Joyce has been a physical therapist for almost 30 years, many of those specializing in the treatment of chronic pain. She has training in a variety of holistic manual therapies, most extensively the John F Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release.
Joyce believes that much of the pain, stress and dis-ease that we experience in our lives is due to a lack of connection with our bodies, our Selves and with Nature. This can be due to a number of reasons.....most significantly, trauma, societal/cultural conditioning, and societal pressures to constantly "do and be".
She has found that in order for most people with chronic pain and illness to improve , these aspects often needed to be addressed in addition to their physical issues. And, they needed to reconnect to their bodies and their body's wisdom so they could be empowered in their own health and well-being.
This inspired her to explore energy based therapies that could further support people in all levels of healing.....body, mind and spirit. To that end, she completed an apprenticeship in Plant Spirit Healing with Pam Montgomery in Vermont in 2015. She achieved certification as a Master-Instructor level Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner. And she has completed certification training in Distance Healing From the Core. Joyce is also ordained by the Universal Life Church.
She offers in person and distance sessions, pulling from all her years of experience and trainings to support those seeking transformative change in their health and well-being.