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BRENDA GHANTOUS:

In fifth grade I had a clear understanding of my life’s purpose, to help people.  Early, the threads of who I would become were being formed. These threads manifested themselves in many shapes, forms and colors.

Later, I started a new thread to be woven into who I am. In 1995 I went to SHI School of Medical Massage. This began what has been one of the most satisfying aspects of my life, my massage work. Initially, as a massage therapist, I thought doing a good job and being thorough was enough. Over time, what I have learned from working with my clients and various teachers has stewed and simmered into the most delicious offering. Like the best chicken soup warms, nourishes and heals. I have had the good fortune to study many modalities of massage. And, I have many spiritual journeys and teachings to heart.

I am a mother, a grandmother, a partner, a wife, and a good friend to many. This all fills me. I have explored the physical body: running marathons, yoga, spinning, and weightlifting. I know where all those secret hurt spaces lurk, physically and emotionally.
I think the essential nature of people is love. To paraphrase Anne Frank, whose autobiography I’ve read many times: It has been my singular motivation to help show people the truth of who they. It is easy for me to see the good, loving heart of people. Even more striking than a persons eye or hair color, their noble heart jumps right out at me. I am compelled to share that back to the person I see. I show my love for them and the love they are with my hands.

My dear hands have held so many beautiful people. I have a special relationship to my hands. They is the tool I use to connect mind, body, and soul. They are my art brush, my musical instrument, and my expression of love. All of this resides in my heart, but my hands are the outward manifestation. I do this for all, no one escapes. I use humor, life stories, and even cajoling when I advise people ways in which they can feel better. The better someone feels, the easier it is for them to express their hearts. However, as I age, I feel less like telling and more like planting seeds. I know when nutured, the seeds will grow into self care and self love. Self love is for each of us to discover at just in the right time. It will all work out. I will continue to radiate love through my hands at my favorite spot Body of Eden Healing Center with all my friends, colleagues and fellow travelers.

MORGAN MARCKWALD:

Morgan was called to become a massage therapist after discovering that living in a state of wellness involves allowing oneself the time and space to regenerate ones body and rediscover the center of oneself.

Whether you seek relaxation, release of stress and tension or recovery from illness or injury, Morgan will facilitate your needs for your individual process. Morgan uses her intuition to restore the natural flow to your body. She believes that massage is a
powerful tool that helps align people within their highest state of being.

SHARON BYRNES: 

Sharon website pic 1Sharon Byrnes has been teaching diverse populations for over 20 years. She holds a Masters Degree in Health and Physical Education and a second Masters Degree in Special Education. Sharon is a Registered Yoga Teacher certified with Yoga Alliance. She is currently studying with medical doctor Ganesh Mohan, and Yoga Therapy Teacher, Douglas Keller, to complete her certification in Yoga Therapy. Sharon’s passion for yoga was ignited after she suffered a repetitive use injury and discovered first-hand the therapeutic benefits of the practice. What sets Sharon apart from others is that she loves teaching you to personalize your practice by adapting it to your individual situation. Often referred to as the “MacGyver” of yoga, Sharon resourcefully employs props and helpful techniques to support every student’s individual needs. Through various poses (asana), better breathing (Pranayama), presence practice (Meditation) and improved balance, Sharon helps you to explore how the heart of yoga is received, rather than achieved. For more information on Sharon, check out her website: http://yogauniquelyyours.com/

JOLIE LUBOW:

This is a wonderful time to experience an alternative to traditional western medicine. Acupuncture, the careful placement of tiny needles in the skin, originated in China and has been used for thousands of years to treat illness, experience relief from chronic pain, and enhance overall health and well-being.  Jolie Lubow, LAc, RN, is Body of Eden’s Acupuncturist. She earned her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she received years of training in Acupuncture, Acupressure, Tui Na Massage, and many other traditional Chinese medical practices. Jolie is also a Registered Nurse, with a Nursing degree from the University of New Mexico. She is at Body of Eden Healing Center Wednesday mornings, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month. Call her at 236-7076 to set up a free 15 minute consult to see if this is right for you.  If you are nervous about needles, consider Acupressure massage which provides similar benefits.

Initial Consultation and Acupuncture Treatment, 1.5 hours: $95.00
Follow-up Acupuncture Treatments, 45min-1hour: $75.00
Massage (Tui Na and/or Acupressure), 1 hour: $75.00

2013 Fall Specials:
Repeat visits get a 10% discount
10 Treatment Package for $500.00 (a savings of over $250)

JESSICA GHANTOUS:

Hello my name is Jessica Ghantous and I’m an ACE Jess Body of Eden Pic Biocertified personal trainer and avid supporter of the exercise realm.   I’ve been offering personal training in the Cincinnati area for the past two years.  I also work for Mount Lookout Chiropractic and Sport’s Injury in assisting patients to complete their active rehab exercises to ensure more stability throughout their body.  I work with people who have a variety of body types, ages and fitness goals. This is including but not limited to:  strength, endurance, stability, core development, and some event training.  My purpose is to help you, as an individual, design and implement an exercise program that will help you to reach your fitness and body goals.  We won’t stop until you’re where you want to be!  I offer private sessions, bootcamp, and a three month Cincy Shedding for the Wedding program.   You can visit me on Createyourownfinishline.com as well.  Together, we will create your own finish line.  Everyone is welcome.

JENNIFER FLESCH:

face (1)Jennifer graduated from SHI Integrative Medical Massage School located in 2012. She is licensed to practice in both Ohio and Kentucky, and holds certifications in Craniosacral Therapy, Muscle Energy Technique, Sacroiliac Assessment and Dysfunction, and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. In her massage practice, she creates a tailor-made massage for each client utilizing the various techniques and modalities at her disposal, in order to provide the most therapeutic experience possible. Through massage, it is Jennifer’s privilege to help her clients access the inner wisdom their bodies possess, in order to facilitate the self-healing process of which every body is capable.

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