Lisa Widdowson graduated from the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare of Herzing University. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2010 and specializes in pain relief, stress reduction, and therapeutic relaxation.
Lisa learned Touch for Health over several weekends in 2019.
Her curiosity began after a personal session of Emotion Code ended her shoulder pain; completely and apparently permanently. She was compelled to understand why and began studying the technique, resulting in her current use of the Nikken Kenko MagDuo magnet. She then found and learned Touch for Health Levels 1-4 over several weekends in that year, using this book, which, in her opinion, should be in everyone's library.
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In December of that year, she created her Ko-Luo Acupressure Point Balance technique to begin her massage sessions and once found that a magnet repelled against a client's Bladder meridian. This experience launched her into another search, culminating in the extensive study of Janice Bailey's BioEnergetic Basics, The Art of Dynamic Wellness with Goiz Biomagnetic Pairs. She is now in the process of getting this certification, thus needing the 20 clients to work with. Will you be the next one?!
She has been trained by Terri Kaus, Eric Stephenson, Dr. Pam Popper & Dr. David Bole, all nationally known educators in the fields of Kinesiology, massage therapy, nutrition, and acupuncture. She is certified in various modalities, most recently certified in Touch for Health and Lymph Massage for Detox. Her modality of choice is Contrast Therapy, which uses warm stones and cool marble to warm up the tissue and then rid it of inflammation. Other techniques employed include Acupressure, The Magic of Hot Stone, Myofascial Release (Deep Tissue), Pre-Natal (Pregnancy), Reflexology, Swedish, and Warm Bamboo. Lisa is also a member of the Nebraska chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association. Her website is LaVistaMassage.com and you can schedule online there.
Touch for Health is an assessment of imbalances and stress patterns in the body. Practitioners use muscle testing as a biofeedback tool to re-balance the body's muscles, systems and energy. This often results in a rapid, long-lasting solution to the pain and other symptoms that people tell her about. Basically, Lisa helps your body release stress and pain by re-balancing it, and then she uses massage as needed to keep it balanced.
In a Lymphatic Massage for Detox session, Lisa combines dry brushing and light, rhythmic drainage strokes with castor oil packs and reflexology. Ninety minutes is the perfect amount of time to allow for this deeply relaxing and cleansing experience. Lisa has also incorporated special techniques for post-surgical tummy tuck and liposuction patients, using their body's own watersheds to help drain the lymph.
Contrast Therapy is the basis of Lisa's "creme de la creme" or magnum opus signature modality. She uses acupressure, reflexology, and a Nikken MagDuo magnet to begin your session, then adds warm basalt stones to get your neck, shoulder and back muscles warmed up. Myofascial techniques are used on the requested areas of concern to provide pain relief. More warm stones surround the cool marble strokes, and it's off to LaLa Land (your deep relaxation place) for the duration of the massage. Lymphatic drainage, stretching and re-balancing instructions end your session in a most glorious way. This could quite possibly be the best 90 minutes of your month...every month.
Vladka McCalley in Bozeman Montana describes her session this way: "This unbelievable treatment that will leave you speechless, utilizes approximately 85 stones in varying temperatures and sizes. The heat from warm basalt stones penetrates deeply to help loosen and sooth tighten congested muscles. The cool marble stones are used to reduce inflammation; creating a balanced and rejuvenating treatment. Eastern and Western techniques are blended into a method of treatment that is nothing less than spectacular in recipient enjoyment and therapeutic results. The stones are placed along your spine, under your neck, hands, on your face on your chakras, on your feet, between your toes and use to massage your whole body with them from head to toe using luxury oil. The treatment is finished with gentle stretching and smudging with the sage, which cleans us from negative energy."
Lisa's positions in the past have helped others solve their computer challenges. She has created and designed databases for various industries, and taught clients how to most effectively use the resources available to them. She was publicly baptized as a Christian in 2001 and later graduated from Grace University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Leadership. In October 2020 she was diagnosed with Covid-19, was on a ventilator for about 2 weeks and has since been recovering and rebuilding her strength. During this time she has been creating protocols with Biomagnetic Pair Therapy for use when she is able to work again and has also learned how to make kombucha. Lisa grows microgreens and is a distributor of JuicePlus+ . She wholeheartedly recommends eating a "flexitarian" and organic, plant based diet with the Healthy Starts program. As a result of improving her own food choices, she is no longer suffering from symptoms of chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain (also known as fibromyalgia), insomnia or brain fog, and her kids rarely go to the doctor. She is an avid gardener and enjoys growing fruits and vegetables in her Tower Gardens.
Lisa lives with her family in LaVista, NE. She offers a unique blend of eastern and western massage modalities, heat therapies and essential oils to help her clients get what they want: More Energy and Less Stress. Truly, giving all the glory to our Creator, she believes that massage benefits the body, mind and spirit!
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