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Jennifer C. Hicks  LMT, NCTMB, BCSI

 

2 - Fifth Street North

Suite 205

Great Falls, MT  59401

www.soma-works.com

406-727-4679

 

  • POSITION:
    • Licensed Massage Therapist
    • Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
    • Board Certified Structural Integrator (cm)
    • Educator
  • EXPERIENCE:
    • Soma-Works, Great Falls, MT, 2007 – present
      • Independent private practice
    • Body Therapy Associates, San Diego, CA, Continuing Education Instruction, Pre & Peri-natal Massage Therapy Certification
      • Primary Instructor 2004 - present
      • Assistant Instructor 1998 - 2003
    • Integrative Medicine Clinic, Great Falls, MT, 1998 - 2007
      • Co-founder/co-owner/partner
      • Independent practitioner
    • University of Great Falls, Great Falls, MT, 1994-2005
      • Adjunctive faculty under department dean Todd Russell
      • Designed curriculum and taught class on Massage Therapy for non-professionals
    • Big Sky Somatic Institute School of Massage Therapy, Helena, MT, 1995-2007
      • Co-founder/owner/director – wrote operational and program policies, developed curriculum guidelines and approved curriculum, recruited faculty and continuing education providers.
      • Primary Faculty Member – wrote curriculum and taught classes in: massage therapy techniques, movement therapies, body psychology, tai chi, business, ethics
    • International Professional School of Bodywork, teaching assistant with off campus program for Massage Technician Training, Helena, MT, supervisor Terrina Beatty, 1993-1995
    • Health Concepts, Great Falls MT, Owner/operator/practitioner, 1990-1998, private practice group with acupuncturist and chiropractor
    • Holistic Health Clinic, Great Falls, MT, Office Manager and Lab Assistant, supervisor Dr. Russell Marz owner, 1984-1989
  • ACADEMICS:
    • Kinesis Myofascial Integration, Tom Myers, Kinesis, Walpole, ME 2003
    • Somatic Healing Arts, Big Sky Somatic Institute, Helena, MT 1997
    • Principles of Structural Integration, International Professional School of Bodywork, San Diego, CA 1990
    • Professional Massage Therapy Training, International Professional School of Bodywork, San Diego, CA 1990
    • Massage Technician Training, Institute of Psycho-Structural Integration, San Diego, CA1989
  • RESEARCH:
    • Participated in human cadaver dissections with author Tom Myers, anatomist Todd Garcia, and a team of prosectors at the Laboratory of Anatomical Enlightenment near Denver, Colorado.  We documented the myofascial continuities theories presented in the text Anatomy Trains, by Tom Myers resulting in professional educational videos.  February 2006
  • ADDITIONAL EDUCATION:
    • Lymphatic Facilitation for Injury Rehabilitation, Dale Perry, Amsterdam, NY 2008
    • Postural Analysis & Soft Tissue Master Class, Tom Myers, Kinesis, Wapole, ME October 2005
    • 6-Day Intensive Human Dissection Workshop, Somanautics, Boulder, CO, 2003
    • Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation School Training Sessions, Tampa, FL, January 2003
    • Embryogenisis: Ultimate Beginnings, Tom Myers & Emilie Conrad, Orlando, FL, 2001
    • Caring for Clients with Cancer: Decision Making for Massage Therapists, Tracy Walton, San Diego, CA 2001
    • Soft-Tissues Masters Class, Tom Myers, Kinesis, Wapole, ME 2001
    • Anatomy Trains in Motion, Tom Myers, Kinesis, Wapole, ME 2001
    • Anatomy Trains, Tom Myers, Kinesis, Wapole, ME 2000
    • Insights and Solutions in Supporting Women with Challenging Labors, Penny Simpkins, San Diego, CA  2000
    • Graduates Advanced Perinatal Issues & Massage Therapy Technique Refinement Seminar, Body Therapy Associates, San Diego, CA 2000
    • Meridians in Breath, Barbara Neebel-Meir, Big Sky Somatic Institute, Helena, MT  1999
    • Working with Disabilities, Linda Hickey, San Diego, CA, 1999
    • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Myofascial Pain, Leon Chaitow ND, DO, John Hannon DC, Thomas Myers, Benny Vaughn LMT, ATC, Judith Walker DeLany LMT, San Francisco, CA  1998
    • Thai Massage, Skip Kanester, Big Sky Somatic Institute, Boulder, MT 1996
