BODYWORK & ENERGYWORK

Bodywork and energywork have historically been used to help with numerous ailments of the body and mind for thousands of years. Defined simply as the application of soft tissue manipulation, there are countless forms of massage that have developed over the years, comprising a vast pool of methods that can be used for endless benefits, be it addressing a specific issue or complaint, encouraging overall well-being and health, or preventative measures. The benefits of body and energy work range from improvement of specific physiological functions to mental relaxation and the nurturing one gains from it. Some of the most commonly reported effects of massage, bodywork and energywork include: decreased stress and anxiety; relaxation; less muscle spasm & cramping; improved circulation and lymphatic drainage, enhanced immune function, lowered blood pressure; improved flexibility, and reduced adhesions & scar tissue. Massage is an excellent tool for athletes who train rigorously, to prevent injury or enhance recovery time.


OUR BODYWORK & ENERGYWORK PRACTITIONERS

Amy Hope-Gentry

 Level III Reiki Master & AromaTouch certified

  • Reiki is a form of energy healing that can help alleviate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stress. It is a way to ‘tune-up’ your energy to its healthiest state allowing for the healing to take place. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. 

 

  • AromaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body.

 

Amy offers 30 or 60min sessions: AromaTouch Reiki (Reiki + AromaTouch Technique) or Reiki without the enhancement of essential oils.

 

She is also available for consultations on aromatherapy.

Contact Amy at amyhopegentry@aol.com with questions or to schedule appointments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dovanna Zehr Rosenberger

Licensed and Board Certified Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, Certified Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy Massage Therapist

Hours by appointment only.

Dovanna grew up in a small town west of the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York.  She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA, with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and minors in Psychology and Youth Ministry.  After graduation, she moved to Santa Cruz, Bolivia where she volunteered at an orphanage for two years.  Her experiences in Bolivia reinforced for her how important healing touch is to both children and adults and reawakened her interest in therapeutic massage.

Upon her return to the United States, she attended Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Syracuse, NY and graduated from their intensive, Full-Time Program (1000-hours) in June of 2010.  Dovanna approaches massage therapy from a holistic perspective; she has been trained in various modalities including: Pregnancy Massage, Reiki, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage and Therapeutic Massage.  Each session is customized and based on her client’s unique needs.

In May 2011, she founded Shalom Healing Arts and that is where she continues her work today.

Find out about rates or make an appointment with Dovanna.

Please text 540-660-5134 or email dovanna@gmail.com

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Marisol Mayell

Qigong, Alexander Technique & Franklin Method Instructor


Marisol Mayell, owner of QiJourneys, has been practicing and teaching Qigong for over 20 years. First trained with Master Bruce K. Frantzis of Energy Arts Inc, she graduated from the Healing Qigong Master Program in 2009 with the Ling Gui International Qigong School in Seattle with Master Liu He and Grand Master Dr. Liu Dong. From 2003 to 2012 Marisol taught Qigong for the Integrative Medicine Program at St. Lukes Hospital in Meridian and Boise, Idaho. In addition, she offered Qigong classes throughout the community and workshops in Boise, out of state, and abroad. 

In 1992, previous to studying Qigong, Marisol completed a 3 year Alexander Technique program (1600 hours), encompassing a mind-body method of movement re-education for prevention of RSI injuries, general well being, and more. In November 2016 she completed a one year training in the Franklin Method obtaining a Level 1 Educator certificate. 

Marisol has been living in Clarke County, Virginia since the Spring of 2012; she offers individual and group classes in  Qigong, Alexander Technique and Franklin Method. 

To find out about rates or to schedule a session with Marisol call (208) 447-6722 or email qijourneys@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mercia de Melo

Integrative Energy Medicine Practitioner


EVOLUTION: UNLEASH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL

Mercia was born in Brazil and had the privilege of growing up around healers and being surrounded with the common knowledge that miracles and blessings are a part of everyday life. From an early age she was curious and interested in spiritual matters. She explored the teachings from various religions and later on from many healers and teachers throughout the world.  It was with this curiosity that she became a seeker of knowledge, in order to understand things beyond their physical appearances.  

 In 1989 she received a Bachelor’s degree in Languages in Brazil and then went on to receive Elementary Education Certification from William Patterson University in New Jersey.  These skills allowed her to homeschool her son, who was having difficulties within the school system settings.  Later in his life, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. In 2010 she became a behavior and education specialist.  She worked with children within the autism spectrum in the Winchester Public Schools.  Her interests turned again to spirituality and by the end of 2012 she had completed her third and final Reiki Master attunement.

In 2014 she opened Organization Solutions LLC, doing professional organizing that brings the energy of order and harmony to her clients’ homes. She also continued her studies in the field of energy healing and in September 2017, she graduated from a 2 year long intensive training program in Integrative Energetic Medicine and Coaching from White Winds Featherstone Institutes.  She graduated with over 470 hours in instruction, proficiency training, and supervision.

Her goal is to help bring more consciousness and healing to those who are ready to explore their inner and energetic world, by working with their energetic fields and awareness to bring more balance, harmony and healing to their lives. She is focusing special attention to coaching, helping children, and young adults who are in the autism spectrum and may benefit from receiving energetic healing sessions and coaching.

INTEGRATIVE ENERGETIC MEDICINE AND COACHING

It is now considered common knowledge that the Universe and everything is made of energy pulsating at different speed and frequencies. Solid objects vibrate at lower frequencies then sound, electricity and other forms of energy. We are all made of energy. Our physical body have subtle energies within and around it called chakras and the human aura. When one’s energy becomes distressed, due to illnesses, stress, worries, physical or emotional traumas there is a physiological change in the energy fields.  

With time this discord in energies can manifest as or incompatible energies to total health begin to manifest as emotional, mental or physical symptoms.

Benefits of IEM

Increased sense of well-being, mental clarity, lower anxiety, emotional and spiritual healing, accelerated physical healing after trauma or surgeries, self-empowerment, self- awareness, compassion to self and others.

To find out about rates or to schedule a session with Mercia call (540) 550-3898 or email merciademelo08@hotmail.com

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