Local Entrepreneur Invited to Share Expertise in New Zealand

Laura Landsiedel to Instruct at New Zealand College of Massage


RALEIGH, NC (December 3, 2012) — Laura Landsiedel, Director of Bodywork Therapy Seminars (BTS), has been invited to instruct at the New Zealand College of Massage (NZCM) from January through July of 2013. Bodywork Therapy Seminars is a massage therapy continuing education program which operates as a division of Hands On Health Massage Therapy & Wellness, a facility that has operated in two locations in the Triangle for the past 9 years.

John Fiso, the CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Sport, was first introduced to Laura in October at the 2012 American Massage Therapy Association National Convention held in Raleigh, NC.  Shortly after the convention, John reached out to Laura about the possibility of being an international instructor at the New Zealand College of Massage.

“The New Zealand Institute of Sport and The New Zealand College of Massage, New Zealand’s largest Sports Fitness and Massage Education providers, are excited about selecting Laura Landsiedel as an international guest instructor. These institutions seek world-class presenters who have been successful business and education leaders within our industry. Laura’s strong background and certification in medical massage techniques and instruction have been successfully utilized to develop Hands On Health’s reputation as a successful medical massage practice. In addition we look forward to Laura sharing her American experiences and assisting the NZCM with its ongoing review of its qualifications and courses.”

— John Fiso, CEO of The New Zealand Institute of Sport

The New Zealand College of Massage (NZCM) was recently acquired by the New Zealand Institute of Sport, and is extremely advanced in its massage therapy education. In fact, therapists even earn a bachelor’s degree in massage therapy, including subject matter concentrations in neuromuscular massage, health sciences and sports therapy.

NZCM selected Laura after recognizing how Hands On Health has successfully developed a business model that also functions as a bridge for therapists as they transition from diploma level studies to applying advanced skills in professional practice.  While instructing at the Wellington, NZ and Auckland, NZ schools, Laura will assist in bridging the gap between academic knowledge and successfully applying their knowledge as massage therapy practitioners. In addition, Laura will be working on creating an international exchange program for post-graduate professionals.

 About Hands On Health & Bodywork Therapy Seminars
Hands On Health provides medical massage therapy services and education trusted by healthcare providers, and has locations in both Raleigh and Cary, NC.  Medical professionals refer patients for a broad range of services including chronic pain and sports-related injuries. Hands On Health therapists are highly skilled in therapeutic and relaxation techniques. Therapists from across the country enroll in their nationally recognized and certified massage therapy continuing education program. The staff has the knowledge, expertise and versatility to meet individualized expectations needed to be a partner in health and healing. The professionals at Hands On Health have one objective: utilize their skill, compassion and knowledge to enhance their patients’ quality of life.


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