Galadriel is a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist in Nederland, CO. She graduated from the Arizona School of Integrative Studies in Prescott, AZ. She is practiced in several different modalities including Neuromuscular Technique, Connective Tissue, Swedish, CranioSacral Therapy. Her  practice supports and encourages the release of aches and pains, relaxation, and a faster recovery from many types of health issues. She facilitates the space for a person to feel relief from their pains. Raised with Chiropractic and Massage therapy, her lifestyle is founded on holistic health and wellness. I have dedicated my life energy to contribute towards the healing for the greater good.

The Integrated body is dedicated to a life of wellness. It is a style of life, seeking to attain and sustain health and well being.  My name is Galadriel Sardonicus. I am a licensed massage practitioner with a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Wellness.

The emergent field of Integrative Wellness supports the attainment of optimal wellness and self-actualization. The integration of a holistic lifestyle and related therapeutic techniques is instrumental in the journey to fulfill one’s hierarchy of needs.

Integrative Wellness reflects our generation’s movement toward positive change. I am attempting to contribute toward evolving healthcare consciousness by elaborating on the growing field of Integrative medicine and holistic healthcare.

Integrative Wellness expands the philosophy of Integrative Medicine through its focus on empowering individuals to take responsibility and control of their own lives, thereby enhancing health, well-being and the ability to achieve their life purpose.

Integrative Wellness is a section of health care with its roots in Integrative Medicine, defined as “the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.”

Integrative Wellness is a practice and theoretical basis for the application of healing modalities that uses a wide variety of techniques addressing the physical, biochemical, social, and spiritual dimensions of humanity. Integrative Wellness rests on a philosophy of innate intelligence, that healing comes from within while in balance with techniques applied from the external world.  The ideal outcome is that the patients feel empowered to engage purposefully in their life work. Doctors of all health modalities are recognizing the body’s capacity to heal itself. From this, one goal of future practitioners will be to “guide and empower patients toward self-healing!”

Integrative Wellness takes into account the human’s physical, spiritual, mental and emotional well being as well as any environmental and social influences that impact the overall well being of a person. The benefit of addressing the whole person is that this holistic health philosophy leaves nothing out. This philosophy requires acute awareness and mindfulness of the internal life experience as well as the outward. The development of health consciousness and mindfulness brings individuals closer to the healing of the world. By first caring for the self, an individual is then able to care for his/her environment on a familial, communal, professional and global level. Building internal wellness is the work done on a microscopic level to strive towards wellness on the macroscopic or global level.

Integrative Wellness demands respect for the multitude of factors that influence one’s health as well as the multitude of approaches. All kinds of healing and all kinds of healers must work together. By fully informing and engaging the patient in health care decisions, empowerment is restored. Integrative wellness does not work toward a narrowly focused, singular technique. Rather, it cherishes and thrives on the versatility in therapeutic approaches.

Though the name may appear modern and progressive, Integrative wellness incorporates therapeutic modalities that have ancient derivations, including Chinese and Ayurvedic traditions dating back to 5,000-7,000 years ago. It also includes therapeutic approaches integrating traditional indigenous healing modalities, such as Native American ceremony, plant medicine, yoga, meditation, and connection to nature, as well as massage therapy, dance, chiropractic care, and humor/laughter.

As an Integrative Wellness practitioner, I strive to educate, provide and facilitate the space for individuals to experience healing and wellness as well as to be empowered by their ability to foster wellness for themselves. Integrating therapeutic bodywork, herbal and nutritional guidance and yoga-based movement practices, I hope to encourage a re-inhabitance of the body in a caring and attentive fashion. My goal is to support the improvement and quality of life, so that you may go out and feel great doing what you love!

“To live well is to be well.”

So, stay well,