"Besides fantastic massage therapy sessions, Vivian’s shown me better ways to sit, stand, drive, even better ways for sleep support, in order for me to improve and maintain a healthier outlook!" - David G., Wilbraham, MA
Vivian Bresnitz, LMT, CPT, facilitates wellness and recovery from acute and chronic injury and stress. She trained privately with one of the pioneers in Polarity Therapy, (a comprehensive, grounded approach to Energy work) moving on to graduate from full-time study in Massage and Integrative Therapy at Stillpoint Center in Western MA.
Vivian was part of the first wave of massage therapists taking the National Certification exam for Massage Therapy. In 1993, Vivian was introduced to Neuromuscular Therapy; the problem-solving, cause and effect empirical solution to many common soft tissue issues.
Education & Certifications
1989-1993: Polarity Therapy
1992: Massage and Integrative Therapy (Stillpoint Center, Western MA)
1993-1997: Neuromuscular Therapy
1996: Massage for Cancer Survivors & Patients
1997: Prenatal Massage
2012: Personal Fitness Trainer Certification from NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National and MA Chapters
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
American Massage Therapy Association: Code of Ethics
Massage therapists/practitioners shall:
I. Demonstrate commitment to provide the highest quality massage therapy/bodywork to those who seek their professional service.
II. Acknowledge the inherent worth and individuality of each person by not discriminating or behaving in any prejudicial manner with clients and/or colleagues.
III. Demonstrate professional excellence through regular self-assessment of strengths, limitations and effectiveness by continued education and training.
IV. Acknowledge the confidential nature of the professional relationship with clients and respect each clients right to privacy within the constraints of the law.
V. Project a professional image and uphold the highest standards of professionalism.
VI. Accept responsibility to do no harm to the physical, mental and emotional well-being of self, clients and associates.
VII. Conduct all business and professional activities within their scope of practice and all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
VIII. Refrain from engaging in any sexual conduct or sexual activities involving their clients in the course of a massage therapy session.
IX. Be truthful in advertising and marketing, and refrain from misrepresenting his or her services, charges for services, credentials, training, experience, ability or results.
X. Refrain from using AMTA membership, including the AMTA name, logo or other intellectual property, or the members position, in any way that is unauthorized, improper or misleading.
XI. Refrain from engaging in any activity which would violate confidentiality commitments and/or proprietary rights of AMTA or any other person or organization.