Reviews & Feedback
"Susanne has a good routine for relieving tension, nice staying power and soothing quality of touch."
- Elaine Calenda* RMT, AOS, NCTMB
"You have a beautiful touch. Your hands are soft and nurturing but you also have a firm pressure. You are sensitive to client needs and you easily established a safe space for me as your client. You communicated very clearly with me and listened carefully to my needs. You presented yourself in a very professional way. You asked good questions and made sure that you knew what was important to me. Then throughout the session you checked in but also demonstrated your ability to listen with your hands as well. Your work at the hips and gluts was very thorough and complete. You focused on areas of need but still managed to address my full body, making the session feel very complete." - Jack Vandenberg ** BA, Ed S RMT, AOS, NCTMB
(More information on the backgrounds of Elaine Calenda and Jack Vandenberg at the bottom of this page)
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Elaine graduated from the Swedish Institute in 1979 and gained clinical work experience at the Center of Osteopathic Sports Medicine in NYC. Elaine was an instructor at the Swedish Institute for six years and taught at BCMT for the past 20 years, as well as functioned as the Dean of BCMT for the last several years. She has participated in curriculum development in BCMT’s Massage Therapy Certificate and AOS Degree program. She has also contributed to several BCMT-led research projects including: “The Effects of Massage for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” and “Chronic Tension Headache.” Elaine wrote for massage and CAM publications and participated in a number of committees dedicated to the advancement of the profession. She was a contributing author to the textbook Teaching Massage.
** Jack Vandenberg
Jack earned a BA in Education from Biola University and his Education Specialist in Curriculum, Administration, and Supervision degree from the University of Colorado at Denver. In 2005, he began his private massage practice using a combination of modalities to treat the whole person. He has also completed additional training in sports and orthopedic massage, and has worked in a neuromuscular massage clinic. He is a graduate of both BCMT’s Certificate and AOS Degree in Massage Therapy programs and currently is an instructor at BCMT.
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