The Massage Duo
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About the Practitioners

                         Mariana Watson  &  Dan Watson

Dan Watson Ph.D., LMBT, began his massage career in 1988 following his training at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, in Los Angeles, CA.  While working on his doctorate in psychology, at the California Graduate Institute, Dan became very interested in the research and practice of health and healing, especially a new modality of energy healing called LaHo-Chi.  In 1991, he became a certified LaHo-Chi practitioner and a co-founding member of the  LaHo-Chi Institute followed by two years of intensive study, research, and practice of this healing method.  In 1993, Dan became an instructor and co-director of the institute and spent the next 20 years teaching energy healing, vocal toning, and guided meditation across the US and in Europe.  He has a passion for helping individuals along their path of deep transformational work and facilitating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.  For the past 23 years, Dan has supported individuals and groups in the vision and creation of worldwide spiritual community.  His mission has been to inspire creativity, open doorways of higher consciousness, and serve as a vehicle for greater health and healing. (www.lahochi.org).  Dan has also created a 3-CD guided meditation series entitled “Live Your Chakras” to assist people on their inner healing journey. (www.cdbaby.com/cd/watsonarmitage)

Since 1996, Mariana Watson, LMBT, has been actively networking the cultural creative community in the Asheville area.  She was the editor and co-publisher of an alternative publication called the Asheville ReSource Newspaper; co-producer of several Alternative Health, Natural Living and Intentional Communities EXPOs; she sponsored a number of Community Network Gatherings; revived and directed the Chamber of Consciousness;  founded SENIC the SouthEast Network for Intentional Communities; and was a co-founder of two Asheville networking centers: (ARC - the Asheville ReSource Center, and CUP - the Center of Unlimited Possibilities). 

Mariana had received some massage training in the early 90’s and had been giving massages to friends and family for over 20 years.  After Dan and Mariana were married in 2010, she was certified in reflexology and the two of them began integrating massage, reflexology, and energy healing together. They soon discovered how much they enjoyed synchronizing their techniques and how much more effective they were when they worked together as a team.  The excitement of the synergy they felt inspired Mariana to get her license.  After attending several introductory classes at the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork (NCSAB), Dan and Mariana were so impressed with the school that they both decided to enroll in Kyle Wright's advanced training classes in structural alignment, neuromuscular therapy, and “The Edge” method.  Mariana was also dual-enrolled in the NC state-approved massage therapy program at NCSAB and after completing both of these excellent programs, obtained her massage license in February of 2013. 

Another passion of Dan and Mariana’s is researching and promoting models of wholistic, healthy, and cooperative ways of living in community.  One of the local community resource organizations they have been involved with is ACN - Asheville Community Network.  Mariana has been an avid supporter of the intentional communities movement since 1993, and has visited over 50 of these communities.  Dan & Mariana have had a special interest in one very inspiring intentional community in Italy, called Damanhur.  It's a community near and dear to their hearts.  For eight years, Dan co-led tours to this amazing and very successful Eco-Village.  If you'd like to know more about this community and the spectacular achievements this group of people have accomplished over the past 25 years, visit:  www.damanhur.org

If you’re interested in learning about intentional community living, ask Dan and Mariana about their upcoming community events ... or their involvement with Highland Lake, a local community/transition town, aspiring to teach new paradigm models through collaborative, wholistic, and sustainable living. http://www.highlandlakecove.com/

Another area of training they are both involved in is The Blueprint of We, a groundbreaking collaboration process used to build and sustain healthy businesses, communities, and personal relationships. http://www.blueprintofwe.com

Dan Watson, LMBT NC #5233; NC State Licensed in 2005;
North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork, Fairview, NC - 2012
Natural Touch School of Massage Therapy, Greensboro, NC - 2004
California Graduate Institute, PhD in Psychology, L.A., CA - 1999
LaHo-Chi Institute of Spiritual Energy Healing, L.A., CA - 1991
Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, Los Angeles, CA -1988

Mariana Watson, LMBT NC #12839; NC State Licensed in 2013;
North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork, Fairview, NC - 2012

 

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