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Lenka Spiska, LMT

Lenka Spiska

Reiki

October 3, 2017

Bridging the gap between the East and West, Lenka Spiska connects us to a new paradigm of healing. The SHIFT is a shift in consciousness where we treat the WHOLE person. Working with Energy Medicine, Lenka serves as the Eastern counterpart to Western Medicine.

As a Medical Intuologist, Lenka combines traditional Eastern medical practices with intuitive knowledge to detect subtle energy imbalances in her patients, helping them heal and achieve a sustainable healthy balance at every level: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.  She reveals in-depth insights into a patients’ current state of health and well-being as well as pinpoints subtle energy imbalances, which may be contributors to illness or disease by addressing the mind-body-spirit connection.

In her work, Lenka empowers patients to become self-reliant and take charge of their health. In her own practice, Lenka guides patients through their own self-healing journey.  She creates an action plan, including self-empowering homework to help patients begin to resolve or heal their illness or pain. With Lenka’s guidance, patients begin to replace self-sabotaging programs by re-writing new programming, which is essential to better serving their health, aspirations and goals. The scientific term is called neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to change at any age.

Through the years, Lenka has facilitated numerous thought-provoking health seminars and wellness summits on energy medicine, spirituality, intuition and self-development; she has contributed to magazines and newspaper articles.

Lenka is a Medical Intuologist, Certified Advanced Holistic Health Coach from the International Institute of Holistic Medicine, Reiki Master Teacher and LMT.  Lenka was the first Medical Intuologist to join forces with a Medical Doctor in Southwest Florida, working side-by-side Dr. Teresa Sievers within the doctor’s medical practice. Currently, Lenka is collaborating with other Medical Doctors throughout the country.

She has traveled the world studying different cultures, learning how and why people heal – and why they don’t. Additionally, Lenka studied nutrition in Europe and attended culinary school in Colorado; she is fluent in four languages. Lenka describes herself a life-long student of energy medicine and life itself. She is a mother of two and lives and practices in Naples, Florida.

 

 


 

 

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Alvina Quatrano, LMT

Alvina Quatrano

Seva Stress Release Acupressure For Self- Care

September 5, 2017

Lauding from Naples FL Alvina Quatrano has been teaching since 1991.
Alvina Quatrano, LMT. She taught Montessori before launching into bodywork with Holistic Healing Arts in 1991. Member IAHP and Reiki (Stevan Thayer -Integrated Energy Therapy).  She has taught Reflexology since 1991. Her practice includes Holistic Massage (Gloria Coppola & Kristina Shaw),Reflexology and Movement Work (Trager).  Mentor for Zero Balancing (Dr Frederick Fritz Smith) and teacher for Soul Lightening International Acupressure (Dr Aminah Raheem) since 2006.  Creator of the Art of Holistic Massage (AOHM) online & hands-on classes in 2017.

 


 

Rebecca Pollock

The 5 Elements and Tonic Herbs

August 1, 2017

Her massage therapy career began in 1997 with her training from the Wellness and Massage Training Institute, Woodridge, IL.  She has worked in chiropractic offices, salon spas, five star hotel spas, fitness facilities, private practice and wellness clinics.  Education is a passion for her. Almost every year since her graduation she has continued her education. Furthering her interest in the Holistic health field, Rebecca completed the Foundations in Herbalism, Asian Bodywork and Structural Therapy programs at the Chicago College of Healing Arts (CCHA).  Currently she is enrolled in a 250 hour Aromatherapy course. She has been a massage therapy instructor at Olympia College, Cortiva Institute & CCHA in Chicago and is a current NCBTMB Approved Provider in Continuing Education. She ran The Chicago College of Healing Arts for two years beginning in the Fall of 2010. Helping with the growth of the massage community she was a committee member for NCBTMB for 2 years and was the School Outreach Specialist at NCBTMB from 2012-2017. In 2011 she collaborated with other Herbalists to begin a Great Lakes American Herbalist Guild Chapter. She is a member of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG), THAI Healing Alliance (THAI), Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) and the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).  She is the President of the Southwest Chapter of the FSMTA as well as the Educational Standards Chair for the FSMTA.  Currently she practices massage in Bonita Springs, FL.

 


Diane Murray

Diane Murray

Introducing Jin Shin Jyutsu

June 6, 2017

Diane Murray received her first Jin Shin Jyutsu session in 1979.  The gentleness of the Art led her to seek out sessions over the last thirty five years whenever she had a health issue.

She began to actively seek training in self-help in the early 90’s and practitioner training in 1996.  In 1999, she became an organizer for annual Jin Shin Jyutsu classes in Tampa.

-Diane became certified to teach Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help in 2001 and began to devote herself fully to teaching & working with clients after that.  She has actively continued her education, year after year, deepening her understanding and appreciation of the nuances of the Art.

