Iris Burman, L.M.T., N.C.T.M.B. is a Co-Founder, Owner and Director of Educating Hands School of Massage in Miami (the school is one of approximately 80 COMTA accredited massage schools in the U.S. out of approximately 1300 programs). She has been practicing Massage Therapy for nearly thirty years. She has attained certifications in Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Trager, Neuromuscular Therapy and has studied numerous other Modalities. Iris's background includes Gestalt Therapy and Psychology. She has, over the years, taught every element of a massage education program. Currently, Iris concentrates on curriculum development and teaching Massage and Business. She is a recipient of the Massage Therapy Foundations first Distinguished Service Award which honors individuals whose service to the massage therapy profession, by nature of their volunteer efforts with the Massage Therapy Foundation, is deemed extraordinary. Perhaps most notable, Iris is a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) she is one of nine individuals that wrote the first national certification exam for massage therapy and bodywork.Burman, Iris is the author of 'TouchAbilities Essential Connections', published 2006 under ISBN 9781418048334 and ISBN 141804833X.