It has been my pleasure to have had many massages by Lauren Leistner. And this Tuesday evening, I had been very sore from Belly Dancing Class; Lauren created healing space for me, listened to what I felt my body needed, and delivered a massage that has stayed with me all week. I recommended Harmony Farm for massage every day. SAM
Healing Arts Professionals
Our People Truly Make A Difference
Harmony Farm is blessed to offer some of the area’s most talented therapists, practitioners and teachers. Our independent contractors truly make a difference in the lives they touch.
Lori Angel, LMT
Lori is a graduate of the Dayton School of Medical Massage and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. Her work includes swedish massage, hot stone therapy, pregnancy massage and deep tissue work. She is trained in anatomy, physiology of massage, clinical massage and massage procedures and techniques. She studied Biology and Nursing at Wright State University.
“My massage incorporates a relaxing flow with varying degrees of pressure for a relaxation or deep tissue massage.”
Rick Beck, LMT
Richard is a graduate of SHI Integrative Medical Massage School and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. He has additional training in Tui Na, lymphatic mapping, massage for trauma, USA sports massage, pre and post event sports massage, repetitive use injury massage, ethics and professionalism, and is an Amma massage practitioner.
“I am privileged to work at Harmony Farm. I believe the atmosphere here makes one feel 100% relaxed. It is the closest to utopia that I’ve experienced.”
Ronda Bennet, LMT
Ronda Bennet, LMT, NMT, is a graduate of The Dayton School of Medical Massage and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. She works in swedish and deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapies, myofascial therapies and energy work.
Massage therapy in my opinion is one of the most beautiful, healthy, and honorable techniques one could do to take care of oneself. I have journeyed down many different paths throughout my life, and the path I am on with massage therapy, intertwined with the elements of Harmony Farm, and the different walks of life, in the clients I treat; has been a very deep, spiritual, loving, journey. All of this too, wouldn’t be possible without also including the amazing colleagues I am truly blessed to work with here. I pray our paths cross, and when they do we can be glad and rejoice that our lives have been touched from the different journeys we are on.
“Peace, Love, Joy”
Linda Blackburn, LMT
Linda is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and has been a massage therapist since July 2002. She acquired her esthetician license in November 2007. Her specialties include swedish massage, organic facials, reflexology, hot stone massage, chakra balancing, reiki master, and certified practitioner for massage cupping. She also has had additional training in body treatments, including lomi lomi, body wraps, sugar scrubs, and herbal wraps.
“I believe massage can take you to a deep level of healing. It can help you reach into your soul and allow you to physically and mentally heal. When your body reaches that level, the muscles begin to relax and respond to the work the therapist is doing. Harmony Farm with its peaceful surroundings, adds a wonderful experience of relaxation and healing to your massage”
Michele Cremeans, LMT
Michele graduated from SHI Massage School and acquired licensure in 2007. Integrating many modalities into each session, such techniques as Reiki energy work, Swedish massage, and therapeutic deep tissue techniques are incorporated to treat body, mind and spirit. The client leaves the session refreshed, renewed, and balance restored.
“Finding your center is as easy as quietly paying attention to your inner voice. The ability to touch your center and regain equilibrium is the goal. I facilitate the return to the rich, fertile forest of your true nature, where everything renews automatically.”
Laurie Davis, LMT
Laurie is a 2005 graduate of The Dayton School of Medical Massage and is licensed by The State Medical Board of Ohio. Her specialties include: swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release therapy, positional release and active isolated stretching. Laurie has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and is a former Marine.
“My life journey has taken me down many different roads over the years and has opened new paths for learning and personal growth. My most recent journey has led me to the career of massage therapy and the art of healing touch, which I hope to share with you. If you are suffering with a chronic pain condition, needing relief from muscle tension and stress or simply wanting a balance of emotional and spiritual relaxation, massage therapy can be an integral part of your health and wellness program. I feel blessed to be a part of the nurturing environment at Harmony Farm and look forward to meeting you.”
