Diane Stakoe

"Awakening your full potential to heal, stay healthy and thrive!"

Diane Stakoe is Nationally Certified by the Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and Licensed in Massage and Bodywork Therapy with the State of North Carolina. She also holds certifications in Medical Massage, Acupressure, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy, Reiki, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Chair/Senior Yoga, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Plus-Size Yoga and Holy Yoga. Diane has also received a certificate of training for the Stephen Ministry program. A graduate of the Palmer Institute of Mas...

Diane Stakoe is Nationally Certified by the Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and Licensed in Massage and Bodywork Therapy with the State of North Carolina. She also holds certifications in Medical Massage, Acupressure, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy, Reiki, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Chair/Senior Yoga, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Plus-Size Yoga and Holy Yoga. Diane has also received a certificate of training for the Stephen Ministry program. A graduate of the Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, outside of Boston, MA, Diane 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.   In 2007, after moving to Raleigh, Diane was employed with Triangle Trigger Point Therapy until she then started her own practice in 2009. She also worked with UNC Rex Healthcare as a massage therapist and yoga instructor. She also taught gentle, therapeutic yoga at the Moving Mantra yoga studio in N. Raleigh from 2008-2012. Diane hasalso 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), Wake County School Systems, Holy Yoga Ministries, and The Church at Perry Creek. 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, and with her family.

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

NC # 7499

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

# 536006-07

Education
2007

Palmer School of Massage and Bodywork Therapy

750-Hour Massage Therapy

2012

The Body Therapy Institute

100-Hour Ralph Stephens Medical Massage Training

2014

Holy Yoga

95-Hour Teacher Training

1991

University of Miami, FL

Communications

2016

Holy Yoga International

Yoga Therapy

2007

Anahata Integrated School of Yoga Teacher Training

200-Hour Integrated Yoga Teacher Training

2016

Holy Yoga International

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

2015

Holy Yoga International

Chair/Senior Yoga

2017

Holy Yoga International

Plus-Size Yoga

Experience
Bodywork

Massage Therapist - Yoga Instructor

Rex Wellness Center - Raleigh, NC - 2010-2013

Trigger Point Therapist

Triangle Trigger Point Therapy - Raleigh, NC - 2007-2008

Sole Proprietor/Massage Therapist

8 years in a private practice offering medical, neuromuscular, deep tissue and therapeutic massage therapy, as well as energy healing and yoga therapy.

Yoga

Yoga Instructor - Gentle, Therapeutic and Restorative

Moving Mantra Yoga Studio - 2008-2012

Holy Yoga Instructor

Gentle/Therapeutic Yoga classes at Grace Community Church - 2014-2016

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Yoga services

by Anonymous on Mar 19
I like all of the body to be included in a massage. I like that Diane listens to what you want or need to have done and then addresses those things.
by suzanne on Mar 16
Diane is thoughtful and a very capable therapist! Recommend her highly to anyone with chronic or acute issues. Her skill is superior, she is always professional and office space is quiet and comfortable.
by Michael on Mar 07
Diane greeted me upon arrival at her office. She was friendly and asked good questions to determine the cause of my shoulder pain. She used the appropriate massage therapy and made suggestions for exercises and sleep position changes to help with my problem. My wife has been seeing Diane for quite some time and we are both impressed with her skills and knowledge.
by Ricky on Feb 20
always enjoy. Dianne is one of the best. Before she begins she always asks what and where is the problem areas and then concentrates on the specific area.
by Lauren on Feb 17
Wow! I don't even know where to begin with this review. I was a first timer, looking to receive Reiki and energy healing after hearing so really good things about it. I'm not from the area, so I googled and yelped and Diane's name came up. Based on the reviews from others, I thought she seemed like a good choice. Well I was 100% right. She was welcoming and kind as soon as I walked in and made me feel right at home. I was nervous to receive Reiki and wasn't sure what to expect, but she took the time to explain to me what was involved and made me feel as comfortable as possible. I was very skeptical and didn't think the Reiki was going to work, but it was an instant relaxation effect and I could really feel energy moving through Diane to me. Everything I saw and felt during my session was 100% spot on with how I was feeling in life. One thing I really appreciated was that Diane explained ways to balance my chakras and energy, sent me some Yoga Nidra, and even texted me with info about the essential oils she used. I will most definitely be back! Thank you, Diane, for an incredible first Reiki experience.
by Lauren on Feb 17
Wow! I don't even know where to begin with this review. I was a first timer, looking to receive Reiki and energy healing after hearing so really good things about it. I'm not from the area, so I googled and yelped and Diane's name came up. Based on the reviews from others, I thought she seemed like a good choice. Well I was 100% right. She was welcoming and kind as soon as I walked in and made me feel right at home. I was nervous to receive Reiki and wasn't sure what to expect, but she took the time to explain to me what was involved and made me feel as comfortable as possible. I was very skeptical and didn't think the Reiki was going to work, but it was an instant relaxation effect and I could really feel energy moving through Diane to me. Everything I saw and felt during my session was 100% spot on with how I was feeling in life. One thing I really appreciated was that Diane explained ways to balance my chakras and energy, sent me some Yoga Nidra, and even texted me with info about the essential oils she used. I will most definitely be back! Thank you, Diane, for an incredible first Reiki experience.
by Judy on Feb 08
Loved catching up with my friend, Diane, whom I haven't seen in quite a while; at the same time as getting a wonderful massage! Also, my feet loved their massage.
by Kathlene on Feb 04
Very happy with the listening, interaction. Diane is quite skilled and knowledgeable.
by Tali on Jan 31
My experience with Diane was powerful. I came to her after a long day at work and right away she removed the veil of stress I was carrying. She made space for my emotion and sincerely inquired of my needs for the session. She gave me a great massage for an old leg injury and her Reiki to release old patterns and supportive healing were surely God guided. I felt a real peace on my visit and would recommend her skills, warmth, authenticity and healing gifts to anyone. Thank you Diane!
by Anonymous on Jan 26
My overall health is greatly improved since I have been seeing Diane for massages on a regular basis. I can't say enough good things about her!

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