Lisa DiBello, Licensed Massage Therapist, Swedish Insititute of Health Sciences, NYC
BA Psychology, City University of New York SPS
twenty years of ongoing, licensed practice and continuous trainings.
California State License #71813; New York State License # 013955; New Mexico State License # 4667; Oregon State License # 7718
Lisa has been in private practice and employed at spa and healing facilities continuously since her graduation from the Swedish Institute in NYC and subsequent NY State licensure in 2000.
Her experience also includes teaching Swedish Massage at a luxury residence spa in Tokyo, Japan. While living in Tokyo, her client list ranged from US and foreign dignitaries (including a former U.S. President) to stay-at-home moms.
Lisa has lived and traveled extensively in Asia, and has resided in six US States, both East and West Coasts, the SouthWest and Colorado.
The primary focus of her practice is Swedish Massage but also includes Pre-Natal Massage, Thai Massage (with two years full-time residence in Thailand), Traditional Chinese Medicine (with one year of formal full-time study in Beijing, PRC) and Aquatic Bodywork with certification in Watsu I and II completed at Harbin Hotsprings, in Middletown, California.
Lisa's travel and five-year residence in Asia has deepened her strong interest in learning to communicate without the use of spoken language - to look beyond differences with kindness and compassion and to honor commonality in all beings.
The Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy (College of Health Sciences) - 1000 Hours - New York, NY; Associate in Occupational Studies - Massage Therapy, December, 2000
100 hours - Char Pias, Jessica Fagen
Watsu - Intro to Watsu at Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon with Jeanne Edwards, October, 2003
TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine
Beijing University for Traditional Chinese Medicine – September, 2007- June, 2008 Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Beijing Massage Hospital – Tuina Massage Therapy - 30 hours – July, 2007 Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Traditional Thai Massage Therapy
Pichest Bonthumme, Chiang Mai, Thailand – 60 Hours-ongoing – start date: August, 2006 - ongoing
Sunshine School of Traditional Thai Massage, Chiang Mai, Thailand - 60 hours – January, 2008; Traditional Thai Massage Therapy
Wat Pho Traditional Thai Massage School, Bangkok, Thailand - 30 hours – January 2006 - Traditional Thai Massage Therapy
I-Thai Massage – Santa Fe, NM - with James Peckham - 30 Hours - January 2005
Traditional Thai Massage – Portland, OR – with David Weitzer Level I 16 hours – February, 2003
The Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy School of Continuing Education, NYC - 6 CEU - October, 2013
Shiatsu and Emotions with Katherine Powers, LMT
SPA and miscellaneous TRAININGS
5Rhythms - Heartbeats - with Lucia Horan, Esalen Institute, April 2016
Ten Thousand Waves – Santa Fe, NM - Spa Training – August 2004
Upledger Institute – Portland, OR - Manual Lymphatic Drainage Level I – May, 2002
Breema Northwest – Portland, OR – 4.5 contact hours January, 2003