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Janis Hetherington, CMT

Janis2016Sweet, serene yogini Janis hails from the United Kingdom, but has been calling San Diego home for over 20 years. Janis is certified in Pre & Peri-natal Massage by Carole Osborne and is our “go to” for lymphatic drainage. She is a mom of two and passionate about helping other moms on their journeys through pregnancy, birth and parenting. She brings her extensive background in yoga to her Eastern-infused massage style. Janis’s clients rave about her calming, soothing massages.

Janis has been working with women’s health issues for more than two decades. She began her career in the UK, utilizing a B.A. in Psychology, to work with young women and adolescents in the mental health field. In addition to tools developed in her formal education, she applied a holistic approach to wellness, which was developed when she discovered the benefits of yoga as a teenager. She soon went on to pursue teacher training in yoga, initially, and later earned Reiki certification, both in England and then again in the U.S. She trained in Integral Yoga in England, and then was certified in Svaroopa Yoga here in San Diego. Many years of studying and teaching a meditative, restorative style of yoga has enabled her to assist others in finding peace, self-awareness, and relief from pain.

Janis graduated as a California State Licensed Massage Therapist from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM). She has trained in massage for pregnancy under Carole Osborne and has completed the Pre & Peri-natal Massage training, considered to be one of the most comprehensive and rigorous pregnancy massage programs in the country, as well as supplemental training in pregnancy. She strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being, and incorporates the powerful benefits of her yoga and energy healing background with the more touch-based healing provided by massage in her work. Her approach offers harmony, balance, healing, and soothing. Her use of Deep Tissue techniques also helps to relieve pain. She feels honored to support women through the many changes, both subtle and dramatic, that go hand-in-hand with becoming a mother.

Janis is also a certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist. This is a powerful and profoundly relaxing technique which aids the body in removing excess fluid build-up which can create the swelling often experienced both during pregnancy and the early postpartum phase. She has also more recently enjoyed training with Gail Tully’s Spinning Babies.

Her clients offer 5-Star feedback. Here are some sweet words they have shared on Yelp:

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