The Jean Vitrano Approach to Massage Therapy, Meditation, and Stress Management
JEAN VITRANO draws on her training in massage therapy, mindfulness practices and meditation to assist her clients in finding ease and health in body and mind. Whether through therapeutic massage and/or mindfulness work, she tends to the whole person with a compassionate presence and an experienced touch. Jean facilitates clients in sensing themselves in their bodies (their places of holding and tension) and observing their thought and feeling patterns so they know what they do and what is alive in them. From there, by pausing, being present with and tending to what is needed, beneficial, lasting change can happen.
Jean has extensive experience working with the body and mind through years of training in contemporary dance, therapeutic massage, movement awareness, meditation and yoga. She holds a BA from NYU and had a career as a professional contemporary dancer. In 2002, she graduated from The Swedish Institute and became a Licensed Massage Therapist, launching her private practice in NYC. Under the four-year training of David Zemach-Bersin, Jean graduated from the Feldenkrais Method Training Program in 2011. She has studied with Buddhist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and has been influenced by the teachings of Tara Brach and Sharon Salzberg. Jean facilitates weekly meditation and mindfulness groups and now offers online courses.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
~ Viktor E. Frankl