Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Clinic Director a Guest on Martha Stewart

Ericka Clinton
Ericka Clinton, LMT, director of the Massage Therapy Clinics at Swedish Institute, will be a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Thursday, December 1, broadcast on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at about 9:00 am. As a guest on the Morning Living show, Ms. Clinton will be talking about the benefits of massage and what people should know when they go to see a professional massage therapist.

Welcome the Dean of the Nursing Program


Niahm van Meines

The Nursing Program at Swedish Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Niamh van Meines as dean.

Niamh (pronounced Neeve) van Meines is a nurse practitioner with a specialty in oncology, as well as a licensed massage therapist and an alumna of the Swedish Institute Massage Therapy Program.

The Nursing Program is scheduled to begin January 2012. Graduates of the program will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and be prepared for a career as a registered nurse. For details about the program, please visit our website.

The program, with its integrative approach to nursing, will enroll 20 students and is expected to fill to capacity quickly. Classes will be held on the fourth floor of 151 West 26th Street, which includes new classrooms, a modern Simulation Laboratory, study area and student lounge.

We welcome Niamh van Meines to the community of faculty, staff and students at Swedish Institute!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Where do Runners go After the Excitement of the Marathon?


ING NYC Marathon

Hundred of runners put their weary body into the hands of students, faculty and alumni from the Massage Therapy Program at Swedish Institute after the ING NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 6. As part of their clinical training, supervised students provide massage therapy at this annual race, as well as at other high-profile sporting events. Alumni often join in as specialists who are part of SISTEM, Swedish Institute’s Sports Team and Event Massage.

Students practiced sports massage techniques for the benefit of runners from the FDNY and NYPD at Park Central Hotel and for runners from Fred’s Team at the Hilton Hotel. In addition, senior therapists were placed in medical tents at the finish line that served all runners in need. According to Charles Pegg, LMT, director of the Offsite and Executive Director of SISTEM, the massage therapists lend a valued expertise in athlete care at the medical tents, particularly with specific techniques for cramp relief.

About 150 students, faculty and graduate volunteers from Swedish Institute were scheduled to participate at various locations during and after the ING NYC Marathon, a very exiting event that attracts people from around the world.