Meet Vi Huffman, Licensed Massage Therapist

Vi, a long time band director with multiple degrees in music performance and education, fell in love with the field of massage therapy following a spinal injury in 2004.

After 3 years as the Education Director for Bozeman’s massage school, Health Works Institute, Vi returned to the classroom, completing her degree in Massage Therapy in 2008.  Following graduation, with an eye on the faltering economy, she returned to the public schools, once again in the role of band director and music educator.  In 2011, after teaching for the better part of 28 years, Vi left the field and now devotes herself full-time to massage therapy.

Long a believer in continuing education and the value of expanding her knowledge base, Vi has invested in advanced training in Lymphatic Facilitation, CranioSacral Therapy, Ortho-Bionomy and Neuromuscular Therapy.  

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Courses Vi has completed:

The Upledger Institute 

  • CranioSacral Release Therapy Level I
  • CranioSacral Release Therapy Level II
  • CST and Working with Chronic Depletion

The Chikly Health Institute  (previously affiliated with the IAHE)

  • Lymphatic Drainage Therapy I
  • Lymphatic Drainage Therapy II
  • Lymphatic Drainage Therapy III
  • Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Advanced, Level I
  • LDT: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, MS & Chronic Neuroinflammations – Working with Fluid and Fascia

The Society For Ortho-Bionomy International

  • Spine and Pelvis
  • Extremities
  • Posture and Post Massage
  • Phase 5 — The Healing Connection

The NMT Center

  • NMT and the Gravity Game 

Pacific Northwest School of Massage

  • Deep Tissue Techniques for the QL, Illiopsoas, Diaphragm & Paraspinals

Giving Back

For me, one of the best things about being a massage therapist is that I get to work with people as individuals.  There’s only one thing that I am supposed to be doing when I’m working on a client, and that’s concentrating on what’s good for them.  It’s a great profession.

And it’s a profession that is wonderful to share.  In addition to regular gift certificate or time contributions to local organizations (Gallatin County Back Country Horseman, The Emerson Center, The Bozeman Symphony, Haven, The Bike Kitchen, The Cancer Support Community), I try to find at least one group each year that would benefit from massage.  In 2010, I worked with the Cancer Family Network during their “Change Your Altitude” family retreat, providing massage for survivors, caregivers and family members.