Kidd Photography, Apex
William Dickinson

I thoroughly enjoy being a massage therapist. I have a passion for helping people and, as a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, I use the skills I’ve been taught, from my initial time in school, through various continuing education opportunities, to what I’ve learned from other therapists, and other providers, along the way, to most effectively provide care to those who come to me.

My passion for teaching is similar. I enjoy helping others succeed! This is especially true among my colleagues, and others, who work from the heart to serve the needs of their clients.

I recognize that, when it comes to managing and promoting your business on social media, not everyone finds it intuitive. For some, that’s putting it mildly – it can, in fact, be very frustrating. I’ve found, however, that once certain knowledge gaps are filled, and tools provided to assist the process, most people can become comfortable, even confident, with utilizing social media for their business.

The director of Bodywork Therapy Seminars (BTS) recruited me after noticing my own presence online and on social media and learning that I coach and teach classes on the subject matter. I’m happy to be a part of the team of instructors at BTS. You will see me involved with, obviously, social media offerings but you may also find me teaching ethics and other business courses, too. I look forward to meeting you in class!



Laura Landsiedel Ford


Laura Landsiedel, creator of the I-NMT continuing education series and I-NMT medical massage certification program and Director of Hands On Health’s Bodywork Therapy Seminars, is a certified St. John’s Neuromuscular Therapist since 2000, group practice clinic owner since 2002, and has been practicing and teaching bodywork since 1996. Course work designed and developed by Laura Landsiedel includes Foam Rolling, Glide Cupping, Movement Repatterning, Treatment Planning, Ethics, Myofascial Solation, and the I-NMT continuing education course series and medical massage certification. Laura is passionate about providing a quality continuing education experience for bodywork therapists. Students have often commented on her use of analogy and visual guidance as skilled elements in her teaching style. She keeps you engaged in the classroom and challenges you to think outside the box. Her techniques are precise yet allow for room for each therapist’s individual style. Laura’s humor also allows for lightness in a classroom filled with intense subject matter.

From January – July 2013, Laura joined the staff of the New Zealand College of Massage as a guest instructor. Her experience as lead instructor for the third year degree program is invaluable to her leadership within the I-NMT program and Bodywork Therapy Seminars. Since then, BTS has hosted one intern from NZ, Makarita Waiari, who is visiting us during her 3 month break between her first and second year. Perhaps some of you will meet her at our first course in the Spring 2014 series. Read her travel blog here:


Sheila Master
Sheila Master, NC LMBT 3664

NC LMBT #3664 | BS BA International Studies (NCSU)
We are honored to have Sheila Master as guest instructor for the Ethics: Human Trafficking classes.

Sheila is a versatile professional with over 15 years of inter-related experience primarily in the fields of education, health care and community outreach. Her primary focus has been on empowering at-risk and marginalized communities as well as more recently teaching ESL to the local, international community. She holds a BA International Studies from NCSU (graduated 2013) and studied massage therapy at Southeastern School Of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy (graduated 2002). Since 2006 she has practiced as a massage therapist at Remedy Clinic in Raleigh NC.

Master, Sheila, “Biomedical Hegemony, Cultural Resiliency, and Medical Pluralism in the Developing World” presented at the 22nd Annual North Carolina State University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Abstract available online at:


Donna Zubrod

Donna J Zubrod, MSc, MBA, LMBT, CD(DONA)
NC license #7120

I am a nationally certified and NC state Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist (license #7120). I completed my massage therapy diploma studies at the Body Therapy Institute in Siler City, NC, in 2006. My ongoing advanced training and certifications include the following treatment modalities, which I integrate as appropriate during my client sessions:

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®

Carole Osborne’s Advanced Pre and Peri-Natal Massage

Mercier Therapy for Women’s Optimal Pelvic Health

Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy & Fertility Massage

Integrated Neuromuscular Myofascial Technique

Medical Massage(Stephens) & CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger)

I have helped couples with fertility challenges to successfully conceive, have nurtured and worked with expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy and postpartum, and have relieved clients from discomforts caused by stressful or active lifestyles, women’s wellness issues, traumatic accidents and surgeries.  I have attended many client births and I have achieved Birth Doula certification from DONA International.

Dr. Rosita Arvigo is my teacher and mentor. I am a certified practitioner with advanced training in preconception wellness, fertility enhancement, and pregnancy of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. I have assisted at many classes the Arvigo Institute offers and recently achieved certification to teach one day and 2.5 day Self-Care classes. I recently co-edited a book with the Arvigo Institute – a compelling compilation of Arvigo therapy clinical case studies – Journeys in Healing: Inspiring Experiences of Arvigo Practitioners and Their Clients.

I  enjoy supporting couples towards having positive experiences and outcomes during the preconception wellness phase and throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. I have participated in fertility awareness forums and presented to infertility support groups. Many Bradley Childbirth student couples in the Triangle area have experienced my hands-on “Massage for the Expecting Couple” workshops where they learned how to use simple massage techniques to effectively relieve tension and discomfort while strengthening their connection to each other and their baby.  I have partnered with prenatal yoga instructors  in the Triangle area to offer  combined yoga and massage experiential workshops for expecting couples.  I also offer customized “Teaching 2Somes” sessions to couples at my Cary office and am a founding member of the Triangle Holistic Birthing Collective.

Outside of the massage studio and when not teaching, I indulge in yoga, pilates and bellydancing.  I look forward to snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies every winter with my family.

Read more about my wellness practice.


To learn more or register for one of the Arvigo® classes that will be held starting Spring 2017 at our Hands On Health facility in Cary NC, email Donna at

Julie Barton, NC LMBT and MS Ed with conditioning and sports science
Julie Barton


Julie is a graduate of Ohio University, with a Masters in Physical Education and Athletic Training. She is a Licensed Athletic Trainer (LATC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and NC LMBT. Julie’s knowledge of post-surgical rehabilitation, injury prevention and sports specific conditioning has afforded her the opportunity to work on an athletic population spanning from middle school through college athletics. Her continuing education in massage therapy includes Level 1 Certification Advanced Myoskeletal Alignment  Techniques, Upledger Institute CranioSacral Therapy, Level 1, Prenatal Massage, and Integrated Neuromuscular and Myofascial Therapy coursework for the Neck & Internal Jaw and Lumbar & Pelvis.

With over 17 years’ experience and education in sports medicine, one of  Julie’s many strengths as an instructor is her powerful clinical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology, specifically as they relate to medical conditions and sports related activities/injuries.  She is able to impart this knowledge in a way that is accessible to the practicing massage therapist interested in injury prevention, function, and recovery.

Courses taught by Julie at Bodywork Therapy Seminars:

  • Self Care for the Massage Therapist
  • Movement Repatterning & Foam rolling
  • Posture & Gait Assessment

Learn More About Julie Barton:

Visit Julie Barton’s Dynamic Bodywork Facebook Fan Page

Maureen Bertolo
Maureen Bertolo

Described as an innovative strategic thinker with experience in entrepreneurship, teaching, coaching, competency-based curriculum development, instructional design, assessment development, consulting, facilitation, talent management, recruitment, teamwork, program and organizational development, strategic planning, leadership, sales and marketing, process improvement and mentoring.

• Personal Strengths – The ability to build relationships, influence others, achieve collaborative results, multi-task, problem-solve, business and program development, project a credible, knowledgeable and enthusiastic attitude, create a team environment, and inspire others to do their best work within a multi-cultural environment.

• Curriculum Design and Delivery – Developed and/or facilitated 100+ customized training curriculums and programs in the subjects of leadership, supervision, management, communication, coaching, time, stress and conflict management, emotional intelligence, meeting facilitation, teacher training, presentation skills, and peer coaching. Clients: National and Global – Range from Fortune 500’s to start-ups. Diverse Industries include banking, technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical, education, non-profits, state and local governments, wellness and health care.

• Certifications
– Professional Coach – Performance and Business
– Certified Master Level Trainer
– Nationally Certified and State Licensed Massage Therapist
– Certified DiSC, Myers Briggs and Emotional Intelligence Facilitator
– PeerSpective Facilitation

Author: Bringing Out The Best In Yourself and Others

Specialties: Teaching
Organizational Development
Instructional Design and Customized Curriculum Development
Assessment design
Program Development and Management
Teacher Training
Talent management
Leadership Development (Business and Education)
Stragetic Planning