Kristy has been a massage therapist since 2005 and has recently relocated to the Kalamazoo area. She received her massage training at Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage in Port Huron, MI and her B.A. in Biology from Adrian College. She is licensed in the state of Michigan, is Board Certified, and holds a certificate in Pre- and Perinatal Massage.
Kristy approaches each massage as a unique encounter and gears her massage to meet the client’s needs that day. She uses an eclectic approach that draws on a variety of techniques.
When not working, Kristy enjoys exploring the culinary and cultural attractions that western Michigan has to offer.
Renata has been practicing massage since 2003. She has worked as a massage therapist in Physical and Occupational Therapy settings, assisting patients in their recovery. She’s worked closely with doctors and physical therapists in the rehabilitation of patients who’ve been in auto accidents with brain/spinal cord injuries. She has experienced helping patients gain mobility using manual therapy and stretching. She’s helped a lot of people get out of pain. Her work can be very deep or lighter, depending on the needs of the client.
Tina is an empathic, Certified Reiki Master/Teacher, who completed all levels of Reiki training with Patti Ortyl, Reiki Master/Teacher, Psychic Medium and Medical Intuitive, of Feeling for Healing in Grand Rapids, MI.
Once receiving her Master Reiki certification, Tina expanded her Reiki knowledge to earn a certification in Sacred Childbirth with Reiki (TM) with Cori Nielsen, founder and orginator of Sacred Childbirth with Reiki (TM). Cori Nielsen is a certified bilingual teacher, spiritual minister, Reiki Master/Teacher, Dar Shem Reiki Master and student of shamanic studies with over 30 years of teaching experience and 15 years as a healer.
Tina holds a Bachelor Degree for Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. She has completed coursework in anatomy and physiology and has attended medical conferences with presentations by Daniel Amen, M.D., Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., Mimi Guarneri, M.D. FACC, and Larry Dossey, M.D. She has also attended multiple seminars and workshops studying Edgar Cayce’s work, crystals, mediumship and soul connecting, animal communication, tarot card reading, and pendulum work taught by renowned leaders in their fields including Doreen Virtue, Radleigh Valentine, Carol Ritberger and Echo Bodine.
Tina loves to learn and to share information.
Karen received her training from the Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts. She has also taken additional courses in Craniosacral therapy from the Upledger Institute and Myofascial Release from John Barnes. Her massages tend to include both of the above therapies as well as Acupressure, Polarity and Swedish techniques. The sessions can be all one modality i.e. Craniosacral Therapy or Myofascial Release or incorporating a combination of techniques in accordance with the client’s needs and desires.
Karen likes to use Craniosacral Therapy to address that fight or flight syndrome that many people have today. It helps to calm the parasympathetic nervous system and allows the body to relax and repair. She also likes to use Myofascial Release to help the muscles free up restrictions with a gentle sustained pressure that releases and elongates the connective tissue.
Karen’s feeling is that so much can be attained with just a touch and that is what many of us need more of. In this high tech world we have gotten so mechanized with everything being fixed by a machine or a pill and many have forgotten the power that is in the hands, the heart and the mind and she would like to help change that.