Pain Reduction Strategies & Healthy Immune Function Facilitation
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Since 1995, Judy Vanderbeck, LMT, CMLDT, INHC, is a full-time, PA Licensed, Professional Massage Therapist with Advanced Certifications in Holistic Reflexology, Manual Lymph Drainage and Holistic Health Coaching.
in 1985 Judy received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources Administration. She received her first certification in Massage Therapy in January 1995 from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. She has since studied nationally and internationally. Advanced Certifications include: Holistic Reflexology of the Face, Ear, Hand & Foot from the Laura Norman School of Holistic Reflexology and Vodder Method Manual Lymph Drainage form Klose Training. Other advanced trainings include Sports Massage, Healing Touch Therapy, Ortho-Bionomy, the Meir Schneider Self–Healing Method and much more.
As a Therapeutic Massage Therapist, Judy often combines techniques in a session to create a session specific to your needs. By creating a dialogue with the muscle the appropriate pressure is used to facilitate better movement and balanced function with sustained release from stress & chronic pain. Judy also assists interested customers with tools for functioning with better alignment. Non-toxic products are used in her studio.
Certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in 2015 from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Judy helps busy professionals achieve greatness with tools to "feed the whole self". This includes taking small steps toward boosting immune function and transitioning toward a more non-toxic lifestyle.
Well known for 21 years as “Vanderbeck Massage Therapy”, her business is rebranded, now named “Vanderbeck Integrative Therapies”, to represent her growth and the integration of her services.
Other Interests include: Alexander Technique & Essentrics exercise, the energetics of gemstones, non-toxic products for the home and body, essential oils & Homeopathy, dancing & out door activities, meeting new people and traveling.
A message from Judy
My life experience with successfully recovering from injury has definitely influenced the massage style that I have developed of integrating more than one modality to facilitate a client’s better functioning. Just as my success at reinventing myself to discover what career I’m best suited for and successfully healing from stage-3 Lyme disease & systemic Yeast has greatly influences how I go about supporting others in making their own life transformations and in fulfilling their heart-felt goals.
My own successful self-healing journey has inspired me to support others in taking empowering steps, even beyond massage therapy, toward achieving pain-free living and in fulfilling their dreams through balanced immune function and a less toxic lifestyle. Healing on all level ultimately boils down to recognizing that how things go for us is largely influenced by our own life choices.
After four years of corporate jobs it was the gift of a lay-off that ultimately set me free on the path to massage therapy as a career and a lifestyle! I now felt challenged and free to re-examine my life goals and find out what I really wanted to do. I asked for God’s guidance daily… After several weeks off I connected with just how sick I’d become: with chronic diverticulitis, hypoglycemia, a chronic respiratory condition and hospitalization for exhaustion. What I wanted to be was WELL! I realized that I was so totally thrown off balance emotionally, physically and spiritually by staying in a work environment that was totally a wrong fit for me, I vowed to myself that I would never allow myself to keep choosing to do anything that made me sick again! I instinctively knew that there would be little resistance in my path once I got back on course.
Four years of fun, gainful self-discovery, pursuing only things which came easily and which made me feel fulfilled, finally landed me on the doorstep of massage school. Everything came together for me and for the first time I realized that I was on the right course. I had successfully reinvented myself to create a lifestyle that suits my values and helps me maintain healthy balance in life.
Recognizing the healing power of the right combination of massage and movement, I applied the various techniques and over about a 4-year period I rid myself of all the symptoms I had sustained from car accidents & other traumas, such as chronic pain, stiffness, & muscle spasms, as well as numbness from herniated discs and concussion symptoms. – A real testament to the power of working with the body in a gentle, systematic way.
I learned the biggest lesion about how to take charge of my health when in the mid 2000’s I was diagnosed with stage-3 Lyme disease, which was progressing rapidly into the nervous system, Two years following a 56-day IV therapy I still wasn’t well. Determined to restore my immune system I switched to eating strictly whole foods especially greens five days a week which led me to discover I had systemic Yeast! After four months of following Yeast cleanse my micro-biome was brought back into balance, killing the yeast. And when the Yeast died every last Lyme symptom left with it! My nervous system had been restored from the affects that the Lyme disease and the IV therapy had on it. With no traditional medical advisor to guide me following the IV therapy, it took me at least seven years to recover. I did it by listening to my inner wisdom!
While in the healing process from Lyme I was acutely aware, more than ever, that the exposure to chemicals weakened me. I found that I was greatly strengthened my ridding my home environment of as many chemical as possible and by making my own products for cleaning. And the nest step was to improve the quality of the body-care products I use. I now use only Swiss formulated skin-care & make-up products which follow European production standards. Since toxicity in the home comes from many sources and can lead to illness just as poor food choices can, I continually look for healthier options for my home environment.
Two years after completing this magnificent healing transformation with food and non-toxic environment, a quest for healing from the effects of the death of my Father ultimately led me to enroll at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Learning the science behind healing with food was validating. And the healing I sought came from being absorbed in the process of integrating healthier food choices with the steps taken to create more balance in all other aspects of life.
In order to enjoy a sustain living a fulfilling, vibrant life we must listen to our inner wisdom and feed the WHOLE self. By supporting our physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic aspect we become more fulfilled in a more balanced way. Paying attention to how we feel about our job, friends, our physicality, how things are going for us, etc can give us vital information and lead us to discover the cause and a solution. Chronic illness does NOT have to be an inevitable state of being.
Pain-free physical function is all about movement…
Health is all about “feeding” the whole self"...
Optimize your function inside and out and achieve your full potential!
Are you ready to move past what is holding you back physically from achieving your goals?
Reach Out… I will help you!
I wish you vibrant Health.