My Journey: Jamilah
I developed chronic pain as a pre-teen and struggled with it for decades, through mis-diagnoses and many treatments that offered only temporary relief. In 2015 I was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease and began regaining my health. This journey sparked an interest in holistic healing and spiritual growth. I developed a passion for techniques that support the body in healing itself and in relieving chronic pain. My bodywork style is a unique blend focused on increased mobility, relaxation and client education.
I believe that through taking the time to heal myself, I am influencing the entire world. This belief forms the foundation of my healing practice. When I receive regular bodywork and take the time to be still, I am more grounded and calm, better able to live a heart-centered life. This allows me to impact others in a positive way and to live in greater appreciation of our beautiful world. It is my intention to hold space for you as you explore your healing journey.
Education and Certification
I am licensed massage therapist working in Grand Rapids, MI. Since graduating from the Michigan Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences in 2008, I have attained more than 400 hours of continuing education through several well known institutions. I studied Trigger Point Massage with Amber Davies , CranioSacral Therapy and Somato Emotional Release through The Upledger Institute, MyoFascial Release through John F. Barnes MyoFascial Release Approach and Vodder-Style Manual Lymph Drainage through The MLD Institute Int'l.
I opened A Healing Touch in 2010 and expanded my business in 2018 to partner with other Licensed Massaget Therapists.
In 2019 both Bhavna Dixit and Shelly Durbin joined my practice. Shelly is a Licensed Massage Therapist with a specialty in Manual Lymph Drainage. She is trained in Pranic Healing and is a Reiki Master in both the Usui and Ryoho traditions. She offers Intuitive Readings as a stand-alone service or as part of a Comprehensive Energy Session. She also offers Upledger CranioSacral Therapy.
Bhavna has a B.S. in Ayurvedic Medicine and is certified in Medical Massage Therapy through the Blue Heron Academy. She specializes in therapeutic massage and pain management through a variety of massage techniques.
Jamilah is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, certified in Yoga Tune-Up and Mindful Vinyasa instruction.
She is also a certified personal trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association.
She sells doTerra essential oils that you can have shipped directly to you from my site at https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/fiveminutestohealth
Professional and Versatile
We have had the honor of seeing many people for their first bodywork session. It is our intention to create a safe, open atmosphere so that you receive what it is you are seeking.
Clients privately disrobe to their comfort level, or change into appropriate clothing for the selected treatment (such as a bathing suit for MyoFascial Release). You may bring your own music on an i-pod to listen to during the session, or listen to the music that we provide. We want you to be comfortable.