Linda Marrical, is a certified Acupressure and Shiatsu Therapy Practitioner. Linda received her Shiatsu Certification from the Meridian Shiatsu Institute /and became a registered Jin Shin Do Acupressure practitioner May, 2000. 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 in June 2004. Linda is a NCBTMB approved continuing education provider for massage pactitioners. She also studied Martial Arts, Chi Kung and meditation for 8 years from March 1994 to 2002 under World Champion martial artist, Taoist/Buddhist Master Phuoc Gia Phan. July 2018 Linda completed Level 1 (105 hours) training in IFS, Internal Family Systems a psychotherapy model open to body workers that brings concepts and methods from the structural, strategic, narrative, and Bowenian schools of family therapy to the world of subpersonalities. She is working to become a certified IFS Practitioner working with the effects of trauma on the body.
She is the founder/Owner of the Healing Touch Center, LLC, October 2005 to present. She was a Director/Owner and Instructor of Shiatsu and Acupressure at the Meridian Institute and Wellness Center where she Co-founded and taught WellSea Chi Kung Body Therapy. Linda also developed the Women’s Holistic Health & Fitness program and worked as a health and fitness trainer for 20 years. Linda’s most current development is the Acupressure/Shiatsu Facelift which uses the principles of Chinese Medicine to relieve chronic stress and tension from the neck, neck and upper shoulder muscles. This provides a more youthful appearance by promoting beauty from the inside – out and is an alternative to more invasive procedures.
Along with The Healing Touch Center Linda currently has her private practice and teaches continuing education for massage therapists and estheticians and teaches Tai Chi Kung classes. She has applied Asian body work to relieve the pain of terminally ill patients through the Wissahickon Hospice program of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. She has addressed the pain and distress experienced by the elderly working at various Senior Centers in the Philadelphia area.
Linda is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive place for people to receive the tools the need to heal the body, heart and mind.
Rick is a licensed Clinical Social Worker for 40 years. He graduated from Rutgers University MSW program, magna cum laude in 1979 and has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, insurance company, and the Philadelphia Prison System. He has worked with individuals and couples, families and groups.
His approach to therapy is psychodynamic, influenced heavily by Carl Rogers, Irvin Yalom, and by Ivan Boszormeny-Nagy. He has come to view psychological and emotional conflict as a necessary part of the human journey to spiritual self-discovery and trauma itself the result of involuntary violation of a person’s own heart and conscience.
Since 1972 Rick has been a student of Sufism under the long-time guidance of Sufi Sheikh, M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen. From Bawa, Rick has learned that to be human is to be engaged in a spiritual struggle between the need to extend compassion to others and the impulse to self-protection. In other words, to be human is to be inherently conflicted and struggling with different aspects of our own nature.
Services offered: 45-60 minutes of talk therapy to explore outward stresses and inward conflicts which may be giving rise to tensions within one’s emotional and spiritual being and perhaps affecting one’s closest relationships. The goal of therapy is to explore these issues and identify approaches that may help the client heal-- in the sense of developing the capacity to accept one’s experiences, integrate them and find strength within them.
Fee: Initial Evaluation Session $125.00. Continuing sessions $100-$75 depending on ability to pay. Further sliding scale is available and clients should talk with Rick about financial hardship. No Insurances Accepted. For more information or to schedule please call 215 834-8991
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.
Julia is a licensed massage therapy practitioner offering a variety of massage services . Julia graduated in 2015 from Cortiva Institute, King of Prussia, Pa. Julia is also certified in Lomi Lomi, Craniosacral Therapy as well as being a certified Reiki practitioner, level one.
Julia follows the philosophy of “Vis medicatrix naturae”, The healing power of nature and the ability of the body to heal itself.
Treatments are offered on Saturdays and fees vary depending on the service. For more information or to schedule call The Healing Touch Center 610-449-3589 or press the Book It Tab to book online.
As a young child, I would massage my great-grandmother who raised me to aid her from her Arthritic Pain. Growing up as an athlete, I loved to educate myself on the injuries, treatments, & mechanics around it all. As a young adult, working in a full service barber parlor and being trained on facials, skin treatments, & the benefits of scalp massage during shampoos triggered my passion for massage. In December 2012, when my daughter started preschool, this Mom decided to follow her dreams by returning to school herself at the National Massage Therapy Institute. I joined The Healing Touch Center Family because I see exactly what I want to give clients in massage: Healing & the Overall Wellness (Benefit) of the Client!
I’ve been practicing massage ever since in various different settings but something has always been missing. I decided it was time to make my practice what I wanted it to be for people not just in my community but around the world. I started Savoy Rhoyalty Wellness LLC. to Impact, Empower, & Inspire People Mentally, Physically, & Emotionally Thru Health & Wellness. I assist clients with Skin Care Regimens, One-On-One Coaching, Weight Management Training, Meal Prep Assistance, and Massage Services. Health & Wellness is all about Changing Lives & Making the World Healthier & Happier! I Joined Herbalife Nutrition (2016) where I am a Wellness Coach & Distributor for people all over the world because what I do is not limited to just me… we are INTERNATIONAL!
I am Certified in the following Modalities of Massage: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Myofascial Release, PreNatal, Silicon Cupping, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Reiki and fees vary per service. I am at The Healing Touch Center Mondays and Wednesdays.
To schedule contact me please call The Healing Touch Center 610-449-3589
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