Reyná Jackman (formerly known as Rachel Farmer)
LMT, CHTP, CP, E-RYT 200
Massage Manager, Internationally Certified Healer
I believe bodywork is my gift to the world, writing is my calling, and dancing is my passion. I love everything I get to do, and I absolutely love to learn everything I can. I am a student of life and I will never stop becoming my best self.
When I am not in the office, I am probably engaging in a fun-filled self-care activity or working on my book, "Embodying Joy Through Times of Hardship and Change", which will be completed in January 2021. I absolutely LOVE dancing, especially partner dancing! I practice many partner dances each week including Brazilian Zouk, Kizomba, Country Two and One Step, West Coast Swing, Salsa, and Bachata.
I also enjoy reading self-help books, taking ice baths, doing Reya Yoga™, playing guitar, singing, practicing The Felis Method™ to heal my spine, doing breathing exercises and qigong, going for long walks and cooking for fun! I have so many favorite books, but I especially love "The Power of Now", by Eckhart Tolle, "The Celestine Prophecy", by James Redfield, and "The Healing Power of the Breath", by Dr. Richard Brown. I really enjoy being physically active and moving my body, so watching TV isn’t always easy for me. It’s a rare occurrence, but sometimes I’ll throw my legs up the wall and watch a feel-good Marvel movie, Avatar the Last Airbender, Frozen 2, or Home Alone.
I am a highly sensitive person (HSP), which basically means that I feel things more deeply than most people. This trait affected me negatively for many years until I began my nine-year healing journey in 2011. I was struggling with major depression, anxiety, and ADHD throughout my adolescence, which regularly made me feel out of place and not enough in many ways. High sensitivity and ADHD go hand in hand and are characterized by extreme empathy, depth of processing, and unbelievable creativity. Wielded wisely, this kind of sensitivity can make you an amazing person and healer, but without awareness of this trait, it can lead to a lot of pain, misunderstanding and emotional turmoil. I spent 18 years of my life very, deeply unhappy and dissatisfied with who I was and when I got to University I was determined to do anything and everything in my power to free myself of the binds of those emotional ailments.
After going through every conventional medicine and treatment pathway and not finding much relief, I turned to the alternative medicine side of healing. I enrolled in a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in my freshman year of University and started reading every available book on alternative treatments for ADHD. Within only three weeks of practicing yoga and coherent breathing, I experienced profound healing. I was finally able to feel physically present and at ease in my body, my mind was no longer racing, and I had a tool to kick anxiety to the curb in any moment I chose to. All I had to do was breathe.
Throughout my time at the University of Vermont I studied many different areas of Alternative Medicine and Healing. I believe these ancient practices have invaluable healing effects in nearly every dimension of our lives, and so I committed myself to completing as much additional training as possible to gain a better understanding of how to heal myself and how to be in a better position to guide others on their healing journeys.
I decided to go to Green Mountain Massage School in Vermont with the goal of integrating energy work into the well-accepted modality of alternative healing massage. In case you haven’t caught on, I love to learn! Continued education has allowed me to round out my skill-set and become the best healer I can be, so that I can guide clients and healers alike in claiming their power and ability to heal from anything and everything. I once thought I would never be happy or free of pain, and have since proved myself wrong. It is my intention to help any and every willing individual learn to do the same. I want to help them rewrite their life story in their own way, by permanently getting rid of their pain.
Degrees and Certifications:
-Bachelor’s Degree in Alternative
Medicine & Psychology
-Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
-Internationally Certified Healing Touch
-Energy Medicine Practitioner (EMP)
-Cupping Practitioner (CP)
-Certified Yoga Instructor
-Member of the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT200)