Sandra Tatiana Avendano, Massage Therapist, Reiki Grandmaster, Owner. Sandra has always been a spiritual person, but, did not recognize this about herself in her former years. She obtained a B.Com from Concordia in 1993, a B.Ed in Physical Education in 1997 from McGill and a Masters in Sports Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 1999, but, still did not feel fulfilled. It was not until she began her training in Massage and Energy Therapy and obtained certification in over a dozen massage and energy work modalities over the past 17 years including Therapeutic Massage, Pre-Natal Massage, Oncological, Post-Surgical and in Reiki Therapy that she began to feel that she had found her calling.
2002 was a turning point for Sandra who was working part time at the Ben Weider JCC as a fitness instructor, taking massage therapy courses and launching her own business, Arco Iris. The business grew slowly but steadily and in 2010 she moved the business to a larger location to accommodate her growing clientele. Sandra began to teach and diversify and in 2011 she had the opportunity to work at the Brojde Lung Cancer Centre of the JGH providing complimentary care for cancer patients where she developed a new love and respect for oncological and palliative massage. In 2018 she launched Mystic Line by Arco Iris featuring the mystical and spiritual healing arts and crafts. She is forever exploring how to creatively integrate all her knowledge, experience and her calling for deeper connection with herself, with her communities, with nature and the planet.
Filomena Piccolo, Massage Therapist and Reiki Grandmaster. Filomena has always been a spiritually connected person, a highly sensitive individual with a giving heart and an immense love for nature. 2012 was a turning point for Filomena when she was invited to a Reiki Healing Day dedicated to the healing of the planet on December 21st. With her strong connection and love for nature and the planet, Filomena embraced the event and began her Reiki Healer journey which took her to Bulgaria to become a Reiki Grandmaster in 2013 and Reiki Teacher in 2015. She continued her studies in energy therapy and became a certified Crystal Healing Therapist in 2017.
In 2013 she enrolled in an introductory Swedish Massage workshop and began a three year apprenticeship with Sandra Tatiana Avendano. Performing under the guidance and supervision of Sandra, she received glowing testimonials from many of Sandra’s loyal clients. She was indeed a natural at bodywork. Her calling became evident and in 2017 began her studies in massage therapy.
Prior to embarking in her healer journey in 2012, she obtained a formal education in Early Childhood Education from Vanier College and has worked for 21 years as a Child Educator. She holds certifications in Massage Therapy, Reiki Energy Healing and Teacher, and Crystal Healing Therapy.
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