Nancy received her diploma in nursing from Barnes Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO. She maintains her nursing credentials as a Registered Nurse with the State of Indiana. She received her certification in massage therapy from The Humanities Center (now the Cortiva Institute®)
in Pinellas Park, FL in 1993 with 500 hours of instruction and was board certified by the State of Florida Board of Regulations.
Nancy specializes in therapeutic relaxation massage. She also offers a specific technique known as MLD® (Manual Lymphatic Drainage). She received her certification in this technique from the Dr. Vodder School of North America
After taking a class through Biotone® in July 2007, Nancy received certification to offer Biotone® Spa Services
As a member of ABMP
(Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals), Nancy maintains the highest level professional code of ethics and practice mandated by this national organization.
“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” ~ Psalm 139:14
God created our bodies to function perfectly. Because of such things as stressors, illnesses and injuries, there can be a break in this function.
As a Registered Nurse and massage therapist, my goal is to assist the client in returning his or her body as closely as possible to wellness or perfect functioning.
I help my client decide which type of massage and which length of massage will be the most beneficial to his or her need. I never work under the premise that I can cure any one…but rather remove a “road block” of sorts that is preventing the body to perform its natural healing processes or functions. A very basic example of this is working on a tight muscle to relax it. This in turn allows increased blood flow bringing nutrients to repair damaged tissue and carrying away waste products from the damaged tissue. Through educating the client on water and nutrition intake, and stretching techniques as needed, I am able to encourage him or her to take an active part in body or tissue repair and prevention of further damage. The old saying that states “time heals old wounds” illustrates the time and patience factors necessary for the body to heal itself.
My massaging hands can encourage, relax, move, calm, and/or stimulate tissues toward healing.