    • Pregnancy and Infant Massage Training, Somatic Therapy Associates, LaJolla, CA 1995Passive Movement/Deep Tissue Blended Techniques, Carole Osborne-Sheets 1994
    • Hanna Somatics, Biokinetics, Missoula, MT 1993
    • Cranial Sacral Therapy Level 1, Upledger Institute, Bozeman, MT 1993
    • Awareness Through Movement, An Introduction to Feldenkrais with Jerome Karzen, Missoula, MT  1992
  • CERTIFICATIONS:
    • Certified Structural Integrator, International Association of Structural Integrators, Missoula, MT 2009
    • Kinesis Myofascial Integration Certification, Kinesis, Wapole, ME 2003
    • Pre & Perinatal Massage Therapy Certification, Body Therapy Associates, San Diego, CA 1997
    • Certified Massage Therapist, Big Sky Somatic Institute, Helena, MT 1997
    • Pregnancy and Infant Massage Certification, Somatic Therapy Associates, LaJolla, CA 1995
    • Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork 1993 - present
    • Certified Massage Technician, Institute of Psycho-Structural Integration, San Diego, CA 1989
  • PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:
    • Montana Allstate Workplace Fitness Celebration, “Benefits of Massage,” Great Falls MT, September 1991
    • Montana Deaconess Medical Center Health Fair, “Benefits of Massage”, April 1995
    • American Massage Therapy Association National Convention, Salt Lake City, UT, Assistant Educational Presenter with Carole Osborne, “Pre & Perinatal Massage Therapy”, 1997
    • Montana Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Association Primary Care Update, Butte, MT, “Introduction to Massage Therapy”, April 1997
    • Tribune Newspaper, Great Falls, MT, Back Pain Panel, June 1999
    • Malmstrom Air Force Base Family Services Center, Great Falls, MT, “Benefits of Infant Massage & Movement”, 2000
    • Montana State University, College of Technology, Great Falls, MT, Neck, “Shoulder & Arm Pain:  Why & What You Can Do About It”, March 2001
    • Benefis Hospital, Healthy Community Series, “Benefits of Massage”, Great Falls, MT, September 2002
    • American Massage Therapy Association, Montana State Chapter Conference, Educational Program Presenter “Introduction to Integrative Movement Therapies”
    • American Massage Therapy Association, Montana State Chapter Conference, Ethics Panel Member
    • American Massage Therapy Association, National Convention, Atlanta, GA, Assistant Educational Presenter with Carole Osborne, October 2006
  • CONFERENCES:
    • International Association of Structural Integrators Symposium, Denver CO May 2010
    • International Association of Structural Integrators Symposium (inaugual), Seattle WA October 2005
    • American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools Leadership Conference, Tampa, FL January 2003
    • Anatriptic Arts Expo:  An International Showcase of Hands-On Healing Arts, San Francisco, CA, March 1992
    • International Multidisciplinary Pain Conference, Berkeley, CA, September 1998
  • ASSOCIATIONS:
    • International Association of Structural Integrators, current
    • American Massage Therapy Association, professional member, current
    • Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals, past
    • Montana Association for Bodywork & Massage Therapy, founding member, newsletter editor 1990-199
  • OTHER:
    • Volunteer for Camp Hope, 1998.  Provided massage for victims of domestic violence
    • Manuscript reader for professional texts:
        • Pre & Perinatal Massage Therapy, by Carole Osborne-Sheets
        • Deep Tissue Sculpting, second edition, by Carole Osborne-Sheets
    • Manuscript Proposal Review for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006-2007
      • Therapeutic Movement, by M. A. Foster
      • The Heart of Business, by Felicia Brown   
      • Booked Solid, by Michelle McGuire
  • REFERENCES:
    • Thomas Myers
      • Kinesis, Inc., 318 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole, Maine 04573
      • (207) 563-7121
    • Carole Osborne
      • Body Therapy Associates, 9449 Balboa Ave, Suite 310, San Diego, CA 92123
      • (858) 748-8827

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