Meet The Instructors And Staff

Rebecca Farraway, LMT, RYT 200

Rebecca Farraway, LMT, RYT 200

Owner & CEO

Rebecca Farraway is the owner and founder of Zion Massage College, a Massage Therapy and Bodywork college that offers a 900 hour comprehensive blend of Traditional and Modern approaches to soft tissue manipulation and energy balancing. She is also the owner and founder of Tummo Bodywork, which offers continuing education classes in Massage, Bodywork, Mindfulness, Breath-work and Meditation.

Rebecca has made it her life’s work to study and teach traditional massage, bodywork and healing techniques from around the world. For over 20 years Rebecca has taught and studied Traditional Thai Massage & Bodywork in Thailand and various places around the world, she studied Barefoot Massage styles in India, Thailand, Hawaii, Fiji, Japan and in the U.S. Rebecca studied Gua-Sha (by its various names) in China, Vietnam and Thailand. She has also extensively studied a variety of other soft-tissue manipulation, energy healing techniques and herbal applications in Peru and Mexico.

Early on in her career, Rebecca observed that traditional practitioners and teachers of Massage Therapy and Bodywork frequently blend meditation, contemplative exercises and other healthy lifestyle practices with their Massage Therapy and Bodywork practice. Staying true to this tradition, Rebecca is also an ardent practitioner, student and teacher of meditation and breath-work. She has studied with monks, swamis, shamans and healers from many cultures and spiritual backgrounds to compare and contrast the universal factors that foster a life filled with growth, contribution, connection and peace. She teaches trainings around the world on Massage, Bodywork, Sound Healing, Meditation and Mindfulness. In addition, she is a certified Yoga & Qi-Gong Instructor, musician, ardent nature lover, and, depending on the day, a pretty big fan of cold plunges & ice baths.

Christina Frantzen, LMT

Christina Frantzen, LMT

Program Director / Instructor

Has over 16 year’s experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Christina also brings 10+ years of Spa Management Experience including experience in managing the #1 Spa in the Nation, Conde Nast Traveler.

In addition to her experience with massage therapy, Christina holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, a Bachelor’s of Health Sciences with an emphasis in Physical Therapy and Medical Social Work and, an Associate’s of Science.

In 2014 Christina moved from California to St. George. Upon moving to St. George, she began working at MoVara Fitness Resort and Spa as an LMT and, also began working as an Instructor at Zion Massage College. From the moment we met Christina, the ZMC team knew that she was a valuable and perfect match for our college’s mission, values and for the quality education, which we continually strive to give our students.

Christina loves to hike in nature, spending time with those closest to her, and learning. Christina specializes in a variety of modalities but has extensively studied WATSU and other water based modalities such as Aquatic Integration. Christina is a strong advocate of lifelong learning within the massage therapy profession. She takes new continuing education classes each year and believes that it is imperative that all LMTs make time for continuing their education in the exciting field of massage therapy.

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Everett Hunt, LMT, SI

Everett Hunt, LMT, SI

Instructor

Attended UCMT in Salt Lake City, Utah during 2005-2006. During his time there he learned about fascia and how it can be changed to actually manipulate and shape the body. Not knowing where massage therapy would eventually take him, Everett found his path with Structural Integration. After graduating in March of 2006, Everett completed a graduate program with Structural Bodyworks in Kaysville Utah. Following school, Everett began working in Park City, Utah and quickly built a clientele consisting of Olympic skiers and gymnasts. After gaining valuable experience, Everett eventually moved to St. George where he works as full time therapist at Red Mountain Spa. Everett practices and embodies his belief that proper body mechanics taught in school, therapists can enjoy a massage career which spans decades

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Rocio Lopez Varner

Rocio Lopez Varner

Lead Admin Assistant/Financing

Rocio loves helping the students, staff members and guests at Zion Massage College! Her calm, kind nature, intelligence and ability to listen to others are a breath of fresh air to everyone that meets her. We are so grateful to have her as part of our team.

