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Relax to Restore - Gwenn Marie

Gwenn Marie is an Illinois State Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Registered Polarity Practitioner (RPP), Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB), a certified member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), a member of Healing Touch Professional Association, Healing Arts Network Association, Reiki Master Practitioner, Aromacologist, Consultant and Wellness Educator. A synergistic therapy session with her integrates therapeutic massage, bodywork and energy medicine from the following: Myotherapy, Reflexology, Polarity Therapy, CranioSacral Unwinding, Lymphatic Drainage, Healing Touch, Reiki, Ear Candling, Aromatherapy, Raindrop and Spiritdrop techniques. She also consults in nutrition and exercises from an energetic perspective encouraging lifestyle changes for wellness care. And, as an Aromacologist, she blends therapeutic grade essential oils and makes high quality Dead Sea Bath salts for your healing and enjoyment.

Gwenn’s education in therapeutic massage, bodywork and energy medicine is extensive with 2500 hours from the following schools: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Polarity Healing Arts of California, Synergy Healing Arts of Virginia, with additional continuing education classes in Healing Touch, Cranial Sacral Therapy, The Autonomic Nervous System, Somatic Trauma Resolution, Neuromuscular Therapy, Reiki, and Aromocology. She is also a Certified SynergyDance & Polarity Yoga Instructor. Gwenn continues to develop her skills through annual continuing education to benefit her clients wellness care.

Gwenn Marie’s education and practice in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) health field began in the late 1980s as a colon hygienist. It was during this time she began to learn about the importance of nutrition and diet in relationship to health and wellness of the body. Another emerging awareness was how emotions held in the body tissue cause disease. Through her own health challenges she sought out CAM to assist in her healing from the prevalent random cycle of pain in her body. Through Acupuncture and Thai Chi she gained a deeper understanding of how complex the human body really is. She began to notice her own sensitivity to the flow of life energy with in and around the body. This piqued her interest and desire to seek out classes and workshops on maintaining the flow of life energy for self-healing and wellness care.