Beth A. Burgan

Beth Burgan
Assistant Professor
School of Massage Therapy


Special Interests

  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy

I have been an assistant professor in the Massage Therapy Program at Northwestern Health Sciences University since the Massage Therapy Program started in 2001. I am a supervising clinician at the University’s massage therapy teaching clinics.

My instructional responsibilities are to deliver content for professional studies curriculum: ethics, professionalism, legal aspects of massage therapy and survey of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) modalities. I also serve as a clinic supervisor at Pillsbury House Integrative Health Clinic.

I own and manage a part-time private practice. I have advanced training in ethics, business practice management and hands-on techniques.


  • Northern Lights School of Massage, 1988
  • Neuromuscular Therapist, 1991
  • Nat'l Cert in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, 1992
  • CPR/AED certification, 2009
  • CPR/AED certification, 2011
  • Master of Arts - 1972, Kent State University
  • Master of Fine Arts - 1976, Kent State University
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