Linda J. Wheeler, LMT
RI Licensed Massage Therapist # MT00731
Online 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 have 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, Moxibustion, Gua Sha, 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 also have 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.
My Reiki training spans almost three decades, and includes advanced studies with William Lee Rand, and Animal Reiki Training and Communication classes. I am certified by the International Center for Reiki Training to teach online, and am a Registered Online Holy Fire® IIl Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher.
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, my artwork, and most of all, my two silly pups, Rascal and Darla, who are a constant source of joy in my life.