Dr. Tom Hendrickson
Tom Hendrickson, D.C. is the founder and President of Hendrickson Method Institute in Kensington, California where he has been teaching his unique method of orthopedic massage and manual therapy since 1982. Dr. Hendrickson is also in private practice as a Chiropractor, specializing in soft tissue injuries.
Dr. Hendrickson began studying the healing arts in 1972. He trained with Zen priest and Shiatsu Master Riuho Yamada, studied Lomi Bodywork, a system of therapy combining deep tissue massage and breath work from Robert Hall M.D. et al, and trained in Reichian Bodywork under Phil Curcuruto D.C., Ed Jackson M.D. and Peter Levine PhD. He has also studied yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation, which he still practices on a daily basis. Dr. Hendrickson has a deep interest in the interface of healing and modern science and has trained with healers Rosalyn Bruyere and Muriel Chapman D.O. In 1982, Dr. Hendrickson completed a one-year apprenticeship and four-year training program under the legendary Lauren Berry, RPT, a mechanical engineer and physical therapist who made significant contributions to the field of soft tissue therapy. Dr. Hendrickson then completed his chiropractic studies and graduated magna cum laude in 1986.
Hendrickson Method arises from this extensive training and Dr. Hendrickson’s clinical experience treating over 100,000 patients. Dr. Hendrickson’s book, Massage for Orthopedic Conditions (LW &W, 2003), summarizes twenty years of clinical practice and synthesizes his insights of energy medicine with the latest scientific research in orthopedics. Published in five languages, the book is required reading for many massage courses throughout the United States and internationally. The second edition, titled Massage and Manual Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions, was released in September 2009. An instructional DVD showing the techniques described in the textbook will be available in August 2011.
Native to the Bay Area, Giles pursued his education in massage initially in Marin, obtaining his CMT, advanced bodywork and acupressure certification before becoming involved with Hendrickson Method. He practices Hendrickson Method at the Hendrickson Clinic and in his private practice in Marin. Giles enjoys the uniqueness of this work and the way it benefits people. He likes to incorporate these philosophies in his favorite things – family, biking, and hiking.
Frank Haseloff, a bay area resident since 1988, has been doing bodywork for 18 years. His training began in San Francisco’s Japantown where he studied Shiatsu and honed his skills for 11 years at the Kabuki Hot Springs. Over the years he has also worked at a senior care facility as well as several chiropractic clinics. As his interest in orthopedic massage grew, he discovered the Hendrickson Method Institute. He has studied and practiced Hendrickson Method® for 9 years and has been a certified teacher of Hendrickson Method since 2006. Frank is the owner of Walnut Creek Manual Therapy in Walnut Creek, providing Hendrickson Method manual therapy to the east bay communities for the past 7 years.
Susan McDaniel has been practicing massage since 1998 and has recently completed the 800 hour teacher-training program at the Hendrickson Method Institute. She has an active private practice in Sebastopol, CA where she uses Hendrickson Method exclusively with her clients. Her vision is to help more and more people find increased balance, mobility and function by teaching other healing arts practitioners this unique and highly effective technique. She has been certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 2001. She is an insured member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
Inbar completed CA Massage Therapy Certification at the San Francisco School of Massage in 2000. After graduating, she started her private practice and began studying at the Chi Nei Tsang Institute in Berkeley. She worked at a chiropractic clinic and spa, accumulating eight years of experience. At this time she was ready for a new approach. Hendrickson Method introduced a unique way of thinking about, practicing, and treating the body. She has studied and practiced the Hendrickson Method® for four years, and finished her teaching certification in 2012. She looks forward to teaching in the Bay Area and her home country, Israel. She maintains a private practice in San Francisco.
Bethany Clemen was introduced to bodywork and movement re-education as an injured professional dancer. The combination of Yoga, Pilates, and bodywork enabled her to heal and return to dance. She earned her Pilates certification in 2002, and began an extensive exploration in the world of advanced anatomy. This led her to study injury rehabilitation with Nora St. John, owner of Turning Point Studios/Balanced Body, CA.
Bethany started teaching workshops in functional movement and anatomy in 2006. She began training with Dr. Tom Hendrickson in 2009. She immediately fell in love with Hendrickson Method. Hendrickson Method gave her tools she felt were missing, and the technique was instantly helpful to her clients. In 2010, Bethany developed and taught Anatomy for Hendrickson Method. She continues to offer this class concurrently with Trainings. Her abiding passion for movement, anatomy, and Hendrickson Method inspires her work with clients and students.