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emily

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As a massage therapist, I have often wished for the ability to replicate myself in order to receive the thorough and satisfying bodywork I give others. My first session with Emily felt like that wish came true. Her technique and intuitive awareness provided the comprehensive restoration I needed. She is definitely my local "go-to" bodyworker from now on!

Jessica Egan,
LMT, Brooklyn NY
my story
I am on a constant path of exploring the mind, body and spirit.
Our five senses work in concert with one another; when one of our senses is dimmer, or out of commision, our other senses pick up the slack by becoming more attuned and capable. Our other senses essentially take the lead.  
I was born with congenital cataracts. Until recently, I could only see around the cataract in my right eye, with only a glimmer of light in the left. I’ve had a few corrective surgeries in my life. The most recent surgery in 2015, was successful in removing the cataract from my right eye. While around me my world has changed dramatically, with the ability to take in more of my surroundings through that one eye, I still primarily move through the world leading with my senses of hearing, smell, taste and touch. My keen sense of touch continues to augment my sight and helps me negotiate the world more easily.
Just as before the surgery, my practice remains a steady experience of the body, brain and spirit. I discern, connect and understand, by what I think of as, seeing through the hands. I resonate deeply with bodywork. Practicing therapeutic massage allows me to lead with the most sensitive tool I have, my body. 
I believe when we embrace our differences instead of trying to conform, we brighten the world. I am celebrating my difference by offering it to you in the form of therapeutic bodywork. I also celebrate my difference by bringing my senses and awareness to my therapeutic yoga practice and mindful movements offerings. 
In 2020 I got certified as a NeuroScultping® facilitator. The full brain and body approach of NeuroSculpting® drew me in like a magnet. Practicing the 5 steps of NeuroSculpting has given me more tools and enabled me to show up as my best possible self. NeuroSculpting® took my meditation, and self care practice to a deeper and more full place. As I witnessed my practice transform, I realized that I’d already begun (unofficially) incorporating NeuroSculpting® into my work with my beloved clients and community. Now as a certified NeuroSculpting® facilitator, I love sharing the full body and brain approach of NeuroSculpting®. I work with the 5 step mediation entrainment practice one-on-one or with a group. I’ve been incorporating it into therapeutic bodywork, private and group yoga classes, and wellness coaching. Getting certified during the pandemic feels like divine timing to me. It’s a gift to be able to help people balance their nervous systems in this super unpredictable time. 
I  recently moved from Brooklyn, New York to St. Joseph, Michigan, and am currently offering my services virtually, through Zoom sessions, and in person at my body brain balance studio.

 

I am full of gratitude for this new step in my wellness path, and am very excited to share it with you!
educational background
degree + certification
institution
Associate's Degree in Occupational Studies, 2003
Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences
Certification in Yoga Instruction for Adults 2005
Integral Yoga Institute
Certification in Yoga Instruction for Children, 2005
Karma Kids Yoga
Advanced Certification in Personal Training, 2007
Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences
Advanced Certification in Personal Training, 2007
Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences
Graduate, 2009
IM School of Healing Arts
CircusYoga: Building relationships and community through playful practice CircusYoga  Ring Three Teaching Mentorship Year 2010
New York, NY
Certification in Positional Therapy: The Lee Albert Protocol, Levels 1-3, 2010
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Meridian Yoga Teacher Training Certification, 2011
Boston with Daniel Orlansky
Certification in Thai Massage study and Teacher Training, 2013
International Training Massage School (ITM) Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thai Massage private and group study, 2013
Masters Ajarn Sinchai Sukparsert and Ajahn Pichet Boonthumme Chiang Mai, Thailand
Life Coach Certification, Master Life Coach Certification, Wellness Coach Certification, 2019
ExpertRating Certification
Certified NeuroSculpting(R)  Facilitator 2020
NeuroSculpting Institute
 
