Brenda is a licensed to practice Acupuncture in the State of Pennsylvania and is certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She studied Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan and The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in NJ.
Brenda specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbology and is trained in 5-element acupuncture and Constitutional Facial Rejuvenation. In addition, she has studied under legendary Japanese Master Kiiko Matsumoto, in Kiiko's own style of Japanese acupuncture. Brenda studied Animal Physiology and Neuroscience for the University of California San Diego and holds a Bachelor of Science from The Pennsylvania State University in Biological Sciences. Brenda is a diplomat of Oriental Medicine from the NCCAOM.
Education / Cerifications
LMT, School of Body Therapies; Continuing education in Reflexology, Cranialsacral therapy, Reiki, Accupressure, Hot Stone therapy, and Orthopedic massage.
Cheryl was working in retail at a dress shop, when she realized that she felt like she wasn't helping anyone. When she talked to the owner of the School of Body Therapies, she heard the same thing, and decided that massage would be her way of helping. Cheryl lives in Quakertown, and reached out to Moondog to see if we needed any more massage therapists. She is excited about the revitalization of Quakertown, and is happy helping people near her home.
Cheryl thinks of massage as a way to reset your body to deal with the stress of everyday life. She says, "You should always take the time to care for yourself."
Cheryl likes to sew, camp, and ski, but mostly loves to spend time with her two daughters and her husband.
Education / Certifications
LMT, Training in: acupressure, amma massage, orthopedic massage, prenatal massage, reflexology, somatic breathing, sports massage, and trigger point therapy.
Christine has a desire to be part of community of individuals who care for themselves and seek self care on their journey. “You cannot serve others if your cup is empty. Having seen my brother survive cancer treatment as a young teen made a huge impact on my life. We can never know the struggles or burdens that someone is carrying or has survived, but we can honor a person wherever they are in life,” Christine says. She went to massage school when she was 18 and learned the importance and power of touch. “I've personally experienced so much healing with massage therapy and the holistic arts in body and soul.”
Christine says, “Massage is a time for the client to receive and honor themselves. It is also a time to gain more awareness in their body. “ Her approach to massage is a combination of spirit and science. She tries to honor the person where they are today as they walk in the door. She likes to find the most effective combination of techniques and amount of pressure to reach goals with each session. Sometimes the goal is to reset the nervous system with relaxation massage. Sometimes the goal is to leave with a reduction of pain achieved through a focused deep tissue session. Christine believes that the beauty of massage is that it can be enhanced with essential oils, acupressure & other modalities.
“Time with my family is so important. I spend my days chasing my toddler son and cherishing the moments I get to watch him walk through life's experiences,” says Christine. She loves going to concerts and festivals, and honestly loves researching and reading in general. It helps her both personally and professionally to always be learning, she believes.
Education / Certifications
BA, Fine Arts, Massage Therapy; Personal trainer, corrective exercise, nutritional therapy certifications; Reiki master.
Its reputation and happy clients brought Rosalyn to Moondog. Health and wellness have always excited her. She says, “ The journey and goal of vitality is my own drive. The joy I get from improving myself and others is immeasurable.”
“Health, wellness and vitality, quality of life, and comfort in our own skin and minds are important to me,” Rosalyn says.
Rosalyn loves spending time with her family. She has and eight year old daughter and a nine year old pup. She enjoyes working out, running, bike riding, rock climbing, hiking, reading, and learning.