Staff

Employees of The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage include administrative staff, student clinic supervisors, core instructors, and teaching assistants.  All clinic supervisors and instructors working for the school are licensed massage therapists and/or hold a degree in a related field.

 
 

Holly I. Pinto, BS, LMT, BCTMB

Holly graduated from the Neuromuscular Concepts School of Massage in San Antonio, Texas in 1989.  She has been an active member with the AMTA since 1990.  Holly has been licensed and maintain full-time practices in Texas, Arkansas and Illinois.  She has studied myofascial release and craniosacral therapy from Dr. Michael Shea, PhD since 1989.  Holly is certified in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy after graduating from a 700-hour diploma program through the International School of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in 2006.  She is a certified WATSU and Waterdance practitioner and an instructor of Judith DeLany's American Neuromuscular Therapy.  She is the owner and director of The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, Ltd. in Swansea, Illinois.  The school has been approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education since 1997 and is recognized by the NCBTMB as an educational institute.


Tammy Bivin, LMT, BCTMB

A graduate of The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, Tammy serves as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations and Continuing Education.  She is also a clinic supervisor and a core instructor.  Her specialty is in Active Isolated Stretching, and she is a certified instructor of Neuromuscular Therapy and CPR. In addition, Tammy is employed by Southwestern Illinois College as the Massage Therapy Program Coordinator for BTCSM.

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Dr. Daniel Rovin, DC

Dr. Rovin serves as Director of Student Relations at the Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, Ltd.  Dan maintains a private practice as a Chiropractic Physician.  His credentials include Board of Chiropractic Physicians and Certified National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Clinical Certification Activator & Diversified Techniques.  Dr. Dan teaches Body Structure and Function and Pathology for the Massage Therapist for BTCSM.


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Lyri Merrill, MSPT, LMT

Lyri has over 20 years of experience as a manual therapist. She provides physical therapy and therapeutic massage through Anam Healing Arts. She currently teaches Body Structure and Function and Pathology for the Massage Therapist at the Body Therapy Center and School of Massage.


Cassandra Pate, MSPT, LMT

Cassie holds a BS degree in Physical Therapy from Maryville University in 1990 and a MS degree in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University in 1999. She graduated from The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage in 2015. She currently works as a weekend clinic supervisor at the Body Therapy Center and School of Massage.  In addition, she teaches the complimentary class for the school. Cassie also works at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis in the outpatient therapy department.  Cassie holds specialized training or certification in aromatherapy, neuromuscular techniques, and functional movement taping, myofascial release therapy.


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Nick Gephardt, LMT

Nick is a graduate of the Body Therapy Center and School of Massage and works as a student clinic supervisor. He also teaches his specialty, isolated stretching to the massage students. Nick is a practicing massage therapist with a Bachelors degree in Physical Education from Illinois State University.


Angela Banks, MSG, LMT

Angela is a graduate of The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage. She is a practicing massage therapist and serves as support staff at The Body Therapy Center. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Angela is also a graduate from the University of Missouri-St. Louis where she received a Masters of Science in Gerontology.

Christine McClelland, LMT

Christine is a graduate of The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage. She serves as student clinic supervisor and is a practicing massage therapist.

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