Aspire Holistic Health and Wellness LLC offers a variety of services aimed at assisting you to reach your health and wellness goals. All services are provided with professionalism, respect, empathy and compassion.

I’ve been practicing massage as a state licensed and Nationally Certified massage therapist since 2001.  I love to give massages and put people in a state of comfort and relaxation.  I am told by many that I gave them the best massage that they’ve ever had.   Although I am small – I can get deep enough for anyone, as a friend of mine said – “for such a little thing, she sure can beat you up.” Of course, I only need to go deep on those who want it.  Since I can only give so many massages in a day – I wanted to expand my practice – in a way that helps others without causing harm to me.

I started becoming active in Healing Touch a year and a half ago.  Healing Touch and other alternative modalities were the only things that excited me in my one semester of nursing school and I realized that I didn’t need to become a nurse to help people the way I wanted to.  The work in Healing Touch has led me on a rewarding growth and spiritual path, along with the immense satisfaction of helping others with – pain, anxiety, decisions, sleep problems, self-esteem, motivation, focus, fear, surgeries, injuries, headaches, cancer recovery and many more.

For years I have been reading and studying about alternative treatments, natural remedies and nutrition – just for fun. I have this plethora of random nutrition facts that I love to share and have been more generous with this knowledge than my family and friends care to hear.  My daughter used to say “Mom, stop reading!”, because every time I learned something enlightening, there would be a change in our household.    After realizing that the health care system consists of some of the unhealthiest people – physically, emotionally and spiritually, I wanted to become a health coach to assist people with taking charge of their own health and wellness instead of allowing the medical system to simply manage their sickness.  There is a quote – “No one cares about your health the way you should.”

In health coaching – we focus on balance and choices.  Each choice we make leads us to better health or away from it.  Clients set goals based on the positive changes that they would like to see in their lives.  We work together, step by step, to accomplish the positive changes such as – having more energy, feeling great about who they are and the way they look, fitting into clothes they never thought they could, stopping smoking, enjoying their last 20 years, finishing a warrior dash or mud run and the list goes on and on.  We look at the four main areas of life – career, exercise, spirituality and relationships and work toward creating balance within them.  We look at the diet and transition, in a step by step fashion, from the sugary, processed junk foods, fast foods and diet foods to real food and clean water.  Real food grows in the ground, on a vine, on a tree or was raised in humane conditions on pasture.   These are the foods that heal.  Hippocrates said “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food”. I don’t believe in using restriction or starvation diets, because every deprivation is followed by a binge.  One of the biggest predictors of weight gain is whether you have been on a diet within the past two years.  In health coaching, we look at the nutritional content of foods, so that you know which foods you can get the most nutrients for the calories, so you can actually eat without gaining weight.

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