To teach highly motivated students the discipline and craft of massage therapy and wellness for their personal growth and the wellness of others.
To help students graduate, attain jobs and provide exceptional services within the community as massage therapists.
To provide therapeutic massage to clients to promote health and wellness.
All instructors and staff at Therapeutic Massage & Training Center are graduates of this school. We believe that the core purpose of our teaching and performing massage therapy is to help people to release muscle pain and promote healing.
Therapeutic Massage & Training Centers sends out 2-5 emails each week to help recent graduates and alumni find the perfect massage position in all facilities: spas, chiropractic centers, gyms, physical therapy centers, training facilities, private room rentals, and many other venues.
We love hiring students from the Therapeutic Massage & Training Center. The graduates are very well trained and are some of the most successful Massage Therapists we have at the spas.
– Kim Cagle – Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa – Clark and Woodbridge.
The Therapeutic Massage and Training Center of Westfield is one of the top massage therapy and healing arts schools in the country. The instructors are experts in their field and the school’s curriculum provides a level of education that equips its graduating students with all of the knowledge and skill sets necessary to excel as a massage therapist. As a chiropractor, I have had the opportunity to work with many of the school’s graduate therapists and they are consistently professional, knowledgeable, and provide an unsurpassed level of expertise in the field of massage therapy. I believe that massage therapy plays an integral part in the process of healing, stress reduction, and the maintenance of good health. For those considering a career in massage therapy, it is a fulfilling and rewarding way of life. And, the Therapeutic Massage and Training Center of Westfield will give you all of the necessary training, education, and direction to be one of the best in your profession. If you have a passion for helping people and calling to the healing arts, the Therapeutic Massage and Training Center of Westfield is THE place to start your new career.
– Jason Hagman, DC
Clients are scheduled to attend Student Clinic events on specific dates and times, where the classroom is transformed to individual, quiet, serene space. Students perform 1 hour massages in deep tissue modalities to facilitate clients’ relief from pain and stress. Clients fill out intake forms for each new class of students (to help the students learn). Clients also evaluate students after receiving the massage through a 1 page form.
The Therapeutic Massage & Training Center is a wonderful place to get a massage! The massage therapists-in-training are very professional and always seek to understand any symptoms you are feeling or whatever needs you have as their client. And, you can’t beat the costs of a one hour massage anywhere! The facility is calming and peaceful. I always walk away feeling relaxed and well taken care of by my student therapist.
– Byron Hurt
I have had the pleasure of taking a tour of the school with Arlene. There was a a feeling of love and passion throughout the whole experience as Arlene spoke about her school and the wonderful students who attend! I would highly recommend anyone who would want to get a massage or get training in becoming a massage therapist to go see Arlene at Therapeutic Massage & Training Center! Thanks for being awesome! I’m looking forward to my next scheduled massage!
– W.K., Pinpoint Promotions & Marketing
TMTC is an outstanding school! I am proud to say that I am a graduate of the 2008 class. This school has equipped and prepared me to enter into a successful Massage Career with confidence. The small classes were an added plus thereby affording me the personal attention that I needed. The personal and professional staff and teachers are very knowledgeable. They are current with many diverse modalities. The level of love, patience and positive energy towards healing of the soul, spirit and body is exceptional! TMTC also stays connected to you as you journey forward, and will assist you with various postings, e-mails and job opportunities. If you enjoy being connected to family, then I highly recommend that TMTC is the school for you! Peace & Blessings
– Charlayna Dawkins – Class of 2008
OMG I slept like a baby last night. I worked, then went for happy hour and then massage!! What a day! To reiterate what I told you last night – not only do I feel like I got the best training myself – but you both train students amazingly well! What a pleasure it is to have a massage at the school where I know I am going to have my Levator Scapula stripped, lats and QL released! AMAZING!!!! Now I can go out and beat myself up again!
