Sarah Woodard, BA, MS, ED, LMT
Sarah Woodard started her massage therapy education at Finger Lakes Community College as a part-time student in the Integrative Health program. In June 2015, she graduated at the top of her class from Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Rochester, NY. In April 2016, she completed CranioSacral 1 training and finds the gentle techniques very beneficial to client pain relief. Sarah has completed 2nd Degree Reiki training in the Usui System of Natural Healing.
Sarah’s interest in massage started while working as an office administrator dealing with painful back and neck spasms. The modality that provided the most relief her and had lasting effect was massage. As a practitioner she uses her knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology to provide pain relief and relaxing therapeutic massage. Her training in Reiki allows Sarah to also work with clients who do not wish to disrobe to receive traditional massage therapy. The human body is a fascinating vessel that is uniquely able to facilitate & create balance in others. The body is a connection to the world around us and gives us an opportunity to develop our highest self. It is with this mind, that Sarah looks forward to working with you; Body Mind and Spirit.
Through her journey Kirsten had been dealing with (“patellar femoral syndrome”) knee dislocations from active sports, severe anxiety and panic attacks, and acne that seemed to never go away. This is what led her into choosing a career that would help teach her how to not only help herself, but to help her clients. In 2010 her left knee dislocated for the 3rd time and was facing knee surgery. Fortunately she was in the Massage program during this time and was able to avoid surgery through rehabilitation & massage. Kirsten’s knees are pain free today because of her extensive education. In 2012 she found out she was sensitive to dairy and gluten which she then found out played a huge roll in her acne, anxiety, & knee problems. Through learning how to detoxify our lives Kirsten has rebalanced her lifestyle where she is injury free, clear skin, & not on any anxiety medication. It truly has been a life change journey for her which has grown her passion to help people on a deeper, therapeutic level.
Kirsten’s specializes in:
Thai Herbal Massage Instructor, Myofascial Release under Walt Fritz, Acupressure, Deep Tissue massage, Trigger Point therapy, Stretching, Pregnancy massage, Relaxation, Energy Clearing, & Meditations.
She has helped clients with releasing their necks, frozen shoulder, Sciatica pain, Hip Flexor Restriction, & Chronic Tension, Carpal Tunnel,
and has also taken classes in the Connection of Gluten and how it affects our Muscular health.
Kirsten Hicks Received an AAS Degree in Therapeutic Massage and Integrative Health Care. This two year program gave Kirsten insights on natural healing and grew her passion for a holistic lifestyle. It was during that time where she grew significantly, not only learning to heal herself but to help others heal as well; Naturally. She believes that “Variation Is the Key to Life” and to have many techniques can bring a person the most value out of their healing. She will give a thorough introduction with each client to assure that they can have the knowledge to address any goals that are intended for that individual, and then combines these techniques to create a unique integrated massage for each individual.
Kirsten is now a certified Thai Herbal Poultice Instructor. Contact us if you are interested in taking classes.
Schools she has studied at include the Thai Institute of the Healing Arts in Arlington, Virginia, Shivagakomarpaj Training Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Thailand’s Old Medicine Hospital, the Ohashi Institute, and the Naga Center. She is also certified in Integrative Reflexology through Claire Marie Miller and has studied Qigong therapy and Therapeutic Touch.
Amy has a deep passion for travel and has completed two internships in TuiNa massage in Hangzhou, China and has studied Thai massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She also leads travel study courses for massage therapists to learn Eastern massage therapies in Asia. Previously, she has taken massage therapists to study in China and Thailand.
In addition to practicing bodywork, Amy is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and holds a Master’s of Arts degree in the History of Chinese Medicine. She acknowledges all of her teachers who have graciously shared their knowledge and gifts of the healing arts along her journey as a body worker.
Tracy Specializes in Deep Tissue, working with injuries and muscle imbalances. Freeing of the neck and shoulder, freeing of the hip and low back techniques, and for the forearm and hands to help with problems such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis and Golfer's Elbow and Entrapment Syndromes. She also specializes in healing with Reiki, Shiatsu ( Traditional Chinese Medicine modality ) essential oil healing, emotional release, Chakra balancing and Reflexology; medical hot stone massage and much more. She loves to blend the many modalities together to create a specialized treatment for her clients as their needs change from day to day. She utilizes several different techniques to facilitate healing for her clients and uses Myofascial stretching and release, Trigger Point and Deep Tissue combined with Lomi-Lomi massage and other massage techniques to allow the muscles and surrounding tissues to return to a healthy state.
Tracy also specializes in Reflexology, Shiatsu, Reiki, Thai Herbal Massage, Chakra Balancing, Shamanic Healing and other energy balancing modalities.
In 2008 she was certified in Raindrop technique, aromatherapy and emotional release by the Center of Aromatherapy and Research. In addition to this training she has an AAS degree in Horticulture, allowing her a unique understanding of the plants used in essential oils and the importance of therapeutic grade oils and their healing properties.
Tracy’s passion for science, healing, energy work and eastern philosophy is incorporated into every massage to develop a treatment specific to the unique needs of every individual to promote self healing, empowerment, and improved health and well being.
Hands that Heal Massage and Wellness Center was established in May of 2012 and is owned by Tracy McIntyre LMT. At Hands That Heal all of our massage therapy team strive to provide a wide range of services for our clients to enhance their healthy lifestyles or to regain good health after injury or other causes. Each of the therapists on staff have unique specialties and areas of expertise. Please take a moment to read about us to help you decide which therapist might work best for your needs. Thank you for visiting us, we hope to see you soon!
Better Health for a Better Life!
Amy Warcup, MA, LMT, RYT
Amy Warcup is a 1998 graduate of the Utah College of Massage Therapy, and has been practicing as a massage therapist in New York State since 1999. Her areas of specialty are in Thai massage, Shiatsu, and Reflexology. Amy also holds a full-time faculty position in Finger Lakes Community College’s Therapeutic Massage and Integrated Health Care Program, where she has taught since 2002. In addition to being a teacher of massage, Amy aspires to be a life-long student. She has had extensive training in the Eastern therapies, including over 400 hours of education in Thai Massage, and over 300 hours of advanced training in Shiatsu.
Tracy McIntyre was first introduced to the healing arts in 2000 when a back injury led her to seek a combination of chiropractic care, therapeutic massage and yoga to heal herself. The benefits were so profound she decided to shift her education from Biological sciences and Western medicine to the healing arts, allowing her to use her knowledge of biology to help others.
Tracy has an AAS degree in Therapeutic Massage from Finger Lakes Community College with honors and is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. During her years at FLCC she studied Shiatsu under in addition to other massage styles and found a new passion for Eastern philosophy and healing arts.
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