Nancy Mignone, Certified Massage Therapist, Blacksburg
My philosophy is to facilitate the highest, best, most effective massage therapy session for each client, based on their current issues and needs.
I completed 500 hours of training in massage therapy at the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga in July of 1997, and have been practicing massage therapy ever since. I graduated from a 200 hour yoga teacher training program at The Breathing Space in Blacksburg, VA (Anna Pittman's studio) in 2004 and taught yoga once a week for 10 years. I have completed a 200-hour program in cranial sacral therapy from the Lyons Institute in Virginia Beach. I have completed level 1 in Pranic Healing training. In 2010 I completed myofascial training for the hip and pelvis, back and neck from Advanced Trainings and local Rolfer, Chris Pohowsky. I am currently getting a great education in web marketing from Toronto massage therapist Eric Brown at BodyworkBiz.com.
I hold a Bachelor's degree from Iowa State University in German and International Studies, and a Master's degree from Virginia Tech in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences with a concentration in field botany.
I have been a client of massage since 1983 when I took my first classes from a massage therapist. (My second massage therapist was Ralph Stevens, who is now a well-known author and educator in the world of massage therapy!) I know first hand how helpful massage was for me in dispelling the physical tensions accumulated as a student and then doing office work. I got interested in massage therapy about 30 years ago because I wanted to give my friends better backrubs! I have been interested in human anatomy and physiology since my first course in high school.
I've been living in Blacksburg since 1989. I am married, have one child, and live in Shadowlake Village, a co-housing community. It's a lot like the old-fashioned neighborhoods we all grew up in back in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Everyone knows each other really well. It's GREAT for kids! I enjoy walking, hiking, camping, biking, reading, and dancing.