Karen DeHart, M.AmSAT
Karen DeHart, in practice since 2007, is a nationally certified teacher and member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique. She is a graduate of Alexander Technique of Cincinnati, a three year, 1600-hour training program. She is also trained in CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release through the Upledger Institute. She studied psychology at Miami University, has taken graduate courses in human development, and is a student of the Enneagram, a system for understanding personality for self-growth. She holds a BFA in painting from Wright State University.
“My own journey through chronic and severe pain led me to the Alexander Technique, which opened a door for self-healing and became a calling. My experience has given me compassion and empathy for those who are suffering and skills to help alleviate their pain. I love teaching clients how to let go of pain and stress, to find balance, and to welcome life with serenity.
Harmony Farm is a beautiful place to teach, full of love and healing energy.”
Margie Dehays, CCR
Margie DeHays has been a Clinically Certified Reflexologist(CCR) for 13 years. She is a graduate of the Ohio Academy of Holistic Health. She is certified in Reflexology and Chair Massage with over 10 years experience in Whole Food Nutrition Education. Margie’s experiences include coaching Volleyball and Track & Field for Tippecanoe Schools and coaching boys Youth Basketball for Tipp City Community Services. In addition to her private practice, Margie also serves as the Wellness Coach for the Wright State University Hockey Team. Margie has been helping families, athletes and educating students to learn more about healthier lifestyles through better nutrition. Currently, she sees clients in her Tipp City office, Beckett Ridge Chiropractic in West Chester, Ohio and now Harmony Farms in Tipp City. As a mother of four children, she is very passionate about sharing her experiences to help people have a quality, healthy life.
“We all have the ability to have and maintain a healthy body. Eating healthy, exercising and utilizing the wonderful modalities of the healing arts, we discover a way to a long and productive life. I am blessed and privileged to give Reflexology to those that benefit from receiving this modality and to educate about whole food nutrition to help them improve and maintain quality health.”
Susan Downey, LMT
Susan is a graduate of SHI Integrative Medical Massage School and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio since 2002. In addition to massage, Susan is a certified reflexologist. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the Reflexology Association of Ohio. Susan’s trainings include: swedish massage, reflexology, integrative myoneural therapy, myofascial release, positional release, pregnancy massage, craniosacral therapy, massage cupping, healing touch and reiki.
“I enjoy using a blend of bodywork modalities to provide for you a very relaxing massage with specific muscle work to address problem areas. I work from an open heart and my intention is to create a loving and nurturing space in which you may experience a sense of balance and wholeness within body, mind and spirit. I invite you to come away from the stresses of everyday life; allow yourself to get in touch with the healing powers within and to experience the benefits of bodywork.”
Marianne Fink, LMT
Marianne has worked in the field of bodywork since 1995 and has been licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio as a massage therapist since 1999. She is certified in Reconnective Healing and a yoga instructor. Marianne’s philosophy and approach to her work is comprehensive and integrative. She believes in the holism of working with the mind, body, and spirit of each of her clients; with a deep respect for meeting each person where they are. Marianne has studied and mastered many bodywork modalities that range from subtle forms of energy work to muscle specific deep tissue. It is her belief that there are many ways to achieve the necessary holistic balance within the context of her work: The Art of Healing.
“My own personal journey is the cornerstone of my work. Having truly come into massage as a calling, it brings joy and fulfillment into my life to share experiences with clients as we embark on the journey of healing together. I find that my work has become an eclectic mix of wonderful and very powerful techniques that have been passed on to me by other healers and mentors; as well as some that have spontaneously arisen from within me.”
