Kelly is the co-owner of Handcrafted Healing and also a therapist (lic. #MA 79634). She graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy with an Advanced Massage Therapy certification in 2011. After working for small massage studios, chiropractic offices and gyms in Vermont, Connecticut and Florida she decided to bring all of her expertise to St Petersburg where she incorporates spa amenities into her boutique studio. Kelly focuses on incorporating deep tissue, Thai massage, Cupping Therapy into her sessions and is an expert at reducing chronic pain. She takes extra time to find out as much as possible about the client’s lifestyle and possible contributing factors to their discomfort. If you are looking for pain reduction or just need monthly maintenance to relax and de-stress Kelly is here for you!
Dr. Honu (Lynn Arines Walters) is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She studied various modalities of massage and bodywork for fifteen years. After the birth of her two children, she discovered the benefits Acupuncture held in healing from pregnancy and birth and transitioned into the study of Oriental Medicine. For the past two years she has traveled monthly to Portland, Oregon to complete her DAOM at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, where her focus was on Internal Medicine, Aging populations (everyone!), and women’s health. During that time she had the opportunity to travel the world and study Shamanism, Face Reading, and different modalities of Acupuncture. She completed her Kundalini Teacher Training at A Yoga Village and attributes her Kundalini practice to understanding people and the healing process on a deep level. She offers Esoteric Acupuncture, a form of Acupuncture that utilizes Sacred Geometry and meditative state to help the receiver open their heart by clearing past traumas and facilitate self realization by tapping into your soul’s potential. This style of Acupuncture is a beautiful addition to any spiritual practice, or for those seeking answers. For those that are looking for Facial Rejuvenation, she offers Mei Zen Acupuncture. Mei Zen first treats the underlying condition, then focuses on a natural face lift, neck lift or abdominal toning, depending on the protocol sought. One of her specialties is pain management and pain relief. As a body worker of 15 years, she is able to combine the skills from years of experience working with yogis, athletes, and people who endure pain from any source. Within the umbrella of Oriental Medicine are many modalities that can be combined with Acupuncture to help the healing process. Cupping, guasha, moxibustion, tuina, shamanic practices, breathwork and acupuncture are combined to provide a complete healing experience. Acupuncture benefits: insomnia, pain, headaches, digestive issues, heartbreak, grief,circulations problems, menstrual problems, women’s health, pediatric conditions, and MORE!
Acupuncture will be available starting June 17th. Please book the Consult and Treatment appointment if you are seeing Honu for the first time. You will not be disappointed!
Sierra has been a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist since 2009 and proves to surpass excellence in her line of work (lic. #MA 61873). She is enthusiastic and passionate about keenly listening to the body so she can best help you help yourself. Outside of the state’s requirements for licensing and after her time spent at Florida School of Massage, her studies embodied aromatherapy, Thai massage, myofascial release, reflexology, and polarity therapies. Among the practiced modalities, she excels in deep tissue/sports therapy and works closely with chiropractors for advanced recovery. Her neuromuscular therapy mixed with some stretching techniques will have you walking out a new human! Sierra practices seeing the body as a whole. It is extremely important to her to provide a safe space for you to connect with and raise awareness within your own precious temple of a body. She takes great pride in her work by integrating her skills in all modalities to “handcraft” your experience in your healing process. Let Sierra help you, help yourself!
Rae graduated from Cortiva Institute of Massage in 2011 and is certified in Swedish, myofascial, prenatal and neuromuscular therapy (lic. #MA 65809). She is also trained in hot stone, sports massage, Qigong reflexology, deep tissue, special populations and is a certified Reiki Master. Having worked in chiropractic and acupuncture offices Rae has had experience with different medical and Oriental Medicine techniques. As a massage therapist and passionate artist she hopes to express her healing talents and creative drive into each “handcrafted” session to relieve her clients from acute and chronic pain. When you schedule your session with Rae you can expect her to assess and treat your specific needs whether they are physical or energetic.