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about me

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I'm Emma,

 

An herbalist and licensed massage therapist that loves to inspire a remembrance of the body as woven into the rhythms and cycles of earth. Whether working therapeutically hands on, in clinical herbal consultation, or leading workshops and plant walks in my community, I love to share with others about the empowerment and grounding found in the ancient practices of allying with food and herbs to nurture the many facets of their wellbeing.

 

I began my journey with herbs through an affinity for cooking, nutrition, and foraging. My formulas reflect a penchant for herbal energetics, balancing flavors and tending to the senses. I felt catalyzed by a drive to be of service to others with this practical, time honored skillset through my own healing journey, which has many layers (as all do).

 

I'm infinitely grateful to this path, and the herbs and lifestyle practices that have sustained and nourished my healing, and how they have offered me a gift to pass on.


I believe that vibrant health is informed and best allied by attention to the physical, emotional, and spiritual. I love to bring recognition to wellbeing as also nurtured and enhanced by relationships and our connection to community and the natural world.

I am deeply grateful to all of my teachers for the heart, patience, resources, and time they have shared with me. In this, I am devoted to live in a way that respects all that has come before me, and all that will come after me.  

Curriculum Vitae

 

Traditional Education

  • BA Psychology, cum laude from University of Connecticut 2013


Traditional Bodywork

  • Rhythmic Movement Level I & II, Primitive Reflex Integration Program, 2018

  • Massage Techniques: Anatomy & Physiology, Bancroft School of Massage, 2020

  • Certificate of Massage Therapy, The Massage School, 650 hours, 2022

    • Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, Theory & Technique, Ethics & Professionalism

    • Swedish massage, myofascial, deep tissue, prenatal

    • Introduction to reflexology, sports massage, Thai massage 

  • Introduction to Cupping Therapy, 6 hours, 2023

Energy Healing

  • Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki First Degree, 2018

  • Usui/Holy Fire III Second Degree, 2019

  • Introduction to Akashic Records, 2020


Herbalism & Holistic Health

  • Holistic mentorship, patient care coordination & office management, Kidspace Adaptive Play & Wellness 2013-2018

  • Certification in Sustainable Health & Nutrition, one year hands-on program from The Institute of Sustainable Health and Nutrition, 2016

  • Wild Food Forager Apprenticeship, Evan Strusinski VT 2017

  • Herbal Internship, Level I & II Herbal Foundations and Clinical Applications with Mary Blue of Farmacy Herbs, 2018-2019

  • Tongue Assessment for Western Herbalists with Larken Bunce, NY Institute of Aromatic Studies 2018

  • Deeper Medicinal Herbalism, Susan Clements of Earth & Ocean Herbals, 2019

  • Clinical Herbal Mentorship with Kay Parent, RH of Newport RI 2019

  • Trauma Wise: Holistic Life Navigation with Luis Mojica, SEP, 2020

  • Animal Cancer Care with Karyn Sanders of Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine, 2020

  • Wildcrafting: An Indigenous Perspective with Karyn Sanders of Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine, 2020

  • Practitioner Skills with Karyn Sanders & Sarah Holmes of Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine, 2020

  • Pelvic Health Series, Sarah Holmes of Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine, 2020

  • Celestial Ambassadors: Planetary Rulership of Plants with Kathleen Callahan, 2020

  • Certificate in Community Herbalism from The Earthwalk School of Herbal Traditions, 80 hours advanced herbal studies & clinical practice 2021

  • Herb Drug Interactions with Ember Peters, RHP (Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia) 2023

Continuing Education Conferences

  • New England Women’s Herbal Conference, New Hampshire 2014-2017

  • International Herbal Symposium, Massachusetts 2019, 2023


Teaching/Practitioner Experience

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