– C.G. Client and alumni – Class of 2010
I cannot thank you or your staff enough for everything that I have learned. You are blessed to have such a fine group of people working for you and with you, in ever aspect. Their knowledge and expertise is a gift to all of the students of TMTC.
Take care, and enjoy the rest of your summer.
– Very Best, H.C. NJ – Class of 2013
My experience at TMTC was wonderful! I loved everything about the well-rounded curriculum (Anatomy & Physiology, somatic, chair massage events, student clinics, and most valuable one-on-one coaching with the instructors). My soul has been touched by all the amazing teachers and wonderful classmates. My appreciation and gratitude to Arlene, Millie and Tony for providing me with an excellent education, knowledge and the confidence I needed for a great future as a professional massage therapist. Last but not least, to Cecile for your prompt response and assistance if any questions or concerns, great office manager! Love and blessings to all of you.
– A.M. – Class of 2015
Therapeutic Massage & Training Center is an amazing school that exceeded all of my expectations! The instructors are all very passionate about massage therapy and teaching and they all have their own thriving private practice where they practice what they teach. My first impression was Arlene’s pure passion for what she does. She returned my initial phone call promptly, she followed up a couple of weeks later and invited me to sit in on a class. I was able to see how she truly values each and every student and their learning experience. My classmates became very close during our time at TMTC & we stay in touch.
Millie, our Anatomy and Physiology teacher had a palpable interest in the topic, which made it more intriguing to learn. Both Millie and Arlene taught our somatic, Hands-On classes. All the instructors (including specialty teachers) were forever patient. They were able to tailor the class as needed, showing more advanced techniques to those who were ready to move on, all the while making sure those who needed reinforcement received it.
Another unique opportunity at TMTC are the student clinics. Just a few months into our program, we were able to begin practicing what we had learned on clients we didn’t know. We gained a lot of real life experience through working on real people with real issues. Our instructors were available to provide additional coaching and suggestions when needed during clinic. This really prepared me for working as soon as I completed the program. I can honestly say that I finished the program with more knowledge and confidence as a massage therapist than I anticipated.
I have met therapists who went to other schools – they express how they were disappointed with the education at other schools. I also have received many compliments from other therapists that they cannot believe how many techniques I use for being a new therapist. I learned all this at TMTC. I have easily found private clients, and I got a massage job right away. I am so grateful that I attended TMTC.
– S.T. – Class 2015
The Healer Within offers clients and students the opportunity to look at ways to improve their health through various methods and modalities.
Arlene Reardon has worked with healers throughout the US to identify and use latest tools and techniques to support client’s body, mind and spirits to health and wellness.
About a year ago, I gave you some printed information of the medications that my previous doctor had prescribed. One was to help me digest my food and another was to help me combat any heartburn that arose from increased acid in my stomach’s fight to help digest the food. I told you at that time that I did not want to refill those prescriptions because I was convinced (with your knowledge and my Mom’s habits) that there was a healthier, holistic, all natural alternative. Well, you suggested the enzymes I’ve been taking and they really helped. I would use them sporadically but increased usage during times when my symptoms would be higher. Never again did I go back to the prescription stuff.
I recently was suffering from some left leg swelling which seemed to heighten all the other things that were bothering me over the past few years. I was referred to a heumatologist and after tests upon tests it was found that I have been suffering with an autoimmune disorder called Sjorgen’s Syndrome for years having gone undiagnosed. One of the effects of Sjorgen’s is that your many of your glands are being attacked by your own body. Salivary, pancreatic, lymphatic and so on. This often causes things like dry mouth and eyes, decrease in the production of the enzymes and fluids used for digestion with an increased potential for infections in any area affected. The supplements that you gave me include those enzymes such as amylase that have helped me and now I know why.
I am so grateful to have met you ladies, having found in you ones that are truly committed to full healing and all natural approaches. So now, since this “syndrome” does not have a cure, I will ask that you partner with me to find “all natural” ways to manage the signs and symptoms. Whatever knowledge I gain I assure you it will be passed on to others that suffer from this disorder.
