Massage Therapist

Helen Lacey

Massage Therapist

Helen Lacey, LCMT

Helen Lacey is a licensed and certified massage therapist with nearly 20 years of experience. She holds professional recognition from the American Massage Therapy Association and the California Massage Therapy Council.

She has obtained accreditation in many modalities including Swedish circulatory; Chinese Tui Na; Shiatsu acupressure; GuaSha; Thai Mat massage; aromatherapy; triggerpoint and myofacial release; cranialsacral; hot stone therapy and reflexology.

Through the years, Helen has worked with outstanding practitioners in chiropractic medicine, acupuncture, postoperative healing and injury-related manual therapies. In addition, she practiced oncology massage at the Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh allowing her to enhance her clinical and technical knowledge. It was here that she gained an even better understanding of how hands-on bodywork induces natural healing.

Having a music and dance background and then an injury of her own lead Helen to study with Suze Angel in Laguna Beach, California where she was a Feldenkrais teaching assistant. She then worked with former President of The American Board of Massage Therapy, Sifu Michael B. Epstein, where she gained experience with qigong detoxification and deep breathing for healing

Helen’s bodywork therapy combines Western and Eastern modalities with an intuitive understanding of intention and the specific needs of the individual.

 

 

 

Christy Gordon

Massage Therapist

Christy Gordon, LMT

Christy, originally from Williamsport, PA, moved to the Pittsburgh area to expand her career in the alternative healthcare field. She has been in tune with the body and how it works since her early childhood when she trained as a gymnast. After an injury ended her gymnastics career, Christy used massage therapy to aid in recovery from knee surgery — she was fascinated and became hooked. In 2004 she received training from Central PA School of Massage as a massage practitioner and then continued her studies in 2010 to earn an Advanced Bodyworker Degree from Career Training Academy.

Christy strives to provide her clients with customized therapeutic treatments for optimal results for their individual needs. She is highly skilled in many modalities ranging from infant to geriatric. She offers a variety of therapies including Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Trigger Point, assisted stretching, and more. In addition, Christy is certified in Pilates through the Peak Pilates method and will complete her Level 2 certification soon.

Come see Christy for an evaluation of your individual needs.

“It’s your body — the only one you get. Take care of it!”

 

 

 

Eli Shumaker

Massage Therapist

Eli Shumaker

Eli Shumaker has practiced throughout Pittsburgh since completing his education at Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and has developed his speciality skills in areas such as sports massage, reiki, myofascial release, deep tissue, reflexology and neuromuscular (trigger point) therapy. He has worked on Pittsburgh’s professional athletes including Steelers and Pirates, and he has helped players from visiting professional teams. Eli firmly believes in the ability of the human body to heal itself with proper nutrition, massage and exercise — the principles of health set forth by Hippocrates.

 

 

 

 

 

Rebekah Deiling

Massage Therapist

Rebekah Deiling, LMT

Rebekah Delling has been practicing massage and energy work for 17 years. She believes that massage is the missing piece of the therapeutic puzzle that makes chiropractic care, physical therapy, and acupuncture more effective.

Since completing massage school at Allied Medical & Technical Careers in 2001, Rebekah has gone on to receive advanced training in Shiatsu, prenatal massage, Reiki, medical massage, hot stone, and Active Isolated Stretching. Recently, her practice has evolved to include helping people sleep better. The new name of her practice, SleepWeavers Massage, reflects this change. She is currently developing a sleep massage technique and is seeking certification as a sleep coach. Rebekah’s other passions include hiking, mindfulness, meditation, and journaling. She endeavors to stay active and engage in self-care so that she can better care for her clients.

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Integrative Bodywork Therapist

Joe Nezavich

Joe became interested in natural healing during grade school when he completed a book report about vitamins and minerals. His journey into bodywork began when he learned Thai Reflexology and received excellent results while working on his family members.

The therapeutic energy bodywork that Joe utilizes has evolved throughout his 20 years in practice. He refers to it as transformational healing and the results are frequently amazing.

Joe has a true love for the healing arts and you will find his work extremely effective. He continues to learn new techniques to assist his clients on their wellness journey. He is a key element on the staff of Peace, Love & Zen.

 

 

 

 

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