LMT, M.Ed., Licensed Brain Gym Instructor
For over 15 years, Josh has worked with students, parents, educators, schools, and nonprofits building avenues for meaningful student and parent involvement in schools and communities. Josh completed his master’s degree in education from the University of Denver in 2004. During this time, he also became licensed in Brain Gym® or movement-based learning. In 2004, Josh and Clara traveled to Thailand to study Thai Massage with Master Pichet Boonthume. Pichet inspired Josh to begin a meditation practice, which has led to a deep connection to Tibetan Buddhism. Josh completed his massage certification at Denver Integrated Massage School in 2011. In 2014, Josh began taking an advanced massage course with Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado’s founder, Mark Manton. Josh has dug deep into joint range of motion, myofascial release, and Traditional Chines Medicine, taking this year long class twice. Josh was just recently asked to be a teacher assistant for 2020’s advanced massage course. Josh brings his complete presence to his massage sessions. In addition to being meditative and relaxing, Josh’s massages are strong and effective. Finally, Josh has been studying functional movement massage with Jay Kratz over the past two years.
I bring a variety of approaches that meet my clients’ individual needs and concerns. I believe Educational Kinesiology and Massage helps us better understand ourselves, which empowers us to be in charge of our lives and learning.
Regarding Edu-K/Brain Gym, I enjoy working with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and motivation issues, as well as improving academic skills (reading, writing, speaking, memory) and physical skills (hand-eye coordination, eye teaming, balance). As a Massage Therapist, I enjoy working with acute and chronic pain, athletes, injuries and prevention, as well as improving flexibility, posture, movement and balance.
Education & Training:
- Functional Movement Massage, Denver, 2018-2019
- MTIC Year 2 Advanced Massage course, 2014-2017
- Licensed Brain Gym Consultant, Educational Kinesiology Foundation, Ventura, CA, 2011
- Licensed Massage Therapist, Denver Integrative School of Massage, Denver, CO, 2011
- M. Ed., University of Denver, Denver, CO, 2004
- B.A. Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1995
Hobbies & Interests:
- Family Time
- Tibetan Meditation