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Jennifer Steffener graduated from the Somerset School of Massage Therapy in 1996. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has advanced training in a variety of massage techniques and has been involved in the fitness and holistic services since 1990. She customizes her massage therapy sessions and uses a combination of Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial, Sports and Stretching Techniques, Reflexology, Chinese Massage, Shiatsu, Manual Lymph Drainage, Consulting and After Care to uniquely fit the therapeutic needs of each client. Jennifer has over 21 years of therapeutic massage experience with a variety of clients of all ages and health concerns. She is an accomplished Tai Chi instructor and a senior student of the late Grandmaster Jou, Tsung Hwa. Jennifer was so inspired by Master Jou, she moved to the Tai Chi Farm in Warwick, NY to study full time with him in Chen style tai chi. At his encouragement, she began teaching and assisting with classes and events in 1994. Jennifer is a Certified Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Meditation Instructor.
Her classes focus on the health, longevity, and prevention benefits of Tai Chi. Jennifer teaches Tai Chi as a life art and believes when you incorporate its simple yet powerful principles into all aspects of your daily activities you can enhance the quality of your life. Jennifer is an avid surfer and snowboarder and co-owns Coastline Adventures Surfing School, LLC. She is a Master level instructor and is certified by the National Surf Schools and Instructors Association. Jennifer has also contributed to the master level training curriculum. She specializes in teaching holistic minded surf and stand up paddleboarding camps to women utilizing tai chi principles. She enjoys educating and mentoring young students on healthy lifestyle choices; environmental awareness; community service; and self-awareness and development through surfing and stand up paddleboarding. Jennifer believes health is a positive state of creative self-expression, a feeling of joy, vitality and happiness and not merely an absence of disease. She feels our own bodies and minds hold the potential for being some of our greatest teachers.
Her therapeutic approach supports our innate wisdom's understanding that prevention is more precious and wise than cure. Through her intuitive, open and mindful nature, Jennifer creates an environment of growth, healing, and community. She honors and encourages every student and client to recognize their unique qualities and special gifts. In a respectful and healing partnership with her clients and students, Jennifer provides wisdom, guidance, and nurturing healing energy towards their path to more a balanced, mindful and healthy lifestyle.