– Best Regards Arlene, with much love, M.A. NJ
I have been completely satisfied with my relationship with Arlene. My ability to converse when necessary with Doctors has improved allowing me to combine holistic with conventional medicine without fear or intimidation.
Arlene has taught me about holistic waters and how their vibrations are important within the body. My family drinks them daily and has done so for the last 8 years since Arlene has been guiding me. We are a healthy bunch, rarely getting sick, and we all maintain optimal weight.
I haven’t ever needed Arlene without her responding quickly and answering any of my many questions. My respect for her and her constant researching on all matters health is immeasurable.
– LF, AZ
Arlene Reardon, Owner | President | Director | Instructor | Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Arlene is a New Jersey Licensed Massage Therapist who performs deep tissue and therapeutic massage with Quantum Touch healing energy and sound therapy (tuning forks). She promotes client relief from stress and pain. Arlene has owned The Healer Within, Inc. since 2003, through which she educates clients and students in techniques to release trauma and raise thoughts, emotions, body and spirit to empowered, high-energy levels to manifest health and abundance in their lives. This includes education to heal illnesses through natural methods. Arlene has performed massage therapy most of her adulthood and became a licensed massage therapist in 2007. Arlene also has more than 25 years of corporate experience that she employs in the operation of TMTC.
Christopher Reardon, Owner | Vice President
Christopher supports TMTC for business development, human resources, marketing and as our writer/editor of our website, curriculum, press releases, promotional materials and brochures. Chris brings more than 30 years of corporate experience.
Mildred Akbar, Assistant Director |Instructor | LMT
Millie is a NJ Licensed Massage Therapist. She is an alumni of TMTC and serves as a hands-on somatic massage instructor. In her practice, Millie customizes her therapeutic massage to fit her client’s needs using modalities to provide pain and stress relief.
Cecile DoAmaral, Office Manager | LMT
Cecile is a NJ Licensed Massage Therapist. Cecile has her own practice Elemental Healing with a focus on deep, therapeutic intuitive massage. She supports TMTC, students and instructors as office manager. She is an excellent massage therapist who assists mentoring students.
Tony Contreras, Instructor | LMT
Tony is a New Jersey Licensed Massage Therapist. He concentrates on therapeutic massage, Myofascial Release and deep tissue techniques for sports massage in his private practice. He became a massage therapist in 2006. He has many years in the medical technology field as a certified phlebotomist and EKG technician. Tony instructs teaches Anatomy & Physiology and specialty classes for sports massage, postural analysis and myofascial release at TMTC since 2007.
Ted Tsapanidis, Assistant Instructor | LMT
Ted is a New Jersey Licensed Massage Therapist. He has his own practice working with clients and family. He supports TMTC students and instructors when classes have 10 or more students. He works closely with the students to ensure optimal education. He performs 1 on 1 sessions with students including student evaluations.
ALL INSTRUCTORS ARE TMTC GRADUATES WHO TEACH BOTH THE SOMATIC PORTION OF THE CURRICULUM, AS WELL AS ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY.
—————- SPECIALTY INSTRUCTORS ——————
Maren Good, N.C.T.M.B. | LMT | Specialty Instructor – Aromatherapy & Acutonics® Sound Therapy
Maren is a New Jersey- and Nationally-Licensed Massage Therapist. She is owner of Good Scents, Inc. specializing in providing continuing education for aromatherapy & making her own products. For over 30 years, Maren has studied and practiced energy work called attunement using Acutonics® tuning fork, sound-therapy healing system. She blends her extensive business acumen and the healing arts to her company, teaching, and bodywork practice.
Lorraine Ogrodnick, N.C.T.M.B. | LMT | Specialty Instructor – Craniosacral Therapy
Lorraine is a New Jersey- and Nationally-Licensed Massage Therapist for massage and bodywork, a Carol Osborne-Sheets prenatal massage therapist, a third level Reiki Master and master in CranioSacral work. In her private business she works with spas and autistic children to relieve pain and promote deep therapeutic healing.
