Monday, August 25, 2008

The New 3 R's of Back to School: Revitalize with Reflexology and Rolfing

The New 3 R's of Back to School;

Revitalize with Reflexology and Rolfing!

New services to In Sync Mind Body Therapy Center!

Reflexology Reflexology will be offered as a service at In Sync. Recently 4 employees attended a workshop on Reflexology in The "Ingham Method" and will become certified in this modality.

Rolfing -Structural Integration

Rolfing is a hands on approach to releasing the myofascial system that affects chronic pattterns that contribute to pain and postural discomfort. It has a systematic foundation that works through a 1, 3, 5 or 10 session protocol. Sessions last approximately 75 minutes and begin with a short intake process to assess what areas will be addressed. One of the defining characteristics of Rolfing is the integrative work that affects the nervous system. It is these techniques at the end of the session that helps the clients body to process the hands on work and enjoy the lasting benefits of postural change.

More to come on Rolfing: "Rolfing-How does it work? Who it can help"

Friday, January 18, 2008

Angela Batson, Cosmetologist, awaiting massage therapist

Angela Batson
Angela has been a licensed cosmetologist since 1992.Her experience lies within the full scope of licensure. From hair cutting, styling and coloring, to facial applications and skin care,
to natural nail care, Angela has always felt the need to help others look and feel better about themselves. In May of 2007, Angela graduated the Massage Therapy program at John A. Logan
College. She is currently waiting to take the national certification test and become state licensed.
While attending the program her views broadened concerning the wellness and beauty trades.
The need to combine inner wellness and outer beauty is great. She has been on staff at IN Sync since May of 2007, but has just recently joined the team full time. Angela is greatfull to have the
opportunity that In Sync provides her, towards aspirations of combining wellness and beauty.

Dianne Basillico, Massage Therapist, Thai Massage, Hot Stone Massage

Dianne Basilico After high school Dianne attended community college but had not decided on a major. About a year later she was in a car accident where she was badly injured. In her quest to recover Dianne received her first massage. This experience solidified her understanding of the connection between mind, body, & spirit. With in six months her body was healed and she was attending massage school full time, loving every second of it. Dianne completed her massage training at the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) in San Diego, California in 2005. Her extensive training includes a wide variety of modalities such as, Neuromuscular Therapy, Thai Massage, Hot Stone Therapy and Sports Massage. Dianne blends all of these techniques into each session using stretching combined with long rhythmic strokes that work the entire length of the muscle. This approach gives maximize benefit to her clients. She has worked closely with an Acupuncturist where she expanded her knowledge of Asian Theory. Currently Dianne works at In Sync Mind Body Therapy Center of Carbondale, Illinois providing Massage Therapy and Spa Services. Dianne feels blessed to have found such a rewarding career.

Kerry Eyman, Massage Therapist, Rolfing Student

Kerry Eyman
I began my path of healing touch at the age of 3 by working on my Mother’s tired feet. After 19 years of feeling compelled to ease the pain of others I decided to make a legitimate commitment by entering a massage program. I spent 2 years of my practice working with a Chiropractor, which afforded me many learning opportunities in a clinical setting. It was there that I developed a more structural understanding of the body and learned the wonders of Rolfing*. A couple of patients I worked with weekly for months had begun what is known as a "10 series". The change was so immediate and remarkable that I felt (and they felt as well) that I was working with a new body. As a prerequisite I received the 10 series and have experienced first hand the lasting benefits of structural realignment and the support of gravity. I have since completed 2 out of the 3 units towards Rolfing Certification in Boulder, Colorado and plan on finishing in July of 2008 and beginning my Rolfing Practice. I implement Rolfing principles by creating space around the joints and tissues, allowing for more options in movement. I work with the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, organs and bones to encourage resiliency in the body. Another aspect of Rolfing that I am able to practice is "integration", which works with your nervous system’s ability to process the bodywork. More recently I have taken John F. Barnes Myofascial Release 1 to enhance my skill level until I can complete my Rolfing training.
*Rolfing is a system of connective tissue manipulation based on the theory that re-balancing and realigning the body with the earth's gravitational force results in more energy, increased breathing capacity, and alleviation of chronic pain. For More information visit

Hafiza Lisa Dover, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor

Lisa Dover
Lisa began attending The Body Therapy Center School of Massage in Swansea, Illinois and graduated in January 2001. Her base training included Relaxing Circulatory Massage, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy and Sports Massage. Lisa began her career as a Massage Therapist in central Illinois. After passing the National Certification Exam in June 2001 she started working at In Sync Mind Body Therapy Center in Carbondale, Illinois. Some of Dover’s continuing education courses include Pre and Perinatal Massage, Lymph Drainage Therapy (Level I and II) and PSYCH-K® facilitation. Lisa’s primary focus is deep tissue massage. As her deep tissue technique evolved she began focusing on allowing the depth and pace of her work to be determined by the receptiveness of the clients muscles. Lisa feels her blend of modalities allows a wide range of clients with varying needs to receive benefit from their interaction.
Dover recently completed over 200 curriculum hours, in compliance with the Yoga Alliance Standards. She is certified to teach The Barkan Method Hot Yoga Level 1. Lisa will be returning to Florida in October to receive Level 2 Certification.

Katie Rider Mercer, Massage Therapist

Katie (Rider) Mercer
After graduating from Massage Institute of Memphis in 2000; Katie began her career as a LMT at In Sync and has remained a therapist there for the past six years. She uses several modalities in her sessions including swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and neuromuscular therapies. Katie works with many clients that gain relief from neck, shoulder, and back pain through her deep/neuromuscular work. Mercer enjoys to see the wonderful benefits of stress relief that her clients leave the massage with. Katie states how much she loves massaging and working at In Sync Therapy Center.

Kitrina Hunter- owner and massage therapist

Kitrina Hunter, L.M.T./Owner
Kitrina received certification for therapeutic massage in 1992 from the National Institute for Muscle Therapy in St. Louis, Missouri. She developed a large, very loyal clientele within the first few years of practice. Kitrina became known for her aggressive no nonsense deep tissue therapy. During these early years she realized the need in Southern Illinois for a tranquil office dedicated to massage therapy. Other like-minded therapist expressed interest in practicing in an office such as this so Kitrina established In Sync Mind Body Therapy Center in 1994.
In Sync began as a four treatment room facility with a large space for personal development classes. Kitrina’s vision grew as her clients expressed an interest in receiving affordable spa services in a relaxing environment like the offices for massage. She and her staff of four certified massage therapist received training in a variety of spa services. They created face, hand and feet treatments using organic botanical products. Body wraps and exfoliations also became very popular.
Kitrina realized early in her career the importance of at least 500 hours of training for massage therapists to be knowledgeable in treating or refrain from treating the conditions for which people came to them. She and other therapist successfully lobbied the city of Carbondale to create an ordinance of licensure until the State of Illinois require one.
In Sync continued to grow and in 2004 the family of therapist relocated to a larger facility located at 2031 S. Illinois Avenue. The staff of licensed practitioners doubled. In addition to massage therapy, In Sync offers Yoga classes, Acupuncture, Psych-K, and a full line of salon and spa services with a licensed cosmetologist.
Kitrina is very proud of In Sync’s wonderful, well-trained progressive staff. Our goal is to expand our knowledge through continuing our education in advanced and alternative therapies. We are dedicated to facilitating the health and well-being of our clients. We feel that by offering a wide range of services at reasonably prices we can helping many people in their quest for a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
Kitrina’s goal is to follow her dreams to fruition and to grow in health and happiness and practice compassion and random acts of kindness often.