Phyllis Nasta Holistic Therapy

Counseling, Massage Therapy, Education

Publications and Awards



"Fostering Advocacy: Addressing the Needs of Foster Children in Schools" published by the Journal of the Az. School Counseling Association:  School Counseling and Research      2010 


 Home Study Class for Massage Therapists      

Home study course for massage therapists available for continuing ed credits through Sohnen-Moe Associates

It is NCB accredited and qualifies for the ethics requirement.

The class is entitled "The Who, What, When, Where and How of Mental Health Providers" and gives massage therapists an entry into the world of how mental health professionals diagnose and treat mental, emotional and psychological problems. It explains the difference among the providers of mental health, namely Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, School Counselors, School Psychologists.


   "Projective Drawings Reveal the Mental Health Benefits of Massage Therapy for Children and Adolescents"  

 Award by the New York Society of Medical Massage Therapists Essay Contest 1997, subsequently published in their journal.
"Counseling Versus Communication"

published by Massage Magazine March '07, and published as a chapter in a custom designed college textbook Essentials for the Workplace '08 Discusses the essential differences between professional counseling and the kinds of communication techniques that massage therapists may use in their contact with clients.

"Aaron Goes to the Shelter

Self-help and therapy book that counselors can use with children who have been placed in emergency shelter care. Explains why they were taken away and includes positive images of police, CPS and shelter staff ; facilitates children in expressing feelings and provides a guide to a Life Book that therapists can use to help children view their lives. published by Kidsrights 1995

"Parent's Tips for Greening Up Children"

Activities to teach conservation to kids, published by Green Magazine June/July 2008


"Journey Through Acupuncture: A Year of Personal Growth"

An article about the emotional and psychological growth I experienced through my acupuncture treatments with Jill Darban who is in practice in Tucson. Published by VentureInward magazine, of the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment Nov. '08


"Bill of Rights for Children Whose Parents are Divorced"

self-help booklet for children encouraging them to be assertive when parents are fighting over them for custody or visitation.


Award 2007  Arizona Career Pathways Association for a vocational program in middle school. 

Award 1997 for research on massage and children by the New York Society of Medical Massage Therapists 






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