lifelong desire to explore the effects of healing touch and 10 years of Early Childhood educational experience, Bethany focused her passion into massage therapy. Bethany's enthusiasm, creativity, and infectious joy create a bond with her clients that promote a unity of spirit. This allows theclient to work through muscular tension that could be environmental or emotional. She also inspires her students to continue to learn through hercontinuous drive to understand the mind-body connection.

Bethany owns an independent massage practice in Asheville that offers in home massage. Her focus is on pain management, relaxation, and delivering a customized massage to meet the specific needs of the client.


George ChambersGeorge Chambers, NCTMB, LMBT
Swedish & Chair Massage Instructor

George is a successful graduate of our massage school. He spent several years as a teaching assistant in our Massage Therapy Certification Program and with rave reviews, he has evolved into on of our wonderful lead instructors.

George's enthusiastic presence in our classrooms is clearly felt as he offers his wisdom in Swedish Massage and Chair Massage. His delightful and enthusiastic energy is sure to inspire!


Grace Scarborough

Grace Scarborough, NCTMB, LMBT
Shiatsu & Professional Ethics Instructor

Grace received her Master’s of Science in Experimental Social Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 1995 and attended massage school at the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy in Winter Park, Florida in 1998.

She has taught a variety of courses in massage and acupuncture schools, as well as community colleges. Grace’s gentle, compassionate, and knowledgeable approach to teaching is both genuinely uplifting and inspiring.

She has studied many modalities and focuses her private practice on Thai-Yoga massage and energy work.


Linda PannulloLinda Pannullo, NCTMB, LMBT
Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Pathology, Hydrotherapy and Exam Review Instructor

Linda Pannullo attended the Florida School of Massage 20 years ago.  A seasoned instructor, she has taught massage techniques for the non-professional at community colleges, and sports, hydrotherapy, Reflexology and Swedish at massage schools. 

Working with Jon Zahourek's Maniken System (building muscles with clay) gave her creative ways to share anatomy knowledge. 

Linda currently teaches the musculoskeletal classes at the Center and maintains private and on-site massage practices in Asheville.


CoryCory Noll, MA, DC
Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Instructor

Cory has dedicated his life to understanding human function and health.

He has studied at every level of his career human anatomy and physiology on a quest to understanding optimal function and wellness. His interest in neurosciences grew and eventually he undertook a Master’s Degree in Anatomy, and then obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Cory brings his clinical knowledge and anatomy teaching experience to the CFMNH. He focuses on optimal function and holistic care to help individuals improve their health.


Lawrence Hines, LMBTLawrence Hines, LMBT
Sports Massage Instructor

Lawrence Hines has been a working massage therapist for over a dozen years. In 2001 he helped to open the Grove Park Inn Spa and stayed on to work four and a half years.

In an earlier life he was a dancer, choreographer and teacher with BFA and MFA degrees in dance and was trained as a Certified Laban Movement Analyst. During those years he was also doing hands on bodywork for fellow dancers and teachers and was sought out to help ease the aches and pains of the dancers lifestyle. With all this movement in his background it is no surprise that he uses movement, both passive and active, in his work to create what he calls Fluid Release.


Rebecca WordRebecca R. Word, ND
Anatomy/Physiology/Pathology & Diet & Nutrition Instructor

Rebecca R. Word, ND is originally from eastern Tennessee and received her BA in fine arts and humanities from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1997.  She moved to Toronto, Ontario in 2001 and it was there that she attended the four year naturopathic medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine graduating in 2007 with the distinction of the Governor’s Award. 

After practicing for several years in Canada she has returned to the south and the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.  She now practices in Black Mountain, NC at Source For Well-Being, a multidisciplinary clinic.  She and her husband have two small children and love to hike, bike and generally breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Rebecca has a general practice and treats all ages and conditions.  She has a special interest in pediatrics, digestive complaints, women’s health, and detoxification.  Her approach leans heavily on naturopathic principles of education, individualized treatment, prevention, safety and treating the underlying cause of disease rather than symptom management.

