Vashon At Home
Massage Therapy

by James Cottrell, MA, LMP

My Experience

2010-2015: Currently working as Soigneur (care-giver) on international tours with prominent vocal artist & band.  Continuing work as Massage Therapist and an Organizational Development (OD) consultant with Praxis Associates, LLC

1994-2010: Continued private massage practice, earned Masters degree in Applied Behavioral Science.  Trained and worked as Leadership and OD consultant in corporate and non-profit sectors.  Also worked as professional bicycle tour guide/wine educator in France.


1996:
 Moved to Vashon Island, WA., helped found Vashon Massage Community to promote professional development and networking among Licensed Massage Practitioners.


1990-1994:
Developed successful On-Site Massage & Workplace Wellness consulting business.  Worked as assistant to the physician and Massage Therapist in Integrative Osteopathic medical practice, Ann Arbor, MI, continued private massage practice.


1985-1990:
Worked in private massage practice and as Massage Therapist at spas in Napa Valley, CA. Joined American Massage Therapy Association.


1985:
Earned massage license after 1,000 hrs of study in Massage, Hydrotherapy and Gestalt therapy at Florida School of Massage, Gainesville, FL.


1978–84:
Studied and worked in winemaking in Napa Valley, CA; Burgundy, France.  Began self-directed study of massage and wellness.


1975:
Received first professional massage at Dr. Wilkenson’s Spa, Calistoga, CA., had EUREKA! experience, decided to study massage.   


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