Linda Wheeler Scanlon, LMT
RI Licensed Massage Therapist,
Usui/Holy Fire IlI Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher
My introduction to bodywork began when I attended my first Reiki training in 1992, and found myself being drawn to helping people experiencing pain and discomfort in their physical and emotional lives. After five years of working with energy healing, I enrolled in the Massage Therapy Certification Program at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, located in Worcester, MA, and graduated from there in 1999.
I am lifelong student, having studied deeper massage techniques such as Neuromuscular, Myofascial, and Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, lighter palpation therapies such as Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, CranioSacral, Pregnancy, and Reiki, and many adjunctive therapies including LaStone "Hot Stone" Therapy, Massage Cupping, and Aromatherapy.
I am currently enrolled in a graduate program in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture at the New England School of Acupuncture at MCPHS, and have my BA in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. I recently completed a year long certification program with Dr. Ronald N. Mancini in Advanced Energy Psychology Protocols, which integrates energy tapping techniques based on EFT and Thought Field Therapy, and energy medicine based on the work of Donna Eden. I also have completed advanced studies in Reiki with William Lee Rand, and am a Registered Holy Fire IIl Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher. In addition to my current private practice and affiliation with the CRRC Counseling Center in Tiverton, RI, I have also worked with Dr. James D. Gloor, MD, in Wickford, RI, and the Stillwater Spa, in Newport, RI.
I believe in the holistic approach to health and wellness. My goals are to provide a peaceful atmosphere where one can unwind and escape from external stressors, provide relief from injuries and chronic pain, and help restore balance and a sense of well-being.
Outside of work, I have a passion for education, travel, gardening, the beach, my artwork, and most of all, my two silly pups, Rascal and Darla, who are a constant source of joy in my life.