Rebecca uses an eclectic style of treatment drawing upon one or several modalities for each client.  Each person may be instructed in the use of herbs, nutrition and diet modification, homeopathic remedies, hydrotherapy techniques and lifestyle counseling.  In addition, exploration of mental, emotional and spiritual health is always a part of a holistic investigation into an individual’s state of wellness.  


Tacy ApostolikTacy Apostolik, Reflexology Instructor

Tacy’s devotion to her work is exceedingly enlivening. Drawn from her own miraculous experiences, Tacy instructs with a zeal and buoyancy that leaves students inspired to expand their knowledge and eager for more of the exuberant energy she emanates.   

A decade has passed since Tacy’s love affair and in-depth instruction began in Aromatherapy while living in Kyoto, Japan. She has since acquired numerous Aromatherapy Certifications and taught extensively stateside and abroad.

Tacy is a Nationally Certified Reflexologist and an approved NCBTMB Educational Provider. She combines her expertise in both Reflexology and Aromatherapy to provide powerful therapeutic experiences for her clients and students alike.

She is passionate about educating others as to the awe-inspiring benefits of essential oils and her expansive knowledge and experience, coupled with her approachable teaching style, will certainly prove invaluable to you.


Carole LillyCarole Lilly, NCTMB, LMBT
Business & Marketing Instructor

Carole has a business degree from Auburn University and has worked with various firms including The Executive Committee, Panasonic, and Emory University providing marketing, management, and administration.

She is a graduate of the Center for Massage and Natural Health and has studied Myofascial Release with John Barnes and Esalen massage at the Esalen Institute in California. An entrepreneur at heart, Carole has established a private massage practice which blends both her business and massage backgrounds.


Chelsea BuncherChelsea Buncher, L. Ac., NCBMT
Oriental Medical Theory Instructor

Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist

Chelsea graduated from Center for Massage and Natural Health in 2004 and worked solely in the field of massage therapy for two years before attending Daoist Traditions College of Oriental Medicine in 2006 from where she received her Masters in Oriental Medicine in 2011. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as well as the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Chelsea practices acupuncture and massage therapy at Clasique Acupuncture and Pilates. She has a passion for sharing the ancient knowledge of Chinese Medicine with everyone around her and loves seeing this information empower and clarify any doubt in the body's ability to self heal.


Steve McLaughlinSteve McLaughlin, NCBMT, LMBT
Energy Work Instructor

Steve has taught at the Center for Massage & Natural Health since 1998.  He graduated from the Somerset School of Massage Therapy, is a Reiki Master, and has continued to study advanced massage and energy techniques. 

Steve has worked in spas in New Jersey and Bermuda and now enjoys a successful private practice and teaching a variety of massage modalities.


Corey CostanzoCorey Costanzo, M.A.
Somatic Psychology Instructor

Corey’s main pursuit are the Somatic Arts, and specializes in helping people to transform anxiety.

He earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Somatic (Body) Psychotherapy from the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and was formerly on the massage staff at the renowned Esalen® Institute and The Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, CA. His tools are a unique blend of Esalen® Massage, Craniosacral therapy and Didgeridoo and Tibetan bowl sound vibration healing.

Corey has a Somatic Coaching practice in Asheville, NC and holds Didgeridoo meditations across the US.


Stacy PazderkaStacy Pazderka, Master Herbalist
Herbology Instructor

Stacy discovered her love for herbal medicine and natural healing upon moving to Asheville in 2003.  She studied herbal medicine with Corinna Wood of Red Moon Herbs where she learned medicine making in the wise woman tradition.  

She is a graduate of the One World Healing Arts Institute where she studied with Mimi Hernandez, MS, RH (AHG) and expanded her medicine making skills as the manager of a large herbal apothecary since 2007.  

Stacy continues to explore natural healing and is a graduate of the Shanti Collective School of Energy Medicine, Yoga and Herbs and is currently serving clients through integrative intuitive healing sessions and flower essence therapy.  

Stacy enjoys spending as much time as she can with her husband, getting out into nature, and playing with her beloved animal friends.  She is devoted to expanding her knowledge of the healing arts and her continued studies include women’s herbal medicine, herbal first aid, Tibetan Reiki, and homeopathy.


