12 Jul Cinde Got Promoted! Algonquin Massage Therapist & Reiki Master
Cinde Got Promoted! Congrats!
Let me tell you more about this awesome woman, how much I love her, and how she earned it. When you read her rockstar resume and story, it’s awesome she’s hanging out here with us so much. I feel pretty dang lucky to have her in our roster. It’s hard to put someone’s life story into a few paragraphs, but, here goes!
If you’ve met Cinde, you can instantly tell she’s cut from a different mold. She’s been intuitive since she was very young, which lead her to seek out knowledge to unlock the potential of mind body and energy. A true lover of learning and exploring, she started with Psychology in college that lead to a career in the beauty industry in 1987. As a dual licensed Cosmetologist and Massage Therapist, she has had the opportunity to experience a wide range of methods to help people feel amazing and discover their inner beauty and peace.
In 1993, naturally progressing through her career, she started learning about her God-given talent and studied many different types of bodywork and healing energy methods. She immersed herself under the tutelage and internships of master healers from around world including Tibet, India, Caribbean and famous healing centers in the U.S. Seriously. After her initiation in the Himalayas by Tibetan yogis in 1994 she began teaching yoga. Only later did she began to incorporate massage as part of her artful intuitive therapy sessions and became one of the original therapists in Illinois to be grandfathered to liscensure. If it’s a well known and respected alternative medicine or healing modality, she’s probably studied it. And her passport book stamps are pretty cool to admire.
Cinde has completed certifications in Cranial Sacral, Reiki, Crystal healing, Shiatsu, and Thai massage, Aromatherapy, Tarot, and herbal studies. She specializes in helping facilitate client healing by combining these techniques. She furthered her education and received a degree in Health and Wellness in 2011 in order to inspire and help clients on a deeper level than just massage, including nutrition and coaching. Currently she is obtaining a personal training certification so she can continue to teach clients the skills for obtaining optimal health, joy and longevity in life.
In her personal time, she spends a lot of time working with native indigenous spirituality, holding women’s circles and sweat lodges, fire ceremonies and praying for our water. When she isn’t doing that, she is “game for anything life affirming adventurous and wild” ranging from meditating with Costa Rican river otters to riding her motorcycle, kayaking, and exploring the world.
Cinde, I love you, and I’m glad to have you with us. I’m love when our kids play together and that they see their Momma’s working hard helping people. I’m thankful for your therapeutic touch when I’m spazzing out, and for all your good energy woo-woo mojo you bring to our Spa.
Much love to all,
PS – Cinde & Paula finally convinced me to officially add Reiki to our massage menu! Reiki is a Japanese technique for spiritual and energetic healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. Allow our Reiki Masters Paula or Cinde to incorporate energy work into a healing session very different from traditional therapeutic massage.
PPS – Wonder what the Levels are all about? It’s how I recruit, retain, and reward talent! As they grow with our company, their prices go up. Everyone who performs well deserves a raise, don’t you think? Cinde’s prices go up by $4/hour starting Aug 1st, 2018