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Meet the Instructors and Staff at ZMC

REBECCA FARRAWAY

Admissions Director/Instructor Rebecca Farraway, LMT, RYT 200, graduated from Utah College of Massage Therapy in June of 1995. She went on to teach Reflexology, Shiatsu and Hydrotherapy at UCMT for 7 years. Since 1995, Rebecca has been active in studying and teaching massage modalities from around the world such as Gua-Sha, Tui-Na, Chi-Nei-Tsang and Holographic model techniques from China, Chivutti Thirumal from Ayurvedic tradition in India, Thai Massage, Tok-Sen,Thai Abdominal massage and many others styles of massage and bodywork. Rebecca continues to actively seek out the best hands on healing techniques.

Rebecca is passionate about and committed to her profession as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). She exemplifies her belief in lifelong learning through her extensive and continued studies of massage and touch based healing in the United States, Thailand, India, China, Europe and South America.  Rebecca is especially passionate about researching, discovering and sharing effective traditional medical and healing techniques from around the world.

In addition to her love of massage therapy and bodywork, Rebecca is a Qi-Gong and Yoga Instructor, musician and writer. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors meditating, hiking, canyoneering, mountain biking, rafting, skiing and backpacking.

CHRISTINA FRANTZEN

Program Director/Instructor Christina Frantzen LMT, has over 16 year’s experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Christina also brings 10+ years of Spa Management Experience including experience in managing the #1 Spa in the Nation, Conde Nast Traveler.

In addition to her experience with massage therapy, Christina holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, a Bachelor’s of Health Sciences with an emphasis in Physical Therapy and Medical Social Work and, an Associate’s of Science.

In 2014 Christina moved from California to St. George. Upon moving to St. George, she began working at MoVara Fitness Resort and Spa as an LMT and, also began working as an Instructor at Zion Massage College. From the moment we met Christina, the ZMC team knew that she was a valuable and perfect match for our college’s mission, values and for the quality education, which we continually strive to give our students.

Christina loves to hike in nature, spending time with those closest to her, and learning. Christina specializes in a variety of modalities but has extensively studied WATSU  and other water based modalities such as Aquatic Integration. Christina is a strong advocate of lifelong learning within the massage therapy profession. She takes new continuing education classes each year and believes that it is imperative that all LMTs make time for continuing their education in the exciting field of massage therapy.

Everett Hunt Instructing the Deep Tissue Class

EVERETT HUNT

Instructor: Everett Hunt, LMT, SI attended UCMT in Salt Lake City, Utah during 2005-2006.  During his time there he learned about fascia and how it can be changed to actually manipulate and shape the body.  Not knowing where massage therapy would eventually take him, Everett found his path with Structural Integration.   After graduating in March of 2006, Everett completed a graduate program with Structural Bodyworks in Kaysville Utah.  Following school, Everett began working in Park City, Utah and quickly built a clientele consisting of Olympic skiers and gymnasts.  After gaining valuable experience, Everett eventually moved to St. George where he works as full time therapist at Red Mountain Spa. Everett  practices and embodies his belief that proper body mechanics taught in school, therapists can enjoy a massage career which spans decades.

NANCY JULIAN

Instructor Nancy Julian, LMT, graduated from Sensory Development Institute in St. George, Utah, in 1998. Nancy immediately went on to continue her studies in the field of Dr. Upledger’s craniosacral therapy. She is committed to a lifelong practice of helping others heal.

Nancy has enjoyed and benefitted from taking her talents with her wherever she goes. She has had a variety of interesting and rewarding work and educational experiences, such as working in Costa Rica and the Silicon Valley.

Beginning in 2000, Nancy found another one of her passions in teaching. She taught the Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy course for 5 years at Nevada School of Massage Therapy (NSMT), a sister school to UCMT in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nancy has a private practice in St. George, Utah, where she specializes in craniosacral massage. She is well respected in the community as a talented and intuitive healer. Zion Massage College is honored to have her as an instructor in the craniosacral program.

DR. COREY WILHELMSEN, DC

Instructor Dr. Corey Wilhelmsen, DC, completed his undergraduate degree in biology and anatomy at Ohio State University. Then he decided chiropractic was the right choice for him and attended Parker University in Dallas, Texas. While in his final year of chiropractic college, Dr. Wilhelmsen worked in a prestigious internship position with Dr. Christina O’Brien. “There, I was able to observe and learn how to run a patient-centered practice,” he said, describing the value of his association with Dr. O’Brien.

