Regina Schulman is widely recognized for her ability to inspire others to pursue their personal, spiritual and professional dreams. She welcomes individuals who desire to be fully involved in their own healing. By offering qualified support and safe effective guidance, Regina supports clients and students in taking charge of their holistic health and authenticity.
Since 1998, Regina has specialized in chronic pain management and cancer care with over 25,000 hours of combined clinical practice, teaching, and study. She volunteers in hospitals, nursing homes and private residences offering post-operative, palliative, and hospice patient care as part of her community service. Regina's commitment to community service and her entrepreneurial spirit have been honored in a variety of ways, including YWCA's "Women in Business and Industry Award," YWCA's "Woman of the Year Award," and Lesley University's "Alumni Association's Merit Scholarship" and "Recent Alumni Award."
Regina completed her undergraduate (BA, Chronic Pain Management Specializations) and graduate (M.Ed., Interdisciplinary Studies) degrees in Integrative Holistic Health at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.
Regina is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB), and is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Massachusetts. She has been an innovator in the health service industry for over 30 years as a health club manager, personal trainer, massage and polarity therapist, and CoreIndividuation™ certified level 4 practitioner and Medicine Bag Carrier. She is a graduate of the Polarity Realization Institute, where she earned certifications in both massage and polarity therapy.
As a culmination of her graduate studies at Lesley University, Regina realized a self-design thesis project entitled, "Holistic Self-Care for Caregivers Awareness Project: Cultivating Job and Compassion Satisfaction amongst Hospice Workers." Her mixed-methods systems approach integrated data from various medical, psychological, scientific, esoteric, social, and spiritual branches of learning. The project focused on the discovery of how hospice professionals and volunteers utilize physical, emotional, psychological/mental, and spiritual self-care as curative measures toward managing compassion fatigue, avoiding burnout and secondary traumatic stress, and increasing compassion satisfaction. Based on research results, Regina conceived, designed and developed a holistic self-care awareness team-building project for hospice caregivers. She continues to investigate ways in which professional caregivers and organizations can effectively employ holistic self-care approaches and develop programs for additional healthcare professionals and caretaker populations.
"My goal is to be an instrument of change in allopathic medicine from a fear-based model to a self-empowerment model, and to provide an opening for the awareness that we are more than who we think we are... we are more than just a physical body. This awareness can help put chronic pain and illness of the physical body into a more balanced perspective."