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G. Jean Barany is a Certified Medical Assistant with a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University and is licensed by the State of Florida and Certified by the State of Indiana as a Massage Therapist. She received her license from the Florida College of Natural Health, completing her National Board Certification in 2000. Jean is a merit scholar of the Kevala Center in Great Britain where she obtained her Reflexology Diploma. She has been practicing Reflexology for 12 years and has become a member of AMTA and AOBT. In addition, Jean has been practicing massage and Ashiatsu for over 15 years.
Jean has enjoyed a long career watching amazing things happen in session with clients. She especially likes getting to the root of issues and offering self care knowledge to clients to ensure lasting results.
The environment at Ray of Light is exactly what Jean was searching for as well as the cooperative spirit of all the staff.
"Come join me at Ray of Light to experience a relaxing Swedish massage or Aloha from the Hawaiian Islands, with a Lomi Lomi massage. Need to reset and recenter? Then be sure to schedule a full Cranio Sacral treatment to help you balance your inner energy and reconnect, with yourself. In 2018, I will also be offering my exclusive SHAPE program, which combines Nutritional Counseling and Life Coaching, in a program as unique as you are. Don't Delay, make 2018 the Year of You! Call today to schedule your appointment and reshape your life in 2018."
Anna Smith is a certified massage therapist trained in Hawaii with experience in Swedish, Lomi Lomi, and Cranio Sacral. She also specialized in a water based therapy, called Aqua Cranial (coming soon!)
While studying for her her Master's degree in Nutrition, Anna became interested in the healing arts. The first technique she chose to learn was the Cranio Sacral from the Upledger Institute. Then, after moving to Hawaii, she trained as a massage therapist with a local healer and swam with dolphins (literally) for her day job. It was during this time, Anna was trained in Aqua Cranial (2,000 hours of training and practice). She hopes to bring this unique modality to Ray of Light!
Anna completed her Master’s degree in Nutrition in 2007 and is a Certified Nutritionist, and Life Coach. She specializes in promoting healthy habit change and personal empowerment, with focus on food intolerance and binge eating.
We are excited to have her join our team!
Josie Parks was introduced to Massage Therapy as a teenager, through Physical Therapy. She appreciated the nurturing relief Massage Therapy provided and immediately became intrigued. Josie graduated as a Massage Therapist with an advanced diploma in 2006, from The Center for Vital Living in Fort Wayne, IN. She learned a variety of services to offer her massage clients including Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release.
Josie has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2006 and she loves to learn new techniques every year, most recently adding Cupping and an introductory class to Craniosacral Therapy to her repetoire.
Josie joined Ray of Light after working at an area fitness facility to embrace her goal of a holistic experience for her clients and herself. Josie values that same holistic experience in her life outside of her career. She has been married since 2004 and enjoys organic foods, outdoor activities, and traveling with her husband and their dog.
Kris Laidlaw is a Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Aromatherapist and a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (HAHA). She was born and raised here in Elkhart, IN. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Ball State University in 1999.
During her education in psychology, Kris began to strongly connect the mind and body and became curious about a career in Massage Therapy. Kris graduated from the Center for Vital Living in Ft. Wayne, IN with a certificate in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She began her career in the salon industry and quickly found herself wanting to do more. Kris began developing a desire to get back into the behavioral health field for some experience and to combine her experiences with Massage Therapy with her education in Psychology. She began searching and after careful thought and planning, Kris made the announcement to her 400 + clients that she would be moving to Phoenix, AZ to work for a residential treatment center for troubled youth.
Her 3 + years in Arizona gave Kris a crash course in behavioral health, management, and the politics of the governing bodies. She experienced Reconnective Healing herself and began to develop a vision for a holistic healing center right here in Elkhart, IN. The vision includes assisting in revitalizing the community which raised Kris and taught her basic values and ethics of life. She put in her notice at the best and most challenging job ever and began making plans to move home. 6 months later she arrived. Less than 2 months after her arrival “Ray of Light Holistic Health” was born. We opened on February 12, 2007. In the past nearly decade of service to our community, Ray of Light has expanded into the building you see today. We have served over 11,000 clients and those numbers continue to grow each day. What a blessing to touch so many people's lives!
You are invited to share in the healing at Ray of Light and development of the vision. Please come in and look around. You never know what you may find interesting or helpful for you or someone you know.
The Truth? You don't have to! There are so many excellent therapists in our area! But if you DO choose us, here's what you get!
Our staff works collaboratively in an effort to offer you the most effective treatment plan possible while utilizing several healing modalities under one roof! Between our massage therapy team, acupuncturist, yoga teachers, the far infrared sauna, our handcrafted natural products and our alliance with multiple Chiropractic offices and wellness professionals, we offer what no one else in Northern Indiana can....many paths, many masters. You will find that our staff lack one thing, competition. We believe in serving the clients and our community. If what we have is not the right thing for you, we will refer you elsewhere or support your decision to seek other paths. While we do offer a wide variety of holistic products and services, our number one concern is aligning you with the support and guidance you need to walk your own path towards wellness.
We are a holistic healthcare center offering quality holistic services, education, and natural products which are affordable and accessible. Our vision is a center which supports positive energy exchange and provides a bolster to the current healthcare system through prevention and education.
