Brenda Fullick is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from Body Wisdom Massage School in Urbandale. She completed the flower essence practitioner training through Spirit-In-Nature Essences (http://www.spirit-in-nature.com).
Brenda is also a gardener who originally apprenticed with Registered Herbalist Trilby Sedlacek of Cedar Rapids, then went on to take regional herbal workshops with herbal rock stars like Matthew Woods (www.woodherbs.com) and Phyllis Light (www.phyllisdlight.com).
Brenda received her Reiki I and II attunements from Reiki Master Cindy Chicoine in Urbandale (http://www.healingpartners.biz) and was re-attuned by herbalist and Reiki Master Gayle Curtis (http://whispersherbal.com). She is a member of the Associated Massage & Bodywork Professionals, United Plant Savers and the American Herbalists Guild.
She holds a bachelor's of science in journalism degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and attended the graduate program in literary nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
A common theme in holistic health care is the idea that our minds, bodies and spirits are all connected. We can have a thought that causes an emotion, which then leads to an effect in the physical body. Massage can help release stored emotions that are held in our bodies and subconsciously affect the way we live our lives.
Brenda is interested in the way that repressed emotions can eventually show up as physical ailments. A handful (but growing number) of doctors and other healers worldwide are conducting contemporary research into this subject, relearning this ancient art of vibrational healing. If you'd like to explore how your physical pains may stem from emotional issues, she'd be happy to help you explore this.
As modern humans, we suffer a great deal of collective angst from our general disconnect from Nature. When we rekindle our sacred bond with plants, we can heal our bodies as well as our hearts. As powerful herbalist Rosemary Gladstar puts it: "Talking to plants is one way of talking directly to Spirit."