Linda Marrical is a certified Shiatsu Practitioner and a Registered Acupressure practitioner. She has also studied several mind/body processing techniques and integrates breath and movement techniques to deal with trauma and stress triggers including PTSS/PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome). She studied Tibetan massage and basic principles of Tibetan medicine under Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, an internationally renowned Tibetan physician trained at the Tibetan Medical College in Lhasa, Tibet.
Linda was a Director and Instructor of Shiatsu Massage and Acupressure at the Meridian Institute and Wellness Center and Co-founder and Instructor of WellSea Chi Kung Body Therapy. Linda also worked as a health and fitness trainer for 20 years and developed the Women’s Holistic Health & Fitness program.
She also studied Martial Arts, Chi Kung and meditation for 8 years under World Champion martial artist and Taoist/Buddhist Master Phuoc Gia Phan. She is the Founder of The Healing Touch Center and ART, Assisted Release Therapy™.
Linda has applied Asian body work to relieve the pain of terminally ill patients at the Wissahickon Hospice program through the University of Pennsylvania Health System. She addresses the pain and distress experienced by the elderly working at various Senior Centers, as well as teaching and private practice.
She is student of Eastern philosophies and in June of 2004 she spent 25 days in Nepal and Tibet on pilgrimage to Oracle Lake in Tibet and is enjoying integrating her incredible experiences to her life and work.
Linda resides in Havertown, Pennsylvania with her husband and French Bulldog Yoda. She devotes her time to her family, teaching, a private shiatsu/acupressure practice, writing, meditation and spiritual practice.
Assists Linda in the office. She brings her organization skills, bright smile and "Busy Mom" multi-tasking abilities to keep things running smoothly.
Laura has been performing massage since 2015. She discovered her passion after unexpectedly losing her eyesight at the age of 19.
“I absolutely love what I do and care deeply not only about the quality of my massage, but the well-being of every single one of my clients. My goal with every session is to provide my client with a safe and comfortable environment where they are able to relax and let go of all the stresses that the outside world brings as well as relief from physical pain or discomfort. My hope is that everybody walks out the door feeling all around happier and healthier”.
Nas comes to us from the medical field where he was a physician assistant (PA). He has experience working in a physical therapy and rehabilitation center. Nas also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Engineering and has worked on many high profile epidemiology cases.
After Nas’s retirement from the medical and engineering fields he pursued an education in the field of massage. He worked with a doctor to gain more experience in massage therapy and went to school and became a board certified and licensed massage therapist.
Nas specializes in the following massage types: Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, trigger point massage, elderly massage, and reflexology and mayo facial massage.
Retired from 40 years of women’s health nursing Linda brings her skills to our front desk. She has a passion for education on health and wellness and is known for her fabulous baked goods which are enjoyed at the Center.
Alexis, an alumna of Cortiva Institute, has been licensed and practicing bodywork since 2015. Alexis has a wide range of experience providing massage in Harrah’s Casino, Day Spas, in-home/mobile and outdoor chair massage events.
She specializes in Swedish and Hot Stone, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point massage.
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