State Certified Massage Therapist
"So deeply blessed to do what I do! We are truly amazing creations filled with divine intelligence for health and healing. The sacred sanctuary within."-Cheri
In 2000 Cheri's then boyfriend, a massage therapist himself told her she had a gift for massage, great intuition and that she should go to massage school because she would be an excellent massage therapist. Not really knowing much about massage, but trusting what her boyfriend said she enrolled in massage school and so begin an amazing journey of being guided to her calling!
Cheri received her initial massage therapy training and licensing from the prestigious Cortiva institute in Seattle Washington,(formally known as Brian Utting School of Massage) which has one of the toughest and highest licensing programs in the country, 16 months of massage training for over 1100 hours of basic and advanced massage training. This in addition to hundreds and hundreds of hours of continuing education and self study. Plus a full time massage therapy career and working on thousands of clients.
She is a certified yoga teacher, Her yoga teacher training came from 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle.
In addition Cheri offers advanced subconscious mind therapy as a PSYCH-K facilitator, life coach and mind/body consultant. To learn more visit her holistic Redding life coaching journey page.
She holds a B.A in Philosophy and a B. A. in Sociology from the University Washington.
Providing full-time professional, therapeutic massage therapy since 2001 and teaching yoga for almost as long, Cheri believes in a paradigm of health that is a holistic consciousness of mind/body and spirit.
Her deepest joy and passion are to help you with your stress relief, relaxation and healing, on the conscious and subconscious level.
Cheri has a career of partnering with other health care practitioners like chiropractors, physical therapists and medical doctors to help her clients stay committed to their own health and wellness. She has also worked in chiropractors offices, day spas, and yoga studios. This in addition to having a private massage and yoga practice in Redding, where she has lived now since 2006.
By deeply listening and being attuned to you and your body Cheri creates a safe and sacred space for your massage experience. She feels that now with so much stress in our lives, it makes a difference being listened to in mind, body and spirit, as that is where we all experience deep relaxation and true healing.
Being a state certified massage therapist in California means that massage therapists in California are certified through the California Massage Therapy Council for having had at least 500 hours of massage training, which is important when entrusting your body/mind during a Redding massage therapy session.
Healing in the body is not just physical, but also mental, emotional and spiritual and they are all deeply linked to each other. Sometimes pain relief and stress reduction require more than massage, learn more about that on Cheri's PSYCH-K for holistic health page to learn how your subconscious mind health is as important as your conscious mind health.
Cheri enjoys finding that space in herself and with others to open to grace of what area in the mind/body/spirit is ready for healing and transformation.
The feeling of healing.
Yoga Instruction Goes Beyond The Yoga Mat
A practicing yogini , she begin her yoga journey in 1997 when a friend suggested yoga to her. Cheri took her first class and felt a relaxation and peace she had never felt before, she was hooked.
Cheri is enamored with alternative health therapies, especially mind/body medicine and healing. She uses her own body as a tool for creative expression and inner guidance. Her personal life is filled with refining ways to lovingly relate to her own mind/body. Shakti dancing, yoga, massage, meditation and regularly communing with nature keep her grounded, inspired and loving life!
An on-going student of psychology, most anything that has to do with the deeper levels of the human body/mind is always interesting to her.
She enjoys studying and experiencing quantum physics, spirituality, psychology and the powerful mind/body connection on the conscious and subconscious level.
Most anything to do with knowing the mind/body inside and out is what Cheri has created her life for, as she is here is to help raise consciousness through her own healing and through helping others heal too. She loves learning anything that brings her closer to a divine understanding that there is more to our human experience than meets the regular eye.
Also physical fitness and healthy eating keep Cheri in a healthy place so that she can offer that to her clients, something Cheri believes is of utmost importance when being a health and wellness practitioner.
Massage and Yoga are more than many people realize. Cheri loves teaching that to the all the wonderful people in Redding and beyond.
We can massage ourselves with our minds through deeper awareness. This is true yoga on a deeper level and
healing massage therapy for yourself at the deepest sense.
A Cellular Deep Tissue Massage
A colon cancer survivor/thriver herself.
To her, cellular healing is the truest deep tissue massage.
Cheri's cancer experience has brought her physical, emotional and spiritual insights, tips and tools of deeper awareness for cancer prevention, cancer healing and cancer treatment all important even if someone is doing traditional cancer treatment.
Her cancer experience also is based upon intense nutritional research, insight, spiritual and emotional revelations. Plus inner healing and alternative cancer treatment with naturopath Dr. Steven Davis in Palo Cedro, Ca.
"Cellular health is the key to avoiding cancer and chronic disease, I know because I have been detoxing and cleansing my cells for years now," says Cheri.
Her cancer understanding comes from an eye opening journey with cancer and deeply learning about body, mind and spiritual health. The mind has to be treated(which is also spiritual) in addition to the body when dealing with any illness or disease including cancer.
After her cancer diagnosis Cheri was guided to a healing process called PSYCH-K for healing her subconscious mind. From what that did for her she was inspired to get advanced training to be able offer that to her clients as well. PSYCH-K has been amazing for her health journey and for the many people who she works with that take a subconscious mind journey of health
This deeply enlightening personal journey with cancer has taught Cheri the power inside each of us for vibrant holistic health-physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Cheri believes God gave us a body for us to enjoy being in it. Her philosophy when she teaches yoga(and with massage too) is simply bringing people into their bodies powerfully focused on their own unwinding, relaxation, healing.
More Healing Tools For Cheri's Holistic Massage And Yoga Practice
Besides being a state certified massage therapist and yoga teacher, Cheri has advanced training in communication, life coaching and leadership skills through the amazing self empowerment company called Landmark Education.
She has also attended other self empowerment programs called The Millionaire Mind and Enlightened Warrior training through Peak Potentials. These once again were designed to help her step into a powerful inner place so her inner being is fully self expressed and realized in the now...in this life. Something, Cheri believes inner love is something we all have access to in every moment.
These enlightening workshops were pinnacle in teaching her life coaching skills and techniques to get her into powerful place within herself. Because of these workshops Cheri has personally coached women and men into stepping into their own inner power and love.
Check out Cheri's approach to massage and yoga page too.
Not in Redding? Cheri Offers On-line Massage Gift Certificates too. This is for your loved ones who live in Redding, so they can receive, skilled therapeutic massage in Redding, Ca. Or call her to pick one up.
Thank you! She looks forward to offering you and your Redding loved ones massage therapy and yoga classes.
The living presence of God is everywhere..everywhere...even in the places where it doesn't seem that way. The living presence of God is everywhere.. including within us, it flows through our veins, our cells, our being.
The sacred sanctuary is within"
abmp.com- I am member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals an organization that is key in helping California maintain licensing standards for massage therapy and a big reason why Cheri is a California state certified massage therapist.
A Song of the Builders
On a summer morning
I sat down
on a hillside
to think about God -
a worthy pastime.
Near me, I saw
a single cricket;
it was moving the grains of the hillside
this way and that way.
How great was its energy,
how humble its effort.
Let us hope
it will always be like this,
each of us going on
in our inexplicable ways
building the universe.
Below is a guided meditation video that I did for helping you ground and connect into your body when dealing with pain and injury.
Video below is tips and techniques for emotional and energy cleansing. Helps with stress relief, pain relief and relaxation.
Release pain and stress with my most recent nature meditation video below. Filmed in the northern California Redwoods in Aug 2015.
The healing power of nature. Natural medicine and healing energy from Ono California for grounding your body into the earth. Helps with healing and inflammation.