"I have a deep desire to use my broad-based education
as well as a special intuitive healing sense to assist others
in making positive changes in their life and achieving peak
health and well-being through healthy, caring touch."
has been a practitioner of hydrotherapy and massage for over 27 years.
She began studying her craft at the Florida School of Massage and Florida
Institute of Natural Health, where she focused on sports massage, deep tissue
massage, positional release and polarity therapy. In 1987, after completing her
studies, she returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama to begin her own
practice as a massage therapist and to teach massage classes at The University
of Alabama at Birmingham and the Alabama School of Massage.
Prior to moving to Atlanta, Georgia, Shari spent a year working closely with a
Chiropractor and clinical kinesiologist and was certified in Neuromuscular Therapy
with Paul St.John. Also certified as an Infant Massage Instructor, Shari has assisted
in hundreds of births in homes and in hospitals, providing
massage during labor and delivery.
Her further studies of Hot Stone Massage, Positional Release,
Strain-Counterstrain Technique of Stretching, Reflexology,
Polarity Therapy and Sports Massage have expanded her repertoire and
complemented her practice. She has worked with many professional athletes
in a variety of sports.
In Atlanta, Shari continued her teaching career at The
Academy of Somatic Healing Arts and The New Life Institute
of Massage Excellence. While studying with Dub Leigh,
D.Z. for six years, she was certified in the techniques
and healing power of Structural Integration in his Zentherapy/Bodytherapy.
Furthuring her studies into the body-mind connection,
she became certified as an Alchemical Hypnotherapist and
studied WaveWork, a psychospiritual process for integration.
Shari has been studying Watsu® since 2005 with Minakshi
in the Florida Keys and feels very natural in the transition
from land to water.
Having studied many techniques of the healing arts, Shari
provides an intuitive combination of bodywork styles in
her private practice based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is
continues to be devoted to ongoing, longtime clients in
Birmingham, Alabama whom she has treated since beginning
her practice in 1988.
In addition to her extensive training and throughout
her professional experience, Shari has honed her innate
intuitive ability to assess one's body's needs through
the power of touch. She creates a nurturing and safe environment
where she engages with her clients physically, emotionally
and spiritually to facilitate healing.
From Shari: "As a touch therapist in a touch-deprived
society, I am dedicated to offering the most caring, honest
and ethical touch therapies possible, being mindful to
assess the particular circumstances of your physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual health. With an emphasis
on physical and emotional nutrition and lifestyle adjustments,
in my practice I take into account your physical, emotional
and spiritual life, as well as your health history, employment
and social situation to combine the holistic modalities
that best serve your needs. I have traveled to many countries
and had a wide variety of holistic therapeutic treatments.
From the healing baths in Hungary and Germany to the saunas
in Sweden and Finland, to the healing clear waters surrounding
Jamaica, I have touched and been touched. I have received
massage, acupuncture and a variety of esoteric healing
arts in my journeys, seeking knowledge and a deeper understanding
of the unique human experience wherever I go. "
Shari is married and has one wonderful son. She also
enjoys cooking, which she teaches at a local high school,
and catering. Shari makes stained glass windows when her
hands need something else to do and continues to love
to travel where she never misses an opportunity to add
to her repertoire of healing and life experience.