First and foremost, Jannirose is an adventurer of the Spirit who delights in helping others to attain health and balance in mind, body and spirit. A seasoned master teacher and practitioner of Usui and Karuna Reiki and SomaEnergetics Sound Therapy, she brings years of experience and understanding to her energy work. Jannirose is an intuitive healer who is guided by the Archangels and Ascended Masters in her unique vibrational sessions and workshops, facilitating powerful transformations for her clients. She is the originator of “Vibrational Resonance Therapy”, an ordained Interfaith minister and a Circle of Life celebrant who serves as a “midwife for awakening souls” in the magical village of Yellow Springs.
“As I embrace my own inner journey, I am continually growing into my potential as a human being—one step at a time. Due to my personal commitment to healing, I am learning each day what it takes to heal through the barriers that can keep us from finding freedom on every level. Through our work together, we will access and awaken the innate healing power that lies within you. It brings me joy to support my clients on the path to a deeper place of self-discovery. In these times of great change, I am honored to assist you in clearing the way for the emergence of your sacred Self.”
Tamara Gaitten, CHC
Tami is a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York; in association with Purchase College, State University of New York. She has studied more than one hundred dietary theories and a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, she will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
She is certified as a health coach by the American Association of Drugless practitioners. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
“My goal as a holistic health coach is to educate and support busy women in learning to nourish themselves, inspire and empower them to live healthfully, find balance, reduce stress, increase energy, and feel great about who they are!”
Liz Keyser, BS, LMT
Liz is a graduate of SHI Integrative Medical Massage School and is licensed with the State Medical Board of Ohio and the National Certification Board of Massage Therapy and Bodywork. Her work is based on training in swedish massage, positional release, myoneural/trigger point, cranial sacral, reflexology, aromatherapy, vita flex, Raindrop Technique and oncology massage. Liz has studied different forms of energy work including reiki and Quantum Touch® and is a certified massage cupping practitioner.
“I am honored to be part of Harmony Farm and am excited to be an integral part of facilitating healing and relaxation for clients and myself. Through therapeutic touch we have the opportunity to experience the depth of the mind-body-spirit connection. As this connection becomes more tangible for the individual, I believe it is easier to make healthy choices in regard to our life work, interpersonal relationships and especially our capacity to Love”
Francis King, RN, LMT
Frances worked as a registered nurse for 36 years and graduated from SHI Integrative Medical Massage School in 1991. She is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. Her work includes swedish massage, pregnancy massage, cranial sacral therapy, neck and fascia release massage. She also has training in several different types of energy work. These include Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch – Levels I and II, Reiki Energy Therapy – Levels I, II and III. She also has attended several two and four day trainings with Rosalyn Bruyere, a gifted healer.
“There is a strong intention in my massage work with clients to provide nurturing touch with presence. This helps the client come into a place of balance and wholeness; whatever that means for them. I use whatever seems to be needed, including an eclectic balance of Swedish Massage Cranial Work and energy Work. Energy work is always present in my sessions in some form. I feel very fortunate to work at Harmony Farm. The Brewers have created a very healing place, full of natural beauty. The healing energy here is very strong. Simply being here begins the balancing process. There is a strong emphasis on service to others which is felt immediately.”
Lauren Leistner, LMT
Lauren is a graduate of Miami Jacobs Career College in Dayton and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. Lauren has her associate’s degree in anatomy and physiology of massage and received 600 hours of clinical massage training at Serenity (Dayton campus massage facility). She is trained in a variety of modality’s including swedish massage, hot stone massage, lava shell massage, body wraps, sugar scrubs, aromatherapy and Raindrop therapy.
” I believe that there has to be a BALANCE. Your Mind, Body, and Soul are all connected, if one is lacking so is the other. In life you experience all sorts of stress and one must learn to let go and take time to heal. My goal is to bring you back to balance or “homeostasis”, by integrating a complete sense of peacefulness through healing touch. I am honored to be a part of the Harmony Farm team. Harmony Farm has this pull; a sort of gravity that you can feel as you present yourself.”
