A massage therapist since 1999, Moira has continued to develop her skills and techniques through various clinics and symposiums (see Professional Development). She is a Maitri BreathworkTM facilitator and ordained Minister of Walking Prayer through the Center for Sacred Studies. In addition to being a continuous student, Moira is also a teacher. For eight years she was a faculty member at her alma mater, Chicago School of Massage Therapy (CSMT), teaching all practical classes, lecturing, and mentoring in the school's student clinic.
Over the years, Moira has seen the profound connection between the spirit and body, and the emotional states carried within. She has always searched for a way to use the science of anatomy and bodywork to facilitate emotional and spiritual healing, and now uses the tools of energy work, spiritual healing, and energy coaching to deepen the healing process.
Her own healing begin in 2002 through a two-year Shamanic studies apprenticeship with Rainbow Journey, LLC. and has continued with an ongoing apprenticeship since 2017 with Mateo Magee, ceremonialist and author of Peruvian Shamanism, The Pachakuti Mesa. These journeys taught her tools for healing herself, but also give her insight into helping others on their own healing paths. In addition, Moira journeyed to Belize to study Maya spiritual healing and to the Center for Sacred Studies in California to learn about subtle energy, mediumship, and ministry which deepened her understanding of healing. It has been through all of these studies and more that Moira has learned how the body and the emotions it carries can work together to achieve health. Her work now incorporates this spiritual and emotional healing while working with the core of the body. In this way, Moira is able to treat the body as a whole, facilitating the connection between the body, mind, and spirit, empowering the individual's journey to find the balance within.
Owner of Shungo
Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Maitri BreathworkTM Facilitator
Ordained Minister of Prayer
Member: American Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
Member: Maya Arvigo International Association (MAIA)
Diploma: Chicago School of Massage Therapy 1999
B.A. Loyola University of Chicago 01/96