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Joanna Cashman LMT, RN, E-RYT, MFA

Massage Therapist and Movement Specialist

Joanna is a graduate of The BodyMechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage in Olympia, WA where she studied clinical treatment massage for pain and injury recovery. A former modern dancer, Joanna has a keen interest in keeping dancers and athletes at peak performance. She has found that the wisdom of Eastern and Western healing modalities complement each other beautifully to support optimum health for body, mind & spirit. 43 years of experience as an RN has given her insight into the relationship between high stress levels and chronic disease. She is delighted with her second career as a licensed massage therapist and is eager to support you in maintaining your health. 

 

Approach to TX

Joanna’s massage training at BMSMM also included Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and reflexology. Her approach to massage is multidisciplinary and multi-cultural. She studied Chinese Acupressure at the Boston Center for Healing Arts and Acutonics meridian therapy with acupuncturist Judy Bernard. She also trained in Chinese cupping therapy and is a Usui-Holy Fire II Reiki Master. Her Acutonics work includes the use of multi-frequency tuning forks to stimulate acu-points, optimize the immune system, facilitate release of muscle spasms, and address a wide variety of medical and psycho-spiritual issues. Her approach to balancing the chakra energy system integrates Reiki, Acutonics and muscle massage techniques for a truly holistic experience. 

Joanna’s “Movement as Medicine” sessions offer a broad spectrum of therapeutic interventions. She creates highly personalized practices that draw from the disciplines of Radiant Health Yoga, Posturology, Neurodevelopmental Movement, Tai Chi Ten, and functional movement exercises.

“Promoting holistic health is my greatest passion. I love creating treatment plans that combine massage and movement strategies that meet your unique needs and goals.”

Education

  • The BodyMechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage in Olympia, WA
  • Acutonics Practitioner Level II
  • Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Arizona State University
  • BA Humanities from Thomas Edison University 
  • RN Nursing diploma – Somerville Hospital School of Nursing

Advanced training 

  • Registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 hour level
  • Certified teacher of  the Bill Evans Neurodevelopmental Dance Method
  • Certified Dancing Mindfulness facilitator
  • Chinese cupping therapy
  • Usui-Holy Fire II Reiki Master

Outside of work

Joanna is an ecstatic dance DJ, who participates in free form expressive dance as often as possible. The beauty of nature rejuvenates her soul and she frequently paddles, hikes and rides her bike into the medicine of Mother Nature.