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iMassage Inc.
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“The techniques that you demonstrated last weekend have been a BIG hit so far. I have gone back to work with a renewed enthusiasm. One client said, 'You were a good massage therapist before, but the stuff you did today bumped you up at least three rungs on the ladder.' Thank you for all the wonderful demos and the great table-side instruction. I hope to attend another of your workshops sometime in the near future.
~B. Gibson, LMT, Winter Park, FL
Our Mission

imassage understands the success of the industry lies in the moments of interaction between therapist and client. All programs are designed to offer technical and interpersonal skills to strengthen this therapeutic relationship. Our goal is to assist in the development of a professional, healthy practitioner that exceeds client expectations.

Optimal Body Mechanics Eric Stephenson, LMT, NCTMB
Director, Massage Education

Eric creates continuing education focused on career longevity for massage schools, spas and professional organizations nationwide, specializing in teaching Deep Tissue Massage that doesn't harm the therapist or the client. All of his workshops focus on saving your hands with his "No Thumbs!" approach & Core Body Mechanics that help prolong your career. He is a former lead instructor of the Body Therapy Institute in Silk Hope, NC and The Lexington Healing Arts Academy in Lexington, KY. 

His presentations have included the American Massage Therapy National Convention, The International Spa Association Conference, The World Massage Conference, Esthetique Spa International Shows and AMTA state conventions.  Eric is a regular contributor to Massage Magazine.

Eric serves as the Director of Education for Elements Therapeutic Massage, the second largest massage provider in the country headquartered in Highlands Ranch, CO. In addition, he is a member of the International Spa Association (ISPA) Board of Directors in Lexington, KY.

This road warrior spends 35 weeks a year presenting to audiences nationwide. In his spare time, he works on becoming the fifth member of Van Halen.

E-mail Eric: eric@imassageinc.com

Chuck Haehlen, LMT – Workshop Assistant

Chuck is a graduate of the Lexington Healing Arts Academy in Lexington, KY where he currently has a private practice specializing in pain management at the school's professional clinic. He recently retired from the United States Postal Service after 37 years as a letter carrier in Wisconsin, Florida and Lexington. Chuck is a passionate cook- serving up anything that will fit in his “Big Green Egg” grill.

Tara Thompson, LMT, NCTMB

Tara Thompson is a lead instructor for imassage based in San Diego, CA. Tara has tremendous experience in the hands on management of massage and spa facilities, and is the former Assistant Spa Director at Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona, CA.  She served on the faculty of the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare and is the owner and founder of Downtown Omaha Massage.

Tara has a gift for creating a safe and encouraging learning environment in the classroom.  She provides mentorship to many therapists who seek to develop their work personally, professionally and within the community.
Client Experience Team
Debra Koerner
Co-owner, Author

For fifteen years, Debra kept the companies with which she worked healthy by using her expertise in creating spectacular customer experiences. However, the 60-hour weeks this former Fortune 250 executive invested in her career had an adverse effect on her own wellbeing: she became an overworked insomniac on the brink of a health crisis. 

Motivated by her desire to create a company in the massage industry that would help therapists extend their careers, she co-partnered with Eric to launch imassage, Inc. and Success From the Start: Business Skills for Massage Therapists with F.A. Davis Publishing.

Never staying still for long and fueled by a desire to make a difference in the world by bringing more awareness to natural health options, Debra created a television show titled  Journey into Wellbeing  which includes some of the world's leading health experts and wellness sanctuaries. The pilot episode premiered February 19, 2013 on PBS stations nationwide and can be watched 24/7.

Never resting for long, her latest endeavor is Well World Group, a firm focused on helping wellness businesses craft and deliver flawless customer experiences and she is in the process of launching Well World Productions, a full-service video and promotion company that “brings inspiring stories to life and shares them with the World.”

•  FB:  Journey into Wellbeing with Debra K
•  Twitter
•  Website
•  Recipe Redo Blog

E-mail Debra: debra@imassageinc.com
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