Meet Your Teachers

We have chosen some of the finest massage educators in the business to provide continuing education to you. All of our teachers are licensed, certified or otherwise duly credentialed to provide continuing education to massage therapists. Our teachers are NCBTMB certified and may also have certifications for states that have additional requirements. All of our teachers are either therapists themselves or are chiropractic physicians and all maintain or oversee a regular massage practice.

 

Paul Kirchhoff, LMT  

 
   

Bio:  Paul Kirchhoff, a massage school instructor at the time, discovered that business education in massage schools left much to be desired. He also noticed that many of the schools' graduates were not working to their expectations, and some of them, although very talented, had dropped out of the profession entirely. Realizing that business and marketing skills are completely different from technical skills, but just as important, Paul began teaching Marketing classes locally. These classes grew into what today is our WorkSmart series which soon grew to a national schedule. Paul founded the LMT Success Group in 1986 with the intention of helping other massage therapists to increase their business and marketing skills.

 

Provider Numbers: Florida MA #3716; FL CE provider #50-11423; NCBTMB Provider #450001-05

 

Classes:  Paul teaches Chair Massage and Massage Parties Series, the LMT Tax Workshop and Marketing Massage.

 

 


 

Harvey Feinstein, LMT, MMP

 
   

Bio:  Harvey has been a licensed massage therapist since 1980. He had a very successful chair and medical massage practice in Hallandale, Florida. In 1992, he was asked to share his successes with other massage therapists and began teaching for the LMT Success Group. He subsequently became a director of the company in 1999. When not teaching and tending to administrative duties, he maintains a private massage and medical-massage based practice.

 

Provider Numbers: Harvey is a Licensed Massge Therapist in the State of Florida, FL MA#4937; a Florida Provider FL CE#50-1143, #20-244174; NCBTMB Provider #450001-05; a Texas authorized provider, TX CE#0177, and certified in Mississippi (MS CE#MAP030) and Louisina (LA CE# LAP0067) for Day of the Back and Day of the Neck Courses.

 

Classes: Harvey teaches the Professional Level Series.

 

 


 

Shamaya Chah, LMT, MMP

 
   

Bio: Shamaya has been the owner and operator of Musculoskeletal Rehab, Inc., since 1983 and has over 30 years of experience in advanced therapeutic modalities and over 18 years of luxury spa background. Her mission as an educator is to provide a step-by-step protocol of each modality presented with the academic information inclusive of but not limited to: history; technique; understanding of the physiological processes; indications; contraindications and immediate practical usage of each technique and the ability to be effective in practical application.

 

Provider Numbers: Shamaya is registered with the Texas Department State of Health Services, License #CE0187; State of Florida Massage Therapist, License #MA4338; Continuing Education Provider for the NCBTMB, License #037776-00; Continuing Education Provider for the State of Florida, License #MCE-116.

 

Classes:  Shamaya teaches both levels of the Medical Massage Practitioner Program as well as NMT for TMJ and Lymphatic Drainage. Shamaya is also the instructor on the Medical Massage Practitioner Review DVD

 

 

Tamlynn (TC) Cameron, BS, LMT, AMMP, MMP               
   

Bio:  For 2 decades T.C. has been an International Medical Massage Instructor, as well as a Certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist.  Her passion for educating massage therapists in the field of Rehabilitation was inspired by her journey healing injuries incurred as a high school and college athlete.   Sensing that “relaxation massage” would not heal these injuries she has fervently searched for the most effective, cutting edge techniques to help people OUT of PAIN and then gone on to teach them to other therapists.

A University of North Texas graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology.  TC has worked primarily in the field of Sports Medicine and Manual therapy for the last 20 years. Her teaching experience includes Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and manual therapy techniques. 


Provider Numbers:  Texas and National #451091-09

 

Classes:  TC teaches all levels of the Medical Massage Practioner Certification and Advanced Medical Massage.

 
 
 

Nick Night, PTA, LMT, MMP

 
   

Bio:  When Nick is not practicing hand percussion, tai chi, or body surfing, he can be found in front of a class sharing his knowledge of manual therapies or in his massage practice at Warm Hands Therapeutics in Bisbee, AZ, using his hands-on skills to help clients and patients out of pain, stress and trauma.

 

Nick began his career as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Ohio in 1989. Soon after, finding that manual techniques provided the best results, he continued his education and earned a degree in Massage Therapy from Brenneke School of Massage in 1995. In 2000, he became certified in Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute. He earned his Medical Massage Practitioner Certificate from the LMT Success Group in 2008 and his Advanced Medical Massage Practitioner in 2011.  Nick is also a Personal Fitness Trainer.

 

He has been teaching the Medical Massage Practitioner Program for LMT Success Group since 2009 and has taught Cranio-Sacral therapies as well. He is pursuing his passion by helping students to learn valuable and effective manual healing techniques along with practice building skills and he strives to stay at the top of the field as an educator and provider of manual therapy techniques. One of the greatest joys of his life is hearing his students success stories of how the techniques they have learned have turned their patients lives and their practices around.

