Lecture Topic: American GuaSha
This class introduces the tools of traditional Chinese medicine and how they support a Massage therapist using western scientific approach. This class demonstrates the benefits of using the scraping tools for Lymphatic draining, Myofascial release, and reducing inflammation.
Nathan Nordstrom graduated from East West College of healing arts in 2001 and PortlandState University in 2012. He is licensed in Georgia, Oregon and Washington State and is a Board Certified Massage Therapist and Body worker (BCMTB) by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Body workers (NCBTMB). He has gained experience by working in a retreat spa in Jackson Wyoming, medical offices, and owned a day spa in Portland, Oregon named Portland Center Spa. He has also managed the sports massage teams for the Rock and Roll Marathon in Savannah Georgia for 3 years from 2002 to 2005. He is most well-known for his deep stabilizing treatment of soft tissue dysfunction. Mr. Nordstrom taught massage in Oregon since 2004. In 2006 he helped in the writing and development of the Massage therapy curriculum at University of Western States Massage Therapy Program. He taught Ethics and communication, Survey of modalities, Sports, Orthopedic and recovery massage class, Instruction of Massage III, Medical massage,
Nutrition, and Clinic supervision. He recently resided in Savannah Georgia where he was the Therapeutic Massage Program Director at Virginia College’s Savannah Georgia Campus. In 2006 he applied to take his business (Educated Touch) from a massage therapy practice to the next level to include providing continuing education. He teaches continuing education nationwide for Educated Touch. He is most well-known for teaching classes in the application of ethics in daily life. He has also been teaching classes at anatomical displays such as Body Worlds exhibits called bodies and massage therapy. He is currently training instructors to teach his classes and develop their own classes so he can spend more time with other projects. He has been quoted in such publications as “Massage Therapy Journal” and “Massage” magazine. Mr. Nordstrom has been active in his professional association by serving as president of the Oregon Chapter of the AMTA, serving as an examiner for the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy (OBMT), and served two years as member at large and two years as Vise-President on the national board of directors of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). He has served as National President. He has assisted on committees for AMTA, AFMTE, FSMTB, NCBTMB, and is a trustee on the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF). He donates annually to the (MTF) to support and expand research on massage therapy. In 2010 he started an annual game night and silent auction called The Underground Foundation. This event donates 100% of the proceeds to massage therapy research. In 2015 he also rose over $15,000 for the massage therapy foundation running for them on a charity bib donated by the John Hancock Foundation in one of the most prestigious marathons in the country, the Boston Marathon. He would like your help. Please contribute to this cause by going to the Massage Therapy Foundations website at www.massagetherapyfoundation.org. Mr. Nordstrom is the
husband of Mrs. Elana Nordstrom and the father of four beautiful children (just ask him).