Owner / Licensed Massage Therapist
I have lived in the Greater Portland area all of my life, and prior to becoming a massage therapist, I was in marketing and communications in "corporate America". I graduated from the Holistic Massage Therapy program at Spa Tech Institute in Westbrook, Maine, where I now am now a part-time Instructor. After graduating, I began work at Portland Massage Company and received advanced training in clinical techniques with MaryAnn Butts, LMT and Owner. Life took me on a journey to Aroostook County in 2015, and I began my own practice at Shallie's Place in Mars Hill. In January 2017, I opened my second space at Modern Beauty in Houlton, and between the two locations had created a full practice. Sudden change of circumstances in my life brought me back home to southern Maine where I practiced out of Spiritual Renaissance Center in South Portland, and Mind Body Soul Holistic Wellness Center in Cornish. After Mind Body Soul closed its doors, I moved to Parkview Salon in Cornish, and on July 1, 2019, I opened up my own holistic healing center in Cornish, Maine called The Sacred Self. The Sacred Self is a Center forHealing for the Mind Body + Soul and is located at 172 Main Street Cornish.
I am passionate about sharing the healing power of touch through providing massage and polarity therapy; and to help raise awareness of the Extraordinary benefits of massage, and the physical and emotional changes that take place when you have regular, skilled bodywork. From an economic standpoint, having regular massage therapy sessions is an extremely cost effective means of preventive health care, which is critical in this time of skyrocketing healthcare costs. Compare the cost of my 1.25 hour session fee of $75 where you leave feeling instantly better; then, add up how much your last 15-minute chronic pain doctors visits were, how much the prescriptions were, and how much relief you actually got....I gotta say, it's a pretty good return on investment into yourself.
My modalities include Swedish, Polarity, Myofascial, Trigger Point, Reflexology, Neuromuscular, Range of Motion and On-site Event Massage.
Jen Bonnett Heart Liberator
Jen has spent the last seven years working to liberate her heart, free her intuition, and come into a balanced space between her heart, mind, body, and Spirit. Her mission now is to share what she's learned about energy and heart liberation with YOU!
Jen has studied and worked with past life regression, Tarot/oracle cards, Reiki, kairomancy (working with signs and omens), deep self-care, and is a certified Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher (nature-based and earth-honoring energetic practices). Energy guidance is her passion and teaching and supporting others in working with their energy is where she focuses her work. Her background in non-profits and youth camping gives her a grounded, practical view of energy and how to work with it in your life. You can reach her via phone at (207) 751-4503 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jenbonnett.com, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Mark Van Loan
Men's Discussion Group
Mark Van Loan is a career technology professional currently working as a Network Engineer for a consulting company focused on helping municipalities build / expand broadband networks in their communities. Mark is a devoted father and poet with a strong interest in alternative spiritual practices and healing techniques. Mark spent time studying at the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine and this experience resonated deeply, calling him forward on a path of self-discovery and awareness. Mark believes deeply in the interconnectedness of all things and is preparing to attain Reiki I and II certifications in the fall of 2020.
Shannon Van Loan
Licensed Massage Therapist
I a thrilled to have joined Diana in this amazing center for well being - and have now been here since August of 2019. I am eager to share my work with everyone that needs it and, or desires it. In the past 6 months I have learned so much on how consistent bodywork can really help maintain your health both physically and mentally. I graduated from Spa Tech Institute from the Therapeutic Massage program and specialize in deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial release, stretching and range of motion. My goal is to help people get back to and maintain a healthy state of mind, body and spirit. I look forward to working with this community and sharing any type of relief or piece of mind. Everyone deserves this level of self care. It is important to remember yourself along the way.
Graham Connolly is a Reiki Master, Shamanic Practitioner, and certified Cranial Sacral Therapist (CST I & CST II) with the Upledger Institute. The shamanic practice was built upon graduation from the original 2-year Apprenticeship and Advanced workshops with Evelyn Rysdyk and Allie Knowlton of Spirit Passages (Spirit Passages website). During that 2-year program techniques learned included power animal connection, pattern extraction, soul retrieval, experiencing the death process and leading souls to the Light of God (or whichever deity you choose to express that Divine presence or guidance).
In terms of mediumship Graham has followed the path to validate Continuity of Life and is credentialed as a Certified Medium with the National Spiritualist Association of Churches (NSAC). Other credentialed certificates with NSAC include Ordained Minister, National Spiritualist Teacher and commissioned healer.
Graham prioritizes the spiritual and secular welfare of mankind. Consequently being of service to the community is paramount. He is also very involved with the International Spiritualist Federation (ISF) and gets to meet many excellent workers of Spirit from around the world. He has also worked with, and experienced healings, from shamans of Ecuador and Peru.