 

LMT License Numbers: AZ Lic. #: MT08447, NCBTMB #: 21257-00; CE Provider Numbers:  NCBTMB : 451430-10; FL #:50-13235

 

Classes:  Nick teaches the Medical Massage Practitioner CoursesArthrossage and CranioSacral Therapy.

 

 


 

Dr. Maria Chah, L.Ac., LMT, MMP

 
   

Bio: Maria Chah is a licensed massage therapist of 20 years specializing in advanced Medical Massage techniques and a licensed acupuncture graduate of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville, FL, with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Oriental Herbal medicine.  She has a successful practice working with other medical practitioners such as Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists and Medical doctors. Maria's experience with an array of modalities makes for a unique educational and therapeutic experience.

 

Provider numbers: Florida and NCBTMB #1266.

 

Classes: Maria teaches the Medical Massage Practitioner courses and Massage Cupping.

 

 

 

Mercedes Jordan, BA, LMT

 
   

 

Bio:  Mercedes has a backgound in education, and taught school for 13 years.  Her passion for healing led her to become a massage therapist in 1983.    In 1985, she married Christopher Jordan, a chiropractic physician and they opened Jordan Health Clinic.  At this time, Mercedes and Dr. Jordan started teaching advanced ceu classes for massage therapists, including neuromuscular and trigger point therapy, and healing touch.  In 1997, Mercedes became certified in Spa Therapies.  And in 1998, she became an esthetician.  Dr. Jordan and Mercedes then expanded Jordan Health Clinic to include a spa, hiring several therapists, and offering  facials, body treatments, waxing and nail services along with massage, chiropractic, and acupuncture.   Mercedes was also active with the Florida State Massage Therapists Association.  She was president of the Flagler-Volusia association in 1999, and in 2000 she received an achievement award from the FSMTA. 

 

In 2001, Mercedes studied Lypossage, and became very busy teaching Lypossage in Florida.  In 2003, she became a master trainer, able to teach nationally.  At this time she joined the LMT Success Group, teaching Lypossage.   Lypossage became so popular, that Mercedes taught Lypossage exclusively, becoming the top Lypossage trainer in 2005.  In  2009, she started teaching Lymphatic Drainage, along with Lypossage.  Presently, Mercedes has an active practice in massage and esthetics at Jordan Health Clinic & Day Spa, in DeLand, FL and teaches Lypossage and Lymphatic Drainage nationally. 

 

Provider numbers: NCBTMB number is 421104-00; Florida number MCE137, Florida CE Broker: 50-1333; approved to teach Lymphatic Drainage in New York State.

 

Classes:  Mercedes teaches Lymphatic Drainage and Lypossage.

 

 
Dr. Christopher Jordan, D.C.
 
 
   

Bio: Following his undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Christopher Jordan attended Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas, graduating in 1981.  He immediately began his practice as a chiropractic physician in DeLand, Florida.  From the start, Dr. Jordan incorporated massage in all of his chiropractic treatments.   After marrrying Mercedes in 1985, Dr Jordan and Mercedes opened Jordan Health Clinic, offering Chiropractic and Massage Therapy.  In 1989 Dr. Jordan started teaching advanced ceu classes for  massage therapists, including neuromuscular and trigger point therapy.  Dr. Jordan studied ayurveda with Deepak Chopra, M.D., and in 1996 was certified as a Magic of Healing instructor.  Following his certification, Dr. Jordan taught this course nationally for several years to lay people and as a ceu course for massage therapists.  During that time, he taught a Principles of Ayurveda class at the Florida State Massage Therapy Association convention.  In 1999 Dr. Jordan completed a course in acupuncture, passed his state boards, and incorporated acupuncture into his practice.  Dr Jordan served ten years on the executive board of the Flagler/Volusia Chiropractic Society.  From 1998 to 2001, Dr Jordan also served on the board of the Florida Chiropractic Association.   In 2006, Dr. Jordan was recognized by the Flagler/Volusia Chiropractic Society for his 10 years of service . In 2010, Dr. Jordan started teaching lymphatic drainage nationally with the LMT Success Group.  Presently, Dr. Jordan practices as a chiropractic and acupuncture physician and lifestyle counselor at Jordan Health Clinic & Day Spa in DeLand, Fl, and teaches Lymphatic Drainage nationally. 

 

Provider numbers: NCBTMB number is 421104-00; Florida number MCE137, Florida CE Broker: 50-1333

 

Classes:  Dr. Jordan has taught many continuing education classes for various modalities and presently teaches Lymphatic Drainage.

 

 


 

Lisa Agnew, MS, AT, MMP, LMT

 
   

Bio:   Lisa Agnew has more than twenty years of extensive training and professional experience in the field of Medical Massage and Bodywork Therapy.  She has comprehensive training in various techniques and modalities of bodywork, including Orthopedic Massage, Postural Analysis, Medical Massage, Kinesiology, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Sports Massage.  She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Health & Physical Education from Bluffton College and a Masters of Sports Science Degree in Sports Medicine from the United States Sports Academy and is a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner.



