Chrysalis Healing Arts
Inspiring the Joy of Health

About the Practitioner

Joy has been a practicing massage therapist since 1991. She is also a Registered Nurse with a background in intensive care, home health, case management and disease management. Joy has pursued training in complementary and alternative therapies for 26 years. She has had the opportunity to learn a myriad of gentle, non invasive techniques which she employs to stimulate the body's innate healing processes. Joy opened Chrysalis Healing Arts in January 2012 in order to practice the healing arts fulltime. Her passion is using holistic bodywork and health information to enhance the well-being of her clients.



Registered Nurse

California Certified Massage Therapist #3090

Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Massage Therapy-Institute of Natural Healing Science

Holistic Health Practitioner-School of Healing Arts

Certified Whole Foods Nutritional Counselor-School of Healing Arts

CranioSacral Therapy-Upledger Institute

Reconnective Healing Practitioner

Shamanic Training-The Four Winds Society

Reiki Master

Polarity Therapy

Herbalism-Self-Heal School


Professional Affiliations

American Holistic Nurses Association     

National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy

Greater San Diego Business Association

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

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