Rena Margulis

Rena Margulis developed Tandem PointSM Therapy, a cutting-edge pain treatment that integrates Chinese acupressure with trigger point therapy, fascial release, and stretching. Among her clinical specialties is the treatment of pain patterns suffered by professional musicians and music students: she counts numerous professional classical performance artists, both concert soloists and Orchestra musicians, as members of her Cherry Hill, NJ practice.

Since 1998, Rena Margulis has taught assessment and treatment of acute and chronic myofascial pain with Tandem Point Therapy and/or Scar Tissue Release in continuing education classes at schools across the USA, including at: the Lourdes Wholistic Institute (Camden, NJ), the Massage Arts Center (Philadelphia, PA); the Monterey Institute of Touch, (Carmel Valley, CA), the Voorhees Pediatric Facility (Voorhees, NJ), the East West College of Natural Medicine (Sarasota, FL), the New Jersey Massage Training Center (Parsippany, NJ); the Omaha School of Massage Therapy (Omaha, NE), and the Live Oak Center for the Healing Arts (Menlo Park, CA).

In 2000, Rena Margulis presented at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Her lecture with demonstrations for physicians and physical therapists, Tandem Point Therapy: An Integrated Acupressure Approach for Myofascial Pain, focused on a proposed biological mechanism for Tandem Point therapy.

Rena Margulis is the first author (with Melissa Borrero, M.D.) of two posters that have been presented at international conferences: Distant Surgery Scar Points and Fascial Adhesions Perpetuate Pectoralis Minor Trigger Points in Two Cases of Severe Chronic Palmar Pain, a peer-reviewed poster presented at the Eighth World Congress on Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia, Toledo, Spain, and at the Third International Fascia Research Congress, Vancouver, Canada, and Treating Myofascial Pain in Nickel-Sensitive Women Exposed to Nickel Alloy Underwires in Brassieres: Clinical Case Observations, a peer-reviewed poster presented at the Fourth International Fascia Research Congress, Reston, Virginia (abstract published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies).

Born and raised in upstate New York, Rena Margulis has been a practicing bodywork therapist since 1993. She has a bachelor's degree from Smith College and a master's degree from Stanford University. She is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Nationally Certified in Asian Bodywork Therapy (NCCAOM) and a New Jersey-licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist.

She has served as the New Jersey State Liaison for Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), the largest national organization for bodywork professionals, and as the Secretary of and the ABMP representative to the New Jersey Coalition of Massage, Bodywork and Somatic Therapies. In 2012, she was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.