Hi, I'm Julie Bierman. I am a California State and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist as well as a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Symmetry Practitioner. I have voluntarily undergone and passed a thorough back ground check by the FBI and I have met the standards of education and professionalism set forth by the California Massage Therapy Council certified in the State of California (see CAMTC.org). I have also passed the National Exam which sets the gold standard for competancy assurance in my field (see NCBTMB.org).
My first professional career was in dental assisting, having completed training through my high school ROP program. I interned in Westminster, California and worked as a dental assistant for 2 years. Seeking a profession in the medical field, I worked as an assistant to an OB/GYN, then as an assistant to a podiatrist while completing my Associates in Science at Long Beach City College.
In 1984 I worked with the chiropractor who opened my eyes to the healing art of massage. I immediately knew this was what I was supposed to do. Still, I continued my formal studies at California State Northridge where I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science.
One of my most gratifying career choices was working with the LA Doctors Medical Group from 1986-1991 where, under direction of Dr Roy Douglas, co-inventor of a reciprocating gait orthosis with Donald Petrofsky, Doug Hutchins RTP, and a group of outstanding co-workers, together we helped people who suffered spinal cord injuries use the RGO to stand up and walk again. My knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics was escalated to it's full potential and created a solid base of knowledge to this day.
I am currently working as the owner and operator of Simply Massage, an onsite seated massage company. I am continually expanding my knowledge in my field on a regular basis, whether it is attending class, online courses, reading books or professional magazines, or just studying previous materials. I enjoy both the medically oriented face of massage & postural care as well as the subtle side of Reiki energy work.