Upton-Bio

Beth Upton

Owner/practitioner at A Touch of Health

Biography

Beth is an accomplished Neuromuscular Therapist who has been working with and learning that modality since 1992. Beth is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Slippery Rock University, a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, and a graduate of the Massage Therapy Program at Health Options Institute. She also has over 350 additional hours of continuing education. She has experience with Reiki, Reflexology, Nutrition, Seated Chair Massage, Polarity, and Shiatsu. She has studied Craniosacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute, Arron Mattes Active Isolated Stretching with Arron Mattes, Wetzig Coordination Patterns with Betsy Wetzig, Aromatherapy with Diane Grandstrom as well as Pre and Post Natal, Cancer/HIV, Geriatric, and Healthy Breast Massage with Cheryl Chapman. She has practiced as an independent contractor, providing training and therapy in workplace, conference and health care settings, and has worked in both salon and gym environments. In addition to her private practice, she is currently on staff at Health Options Institute as a teacher for Anatomy & Physiology Levels I & II, Deep Muscle Massage and Client Communication Skills.

Education

Education: Pennridge High School, Perkasie, PA 9/1988 – 6/1992
High School Diploma

Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA 9/1992 – 12/1996
BFA, specialization in Fibers and Photography
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Health Options Institute, Northampton, PA 1/2000 – 12/2000
500 hour program certification

Health Options Institute, Northampton, PA 2/2000 – 2/2001
100 hour Neuromuscular Therapy certification

Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy, Quakertown, PA
Aaron Mattes’ Active Isolated Stretching

Upledger Institute
Craniosacral Therapy

Health Choices, Belle Mead, NJ
Healthy Breast Massage


Experience

A Touch of Health 1/2000 – present
Private Practice

Women for Sobriety 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Annual Conference

Loreli H. Bauer & Associates 8/2000 – present
at the New Britian Chiropractic Office, New Britian, PA

Independent Contractor

Lehigh Valley College 9/2004 – 6/2005
Adjunct Faculty in the Massage Therapy Program
Instructor for Intro to Massage Therapy, MT 2, A&P1 and Pathology

Gwynne D. Rens and Associates 2/2004-10/2004
at the Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, Lansdale, PA
Independant Contractor

Health Options Institute 3/2001 – 6/2003
Instructor for Deep Muscle Massage,
Anatomy & Physiology 1 & Anatomy & Physiology 2

Gold’s Gym 5/2002 – 10/2002
Independent Contractor

Biofeedback Institute 3/2002 – 10/2002
Independent Contractor

Moravian School of Nursing at St.Lukes Hospital 2/2002
2 day lecture series of Complementary Therapies

Healing Hands Massage Therapy Center 3/2001 – 3/2002
Independent Contractor

Allentown Fair Grounds 8/2000
Seated Chair Massage

Volunteer to support Licensure

Health Options Institute 3/2000 – 5/2000
Student Clinic

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