In alternative medicine, bodywork involves working with the human body in a form involving manipulative therapy, breath work, or energy medicine. Bodywork techniques also aim to assess or improve posture, promote awareness of the "bodymind connection" rather than the "mind-body connection", or to manipulate the electromagnetic field surrounding the human body and affecting health.
Luther L. Lockard, Professional Bodyworker
Luther L. Lockard is a professional bodyworker who includes the services of Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology, Craniosacral, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch and other energy based modalities. Luther has over 1500 hours of professional training in medical and orthopedic massage techniques, reflexology, and energy based healing modalities bodywork.
Luther completed a 500 hour massage program at The National Massage Therapy Institute (formerly The Philadelphia School of Massage Therapy) in 1998. He also studied Reflexology with The Center for Universal and Holistic Studies, New Jersey Institute for Reflexology, and the International Institute for Reflexology. Also, Luther has taken numerous continuing education courses including those sponsored by The Upledger Institute, Zero Balancing Association, Touch For Health Kinesiology Association, and Medical Massage Practitioners Of America, Pain Management and Orthopedic Massage Seminars, Freedom From Pain Institute, Neurosomatic Educators LLC, and BodyZone Posture Rehab and Exercise, Cross Country Education, and Missouri College.
Luther has held positions of Director of Continuing Education and Head Faculty Instructor for the Philadelphia campus of The Massage Therapy Program, as well as manager of the massage department at Moments Salon & Day Spa in Mount Laurel, NJ. Luther owns Corporate Massage Therapies-Advanced Treatment Center LLC , where medical & therapeutic massage techniques are performed. Luther also specializes in posture, balance and bodywork alignment and muscle therapy for Salsa Dancers and have several world champions as current regular clients.
Luther also has an 18 year background in Occupational Safety and Health where he earned the Professional designations of: Associate in Risk Management, Associate in Loss Control Management, and Associate in Management. This background gives Luther a diverse knowledge and insight into the understanding of the many work related exposures and issues which may contribute to the stress and health of people associated with their occupations. Luther provides instruction, education, and training to management and employees of large and medium sized corporations in risk management and safety sciences and occupational health programs.
Luther has a BBA Marketing from the University of Memphis (previously Memphis State University). Luther is or has been a member of the following professional organizations: International Council of Reflexologist, The Reflexology Association of New Jersey, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Spa Massage Alliance, Association for Spirituality & Psychotherapy.