About Us

Big Rock School of Massage Therapy

Our Team

Darryl Griffith

Massage Therapist Instructor

Darryl is a veteran, having served 13 years in the U.S. Airforce. He began his massage therapy career in March of 2002 when he received his initial license. From there, he trained in orthopedics and pain management under internationally known, James Waslaski.  In December of 2002, he became a Master Massage Therapist and continued in his education to achieve certification as a Massage Therapy Instructor. Over the years, his career has included working across the country as a teaching assistant to James Waslaski, as well as being an instructor at many massage schools in Arkansas.  His areas of focus are orthopedic massage and sports injury rehabilitation and movement.  He is state approved for 24 hours of CEU credits. In addition to his massage therapy knowledge, Darryl is a 4th Degree Black Belt and Instructor and has been in martial arts for over 50 years.


Glenda Fuller

Massage Therapist Instructor

Glenda has been a licensed massage therapist since 2003.  Her experience includes working in both spa and healthcare settings, and in 2013 she took over as Director of Operations for the Midtowne LR and Chenal Massage Envy locations. She became a Master Massage Therapist in 2015 and earned her Massage Therapy Instructor certification in 2021. She has extensive training in manual therapy and orthopedic massage from nationally known James Waslaski, and she often travels to serve as one of his teaching assistants. Glenda also holds an Associate of Science in Health Information from University of Arkansas for Medical Science.

Stephenie A Cooke

Advisor, Guest Instructor, MTI

Stephenie earned her BBA in Marketing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1988, and obtained her massage therapy license in 2000. She went on to become a Master Massage Therapist in 2003 and a Massage Therapy Instructor in 2005. She is one of a handful of nationally board certified Reflexologists in the state. She has become one of the most well-known and sought after CEU providers in the state, and her extensive teaching career includes being a NCTMB provider from 2018-2021 and serving on staff or as a guest instructor at several massage schools across the state since 2002.

Shari Anderson

MMT - Instructor

Shari earned her Licensed Massage Therapist license in 2004, and started her own  massage business in Jacksonville. She earned her Master Massage Therapist license in 2016 and decided to close her private business in 2017 and pursue work in a spa setting. She is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage through the Klose training and consulting program, and has extensive training in  Swedish, Lomi Lomi, therapeutic and cupping massage. Other training includes hot stone, deep tissue, oncology and ashiatsu.  She has worked with Simmons Bank Arena since 2007 providing massage therapy for concert tours and special events. She has also traveled all over the country for private clients. Shari is currently pursuing her Massage Instructor License and certification in Reflexology.

Antonio Woodall

MMT - Instructor

Antonio Woodall is a Master Massage Therapist who began working as a licensed professional in 1998.  Antonio has worked as an instructor in a variety of school settings and is active in the Central Arkansas community providing massage service for events such as the Little Rock Marathon, Race for the Cure, Heart Walk, and Paws on Pavement. His education includes over 200 hours of orthopedic pain management from James Waslaski, as well as extended training in prenatal massage, infant massage, and palpation integration.  When teaching, Antonio most enjoys teaching students the finer aspects of massage technique, chair massage, and spa services.

Vicki Burnett

Owner & School Director

Vicki is the school owner and serves as the Program Administrator. She holds a B.S. Ed and spent part of her teaching career at AR Children’s Hospital as an instructor in the Hospital School Program. Her specialty included curriculum design with an emphasis on leveraging the neuroscience of how the brain learns. Since retiring from teaching, she has become a business leader and is actively involved in the day to day operations of her four businesses which include the Midtowne LR and Chenal  Massage Envy locations in Little Rock.  Some of her recent board positions include serving as President of the national Envy Owner’s Association, as well as the National Franchisee Advisory Board. 

Big Rock School of Massage is proud to offer students a high-quality education taught by  some of the most highly skilled and experienced Massage Therapy Instructors in the state of Arkansas.

We are committed to not only preparing students to pass the MBLEx, but to become sought-after professionals in the
massage specialties of their choosing.

Our 3,000 sq. ft. facility is conveniently located in the Park West building at the corner of Hermitage Rd. and Chenal/Financial Center Pkwy., one block west of the I-630 and I-430 Interchange (The Big Rock Interchange).

Our Mission

The mission of the Big Rock School of Massage Therapy is to educate and prepare students to become highly skilled, licensed massage therapists who stay abreast of current professional bodywork research, and provide therapeutic massage while utilizing the highest standards in both ethics and professionalism.

Why Choose Us?

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Trusted and professional advisors for you



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focused team with
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Experience to give you
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