Medical Massage for Post Mastectomy

Date: Jul 9, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Online bookings are not available for this class, please see registration info below.

Janine Strenta
Wednesday, July 9th/ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
4 CE hour NCBTMB / NYS-certified

Surgical Scarring and Radiation Scarring

This class will include a discussion of the commonly occurring issues of post
mastectomy (radiation scarring, post-surgery scar tissue, loss of mobililty), followed
by a demonstration and practice of advanced soft tissue treatment protocols addressing
all of the muscles and fascia of the area in a dynamic way.

Using myofascial work along with muscle-specific techniques we will comprehensively address the
area, first in a focused and specific way, and then, more broadly so that the
area of pathology can be reconnected back to the surrounding terrain, and its function
reintegrated back into three-dimensional holographic movement.

The goal of this class is to learn a result-oriented treatment protocol designed
to help clients restructure their holding patterns and to generate pain relief, fluidity and ease of movement.

The advanced level hands-on skills and knowledge gained from this class can be immediately
incorporated into your regular practice. The aim of this class is to provide the therapist with a
new arsenal of techniques for working on the terrain with confidence, skill, and compassion.

Janine Strenta, MA, MS, LAc, LMT is a senior faculty member at the Swedish
Institute where she has taught for 29 years. She was the director of the P.H. Ling
Clinic and chairperson of the Clinical Studies Department at the Swedish Institute
for 18 years. She received her first Masters Degree in Special Education from
NYU in 1995 where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Her training in Special
Education has enabled her to incorporate many skills into both her teaching and
curriculum development. As one of the five members of the Curriculum Committee
Janine worked as part of that team to create the Associates Degree curriculum
for the Massage Therapy program now in place at the Swedish Institute. She has
taught medical massage workshops throughout the United States and currently
teaches a post-graduate workshop series in medical massage. As well, she
supervises students who use massage with patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Receiving an M.S. degree from the Swedish Institute, Janine graduated as an
acupuncturist in 2000. It was within this program, with its unique curriculum, where
Janine learned a variety of “classical” theoretical approaches to Chinese Medicine,
each with its own unique meridian system and requisite theoretical model. Currently
Janine fuses her knowledge of the Eastern and Western paradigms when teaching
and supervising her students in the Clinic, and in her private practice. Her comfort
working within both frameworks makes it easy for her to seamlessly combine and
transition between the two. Her work now reflects both physical and energetic

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