Here is the general chronicle of how I got involved with holistic modalities over the years...I come from 10 generations of cattle ranching and working horses; our ranch bred and raced horses (Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses), raised beef, hogs, and sheep since 1847. Being around lots of animals as a child, I have always felt a deep connection to the land and animals, but have also been drawn to the natural world, with a passion for herbs, plants and food as medicine. Later I was introduced to nutrition/herbs and chiropractic to heal my own body after an injury as a ballet dancer in Europe. Working in neutraceuticals, with a company that was debuting homeopathic remedies I was exposed to homeopathic concepts and began to use them when my 3 yr old Doberman got cancer in the early 90's. This led to extensive study in classical homeopathy, nutrition and herbology for over 25 years. My studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine began as I witnessed the healing possibilities first hand with various health issues of my own. I have been a chiropractic patient, acupuncture patient and massage client for over 35+ years and can attest to their benefits! I believe in a multi-modal approach to health with the use of traditional veterinary care supplemented with bodywork to include massage, acupressure, cold laser, thermal imaging, chiropractic and more....
I find combining multiple modalities helps assist the body to self-heal in a deeply profound way. From the ancient healing art of Acupressure to the modern technology of Cold Laser; these two together illustrate just one example of a powerhouse for healing. In addition, I have had a lot of success with using food as medicine, paired with the other modalities for well-rounded balance.
Currently, I live on our working farm in Northern Vermont with my husband and a smorgasbord of animals past and present including: cows, sheep, horses, pigs, llamas, chickens, cats, and dogs.
I offer a number of services. Clients are welcome to choose à la carte style; one service or several combined. Please click here to read what people are saying....
Board Certified by NBCAAM in both Equine and Canine Acupressure Massage Fully Insured
Education and Background BA, Psychology & Foreign Languages 1987 Certified Organic Farmer 1991-present Nutritional Consultant VetriScience 1980’s-90’s Western Herbology student BSc, Soil Science 1992 Farmer/Wholesale Grower Medicinal Herbs 1990’s-2000's
Bach Flower Essence studies 1990’s Co-chaired Advisory Board on Diversified Agriculture, University of Vermont late 90’s Review Committee -Organic Certification NOFA-VT 90’s DVetHom, 4 yr Degree Veterinary Homeopathy 1999 Speaker ‘Homeopathy for Large Animals’ NOFA and Grass Farmers’ Conferences late 90’s Author, 'Livestock Owner’s Guide to Homeopathy' (out of print) 1999 Showed dogs in Conformation, Obedience and Agility late 80’s-90’s Homeopathic Consultation for large/small animals 90’s-present Nutritional Consultation for equine/canine 2000-present
Techniques/modalities: Reiki TTouch Masterson Method Tui Na Massage Therapeutic Massage Myofascial Release Stress Point Therapy Trigger Point Therapy Kinesiotaping Equine Thermal Imaging Cold Laser (LLLT) Advanced Tucker Biokinetic Technique Equine CranioSacral (Upledger Institute training)
Continuing Education Courses with Dr Eleanor Kellon VMD, Equine Nutritional Solutions Traditional Chinese Medicine/Chinese Herbology, East West Herb School Chinese Herbology Institute of Chinese Herbology Member & Blogger World Homeopathy Community Equine Veterinary Thermography Training, Equitherm UK Equine CranioSacral Training Upledger Institute International Canine CranioSacral Training Upledger Institute International