Laurel Thompson 2012Laurel Thompson, BA, LMBT
Laws & Rules Instructor

Laurel serves as a guide and mentor for all students enrolled in the Center’s massage therapy program.  Deeply familiar with the curriculum having brilliantely held this position in the past, and blessed with a deeply caring heart, she thoughtfully assists students on their path to graduation.  Look to Laurel for help planning absences, organizing make-up work, and meeting your academic goals.

Born the daughter of an LMT and raised in the Ozarks with yoga, massage, and plenty of Mother Nature, Laurel grew up uniquely attuned to the human body.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology/Sociology and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist herself since 2009.  After working as a therapist for a spa and an acupuncture clinic, Laurel now practices privately.

Surprisingly powerful for her small stature, Laurel likes dishing out focused deep tissue massage to clients with neck and back pain. She also enjoys homesteading and especially loves flowers and goats, in addition to people.  Thoughtful, organized, and determined, Laurel works closely with staff and students to sustain a harmonious learning environment.


Jenny BourdetteJenny Bourdette, LMBT
Teaching Assistant

Jenny Bourdette is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork therapist here in Asheville and brings 8 years of experience in eastern and western modalities of bodywork.  Jenny grew up in NJ and received her BA in Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  After working in the corporate world for 13 years, she realized her true passion was facilitating mind body connection and her path led her to the International School of Shiatsu in Doylestown, PA in 2004.  Jenny has also been a Yoga enthusiast for 12 years.  During her studies at Shiatsu school, her yoga practice intensified and she began to teach Beginner’s Ashtanga yoga to small private groups and Kids’ yoga to children in grades K-8.  Teaching yoga not only enhanced her personal practice but also her massage and bodywork skills.  Once she began to experience the numerous benefits of massage and yoga in her own life, she knew she had to share this with others and decided to make Massage Therapy a full-time career.

Prior to living in Asheville, Jenny lived in Portland, OR, where she attended the East West College of Healing Arts.  After receiving her Oregon license, she practiced at the East Burnside Wellness Center where she partnered with a psychologist, a chiropractor, and other bodywork professionals to provide the most holistic treatment plans to their clients.  Jenny moved to Asheville in 2010 and has been working for Sensibilities Day Spa full-time and maintaining a private Shiatsu practice on the side.  She specializes in Shiatsu, Therapeutic and Deep Tissue massage.  

Jenny loves the beauty that Asheville has to offer and enjoys hiking and exploring the mountain trails.  She plans to eventually build a self sustaining home where she can have vegetable, herbal and floral gardens of her own, and pursue her secondary passion, beekeeping.


Continuing Education Staff

The Center for Massage & Natural Health is proud of the quality of its Continuing Education Instructors. They bring to their teaching the highest standards and ethics in this rapidly evolving profession.

Our CE instructors are eager to share their knowledge, wisdom and enthusiasm with massage therapists from around the world, and to help add wonderful massage and bodywork modalities to the options these therapists can offer to their clients.

Please visit our Continuing Education workshop listing to see who is teaching a specific workshop. The list below reflects continuing education instructors that we have had as presenters for our workshops.


Kim LeibowitzKim Leibowitz, L. Ac., NCBMT
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Instructor

Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist and Teacher, Kim Leibowitz, is the owner of Sylva Acupuncture & Wellness Center in Sylva, North Carolina.

He received his Holistic Health Practitioner Certification from Heartwood Institute in Garberville, California in 2002 and his Master of Acupuncture degree from the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture  in Hallandale, Florida in 2007. He is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as well as the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Kim teaches Therapeutic Massage, Qi Gong and Tai Chi. He successfully completed a two year Medical Qi Gong program at the The Academy for Five Element Acupuncture  and is a certified Pan Gu Shen Gong instructor. Along with Five Element Acupuncture he practices various forms of Therapeutic Massage, the Tong Ren healing method, and Chinese herbal and nutritional therapy. He has worked as a volunteer in Telluride, Colorado at a community acupuncture and massage clinic treating persons not able to afford regular treatment.

