MISSY WARD is a licensed massage therapist bringing over 21 years of diverse massage and alternative healing experience to Enlightened Earth Healing. She has lovingly developed her craft as a practitioner, alternative healing student, and massage therapy teacher.
Studying massage at The Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City, Missy developed a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and practiced a variety of massage modalities, including Swedish/flowing massage, deep tissue therapeutic massage and Japanese-based Shiatsu/acupressure massage.
Missy has since studied privately with other alternative healers focussing on structural integration, craniosacral therapy and deep myofacial-release techniques. She is certified in prenatal massage and is a Reiki Master/Teacher, well versed in Chakra balancing.
Missy is always striving for higher education. She is presently a student at the Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies, and is enrolled in their Aromatherapy Certification Program. Missy believes it is her duty and responsibility as your alternative health advocate to continually learn and be an ongoing student of alternative healing and wellness practices.
Encompassing all of her studies and working with a vast range of clients over the years, Missy has developed a unique style of therapy that is all her own.
Having a deep concern for the well-being of her clients, she takes the time to evaluate each person's needs in the moment and adjusts the strategies of her sessions to encourage their body's highest healing potential. All of her sessions strive to offer her clients conscious awareness and emotional connectedness .
ROBIN ROTHSTEIN has had a major interest in the natural path to health and healing from a very early age, even though she spent many years in other careers, having been a medical librarian, a professional photographer, and a mortgage loan officer. All of which seem quite disparate, while in reality it was Robin’s job and sincere desire to be able to “diagnose” exactly what would be necessary to serve her clients, and then to find the best way to provide that. It’s a little bit like fitting the pieces of the puzzle together.
Every patient is his or her own individual puzzle. Through asking the right questions according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, we can come to a diagnosis and then match the patient’s symptoms with a treatment. This is what gives Robin her greatest joy – making each patient’s puzzle pieces fit into a diagnosis and treatment that will help their body come back into balance and heal.
She enjoys treating all sorts of issues, from stress and anxiety, to headaches and body aches and pains, to digestive issues to insomnia. She also has a growing interest in auto-immune conditions as well as women’s issues, including menstruation and fertility, pregnancy and menopause.
Robin feels that the relationship with her patients is a collaborative one, so she works in conjunction with them on establishing a treatment plan. Since acupuncture treatments have a cumulative effect (i.e. they build on each other), over the course of a number of treatments patients can experience not only relief from the symptoms for which they initially sought treatment, but may find that their body is coming into balance in other ways.
Imagine coming in to be treated for chronic shoulder pain, and then finding after a few treatments that your insomnia is much better and you have fewer headaches or digestive problems as well, or maybe your periods are becoming more regular and less painful! This is a common occurrence with acupuncture.
Robin is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture, one of the most respected acupuncture schools in the country, and has been successfully treating patients in a number of clinics in the Greater Boston area.