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I am often asked, "How did you become a massage therapist?"

As an ill-adapted paralegal with a secret desire to make a living using my heart instead of my head, I had to first accept that corporate America was not for me. Once I came to that realization, I began to seek a way to transform my life and to figure out how I could be of service to others.

I was guided to my first yoga class at the local YMCA in 1999. From the moment I found my ‘sit bones’ my soul rejoiced. All the stress and anxiety of trying to fit my very round self into the world's square pegs melted away. I found more peace and ease in my life once my path began to reveal itself as my mind, body and spirit reunited. I had to share this experience with others. This desire to be of service led me to become a certified yoga instructor. Finally, I could contribute by sharing a practice I love. I began instructing private clients and classes before and after work and on the weekends. My soul grew more excited about the possibilities.

I explored other healing modalities as my journey of teaching yoga, practicing meditation, and creating more peace and healing in my own life unfolded. I studied the chakra system and energy fields during my yoga training. The next logical step on my journey was to dive deep into the intricacies of the human anatomy.

I was fueled by my dedication to facilitate more healing for others. I became a licensed massage therapist and Reiki practitioner, which was my calling. I studied other healing modalities including hands-on bodywork and energy work, which are perfect complements to the services I offer. I have helped thousands of people like you feel better through therapeutic, relaxation massage and energy work. I create a safe, healing, sacred space at Whitley Therapeutix to aid in your healing and relaxation.

education & certifications

I became a certified Hatha instructor through Two Suns Rising Yoga in St. Augustine, FL in 2001. TSRY teaches the philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism, which is the study of dualistic and nondualistic schools of thought. This practice essentially boils down to: in life we strive to connect to the pure consciousness of ALL that is through both stillness and dynamic vitality, and through self-reflection and action.

I graduated from Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage and Advanced Bodywork (now known as: Florida School of Advanced Bodywork) in 2003 with a focused training in clinical and therapeutic massage. Shortly after, I opened my massage practice in Jacksonville Beach. I have received various certifications specializing in other healing modalities including: Cranial-Sacral Level I, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Massage, Thai Massage, Relaxing Face Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Assisted Stretching, Access Consciousness Bars, Foundations of Lymphatic Drainage, Acupressure Foundation I and Cupping.

In 2017 I became a Reiki Master through InnerChi. I have been practicing Reiki since 2004.

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"I feel so blessed to love what I do and do what I love."

A calling exists deep within me and lead me to the realization that I am here to be of service. I am inspired to help others find peace and ease in their lives. In what capacity took some figuring out, and I know there is still more to come. Stay tuned!

with gratitude,

Terese