Faculty

Active Instructors:

Dr. Tom Hendrickson
Elizabeth McClain
Inbar Sarig
Bethany Clemen

Dr. Tom Hendrickson
Tom Hendrickson, D.C. is the founder and President of Hendrickson Method Institute in Kensington, California where he has been teaching his unique method of orthopedic massage and manual therapy since 1982. Dr. Hendrickson is also in private practice as a Chiropractor, specializing in soft tissue injuries.

Dr. Hendrickson began studying the healing arts in 1972. He trained with Zen priest and Shiatsu Master Riuho Yamada, studied Lomi Bodywork, a system of therapy combining deep tissue massage and breath work from Robert Hall M.D. et al, and trained in Reichian Bodywork under Phil Curcuruto D.C., Ed Jackson M.D. and Peter Levine PhD. He has also studied yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation, which he still practices on a daily basis. Dr. Hendrickson has a deep interest in the interface of healing and modern science and has trained with healers Rosalyn Bruyere and Muriel Chapman D.O.  In 1982, Dr. Hendrickson completed a one-year apprenticeship and four-year training program under the legendary Lauren Berry, RPT, a mechanical engineer and physical therapist who made significant contributions to the field of soft tissue therapy. Dr. Hendrickson then completed his chiropractic studies and graduated magna cum laude in 1986.

Hendrickson Method arises from this extensive training and Dr. Hendrickson’s clinical experience treating over 100,000 patients. Dr. Hendrickson’s book, Massage for Orthopedic Conditions (LW &W, 2003), summarizes twenty years of clinical practice and synthesizes his insights of energy medicine with the latest scientific research in orthopedics. Published in five languages, the book is required reading for many massage courses throughout the United States and internationally. The second edition, titled Massage and Manual Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions, was released in September 2009. An instructional DVD showing the techniques described in the textbook will be available in August 2011.

To learn more about Dr. Hendrickson and the evolution of Hendrickson Method, read an in-depth profile that was featured nationally through the NCBTMB.


Elizabeth McClain
Elizabeth  finished her Level 1 massage certification training at the International School of Bodywork in San Diego, CA in 1994.  Two years later, September of 1996, she began her training with Tom Hendrickson D.C., the founder of Hendrickson Method®.  In June 2000 she completed the Hendrickson Method® Institute’s teacher training where she assisted Dr. Hendrickson and lead review day classes for six years.  In 2016 she completed her teacher recertification in order to bring this incredible manual therapy to Boulder, CO.

In November 2016,  she received her Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) from the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto, ON.

In addition to manual therapy, Elizabeth holds a B.A. in Dance from the University of New Mexico, where she studied with Bill Evans and Nora Reynolds-Daniel.  She also studied Guang Ping Yang style Tai Chi, Chi gung, and other martial arts for six years with Sifu Donald Rubbo in San Rafael, CA and is currently teaching Chi gung in Boulder.  In addition, she has studied: Reiki, Reclaiming Our Bodies Awake (ROBA) with Teya (Valentina) Chavez-Krotky; Human anatomy with Gil Hedley, Babinetics with Bertrand Babinet, is a Certified KinesioTaping® Association Practitioner (CKTP) and has attended several other manual therapy workshops.

Elizabeth  is continually amazed at the interweaving of the human body, mind, and spirit and honored to be allowed to witness the journey of Life.

Inbar Sarig
Inbar completed CA Massage Therapy Certification at the San Francisco School of Massage in 2000.  After graduating, she started her private practice and began studying at the Chi Nei Tsang Institute in Berkeley. She worked at a chiropractic clinic and spa, accumulating eight years of experience. At this time she was ready for a new approach. Hendrickson Method introduced a unique way of thinking about, practicing, and treating the body.  She has studied and practiced the Hendrickson Method® for four years, and finished her teaching certification in 2012. She looks forward to teaching in the Bay Area and her home country, Israel. She maintains a private practice in San Francisco.

 

Bethany Clemen
Bethany Clemen was introduced to bodywork and movement re-education as an injured professional dancer. The combination of Yoga, Pilates, and bodywork enabled her to heal and return to dance. She earned her Pilates certification in 2002, and began an extensive exploration in the world of advanced anatomy. This led her to study injury rehabilitation with Nora St. John, owner of Turning Point Studios/Balanced Body, CA.

Bethany started teaching workshops in functional movement and anatomy in 2006. She began training with Dr. Tom Hendrickson in 2009. She immediately fell in love with Hendrickson Method. Hendrickson Method gave her tools she felt were missing, and the technique was instantly helpful to her clients. In 2010, Bethany developed and taught Anatomy for Hendrickson Method. She continues to offer this class concurrently with Trainings. Her abiding passion for movement, anatomy, and Hendrickson Method inspires her work with clients and students.