Speakers - 2015 Massage Therapy Winter Symposium
Shinzo Fujimaki was born in Nagano, Japan and is known internationally as a dynamic speaker in the area of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). He specializes in Shiatsu, self-care techniques and utilizing warm water as a healing modality. Shinzo developed a form of Shiatsu Yoga, based on a combination of ancient healing art forms including Shiatsu, Yoga and Qi Gong.
In addition to a private clinical practice, he is also an instructor at Harbin Hot Springs School of Shiatsu and Massage and has been instrumental in the advancement of Watsu™ and his Energetic Aquatic Shiatsu Yoga (E.A.S.Y).
Listed in alphabetical order.
Lynne Jaffee, MOm, LAc
Lynn Jaffee has worked in the field of health promotion since 1985. She is the author of the book, Simple Steps: The Chinese Way to Better Health, and co-authored the book, The Bodywise Woman. She has has written numerous articles on health for a variety of publications. Jaffee holds a master of Oriental medicine from the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University and she is now an adjunct faculty member. She has been in private practice at Acupuncture in the Park near Minneapolis, MN since 2003.
Colleen Moore, MOm, LAc
Colleen Moore is a clinic supervisor in the Northwestern Health Sciences University teaching clinics. Her career in holistic medicine began as a practitioner of Jin Shin Do Acupressure in 1988. This healing modality inspired the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine, qi gong and cranial sacral therapy. Through these hands-on therapies, she honed her diagnostic and treatment abilities and was inspired to become an acupuncturist.
Moore also developed expertise in the use of Japanese style diagnosis and treatment. Akabane, abdominal palpation and specialized pulse diagnosis, treatment principles and needling - which form the basis of Japanese acupuncture. She holds a master of Oriental medicine from the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Kim Swineheart, DC
Dr. Kim Swineheart, a professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University, combines 15 years of practical experience as a doctor of chiropractic with 17 years of teaching anatomy to bring the musculoskeletal system to life. She believes that hands-on and eyes-on exploration and observation of the movement and connections beneath the skin lead to a deeper understanding of both healthy and challenged bodies.
Dr. Swineheart has taught massage therapists for more than 16 years and brings a broad range of intuitive and practical knowledge, offering specific problem-solving insights for particular patients as well as general anatomical principles in treatment.
Mary Tuchscherer, PhD, DC
Dr. Mary Tuchscherer is an associate professor at Northwestern health Sciences University. She has been teaching in the area of neuroscience for more than twenty years. She has a master's degree in anatomy and PhD in neuroscience from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She joined the Department of Basic Science at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1985 teaching in the areas of neuroscience, histology and anatomy. She also taught neuroscience and pathology at the Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy for 10 years.
Dr. Tuchscherer has been invited to speak at several national and international events including three national American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) conventions and the International Symposium of Reflexologists in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is certified in neuromuscular technique and taught with Jeanne Alane for many years. In addition to her busy teaching schedule, she maintains a private chiropractic practice in St. Paul, MN.