Continuing Education Provider Spotlight – Carrie Taylor

The Finger Lakes School of Massage is thrilled to have Carrie Taylor presenting a series of Continuing Education workshops at our Ithaca Campus this September.

Carrie has been in the fitness & nutrition industry as a certified professional since 1990, a Registered Massage Therapist in Canada since 2001, and a licensed massage therapist in the U.S. since 2005. Following completion of a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of British Columbia, Carrie attended the prestigious West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver in 1998, to complete a 3500 hour Massage Therapy program. She has been teaching at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences n NYC since January 2001, where her topics of expertise include; Myofascial Release, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Neurology, Palpation, & Clinical Strategies.
She currently teaches the “Taylor Technique” level 1, 2, & 3 certifications (240 hours) in Myofascial release and Osteopathic approaches to manual treatment for liscenced therapists, is an NCBTMB nationally approved provider of continuing education, and is available for speaking engagements. She teaches at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in NYC, the Fingerlakes School of Massage in Ithaca NY, and for the RMTBC in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, as well as being a Georgia Occupational Therapy Association and Physical Therapy Association of Georgia approved provider. Carrie has started hosting continuing education wellness retreats in Atlanta Georgia, where therapists can learn her work, receive treatment, and do yoga!
Carrie practices Myofascial Release, Scar tissue treatment, Osteopathic & Visceral work, Core Stability based Personal Training & stretching, remedial exercise, & Nutrition Counseling. Carrie spends 90% of her private practice in treating other manual therapists (which is one of her passions, and is geared towards enhancing their learning process).
Carrie also graduated from the 200 hour Lifepower yoga teacher training, and specializes in teaching Ashtanga & Vinyasa flow forms of practice. She has a core stability total body conditioning & stretch DVD, as well as DVDs & books of levels 1 & 2 Taylor Technique Myofascial release classes. The DVDs & accompanying book for Level 3 will be available in 2017 (all available in online downloadable and hardcopy formats at

Here is what a couple of Carrie’s clients, students and workshop attendees have had to say about working with her:

“I was six months in practice and already feeling bored with my work when I stumbled on Carrie Taylor. Her courses and her way of looking at the body transformed my practice. I am now doing the work I love and am eager to get to my office each day. I use the DVDs as a resource almost weekly and learn something new each time I review them. Caution: these courses are not for the therapist looking to pick up a few CEUs–Carrie Taylor’s Technique will shake up your practice and blow your mind. And your clients will be as grateful as you are that you took classes in the Taylor Technique.
Thank you! I don’t think I would still be practicing if it weren’t for you. This was just what I was looking for.”

Donna Hutchison 5/10/17

“Hi Carrie,
Been getting some really exciting feedback from some of the techniques you taught last week and was able to use this week.
Just treated a local chiro yesterday for elbow -wrist pain.she trades with other LMTs but didn’t see any relief and remembered that I do different work.
She texted me this morning :

“Seriously Lynne – thanks so much!
I’m excited to continue in your care.
it’s the most relief I’ve had in 6mos.
So powerful what you do!”

Yes! I did bone bending because I noticed after we did it in class how good my forearm felt. Just wanted you to know how you changed this skeptic into a bone-bending believer xo
Just a testimony to your great teaching and techniques. I get feedback all the time like that but from a chiro in this area is huge. Can’t wait to tell her about you!”

Lynne Schopf 3/29/17