Teresa Matthews

Teresa Matthews

Lecture Topic: Deep Tissue: The Right Way(with Functional Stretching)

So many times the term “Deep Tissue” is discussed. Learn the TECHNIQUES used to perform an effective Deep Tissue massage. Your clients will be amazed and totally understand this modality so often requested!! You will be given the tools, while using proper body mechanics, to give a wonderful Deep Tissue massage without hurting yourself!

Lecture Topic: Longevity in your Career as a Massage Therapist: Injury Prevention and Body Mechanics

Learn how to balance Health and Well Being to enjoy a long lasting career! This class will demonstrate ways a therapist can survive this career for decades!! Too often we hear of the professional not being able to handle the physical demands “the job” puts on the body. These tips will make your life so much easier and more efficient sessions. Your clients will be able to appreciate the difference in YOU!


Short Bio:

Teresa is a Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, National CE provider, World Champion Athlete and 3rd Degree Black Belt. For 18 years, she has owned and operated a successful Massage School in Jacksonville, Florida. Today, she continues to teach advanced massage training as a National Approved Provider for Continuing Education and also teacher her Personal Training Certification Program.

With over 30 years of experience in the fitness and bodywork industry, Teresa has taken healthcare to a new level by organizing Health, Wellness & Fitness Professionals, Inc. Her practice brings optimal therapy to her clients by combining massage and personal training bodywork. She specializes in Kinesiology, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Strength Training, Stretching & Flexibility, Self-Care and Self-Defense.

Teresa has been an NCBTMB volunteer since 2010 serving her profession on a National level. She has also held the volunteer position of Sports Massage Director with the Florida State Massage Therapy Association for many years, being awarded State Sports Massage Therapist of the Year in 2009 and Massage Therapist of the year with Florida Chiropractic Association in 2010. Most recently, Teresa is a Boston Marathon Finisher; she ran with Team Massage Therapy Foundation and raised $15,000 for Massage Therapy Research!

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