Licensed Massage Therapist
Jana Benicka is a licensed massage therapist at CHI Health Care and considered a critical part of the clinical provider team. She is able to draw on a deep understanding of the human body and apply a wide variety of skills and techniques to tailor the massage experience for each patient. Her approach is always holistic, taking into account and looking for the connections between mind, body, and spirit.
Ms. Benicka uses techniques including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myoskeletal alignment technique (certified in posture, pain, and upper body), hot stone massage, and warm bamboo stick massage. After a brief assessment of a patient’s health status and anatomy, and a conversation about the patient’s needs and preferences, she applies the most effective technique or combination of techniques.
While many people consider massage a relaxing indulgence, massage at CHI is considered a well- researched, highly effective clinical discipline. Because Ms. Benicka’s approach to massage is so personalized and targeted, she has been able to help patients of all ages who suffer from many acute and chronic conditions. She is often able to restore functionality, improve range of motion, relieve pain, and help to impart a sense of calm and well-being that enhances the healing process. Ms. Benicka has a deep respect and compassion for each patient and is honored to be a part of their healing journey.
Ms. Benicka has worked as a massage therapist at several health and wellness centers and has managed her private massage business. A lifelong learner, she continuously seeks opportunities to learn more about massage and natural healing. The adjunct disciplines she has studied and brings to her work with patients include healing touch, shiatsu, and reiki. As she expands her knowledge of the body, mind, and spirit, she advances her abilities to help people heal.
Before moving to the United States, Ms. Benicka studied biochemistry in her native country of Slovakia and worked as an environmental officer there. When she moved to the US, she searched for a way to combine her love of science and the human body with her growing interest in natural healing. Massage therapy quickly became her avocation and passion.
- Master of Science in Biochemistry, Comenius University – Bratislava, Slovakia
- Licensed Massage Therapist , Central Maryland School of Massage,
- American Heart Association
- Myoskeletal Alignment Technique , Certified in Posture/Pain and Upper Body
- Reiki Level 1, 2
- Healing Touch Level 1, 2, 3
- Shiatsu Shin Tai
- Member, American Massage Therapy Association
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