Ellen Santistevan, BA, MS, CPH, LMT, RMTI, APP
Holistic Team Member
Ellen Santistevan, BA, MS, CPH, LMT 6535, RMTI I-0513, APP: Graduate of Wesleyan University, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Crystal Mountain School of Therapeutic Massage, Earthwise Polarity Training Program, and the Herbalist College of the International Integrative Institute. Ellen is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Herbalist, Level II Craniosacral Practitioner, and Associate Polarity Practitioner. She has additional experience in geriatric work, infant massage, aromatherapy, earthing, Curanderismo, channeling, and shamanic practice.
Her practice integrates elements of all these bodies of knowledge as well as the most current research on wellness. You can find out more about her at http://www.thirdgoddess.com.
"One of the things we are recognizing is that bodywork has the ability to facilitate mental and emotional changes. As the skin is the outermost layer of the brain, through touch we are literally asking the brain to change its map of the body in order to release pain and discomfort. The emotions are stored very close to, if not actually within, the same map, and sometimes great emotional releases may accompany the physical ones. The body-mind is one structure; there is a lot of power in its interconnectedness. On top of that we are spiritual creatures, with unmeasurable aspects and at times unfathomable capabilities."