ALL INSTRUCTORS at Hands On Health Education Center are Nationally Certified and hand selected to bring you the best learning experience possible.
Please visit personal websites of all the instructors for more details regarding their personal background and teaching qualifications.
UltraSports Massage Therapy
(813) 482-7200

Pete Pfannerstill, PhD, LMT, CKTP, CKTI
Instructor: Kinesio Taping I, II, III, Sports Massage - Myofascial Sports Massage

The focus at UltraSports Massage Therapy, Inc. is in soft tissue injury rehabilitation using Myofascial Sports Massage, Structural Integration, NMT, various stretching techniques and the Kinesio Taping® Method.  You may have seen the UltraSports Massage Team in the massage tent at the Ironman World Championship 70.3, at the Gasparilla Distance Classic, at the St. Anthony’s Triathlon or at one of the many other Tampa area sporting events.  The licensed massage therapists on the UltraSports Massage Team are familiar with the treatment of many common sports injuries and conditions.

The owner, Pete Pfannerstill, PhD, LMT, CKTP, CKTI has been a licensed sports massage therapist since 1997.  He is an active member in the American Massage Therapy Association, the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) and is nationally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Pete is a continuing education provider, approved by the State of Florida (#50-2081) and the NCBTMB (#386613-00), teaching sports massage courses and the Kinesio Taping® Method as a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor.  He serves on the Kinesio Taping Association Education Committee.

Pete was selected by the 2004 Athens Health Services Sports Massage Team for the Athens Olympic Games.  He is a Level 2 Olympic Sports Massage Therapist in the USOC Volunteer Sports Medicine Program.  From 1999-2007, he worked as a massage therapist in the New York Yankees system.
Pete Pfannerstill, PhD, LMT, CKTP, CKTI
Holistic Massage Education


Juul Bruin, LMBT, RN
*Lymph Massage: Protocol for Detoxification and Minor      Pathologies - 21 CEs

Juul Bruin has a unique blend of experience in the healthcare field, spanning four decades. A native of the Netherlands, she began her career as a psychiatric and hospice nurse. Upon relocating to the United States, Juul attended the Body Therapy Institute, and became a NC Licensed Massage Bodywork Therapist (#630). She later trained at the renowned Dr. Vodder School in Austria, becoming a LANA Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2001. Juul is credentialed in the First Line Therapy modality of wellness and recovery, and has a Masters degree in Holistic Health. She currently teaches massage therapy in Wilmington, NC, and presents continuing education seminars across the US. She looks forward to sharing her 35-year journey in health promotion, and is excited to help her fellow massage therapists guide others to a healthier, happier lifestyle.

You can visit Juul’s website at

Be Fierce Lifestyle Fitness Coaching, LLC


Ashlynn Beth Lucas, MS, SNS
USAT Level I Certified Coach, NESTA Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach, Owner/Athlete

* Nutrition, Lifestyle Fitness

Be Fierce Lifestyle Fitness Coaching, LLC is a sports training and life coaching company, founded on our strong Christian faith.  Owner Ashlynn Lucas is a USAT Level I Triathlon coach, a  NESTA certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach and a Sports Nutrition Coach with many years of training and coaching experience.   She has coached several people from “Couch to Triathlon” recently.  
Be Fierce Lifestyle Fitness Coaching, LLC offers our clients a full range of fitness and nutrition services.  We offer beginner to elite athlete training, as well as life coaching and nutrition programs.  No matter your goal, Ashlynn and the Be Fierce staff can help you achieve your dreams.

Learn More about Ashlynn Lucas via her company website:

Ashlynn Beth Lucas, MS
Claire Marie Miller Seminars


Beth Kelsey, 
* Nurturing the Mother: Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage -24 CE
​* Integrative Reflexology - 24 CE

Beth Kelsey is a Certified Massage Therapist who lives and practices in the New River Valley of Southwestern Virginia. She is a lifelong resident of Blacksburg, Virginia. She received her B.A. from Virginia Tech in 1989. After working at the Virginia Tech University Library for a few years, she started her family, and began working at a variety of part time jobs including running a small market produce business and teaching preschool. Beth is a natural nurturer, so it was an easy transition from raising and teaching young children to going to massage school and learning bodywork.

