Diane Stakoe is Nationally Certified by the Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Licensed in Massage and Bodywork Therapy with the State of North Carolina, and also holds certifications in Me... more
Diane Stakoe is Nationally Certified by the Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Licensed in Massage and Bodywork Therapy with the State of North Carolina, and also holds certifications in Medical Massage, Acupressure, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy, Reiki, Hatha Yoga, Holy Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Chair/Senior Yoga Instruction.
A graduate of Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, outside of Boston, MA, she received her Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Miami, FL. Diane was introduced to massage and yoga in 1993, after living many years with chronic back pain. She felt almost immediate relief from the therapeutics of receiving regular massage and learning to practice a variety of yoga poses, stretches and breathing techniques. It has been the use of these preventative health care practices that has kept her out of pain ever since.
After over a decade of working in the field of marketing, Diane realized that she wanted more joy and fulfillment in her career, as well as the opportunity to help others find their path to wellness and self-healing.
In 2005, Diane embarked on her journey to becoming a massage therapist and a yoga instructor, which has allowed her to share with others the healing and revitalizing power of both. After moving to NC in 2007, Diane was employed with Triangle Trigger Point Therapy until starting her own practice in 2009. She also worked with UNC Rex Healthcare as a massage therapist and yoga instructor and taught gentle, therapeutic yoga at the Moving Mantra yoga studio in N. Raleigh. I have also had the pleasure of volunteering with the following organizations: HAWC (Help for Abused Women and Children), The Salvation Army, and the Circle of Hope (a support group for patients with Parkinson's Disease).
Diane continues to uphold the highest professional standards. In addition to her current certifications, she pursues continuing education on an ongoing basis to expand her skills in order to provide quality medical and therapeutic massage and yoga therapy to her patients and clients.
Outside of her work Diane enjoys spending time outdoors. She has volunteered with the following organizations: HAWC (Help for Abused Women and Children), The Salvation Army, the Circle of Hope (a support group for patients with Parkinson's Disease), Wake County Public Schools, Grace Community Church, Stephen Minisitries and most recently has accepted a position with Holy Yoga International Ministries (Holyyoga.net) on their Leadership Team. Diane lives with her husband, two daughters and terrier mix in North Raleigh. hide