Brenda L. Schwarzbach MMT MTI CHI
Brenda is the lead instructor at the school. She has been doing massage and bodywork for more than 20 years and has taught massage in 3 different schools in Arkansas.
As a massage therapist specializing in acute and chronic pain her clients call her the miracle worker. She has been doing pain therapy for head, neck, shoulders and low back for 20 years and she specializes in sciatica and has been extremely successful.
As the owner and one of the school's instructors, Brenda teaches several of the classes in massage, Creative Healing, and anatomy. Brenda is available for massage by appointment only
Greg Schwarzbach MT, RT, Assistant
Over the last 23 years, Greg has worked as a Radiologic Technologist, and in 2018, attended Black Brook School of massage to get his massage license. Greg now assists Brenda with running the school, as well as assisting the students in class.
Greg brings an infectious sense of humor to the school, and is your go-to person for initial contact, and general information about our school.
Jamie Sanders MMT
Jamie and Brenda graduated from the same class at the Northwest Arkansas School of Massage and she has been doing massage for 18 years. Her specialties are Hygiene, Spa massage techniques, and geriatric massage. She brings a high energy passion to the school and her sense of humor always cracks us up.
Recently Jami introduced the weekend class to hot stone massage, sharing some of the ways it is used at a Spa Botanica, in Rogers, AR.
John R. Brochu MTI,
Licensed massage therapy instructor and certified hypnotherapist.
John has nearly 30 years experience in massage therapy. His passion is working with athletes for increasing performance as well as rehabilitation. His expertise is in deep rehabilitative massage and he will be sharing his knowledge during the Trigger Points, Myofascial and Sports massage section of the class. He will also share his expertise in communication skills and how to assess your clients. John and his wife Renee are owners of Brochu Hypnosis Center in Fayetteville, AR there will be schedule field trip to his clinic as part of our curriculum.
Misty Hudspeth, LMT, LM and CPM
A massage therapist for over 20 years, Misty is also a Licensed Midwife and a Certified Professional Midwife. Prenatal clients are one of the fastest growing client populations in NWA. Misty will guide us through the information massage therapists must know for their prenatal clients. Also an expert in herbs and nutrition Misty will be able to share her expertise with our students in part of our self-care section of class
Sara Mick RN
Sara has been a Registered Nurse for nearly 40 years. Working in clinics and hospitals Sara brings a wealth of information about patient care. What Sara will be teaching at the school however, is Healing Touch which is part of our Eastern Medicine and Energy Modalities unit. This gentle hands on technique works more with the vital energy that surrounds the body than the physical body itself.
A massage therapist for over 20 years, Habib has been an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association for many years. He has extensive experience as a spa owner and businessman. Habib will be teaching some of our business and communications classes as well as giving his expertise with his massage technique.
A massage therapist for over 20 years, Shane Logan has owned his own spa, and has worked independantly and with Weum Chiropractic in Springdale, Arkansas. Shane is presently the massage therapist for both the University of Arkansas's men's and women's basketball teams as well as the women's golf team. One of his passions is teaching therapeutic yoga and he is one of the teachers at Yoga Shala in Newton County, Arkansas.
Shane will be teaching myofascial release and performance massage at the school from the Anatomy Trains model.