Traditional Healing Panel: Native Bodywork from Around the World
Leslie serves as the ED, Chairman and an instructor for the Holistic Honu Wellness Center. She carries on the healing traditions of her Native Hawaiian grandfather as a traditional Native Hawaiian healer. Leslie is a National Board Certified and a licensed California, Florida and Colorado massage therapist and continuing education approved provider. Leslie also serves as a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA) where she serves a Section Counselor of the APHA Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices Section and is one of the leaders of the APHA American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian caucus.
Joel has been a licensed massage therapist since 1993, working at spas, resorts, medical clinics and private practices in San Diego and Phoenix. Since 2000, he has been travelling yearly to Thailand to study and practice all aspects of the Thai Healing Arts, including Thai Massage, Thai Herbal Massage, Reusi Dat Ton (Thai Yoga) and Tok Sen. He is an NCBTMB Approved Provider, the founder and owner of Table Thai, an Executive Committee member of Thai Healing Alliance International and is the author of Reusi Dat Ton and The Art of Tok Sen.
Debbie Boehlen is owner and founder of the Canadian Centre of Indian Head Massage and teaches across Canada. She completed her original Indian Head Massage (Champissage) Training in 2002 through the London Centre of Indian Champissage International and became a certified instructor in 2003. Ms Boehlen is a Reiki Master and is certified in multiple energy healing modalities including Axiatonal alignment, Lahochi, and several Reiki variations including Usui and Karuna. She is a certified practitioner of Chair Massage, Foot and Hand Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Rejuvenating Face Massage and Ayurvedic Foot Massage.
Born in Hong Kong, Sukha was raised in a traditional Chinese household where the art of massage was always a big part of her life. Her earliest memories of practicing massage on her mother, food, dragon dances, fireworks and many celebrations and customs still remain close to her heart. Raised in Montreal, Canada in a multicultural society, her east meets west upbringing truly brought a special balance to her work. She is a certified massage therapist and instructor and owner of the Lotus Palm School where she teaches the beautiful healing art form of Thai Yoga Massage.