The Professionalization Of Massage Therapy Through Integration With Pain Science

Ravensara Travillian, Ph.D.

Twitter: @RavenTravillian

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BIO: My name is Ravensara S. Travillian, PhD, NA-C, LMP, and I have been a licensed massage practitioner in Washington state since 1992. In 2006, I completed my PhD in Biomedical & Health Informatics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. I 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 aftereffects of having survived war, genocide, and other forms of trauma.

In private practice, I have provided massage therapy for veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, geriatric clients living with the effects of stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, clients with high-risk pregnancies, and parents at high risk of child abuse and neglect due to intergenerational effects of previous abuse and of low socioeconomic status.