Throughout her extensive career, Lisa has held many distinctions, such as, working with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Frank B. Kelly, three time Olympic Gold Medalist Lori Harrigan, local entertainer Earl Turner, professional soccer players, professional dancers and so many others from the professional to the everyday ache and pain. She has been the Director of Education for several local Post Secondary Education Schools in the greater Las Vegas area as well as teaching for College of Southern Nevada and Central Texas.  She is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education through NCBTMB.



Lisa is currently a nationwide provider of advanced training instruction for massage therapists, conducts highly sought after Advanced Sports Massage and Sports Medicine continuing education classes and is the owner of Advantage Massage.

 

Provider Numbers: NCBTMB #450643-08

 

Classes:  Lisa teaches the Advanced Sports Massage.

 

 


 

Vicki Kemner Ramsdell, LMT, CTTMMP.I

 
   

Bio:  Vicki began the study of eastern forms of health and wellness back in the late 60's after being introduced to yoga. She studied Thai massage and was certified by Kam Thye Chow in Montreal and his teacher Asokananda of Thailand. She completed advanced Certification of Thai Medical Massage and Herbal Medicine with Pierce Salguero. In August 2009, she became a certified teacher of Traditional Thai Medical Message (TTMM), following in the Shivagakomarpaj lineage.

Vicki has worked as an adjunct professor of Traditional Thai Medical Massage at the three Missouri massage schools and currently teaches at the New York Institute of Massage in Buffalo, NY and Onondaga Massage School in Rochester NY where she teaches Thai Massage and Cupping. In 2010 Vicki started the Academy of Thai Massage and Energy Work. Vicki speaks internationally on Thai Massage, Thai Medicine and Therapeutic Cupping and is a sought after speaker. 

Vicki is a leading expert on the treatment of neuro-muscular diseases using Traditional Thai Massage and cupping. Her clientele range from those who suffer from life altering diseases such as MS, Parkinson’s, Diabetes and Arthritis to those who see her on a preventative basis.

Vicki’s love of Thai Medicine and her natural understanding of the body and spirit make her a perfect teacher to hand down this sacred art form. All of her classes are stimulating and packed with knowledge that only a therapist with thousands of hours of experience would have. She is a licensed massage and bodyworker, former EMT/Paramedic, Certified Yoga Instructor and taught meditation classes at area colleges. Vicki’s greatest teacher was a blind Thai who taught her the art of integrating hands and spirit with the client to heal and comfort.
 

Provider Numbers: NCBTMB #451454-10, New York State approved CE provider, Florida and Georgia CE Broker #50-13226.
 

Classes:  Vicki teaches Thai Yoga Massage and Massage Cupping.

 

 


 
Maria Ward, MS, LMT, MMP                                      
   

Bio:   Maria has been a massage therapist since 1999 and has been a yoga teacher since 1995.  She has studied with many great teachers in the field of massage and is experienced in Medical Massage, Thai Massage, Massage Cupping, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Lypossage, Arthrossage and spa services. She is passionate about movement with proper alignment as a means of well being and has studied the science of stretch. She has worked at luxury resorts, sports facilities and with private clients. She has had success in helping clients to increase their range of motion, improve strength, balance, stability, mobility, flexibility and posture and she has helped many clients to get out of pain. Maria also holds a Bachelors Degree in International Studies and a Masters Degree in Information Technology. She also acts as the New Media Director of the LMT Success Group.
 

Provider Numbers: NCBTMB #1075, Florida and Georgia CE Broker: 50-19570
 

Classes:  Maria teaches the Intro to Thai Yoga Massage class and EZ Back and Neck classes.

 

 


 

Michael McConnell, LMT

 
   

Bio:  Michael McConnell has worked and taught in the field of Massage Therapy and Stress Management for over 25 years. He is the President of Florida Wellness Centers, Inc. and teaches extensively throughout Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. His background as an instructor of Anatomy and Physiology, as well as his advanced clinical training in CranioSacral Therapy, Muscle Energy Technique, Somatic Therapy and Visceral Manipulation, brings additional depth to the courses that he teaches.

Provider Numbers: Florida MA 12017; Florida CE Broker Provider Number:  50-781; NCBTMB Provider Number: 149591-00
 

Classes:  You can take Foot Reflexology and the Live Florida Required Classes with Michael McConnell during renewal years.

   

 

   
Maria Farfan, LMT  

Bio:  Maria holds a B.A. in anthropology and philosophy from the University of North Florida and is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Florida from the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, FL. She is also an independent massage educator and an NCBTMB CEU approved provider. Maria's Thai massage training has been largely in Gainesville, FL under the tutelage of her long-time mentor and friend, Ariela Grodner director of the Bodhi Sangha School of Thai Massage. Additionally, she has traveled to Thailand to further her studies in Thai massage advanced techniques at the Sunshine Network School and TMC, and has spent time with recognized massage masters like Kam Thye Chow and Pichest.

 

Classes: Thai Massage and Thai on the Table.

 

          


 

 

For inquiries as to joining our team,
please provide detailed information regarding the type of class that you teach
and your qualifications as an instructor
to:
 
paul@lmtsuccessgroup.com.