Health Coach/Massage Therapist
Through a heart-centered, holistic approach, I guide my clients toward the health and freedom in their lives that they truly desire. I leave my clients with actionable steps, and a solid comprehension of the impact of daily self-care, intuitive eating, and a conscious mindset. This results in a deeper and more compassionate connection to their bodies, a glow of excitement about their lives, and a genuine sense of ease.
I am here to help you organize and prioritize your own self-care and healthful practices, in alignment with your vision, so that you can have at least one less thing to worry about, stop sacrificing your own health and happiness, give more, & love bigger. I’m committed to walking with you as you step into your own power, generate a sense of ease, and engage fully with your life.
In this lifetime, I intend to envelop the planet in good juju, through a variety of hunger-ending, compassion cultivating, belly-laugh inducing, and Spirit-Awakening adventures.
You can visit me online at www.wellnessbywalker.com to learn more, schedule your first massage or health coaching consultation, or just to drop me a line and let me know your favorite spot in the neighborhood!
FORMAL EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND
Prior to earning my Health Coach Certification through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I spent three years in private practice as a Licensed Massage Therapist, trained at Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy.
My studies at The University of Pittsburgh included a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology, Related Studies in Natural Science, and a Certificate in Leadership. I supplemented my education by following my passions into Nutrition, Health Psychology, and Teaching Mind-Body Exercise.
HEALTH COACHING TRAINING
I was trained as a Health Coach in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. With IIN, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.
My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
MASSAGE THERAPY TRAINING
I received my formal training through the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy in Churchill Pennsylvania, and continuously pursue comprehensive education including but not limited to:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Swedish Massage
- Reiki levels 1 and 2
- Myofascial Massage
- Neuromuscular (trigger point)
- Pathology, Reflexology
- Sports Massage
- Chair Massage
- Somatic Psychology
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage