Betty Brzuchac, L.M.T. Licensed Practitioner of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Betty Ann Brzuchac, L.M.T.
Specializing in Zentherapy® and sports massage
2475 Brookshire Dr., #8-135
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Since 1974, long before I became licensed in massage and certified in bodywork, I was a client. I know firsthand how these therapeutic modalities release pain, even the intense and burning pain caused by inflammatory conditions such as bursitis and tendonitis. In the mid '80s, I learned about my pain and my body from a bodyworker. The therapy enabled me to release pain, continue with my physical activities, and feel happier too. This was immeasurably better than the drug therapy prescribed by an orthopedic physician several months earlier.
Practitioner of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
qualifications in massage:
NYS Licensed in massage therapy, Nov. 1994 (Lic. No.: 007200)
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), Jan. 1994 (Cert. No.: 6858)
Certified (3rd degree) in Zen Bodytherapy® and (2nd degree) in Zen Triggerpoint Anatomy®, International Zentherapy® Institute, Inc., Honolulu, HI.(1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999)
Private practice, full-time, in therapeutic massage and bodywork since Nov. 1994
More than 80 hours of pre- and post-event sports massage:
The Boston Marathon, April 1994
Men's Gymnastic Competition, ECAC division, UMASS, May 1994
Massachusetts Special Olympics, Aug. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997Men's Gymnastic Competition, ECAC division, UMASS, May 1994
American Lung Association Autumn Adventure Bike Trek, Sept. 1995 and 1996
Freihofer's Run for Women, May 1998, June 1999, and June 2000.
Golf Days for Sch'dy Chamber of Commerce and the NYS Automobile Dealers Assn.
Miami City Ballet Company, April 17, 2002, Proctor's Theatre.
Working with some of the NY Giants, Albany Firebirds, as well as many college athletes.
Albany Damien Center, from 3/02 to present. Therapeutic massage for people living with HIV (6 contact hours per month).
Active member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), fully insured.
Member of the Schenectady Co. Chamber of Commerce.
Conducted student seminars in sports massage at RPI and SUNY Albany (1997 & 1998)
Taught English as a second language to a small group of Russian immigrants 1982 through 1986 as a literacy volunteer of Schenectady Co. (Jan Rose, director)
massage and bodywork
Stillpoint Center School of Massage, Graduated July 1994.
Certified practitioner of Zen Bodytherapy® December 1995; second level, June 1997; third level, October 1998. Zentherapy® is a method of energy work and bodywork created from the protocol of Dr. Ida Rolf, the teachings of Moshe Feldenchris and Tanouye Tenshin Rotaishi, a Zen Buddhist priest. See brochure for details.
Certified practitioner of Zen Triggerpoint Anatomy®, May 1996; second level July 1999.
Reiki Level 1 training, Feb. 1998
Reiki Level 2 training, July 1998 with Jean Hampel.
AMTA Conferences, NYS Chapter, March 1996 (9 CEU's) and April 1997 (12 CEU's).
Human dissection with Gil Hedley, Newark, NJ, July 1999. This is an excellent six-day (42 hours) intensive and challenging exploration of the human form.
Sports Massage Workshop with James Waslaski (16 hours), December, 1996.
Sports massage (Tuina), Olympic Training Center in Beijing, May 1995 (30 hours).
Nuad Bo Rarn, Ancient Thai Massage, Levels I and II (60 hours). Studied in beautiful, exotic Thailand at the School of International Thai Massage in Chaing Mai, November, 2000. Levels III and IV (60 hours), November 2002. Sometimes referred to as "lazy man's yoga", Thai Massage is a form of bodywork utilizing two-person yoga postures, stretches, and energy-enhancing techniques along the body's Sen lines.
2005 Bio aquatics with the Upledger Institute.
college and graduate school:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Technical Writing and Editing, MS degree 1984.
State University of NY at Fredonia, liberal arts with majors in English and psychology, BAS degree, 1973