’m Marjorie Brook — massage therapist, author, and international educator.
I work from the fundamental belief that your body is intuitively aligned with the thoughts that you think, the emotions that you feel, and the things that you do.
Achieving emotional and physical balance is crucial. I believe that you must reconnect with your body at an elemental level in order to achieve genuine inner peace and physical balance.
I founded Brook Seminars in 2007 after working for a decade as a nationally recognized massage therapist, with my own private practice on Long Island, NY.
My long-term vision was to fundamentally transform the way in which therapists practice bodywork. I yearned to enhance the lives of patients by demonstrating how to effectively diminish pain. I knew that the lives of those with a limited range of motion — resulting from poor posture, injury, scarring, and medical disorders — could be enriched with a combination of massage therapy, scar tissue release techniques, integrated therapeutic stretching and proper body mechanics.
Since then, my vision has become a full-blown reality. I’ve had the opportunity to instruct continuing education courses on my Scar Tissue Release and Integrated Therapies (STRAIT) Method™ all over the world, and my articles have appeared in magazines such as Massage Today, American Fitness, and Massage World.
I’ve completed live interviews with numerous radio blogs, and had two series of stretching manuals published — which have been adopted by a multitude of health-care practitioners and health-oriented individuals.
My passion for teaching is most often rewarded when the potential impact of my techniques hits home — I’ve witnessed many “Ah ha” moments as students realize the positive implications for their patients and themselves.
Oh, and laughter is not only endorsed, it’s a requirement in the classroom.
I lecture audiences globally on the importance of finding mind-body balance and, in addition to my work with Brook Seminars I run my own private massage therapy practice. I designed the latter to be a haven from the pressures of day-to-day life and use it as a platform to encourage people to take time out for themselves.
I’m approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta and the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia as a continuing education provider.
I meet current standards for continuing education for the American Massage Therapy Association and the States of Florida, New York and Texas. And I’m certified by theBoard of Certification for Athletic Trainers to provide continuing education for certified athletic trainers.
- Certified Functional Movement Screen Practitioner since 2013
- Advanced Active Isolated Stretching Practitioner since 2003
- Certified Myofasical Release since 2003
- Certified Soft Tissue Release since 2000
- Certified Thermal Paraffin Wax Therapy since 1999
- Nationally Certified, NYS Licensed Massage Therapist since 1997
- Certified Infant Massage Instructor since 1997
- F.I.T. Certified Personal Trainer since 1996
- National CE Approved Provider for NCNTMB, BOC, MTAA, CMTBC, FL & NY States
More about me
I believe that life is fleeting and everyone deserves the opportunity to live it to the fullest.
I do my utmost to notice the beauty in every mud puddle — and I actively admire those who persevere against the odds.
I think that laughter really is the best medicine — that, and chocolate.
I get my kicks from hiking, walking my dogs, and having my husband (my very own Fred Astaire) whisk me around a dance floor.
At the end of a long day, I love nothing more than taking time out to meditate in my hammock — usually with The Eagles playing in the background.