Trish Losey, LMT
Trish is a 2006 graduate of SHI Integrative Medical Massage School and is licensed by the Sate Ohio Medical Board of Ohio. Her work is a blend of swedish massage techniques, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy and energy work while integrating the use of therapeutic grade essential oils. Trish is a Reconnective Healing practitioner bringing a gentle yet powerful method of energy work to the client. She is also certified in LaStone Therapy.
“It is an absolute privilege to be at Harmony Farm where such care has been taken to create an environment for profound healing. Whether needing bodywork after a hard run, a hard week or to move through one of life’s many difficult experiences, I would be honored to share my work with you.”
Donna Miller, RPSGT, CR
Donna has worked in the health care field for over 30 years with background in pharmacy, administration and sleep medicine. She is a Registered Polysomnography Technologist as well as Certified Reflexologist. She is a graduate of Reflexology Certification Institute in Avon, Ohio.
“With the stresses of today’s world we need to do all we can to help our body balance and heal naturally. Reflexology is one way to do that, and the reason I became a reflexologist. I have enjoyed the many amenities and staff here at Harmony Farm over the years and feel blessed by being a part of it now by bringing reflexology to others as they may experience the wonderful healing environment that is Harmony Farm.”
Susan Nunn, LMT
Susan, a graduate of Central Ohio School of Massage, Columbus, Ohio, has been licensed by The State of Ohio Medical Board since 1998. She is certified in pregnancy massage, a Reiki Master Teacher, warm bamboo practitioner, traditional Thai massage practitioner, LaStone Therapist, and provides on-site chair massage. In 2011, Susan was privileged to learn directly from Thailand’s Master Teacher Lek Chaiya who developed her own unique style of Thai massage called Nerve Touch Thai Herbal Massage.
“Providing a quiet space for your body to be “heard” and your mind and spirit to rest is what Harmony Farm is all about. Come enjoy the relaxation that goes along with the various massage techniques I use to encourage more freedom of movement and less pain. Receive massage that is deeply effective without passing into painful pressure. I’m happy to be sharing my massage in this beautiful space!”
Desiree Powers, LMT
Desiree is a graduate of SHI School of Medical Massage. She was licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio to practice massage in 1984, after which she completed a massage practicum in Regensburg, Germany. Massage is integrated into the health care system in Germany, so most clients came to Desiree with prescriptions for treatment of back and neck pain. In 1987 and 1988 consecutively, Desiree attended the Doula training course and Childbirth Educator course through Informed Birth and Parenting (now A.L.A.C.E.). She attended the Infant Massage workshop through the Intl. Assn. of Infant Massage Instructors in 1989 and attended a midwifery apprenticeship at the Austin Area Birthing Center in 1990. She has used this experience to add prenatal and infant massage to her repertoire. Desiree also leads groups in Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina, two forms of Christian Contemplative meditation.
“I have specialized in both treatment of back pain and massage throughout the childbearing year and find I move easily between these two modalities, always focusing on body, mind and spirit during massage sessions.”
Renee Price, LMT
Renee was trained in traditional Swedish massage at SHI. She is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio, is a Reiki Master, and has certificates in Thai Yoga Massage, NCBTMB, and Small Animal Massage. She is a psychic/medium and employs her love of Astrology into her work, and also loves to do Dream Interpretation if you want to talk about them! Renee volunteers at Hospice, has done public speaking about massage for Family Services and Dayton City Schools, and filmed a Thai Yoga Massage segment for DATV. She also filmed a Spiritual segment for DATV. It was of a vision that Renee had of her step mother getting ill and passing before she was told about it. The film gives hope to people that there is life after death.
“My goal for a massage session is for the client to have their own special time to connect with Spirit in a safe and nurturing environment, to feel totally free from the world for a moment, to be empowered to continue on their healing and soul evolving journey. They will walk away and take the session with them, it does not end on the table. I also pray/meditate before our meeting and pull a card to bring to session for you to take home. It is a fun way to get a quick message on something relevant in your life!. With the breathtaking beauty and surroundings of Harmony Farm you will know with certainty that this is just the space for you….”
