Olivia is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Educator in Raleigh, NC.Olivia began her journey on the path to wellness as she sought ways to prevent her own recurrent health issues. She started to follow recommendations that she read about in connection with a form of medicine called Ayurveda. Then, after starting a yoga practice in 2006, she traveled to the Kripalu School of Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA and life changed!
Olivia furthered her understanding of Ayurveda during a month long program at the Jiva Institute in India where she studied with Ayurvedic doctors and benefited from seeing clients in a clinic setting. Here, she learned Ayurvedic bodywork.
In early 2013, Olivia left the corporate world to attend The Healing Arts and Massage School and fully dedicate her time to helping others achieve a life of wellness. Her private practice can be found at The Healing Arts and Massage School where she also teaches Ayurvedic Principles as part of the curriculum, and leads various wellness workshops for the public. Olivia also offers Reiki as a gentle healing modality that compliments her massage.
During the summer of 2016 Olivia endeavored on a course of intense study in Oncology Massage with the nationally recognized Tracy Walton and Associates. Training provided a specialized knowledge of the needs of this special massage population.
Olivia has also studied Manual Lymphatic Drainage, a specialized form of massage created to assist those suffering with lymphedema, a condition that most often occurs with cancer treatments that remove or cause damage to lymph nodes such as breast or ovarian cancers.
In June of 2019 Olivia completed her 200 hour course of study in Yoga. She currently offers gentle classes focused on beginners.
Olivia's practice embraces the philosophy that disease may be prevented by diet and lifestyle.
By the way. Olivia no longer suffers from those chronic, recurrent health issues....!