NC License #09643

Piper Ellis

About

My path to becoming a massage therapist began as a search for personal wellness.  While in college I began a yoga practice that continues today. After college I continued my path to wellness learning more about nutrition, herbal supplements, and bodywork. I began to receive massage on a regular basis and study various techniques. At this point my curiosity and personal path to wellness began to blossom into a personal hobby. I began to attend classes and seminars to expand my own knowledge.


After moving to Boone I met two amazing therapist who soon became mentors encouraging me to peruse my licence as a massage and bodywork therapist.  I attended The Whole You School of Massage therapy & received my licence in 2009. Since receiving my massage therapy licence I have also completed the DONA International requirements for Birth & Postpartum Doula.  
I have also continued my education through classes in various Myofascial Therapy techniques.

My favorite massage to give is a 90 minute massage using essential oils. Each massage is custom to the client receiving the massage & their needs. This amount of time gives the client time to relax & release tension in the mind & body.

Areas of Study

MASSAGE TRAINING:

 

2017: 3 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Ethics of Communication with Vivki Peltz, Boone, NC

2016: 8 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Myofascial Therapy for Shoulders and Arms with Eli Peltz, Boone, NC

2015: 3 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Infant Massage with Sharon Burch, Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, Online Education

2014: 16 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Myofascial Therapy, Joint Systems of the Body with Eli Peltz, Boone, NC

2013: 6 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Myofascial Therapy, Ribcage: Exploring the Magic of Breath with Eli Peltz, Boone, NC

2013: 16 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Myofascial Therapy, Joint Systems with Eli Peltz, Boone, NC

2013: 3 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Standard V Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships for Massage Therapist, Joint Systems with Vicki Peltz, Boone, NC

2011: 4 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Ear Hand and Foot Reflex Acupressure with Karen Zaharatos, M Ed, LMT, ACR, Online Education 

2011: 6 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Neck Work Off the End of the Table, with Brett Rogers, Asheville, NC

2011: 3 NCBTMB Approved Hours in Massage Therapy Roles and Boundaries with Michael Perce, Online Education 

 

 

DOULA TRAINING:

2010: 8 Hours, Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas with Ann Tumbling, LCCE, FACCE, CD (DONA), Boone, NC

2010: 16 Hours, Labor Support (Birth Doula), with Ann Tumbling, LCCE, FACCE, CD (DONA), Boone, NC

 

2010: 8 Hours, Lamaze International Specialty Workshop: Supporting Teens in the Childbearing Years with Mary Jo Podgurski, RNC, EdD, LCCE, FACCE, Boone, NC

 

2009: 27 Hours, DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop with Debbie Young, BA, CD (DONA), PCD (DONA), LCCE, Boone, NC 

 

2008: 3 Hours, Supporting the Breastfeeding Mother with Melanie T, Boone NC

Testimonials 

Piper has a way of making you feel completely relaxed from the moment she enters the room. Maybe it’s her nurturing personality, maybe it’s her joyful demeanor. Either way, Piper truly listens to your body and goes above and beyond to ensure the vibrations in the room are set in place for you for a truly uplifting experience 

K. Platt

Boone, NC

Pregnancy Massage:  I am currently 34 weeks pregnant and I had the pleasure of receiving a side lying massage from Piper.  This is my 2nd pregnancy,  I have received many massages in, out and all along the way of pregnancy.  

Piper felt completely at ease with the symptoms I was presenting,  talked to me about what her own intuition suggested,  which helped me and my body feel more at ease.  Her experience as a mother who's been through several pregnancies herself and back ground in the doula field make Piper the ideal massage therapist for those who are pregnant, wanting to convenience or are in postpartum.  I can't wait to recommend her to my friends.  Thank you Piper for creating such a nurturing experience.   

M. Ward

Boone, NC

My experiences at the are Collective at Shear Shakti are always amazing because Piper Ellis is a true healer. This isn't a run-of-the-mill massage. Piper takes the time to know her client's needs and to get feedback throughout the process. She is intuitive, sensitive, and supportive. I have gone to her for a range of reasons from relaxation and stress relief to debilitating muscle pain. In any situation, I've left feeling better. Piper has taken the time to show me stretches to help my overall health and specific ailments. Piper keeps up with current trends and training, but she appreciates tradition. She creates a genuine relationship with her clients because she's truly interested. Shear Shakti seems to be a good home for Piper, and the staff there is always pleasant, helpful, and accommodating.

L. Gregory

Boone, NC

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