Curriculum Vitae

  • 1984     BS degree in Natural Health Education from Heartwood Institute in Garberville, CA. The coursework included 1000 hours of Massage Therapy training.

  • 1989-2017   Clinical rehabilitation practice in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, specializing in treating clients with chronic pain and injuries from motor vehicle accidents.

  • 1990-1     Co-author of the NM Massage Therapy Practice Act.

  • 1992     Awarded NM Massage License #8.

  • 1994-2011     Co-author of and contributor to the NM Massage Therapy Board Rules.

  • 1996     Awarded NM Massage Therapy Instructor Registration #I-112.

  • 1998     BUS in Biology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. The coursework included Human Anatomy and Physiology with a cadaver lab, Microbiology, Microbial Physiology, Molecular Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and Immunology.

  • 2009    Certified in Advanced Myofascial Techniques by Advanced-Trainings. The 100+ hours of coursework included  theory and technique, assessment, acute and chronic whiplash, TMJ disorders, and scoliosis.

  • 2014   Elected Board Member, AMTA-NM. Appointed to Chair the Government Relations Committee.

  • 2015   Successfully lobbied the Legislature for Sunset Review of the NM Massage Therapy Practice Act to ensure continued licensure of LMTs in NM.

  • 2017   Co-author of and lobbyist for NM SB 275, which would have put continuing education requirements into the law and simplified the regulatory structure for massage therapy instructors. The bill was passed unanimously by the NM Senate and House, but vetoed by the Governor.

  • 2017   Awarded OR Massage License #23463.

  • 2017   Awarded AMTA NM Chapter Meritorious Award for diligent volunteerism in an altruistic manner, in this case related to amending the NM Massage Act to stem Massage Board abuses, and for lobbying the NM Legislature. The plaque I received contains the following quote: “What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” –Aristotle

  • 2017-18   Staff Massage Therapist at Beaverton Bodyworks

  • 2018   Nominated for the AMTA National Government Relations Award.

  • 2018   Appointed to the Advisory Committee on Chiropractic Assistants by the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

In addition to my private practice, I have provided massage services for institutions as diverse as Southwest Cyberport, Sandia National Laboratories, St. Martin’s Shelter, the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships, and the New Mexico Legislature.

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Donald F. Schiff, BS, CAMT, OR LMT #23463, NM LMT #8 is a licensed massage therapist certified in advanced myofascial techniques, in Beaverton, OR.

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