Ben Benjamin, PhD, has been practicing massage since 1963 and has been nationally recognized for his contributions to massage therapy - receiving the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) President’s Award in 2000 and being inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame by the World Massage Festival in 2010.
He was the Founder and President of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which began in 1974. Shortly after the Muscular Therapy Institute opened.
Dr. Benjamin enhanced his practice by studying under Dr. James Cyriax, widely known for his pioneering work in orthopedic medicine. He has also integrated Aaron Mattes’ Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) techniques into his therapy.
With a passion for helping individuals cope with and overcome pain, Dr. Benjamin has been lecturing internationally for more than 35 years, and written countless articles in publications such as Massage Therapy Journal and Massage and Bodywork magazine.
Dr. Benjamin is also the author of several works referenced by those educators and students in the field, such as Listen to Your Pain, Are You Tense?, Exercise Without Injury, and co-author of The Ethics of Touch and Conversation Transformation.