Emily Ball LMT, RMT, HEAT Center Founder Mastering Energy with Reiki Classes
Specializing in Connective Tissue and Neuro-Muscular Therapies while integrating myofascial release, Shiatsu, Swedish, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Thai massage, Kinesthetic Awareness through Movement (KAM), reflexology, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and gentle stretches. Energywork: Multidimensional Usui Reiki.
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I am a licensed and insured massage therapist in New York State and a Certified Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher. After completing a 1,000 hour certification program from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY, I received my license to practice in 2009. I was certified in Reiki levels I & II with Carolyn Musial, and certified in Master Teacher & Advanced Reiki Techniques with Melanie Rimkus. I practice Non-Toxic Bodywork: using certified organic and fairly traded jojoba oil and shea butter. Massage products containing propylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol or petroleum by-products / toxic substances are not used. Products that have been tested on animals are not used. Some bleach cleaning products are used on linens in adherence with Universal Precautions for health and safety.
In my practice, I work to relieve chronic pain and tension from injury, everyday stress and repetitive motion syndromes. I believe that an “intense but not painful” approach is more beneficial than creating destructive pain sensations. My goal is to provide opportunities for clients to relax into their unique healing experience by introducing healthy and dynamic movements, and sensations to the body and mind. The focus of my work includes being present, clear in intention and enabling communication as it creates a greater awareness for both client and practitioner, and allows me to adapt to the needs and preferences of each individual. I combine an intuitive use of gentle stretches, acupressure points, and deeper muscle tissue work while responding to subtle energetic pattern shifts.
My experience includes working with patients in pre-natal, birth and post-natal, forms of bursitis, sciatica, rotator cuff trauma, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndromes, whiplash, post-surgery, conditions of cancer and remission, diverticulitis, Rheumatoid, and other forms of arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinsons, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, HIV, AIDS and COPD. I have also participated with clients in massage and/or reiki as a part of their end of life journey.
I've been blessed to have bodywork, energetic and psychic healing as an instinctual part of my life since childhood and a part of my bloodline for generations. While concentrating in Theater at Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, I took classes outside the school system in modern dance, Afro-Cuban percussion, herbalism, essential oils and healing crystals. Utilizing these extra studies in conjunction with vision work from theater training I undertook shamanic journeying in my spare time. I knew before graduating high school that I wanted to live a life steeped in the healing arts.
Prior to gaining my massage therapy license, I studied art and anthropology at Buffalo State College and the University of New Orleans, developing an aesthetic interest in the human form through drawing & sculpture, and honing scientific interest through biology & evolution studies. During college and afterward, I worked at health food stores in Buffalo which allowed me to further explore the relationship between the human body and plants, mineral supplements, and essential oil scents.
At the Finger Lakes School of Massage I worked with the school's director at the time, Theresa Wilke's, and one other student in Theresa's Energy Palpation Workshops, where we learned to facilitate energetic evolution based on the chakra system. These studies have combined seamlessly with my Reiki and meditative theater training and are the basis for my Mastering Energy workshops.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have found a grounding platform to work with people in healing and sharing some of what I've learned on my journey thus far.
In my life, I appreciate animals and plants, I enjoy knitting, painting, writing, dancing, sculpting, rhythms and sound, martial arts, gardening, creating in general, sharing wisdom, magick, and celebrating the inter-connectedness of all things.