Meet Debbie

Hello!

 

Born and raised in Chicago by best parents ever, we moved to St. Pete, Florida when I was 18.  I consider myself a Floridian now since I use “ y’all” exclusively to “you guys”.

I worked for a well known Chiropractor for 7 years, running the office and earning my Massage Therapy license on the side.  I started my own Massage business in Tierra Verde, Florida called Island Massage Therapy in 1995 at the age of 27. That later morphed into a salon/spa business that I had for 20 years all total.  During that time my BFF and I signed up for a Leukemia Society Century (100 mile) Bike Ride where I met a ridiculously cute lawyer/cyclist. I promptly fell in love and moved to Land O’ Lakes, Florida.  We married and I now have a practice in Lutz, FL and a bloodmobile.  More on that later. 🙂

I’m an anatomy geek and have taken countless classes all over the world: Thai Yoga, Stephens Method, Lomi Lomi, Craniosacral, Myofascial, Neuromuscular, just to name a few.  My goal is to listen to what you have to say, and pick what YOU need as opposed to just using one method for everything.  You will likely need a mashup of all the tools in my tool box. Because why? Because we are all unique snowflakes.  

I believe in movement!  I am a Level 1 Certified CrossFit Coach and a really beautiful, deep squat makes me swoon.  But that’s not always where one can start.  I love movements that meet you where you are.  Yoga and mobility work can do that and so can CrossFit and weight training.  I teach Yoga and Mobility work virtually through this website, because there is a large need out there for easily accessible movement that maximizes ranges of motion. Things you can do if you are in a wheelchair or if you are an Ironman.  You can’t always get to a class, but your body shouldn’t suffer for it.   I’m currently studying  FRC Functional Range Conditioning and Kinstretch and hope to be certified by the time you read this.

I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease (an auto-immune disease that annoyingly, wants to destroy your thyroid. I mean seriously, who has time for that?).  I’m on the warpath about it and I am deep diving into all the remedies to fight the tide of that.  Nutrition, Meditation, Movement are all components that will help heal. It takes a village and I want to help others with autoimmune disorders while I help heal my body.  We get better together.

Two years ago I started the largest Pinterest Project known to womankind.  My Husband, Daddy and I renovated a vintage, One Blood Bloodmobile into a RV.  Feel free to act confused, everyone does.  Her name is Clara Belle.  She has completely captivated us and we love to pile the dogs in and take her on road trips.  Currently, we are section hiking The Florida Trail.  We love being in the wilds of Florida,  just hanging out and decompressing.  It has been so much fun and we are always the most unique set-up in the campground.  Clara Belle has her own blog at www.Clarabelleblog.wordpress.com

Join me on the road to more fun, education, happiness and bodywork

 

I have received massages all over the world. None, and I cannot stress the word none enough, have been anywhere near as good as the massages I receive from Debbie. She is, in a word, GREAT! I have never experienced the level of relaxation that I feel when I leave Debbie after a massage. And she is also a good person. Witty and conversant in a wide range of topics. I’ll not be going to anyone but Debbie.

-Robert Shadowens
Client

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