Diane Matkowski has been practicing massage for more than 25 years. She opened Freedom Massage, located in Malvern PA., in 1998 and is proud to boast that she has not taken a paycheck from anyone but herself since then. Diane and her team celebrated their seventh award for BEST massage in 2020 by local voters. Diane recently turned over her practice to be fully manage by a Freedom Staff member/fellow LMT. Fortunatley, she couldn't resist continuing to grow and build another massage platform to support the industry the Massage Mentor Institute.
Diane is an NCBTMB approved continuing education provider. In 2006, she published her first book, The Body Is Art: A Mentoring Guide for Massage and Bodywork. Diane has also written articles and been in MTJ magazine, Massage magazine, Massage and Bodywork, Massage World, Different Strokes, Main Line Today and the Daily Local News. She has been a blogger for EmmeNation, an online forum and trusted resource for women. In 2010 she was the Official Massage Practitioner for the women’s professional soccer team, the Philadelphia Independence. She has also been an active participant in childbirths as a coach and massage therapist helping women give birth naturally.
She recently finished her second book, The Massage Therapist’s Guidebook, which as been approved by the NCBTMB as a home study course toward CE’s. She also provides mentoring for massage therapists nationwide on her closed Facebook page for massage therapists, "The Massage Mentor Closed Group". She uses this platform to host interviews with legends in bodywork like Master Ohashi, Til Luchau, Tom Myers, Aubrey Gowing, Alison Kavanagh, Judith Aston, Erik Dalton, The Rebel Massage Therapist, Wanita Thompson, Nathalie Cecilia, David C. Morin, Maria Natera, James Waslaski, Ben Benjamin, Kumu Brenda Mohalapua, Whitney Lowe, Paul Kelly, and more.
Her passion for her business, her employees and the field of bodywork is infectious.