Gerry Stowers

  • VA License #: 0019004116
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Everywhere you go ... there you are ! Make the most of your moments and LIVE to GIVE !

Professional Summary

Accomplished and motivated professional with over 14 years of experience in Healing Arts. Self-starter and passionate about the physical, emotional and spiritual health for the individual. Respected and goal oriented I pursue many interests in
developing new skills to deepen the Healing Arts practice.

Experience

Owner of Meditation in Motion LLC September 2003-Present 217 East Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24401

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Professional Summary

Accomplished and motivated professional with over 14 years of experience in Healing Arts. Self-starter and passionate about the physical, emotional and spiritual health for the individual. Respected and goal oriented I pursue many interests in
developing new skills to deepen the Healing Arts practice.

Experience

Owner of Meditation in Motion LLC September 2003-Present 217 East Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24401

  • ●  Talk with clients about symptoms, medical history, and desired results for massage sessions.

  • ●  Palpate clients before each session to structure muscular and energetic needs for each individual session

  • ●  Manipulate muscles and/or other soft tissues of the body using many techniques which include Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, hot stone therapy, shiatsu, craniosacral therapy, and Reiki

  • ●  Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, meditation/relaxation, and ways to improve and sense postural habits

  • ●  Document client’s condition and progress

  • ●  Request feedback after each session to ensure client satisfaction

Managerial Experience (2003-2006) as Yoga/Pilates Studio Owner of Meditation in Motion
219 West Beverley Street Suite 206 Staunton, VA 24401

  • ●  Co-managed studio with Todd Parker to develop quality mind/body/spirit classes

  • ●  Redesigned an old schoolhouse building floor into a dance/mindful movement

    space

  • ●  Marketed the promotion of studio classes and special events in television, radio,

    and newspaper advertising

  • ●  Hired outstanding teachers for yoga, Pilates, Nia, Meditation, Belly Dancing,

    African Drumming and Massage/Shiatsu practitioners

  • ●  Taught private classes on Pilates Reformer, Cadillac, Chair

  • ●  Provided Massage Therapy sessions

  • ●  Maintained proper amount of studio supplies for classes and students

  • ●  Developed local business/school relationships to promote the studio’s mindful

    movement emphasis. Teachers would bring yoga/meditation offsite to schools

    and local college

  • ●  Directed office staff to run payroll, manage teacher schedules, employee

    documentation and ensure good communication customer feedback

  • ●  Started Yoga teacher Training from Yogaville in our Studio

  • ●  Planned weekend seminars/trainings in Breathwork and Reiki

    Massage Therapist (Jan 2014-July 2016)

Cedar Stone Spa and Massage School Harrisonburg, Va

  • ●  Perform variety of spa services (body treatments, massages, facials) in a safe, comfortable manner

  • ●  Applied hot stone therapy protocol in each massage session

  • ●  Maintained equipment and inventory of products

  • ●  Responded to relevant customer queries, needs for best possible wellness

    outcome

  • ●  Upheld hygiene standards and followed health and safety regulations

  • ●  Participated in off site massage events to promote spa

  • ●  Actively pursued more education in hot stone massage curriculum and kept up to

    date on new spa technique

    Massage Therapist (Dec. 2015-May 2016) Synergy Physical Rehab Verona, Virginia

  • ●  Provide therapeutic massage to physical therapy patients as directed and supervised by treating therapist

  • ●  Coached some physical therapy clients in pilates/yoga rehabilitation exercises using foam roller, tennis ball, and bands

  • ●  Taught yoga once a week after work

  • ●  Promoted massage to Physical therapy clients for health maintenance goals

  • ●  Communicated with Health Management firms on work compensation massage

    client cases

  • ●  Participated in weekly team meetings

    Spanish Teacher (August 1994-Sept 1996) Stuarts Draft High School and Middle School Stuarts Draft, VA

  • ●  Inspired pre-teens and teenagers to communicate orally and in writing the Spanish language

  • ●  Developed lesson plans and instructional activities to stimulate Spanish language retention

  • ●  Evaluated student performance in oral and written quizzes and tests

  • ●  Participated in student-parent conferences

  • ●  Collaborated with Spanish Department on performance goals for Spanish students

    in middle school and High School

  • ●  Organized trip to Cancun, Mexico for additional Spanish immersion opportunities

  • ●  Cheerleading Sponsor

    Education

    Jung Tao School of Acupuncture (August 2016-projected graduation of August 2020) Boone, North Carolina

  • ●  In pursuit of another degree within holistic medicine where there is consideration of the whole individual rather than the illness to improve wellness.

