Tamar graduated from Boston University with a BA in anthropology. She studied massage at the Muscular Therapy Institute (MTI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts and began her private practice as a massage therapist in 1992. She immediately began MTI's teacher training program and taught massage and other courses from 1994 until the end of 2008. She is currently a member of the Bodywork Education Project. Tamar has done additional coursework in Craniosacral therapy, Neuromusculartherapy (NMT), the assessment and treatment of soft tissue injuries, visceral massage and neural manipulation.
In 1996, Tamar was introduced to the work of Judith Aston. The idea of delving further into the causal relationships of peoples' tension patterns was immediately appealing. She has been especially appreciative of being able to explore how the Aston Principles can be effectively applied to so many other forms of bodywork and movement. Tamar has enjoyed teaching massage therapists how to use the Aston concepts of body usage to reduce their own tension while helping others.