We all have a story.
Like many in this town, I moved to State College to attend
Penn State in 1997. Little did I know what a wonderful life
awaited me here. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
but have now spent more than half my life in Central Pa.
In my years at Penn State I studied Earth Science, Geoscience,
A random summer job landed me at the Penn State Horticulture
Research farm in Rock Springs, where I worked for 10 years. I have
had the privilege to grow a wide variety of vegetables, small fruit,
culinary and medicinal herbs and cut flowers in my time at the research farm.
I have found that plants have a great deal to teach us!
In high school and college, I suffered from migraines for many years and I was pointed in the direction of CranioSacral Therapy in 2000. I had never heard of it, but I was told that it could really help with migraines. This was the information that sent me on my journey to discover bodywork.
After a year or so of monthly bodywork, and a new found appreciation for it, I decided to go to Mt Nittany Institute of Natural Health in State College to become a Certified Massage Therapist in 2004. It seemed that all the years at the farm of massaging soil and nurturing plants translated into massaging and nurturing people towards health. I have been migraine free for almost two decades now!
I was drawn toward the light-touch modalities while in school at Mt Nittany Institute and took CranioSacral Therapy I in 2005 through the Upledger Institute International. I have since gone on to take CST II, SER I, Pediatric CST, Touching the Brain I, SERII, and even a human cadaver dissection course, as well as many other amazing courses.
Having two beautiful boys, both born at home, has been a further education in applying my skills and knowledge to little ones.
I have learned that every client is a teacher, and I am so grateful for the amazing education I receive everyday!
Penn State University - 2001
Bachelor of Science in Earth Science, minors in Geoscience & Photography
Mt Nittany Institute of Natural Health - 2006
775 hour Certified Massage Therapist Program
The Upledger Institute
CranioSacral Therapy I - 2005
CranioSacral Therapy II - 2007
CranioSacral SomatoEmotional Release I - 2008
Core Zero Balancing I - 2009
Teaching Assistant CST I - 2009
Teaching Assistant CST I - 2010
Pediatric CranioSacral Therapy I - 2010
Touching the Brain I - Stimulating Self-Correction Through the Glial Interface - 2018
CranioSacral Unembalmed Cadaver Dissection - 2020
CranioSacral SomatoEmotional Release II - 2022
CranioSacral Therapy for the Cranial Nerves 1 - 2022
CranioSacral SomatoEmotional Release Technique: Mastering the Inner Physician - 2023*
Advanced CranioSacral Therapy I - 2023*
Lymph Drainage I - 2006
Lymph Drainage II - 2019
Lymph Drainage III - 2023*
Desiree Dennis, Reiki Master
Reiki I & Reiki II - 2014
Advanced Reiki - 2014
Reiki Master Usui/Holy Fire Reiki - 2014
ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals)
Massage Liability Insurance 'Certified' Member - 2006 - Present
Professional Ethics - 2023
American Red Cross
Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED 2013 - Present
Elite Continuing Education
Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting - 2013 - Present
Professional Ethics - 2014
Professional Ethics - 2021
Integrative Bodywork School of Massage
Thai Massage I - 2013
Professional Ethics - 2013
Anatomy Trains for Movement Professionals - 2017
How Fascia Moves Webinar - 2021
Anatomy Trains 2-Day Dissection Livestream - The Deep Front Line and the Central Nervous System – 2021
Susanna Lembeck-Edens, LMT
Professional Ethics - 2016
Professional Ethics - 2018
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
Why the Vagal System Holds the Key to the Treatment of Trauma - 2018
*Scheduled to take, but not yet completed