Cheryl L. Siniakin, Ph.D.
B.S. Psychology and English; University of Pittsburgh, 1979
Ph.D., Education, Heed University, 1996
National Institute of Reflexology; St. Petersburg, Florida, 1976
Ozark Life Center School of Therapy Technology, 1985
Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy,
License # 840-Licensed Massage Therapy Instructor, Licensed since 1986.
The Education Center of Sheppard Pratt, Advanced Hypnosis and
Pittsburgh Society for Bioenergetic Analysis, Inc.,
Bioenergetic Therapist, 1988
Reiki:Usui Shiki Ryotto: Second Degree, 1988
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. 1992 - present
Approved Provider for Category A Continuing Education. 1995 - present
Bodywork for Childbearing Years:
Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage Therapy, 1997
American Massage Therapy Association: (AMTA)
Pennsylvania Chapter-Western Unit Sec./Treas. 1990-1991
PA Chapter Third Vice President -
Membership Chair 1991-1993
PA Chapter First Vice President -
Public Relations Chair 1993-1994
PA Chapter President 1994-1996
National Bylaws Chair, 1995 to present.
AMTA -PA Chapter Meritorious Award, 1996.
AMTA National Meritorious Award, 1996.
Private Practice - Massage Therapy 1977 - present
Pittsburgh Center for Health
Founder and Director
Massage Therapy, Massage Therapy Training 550 hour
"One-to-one" Tutorial - traditional Swedish and
Bioenergetic Massage Therapy training 1993 - present
Developed curriculum for Massage Therapy Training;
Associate Degree Program for
Community College of Allegheny County. 1995 - present
Advisory Committee Member for "Center for Complementary
Shadyside Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
(UPMC) Pittsburgh, PA. 1997 - present
COMMISSION ON MASSAGE THERAPY ACCREDITATION (COMTA) Education Specialist for Onsite
Evaluation for schools applying for accreditation. 1997 - present
I have created and taught the course "Bioenergetic Massage- a Character
Specific approach to Massage Therapy" both locally and nationally
(Boston, MA and Austin, TX) since 1991.
My interests are in achieving excellence in the education and training of
those who are interested in entering the profession of Massage Therapy.
This is done through curriculum development and one-to-one tutorial training. I have
accomplished this in my own practice at the Pittsburgh Center For Health which I founded
E-mail address: CLSiniakin@aol.com