Organizer & Hostess – FRANCES NICOLAIS, CMT

francesFrances is the CEO of Focus on Fascia LLC. It’s divisions include the Fascia Retreats, the Myofascial Release Center in Glendale, California and as well as the Kneaded Experience LA, providing MFR Chair Massage throughout the Los Angeles area. She has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 1993, and an Expert Myofascial Release Therapist trained by the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Seminars starting in 2003. Frances is now an official JFB MFR Work Study Group Facilitator. She is also a Senior Staff Instructor at the Hands On Healing Institute in Tujunga and is the developer and main instructor for their Focus on Fascia series (over 300 hours); structural Chair Massage series (over 60 hours); and structural Sports/Fitness Fusion Massage course. Her Advanced Skills Fascia Retreats are approved for up to 13 CEU hours  for Massage & Occupational Therapists through NCBTMB.

Retreat Coordinator – TABITHA HERSEY, CMT

Tabitha started the massage program at the Hands on HealiTabithang Institute in 2012 and has become deeply interested and trained in their Focus on Fascia (MFR) classes. She is also famous for her amazing administrative abilities which she graciously provides for the Myofascial Release Center as it’s Office Manager and one of our Staff Therapists, as well as our Advanced Skills Fascia Retreats as our Retreat Coordinator. Tabitha is also an talented MFR Therapist with beautiful skills to assist in your healing. If you have any questions about the retreats or suggestions for future retreats, please feel free to email Tabitha here.