In January, 2012, Diane founded The Effortless Solution, Inc. and uses her experience & training to share this Art with others.  As a massage therapist, Diane uses Jin Shin Jyutsu in all of her sessions as well as for her own self-care.


Ian McIntosh, LMT

Ian McIntosh, LMT

May 2, 2017

Introduction to Auricular Acupressure

Ian McIntosh has been a Florida Licensed Massage Therapist since 2001. Directly after becoming licensed, Ian received extensive training in Shiatsu; this is where he first learned about the auricular points. One of his first jobs as a therapist was working at Bennett Christiansen Academy, a school for children with chronic pain and chronic disorders. That was where he discovered how effective the points are for pain and chronic disorders. In 2003 Ian travelled to Los Angeles to further his training by taking classes from Terry Oleson, who in 1980 was part of the double blind studies at the UCLA Pain Management Clinic to test the validity of the points. The years following his time at Bennett Christiansen Academy Ian has worked with a wide variety of afflictions including arthritic conditions, cerebral palsy, bechet’s disorder, and migraines to name a few. For the past seven years, he has been cultivating a thriving private practice in therapeutic massage utilizing various modalities to help achieve long lasting relief.

 


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Michelle Mace, LMT

Michelle D. Mace-Lambert

April 4, 2017

Fijian Massage

Michelle has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since 1997 and is the founder and principal instructor of Barefoot Masters®.

Our company has offered live & online continuing education classes for massage therapists in Ashiatsu Massage, Bar and Floor Therapy, Fijian Barefoot Massage, Bamboossage® Warm Bamboo Massage, Bamboo2Go® Chair Massage, Bamboo Facial Massage, Stones2Go® Massage, and 123 Facial Massage for 15 years. All of the courses are dedicated to preserving the hands of the massage therapist. We offer live course training, home study as well as online courses.

She has traveled to Asia and studied with the master himself, Prahbat Menon from Kerala, India, who has written the only book on the subject of Chavutti Thirummal. She has also studied with Ruthie Hardee from Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy and Lolita Knight of Fijian massage, becoming an instructor for both parties. She left both to develop her own style of barefoot massage and founded the Barefoot Masters®

 


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Cary Bayer

March 7, 2017

How to Get New Massage Clients

From Struggle to Success

Breakthrough Coaching transforms negative childhood training about money and success that’s creating effects that show up in daily life as not enough clients and too much financial struggle. In coaching sessions, you’ll discover the profound connection between learning how to receive appreciation, and learning how to receive money. In the process, you’ll be shown how to overcome the unconscious “Money Rejection Complex” that holds you back from having a more abundant massage business.

You’ll come to see the power of the positive mindset, and how it naturally transforms the destructive, negative self-talk that blocks the achievement of goals in your business, and happiness in your personal life. Most importantly, you’ll learn, in personal coaching, a method that you can practice for a few minutes each day that eliminates negative thinking for good.

You’ll be shown specific techniques to learn how to focus on success, and thus magnetize more of it to you. Coaching sessions will also present a precise process to awaken your innate enthusiasm on a daily basis. Awakening enthusiasm is vital for success in your business, turning you into a perpetual money magnet, attracting people to want to work with you. It also is fundamental for creating greater happiness in your private life.

Like the Chinese proverb, coaching gives you the fish needed to solve current problems, then shows you how to fish by undoing family patterns. This prevents problems in the future.

 


Nathalie Cecilia, LMT

Nathalie Cecilia

February 7, 2017

Bamboo Massage

Nathalie Cecilia, founder of Bamboo Massage

“Hall Of Fame” inductee (World Massage Festival 2009) and Teacher of the Year 2013 Nathalie Cecilia, creator and master of Bamboo Massage Therapy, was born in Nimes, South France. With a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Languages from the Universitee Des Lettres De Montpellier, she began her career as a teacher and a translator.

Traveling around Europe – and later around the world – she crossed the Atlantic in order to explore the United States and experience life here. It was then she decided to change her career. Keeping her goal to help people in mind, she attended the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy. Three months following her graduation in 2004, she opened Two Touch Company – a Thai studio and masage therapy office in Sarasota, Florida.

Many of Nathalie’s clients were asking for deep tissue treatment. She soon began to experience pain and fatigue in her hands and wrists. When she started using bamboo to assist her with deep tissue work, she noticed that her pain subsided and her clients loved it. She developed an innovative way to give bamboo massage on the table (Bamboo-Fusion) and in the chair, meanwhile creating her own bamboo set to give the massage.

Her goal today is to help therapists provide deep massage without pain. This technique aids in avoiding repetitive injuries, such as carpal tunnel, and reduces the stress on thumbs, wrists and hands.

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