About Me

GOALS AND FOCUS

As someone eloquently said, “Massage Therapist… Creating Peace on Earth, one massage at a time.” – Sommercards.com

 

This is my sentiment exactly, and how I view the goals I am inspired to achieve.  Massage and Bodywork can be very important power tools for a balanced lifestyle, and I take this work to heart.  From my experience as a therapist, I have literally seen people’s lives change (in front of my eyes) as a result of massage.  To witness this is a humbling experience for me and it keeps me motivated to ensure I always provide optimum service consistently.

 

Why did I chose the name Intuitive Spirit Healing Arts?  Well, that’s easy for me to answer.  I approach my work by removing my needs and stepping into the needs of the person I am working with.  When I do that, I am able to sense what the spirit of the person needs; combined with being able to “listen” to what the body needs and what the person’s mind wants.

 

I listen through touch.  Feeling for tight and stubborn muscles and tissues that need to be unstuck and released.  These are additional skillful arts I use towards your healing.

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THE THERAPIST

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CARLA

Carla Moodie is an intuitive, integrative, therapeutic and Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) who is dedicated to holistic well being and lifestyle.  Carla received her 500 hour massage training and accreditation from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, which included ethics, anatomy, physiology and pathology.  Her focus in massage are in the areas of Swedish Massage, Deep Muscle & Tissue Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Pregnancy & Post-Partum Massage and Relaxation Massage.  Her focus in bodywork includes Integrative Positional Therapy, Integrative Acupressure, Thai Massage, Reiki, Energy Balancing, and Chakra Balancing. 

Carla also has her Yoga Teacher Certification (CYT) from Kripalu and has been sharing the gift of yoga for over 16 years now.  Massage, bodywork and yoga really blend well together providing in-depth knowledge and awareness with the human anatomy and how it functions for optimum health.  This combination of knowledge is what Carla pulls from.

Additional certifications she has earned are Master level Reiki, Lee Albert’s Integrated Positional Therapy, Integrated Acupressure, Shiatsu and Lotus Palm Thai Massage.  Additional accreditation include: Psychology of Symptoms: A Body-Mind Approach to Healing; Somatic Psychology; Five Elements Yoga: Rejuvenation and Relaxation; Shiatsu: Zen Mind, Yoga Body; Bringing Mantras to Life; and Awakening the Life Force: The Yogic Path.  She also did 2 years of intensive yoga volunteer programs at Kripalu that focused on the foundation of an authentic yoga practice and that added to practical life skills.  

Before establishing her holistic background, Carla earned her B.S. degree in Psychology, M.A. work in Counseling Psychology from Loyola College, and studies in Dance Movement Therapy.  This knowledge and experience gives her a well rounded view of what keeps a person happy, healthy, and thriving.