Faculty and Administrative Staff 2017-10-16T15:24:24+00:00

Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado Faculty

MTIC faculty are intensely devoted to the art, science and practice of professional level massage therapy and practice it as a profound and unique healing art. They are devoted teachers and practitioners who seek to impart the utmost in skill, knowledge and results to their students and clients. They are excited about sharing this art with those who seek to become the best massage professional they can become.

A diverse group of exceptionally qualified massage professionals, MTIC faculty are graduates of the MTIC program and practicing LMTs. They have thousands of hours of massage education and operate successful massage practices. MTIC faculty have gone through extensive training at MTIC; first as students of the program, followed by 1-3 years as teaching assistants working under experienced MTIC faculty. In addition MTIC faculty actively pursue continuing education in areas of specialization such as sports massage, cranial therapy, myofascial therapy, pregnancy massage, Thai massage, medical massage, manual therapy, acupressure, Tai Ji, hot stone and much more. The amazing breadth and depth of their massage education and practical experience provides students access to a tremendous wealth of professional knowledge and clinical expertise.

The MTIC is a unique and special place in large part because of the excellence  of this outstanding faculty and program.

MTIC Administration

The MTIC Administrators are a talented group of compassionate and caring individuals devoted to your success as a student and are here to serve you. MTIC admin takes pride in guiding and supporting students through all phases of the MTIC experience. From first contact, admissions interviews, tours, financial aid counseling, to enrollment and supporting your progress through each quarter and to graduation, MTIC administrators will be there for you. They are available to help with your questions and assist you with your schedules and encourage you to keep on track for program completion. Feel free to contact MTIC admin via email or phone (303-329-6345).

Meet Mark Manton, MTIC Director

“MTIC-where the light of our greater potential shines and grows” – Mark Manton RMT, Lic. Acupuncturist, Registered Naturopath

Mark first experienced the benefits of massage therapy in 1969 when he was treated for a climbing injury. As he recovered, Mark expressed an interest in learning massage and his therapist taught him a basic massage routine. This experience inspired Mark to pursue more training in Natural Healing and massage. In 1969 Mark met a gifted teacher, who introduced him to Chinese Language, Taoism, Natural Healing, Organic gardening and Native traditions. Mark studied Natural Medicine using herbs, nutritional therapy, and holistic health with this teacher from 1969 -1972.

From 1976 -1984 Mark attended the International Center for Natural Health and Medicine (ICNHM). He completed a 4 year 4,000-hour clinical training in Naturopathy that included Holistic Health, Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, Exercise Therapy, Manual Therapy and Martial Arts. During this time, Mark continued his private practice in massage and natural medicine and taught classes at ICNHM.

Over the years Mark’s interest in bodywork has led to an extensive amount of additional training. The list includes Swedish Massage, Joint Range of Motion, PNF, MET, SCS, Deep Tissue Massage, Basic and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexotherapy, Connective Tissue Manipulation, Myofascial Release, Neural Tension Release, Acupressure, Tuina, Shiatsu, Functional Manipulative Procedure, Cranial Therapy, Manual Therapy, Body-mind therapies, Biofield Therapies and Structural-Functional Balancing and Integration. Mark has been practicing bodywork since 1970 and has over 40,000 hours of clinical and classroom experience.

Mark’s years of interest and study in Chinese Medicine and Tai Ji led to his co-founding the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CSTCM) in 1989.

Mark’s passion for Natural Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Massage and Manual Therapy is the inspiration for the creation of these schools. The schools provide a center complete with training and therapy facilities where health professionals, students, patients and the public can participate in the experience of Natural Medicine. Mark is a Registered Massage Therapist, a Licensed Acupuncturist, a Diplomat in Chinese Herbology and a Registered Naturopath.

Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado Administration

  • Mark Manton, MTIC Director   director@mtic.edu
  • Jennifer Bell, Chief Administrator & Student Clinic Coordinator   jp.bell@mtic.edu
  • Deana Sandoval, Financial Aid Admin & Administrative Assistant   finaid@mtic.edu
  • Laura Koznarek, Registrar & Administrative Assistant   ras@mtic.edu
  • Abigail Mensah-Bonsu, Enrollment Specialist & Special Projects Assistant    enroll@mtic.edu
  • Patrick Cross, Student Clinic Director   patrick.cross@mtic.edu