Ray of Light Holistic Health, Inc. offers Certified Massage Therapy, Massage Cupping, Far Infrared Sauna, Aromatherapy Acupuncture, and a variety of modalities which fall under these titles. Below you will find the Biographies of our talented and professionally trained staff. Our team offers a continuum of care and we work closely with several chiropractors and healthcare providers in the community to provide a wide range of services and connections for those interested in taking charge of their health and wellness. While our services are not a substitute for traditional medicine, we offer complimentary services which inspire healthy choices, support healthy changes, and empower our clients and students to live their best life.
Often referred to as "The Hocus Pocus Place" and that we have "magical hands", our talented and experienced staff work hard to help you understand the sources of imbalance in your life and empower you to release the obstacles to your own health and wellness. Sounds magical doesn't it?
Ray of Light Holistic Health, Inc.
Jennifer Demerly is a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in Tui Na Chinese massage. She was born and raised in Skidway Lake, Michigan. She is an ordained Priestess with the Human Spiritual Church. She began her education at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago where she learned Tui Na, Shiatsu, and Thai massage. She graduated from Everest College in 2012 with her certification for Massage Therapy.
Her specialty in Chinese Massage Therapy lends support for those suffering from chronic conditions and is an excellent compliment to our Acupuncture services. She enjoys helping people get to the root of the imbalances in their bodies and spirit.
In her spare time Jennifer is very spiritually active and enjoys assisting others in exploring their spiritual paths.
The holistic environment at Ray of Light is just the right place for Jennifer to explore and practice her own self care.
Kevin Hieber completed his massage training in 1989 while obtaining his bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University. After college, in addition to working full time at Builder's Enterprise in Elkhart, he worked as a paramedic for several public and private ambulance providers in the evenings and on weekends. Having decided to expand his massage practice to include the new licensing in multiple states, Kevin recently returned to school for an additional 1000 hour training and has passed the MBLEX exam. He begins his services at Ray of Light in April 2017.
Kevin loves to spend time outdoors leading him to become a certified instructor trainer for both recreational and technical scuba diving, a certified cave diver, martial artist, yoga instructor, and personal trainer. He enjoys participating in triathlons, open water swimming, both road and mountain bike cycling, and even the Chicago Marathon. Given his background Kevin specializes in working with athletes providing therapeutic, deep tissue, cupping, and sports massage. He is also expanding his massage modalities to include Thai yoga massage and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi for a more relaxing experience.
Kevin will offer evening and weekend appointments for massage therapy. In the future, he may offer yoga classes at Ray of Light in the evenings and weekends.
Andrea Troyer is a Certified Massage Therapist and professional member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Indiana in November of 2014. She attended American College Massage School in downtown Elkhart and graduated in March of 2016.
She was first introduced to massage in 2010 when she joined a gym and received a personal trainer to help her lose weight. She began receiving monthly massage therapy sessions and found that she loved the benefits of these sessions. Andrea became interested in learning more. She wanted to facilitate these benefits for others through massage therapy.
Andrea plans to continue her professional development by learning new techniques and adding more modalities to her tool box. She desires happiness and health for everyone. When she is not at work she enjoys being outside, playing and watching sports, spending quality time with family and friends, and traveling to new places.
Ray of Light is a great fit for her because of the mission to equip people with the tools they need to help themselves feel better.
Rhonda Rhose travels with an invisible entourage. She hears and channels spirit guides. Known for an ability to cut through the fog and bring in higher viewpoints, her readings have long been touted as healing for the heart and mind. Rhose’s belief is that most spiritual guidance is an attempt by our soul, or our higher mind, to send us confirmation of our own connection with divinity as well as to provide solutions from outside the box. She has spent the last twelve+ years in an intense, spirit-led workshop exploring our awakening minds; how they work and how they are shifting and expanding, including new ways our soul-mind is working with us to clear the negativity from our ports of possibility. She outlines this process in her new book, Dreaming without Wings. She is also co-author of an older book, Magdalene’s Well, by Saga-Rhose.
Rhose has studied metaphysics, especially in terms of how the spirit world relates to us, the world of form, for the last 40+ years and has provided readings, both channeled and using tarot as a tool of thought-organization, for well over twenty years. Rhose’s ability to bridge the higher-realm concepts with that in our 3-D world will often hold the key to the locked doorways in our lives.
Rhose is at home in Granger, where she is also a certified Past Life Regression Therapist as well as a Reiki Master, but feels as though she is most effective bringing through the information provided by the spirit beings that guide us. She teaches the basics as well as advanced concepts in spiritual awareness and its pragmatic applications in the three-dimensional world.
Paul Enright graduated from the Midwest Center for Oriental Medicine with a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine in 1998. His training involved Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs and included an internship in China.
Paul is a TCM acupuncturist and specialize in pain management, neurological disorders, women's health, sports medicine (did his master's thesis on acupuncture and sports medicine working with Olympic athletes), digestive disorders, stress and anxiety issues, smoking cessation and addictions.
Paul also works with Oncology patients at Memorial hospital in South Bend, IN.
Read more about Paul and Acupuncture by visiting his website: www.acupuncturemichiana.com