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Release Date: May 30, 2014

Cayce/Reilly School of Massage Administrator
Dawn Hogue Elected Commission Chair for COMTA

 Cayce Reilly Massage School logo 200x 160Virginia Beach, Va.: Dawn Hogue, Senior Administrator for the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage, was unanimously elected to the position of Chair for the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). COMTA was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a specialized accrediting agency in 2002, an acknowledgement of its expertise in ensuring quality education and allowing programs to access federal student aid funds. As Chair, Dawn will work with federal regulators, industry leaders, and nationally recognized educators to support the mission of COMTA—to improve the quality of education for students in the fields of massage therapy and bodywork through an accreditation process. The Cayce/Reilly School has been accredited by COMTA since 1996, and is among the top schools in the country maintaining high standards of academic excellence, professional performance and administrative operations.

Dawn Hogue - News Release 022014Dawn Hogue, MA, CMT, a 1996 graduate of the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage, has more than 17 years of experience in the massage/bodywork profession. She earned a Master's degree in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University and trained in the Matrixworks model of leadership and group facilitation. She is currently the Senior Administrator for the Cayce/Reilly school where she oversees a variety of functions, including accreditation compliance, curriculum development, and faculty training as well as community outreach, the part-time (evening) studies program, and student clinical practice. Dawn has also been an instructor in Professional Ethics courses for the past 12 years. She began serving on the COMTA Commission in 2012, prior to that she volunteered as a peer reviewer for COMTA for 5 years. In addition to her work with COMTA, she volunteered for the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) on the Ethics & Standards and Government Relations Committees and contributes extensively to the work of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education.

Cayce/Reilly School of Massage is a leader in holistic education, wellness, and healthcare, whose mission is to provide a quality, comprehensive education in both the art and science of therapeutic massage. Its massage curriculum draws upon the wealth of insights on holism, healing, and personal transformation contained in the Edgar Cayce material and the massage style born out of these concepts by physiotherapist Harold J. Reilly. The school offers flexible massage therapy certification programs in state-of-the-art classrooms, holistically based weekend workshops, and a Student Clinic practicum that provides massage, reflexology, and rejuvenating facials.

Edgar Cayce founded the non-profit Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in 1931, to explore spirituality, holistic health, intuition, dream interpretation, psychic development, reincarnation, and ancient mysteries—all subjects that frequently came up in the more than 14,000 documented psychic readings given by Cayce, who died in 1945. The mission of A.R.E. is simply to help people around the world change their lives for the better through the ideas and information found in the readings. The Virginia Beach headquarters is a popular site for locals and tourists with free daily lectures, Health Center and Spa, the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage, an extensive metaphysical library, a meditation garden, a stone labyrinth, and a bookstore and gift shop. Visitors from around the world come to our conferences to hear expert speakers on subjects like ancient mysteries, holistic health, and spiritual development. A.R.E. also maintains an affiliation with Atlantic University. Through its many programs, services, publications, and membership outreach, Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. provides individuals from all walks of life and a variety of religious backgrounds with tools for personal transformation and healing at all levels—body, mind, and spirit. For more information, please visit EdgarCayce.org.

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