Our NCBTMB Approved Instructors

Diane Kurtz

Diane Kurtz

NCBTMB provider #1231

About Diane

Diane Kurtz, LMT has been practicing massage since 2009 and teaching massage since 2014. She is passionate about sharing her expertise and inspiring massage therapists to challenge themselves and expand their knowledge. Her goal is for students to have fun while learning.

Russell Afflerbach

Russell Afflerbach

NCBTMB Provider #451020-09

About Russell

Russell Afflerbach, BCTMB, PDMT is a nationally certified practitioner and instructor of the Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga Massage. As former owner and director of the Alburtis Neuromuscular Institute, Russell uses his years of experience and training to provide you with the best techniques to use in your practice. Russell’s classes are NY State approved.

Debra J. Stuff Gist

Debra J. Stuff Gist

NCBTMB Provider #049535-00

About Debra

Debra J. Stuff Gist has an 18-year private practice in Greencastle, PA as a foot and hand reflexologist. She has studied many reflexology and Asian acupressure styles and is an Ayurveda health counselor. She has strong interests in plants and herbs, gardening and nature.

Ellen Brady

Ellen Brady

NCBTMB Provider #049535-00

About Ellen

Ellen Brady, BCTMB, NCMMT is the owner of Mother Earth Day Spa in Myrtle Beach, SC and is an LMT in SC and NC. Ellen teaches: Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage, Nurturing the Mother® Fertility Massage, Nurturing the Mother® Wise Woman Menopause Massage, Integrative Reflexology®, Advanced Integrative Reflexology® and Lymphatic Massage for Detoxification.

Jim Funk

Jim Funk

NCBTMB provider #451761-11

About Jim

Jim Funk, LMT has been a massage therapist for more than 25 years and has been teaching massage for over 20 years. Jim is passionate about providing quality education to massage therapists. He owns the Academy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks in Pottstown, Pennsylvania as well as Rapunzel’s Salon and Spa in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

Kalu Chan

Kalu Chan

NCBTMB provider #451761-11

About Kalu

Kalu Chan, LMT is a graduate of the Academy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Kalu has been a licensed massage therapist, instructor, and esthetician for almost five years. She’s passionate about providing quality education to students and providing the best possible services to her clients.

Lin Roussel

Lin Roussel

NCBTMB Provider #451426-10

About Lin

Lin Roussel, BA, LPN, LMT, LE, BCTMB is Lancaster, PA based and a preferred practitioner and educator for the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) and has worked as a nurse for 35 years. Lin is a life-long learner and is passionate about teaching as well as acting as a mentor for fellow massage therapists and fellow CE Providers.