Diana Altstadt
WI Licensed Massage Therapist and WI Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Massage Philosophy
A licensed massage therapist with 20 years experience, I partner with clients to address their needs, integrating therapeutic massage techniques based on initial assessment and consultation with ongoing feedback provided by clients. I also educate people about self-care they can do at home to facilitate their healing and well-being.

o    ABD, 4 years full-time, PhD in Social Work program, UW-Milwaukee, 2007-11
o    MS degree in Social Work, UW-Madison, 2001
o    Chicago School of Massage Therapy, 1994
o    BA degree in Psychology, Carroll College, 1988

o    Owner: Integrated Therapeutic Massage, 2011- present
o    Health Coach: St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Department, 2012-present
o    Volunteer: Facilitator in Training, Community Building Milwaukee
o    Volunteer: CORE-El Centro: Developed initial client survey and outcomes database, 2012
o    Lead Therapist: Massage Envy-Greenfield, 2008-2011
o    Education Program Supervisor: Children’s Service Society of WI, 2001-2007

Papers and Presentations
o    April 2014: Bader-Rutter presentation on Workplace stretching
o    January 2014: Badger Striders: Stretching to optimize performance and minimize injury
o    January-May 2012: UW-Milwaukee adjunct professor: Cultural Diversity and Social Work course
o    March 2010: Preliminary exam paper: Massage intervention to address early adverse experiences and chronic stress
o    2009: Teleconference seminar for WI Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers: Feeling stressed out?: The effects of stress on the Mind/Body system