Miriah M. Wyrick Hamilton, LMT (WA License #MA0016151)
Owner of Touched By Angels Massage & Spa
Miriah graduated from Ashmead College-Seattle Massage School in 2001. She began her full time journey and passion as a massage therapist and healer in 2004. Miriah opened her own business immediately and became successful. Some of her spa treatments include an infrared sauna for her clients to enjoy and airbrush tanning. She finds new ways to continue making her business grow, and teaching others how they can do the same.
Miriah is a very enthusiastic woman with a lot of drive, passion, and love for life. She Loves to massage and she loves to teach, these are two of her passions!
Miriah teaches Continuing Education classes for LMP’s. Her classes include Body & Soul Buffet, and Ethics with a sprinkle of marketing. Her classes are small so that you get the most education and can learn from each other so just come enjoy, learn and relax! She is very creative and has recently became the new owner of Massage Education & Training! We are excited to have her on board!
Tianne Curtiss, LMT (WA. Lic# MA00013133)
Tianne Curtiss Essential Oil Coach, Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, Educator
(WA. Lic# MA00013133/RF60394405)
Tiannes passion for reflexology has been with her for as long as she can remember and now combines that with another passion of hers, essential oils. As a teen living abroad she was introduced to a variety of natural healing experiences and this lead her to a career helping others heal.
She graduated from Seattle Massage School 1999. Began studying Essential Oils in 2004. In 2005 she completed a 300 hour reflexology certificate course, and began teaching shortly after. In 2015 she graduated as a Life Coach from SLCT. In 2018 she added a certificate in Essential Oil Coaching.
Tianne spent 10+ years involved with the AMTA-WA Chapter. Her classes are fun and interactive, while gaining powerful treatments and techniques to address health issues from a different perspective.
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Shuna Morelli, LMT (WA. Lic # MA 00021562)
Shuna is an upbeat and entertaining instructor who is known for her clarity and ability to teach in a way that makes learning new concepts easy and enjoyable. She is passionate about the profession of massage therapy and has successfully treated people with soft tissue injuries for over 19 years in various chiropractic offices and in her practice at Steilacoom Orthopedic Massage Therapy.
She has been a kinesiology and massage skills instructor in Oregon and Washington for the past 22 years, and has taught high school anatomy and biology for 18 years in Michigan, Guam, and Oregon.
Shuna has developed a series of continuing education classes called “Morning Minis™,” designed to give the busy massage professional a variety of short, focused bites of skill-based information and practice in 4, 5, or 6 hour sessions.
She holds a Masters Degree in Secondary Science Education from the University of Oregon.
Marybeth Berney, LMT (#MA00003038)
Marybeth Berney has been a full-time licensed massage therapist in Washington since 1985. As soon as she was eligible (licensed for 3yrs.), she began working as an examiner for the Washington State Department of Health, Board of Massage. Thus began her fascination and interest in the regulation, policy and politics of our profession.
From 1993 – 2001 Marybeth was a Washington State Board of Massage member. During those years she participated in Rule writing, creating minimum curriculum requirements and creating an approval process for WA board approved massage programs.
In 2007 Marybeth was appointed to the American Massage Therapy Association Washington Chapter (AMTA-WA) Board of Directors as Secretary. She spent almost 10 years as a volunteer for AMTA-WA serving as Secretary, Government Relations Director, 1st Vice President and President.
In 2015 Marybeth joined a bunch of other passionate WA massage therapist and became a part of what is now the Washington State Massage Therapy Association (WSMTA). She is the current President.
Along with regulatory and association work during her career, Marybeth also provided Expert Consultant/Witness services. She contracted with the Washington State Department of Health-Legal Services Unit on many occasions, providing expertise in Standards of Practice in the massage profession. She has also contracted with several legal firms acting as an Expert Witness in civil cases brought against massage practitioners.
Marybeth is passionate about sharing her expertise and experience with other massage therapist and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lavon Watson, LMT (#MA00010917)
Lavon served as a commissioned police officer in Washington State from 1976 until 1996, with much of his career having been in the investigation’s unit at Redmond Police Department, having served as the investigation’s unit supervisor for nearly six years. Seeking a career change in 1996 he attended the Brian Utting School of Massage and has been a licensed massage therapist since 1997.
Since 2008 Lavon has combined his diverse skill set to become an expert on how illegitimate massage influences the massage profession here in our state and elsewhere, while also developing an understanding of how human trafficking has found its way into our communities in its various forms, including through illegitimate massage businesses.
Lavon not only teaches professional ethics to massage therapist, as an NCBTMB approved instructor, but also provides personal safety training as part of his classes, thus allowing massage therapists to be safer in their work. Lavon has testified before legislative committees in Olympia on several occasions and works with the two state massage board approved bilingual, Chinese massage programs in Washington. Lavon also has served as a consultant for Washington Engage, an anti-trafficking non-profit here in our state.
Lavon’s current business, Watson Consulting Services, focuses on training, expert testimony and advocacy and can be reached at: email@example.com
Jennifer Chan, LMT (#MA60324770)
Jennifer Chan started her massage career in 2007 on the east coast but moved to Washington State in 2011. It was Jennifer’s clients who introduced her to CHABA (Cannabis Health and Beauty Aids) and the concept of cannabis infused products shortly after the medical and recreational markets came into existence. From there Jennifer gradually began researching the potential of these products as well as their legal implications for use in her practice. Over time, Jennifer came to be a knowledgeable expert on the subject and when Q-13 News wanted to do a segment on cannabis infused massage products they turned to her as their information source.
Later, when the current CHABA law was being introduced into legislation, Jennifer was one of the first to promote the law, helping to get the bill passed and onto the books here in our state. Jennifer also played a role in getting CHABA included in the FAQ section of the Department of Health website:
On a personal note: Jennifer is an active member of NORML Women of Washington and is an animal lover and a pit bull advocate, working to end breed specific legislation and also goes on monthly search and rescue missions for the homeless with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.
Jennifer Chan can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Atkinson, LMT,NMT #MA0006224
MARY ATKINSON, LMP, NMT has worked intensively with TMD clients for nearly 30 years and is well known for her work in this field. She has provided numerous workshops, seminars and lectures to TMD patients, dentists, massage therapists and other health professionals and has received the highest praise and feedback for effective “nuts and bolts” training that can be put into practice immediately.