DayBreak Geriatric Massage Institute Staff
Sharon Puszko, PhD, LMT, Owner and Director
A graduate of the University of California with a major in education. After teaching Biology and English internationally, in Europe, Asia, Central America and the Eastern United States, Sharon made a career change into the wellness field in 1986. She attended massage school in Northern California and then graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and Healthbuilders School of Massage Therapy in St. Augustine, FL. Along with overseeing the function of DAYBREAK Geriatric Massage Institute, she has a private practice and does volunteer hospice work. She travels extensively throughout the US and internationally teaching the DAY-BREAK Geriatric Massage Level 1 and Level 2 workshops in massage schools and community colleges.
Member ABMP (associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals). Volunteer in St. Vincent’s (Indianapolis) Hospice Care Program.
(317) 722-0511 Fax
7434 – King George Drive – A
Indianapolis, IN. 46240
Debora Conley – CMT, Educator, Office Manager
After spending many years in corporate management, it was clear to Deb her passion lay elsewhere and she found massage therapy very attractive. During her transition out of the corporate world, her stepfather was diagnosed with terminal melanoma. He entered Hospice care where he received massage, it was one of the things that offered him relief from his discomfort. This experience solidified her decision to become a massage therapist. She was particularly interested in working with the elderly and terminally ill. Deb is a graduate of the Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics. She is a State Certified Massage Therapist and a Certified Geriatric Massage Therapist. She has her own practice, works for a local hospital and a hospice. Deb is an Educator as well as the Office Manager for the Day-Break Geriatric Massage Institute.
Karen Leech, LMT, NCBTMB, Educator
Karen Leech graduated from Downeast School of Massage in Maine in 1992. While in Maine Karen practiced massage in chiropractic, spa and private settings. After moving to Ocala, Florida Karen established her massage practice focusing on the senior population in that area. “I have learned so much and loved every minute working with seniors; their knowledge, their insight, their humor, their history. Each of their needs is unique but oh so rewarding and all of it has enriched me as a person and as a massage therapist.” Karen continues her private practice in Ocala, she is a member of ABMP and is Day Break Geriatric Institute’s newest instructor
Joyce A Garland, RN, LMT
Joyce Garland, RN, LMT graduated from Somerset School of Massage in Somerset, New Jersey. She is a Registered Nurse and has worked exclusively with geriatric patients for the past 20 years. She is an instructor/therapist for the Day-Break Geriatric Massage Institute and has worked closely with Dietrich Miesler, MA, CMT and, Dr. Sharon Puszko, CMT. She has taught Geriatric Workshops at many massage schools throughout the U.S. Joyce started her private practice in 1996 with emphasis on the elderly client with specific health needs. Member of AMTA and Nationally certified.