Wanita Thompson, RN, LMT, Instructor Bio/Resume

Wanita has been an LMT and Instructor for over 30 years, owning her own Massage Therapy school since 1987. She integrates her extensive teaching background with her unique experience as a Registered Nurse and Licensed Midwife, and brings a wealth of knowledge to the MMT Seminars.

“I feel blessed to have Wanita join the Health Matters Seminars team. Her clinical skills, passion for the work and love of teaching make her in invaluable asset to this effort.” David Morin, founder Health Matters Seminars

EDUCATION

 

1986 – The Hearth Midwifery Center:  Diploma: Midwifery  Alamogordo, New Mexico

1980 – Bradley Childbirth Education: Diploma: Childbirth Educator   Washington DC

1980 – Informed Homebirth:  Diploma: Homebirth Educator   Atlanta, Georgia

1979 – Florida Hypnosis Center: Certification:  Hypnosis    Sarasota, Florida

1978 – American Institute of Massage Therapy: Diploma: Massage Therapy  Gainesville, Florida

1972 – Gordon Keller School of Nursing:  Diploma:  Registered Nurse   Tampa, Florida

EXPERIENCE

 

2010-Present Health Matters Seminars : Associate Director of Education

*Instructor Medical Massage Therapy Seminars

*Co-Editor of Medical Massage Therapy Manuals

*Developed Clinical Documentation and Stress Physiology Seminars

1990-2010  Mesilla Valley School of Therapeutic Arts RMTS #05: Las Cruces, New Mexico

*Owner, Director, Instructor

*Developed all courses and taught:

Anatomy and Physiology, Professional  Ethics, Basic Massage Therapy, Health and Hygiene,
Kinesiology, Pathology, Orthopedic and Medical Massage Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Practice Development,
Stress Physiology and Management, Clinical Documentation, Business Practices, Continuing Education Classes

1995-1998  New Mexico Massage Therapy Board: Santa Fe, New Mexico

*Governor Appointed Massage Therapy Board Member

*Chair of Registered Massage Therapy School Committee

*Member of Rules and Regulations Committee

1978-1990  Health Matters Therapy and Education Center: Co-Owner

*Sarasota, Florida 1978-1982

*Ruidoso, New Mexico 1983-1989

*El Paso, Texas 1989-1990

*Licensed Massage Therapist

*Certified Hypnotist

*Corporate Stress Management and Wellness Educator

1986-1988  The Village Midwives:  Ruidoso, New Mexico  Co-Owner

*New Mexico Licensed Midwife for Birthing Center and Home Births

*Instructor- Early bird Pre-Natal Course

*Instructor- Labor Preparation for Natural Birthing and Home Births

1979-1982 Manatee Junior College: Sarasota, Florida

*Adult Education Instructor:  Stress Management and Relaxation Training

 

 

1980-1982 Sarasota County Technical Institute Sarasota, Florida

*Continuing Education Instructor:  Holistic Health Philosophy for Nurses

1972-1981  Hospital Nursing: Florida, California, Massachusetts

*State Registered Nurse in Florida, California and Massachusetts

*Surgical and Medical Critical Care, Cardiovascular Surgical and Medical Intensive Care,
Orthopedic, Heart Catheterization Laboratory

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

1980-1984 American Holistic Nurses Association: Charter Member

1983-2004 American Massage Therapy Association:

*Professional Member

*State Delegate for National AMTA Convention

*NM Southwestern Unit President and Vice President

1993-1998 National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

HONORS

Gordon Keller School of Nursing: Tampa, Florida

*Student/ Faculty Liiason Appointment 1970-72

*Service Award 1972

AMTA New Mexico Meritorious Award:  Massage Therapy Community Service 1997

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