Ed - Pa License Number MSG002013
Ed Portley is an author and an award winning licensed massage therapist who is nationally certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (http://www.ncbtmb.org/). He provides massage therapy to a wide range of individuals from various backgrounds. He utilizes techniques that have been proven effective for reducing or eliminating pain and discomfort due to medical conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia and scia...
Ed - Pa License Number MSG002013
Ed Portley is an author and an award winning licensed massage therapist who is nationally certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (http://www.ncbtmb.org/). He provides massage therapy to a wide range of individuals from various backgrounds. He utilizes techniques that have been proven effective for reducing or eliminating pain and discomfort due to medical conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia and sciatica.
He is a published author of "Understanding the Body Language" which explains how physical problems, conditions and ailments are caused by out negative thoughts, emotions, beliefs and feelings.
Ed currently works on staff with a prfessional sports team massaging the athletes after games and practices.
Ed is a massage educator with over 6 years’ experience teaching more than 300 students to become licensed massage therapists. He currently teaches advanced techniques to massage therapists through continuing education, which is required for massage therapists to renew their licenses.
Ed is certified in prenatal massage and is a certified Reiki Master-Teacher. He has been trained in Touch For Health 1. He is a CPR Instructor for the American Red Cross
He is trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (http://www.emofree.com/) and (http://www.eftuniverse.com). He has completed the advanced level of training and is able to assist individuals who would like to try an alternative technique to help relieve emotional issues. Please read the disclaimers on this website for information on this subject.
Due to his belief that healing the mind and soul as well as the body, he as now incorporated EFT, Touch For Health and other energy healing methods to his practice.
His office is located in Knowles Commons, 260 Knowles Rd, Southampton, Pa inside Southampton Chiropractic, Dr Fiordaliso, Chiropractor.
He was instructed in the art of massage therapy at the National Massage Therapy Institute in Philadelphia (http://www.studymassage.com/) and started his business in January of 2006. He is insured by the American Bodyworks and Massage Professionals (http://www.abmp.com/). Ed is a member of the Touch for Health Kinesiology Association.
He chose this profession because he enjoys making people pain free and help them to lead healthier lives. He has been effective in allowing people more independence and freedom to walk, run and work without restrictions. He enjoys teaching and guiding massage therapists in the art of medical, therapeutic and rehabilitative types of massage.
PA # MSG002013
From March 2007 to October 2012 Ed taught the massage therapy program at the National Massage Therapy Institute. During his tenure there, he received a Champion Instructors Award for accolades achieved in instructing individuals to become competent licensed massage therapists. From January 2012 to the present Ed has created, implemented and is teaching continuing education for massage therapists. The classes vary from Myofascial Release to Neuromuscular Therapy to classes that teach Energy work.
Published Author “Understanding the Body Language” Licensed Massage Therapist in Pennsylvania Approved provider of continuing education by NCBTMB & Florida State Massage Therapy Association Nationally Certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworkers Reiki Master-Teacher Certification Pregnancy Massage Certification Over 5 years of experience teaching students enrolled in a 600- 900-hour massage therapy program Over 8 years of experience massaging a diverse group of clients with various medical conditions Developed a successful review course for prospective candidates for the national certification exam Developed 15 Continuing Education courses for massage therapists Advanced Certificate of Completion in Emotional Freedom Technique Touch For Health Kinesiology Level 1 Certification Certified CPR Instructor for American Red Cross Extensive knowledge in anatomy, physiology, myology, neurology, kinesiology
Ed has a thriving business as owner of Just This Side of Heaven Massage. His mission is "To create a healthier community with massage therapy, one person at a time". Although relaxation is a wonderful benefit of massage, Ed focuses his practice on pain relief and increasing range of motion in joints.
Ed is currently on staff of a local professional sports team, massaging the athletes after games and practices.