Jackie Himelick, LMT
Baby’s First Massage Trainer
What students have to say about Jackie Himelick:
“Jackie Himelick is a wonderful instructor! She is caring, compassionate, organized and insightful. Class was in a relaxed atmosphere allowing everyone to do their best.” Emily, 2016
Jackie Himelick is married and the mother of three beautiful daughters and grandmother of three precious grandchildren and five grandpugs. As a 1996 graduate of Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics, she is following her passion for the complementary way of health and living. Her experience as an OB/GYN nurse has given her a solid foundation to continue her education to benefit mothers, babies, and families to achieve their health goals in a more natural and less invasive manner. She was certified in 2000 with International Association of Infant Massage with Wayne and Maria Mathias, and Baby’s First Massage in 2000 with Teresa Kirkpatrick Ramsey, and then took the class again with Amy Sullivan. Her continuing education with Doulas Of North America was completed in 2003 in Indianapolis, IN.
Jackie is a Certified Massage Therapist in the hills of Southern Indiana, and has maintained a private practice for 20 years practicing Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy among other modalities. She currently teaches several subjects at ASSTI, is a member of the school’s Board of Directors, and is active in the Therese C. Pfrimmer International Association of Deep Muscle Therapists, having held various board positions in that organization for over 15 years.
In 2013, she achieved a PhD in Natural Health from Kingdom College of Natural Health, specializing in Homeopathy and Medicinal Herbs. Along with her PhD from Kingdom College, she is also certified with the Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, TX. Her interest in essential oils has also allowed her to set goals with C.A.R.E. (Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education). As an adjunct to Baby’s First Massage, Jackie also teaches labor support and pregnancy massage. She instructs Basic Homeopathy, Pfrimmer, and Active Isolated Stretching (The Mattes Method), as well.
Research and writing is a passion that will be forthcoming in Jackie’s career. When she is not in front of the computer studying, she enjoys relaxing activities such as taking her favorite pug, Bunny, for walks in the little artist village of Nashville.