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Crystal Salt

Your Instructors

NCGTMB Approved Continuing Education Providers Jim Berns #296455-00 and Melissa Malm #1000511
Melissa Malm, LMT (OR Lic #17972)
Registered Ortho-Bionomy Instructor

Melissa Malm has been a practitioner of massage and bodywork since1997. She studied at the National Holistic Institute and the Acupressure Institute. Melissa is an Advanced Practitioner and in 2020 became a Registered Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy. Melissa's teaching encompasses deep anatomical knowledge, curiosity to explore new options, and refreshingly specific descriptions of hands-on techniques that can lead to further student insights, even in online classes.

Jim Berns, Registered Ortho-Bionomy Advanced Instructor

Jim Berns has taught internationally for over forty years. He is co-author of Ortho-Bionomy: A Practical Manual. Jim was trained by Arthur Lincoln Pauls, D.O., the founder of Ortho-Bionomy. A certified massage therapist since 1979, he was named 2013 Educator of the Year by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA.) Jim brings to his teaching detailed information, a compassionate heart, and a unique sense of humor.

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