Here I am bragging again about my massage team again. Liz is the latest Massage therapist to take the plunge and join us. She is also a Nationally Registered Aromatherapist, so you will have a double treat next time you are in her area. See her attached picture and read all about her below, let me know if you are heading to Hershey PA any time soon.. Dr. Dot
My name is Liz and I’ve been actively involved in the healing arts since 1991. Although I’m a US citizen, I was born in Morocco and have spent much of my life overseas. In 1991, I was working for the United Nations in Rome, Italy when my life took an unexpected turn. I was taught how to massage my son with Roman Chamomile oil when he was less than an hour old! I don’t know who was more affected by the experience, my infant son or me! In one powerful moment, I discovered what have become two immense passions: Aromatherapy and Massage.
Aromatherapy: I bring 15 years of experience, training and research of essential oils into every aspect of my life. I’m a Nationally Registered Aromatherapist – the first on Dr. Dot’s Team! I have studied and used essential oils in every context from clinical to vibrational to culinary. I received training in the chemistry of essential oils at Purdue University and followed up with laboratory work at Rutgers University in NJ. I serve as the Pennsylvania Director for NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) and am frequently invited to speak on the therapeutic benefits of essential oils at me dical conferences, natural health seminars and universities. I am on the faculty of a local college of natural health as Director of Aromatherapy Studies and I have my own line of essential oils.
Massage Therapy: I graduated from the Mt. Nittany Institute of Natural Health in State College, PA in 1998 with a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage. I now have a successful massage practice and am the owner of a massage clinic in central Pennsylvania which I opened in 1998. I’ve been told that I’m very easy to talk to and make people feel quickly at ease and comfortable. Laugher is wonderfully healing and is commonly heard in my massage room! My massage techniques are varied and range from gentle relaxation to deep tissue depending on the purpose of the session and needs of my client. However, I am intense! My primary focus is deep tissue work and stretching to ease muscle tension, stiffness, and pain – especially in the neck and low back; increasing joint flexibility and range of motion; repetitive strain injuries; headaches; fibromyalgia and increasing body awareness. My sessions nearly always include specific essential oils chosen as an adjunct to the healing work. Many of my clients are VIPs whose lives are like a pressure cooker.
I listen well and frequently offer techniques to help them manage the stress of their hectic lifestyle. I came across Dr. Dot’s website while doing a search for “massaging musicians” and knew immediately that I had to contact her! You see, I really have three passions: essential oils, massage and…The Who! I wrote to Dot outlining my experience and training and asked for an interview. Because she was in Germany at the time, Dot made arrangements for me to massage Catherine, her US Rep in Baltimore. Catherine and I did a trade and WOW, she is amazing! I remember thinking, “If Catherine is an example of Dot’s massage standards, I can see why she is so successful!” Catherine called Dot the same day and here I am! I’ve had a life blessed with rich experiences and interesting careers, but when massage and aromatherapy crossed my path, it opened the door to my true calling. I go to work everyday with a happy and grateful heart, and I’m very proud to be a member of Dr. Dot’s talented team!