Tam T. Valenti has been drawn to issues of the human spirit, healing, and self expression since her days as a young artist, discovering the world through drawing and painting.

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“David” by T. Tran 2000

 

When she moved to New York City in 2003, she found a different “home” and her occupation took a more therapeutic turn towards holistic arts.

As a practicing bodyworker, Tam explored a number of manual therapy methods, both through education and treatment. Rolfing® Structural Integration stood out to her for it’s belief in the evolution of the individual as well as in it’s deep affect as a manual therapy toward balanced structure and freedom of movement.

As a receiver Rolfing has greatly helped her resolve bodily discomforts and restricted movement habits. Before her initial 10 series, she was generally fit and lived a healthy lifestyle, but her activities in sports and in weight training exposed her to a number of injuries and limiting compensations.

After her first Rolfing session, she felt hopeful. After her second session, she recognized that the work was unique. The attention she received to her legs had her move quite differently as to engage her core while walking. Given that the activity of walking is repeated about 11,000 times in a day, Tam believed that it had made a dramatic positive change to her body.

She went on to receive her basic 10 series and was inspired to pursue the Rolfing training shortly after. Since, she has appreciated being able to provide the level of skill and care Rolfing has enabled her offer. Drawn to learn and discover, Tam deepens her anatomy and movement studies with continuous education and her own wellness in tai chi and adventure cycling.

Education

  • Advanced Rolfing® SI Certification, Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration, Jan Sultan (student of Dr. Rolf) and Lael Keen Los Angeles, CA 2014
  • Eternal Spring™ Chi Kung Teaching Certification, Chu Tai Chi, New York, NY 2014
  • Peri-Natal Certification, Cortiva Institute for Massage, Hoboken, NY 2010
  • Rolfing® SI Certification, Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration, Boulder CO, 2010
  • Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, NY NY, 2008; License #27 022236
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Magna Cum Laude, University of Delaware, Newark DE, 2000

Other Notable Continuous Education

  • Tai Chi, Chu Tai Chi, late Grandmaster Sifu Chu and Sifu Hubbell PhD 2008-
  • Integral Anatomy Cadaver Dissection 150 hours, Gil Hedly PhD, 2011 and 2014
  • Visceral Manipulation I & II, The Barral Institute, Ken Frey PT, 2013 and 2014
  • CranialSacral Therapy 1, The Upledger Institute, 2013
  • Restoring Scar Tissue, Sharon Wheeler-Hancoff, student of Dr. Rolf, 2012
  • Functional Spinal Mechanics, Tessy Brungardt, Advanced Rolfer® and Rebecca Carli, Advanced Rolfer® and Rolf Movement® Practitioner, 2012
  • Nerve Release, Jon Martine, Advanced Rolfer® and John DeMahey, Advanced Rolfer®, RN, 2012
  • Osteopathic Approach to Hip pain, Ron Murray, CAN DO, 2011

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Testimonials

I can whole-heartedly and very highly recommend Tam. I try to balance a hectic business and family with exercise, but I just found myself with too many daily aches and pains.

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