Office

Room 104, Seneca Street Site
2262 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14210

 

Biography

Dr. Rachel Ersing has been in the field of massage therapy for over a decade. She brings unique expertise on many issues, including massage therapy regulations, employment, entrepreneurship, and educational leadership.  A native of Western New York, Dr. Ersing completed her undergraduate education at SUNY at Buffalo and holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and Master of Business Administration degree from D’Youville College. With a strong passion for the field of massage and bodywork, she has continued to expand her knowledge of soft tissue treatment modalities with advanced training in a number of techniques, and is currently completing her Master of Organizational Leadership degree at Medaille College.

She has also self-published Dahlia’s Little Curlsan illustrated children’s book she hopes will encourage others to discover that it is often the things that make us unique that make us beautiful.

 

Education

Doctor of Chiropractic, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, 2012

Master of Business Administration (MBA), D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, 2013

Massage Therapy Diploma, New York Institute of Massage, Williamsville, NY, 2008

BA, Social Science Interdisciplinary; Concentration: Early Childhood, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2002

 

Certifications

International Cupping Therapy Association, Certified Cupping Therapist (CCT), 2013

Graston Technique Certification (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), 2011

SpiderTech Kinesiology Taping Certification, 2011

Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy, Certified Lymphatic Therapist (CLT), 2010

 

Courses Taught

MT101 Introduction to Massage Therapy

MT105 Western Massage Therapy I

MT205 Western Massage Therapy II

MT211 Professional Development

MT212 Applied Pathophysiology

MT216 Sports and Rehab Massage Therapy

MT245 Massage Therapy Seminar

 

Professional Experience

Massage Therapy Program Director
Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY, 2017-Present

  • Faculty selection, supervision, evaluation and development, program and curriculum development and improvement, student recruitment, and program outcomes assessment

Owner
Buffalo Bodywork LLC, Newfane, NY, 2008-Present

  • Owner and operator of an on-site massage therapy business

Owner, Instructor
LMTeach Continuing Education, Newfane, NY, 2013-Present

  • NYS approved provider of massage therapy continuing education

Adjunct faculty, Clinical Coordinator
Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY, 2015-2017

Adjunct Faculty
Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY, 2016

Adjunct Faculty
Bryant & Stratton College, Amherst, NY, 2016

Faculty, Administrator
New York Institute of Massage, Williamsville, NY, 2010-2015

  • Project leader and team coordinator for 2014 re-accreditation
  • Faculty: Medical Massage, Upper Myology, Lower Myology, Pathology I, Pathology II, Business and Law, Health & Hygiene
  • Coordinator for Student Services, Job Placement, Learning Resource System; continuing education course developer and instructor; Clinic Assistant

Massage Therapist
Brain and Spine Center (Spa400), Williamsville, NY, 2009-2011

 

Publications

Ersing, R.M. (2016). Dahlia’s Little Curls. Newfane, NY: 143 Publishing. ISBN: 978-0615331539.

 

Miscellaneous

Memberships

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)

Board Member, Minority Organ Donation and Education Program (MODEP)