Jim Funk

Jim Funk

LMT, Owner Academy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks

Jim has been a massage therapist for more than 26 years and has been teaching massage techniques for 20 years. Jim noticed that some of his students were ending their massage careers, not because they wanted to, but because they felt their bodies could no longer preform a quality massage. Jim realized that many of these therapists were leaving the profession because they had not utilized body saving techniques. He saw many therapists using only their hands and fingers and not using their forearms. With this in mind, Jim developed Forearm Fusion. This method uses the hand, forearm, and elbow to provide a therapeutic massage. Proper body mechanics are stressed in this class.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
December 2, 2017 Pottstown, PA | Intro to Massage Therapy 6 Hours December 2, 2017
November 13, 2017 Pottstown, PA | Hot Stone 7 Hours November 13, 2017


ID Course Name Duration Start Date
October 10th – 11th, 2020 Cornelius, North Carolina | Forearm Fusion 2 Days 9am-6pm October 10, 2020
July 18th – 19th, 2020 Forearm Fusion | Poconos 2 Days 9am-6pm July 18, 2020
November 19th – 20th, 2020 Rockford, Illinois | Forearm Fusion 2 Days 9am-6pm April 30, 2020