About My Work



Sylvia (Mona) Brooks      R.N. , CFMP, LMBT

LMBT License # 3314

I have been working in the medical field for over forty years. My experience as a registered nurse combined with training in orthopedic massage has prepared me to meet the unique needs of my clients. The symbiosis of bodywork and nursing brings a dynamic understanding of how soft-tissue and structural disorders can be addressed with a manual restorative approach.

With twenty years in the bodywork field, I have a variety of experiences in the Trager®, Orthopedic, Rossiter, and Anatomy Trains (a.k.a. Kinesis Myofascial Integration) practices. My passion is to assist people with pain management and structural issues. The transformational work of KMI has given me a new and exciting perspective of anatomy and the fascial web. My practice transcends traditional massage to bodywork that produces long-lasting change in the physical structure and emotional makeup of my clients.

I have also been certified as a Functional Medicine Practitioner  to further  meet my clients needs for a balanced lifestyle and optimal health.



EDUCATION

 



2015-17

 
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

Functional Medicine university 
                                                                                                       

(208 hours)
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                            

2016

Cranialsacral Therapy

Michael Shea Ph.D,

     

(21 Hours)  


2015


Kinessage


Kathleen Gramzay


(14 Hours)

2015

Neuromovement

Anat Baniel

(6 Hours)


2015


QuitSmart Leader

Robert Shipley PhD.


 (7)

2014

Meditation & Mindfulness

Tracy Moon

(7 Hours)


2014


Adrenal & Digestion


Dr. Rhonda Nelson


(6 Hours)

2014

Autoimmunity

Lee Carroll

(8 Hours)

2014

Predicting Genetics

Dr. Stuart White

(6 Hours)

2013

Cardio & Glycemic Control

Dr. Michael Gaeta

(6 Hours)

2013

Brain & Behavior

Dr. Stuart White

(12 Hours)

2013

Essential Lab Tests

Dr. David Hogsed

(6 Hours)


2012

Clinical Nutrition

Bruce Bond, DC. DACBN

(12 Hours)


2012

How to Get Along With Others

Freddie Ulan, DC.CCN


(16 Hours)

2012


Communications

Freddie Ulan, DC.CCN

(24 Hours)

2012

Nutritional Response TestingSM

Freddie Ulan, DC.CCN

Intermediate (16 Hours)

2012

Practical Applications

Annette Schippel, DC


Adrenal and Thyroid Health (12 Hours)

2012

Estrogen Dominance

Michael E. Greer, MD

 (6 hours)

2012

Cardiovascular Health

Thomas McKay, Jr. DC


Nutrition (4 Hours)

2012

DNA is not your destiny

Dr. Bond, DC. DACBN

 

(6 hours)

2012

The Fats of Life

Dr. Michael Dobbins

(8 Hours)

2011

Nutrition

Dr. Stuart White

Seven Pillars of Health

 (12 hours)

2011

Nutritional Response TestingSM

Dr. Shannon Roznay


Nutrition Response Testing (12 Hours)

2011

The Essentials

Jay Robbins DC, DACBN


Nutritional Therapy (12 Hours)

2011

Somatic Experiencing

Dave Berger

Trauma Healing (24 Hours)

2011

Nutrition

Bruce Bond DC. DACBN


Wellness Practice (12 Hours)


2011


Five Essentials


Jim Merecic


Comprehensive Practice (12 Hours)

2011

Clinical Nutrition

Dr. Michael Dobbins

Nutritional Support for The Body System (12 hrs.)

2011

The Rossiter System®

Richard Rossiter

Advanced Rossiter System® Techniques (24 hrs.)

2010

Standard Process

Bruce Bond DC. DACBN


Fundamentals (12 Hours)

2010

The Rossiter System®

Richard Rossiter

Rossiter System® Techniques Unit II (21 hours)

2009

Rossiter Southeast

Kathleen Howard

Rossiter System® Techniques Unit I (21 hours)

2008

Body Therapy Institute

Thomas Myers

Kinesis Myofascial Integration (275 hours)

2008

                                                                                    National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

2007

Body Therapy Institute

Thomas Myers

Bodyreading and Postural Assessment (21 hours)

2007

Trager® Institute

Bill Scholl

Level IV - V (24 hours)

2007

Body Therapy Institute

Thomas Myers

Kinesis Myofascial Integration (275 hours)

2007

Body Therapy Institute

James Oschman, PhD


The Living Matrix (21 hours)

2006

Body Therapy Institute

Carrie Gaynor

Exploring Myofascial Meridians (21 hours)

2006

Body Therapy Institute

Richard Strozzi Heckler, PhD


Exploring Somatic Practices (21 hours)

2004

Trager® Institute

Dean Juhan


Releasing the Jaw (24 hours)

2003

Body Therapy Institute

Jerry Weinart

Thai Massage (24 hours)

2003

Trager® Institute

Cathy Hammonds

Mentastics (6 hours)

2003

Trager® Institute

Cathy Hammonds

Basic Reflex Response (24 hours)

2003

Trager® Institute

Ivey ~ VA

Mentastics (4 hours)

2003

Trager® Institute

Gail Stewart

Level 3 Trager® Approach (40 hours)

2002

Trager® Institute

Jack Blackburn

Advance Side Lying (24 hours)

2002

Body Therapy Institute

Eric Stephenson

Hot Stone Massage (21 hours)

2001

Body Therapy Institute

Wendy Marsh

Professional Ethics (3 hours)

2000

Body Therapy Institute

Claire Marie Miller


Hand and Foot Reflexology (21 hours)

2000

Trager® Institute

Roger Tolle

Level I Trager® Approach (48 hours)

1999

Orthopedic Massage Education Research Institute

Whitney Lowe


Specialist Certification Update (70 hours)

1999

Body Therapy Institute

Candace Pert, PhD


Molecules of Emotion (7 hours)

1999

CORE Institute

George Kousaleos


Myofascial Therapy (48 hours)

1999

Trager® Institute

Dean Juhan


Somatic Explorations (21 hours)

1998

Nurturing the Mother Institute

Claire Marie Miller


Maternal Massage Certification (30 hours)

1998

Orthopedic Massage Education Research Institute

Whitney Lowe


Specialist Certification (70 hours)

1997

International Association of Infant Massage

Maria Mathias


Instructor Certification (30.9 hours)

1997

Body Therapy Institute

Cynthia Loving


Aromatherapy (7 hours)

1996

Body Therapy Institute

Siler City, NC


Diploma in Massage Therapy (625 hours)

1991

Randolph Community College

Asheboro, NC


Associate Degree in Applied Science/Nursing