Prior to becoming a holistic health practitioner and acupuncturist, Kim received his BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego.


Steve McLaughlinSteve McLaughlin, NCBMT, LMBT
Energy Work Instructor

Steve has taught at the Center for Massage & Natural Health since 1998.  He graduated from the Somerset School of Massage Therapy, is a Reiki Master, and has continued to study advanced massage and energy techniques. 

Steve has worked in spas in New Jersey and Bermuda and now enjoys a successful private practice and teaching a variety of massage modalities.


Linda PannullloLinda Pannullo, NCBMT, LMBT, 1389

Linda received her BA in 1979 from the University of Connecticut, and graduated from the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, FL in 1989.

Linda’s generous spirit and innate warmth coupled with her vast wisdom of the human body imbue her practice and teaching with great understanding and sincerity. Her passion for massage has endured as she has received numerous certifications in advanced modalities such as Positional Release, PNF Stretches, Reflexology, and Deep Tissue Massage. Today,

Linda maintains her private massage practice and has been a highly revered instructor with CFMNH since 2001, presenting courses in Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology, Hydrotherapy, Reflexology and Deep Tissue Massage.


Pamala Martin Jurek

Pamala Martin Jurek, NCBTMB, LMBT No. 2488

Pamala is the quintessential embodiment of organic goodness and enchanted optimism. The hallmark of her work being her ability to easily communicate even the most complex ideas and deliver them within an envelope of unrestrained care and truthfulness. Her background is methodical, but her craft is astutely intuitive.

Her career within the health, fitness and spa industries has been life-long. In 1998, she graduated from the highly esteemed Laura Norman & Associates Reflexology School of New York. Each involvement naturally leading to the next, she has received extensive training in Medical Massage and Reiki to name a few. Pamala thrived as an artistic, heart-centered practitioner during her nearly five-year career with the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, North Carolina. Her contributions within the development of their Aromatherapy and Reflexology offerings were great, garnering many accolades. Today, Pamala’s wisdom and passion continue to nurture and inspire through her work as an instructor with CFMNH and as a thriving independent Massage Therapist.  


Robin FannRobin Fann, LMBT

Robin's warm presence, unmistakable glow and collective breadth of experience and wisdom make her an industry jewel.  For over 16 years, Robin lived, studied and instructed within one of the countries most renowned therapeutic environments, the Esalen® Institute of Big Sur, California.  


Robin is one of a very few select instructors offering Esalen® Massage training outside of The Institute. Robin’s list of credentials, involvements and certifications is vast having received extensive training in CranioSacral therapy, Somatoemotional Release, Gesalt Therapy, Somatic Coaching and 5-Rhythms Dance, to name a few. Robin’s intense love for the work and equally passionate teaching is sure to inspire.


Sunny KlaberSunny Klaber, CMT, MA

This introductory-level course will be facilitated by internationally-recognized Thai Yoga Massage instructor Sunny Klaber. Sunny’s contagious passions for yoga, dance, Buddhist philosophy and massage strongly influence her unique approach to practicing and teaching this ancient healing art.  Her extensive knowledge of and respect for these disciplines creates an environment which honors the sacred roots of Thai Yoga Massage, while gracefully infusing it with fresh applications and innovations.  

Sunny is currently on the faculty at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy and runs an educational travel company called Integral Travel (www.integraltravel.com) which offers Thai Yoga Massage retreats in Thailand, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica and  Adventures in Healing programs in Thailand and Tibet.


Tacy ApostolikTacy Apostolik

Tacy’s devotion to her work is exceedingly enlivening. Drawn from her own miraculous experiences, Tacy instructs with a zeal and buoyancy that leaves students inspired to expand their knowledge and eager for more of the exuberant energy she emanates.   

A decade has passed since Tacy’s love affair and in-depth instruction began in Aromatherapy while living in Kyoto, Japan. She has since acquired numerous Aromatherapy Certifications and taught extensively stateside and abroad.

Tacy is a Nationally Certified Reflexologist and an approved NCBTMB Educational Provider. She combines her expertise in both Reflexology and Aromatherapy to provide powerful therapeutic experiences for her clients and students alike.

