Marjorie Brook, LMT, CIMI, International Educator/Therapist
From the very start of her practice as a Massage Therapist, Marjorie Brook recognized the importance of treating scar tissue. As an Advanced AIS practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer, she trained under and assisted Aaron Mattes (pioneer of AIS) across the United States and Canada. Marjorie's experiences contribute to the perspective that has allowed her to develop 2 specialized techniques: F.A.S.T. Release Method™ , and F.A.S.T. Therapy™. She offers seminars and lectures on both techniques throughout the US, Canada and Europe.
Marjorie has also authored two series of stretching manuals, Flexibility First: A Fitness Approach for Life for the gerneral Population and Flexibility First: The Profesional Series for Healthcare Providers. The manuals present the information in an easy user friendly format featuring the FAST Release Method
Marjorie founded Brook Seminars Bodywork Education in 2007 with the intention of sharing her knowledge to enable a more satisfying bodywork experience to all who care to learn. Ms. Brook has been a Nationally Certified, NYS Licensed Massage Therapist since 1997. In addition to her commitment to teaching, Marjorie has a private massage therapy practice, A Kneaded Break that caters to both healthy and special needs children and adults.
What I like best about teaching bodywork:
The most rewarding aspect of my efforts is seeing the light in the eyes of my students when they "get it" - when they realize that they can truly make a difference in their own lives and those of their clients. And then to receive feedback that they and their clients have achieved amazing results because of the techniques I have taught them.
My teaching style:
I understand that people learn and process information differently so my presentations are tailored to reach across that spectrum. Humor and group participation are vital in creating an atmosphere of comfort and it engages students to ask questions as well as contribute information. As I must understand my students, I emphasize that they must know their clients - in addition to proper body mechanics- in order to be successful.
On the horizon:
I'm currently working on a series of comprehensive DVDs for body balancing with stretching & strengthening utilizing FAST Therapy protocols, which are expected to be released in early 2013. The DVDs will present the information in an easy user friendly format featuring the FAST Release Method.
Approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.
Meets current standards for continuing education for both the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the State of Florida.
Approved by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC) to provide continuing education for Athletic trainers.
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists, Inc. (NYSSMMT)
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
International Association of Infant Massage
Nationally Certified, NYS Licensed Massage Therapist since 1997
Advanced Active Isolated Stretching Practitioner since June 2003
Certified Infant Massage Instructor since 1997
Certified Myofasical Release since 2003
Certified Soft Tissue Release since 2000
Certified Thermal Paraffin Wax Therapy since 1999
Certified Reiki Practitioner since 1997
F.I.T. Certified Personal Trainer since 1996
1997 The New Center Wholistic Health, Education & Research, Syosset, NY
Massage Therapy Certificate - Academic Excellence Award
1988 S.U.N.Y Oswego, Oswego, NY
Bachelors of Art Degree Communications Arts