I became certified in The Trager Approach® in 1985, and graduated from the New Mexico Academy of Advanced Healing Arts in 1991. I have worked in a chiropractic clinic, an orthopedic clinic, an acupuncture center and have worked at Integrative Therapies pain clinic for over fifteen years. I have also maintained a private practice in Greensboro for over 25 years. I am a Trager® Practitioner and tutor, and a nationally certified massage therapist. Other training includes the Cranio Sacral system, Ortho Bionomy, Dynamic Structural Learning, Tai Chi, Chi Gong healing, The Bowen Technique and Neural Structural Integration, Reiki, Reflexology and various other modalities. I now teach classes designed to help restore bone mass called ‘Bones For Life(R)’ as I study the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, and my latest passion is teaching a radical approach to ergonomics I call “Look and Feel Great Despite your Computer”.
Betsy Oldenburg NCLMBT #330
Licensure and Certification
Certified Practitioner of the Trager Approach ® since 1985. Following initial certification, Trager Practitioners must renew certification yearly and are required biannually to submit a tutorial, along with certain hours of classwork, and conferences.
Certified Trager Tutor since 1991
Trager Tutors serve as assisting educators to the Trager Instructors. The tutor offers tutorials to Trager students, and fellow Practitioners for their biannual certification renewals, and to students working on their field work, and for those applying for final certification. The Trager Tutor must submit an annual tutorial, conducted by a peer or instructor, and must fulfill certain hours in training, assisting trainings, and conferences biannually.
In order to be state licensed a massage therapist must be certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork; NCBTMB. See www.ncbtmb.org .
National Certification – 1994, #6043
North Carolina Board of Massage Therapy and Bodywork; NCBMTB. See www.bmbt.org
North Carolina Licensure – 2000, #330