Instructor: Niki Munk
Niki Munk, PhD, LMT is Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Health Sciences in Indiana University's School of Health and Human Sciences at IUPUI, a non-practicing Kentucky licensed massage therapist, and Massage Therapy Foundation Trustee.
Dr. Munk is one of 13 international Fellows in ARCCIM's International Complementary Medicine Research Leadership Program and co-investigator on the VA TOMCATT study which examines therapist applied and care-ally assisted massage therapy for Veterans with chronic neck pain.
Dr. Munk earned her doctorate in Gerontology from the University of Kentucky in 2013 and her research explores real-world massage therapy for chronic pain and associated factors including emotional well-being, trigger point self-care, and accessibility challenges to massage.
Prior to her academic career, Dr. Munk's clinical massage practice focused on older adults, and she was the Program Director and instructor at the Lexington Healing Arts Academy.