Inner Works Massage and Training™: Educate, Empower and Advocate
Mission: Promote the use of safe, efficacious and evidence-based massage therapy and therapeutic bodywork, advocating for its inclusion in health benefits packages.
Values: Create a standard of care for massage and therapeutic bodyworkers, upholding Biblical principles.
About the Founder:
Rebekah graduated Potomac Massage Training Institute and became a Nationally Certified (now Board Certified) Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) Provider in 2008 while still on active duty in the US Navy. After 8-years of honorable service, Rebekah gained experience in the spa industry before becoming a Nationally Certified (now Board Certified) Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork-approved continuing education provider in 2013. She began to teach Intuitive Deep Tissue, Business, Ethics, and Self Care through Aromatherapy to licensed massage therapists. She also taught Anatomy and Physiology, Business and Ethics at Soothing Arts Healing Therapies School of Massage and Skin Care in Florida. She also volunteered with the Florida Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association as 2nd Vice President for more than a year.
After earning her Bachelor of Health Science in Health Administration at the University of West Florida in 2012, she changed full-time jobs and accepted a position with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Her passion in studying health administration was to bring reform and complementary integrative health – specifically massage therapy – to the Veteran population. Being a Veteran herself, Rebekah knows first-hand the complexities of the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of these men and women. Completing a Master of Science in Health Science with a focus in Health Education in January 2016 furthered her passion for research and education. Her desire to bring massage therapy to Veterans has driven her to continue to learn, advocate and advance the massage profession. As a user of VA Benefits and healthcare she wants to advocate as a patient and as a massage therapist. Rebekah has continued to work as a massage therapist, and continuing education provider part-time. She is also an adjunct instructor for ECPI University teaching health administration courses online.
The foundation of Rebekah’s life, including her work, is in her Christ-centered values. She hopes to revolutionize the massage and bodywork profession by applying Biblical principles into the ethics, values and standard of care for therapeutic bodyworkers.