Education / Certifications B.A. Psychology, minor in Cognitive Neuroscience – Temple University M.A. Counseling Psychology – Lesley University 750 hr. Clinical Massage Therapy Program – Massage Institute of New England CPR, Reiki I
Experience In 2002 Jen was in the middle of her first internship and two thirds of the way through her Master’s program when she came to the realization that she did not love the practice of counseling as much as she thought she would. And so panic set in as she tried to figure out what she was going to do. The answer came in the form of a magazine: A fellow intern brought in a massage magazine and a light bulb came on. After some research she found a massage school nearby and enrolled in their 750 hour Clinical Massage Therapy program. In 2004 she graduated and began working at Health Through Hands, a therapeutic massage office in Mansfield, MA. 2007 brought Jen and her family back to PA and she found employment at the Lehigh Valley Hospital (they have a massage therapy department!) After 6 ½ years at LVHN, Jen decided it was time to work for herself. So for the past 3 years, Jen has been in private practice. Over the course of these past 13 years, Jen has taken a variety of classes to expand her understanding of the human body and how she can best alleviate the aches and pains accumulated through life.
Philosophy “The magic is not in the medicine but in the patient’s body – in the vis medicatrix naturae, the recuperative or self-corrective energy of nature. What the treatment does is to stimulate natural functions or to remove what hinders them.” ---Miracles, C.S. Lewis, 1940
Brenda Schaufele, L.Ac, Dipl. O.M.
Education / Certifications
Brenda is a licensed to practice Acupuncture in the State of Pennsylvania and is certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She studied Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan and The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in NJ.
Brenda specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbology and is trained in 5-element acupuncture and Constitutional Facial Rejuvenation. In addition, she has studied under legendary Japanese Master Kiiko Matsumoto, in Kiiko's own style of Japanese acupuncture. Brenda studied Animal Physiology and Neuroscience for the University of California San Diego and holds a Bachelor of Science from The Pennsylvania State University in Biological Sciences. Brenda is a diplomat of Oriental Medicine from the NCCAOM.
Carol has worked at a health club since 1996, doing massage with athletes, and a variety of bodies. This experience has reinforced her belief that we all need non-judgmental and safe touch.
Massage is Carol's passion. She says, "Stress causes so much dis-ease in our bodies, outward and inward. The purpose of massage is to bring about physiological, mechanical, and or psychological change, through touch and breath work, creating an environment of healing. You simply feel better with massage."
Carol is new to kayaking, and also enjoys riding bikes, reading, getting massages (!), being outside barefoot, and margaritas.
Education / Cerifications
LMT, School of Body Therapies; Continuing education in Reflexology, Cranialsacral therapy, Reiki, Accupressure, Hot Stone therapy, and Orthopedic massage.
Cheryl was working in retail at a dress shop, when she realized that she felt like she wasn't helping anyone. When she talked to the owner of the School of Body Therapies, she heard the same thing, and decided that massage would be her way of helping. Cheryl lives in Quakertown, and reached out to Moondog to see if we needed any more massage therapists. She is excited about the revitalization of Quakertown, and is happy helping people near her home.
Cheryl thinks of massage as a way to reset your body to deal with the stress of everyday life. She says, "You should always take the time to care for yourself."
Cheryl likes to sew, camp, and ski, but mostly loves to spend time with her two daughters and her husband.