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About Jean

Photo Copyright 2022 Jean Riccio

Hello, I'm Jean. 

Since I was a very young child, I've been drawn to the spiritual...

Growing up in New England, we spent our time outside in the fragrant hay fields and enchanted forest around our home. We were taught about Nature and worked every summer morning in our huge, organic family garden.

I remember laying in the grass, looking up at the constantly shifting, magnificent clouds... and the dark night sky, encrusted with sparkling stars... and always talking to God.

Fast forward- my 60 year journey of difficult challenges, self discovery, and transformational healing has brought me to a place of deep self love, peace and joy. I am grateful for my many teachers and friends along the way, as I continue to learn and grow.

This gift of truly accepting, supporting, loving and cherishing myself has been the greatest gift of all. This is the love that opens our hearts. I am truly honored to guide you in appreciating and cherishing yourself as only you can, and stepping into your own power, becoming the healer in your own life.

Life is my Teacher.

Learning about and healing family of origin issues helps me understand common human dynamics. Receiving counseling taught me to step out of my comfort zone. Reading hundreds of self help and spiritual books helps me master skills to make it through challenging times, as well as grow, personally and spiritually. Many inspirational, gifted teachers and insightful friends help me along the way.

Years of working an intense, 12-step program for co-dependency taught me how to trust Divine Love more. And, that I mattered- that my life, my needs, wants and dreams matter. Doing shadow work and reclaiming and befriending my vulnerable inner child helps me develop deep compassion for myself- and others. Going through family tragedy and personal trauma showed me that I am much stronger than I had once believed.

Living in an isolated town in Alaska for almost 25 years taught me that we are all family; we are all in this together. Participating in and leading workshops and retreats reminds me that we are all teachers to one another. Bringing inspirational ceremonies into jails, I met people who inspired me with their faith. Serving people at the end of their lives, as well as those who care for them, taught me that life is precious and temporary, and helps me remember that we are more than just human. 

Meditation, art, Nature, mindfulness and plant medicine help me connect with higher consciousness. I let go of a tight grip on life and gained a peace that has changed my life, on an unexpected eight day silent retreat in the lush cloud forest jungle of Costa Rica... And as I play and learn to go with the flow of life, joy grows and grows...

My life has been dedicated to personal growth and supporting others on their own paths of self discovery. 

I was trained, certified and initiated into Reiki, an energy healing modality, through Hospice, volunteering as a massage therapist and Reiki practitioner for hospice patients and their caregivers.

I am also trained, initiated and grounded in Ama~Deus, the powerful healing energy work from the Guarani shamans of the Amazon jungle.  This is the energy work I love most and use in meditation and intuitive healing energy sessions with my clients. Beautiful, ancient, and powerful!

 

 

Education  Bachelor of Science in Technology, Business- University of Alaska- Anchorage, Magna cum Laude

Professional Therapeutic Massage- Cortiva Institute-FL, Academic Excellence (GPA 4.0)

Certifications Florida and Washington state licensed massage therapist (LMT), certified in Swedish Relaxation Massage, Myofascial Release (MFR), Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), (also known as Deep Tissue Trigger Point Therapy), Vodder method Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Meridian Fascial Cupping with Gua Sha, Pregnancy Massage, and Reiki. 

Continuing Education far exceeds that which is required for licensure and includes John Barnes' Myofascial Mobilization (Myofascial Release), Trauma Touch Skills with Michael Shea (Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy or B-CST), Transform Trauma Training, Traditional Thai Massage, Thai on the Table and more.  

Photo Copyright 2022 Jean Riccio

My True Work

"Let us discover our True Nature. Our natural state of being is Pure Love. 

Pure Love is Joy, Health, Peace- it is our birthright, our natural way of being. We can diverge from this pure state; that is when we feel stress, anxiety, pain, dissatisfaction. We can return to our pure state any time we want.

We can keep coming back, coming back to ourselves to find the Joy and perfect health that is ours.

It is my highest honor to help you remember how to do this. By coming to this place myself, I silently invite you to notice yourself also in this place of bliss and wellbeing. It's just like gently leading someone by the hand to the lookout, where they may enjoy the most glorious view. 

That is what I am doing, bringing you to the place of deep stillness where you once again discover and reconnect with that deepest part of you- Your True Essence, home.

How beautiful you are! Thank you for this honor."

For more information, see Intuitive Energy Healing

 

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Jean Riccio, LMT, MFR, NMT

727-642-2518

hellojeanriccio@gmail.com

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