Who I Am.
Linda Preston, LMT, Reiki Master
Kabbalistic & Energy Healer,
Meditation & Essential Oils Coach
When I first discovered massage therapy in 1980, I was living in Cambridge, Massachusetts which was a mecca for holistic health. The light turned on and I felt very much at home with touching others with healing hands, so set about to receive training in swedish and esalen styles massage as a professional. At this time, I was fortunate to receive my Reiki I instruction from John Harvey Gray, the longest practicing Reiki Master Teacher in the US. He was the 3rd of the 22 Reiki Masters initiated by Hawayo Takata, who brought Reiki to the western world from Japan.
In addition, I had been introduced two years previous, to meditation, intuition development, and guided imagery and visualization. By 1981 I began practicing massage in several venues. A woman's spa, a health club, and Hippocrates Holistic Health Institute located in Boston. It was there that I was imprinted with a holistic approach, as they were using raw vegetarian diet, colon therapies, and spiritual teachings to assist people with advanced cancers and other diseases. I was working in a small room there providing reiki healing and massage therapy to very sick people, many of whom reversed their disease.
Two years later I relocated to New Jersey, where I lived for 20 years and found an AMTA certified training in massage therapy at the Helma School in Teaneck, N.J., I pursued more reiki training, workshops in therapeutic touch, sportsmassage, body-mobilization techniques, myofascial techniques, reflexology, aromatherapies, craniosacral and finally my certification as a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist. I have been a member of the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) for 34 years, and have served as an officer there for two years.
It was in 1989 when I was spiritually guided to read Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan, which totally ignited me. Synchronicity intervened, and I was enrolled in her introductory program at her healing school that summer, and then into the program that fall. We studied and worked on the human aura and chakra systems in depth, as well as learned the psychological, physiological, and spiritual relationships to the aura. This was a transformational experience, one which has provided yet another imprint and foundation for my work.
In 1993 I enrolled as a student in A Society of Souls, a healing school training Kabbalistic Healers founded by Jason Shulman. The curriculum combined theory and practices of Kabbalah, the mystical path of Judaism, as well as zen buddhism, object relations psychology, and hands-on energy healing. This was another divinely guided discipline brought to me, which nourished my mystical soul and allowed me to come more fully through my pwn healing process. After graduation in 1996, I continued in yearly advanced study programs there as well for seven more years, and was an assistant supervisor for my teacher and to other students for two years. It was during this time period that my father passed away, and because of the loving support given to our family by Hospice, I was inspired to become a Hospice Volunteer for two years.
In 1996, I discovered how very powerful Meditation was for many of my clients
in relieving stress, shifting their energy, changing perspectives, and spiritually nourishing themselves, so I began that year to teach meditation series classes, and have continued since then to do so.
In 1997 I was introduced to Young Living Essential Oils and became an avid and loyal practitioner using aromatherapies with their beautiful oils. This became an important subject matter to share with clients for the many healthful benefits essential oils provide, so I continue to provide educational programs.
When I relocated to Cape Cod in 2003 to be with my elderly mother, I began my practice from the beginning again, back home where I was born and raised.
Since that time, I have owned and operated a full service day spa in Dennisport from 2007-2012, and now have a private practice in my studio in South Yarmouth.