I have been a certified massage therapist since 1989, nationally board-certified in 1992, and am certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork by the State of New Jersey.  Certification # 26BT 00056900.  I am also a student of eastern spiritual philosophies, the focus of which is peace and love.
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COLLEGE EDUCATION
B.A.  Psychology—Rutgers University, magna cum laude
M.A.  Psychology—Montclair University

EXPERIENCE
Full-time private practice since 1989. Serving individuals with stress, acute and chronic conditions, both physical and spiritual.

MASSAGE THERAPY EDUCATION  (partial list)
Active and Assisted Stretching
Chronic Pain and the Energetic Perspective
Clinical Implications for Advanced Therapeutic Touch
Craniosacral Balancing
Emotional Freedom Technique Certification
Ethics in Bodywork
Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Injuries
Myofascial Release (Deep Tissue) Certification
Practice Strategies for Teaching Therapeutic Touch
Reflexology
Reiki Master Certification
Russian Medical Massage Certification
Shiatsu Certification
Sports Massage Certification
Swedish Massage Certification
Therapeutic Touch Certification
Trager Approach
Working with Emphysema, Stroke, and Parkinson's Disease
Zero Balancing Certification

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Providing CEU’s for massage therapists and nurses
Basic Therapeutic Touch
Intermediate Therapeutic Touch
Advanced Therapeutic Touch

PAST AFFILIATIONS
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
   Past Chair of the AMTA Membership Entrance Examination
   Committee and in charge of Dispute Resolution
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
American Oriental Bodywork Therapy Association
American Holistic Medical Association
Nurse Healers – Professional Associates
Holistic Alliance International

PUBLISHED ARTICLES
In local and national publications and professional  journals
Persistent and Tricky Nerve Pain
Massage Therapy for the Surgery Patient
Pain and Edema after Surgery
Massage Therapy:  A Unique Diagnostic Tool
Massage Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s Disease:  Progression is Not “Hard-Wired”
Massage Therapy for Stress
Healing Touch for Stress Management
Massage and the National Institutes of Health
One More Step for Holistic Healing
Constipation in Infants
Trigger Points:  The Cause of Most of our Pain
Trigger Point Therapy
If Trigger Points Return
Swedish Massage
Therapeutic Touch
The Woman Behind Therapeutic Touch: Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN
Therapeutic Touch: Using Consciousness to Heal
Therapeutic Touch: Using Energy to Heal    Parts I, II, and III
How Therapeutic Touch Helps
Therapeutic Touch:  One Short Story
Therapeutic Touch:  You can Learn to Heal
You can Help or Heal Using Therapeutic Touch
Trina
The Right Touch
Pain: Not a Normal Part of Aging
Helping Person’s with COPD Breathe More Easily
The Benefits of Massage for COPD
Reflexology
Feet:  Roadmaps to Health
Why and How I Became a Massage Therapist
The Benefits of Massage
Sports Massage Rounds out Athletic Regimen
Zen Shiatsu
Russian Medical Massage
Myofascial Release

LOCAL RADIO
Body, Mind, and Spirit — Guest appearances
21st Century Health — Guest appearance

LOCAL CABLE TELEVISION
21st Century Medicine — Guest appearances
Natural Wellness:  Therapeutic Touch: Parts I and II — Guest
   appearances

I hosted and directed my own half-hour programs:
Healing Energy and Touch
The Healing Power of Touch
Using Energy to Promote Healing:  Part I
Using Energy to Promote Healing:  Part II
Russian Medical Massage for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary 
   Disease

LECTURES and SEMINARS  
Local and National
        Medical Support Groups
Parkinson’s Disease
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Asthma,
   Emphysema)
Cancer
Chronic Pain
Arthritis

        Broader Public
Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Library, Bookstores, Health Fairs, Women’s groups, “Alternative” health groups, Cosmetologists, Nurses, Nutrition groups, Church groups, YMCA, Seniors groups, Adult day care patients and staff, Professional secretaries


Zoe Elva Putnam
Phone   973-627-4833
Email   zoeelva@yahoo.com
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