Gloria C. Mathiesen, MA, LMT, LAC graduated in 1997 from Irene Gauthier’s Myomassology Institute located in her home state of Michigan. She has been providing therapeutic massage services ever since. Her experience comes from working within 5 star resorts, chiropractic clinics, upscale day spas, providing massage services for professional athletes, and now currently runs a private practice. Gloria is also a Usui Reiki Practitioner Master/Teacher.
In 2007, Gloria took her massage experience and expertise into the education realm and helped develop and instruct Pima Community College’s Therapeutic Massage Program in Tucson, Arizona as an adjunct faculty member. She continued this journey and became a national provider for NCBTMB in 2010. Gloria has provided continuing education for Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, along with public self-care workshops.
In addition to her Massage & Bodywork training, Gloria received her MA in Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University, Ohio and is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Ohio and a Licensed Associate Counselor with the state of Arizona. She has also continued her education in the mental health field by receiving certifications in Marriage & Family Therapy, Compulsive & Addictive Behavior, and Play Therapy from Capella University.
Gloria’s passion focuses her development on bridging the mind and body with unique courses involving the use of therapeutic massage with special populations. Some of these populations include those who suffer from PTSD, eating disorders, addiction, domestic violence, and trauma.
Gloria is currently working on a PhD in Philosophy for Counseling Education and Supervision.