Stacey's interest in massage and holistic healing began as a child after her mother introduced her to to different kinds of alternative healing methods. When she was eight years old she observed while both her mother and brother received traditional healing ceremonies in a mud packed Hogan (a circular Navajo structure used either as a living space or for ceremonies) from an elderly Navajo medicine man who spoke only Navajo. From the time she was ten she received reflexology sessions from one of her mother's friends to help relieve migraines. Her mother also learned Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ancient healing art originating in Asia that utilizes a gentle fingertip pressure of specific points in specific patterns to assist in the release of energy blockages in meridians or energy channels of the body to improve health. She performed it on Stacey from time to time to alleviate various symptoms.
During her ballet and modern dance training in high school and college, Stacey received massages to help relieve aches and help her muscles stay supple. After graduating from UCLA in 1994 with a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures: Concentration in Dance, she decided to attend massage school and discovered she could foster her love of working with the body in a new yet complimentary pathway to dance.
Her sessions are intuitive, focused and nurturing. She has a deep respect for the body’s innate wisdom and for its integral connection to the mind. She may include breath awareness exercises, visualization and energy work as a part of any session. She may also recommend stretches and offer other supplemental material as she is passionate about wanting to help empower clients in their healing process.
Her somatic education includes over 600 hours of training. She completed a 500 Hour
Massage program at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), Culver City, CA in 1996.
Continuing education includes: Hot Stone Massage training at BSI, El
Segundo, CA in 1998, Sports massage with Russian teacher Victor Dence, Los
Angeles, 1999, Pranic Healing Institute for Inner Studies, Los Angeles,CA 2002,
Facial Massage with Val Guin, Los Angeles, CA 2008, Raindrop Therapy at IPSB,
Culver City, CA in 2008. Arvigo
Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy TM with Rosita Arvigo PhD., Belize, Central America, 2008 (80 hours of training total including
additional training in the US).
Her practical experience includes performing chair massage in corporate settings, work within Chiropractic offices, Day Spas and in a private practice.