Born in Tel Aviv Israel, Etty spent 10 years working for the police force after completing her army service. She went on to become a certified massage therapist before moving to Pittsburgh in 1988.
Etty worked as a self-employed massage therapist while attending Duquesne University where she received a Bachelor of Health Science in 1996 and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1998.
During her 10 years of massage therapy and 16 years of physical therapy, Etty witnessed both human suffering and the triumph of overcoming challenges. She is driven by a great desire to decrease suffering and restore quality of life and independence.
In her journey to grow as a therapist and to deliver the best care, Etty attended many continuing education seminars. In 2009 she attended the first in a series of Myofascial Release seminars. She immediately recognized the power of this method, which encompasses the “whole body” approach and the mind/body approach to healing. Since the initial seminar, Etty has attended all of the John Barnes’ seminars. She assisted in teaching Myofascial Release seminars and is leading the greater Pittsburgh Myofascial Release study group. In addition, Etty is experienced in using the Myofascial Release principles in treating issues relating to women’s health.
Etty stepped down from her director position to focus her time on patient care and the development of the Myofascial Release Healing Center within the JAA.