continuing education completed at the swedish institute college of health sciences
  • Perinatal Massage Therapy with Niara Healing Arts 
  • Phase Four for the Spine Course in Ortho-Bionomy with Morel Stackhouse 
  • Creating the Shoulder With George Russell, DC
  • Creating the Neck and Shoulder With George Russell, DC 
  • The Rotator Cuff with George Russell, DC 
  • Approaching the Iliospoas with George Russell, DC 
  • Helping Fertility Naturally with Reflexology with Vera Krijn 
  • Unraveling Rotations with George Russell, DC 
  • Assessing and Treating Nerve Pain in the Lower Back with George Russell, DC
  • Massage For Migraines with Anthony Guglielmo, LMT 
 
additional continuing education in massage
  • The Self Care Workshop with Carrie Taylor, LMT, at Taylor Techniques, NYC 
  • Incorporating the 5 Elements in Your Massage with Nini Melvin, Teacher and Practitioner of Eastern Healing Arts (including Shiatsu, 5 Element Phases, Dance, and Qi Gong), Leverett Studio, MA
  • Reiki One with Carrie Keskinen, Reiki Master, LMT 
  • Reiki Two with Carrie Keskinen, Reiki Master, LMT 
  • Reiki Three/ Reiki Master with Carrie Keskinen, Reiki Master, LMT
  • The Foot and Ankle Bio-Mechanics, with Dr. Dennis Shavelson, Podiatrist, and George Russell, DC. Getting Better Bodywork
  • Myofascial Release with Nirvana Massage
  • Sports Massage with Nirvana  Massage 
  • Fibromyalgia with Nirvana Massage
  • Aromatherapy with Nirvana Massage
 
expert-rating certifications
  • Life Coach Certification
  • Master Life Coach Certification
  • Wellness Coach Certification
 
the neurosculpting® institute
  • Tier 1 Neurosculpting ® Facilitator training 
  • 6 part Certified NeutoScluting(R) Facilitator development course series
 
advanced training for yoga with christine nalini kuhnke at integral yoga institute, nyc
  • Creating the Fire Tapas in Your Yoga Practice 
  • Purna Bhumi 
  • Twist and Shout with Joy 
  • Finding Freedom in Your Foundation 
  • Twists, Balancing and Inversions 
  • Blues-Busting Back Bend, Warm Your Heart, and Bring Out Your Tiger(ess) 
  • The Union of Bija Mantra and Shakti Dance with Manorama
 
circusyoga with erin malie o'keefe and kevin o'keefe at karma kids yoga, nyc
  • Ring One Immersion
  • Ring Two Teacher Training 
  • Ring Three Mentorship Year
 

meridian yoga teacher training with daniel orlansky, boston, ma

  • Opening the Energetic Pathways
  • Meridian Yoga Training II: Uncovering the Bliss Body 
  • Partner Yoga
 
anusara yoga with john friend, nyc
  • Mixed Level 
  • Intermediate/Advanced Level 
 
positional therapy: the lee albert protocol with lee albert, lenox, ma (kripalu center for yoga & health)
  • Level 1: Experiential Approach to Strain-Counterstrain & Muscle Energy 
  • Level 2: Strain-Counterstrain and Muscle Energy Technique
  • Level 3: Clinical Applications
 
thai massage, nyc
  • Thai Massage with Micheal W. Alicia, LMT, at MassageSpace NYC. 
  • Thai on the Table with Patrick Lee Ingrassia, LMT at the the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. 
 
thai massage: international training massage school (itm) chiang mai, thailand
  • LEVEL I: Foundation of Thai Massage 
  • LEVEL II: Intermediate Thai Massage 
  • LEVEL III: Advanced Sen - Energy Lines 
  • LEVEL IV: Advanced Therapeutics 
  • LEVEL V: Teacher Training 
  • Thai Foot Reflexology Massage 
  • Elbow and Knee Power Thai Massage
 
thai massage with master ajarn sinchai sukparsert, chiang mai, thailand
  • 24 hours of private one-on-one study with Master Ajarn Sinchai Sukparsert
 
thai massage with master ajahn pichet boonthumme, chiang mai, thailand
  • 105 hours of individualized class study with Master Ajahn Pichet Boonthumme 
 

get in touch

note: we are not accepting walk-ins at this time

809 Lester Ave, Suite B

Saint Joseph, MI 49085

Tel: 646 - 259 - 1451

Email: b3bodybrainbalance@gmail.com

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