First, a little more about us….
As a child, my parents supported my siblings & I, in finding our passion - mine was DANCE!
They also always encouraged us to ask questions.
My Mom believed questions were an essential aspect of learning & encouraged them constantly ...that is, until I started questioning my family’s beliefs as a teenager.
(Fortunately, even though my family & I may have different views - we still have deep love for each other)
Throughout my teen & young adult years I explored many different beliefs.
Then when I was 22 years old, I became a Licensed Massage Therapist graduating from Myotherapy College of Utah.
I felt I was pretty open minded & I had life nearly figured out (hahaha…..pretty hilarious now looking back).
As a Massage Therapist most of my adult life, many of my stories revolve around my career and believe me, I’ve gathered plenty of colorful tales!
In 1999, I became a Mama! A huge dream & passion of mine.
Fast forward to now and I adore being Mama to 4 incredible kids! (Yes I even adore my teenagers - whether they like me or not, is a different story LOL xoxox) Plus 5 wonderful step-kids,14 grandkids and 1 great grandbaby!
Last, the best of all the game - I’m also a thankful & fulfilled wife…. Although, it hasn’t always felt like ‘happily ever after’ (more about that soon).
Needless to say, as an enthusiastic Wellness Integrator and zealous Mom & Wife, I’m deeply dedicated to Holistic Health!
The past few years I've slowed down on offering Massage & now mostly just work with Pregnant & Postpartum Mama's. Check out Mama Massage for more info. So that's what I mean when I say "Semi-Retired" LMT :)
And now my time & passion are directed to Healing Movement, combined with my intense love of Inner Work plus a bit of Massage - this creates a PERFECT fusion of Mindfulness, Movement & Massage, which I call .... SPUNKY SOUL Sessions!
Ready to get SPUNKY with your Body, Mind & Soul?
SPUNKY SOUL Sessions remind us how to unravel the Chaotic STORIES in our life that cause emotional, mental & physical stress, by utilizing mindfulness techniques, somatic movement practices & massage!
Combined with decades of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist & Clarity Coach - supporting people to practice balanced, holistic approach to life - Clarity with every BEAT!
You can confidently believe that my accumulated experience creates full Body, Mind and Soul Wellness! Perfect combination of Mindfulness, Movement & Massage!
Body. Mind. Soul.
You might wonder, how I decide to practice Body, Mind, Soul Integration and become a Healing Dance & Movement Instructor....
As I've mentioned previously, I started dancing when I was 3 years old and continued all through my teens into adulthood - Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, social dance, etc.
And from a very young age, I was taught that questions are knowledge…. And yet the main question I would ask throughout life was “WHY____?” I came to realize, I didn’t seem to get the answers I was seeking, by merely asking ‘why’.
Then one beautiful autumn day in 2016, when I was trading massage with a fellow therapist, Nancy, I mentioned the recent separation from my husband. (Really, I was complaining & venting about how it was all my husband’s fault! LOL)
My friend, Nancy asked the question that would alter my life-compass forever….
"WHO would you be WITHOUT that STORY, Dixie?"
I remember my mind seemed to glitch. With a dumbfounded expression I said “Huh?”
First of many reminders for me....
Nancy briefly explained about The Work of Byron Katie (thework.com). I had always been interested in Mindfulness & this Work definitely peaked my curiosity.
My whole drive home after our session, I was ultra excited to search & find out more. And for the next few weeks, I was enthralled by this INNER Work! The more I practiced, the more I felt a ‘CLEAR WAVE’ of relief, and it started to be noticeable in my daily life. This Inner Work is simply identifying & questioning our stressful, crazy, chaotic thoughts, until they dissolve & our true nature emerges (also known as Self-Inquiry).
By the Way
You might notice, I make lots of references to water.
It’s my "happy place", especially the Ocean.
Thus my previous business name
Clear Wave Wellness.
Kind of goofy, I know, and yet so true to my heart!
In March 2017, I graduated from The School for The Work.... I HAVE NO WORDS TO EXPLAIN the MAGNITUDE of the experience from those courses. Even though my husband and I were still separated, he began to notice the changes in me & in turn, the value of these Techniques. I then started training with Clarity Coaching Institute ....and of course, all this self-healing was beyond explanation.
I’m happy to say, in the fall of 2018, my husband and I reconciled! I give most of the credit to the shifts my hubby & I experienced from our regular Integrative practices. The tide just keeps bringing us new perspectives of reality, a constant ebb & flow.
Of course, we still have struggles and stress.... The difference is NOW we have the understanding to Inquire, to be Mindful, to Witness, to Notice, to Allow - instead of fight against our feelings!
NOW most things feels so much more simple, free & CLEAR, especially parenting and MARRIAGE! And LIFE in general actually!
Allow me to finish with a cheesy analogy... Our family has created Red Rox Retreat as lighthouse on the ocean (of life) - by reminding you to view your CHAOTIC stories more clearly, holding the space for you to identify what is true for you & rediscovering the course you want to take on your boat, paddle board, swim, etc.
Ultimately, guiding you, via SPUNKY SOUL Sessions, Couple's Massage Courses &/or MAMA Massage, in the waters of life by asking introspective questions & seeking solutions for your physical, emotional & mental well-being, plus mindfully reminding you to Be. Here. Now! And when you are present, YOU are more CLEAR, and YOU will pass that on to your family, friends & the world around you!
BTW- this is a mutually beneficial process - while guiding you, I also discover new parts of myself and heal right along with you. We're all in the same water, learning to navigate the waves!
So instead of Happily Ever After….
I’d like to propose
Happily Ever Present!
These are the gifts I’m passionate about sharing with YOU! Perfect duo of Inner Work, Healing Movement & Massage for clearer Body, Mind & Soul!
And of course, I want to mention our awe inspiring Accommodations & Event Rentals too!
Are you ready to rediscover who you are beneath all the chaotic stories?
Your true self, your true wisdom, your true inspiration!?!
I'm honored to help you reconnect to your true nature ....
Time for REAL. RADICAL. REBELLIOUS Healing in your life and those you love!
Let's Dive in :)