With his commitment to providing the best education for his students, Dr. Wilhelmsen generously shares his knowledge and skills to help students understand and apply the principles of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology in a way that will benefit their clients.

 

JEWELEE FRIEDEL

Instructor & Clinic Facilitator Jewelee Friedel, LMT, graduated from the Sensory Development Institute in St. George, UT in 1998. Soon after graduation, Jewelee moved to Hawaii where she enjoyed a successful career working in high end spas such as the Grand Hyatt Kauai – Anara Spa and the Hyatt Regency Maui – Spa Moana. While in Hawaii, Jewelee completed training as an Esthetician. She went on to become the lead esthetician where she oversaw 12 estheticians and assisted with hiring and training of the spa’s staff. During this time, Jewelee continued to be active in her massage therapy practice.

Jewelee believes strongly in the art of customizing services to the individual client. She makes sure that each of her students learn to work in a way that fits the client’s individual needs.

Jewelee’s favorite styles of massage and bodywork include, Deep Tissue, Thai Massage, Hot Stone Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage. She also enjoys giving and teaching spa bodywork treatments which assist in detoxifying and healing the body, such as mineral, herbal and clay wraps.

In her free time, Jewelee enjoys hiking, mountain biking, hot yoga, skiing and coaching her daughter’s soccer team.

ROCIO LOPEZ

Receptionist, Rocio loves helping the students, staff members and guests at Zion Massage College! Her calm, kind nature, intelligence and ability to listen to others are a breath of fresh air to everyone that meets her. We are so grateful to have her as part of our team. 

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KAREN TRUMAN

Start your Tuesday morning feeling balanced and peaceful by joining Karen Truman at 9:00 a.m. for her healing Qigong class. Qigong teaches students how to work and play with the essence and energy of life, nature and the universe for healing, clarity and inner peace. Whatever your stage in life, whether you are a top level athlete or recovering from an illness, injury or anywhere in between, Qigong/Tai Chi will work for you in this gentle moving energy practice.

 
 
 

CORI HALTERMAN

Instructor: Cori Halterman LMT, CLT  – attended UCMT Lindon Campus, graduated March 2011. Cori was inspired by amazing teachers to become an “Elite” bodyworker by striving for perfect attendance, 4.0 grades and taking advantage of every opportunity to learn more. She has worked at various spas including Amangiri and massaging on the houseboats at Lake Powell for Antelope Point. In addition to her private practice she has taught Anatomy, Pathology and Reflexology at UCMT, Orem Campus and still maintains VIP clientelle at Lake Powell.
 
Cori is fascinated by the complexity and miraculous design of  human body and it’s ability to heal itself when given the proper nutrition and care. Being a facilitator in healing is her goal with every client. Teaching is one of Cori‘s passions. Assisting students in maximizing their education and becoming “elite” therapists motivates her in the classroom.  She is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist who has worked with clients suffering from this debilitating disease. Workshops and learning forums are Cori‘s idea of “me time”.
 
At home, Cori enjoys her large family and charming husband. She loves to dance, sing, play the piano, grow flowers and vegetables, read anything by Dr. Fuhrman and wants to live in Rivendell, the Elven realm of Middle earth, in her next life.

NANCY LILLEDAHL

Administrative Assistant, Nancy Lilledahl – Originally from Minnesota, Nancy has resided in Utah for 4 years and has recently moved to Saint George where she is loving the warm desert climate.

Horses are Nancy’s passion and she feels blessed to have been involved with them professionally for over 35 years.  She also holds an Associates Degree in Interior Design.
 
Nancy enjoys a fun and healthy lifestyle and when she’s not working, you can find her hiking in the mountains, out target practicing with her handguns or taking ballroom dance lessons.
 
Being detailed oriented, upbeat and self-motivated, she enjoys her daily interaction with the students, staff members and guests at Zion Massage College. 
Originally from Minnesota, Nancy has resided in Utah for 4 years and has recently moved to Saint George where she is loving the warm desert climate.
 
Horses are Nancy’s passion and she feels blessed to have been involved with them professionally for over 35 years.  She also holds an Associates Degree in Interior Design.
 
Nancy enjoys a fun and healthy lifestyle and when she’s not working, you can find her hiking in the mountains, out target practicing with her handguns or taking ballroom dance lessons.
 
Being detailed oriented, upbeat and self-motivated, she enjoys her daily interaction with the students, staff members and guests at Zion Massage College. 
 
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