Michael Gill, LMT, CRMT

Healing Therapies

About Michael

My Approach
As a bodyworker and energy healer, I see each person as a unique individual with a distinctive story and background.  At the same time, I also recognize each person's place in the broader patterns of life and collective whole.  When we are calm and relaxed, we all have the ability to connect with our inner guidance and the flow of creation.  As such, my role is to listen to the person, the body, and the spirit and assist each individual in connecting with their true essence, the divine, and nature.  It is my belief that when one feels heard, one feels safe and invites the gift of compassion, understanding, and healing into their presence.  I am honored to share my knowledge, experience, intuition, and spirit in the service of all my sessions.

 


My Path
I have been a practicing healer for over 25 years.  During this time, I have learned various forms of Energy Healing, including Reiki, Unlimited Body®, and Classical Shamanic Healing from a diverse group of individuals across the United States as well as in Belize and Guatemala.  In order to bring greater compassion, peace, and balance into the lives of others as well as to our local and global communities and to the Earth, in 2017, I decided to become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT).  Then, in 2018, I became a John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® and a Jin Shin Do® Acupressure practitioner.  I believe that, in order to find true balance in life, each person requires a network of support, which includes a variety of wellness practitioners.  As an energy healer, I have been honored to touch the lives of many people and wanted to expand my assistance to others through additional healing modalities.  So, I embarked upon the path of massage and acupressure.  With all this in mind, I promise my clients and myself that I will continue to search for meaningful ways to be of such service.  

I currently offer Swedish Massage using Neuromuscular Technique.  I am also an accomplished Energy Healer using a variety of techniques.  Recently, I received extended training in Jin Shin Do® Acupressure and the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® and will continue to expand my learning in these modalities in 2021.

Life Experiences
After 9 years in the United States Army, I worked for over 20 years as a horticulturist, which gave me a profound experiential relationship with plants, the Earth, and many of nature's processes.  I also have a Master's Degree in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh with a specialization in Medical Anthropology and Ethnobotanic Studies.

My spiritual practice guides my worldview, my actions, and my desire to assist others.  Since I was a teenager, I have considered myself a philosophical Taoist.  In 1994, I was initiated as a Classical Shaman.  I have been practicing meditation, trance, and daily nature observation for over 25 years.

In my spare time, I garden, write, hike, take nature photos, read, and am learning Italian.
I am also currently working on a Native Medicinal Plants of Virginia database and Materia Medica

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