Meet the Instructors

Brenda L. Schwarzbach MMT MTI CHI

Brenda is the owner and lead instructor at the school.  She has been doing massage and bodywork for more than 26 years.

As a massage therapist specializing in acute and chronic pain, her clients call her the miracle worker.

As the owner and one of the school's instructors, Brenda teaches several of the classes in massage, Creative Healing, and anatomy.

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Shane Logan MMT

A massage therapist for over 20 years, Shane Logan has owned his own spa, worked for the University of Arkansas, and has worked independently.  Shane is currently located at Weum Chiropractic in Springdale, Arkansas.

Another of his passions is teaching therapeutic yoga and he is one of the instructors at Yoga Shala in Newton County, Arkansas and is a professional DJ.

As an instructor at the school, Shane teaches body reading, deep tissue techniques,  myofascial release techniques, and massage to enhance athletic performance.

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, during her classes, guide us through the information massage therapists must know for their prenatal clients. We at the Black Brook School have a special opportunity for students as Misty invites her clients in for a prenatal massage so everyone gets experience working with a pregnant client.

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 the class.

Sara Mick RN

Sara Mick has been a Registered nurse for nearly 40 years but she is also an accomplished instructor of the Healing Touch technique.

As a modality used in hospitals across the country this light form of touch and energy medicine has had a long tradition in the United States.  We feel our students can benefit by the exposure of subtle bodywork as well as the deeper tissue methods.

Jamie Sanders MMT

Jamie Sander MMT and Brenda graduated together in 1999 and where Brenda focused on clients with acute and chronic pain Jamie fell in love with the spa industry and elderly clients.

Jamie's infectious laugh and her passion for high-quality massage for the Spa industry sets the mark for excellence in massage techniques for facials, and foot and hand treatments.  She also teaches our unit for hot stone massage including contraindications and care of equipment and products used in spas.

Habib Ghanim LMT

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 and is co-owner of Therapods in Fayetteville, AR, a magnesium float spa that also offers cosmetology and massage.  Habib has taught some of our business and communications classes in the past and will join us if scheduling permits.