My name is Richard Paterson. I am certified in Rolfing® SI from the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration, and am also certified in Thai Massage and Reiki Level II. I am a licensed massage therapist in Pennsylvania (License #MSG005541) and New Jersey (License # 18KT01039000). I have about 1000 hours of formal bodywork training and additional training in Cold Laser and Electro-Photonic Imaging.
I also hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Union Institute. I have done a lot of different things — high school guidance counselor, planetarium director, and teacher in elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels. The primary career was with Federal land-managing agencies, where my last position was Director of Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, PA. Through all my occupations, my pre-occupation has been running (50+ miles per week for 54+ years and still going). I have personally experienced many chronic running ailments. I first became interested in Rolfing Structural Integration when it eliminated my issues and greatly improved my running performance. I am married (41 years) to Mary Mastran; we have two adult daughters and two granddaughters. I have recently published a novel, The Year the War Came Home, available from www.Lulu.com.