With our certificate program offering 760+ hours of study and 1260+ hours for our associate degree, our interns have an education that far exceeds the state certification standards of 500 hours. Our interns have completed all of their massage coursework, including many practice hours, and are working in our spa prior to graduation. As they work under the supervision of professional massage therapists, they are able to hone their skill set as they prepare for their career. Although fine tuning is necessary, clients will find our interns to be well trained and eager to deliver a high quality session.
Our professional therapists are certified in the state of Indiana to practice massage therapy, are trained in a range of massage modalities, and maintain credentials from nationally recognized professional massage organizations. Their experience radiates through their skillful hands as they deliver a custom-designed session to meet the needs of their clients. Due to availability, advanced planning is required when scheduling.
Kenneth Whitlock, CMT, Massage Therapy Program Chair
Kenneth Whitlock started as an adjunct before becoming a full-time faculty member at Harrison College in 2010. Kenneth stepped into the Program Chair position in 2014. He is a 1990 graduate of Indiana State University with a B.S. in English Education and a dance minor. He also attended Harrison College, receiving an A.A.S. in Clinical Massage Therapy, graduating in 2009. He is a Certified Massage Therapist through the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency’s State Board of massage Therapy. He is further recognized through affiliations with American Massage Therapy Association and the American Massage Council. Upon graduation, Kenneth took a position as a massage therapist at Carmel Health and Wellness Center, working in the chiropractic field. Kenneth is thrilled to be able to return and give back to the school he attended. He loves teaching and is grateful for the opportunity to share his knowledge and conviction of the massage field. Kenneth is certified as a canine massage therapist and has been trained in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy.
Before massage therapy, Kenneth enjoyed 15 years as a retail store manager, working for GAP, Inc. and Gymboree. His time in retail taught him valuable people skills as well as increased his business and management acumen. Also, for 30 years, Kenneth has been an instructor/director of various colorguards throughout the state of Indiana.
Kenneth lives in Indianapolis with his 2 beagles, Sadie and Ella.
Amy Senesac, L.Ac., CMT, Dipl.OM, Full time Instructor
Amy is a licensed acupuncturist, certified massage therapist, certified Chinese herbalist and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She has been practicing massage therapy for more than a decade since graduating from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. While still working as a massage therapist, Amy experienced an acupuncture treatment and was amazed at the immediate feeling of balance and full-flowing energy throughout her body. Within months, she began her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with the goal of expanding her skills as a healer.
Amy has a Masters of Oriental Medicine and is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She studied TCM at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has worked with Chicago based practitioners and acupuncturists in Beijing. Amy’s visit to Beijing to study TCM and Asian bodywork with highly esteemed Chinese practitioners has been one of her most memorable experiences: “It was amazing to see whole families visiting an acupuncturist and Chinese medical massage practitioners as well as entire hospitals devoted to the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine.” Amy has also been part of the faculty of Pacific College as a Teacher and Massage Clinic Supervisor.
Amy uses a personalized mixture of acupuncture, massage therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese dietary therapy and stress reduction exercises for the ultimate in relaxation and pain relief. Amy customizes each patient’s treatment to not only help them heal from signs and symptoms of current illnesses but also to balance their body and mind to prevent ailments before they occur.
Amy moved back to her homeland of Indiana in 2013 and is excited to be teaching with the wonderful faculty at Harrison College. She loves hanging out with her family including their two Old English Sheepdogs, Basil and Ziggy.
Anthony Leyden, CMT, NCTM, Adjunct Instructor
Anthony Leyden has been an adjunct instructor with Harrison College since January of 2014. Anthony is a graduate of Harrison College, graduating in December of 2011 with an Associates of Applied Science in Therapeutic and Clinical Massage. He is a State Certified Massage Therapist through the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency’s State Board of Massage Therapy, as well as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. He has also been a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals since 2012. Anthony has gained his experience working in the field in spas and in private practice. Anthony’s specialized focus is in deep tissue, sports massage, and stretching.
Jennifer Krimmel, MS, CMT, Adjunct Instructor
Jennifer Krimmel has been a massage therapist for 19 years and a teacher of massage and general education for healthcare providers for 15 years. Her undergrad is in journalism, her master’s in leadership and is currently working on my PhD in Social Psychology. She enjoys learning and teaching what she knows to anyone that is interested in the human body.