Bethany Fancher

“Because you are alive, everything is possible.” - Thích Nhất Hạnh

I began my massage therapist career 25 years ago, I went to Heartwood Institute which was up a mountain by windy road from the small town of Garberville, CA. I had great teachers. At my school I learned Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, and Iyengar yoga, while also observing organic farming, permaculture design, and building a house with strawbale technigue, holistic learning and living.

Continguing to learn always, here is the list: Swedish massage, Deep Tiss...

I began my massage therapist career 25 years ago, I went to Heartwood Institute which was up a mountain by windy road from the small town of Garberville, CA. I had great teachers. At my school I learned Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, and Iyengar yoga, while also observing organic farming, permaculture design, and building a house with strawbale technigue, holistic learning and living.

Continguing to learn always, here is the list: Swedish massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Pre/Post Natal massage, Osteopathic training which includes : Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, and Muscle Energy techniques. 
   I will tailor a session to the needs of the individual. 
  • Stress relief ( do not under estimate what toll stress has on the body)
  • Immune system support
  • Lymphatic drainage for post surgery, injury recovery, flushing body of toxins-helps in pneumonia/bronchitis recovery.
  • Craniosacral therapy for adults and children- can help effect change in behavior, calm the nervous system for ADD, ADHD, Autism. Headaches, TMJ (jaw pain) relief. 
  • Pre and post natal massage for smooth pregnancy
  • Deep Tissue for moving through old scars, tight muscles
  • Myofascial work for unwinding pain patterns , rebalancing, scar tissue

I have practiced yoga for my own maintenance, also trained in capoeira and can speak some portuguese. Btw, I am a visual artist and play drums. I  have also massaged horses and various pets.

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Where I Work
Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

NY # 009725

Education
1991

Heartwood Institute

Massage Therapist

1997

Upledger Institute

Craniosacral Therapy

2016

The Osteopathic College of Ontario

Osteopathic Training

Experience
Bodywork

Cranioacral Therapy for Learning Disabilities

In 2015 I spent time with the Anand Foundation Hyderabad as the resident therapist doing craniosacral therapy for kids with various learning disabilities. "Ananda Foundation wishes to thank Bethany Fancher for helping children with learning difficulties through craniosacral therapy and massage therapy. We are indeed grateful to her for her selfless service and commitment to help patients." -Seetha Anand Vaidyam, Founder of Anand Foundation

Girls Learning Horse Massage Therapy

In 2014, I spent time with the Leg Up Foundation, a non-profit organization in India that facilitates programs to provide positive growth and healing through horse-related activities. I lead a horse massage workshop for the girls to learn how to massage the therapy horses. A word back from them: "Thank you Bethany for a great learning experience and a chance to find out the sweet spot for each horse, and for teaching us a different way to relate to our horses. They serve us so constantly, it was great to give back to them. We are also grateful for a better awareness of our own bodies and how we carry stress and how to release it! " "She taught us about our bodies first, and our own typical tension points and then related it to horses. "

Teaching Foot Reflexology to Kids

In 2010, 2011, and 2012 I spent time at an orphanage in Chandrakal, India, for HIV+ kids teaching art, yoga and self care like foot reflexology.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Pregnancy Massage
  • Mobile Mix and match
  • Mobile Craniosacral Therapy
  • Mobile Massage +Lymphatic Drainage
  • Mobile BethanyJean Modality™
  • Mobile Deep Tissue/Myofascial Therapy
  • Mobile Massage+Reflexology

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