About Justine…

Head shotJustine Tutuska, MPH, LMT, CEIM, IAIMT,  is a NY State licensed massage therapist, with additional training and certification in infant massage instruction, pregnancy massage and aromatherapy. I am certified in Holistic Stress Management and hold a Master’s Degree in Public Health / Health Promotion.

I am a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) through Infant Massage USA, as well as the Past President of the Board of Directors of Infant Massage USA, and an International Trainer for the International Association of Infant Massage in Sweden.  The US Chapter, Infant Massage USA, is our local chapter of IAIM of Sweden.  I currently offer the 4 day certification course for health care, education, social service and other professionals, outside of NY State. For more information, please visit www.infantmassageusa.org.

I have practiced aromatherapy for over 15 years, as part of a natural body care business that I created and owned years ago, in my massage therapy practice, and in education.  I currently teach a course at a local college, in a local esthetician program, as well as through community education.  I have a diploma from the Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy.

Full time, I am also an Assistant Professor of an academic program at a local college, teaching coursework in community and holistic health. I am committed to the idea of civic and global responsibility, having traveled to Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Laos, China and the Dominican Republic to learn about culture and health care, and to bring health education and support, particularly in areas of family support,  women’s health and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Credentials:

  • NY State Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health / Health Promotion (MPH) – San Diego State University
  • CEIM – Certified Educator of Infant Massage through Infant Massage USA
  • CIMI – Certified Infant Massage Instructor (International Association of Infant Massage- in Sweden)
  • IAIMT- International Trainer with the International Association of Infant Massage
  • Diploma-  Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy

MotherMassage® Certification:

Training was completed with Elaine Stillerman, LMT. Please visit her website to learn more about her training course: www.mothermassage.net.

MotherMassage® training provides in depth information, research, and practice in the following areas: physiology of pregnancy, labor and postpartum, skills and competencies to massage clients from first trimester through labor and postpartum recovery, full body prenatal massage practice with positioning in sidelying, recumbent, chair and with use of Body Cushion System™, labor support massage, postpartum massage, with special attention paid to high risk pregnancies and treating common discomforts of pregnancy including low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and contraindications and precautions of prenatal massage.