Natural Harmony Massage and its owner, Nancy Plantinga, have been present in the Saugatuck/Douglas community for more than 23 years. Her clients have frequently stated, “Nancy is the best massage therapist I've ever experienced. You can tell she really loves what she does.” Nancy's intention is to make a connection with each client, physically, spiritually and emotionally. A Natural Harmony massage helps create natural harmony and balance in the body, mind and spirit.
Nancy graduated from the Wellness and Massage Training Institute in Illinois. She has continued her studies in the healing arts by taking courses in Jin Shin Do Acupressure, Somatic Myofacial Release and other forms of healing bodywork. In addition, Nancy learned the art of LaStone Therapy at the Esalen Institute in California. She is a member of the Saugatuck- Douglas Area Business Association and a certified member of the American Massage and Bodywork Association. She is licensed in Douglas, Allegan County and the State of Michigan.
NATURAL HARMONY MEDITATION POND AND GARDEN
A personal note:
I have a Master's Degree in Music Education and 18 years teaching experience in the Illinois public schools.
During my last 10 years teaching, I was the band director at a middle school in Naperville, IL where we had one of the finest band programs in the Midwest. I was proud of our accomplishments and recognized my part in establishing our reputation, but I still felt "empty". I was a workaholic. I had no significant relationships at the time (except with food and other "externals") and I didn't spend much time with my friends or family. My students' performance determined how I felt about myself. I had a co-dependent relationship with my profession and the people in my life. I was really unbalanced and unhealthy in may ways. I had lots of "broken spokes on my wellness wheel."
I was seeing a social worker and getting bodywork from a chiropractor and massage therapist. During one of my healing massage sessions, I had a revelation that made me realize how much I had lost touch with my True Self. The therapy and bodywork helped me begin to move forward through some issues and begin to heal. I initially entered massage school for a distraction from my teaching job, as well as a place to be with health-minded adults. I never imagined at the time that massage therapy would become my new profession. Nor did I imagine I would be moving...to Douglas, MI, where I didn't know anyone. I just sensed this is where I was supposed to be and "healing" is what I was supposed to do. I followed Spirit with an open heart. I am truly blessed to be serving others while living in the Douglas/Saugatuck community. It has been a magical journey thus far and I embrace the mystery of the future.
I have become a more compassionate human being and gifted massage therapist as a result of my life experiences, soul-searching and the forgiveness work that I have done. I am committed to creating a safe place, with healthy nurturing touch to help you heal from whatever healing needs to take place within you and for you. If I am not the "right person" to assist you on your journey, I will help you find someone who can.
Nancy Plantinga | 616.405.3399 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Douglas, Michigan 49406