Wanita Thompson, RN, LMT

Wanita Thompson has been a Registered Nurse and LMT for over 40 years. She opened the first massage school in Southern New Mexico in 1987.

Wanita’s unique experience as a Registered Nurse and Licensed Midwife and her extensive teaching background has richly enhanced the six MMT modules of our Online Masterclass.

“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 an invaluable asset to this effort.”
-David Morin, founder Health Matters Seminars

EDUCATION:
1986 – The Hearth Midwifery Center: Diploma: Midwifery Alamogordo, NM
1980 – Bradley Childbirth Education: Diploma: Childbirth Educator Wash 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, NM *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