Laura Rupp, N.C.T.M.B. | LMT | Specialty Instructor – Thai
Laura is a NJ Licensed Massage Therapist since 1986 and Nationally-licensed since 1993. She has over 30 years experience and hundreds of education hours. Laura integrates various modalities with Traditional Thai and Neuromuscular therapy in her massage practice and teaching Intro to Thai Massage.
Jon Kammer, LMT | Specialty Instructor – Myofascial Release
Jon is a NJ Licensed Massage Therapist who focuses on helping his clients become pain free through myofascial release therapy and craniosacral techniques, and soft tissue mobilization involving the mind, body and fascia. Jon learned from John F. Barnes, PT, and has evolved his own whole-body approach with his clients.
Anna Winkler, LMT | TYT | AyurLC | Specialty Instructor – Thai
Anna is a New Jersey Licensed Massage Therapist, practicing Therapeutic Integrated Massage since 2014 and Thai Yoga Bodywork since 2001. She is a certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant from Kripalu School of Ayurveda first graduating class of 2006. She works with Young Living Essential Oils and Raindrop Technique.
Elyse Breit, LMT | Specialty Instructor – Certified Shiatsu Practitioner
Elyse is a NJ/NY Licensed Massage Therapist with 25 years of experience in massage therapy and Shiatsu. She earned her Shiatsu Practitioner certification in 1991 and graduated from the Swedish Institute in NYC in 1993. She specializes in myofascial release and Shiatsu therapy. She teaches Intro to Oriental Medicine and Intro to Shiatsu Therapy at TMTC.
These are people and businesses that support Therapeutic Massage & Training Center staff, students and clients:
- Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
- American Massage Therapy Association
- Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (MBLex national licensure)
- National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB CEU classes)
New Jersey State Application for License
- Click here if you have no current NJ State license and need to apply for license.
- Next to the first bullet it says to click here to register. Click the word “here”.
- Click here if you need to renew your NJ State license.
- At the bottom of the web page, enter your User ID and Password.
- To contact the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, call 1-888-656-6225 (Option 3)
New Jersey Identogo Fingerprinting
NJ Division of Education – Onestop Online Consumer Review
This is NJ State’s website for education and vocational schools. Check out student’s reviews of TMTC:
Click any of the Resources below to go to their website.
Dr. Hagman is a wonderful chiropractor who works closely with TMTC to provide support and relief to clients, students and instructors. His technique is gentle and effective.
Dr. Carnucci can assist with any pain and specializes in sports chiropractic and rehabilitation. He works with TMTC to provide support for our clients, students and instructors.
Maren is a licensed Sound Therapist and Aromatherapist. Her products and services are available to you. She is highly adept at using Acutonics® Sound therapy to provide balance and harmony through using tuning forks on body meridians. Quarterly, Maren and Michael perform a meditation with their planetary gongs on the solstice and equinox gong meditations. Please contact Maren to find out more about her amazing events.
Stephen Pollitt has created an amazing, simple method for improving your health by raising your energy levels above pathogens and ill health, allowing your body, mind, and spirit to heal and thrive. Author of Heal Thyself, he is an wonderful person and healer. It has been my (Arlene Reardon’s) pleasure to know Stephen for over 16 years. He is an inspiration to many healers on earth doing the work to help others. (A healer is someone who heals his/her-self.) I have personal training and experience with Source Energy Medicine and vouch for its effectiveness to raise your energy level to healthy levels and turn around any dis-ease.
Arlene teaches Quantum Touch at TMTC to encourage healing in every massage performed at the center by professional and student alike. Client comments include “I’ve had a massage, but I’ve never had what you just did to me – I feel wonderful!”) Check out what you can learn and jump into a class!