In January of 1996, I enrolled in the American College of Healthcare Sciences for my Certificate in Aromatherapy. Later that year, I moved back home to Coeur d’Alene and started my career in the Natural Healing industry. I was a Natural Living Associate at Huckleberry’s in Spokane, WA. There, I was responsible for the Aromatherapy counter as well as helping people educate themselves on Vitamins, Minerals, Herbal Supplements, Homeopathy, Flower Essences, Aromatherapy, and general natural health and beauty aids. Every day was a new challenge with constant learning opportunities. The human body is a phenomenal machine with incredible repairing capabilities. Sometimes, it just needs facilitating.
My Massage career began in 2001 at the American Institute of Clinical Massage in Post Falls, Idaho. The education I received there was second to none in the area. My graduating class in the Licensure program completed 1250 hours of intensive studies including certification in Medical Massage by the American Medical Massage Association. The college provided us with a comprehensive understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy, Oriental Medicine, Acupressure, and Medical Massage Therapy.
In 2008, I received training from Michael Youngin Muscle Release TechniqueSM. This is a unique approach to bodywork founded on the basic principles of healing. If circulation is the key to all healing in the body, then releasing the muscle to allow blood flow, naturally facilitates healing in the soft tissue. With the Muscle Release TechniqueSM scar tissue is broken up, the muscle is lengthened, muscle memory is restored and relief from pain starts immediately. This is some of the most profound, result-oriented work I’ve experienced. The results I am seeing in my clients and for myself are incredible.
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork sets the standard for excellence in our industry. It’s a credential I proudly maintain, and support. I also carry a Health Professional License through the state of Washington. Credentials and professional standards do matter when it comes to the quality of bodywork you seek. Clients usually find that I am very passionate about the quality of my work, and your results will reflect that.
I am also an Idaho Licensed Esthetician after receiving Esthetic Licensure training from American Academy of Nail Technology & Esthetics in Post Falls, Idaho. I’m PCA SKIN certified in the safe and effective application of 13 chemical peel formulations, and trained in Hungarian Facial Massage from Eminence Organic Skin Care. The product line I’ve chosen to use for my facial services is 302 professional skincare. 302 is a fabulous organic line of fresh skin care designed to promote skin metabolism while enhancing regeneration of visibly declined skin quality. Safe, natural, time-proven formulations target a desired outcome and achieve it.
Jana Kilgore’s credentials and certificates: Certified in Aromatherapy; Washington Licensed Massage Practitioner; Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork; Idaho Licensed Esthetician; American Massage Therapy Association; American Medical Massage Association Certified; Muscle Release TechniqueSM;Listening to the Body: Understanding the Language of Stress-Related Symptoms; PCA Skin; Hungarian Facial Massage