Sally's Background and Education

Educational background:
  • BSN degree, Magna cum Laude, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 1980
  • Diploma in Massage and Bodywork Therapy, Body Therapy Institute (BTI), Siler City, NC 2005
  • Anatomy Trains, Body Therapy Institute, Siler City, NC 2006
  • Wisdom of the Body, Somatic training, Strozzi Institute at BTI, Siler City, NC 2006
  • Spirit of Learning Teacher Certification Program, Body Therapy Institute, Siler City, NC 2007
  • Leadership 1 + 2, Somatic training, Strozzi Institute at BTI, Siler City, NC 2007
  • Somatic Bodywork, Strozzi Institute at BTI, Siler City, NC 2008
  • Kinesis Myofascial Integration Certification Course at BTI, Siler City, NC 2008
  • Healing Touch, Levels 1, 2 + 3, Wake Forest Bowman Gray Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC 2009-2010
  • Foundation training in BIodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Durham, NC, 2010-2013
  • Finding Biological Coherence in Working with the Fluid Systems of the Body, Dr. James Oschman at BTI, Siler City, NC, April 2014
  • Women, Nature and Rebirth, Sarajo Berman and Carol Agneessens, Durham, NC, June 2014
  • Working with the Cardiovascular System, advanced training in BCST with Michael Shea, 3 levels, completed in April 2015
Professional background:
  • 24 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator, with interests in Labor and Delivery, Mother-Baby, Emergency Department and nursing management, working in hospitals and in the Community College system across the state of North Carolina. 
  • Private massage and bodywork practice in Sanford, NC, from February 2006 to October 2014.
  • Teaching assistant at Body Therapy Institute in various courses including Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology; Massage Therapy Hands-on and Theory; Hydrotherapy; Oriental Bodywork, in 2006 and 2007.
  • Clinical Practicum Supervisor at Body Therapy Institute, 2006-2007.
  • Co-lead Instructor for Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology, Class 51, BTI, 2007-2008; Lead Instructor Class 55, 2009-2010.
  • North Carolina Board of Nursing, RN license (currently on inactive status)
  • North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, LMBT license
Professional Affiliations:
  • Bimonthly volunteer practitioner for Helios Warriors, Providing Holistic Therapies for Veterans, Asheville