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Nancy Lilledahl

Nancy Lilledahl

Administrative Assistant

Originally from Minnesota, Nancy has resided in Utah for 4 years and has recently moved to Saint George where she is loving the warm desert climate.

Horses are Nancy’s passion and she feels blessed to have been involved with them professionally for over 35 years. She also holds an Associates Degree in Interior Design.

Nancy enjoys a fun and healthy lifestyle and when she’s not working, you can find her hiking in the mountains, out target practicing with her handguns or taking ballroom dance lessons.

Being detailed oriented, upbeat and self-motivated, she enjoys her daily interaction with the students, staff members and guests at Zion Massage College.
Originally from Minnesota, Nancy has resided in Utah for 4 years and has recently moved to Saint George where she is loving the warm desert climate.

Horses are Nancy’s passion and she feels blessed to have been involved with them professionally for over 35 years. She also holds an Associates Degree in Interior Design.

Nancy enjoys a fun and healthy lifestyle and when she’s not working, you can find her hiking in the mountains, out target practicing with her handguns or taking ballroom dance lessons.

Being detailed oriented, upbeat and self-motivated, she enjoys her daily interaction with the students, staff members and guests at Zion Massage College.

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Cori Halterman, LMT, CLT

Cori Halterman, LMT, CLT

Instructor

Attended UCMT Lindon Campus, graduated March 2011. Cori was inspired by amazing teachers to become an “Elite” bodyworker by striving for perfect attendance, 4.0 grades and taking advantage of every opportunity to learn more. She has worked at various spas including Amangiri and massaging on the houseboats at Lake Powell for Antelope Point. In addition to her private practice she has taught Anatomy, Pathology and Reflexology at UCMT, Orem Campus and still maintains VIP clientelle at Lake Powell.

Cori is fascinated by the complexity and miraculous design of human body and it’s ability to heal itself when given the proper nutrition and care. Being a facilitator in healing is her goal with every client. Teaching is one of Cori‘s passions. Assisting students in maximizing their education and becoming “elite” therapists motivates her in the classroom. She is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist who has worked with clients suffering from this debilitating disease. Workshops and learning forums are Cori‘s idea of “me time”.

At home, Cori enjoys her large family and charming husband. She loves to dance, sing, play the piano, grow flowers and vegetables, read anything by Dr. Fuhrman and wants to live in Rivendell, the Elven realm of Middle earth, in her next life.

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Veronica Hunt

Veronica Hunt

Instructor

Veronica Hunt graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy in 2010, where she learned a variety of modalities and has been integrating her various skills throughout the past 9 years.
Veronica was drawn to the body’s ability to heal itself and continues to utilize her expertise to assist in the body’s healing process.

Through compassionate and careful listening, she thoughtfully tailors each massage session in accordance with the client’s needs and requests, personalizing an individualized overall experience for each client.
One of her specialties and favorite modalities is Cranial Sacral Therapy, which can be beneficial for relaxation, headache relief or prevention. In addition to Cranial Sacral Therapy, she is skilled in Deep Tissue, Swedish and Prenatal Massage.

Veronica is also skilled, respectfully, in body treatments, such as wraps and scrubs, and believes that the energetic element to body treatments can be integrated with Massage Therapy to achieve total health through balance and wellness in mind, body, and spirit.

When Veronica isn’t teaching, you can find her at Sagestone Spa, located at Red Mountain Resort.

Shalyn Padayao

Shalyn Padayao

Admissions Coordinator

With a passion for service, learning, and a firm belief in the body’s ability to heal itself, Shalyn is an enthusiastic member of our administrative team. As the Admissions Coordinator, she is always excited to help prospective students realize the opportunity to develop their talents for healing and helping others.

Shalyn is a mother, a musician and an animal lover. Her favorite place to be is out in nature. From the oceans of Hawaii to the red rock mountains of St George, outdoors is where she finds peace.