Daniel Jensen is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and is the Instructor of Anatomy, Zoologik™ Clay Anatomy Lab, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology. Daniel has a BA degree in Exercise Physiology from Augustana College and has had significant education in the study of human anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics and stress management. He has studied and attended workshops and seminars in science of fascia, cadaver studies, hip and shoulder segmental bodywork, trigger point and postural assessment. He is also a graduate of the Zoologic™ Muscle Building in Clay course. This provides the students with a hands-on understanding of the human musculoskeletal anatomy. As an endurance athlete and speaker, Daniel has uniquely blended his experiences with his education to offer a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and physiology yet provide students with necessary study aids and lectures to assist in the learning process. Daniel also is a contributing author to the book Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul, is a featured athlete in 3 documentary movies, and has set several physically challenged athlete world records.
Rebecca has been a massage therapist since March 2001 after graduating from South Dakota School of Massage Therapy herself. She is the President, Director, and Instructor at the South Dakota School of Massage Therapy. Rebecca is trained in many modalities. Her favorites include Swedish, prenatal, massage cupping, foot reflexology and lymphatic drainage. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Marketing.
Fanix is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and a graduate of American Institute of Wellness and Beauty. She decided to begin a career in massage therapy while debating between starting a career in psychology or medicine and it was in massage school that she fully embraced her love and fascination for the human body. She began her massage career in South Florida and very quickly began working with professional and college athletes from every sport for a number of years. Fanix became a Certified personal trainer (CPT) with The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in an effort to help her clients better understand their bodies, get rid of their pain for good and to also increase her own kinesthetic knowledge. She began her teaching career in 2020 and discovered a new love of teaching the next generation of massage therapists. Fanix is trained in many modalities, but her favorites are deep tissue, myofascial release, cupping, sports massage, infant massage, & prenatal massage.
Anna is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and is the instructor for Massage Therapy I, Massage Therapy II, and Massage Therapy III. Anna acquired her RN from the University of South Dakota in 2009. She then continued her medical education obtaining her medical lab tech diploma from Southeast Technical Institute in 2011. After an impressive 30-year career as a nurse, Anna attended the South Dakota School of Massage Therapy in 2020. She quickly realized her passion for assisting and supporting others to be able to live their best quality of life through massage therapy. Anna is trained in many modalities. Hot stones, prenatal, sports massage, deep tissue, deep relaxation, Swedish, and oncology are among the many modalities she uses daily during massage.