Beth graduated Summa cum laude from the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga in Blacksburg, VA. She began her private massage practice as a student in 2003, and continued as a NCBTMB and Virginia Board of Nursing Certified Therapist since 2005. Her massage practice has grown into a full time job. She maintains a lively practice of clients ranging in age from 13-93. Beth has studied with Claire Miller and is Certified in Integrative Reflexology and in Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy Massage. She is passionate about bodywork and brings that enthusiasm to the classroom as an instructor.

You can visit Beth’s website at
Integrative Rehab
and Wellness

 (910) 200-3934

Jessica Hartmann, PT, PYT, RYT
*Myofascial Release - Upper and Lower Body

Jessica is a licensed physical therapist who specializes in manual physical therapy, as well as a professional yoga therapist. She has combined her passions of physical therapy and yoga with the creation of Integrative Rehab and Wellness, in order to facilitate a healing environment that supports overall health and well-being.
Jessica completed her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. The majority of her post –professional manual therapy training has been through Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. This training has provided her with the tools necessary to successfully treat a variety of conditions including back and neck pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sciatica, musculoskeletal issues (shoulders, hips, knees, etc), chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines/headaches, anxiety, arthritis, and TMJ. She completed her dry needling certification through Dr. Ma’s Integrative Dry Needling Program and has found this technique to be a highly effective form of physical therapy for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions, as well as injury prevention and performance enhancement.
She has found through her own yoga practice that the benefits of yoga are endless both physically and mentally. The key benefit is an overall state of health and well-being. She has completed my medical therapeutic yoga training through the Professional Yoga Therapy Program (PYT) developed by Ginger Garner, PT, ATC, PYT in Emerald Isle, NC. She would like to recognize and thank Ginger, as well as Shelly Prosko, founder of Physio Yoga in western Canada, as a constant source of knowledge, inspiration, and encouragement.

You can visit Jessica’s website at
Earth Dance Healing Arts

 (812) 320-1462

Jenn Will, LMT, NCBTMB Certified 
*Foundation of Thai Massage - 30 CE course

Jenn Will has been a licensed practicing massage therapist since 2002, and has had hundreds of hours of training with her Thai massage teachers in Chiang Mai. She's been a student of yoga student since the late 1990's and began teaching in 2004. She currently has a massage therapy practice in Loveland, OH
NCBTMB approved provider #451655-11 

Thai Massage is like a thousand gentle waves washing over the body.  Thai massage is like yoga for lazy people. Instead of doing yoga, they do it for you." --Chongkol Setthakorn

Study the ancient, dynamic healing art of Thai Massage/Nuad Bo-rarn, and step into a vast lineage of eastern folk medicine. Thai Massage, yoga, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and other eastern methodologies & philosophies all have their roots in the Vedas, and so have many similarities. Thai bodywork and Thai medicine evolved within the Buddhist temples and countryside of Thailand & southeast Asia as a complete & distinct holistic system.

Deeply grounded in metta, or loving-kindness, the work is healing & meditative for both the recipient and the therapist. In this therapeutic style, we combine passive, yoga-like stretching with massage pressure along sen (energy) lines of the body, lowing
for a deep, yet gentle unwinding. The work is practiced on a mat on the floor, & the recipient remains fully dressed in comfy clothing.
Thai Massage is a natural addition to any massage or bodywork practice.
This course is part of the curriculum of International Training Massage School (ITM) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Following completion of level one, students may continue on to ITM level two at ITM in Chiang Mai, with Jenn Will, or with any registered ITM teacher. The ITM curriculum stands out as a very thorough, structured, and comprehensive educational program  grounded in both the northern-style Thai massage lineage and Thai culture. Continuity and recognition within a parent school in Thailand is a valuable asset for anyone wishing to deepen their studies there in the future. This course provides a solid foundation for life-long study and practice of Nuad Bo-rarn within any tradition.

You can visit Jenn Will's website at