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.
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.
Dr. David Ciliento, D.C.
Education / Certifications
BS, Penn State University; D.C., Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic
Dr. Ciliento completed his undergraduate work at Penn State University in 1990. Her received his doctorate degree from Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic in 1995. He has been in private practice in Lower Southampton, Bucks County, since 1996. Dr. Ciliento specializes in Low-Force adjusting techniques and Spinal Stability Exercise programs designed for patients of all levels, from beginner to advanced. He evaluates spinal structure, posture, joint stability, balance, and muscle strength to design a complete plan for each patient.
In addition to using chiropractic and exercise together for superior patient outcomes, Dr. Ciliento uses fitness nutrition to keep patients energetic and balanced. He also draws upon his knowledge as a corporate Biometrics Instructor to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.
Dr. Ciliento believes that wellness care and prevention go hand in hand. He provides gentle chiropractic care for infants through the elderly, along with individually designed postural and stability exercise training. His goal is simple: "Keep the spine aligned, the joints stable, and the muscles strong."
Christine Crotty, LMT
Education / Certifications:
Licensed Massage Therapist. Training in acupressure, amma massage, orthopedic massage, prenatal massage, reflexology, somatic breathing, sports massage, and trigger point therapy.
Christine says, “I have a desire to be part of community of individuals who care for themselves and seek self care on their journey. You cannot serve others if your cup is empty. Having seen my brother survive cancer treatment as a young teen made a huge impact on my life. We can never know the struggles or burdens that someone is carrying or has survived, but we can honor a person wherever they are in life.” She went to massage school when she was 18 and learned the importance and power of touch. Christine has personally experienced so much healing with massage therapy and the holistic arts in body and soul.
Christine believes that massage is a time for the client to receive and honor themselves. It is also a time to gain more awareness in their body. Her approach to massage is a combination of spirit and science. She tries to honor the person where they are today as they walk in the door. She likes to find the most effective combination of techniques & amount of pressure to reach goals with each session. Sometimes the goal is to reset the nervous system with relaxation massage. Sometimes the goal is to leave with a reduction of pain achieved through a focused deep tissue session. “The beauty of massage is that it can be enhanced with essential oils, acupressure & other modalities.”
“Time with my family is so important. I spend my days chasing my toddler son and cherishing the moments I get to watch him walk through life's experiences. I love going to concerts and festivals. I honestly love researching and reading in general. It helps me both personally and professionally to always be learning,” says Christine.