  • ●  Study theories of Yin/Yang and Qi (Vital Energy) to diagnose illness

  • ●  Develop knowledge of Meridians and specific point locations along its pathways in

    body to properly point locate and restore Qi level in body with fine needles

  • ●  Learn Anatomy, Physiology, Biomedicine, Tai Chi movement, and Pathophysiology

  • ●  Intake of health information thru pulse and tongue diagnosis

  • ●  Utilize other methods to promote Qi balance such as moxibustion, cupping, and

    acupressure

  • ●  Participate in clinical internship to foster our patient communication skills and

    receive hands on experience in diagnosing patients’ needs and plan. 200 Hour RYT Certificate: Yoga Teacher Training

    Graduation August 2014

    4025 Yoga, The Center for Yoga Teacher Training & Yoga Education Richmond, VA

    Certified Reiki Master Teacher

    September 2006

    Communities of Peace: Gerry Eitner Warrenton, VA

    Issued Board of Nursing Certified Massage Therapist 0019004116

    September 2002

    Commonwealth of Virginia Richmond, VA

    Massage Therapy School

    Aug 1999-Aug 2002

    Virginia School of Massage Charlottesville, VA

    Certified in Pilates MAT and Equipment Training April 2002
    Balanced Body Studio: Cynthia Clark Charlottesville, VA

    Volunteer organizations:

    Augusta Health Hospice Massage/Reiki Volunteer
    Sept. 2010- Present
    Depending on each patients' circumstance we are there to provide loving touch and presence during their end of life transition. We hold the space for listening compassionately with both our hands and ears to ease any anxiety, tension, and pain.

    Faquier County Hospital

Warrenton, VA
Reiki Volunteer September 2009-December 2009 Provided Reiki to Mother’s post birth

Additional Trainings: Shinpiden Reiki Level 3

April 2012
International House of Reiki Reston, VA

Instructor: Frans Steine

Oncology Massage
October 2012
Edgar Cayce Reilly School of Massage Va Beach, VA
Instructor: Lauren Muser Cates

Manual Lymph Drainage Massage Charlottesville, VA 2013 Instructor: Juul Bruin

Mindfulness for Massage Therapists May 2015
Charlottesville, VA
Instructor: Tracey Moon

Reflexology 1
Edgar Cayce Reilly Massage School Jan 2016

Instructor: Juliebeth Mezzy

Certified in Crani0Sacral Therapy I & Healing from the Core: Grounding and Healthy Boundaries
Sep 2007
Upledger Institute Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Instructor: Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

Professional Organizations:

American Massage Therapy Association Member ID 1277178 Member since 2012

International Center for Reiki Training Reiki Membership Association
Member since 2006
William Rand 

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Licenses
Massage

VA # 0019004116

REVIEWS for my Spa, Bodywork, or Skincare services

by Jane on May 11
It is always perfect
by Heather on May 05
Gerry is so attentive to individual issues and works out all the obvious AND hidden kinks! She combines multiple techniques to offer the most complete massage for each client. I am totally hooked!
by Thomas on Mar 10
As always, I had a great experience. Thank you Gerry!
by Kathy on Mar 08
Gerry always goes above and beyond to assess my physical therapy needs and makes sure that I'm back up and running by the end of the session!!
by Karen on Feb 20
The experience I had at Meditation in Motion Massage was such on overwhelmingly positive one and like no other massage experience I have had. Gerry has a true gift for creating a calmness in environment, body and soul. Prior to my appointment she took the time to interview me in detail about the physical and emotional issues which prompted me to seek out her services. Gerry combined massage with Reiki, the Japanese technique for stress reduction, to give me a personalized experience that was far superior to other massages. It left me wishing that everyone could experience her amazing technique! Karen from Staunton
by Jennifer on Feb 20
Gerri is always amazing and always knows what to with my back. I highly recommend her I have been going to her for more than 6 years. AMAZING!
by Lainie on Feb 19
Gerry's studio is beautifully decorated, is warm and welcoming, is the perfect temperature, and is centrally located in downtown Staunton. She is quite professional and clearly enjoys her work. Gerry asked me initial questions about my health and goals for the massage, and she spent a full 90 minutes working on the specific areas I'd mentioned. The massage was relaxing and comforting on a cold and rainy afternoon.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Spa

  • Couples Massage
  • Other
  • Body Salt Scrub
  • Facial Massage
  • Therapeutic Exfoliating Foot Soak

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Deep Tissue
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Reiki
  • Deep tissue/Swedish/hot stone
  • processing fee
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Chair Massage

Skincare

  • Other

Coaching

  • yoga/Pilates