She is passionate about educating others as to the awe-inspiring benefits of essential oils and her expansive knowledge and experience, coupled with her approachable teaching style, will certainly prove invaluable to you.


Grace ScarboroughGrace Scarbrough, NCBTMB, LMBT No. 4882

Grace’s highly acclaimed collective career as both an instructor and therapist has flourished for close to 17 years.  Certainly, her signature sense of humor and palpable, grounded authenticity have lead many to extol the praises of not simply her work, but of Grace as a delightful, insightful human being.

She received her Master’s of Science in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 1995.  In 1999, Grace attended the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy in Winter Park, Florida and furthered her education with Thai Massage in 2002 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She also achieved Yoga Instructor Certification in 2008. Grace has instructed within a variety of educational environments and is passionate about the student experience as she herself maintains a voracious hunger for expanding her understanding of the human journey from a heart-centered perspective.

Grace maintains a thriving massage practice in Asheville, North Carolina. Her unmistakable passion for teaching, massage, and yoga come to life through her deep-feeling and attentive approach to this unique healing art.


JaciJaci Daley, LMBT

Jaci Daley, a native of South Africa, has enjoyed living in Brevard, where she has worked in various Spas’ and has developed her own business specializing in sports and therapeutic massage. As a massage therapist for over 25 years, she is qualified in Reflexology, Color Therapy, Reiki, Thai, Hawaiian and Swedish massage.
 
Before immigrating to the USA, she owned and taught at the Center for Health, Education, Communication and Development, where meditation and holistic health, as well as massage were the focus. With her passion for living a holistically balanced life, Jaci’s desire is to share and teach African Massage; which is an innovative form of bodywork combining mindful and active massage practices.


Professional Massage Therapists



Christopher CintronChristopher Cintron , NCTMB, LMBT
Professional Massage Therapist

In meeting Christopher, one is immediately impressed by his easy confidence, compassionate nature and instant likeability. In 1993, Christopher received his BFA in Performing Arts from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He later graduated from the highly esteemed Soma Institute National School of Clinical Massage Therapy in Chicago, Illinois in 2001.

For over a decade, Christopher has honed his skills within the healing arts community in multiple spa settings such as The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, North Carolina and as a private practitioner. Christopher’s longevity and success within this industry are a direct reflection of his heart-felt character and impeccable skills. We are delighted he has chosen to work with CFMNH.


Elizabeth EwingElizabeth Ewing, NCBMT, LMBT
Professional Massage Therapist

Elizabeth moved here in 2003 to study art at the University of North Carolina in Asheville.  

After a few years of metal casting, she shifted her focus to the healing arts. As a gymnastics instructor and lifelong athlete, Elizabeth has always had an insatiable desire for knowledge about the human body. "I am passionate about living a healthy life, and I strive to nurture the mind, body, and spirit every day."

Elizabeth is a graduate of the Center for Massage & Natural Health's massage school.


Wendy FlynnWendy Flynn, LMBT
Professional Massage Therapist

After spending 10 years working in the mental health field as a therapist, Wendy delved into massage therapy as a means to explore the mind-body connection.

Wendy believes that massage is a powerful way to reduce stress, depression and anxiety and release emotions stored in the body. In addition to providing relaxation, Wendy loves to reduce acute and chronic pain, whether it be from injury, illness, or repetitive use. Wendy is also a Reiki practitioner in the Usui tradition, having attained the third level, Advanced Reiki Training (ART).

Wendy is a graduate of the Center for Massage & Natural Health's massage school.


Ashton RatzlaffAshton Ratzlaff, LMBT
Professional Massage Therapist

Ashton moved to Asheville from Kansas in the fall of 2010. Looking to relocate to a fun and vibrant city while beginning her education in the healing arts, she heard of our massage school in eclectic Asheville, amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Smitten, she packed up her life and graduated from our Massage & Bodywork Certification program here at the Center for Massage and Natural Health the following year.

Ashton is now a receptionist for the Therapy Center and a practicing massage therapist.