Janet Kahn L.M.T., Ph.D.
257 South Champlain Street
Burlington, VT 05405
Credentialed to perform services at UVMMC
About Janet Kahn
I am a massage therapist, a research scientist, and a health policy analyst. Most of all, I am passionate about seeing to it that people, no matter their income, have access to the basics of health (clean air and water, good food, appropriate touch) and to the health care they need and prefer.
In pursuit of this vision, I have served the massage community as President of the Massage Therapy Foundation (VP 1993-1996, President 1996-2000) and Research Director of the Massage Therapy Research Consortium (2003-2008. I served as Executive Director of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium (2005-2011) working with Senator Sanders and others to get the values of Integrative Healthcare into the Affordable Care Act, and in 2011 was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Board on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health.
Throughout this time I have always maintained a private practice in therapeutic massage and somatic awareness (1983-present), which is a source of joy and sanity for me. With William Collinge I developed Mission Reconnect, a program which offers instruction in mind-body techniques including partner massage to Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their partners to support physical, mental and relationship well-being. Dr. Collinge and I also developed, with Tracy Walton, Touch, Caring and Cancer, an award winning media-based program through which caregivers of people with cancer learn how to deliver safe touch and massage. From 2015-18, Catherine Cerulli and I offered Touch Caring and Cancer at UVM Medical Center.
Of all that I do, massage touches me most deeply. I consider it a sacred honor that people trust me to help bring them back to ease and joy in their bodies.
Basic massage training at The Institute of Traditional Medicine, Santa Fe NM (1981); Potomac Massage Training Institute, Washington, DC (1987).
Trained in MyoFascial Release, Somatic Experiencing, Continuum Movement, Zapchen Somatics, Cherokee Shaking Hands Method, and other approaches to massage and somatic awareness.
I passed the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in 2000, and was Licensed as a Massage Therapist in Maryland until moving to Vermont in 2001.
Swedish, Myofascial Release, Zapchen, Zero Balancing, etc. — With 25+ years of experience my style is, by now, eclectic and designed for the client's needs at that moment.
I work with children and adults, people living with cancer, chronic pain, and the normal challenges of daily life in the 21st Century.
While I am happy to work with insurance companies, my experience in Vermont is that most reimbursement is for injuries from automobile accidents, or the workplace where it is covered by Workers' Compensation Insurance.
Anxiety, Arthritis, Cancer, Headaches, Insomnia, Joint Replacement, Low Back Pain, Pain, Palliative Care, Substance Abuse
Janet Kahn hasn't specified any additional languages.