Jacqueline Algaier, Certified Oncology Massage Therapist, Licensed and insured in PA
Ohio School of Massotherapy 1996, Graduate of the Peregrine Institute Oncology Massage Program 2007
Training in oncology, manual lymph drainage, working with those who have mental illness and or addictions, certificate training in Essential Oils and Aromatherapy.
Private Practice since 1998
Worked for Family Hospice providing massage to patients in care center and in their homes 2 1/2 years
Worked at Western Psych in Pittsburgh PA for 2 1/2 years as massage therapist in a pilot program
Worked at UPMC hospitals in palliative care under a limited grant
Oncology Massage Educator through National Certification Board (NCBTMB)
Medical Massage Certification
Previous to my massage training, I worked as a chemical dependency counselor. I enjoyed my listening work, but appreciated that talk therapy could only lead a person so far. The body, however, can heal by addressing issues on a cellular level. Our bodies remember trauma, unconscious issues and hold onto energy that prevent us from moving forward in our lives in a vibrant and energetic way. Massage has the ability to support the body to release energy that is stagnate or misdirected.
My certification in Oncology Massage has been a three year process of intensive classroom, hospital training and supervision.
I have experienced the joy of working with clients during all phases of treatment, along with their families.
I am available to provide massage services and education to caregivers, those often silent and important partners who need as much care as the client who is in treatment.
I look forward to working with you and those whom you love.
Jacquie Algaier, LMT