The staff at ITMB is focused on providing one of the best and most balanced educational experiences for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers. With over 50 years of combined experience, they represent an eclectic team that is focused on propagating the art and science of healing massage with a holistic focus.

Siddiqa Salter


Siddiqa is the Director of Holistic Studies at ITMB. She graduated from Omega Bodyworks, Philadelphia, PA in 2001 and went on to take advanced studies in Massage Therapy at different institutions throughout the United States. Siddiqa specializes in Medicinal Aromatherapy and offers certification courses in Essential Oil Therapy. Siddiqa holds a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA and is a Spiritual Life Coach that offers prayer and meditation classes. Siddiqa is the former owner and director of Main Line Yoga, Ardmore, PA, and has been the director of several other wellness facilities across the country and abroad. She is a certified Kundalini, Hatha and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher who has led retreats in Honduras, Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Oregon. She holds certifications in Energy Medicine, Nutrition, Rebirthing Breath Work and Thai Yoga Therapy. Siddiqa has dedicated her life to helping others access, own and project the true nature of who they really are. She is the current owner and director of Blossom Wellness, Ardmore, PA and the Institute for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, Chadds Ford, PA.

“I am so incredibly grateful and honored to have the support and wisdom of our ITMB team. We are 100% committed to supporting our students in their growth, development and expansion not just as incredible massage therapists but as awesome human beings. We love what we do and are deeply thankful for the opportunity to assist you in becoming an extraordinary massage therapist!” –Siddiqa & Michael

Michael Padgett

Michael Padgett is the Community Outreach Coordinator at ITMB. He co-birthed Blossom Wellness Center in Ardmore, PA with his wife and inspiration, Siddiqa. He graduated from Muller College of Holistic Studies, San Diego in 1994. He is certified in the Shivagakomarpaj lineage of traditional Thai Massage (Naud Boran) from the Old Medicine School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He graduated in one of the earliest classes ever taught to Western students in 1996. He has continued his studies in Thai Healing Arts with The Thai Institute in Arlington, VA. He holds certifications in Kundalini Yoga, Radiant Child Yoga, Level 1 and Level 2, Wisdom of the Earth Medicinal Aromatherapy, first degree Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki practitioner and is a Rebirthing Breathwork Coach. As a world traveler for most of his life, Michael brings a global awareness to his thoughtful and heart centered approach to wellness. He draws inspiration from his wonderful family, nature and the goodness that is inherent in all. Michael is the current co-owner of Blossom Wellness Center and The Institute for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in Chadds Ford, PA




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