Dear Lakeside alumni, friends, and those interested in a massage therapy career,
The transition to Herzing University – Brookfield is now complete. The Herzing curriculum reflects and values the curricular elements provided by Lakeside, and the first class of graduating students will be proudly wearing their caps and gowns in September. According to the former Lakeside faculty, JeraiLyn Jones, Thom Gonring, Dr. Ken, and Shanta McHatten, the students reflect the same level of skill, commitment, and presence as Lakeside graduates did. That is really exciting.
My passion is to never stop enhancing the program in order to continually offer a leading-edge educational experience in Therapeutic Massage. Beginning with our September classes, the program will expand to 900 hours. The new coursework content will include:
- Advanced Professional Communication, including insurance billing, writing progress notes to referral sources, preparing students for the increasing demand for professionals with skill sets to become members of multidisciplinary health service teams
- Exploring Specialization and Advanced Skills in Massage Therapy, such as cancer patient massage, pediatric massage, medical massage, and geriatric/disability massage to name a few
- Advanced Therapeutic Strategies and Decision-making, which will deepen students’ knowledge and skill in orthopedic testing, additional therapeutic techniques, and determining the optimal strategies related to musculoskeletal injuries and disorders as well as other disorders or disabilities.
One of the primary reasons for the expansion of the curriculum is for the Therapeutic Massage program to embrace Herzing’s commitment to meeting the needs of the community today.
Lakeside Massage Therapy Clinic
The new student clinic pays homage to its namesake and the amazing reputation Lakeside has in the community. The environment is beautiful, and with Shanta McHatten as the Clinic manager and supervisor, the students are truly integrating their classroom learning and applying it to clients. Shanta is an excellent coach and teacher in the clinic environment, and the students are really doing well. Please come and check them out by enjoying a stress- and pain-relieving massage.
To learn more about the associate degree or the diploma program, contact Christy Juul at 262-649-1710. To book a massage in the Lakeside Massage Therapy clinic, call: 262-649-4040.
I sincerely would love to have you come visit us at Herzing University in Brookfield. We would love to see you.
Carole Ostendorf, Ph.D.
Program Chair Therapeutic Massage
Director Lakeside Massage Therapy Clinic