Vicki Reynolds, LMT
Vicki is a graduate of SHI Integrative Medical Massage School and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. Vickie has studied swedish massage, energy techniques and cranial sacral techniques. She is also a Certified Practitioner for Massage Cupping. Her post graduate work has focused on muscle-specific work, deep tissue, myofascial release and trigger point therapy.
“As a result of my training and experiences, I’ve been effective in treating neck pain, back pain and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Whether you need to renew your spirit, fully relax, release pain, ease discomfort or reduce muscle tension, I would be honored to meet with you. I love massage therapy and feel truly blessed to be able to work at Harmony Farm. Hope to see you in the near future.”
Jessica Riesenbeck, Master Certified Life Coach
Jessica Riesenbeck is a Master Certified Life Coach through Martha Beck Inc. Jessica helps inspire, passionate people cultivate lives they cherish and can be proud of. She decided to become a Life Coach after working with Martha as her assistant and connecting with so many amazing Martha Beck Life Coaches. Jessica became certified as a Life Coach in September 2011 and as a Master Life Coach in November 2012.
“Working with people who are ready for a change in their lives, ready to take the steps, no matter how difficult some may be, to make this happen is my life’s mission. I love helping people, watching them help themselves, cheering them on, supporting and honoring their disappointment and celebrating their successes. Have the opportunity to do this while at the beautiful, tranquil setting of Harmony Farm is a dream come true.”
Laurie Trick, LMT
Laurie is a 1997 graduate of Massage Away School of Therapy (now known as the American Institute of Alternative Medicine) in Westerville, Ohio. She is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and has been practicing since 1998. Her training includes pre and postnatal massage, LaStone, facilitated stretching, reiki and traditional Hawaiian massage called lomi lomi.
“I very much enjoy doing massage and the relationships created with clients through that healing time. Believing that the majority of healing results come through body and mind relaxation, it is important as a therapist to always be listening with my hands and observing with my senses for signs of ease or discomfort so that the massage can be adjusted accordingly. Some of the healing relationships I am most proud of involve many of the professional athletes I work with in the Dayton Ballet and providing relief and comfort to some of my home/wheelchair bound clients.”
Danielle Ware, LMT
Danielle is a graduate of Cincinnati School of Medical Massage. She is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Her work includes swedish massage, hot stone therapy, deep tissue work, and healing with essential oils.
”I love being the person that people come to feel good, feel better! I am honored to work with each different client, being there to facilitate their journey of well being. I use a combination of relaxing, healing touch and deeper, more specific muscle work to soften and heal the body and relax the mind. I truly believe in the therapeutic benefits of massage, that it leads to comfort and an improved quality of life.”
Mary Whitley, LMT
Mary is a graduate of SHI Integrative Medical Massage School. She is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and has been practicing since 1995. Her work is a blend of techniques drawn from swedish massage, integrative myoneural therapy, positional release, craniosacral therapy and energy therapy. In addition to massage, Mary is a certified practitioner of Reconnective Healing, healing touch and massage cupping.
“My goal, as a massage therapist, is to work with you to achieve your wellness goals, whether that goal is to relieve pain from a clinical condition, or assist you in reaching a peaceful, relaxed state. Much of the work that I do is muscle specific, based on the trainings that I have taken; and I also enjoy doing relaxation massages for the overly stressed individual. My work is a blend of swedish, myofascial, neuromuscular, cranio-sacral and energy therapy. It is both an honor and blessing to do my work here, and I believe that your massage experience at Harmony Farm will be enhanced by the beauty and serenity of the surroundings.”
Wendy Wilson, LMT
Wendy has been a licensed massage therapist since 2003 and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. Specializing in sports massage for dancers and athletes, her work is characterized by long, deep flowing strokes with specific attention to injuries and problem areas. Wendy is also certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, barefoot shiatsu, reiki and cranio-sacral therapy.