Vickie studied Massage Therapy and Shiatsu at the National Institute of Massotherapy in Akron, Ohio and has been licensed by the State of Ohio Medical Board as a Massage Therapist since January of 1997.
She began studying at the Upledger Institute in 1996 and has completed training in Advanced Craniosacral Therapy including pediatrics, brain health and Somato Emotional Release, which addresses illness, memories and trauma stored in tissues and organs of the body. She continues as a teaching assistant at the Upledger Institute several times per year. Vickie is also a Reiki Master.
Vickie utilizes various massage modalities in her sessions including trigger points to treat complex issues such lower back and plantar fasciitis pain. She has also studied Reflexology, Bodytalk, Energywork, Native American healing techniques, Traditional Chinese Medicine and holds an Associate Degree in Visual Communications from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Vickie's bodywork relieves aches and pains as well as re-educates the body's perception of pain, resulting in relaxation and well-being throughout body, mind and spirit.
"I believe the body will always choose to heal itself given the right circumstances. By creating a safe, nurturing environment my intention is to listen to what your body needs and support a good healthy life by accessing the best in yourself. Your health is priority."