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Penny Feinstein-Ranan CMT

Clinical Specialist

Penny Feinstein-Ranan, MA, CMP, CPMT is a part-time clinical specialist/massage therapist at UCLA Center for East-West Medicine as well as at UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center. She received her B.A. in Italian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her Masters in Movement Therapy from Immaculate Heart College, her initial massage training from the Massage School of Santa Monica and is certified by the state of California. She is certified in pregnancy massage and teaches the ancient art of parent-infant massage.

Penny is known to have particular success in treating people who suffer from unresolved muscular pain employing carefully designed treatment approaches to address the individual needs of her clients. Her professional interests include the science of medical massage as well as mind-body approaches to pain and stress management. Her clinical interests include but are not limited to fibromyalgia, chronic migraine/headache, and stress related disorders. She is also a certified yoga instructor and implemented and teaches a free “Stress Management through Yoga” class for UCLA students at the Ashe Center. Her current studies are focused on certification in Medical Massage through the Science of Massage Institute.

EDUCATION

  • Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles—M.A. Movement Therapy
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison—B.A. Italian
  • Massage School of Santa Monica --Certified Massage Technician

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Medical Massage…Shoulder Joint Rotator Cuff Protocol –Science of Medical Massage Institute
  • Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage—Taoist Institute, North Hollywood, California
  • Lymph Drainage Massage—Southern California Health Institute, Los Angeles, California
  • Orthopedic Massage I—Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute
  • Deep Tissue Massage—Southern California Health Institute, Los Angeles, California
  • Full Body Stress Management Massage—Southern California Health Institute, Los Angeles, California
  • Orthopedic Massage I—Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute
  • Trigger Point Massage—Community College of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Nevada
  • Bodywork for the Childbearing Year—Kate Jordan Seminars, Santa Monica, California
  • Fertility Massage—Arvigo Institute, Los Angeles, California
  • Parent-Infant Massage Instructor Training—International Loving Touch Foundation, Portland, Oregon
  • Compassionate Touch Training—The Heart Touch Project, Santa Monica, California
  • Massage Training for Medically Fragile Children—The Heart Touch Project, Santa Monica, California

ARTICLES

  • Feinstein-Ranan, P, Noyer-Erez, D. “Stress, Health, Fertility, and Massage”   YHC Magazine, 2012 June
  • Feinstein-Ranan, P. “Stress Management through Yoga”   UCLA’s Daily Bruin 2015 April

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE/AFFILIATIONS

  • California Certified Massage Practitioner #17512
  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals—Professional Member
  • The Heart Touch Project—Global Outreach Volunteer, Cambodia 2008


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