Jane Church, MM, MBA, ACSM EP-C, BCTMB, LMT, AMTA, IC®, CIAR OAFS
- Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Music, Theater and Art, Beloit College
- Master of Music, Northwestern University
- Master of Business Administration, John F. Kennedy University
Jane began her private therapeutic bodywork practice in 1986. She specializes in soft tissue manual therapies, exercise prescription and bodymind therapies for integral health, fitness and wellness. Her clients range in age from in utero to 103 years old. Jane serves a varied client base – from the US #1 Extreme Skier, triathletes, weekend warriors, those with acute and chronic conditions, to people interested in preventive care, health, fitness and wellness. Her approach is engaged participatory transformation based on the client’s goals.
Jane performed with American Ballet Theatre, having a solo cameo role in 1986. The next year she performed with ABT again and also with La Scala Ballet. Jane has worked backstage with New York City Ballet dancers in warm-up, injury prevention, and injury care, at the invitation of Marika Molnar, PT, L Ac. She has taught bodywork at the University of California, San Francisco and Esalen Institute. Jane assisted teaching The Upledger Institute International’s International Alliance of Healthcare Educators’ modalities of CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Visceral Manipulation and Lymph Drainage Therapy. In 1987, John Upledger, DO, OMM, asked Jane and two others to create a research conference, known as Beyond the Dura, which remains on going. As well, she collaboratively taught with Didier Prat, DO, advanced Rolfers and faculty, at their request. Jane keenly pursues bridging exercise, alternative medicine and conventional Western medicine. In 1992, she was a representative to the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health’s seminal meeting of cross-disciplinary professionals in San Francisco, CA. She was president of the American Massage Therapy-Golden Gate Unit from 1992-4 and California delegate to the AMTA convention in 2010. Jane was asked by the United States Olympic Committee, Sports Medicine Division doctors to volunteer for their program as Olympic and Paralympic athletes’ massage therapist. She did recovery massage for Team USA Junior National Synchronized Swimmers performing at the World Championships in Greece, 9/12/2012. Jane enjoys swimming, resistance training and cardiovascular exercise.