Massage center will focus on body and spirit
Hoping to fill a need for holistic healing and massage instruction in Truckee, resident Kim Calistro will hold her first massage therapy course on June 2.
After some Truckee residents expressed an interest in holistic healing, Calistro decided to open the Body-Being Massage Center, which will offer six-week massage classes every seven weeks.
The 125-hour massage program, which will be offered throughout the year, teaches anatomy, business practices and “massage application to give mind, body and spirit the attention needed for healing.” Upon completion, students are awarded a certificate of massage therapy.
Calistro already runs a center in Reno where she and seven other teachers give instruction in meditation and spiritual healing.
Calistro also does clairvoyant training. She defines clairvoyance as being able to read your inner self.
“It’s not about being psychic or telling someone something about their future,” she said.
“I’ve taught body, mind and spirit healing for almost 15 years,” Calistro said. “This is my path. It’s my spiritual path. It’s very rewarding.”
Calistro recently returned from a 10-day trip to Peru, where she and some of her students learned spiritual healing techniques from a shaman. Now Calistro is planning her next trip to Brazil.
“This is part of my plan for the healing center in Reno and here is to do a pilgrimage [every year],” she said.
Calistro said she teaches her students techniques to maintain their own wellness, as well as the wellness of their patients.
“I know how easy it is for massage therapists to get burned out in their work,” she said.
Calistro’s job doesn’t really seem like a job, instead it seems more like an integral part of her life.
“People who go into the massage field will realize later… that it begins this journey of self growth that they never expected. It’s really about the body and spirit communicating through energy.”
For more information about the Body-Being Massage Center and the six-week massage program, call 448-9899. The center is located at 10270 Donner Pass Rd. in Brickelltown.
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