Paul Maeding has been part of the Indigo Eco-Spa team for over a year. Paul has an associates degree from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder Colorado, with over 1,250 hours of training in 2001, in which he specialized in Medical massage, and currently has 10 years of massage experience. Paul is able to draw upon his knowledge of many varying forms of massage therapy techniques and provides a particularly nurturing, integrated & healing massage.2011 Massage School of the Year: Roaring River, North Carolina (January 7, 2011) – The World Massage Festival and Massage Therapy Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, Colorado, has been named as the 2011 Massage School of the Year. History of Boulder College of Massage Therapy: Founded in 1975, the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) is an independent, not-for-profit massage therapy college offering an internationally recognized Massage Therapy Certificate Program, an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree in Massage Therapy, advanced certificates and continuing education courses. More than 4000 graduates in fifty states and 31 different countries turned to BCMT to help them achieve their career goals. As a not-for-profit organization, BCMT believes in educating people on the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy and giving back to the community. As part of their training, BCMT students participate in service learning, providing thousands of hours of massage therapy services a year to individuals and organizations including the elderly, hospice and AIDS patients, breast cancer survivors, healthcare workers, rehabilitating animals, teachers, firefighters, and low-income individuals. In addition, BCMT’s student clinic offers more than 7,000 discounted massages every year. The Boulder College of Massage Therapy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and approved and regulated by the State of Colorado Department of Higher Education. 1975 – Honora Wolfe, David Chernikoff and Christina Hammond establish the Boulder School of Massage Therapy (BSMT) as a non-profit organization. 1976 – The first class is held on February 7 at 7 pm. Integrative Therapeutic Massage is developed by Christina Hammond and continues to be an integral part of our curriculum. 1979 – The first internship program is developed with Boulder County Hospice. 1986 – Student Clinic is created to offer the community low-cost massage, while allowing students to practice their skills in a professional setting. 1987 – Zen Shiatsu is added to the curriculum. 1988 – The Zen Shiatsu Clinic begins. 1989 – Continuing education courses are added to BSMT’s educational programs. 1990 – The Anatomy in Clay® Learning System is introduced; a hands-on tool that allows for the study of human muscle and anatomy through the use of clay. 1991 – BSMT becomes accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. 1995 – Normalization of Soft Tissue (NST), a customized version of Neuromuscular Therapy, is developed for the BSMT curriculum. 1997 – Boulder School of Massage Therapy is renamed the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT). BCMT moves to its current campus on Longbow Drive. 1997 – Boulder School of Massage Therapy is renamed the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT). BCMT moves to its current campus on Longbow Drive. 2000 – BCMT becomes one of the few colleges to offer an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Massage Therapy, allowing students of the Certificate program to continue their education and receive a degree. 2001 – Pilot study is conducted to investigate the effects of massage therapy on tension headaches. 2002 – Research, funded by AMTA, begins at BCMT to study the effect of massage therapy on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. 2004 – National Headache Foundation funds BCMT research study titled, “Pain, Physiological affect, and stress in chronic tension headache subjects receiving massage therapy.” Research, funded by Oakworks Inc., is conducted to evaluate the effects of massage on muscle recovery from an intense physical effort. 2005 – BCMT celebrates 30 years of excellence. 2006 – BCMT purchases its building and campus. A testament to BCMT’s commitment to be an independent, not-for-profit massage therapy college 2008 – The Massage for Peace campaign is launched. This fundraising initiative supports BCMT’s service-learning program as well as other community service efforts throughout the world. 2009 – The first study abroad program is introduced. Students earn service-learning credit by providing massage therapy to volunteers, employees and friends of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in Tulum, Mexico. Ten members of staff, faculty, and alumni travel to Lha Charitable Trust in Dharamsala, India. Over a period of six days they trained 20 Tibetan refugees in Zen Shiatsu bodywork, Swedish Therapeutic Massage, and chair massage. Lha announces in 2009 annual report that BCMT is a one of their new training partners. 2010 – BCMT celebrates 35 years of excellence. For spa phone 707-937-2810 For lodging phone 707-937-2810 or online at reservations. For dinner phone 707-937-2810 or online at opentable.