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Stories From The Clinic: What I Wished I Had Known About Pain Science When I Started Out

Ravensara Travillian, Ph.D.

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Bio: Ravensara S. Travillian, PhD, NA-C, LMP, has been a licensed massage practitioner in Washington state since 1992. In 2006, she completed her PhD in Biomedical & Health Informatics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She practiced at the Refugee Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for 7 years, providing massage therapy for pain relief, insomnia, and other symptoms for refugees living with the after effects of having survived war, genocide, and other forms of trauma.

Additionally, she has served the profession as a Board Member for the Massage Therapy Foundation, and as Chair of the Best Practices Committee, tasked with developing and communicating best practice guidelines to ensure that clients can depend that an entry-level massage therapist knows how to deliver effective massage therapy appropriately and safely.