Sandy Erwin

My Practice

I began my Massage Training in 1995 at the Mt. Nittany Institute of Natural Health. I have training in numerous modalities such as, Swedish, Polarity, Neuromuscular, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Connective Tissue, Sports Massage, Reiki, and Infant Massage Instruction.

I have a holistic approach to massage and focus on the entire body and its senses. I have a warm, energetic, and playful personality which comes through in my work, aiding in the relaxation aspects and overall effectiveness of the process. My massage tends to be thorough and flowing, utilizing a variety of techniques to relax and encourage the body's own healing.

In 1997 I was introduced to Jin Shin Jyutsu®, by a client who had relocated to State College from California. Jin Shin Jyutsu immediatley resonnated with me and I began my studies into this Art. For a number of years I was the sole Jin Shin Jyutsu® practitioner in State College, fortunately the number of practitioners in the area has grown since I began organizing seminars. I also have a bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Penn State University.

My Practice Specializes in Jin Shin Jyutsu®, Relaxation Massage, and On-Site Chair Massage to Businesses.

My Philosophy

My goal is to empower, encourage and facilitate my clients to participate in attaining and maintaining health, harmony and well-being.

My Other Interests

In addition to being a Massage Therapist and Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner, I enjoy wood working, bicycling, ballroom dancing, and agility training with my dog.

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Hand carving the seat for my rocking chair at chair camp.

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Riding the M.S. 150 City to Shore.

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Sydney popping out of the tunnel

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Sydney flying over a jump

Personal Growth

Challenging my self physically, emotionally, and spiritually is a passion of mine.

  • 2015

    State college solar powered house

    For years I've said I was Solar powered, and now our house is too!

  • 2014

    Puerto Rico trip

    Deepening, is the word that best describes 2014.  In March I attended a Jin Shin Jyutsu Mentoring class in Scottsdale AZ.  Five days, 5 students and one instructor.  Each day was filled with indepth study, lecture, discussion and experience of the Art and Physio-Philosophy that IS Jin Shin Jyutsu.

    And as the laws in Pennsylvania have changed, In July I was able to legally marry my partner.

  • 2013

    Puerto Rico trip

    I continue to work with the Penn State Women's Golf Team, and feel blessed to hear their stories of how utilizing their Breath and self-help Jin Shin Jyutsu helps them stay focused and present, with their competitive and stressful student athlete lives.

    I also enjoyed a trip to Puerto Rico, where I learned to paddle board. Consequently I am learning Spanish with Rosetta Stone, and looking forward to more trips back to the island.

  • 2012

    Penn state Womens Golf

    In a desire to merge my passion for Jin Shin Jyutsu, personal growth/transformation and athletics. I started working with PSU's women's Golf Team. Blending meditation, self-help Jin Shin Jyutsu, life coaching, and a unique perspective of energy and mind, body, spirit connection.

    I also enjoyed a wonderful time in Bryce Canyon Utah, hiking amongst the Hoodoos.

  • 2011

    Sandy warrior dash pictures

    In addition to another third place age group finish in a sprint triathlon, I also competed in a "warrior dash".

    Professionally

    I became a Certified Life Coach through the American University of NLP.

    And co-facilitated a Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help therapy group for folks dealing with anxiety.

  • 2010

    Sandy running pictures

    In 2010 after reading Christoper McDougalls's "Born to Run" I transitioned into "Barefoot" running with the Vibram Five Fingers, competed in another sprint triathlon and placed third in my age group.

    I also developed a course titled "Mindfulness exercise thru barefoot walking" and presented it to the staff of CHOICES.

    As part of my affiliation with The Individual and family CHOICES Program, I completed the following trainings:

    • The Emergence of Self: Engagement, Attunement, & Immersion in the Flow of Internal & External Systems: A Self-Leadership (IFS) Training Retreat for CHOICES
    • Formative and Summative Feedback in Clinical Supervision with Post-Degree Counselors
    • Clinical Supervision of Post-Degree Human services Professionals: The Functions and Special Skills of the Quality Clinical Supervisor
    • Clinical Supervision of Post-Degree Human Services Professionals: Useful Models and Conceptulizations
    • Clinical Supervision of Post-Degree Human Services Professionals: The Supervisory Relationship, Dealing with Resistance, Anxiety, and Other Issues Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision
  • 2009 Triathalon pictures

    2009

    I competed in my first sprint triathlon and also tried my hand at golf—playing in “Coquese's Drive,” a tournament benefiting the Centre County Women's Resource Center.

    Also in 2009 as part of my affiliation with The Individual and Family CHOICES Program, I attended the following Training Series:

    Learn more at http://www.individualandfamilychoices.com/

    • Integrating Holistic Practices into Traditional and Cutting Edge Counseling Treatment
    • Part I: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Neurofeedback and Brennan Energy Healing Practices.
    • Part II: Internal Family Systems (IFS), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Systemic Family Therapy and Attachment Focused Family Therapy.
    • Part III: Strain/Counterstrain Body Therapy, Reiki, Cranial Sacral, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Massage and other Body Oriented Therapies.
    • Part IV: Trauma Informed Treatment for Individuals and Families with Grief and Loss Issues.
    • Self-Leadership for CHOICES: Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy Introductory Training Retreat with Bruce Hersey MSW, LCSW.
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