My life was fairly typical (normal childhood, college, career, marriage), but always felt like something was missing. Shortly after my 35th birthday, I decided to pick up the reins of my life and take it in a new direction. The problem was I had no map for this new life. I turned my life upside down, made several career changes, and took on new roles all in search for the my "calling". But still not finding that spark to ignite passion in my life.
Over the next several years I forced myself to be open to the thoughts of others and the map started to unfold. In her book Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert's moving self-revelation inspired me to be brave and take risks. Her passion for travel and meditation motivated me to explore interests I had given up on. Some months later, a friend shared a simple post on minimalism by Joshua Becker that led me to focus my constant organizing into something meaningful. And, when Gretchen Rubin, the author of the Better Than Before, wrote about how going low-carb changed her life, I took a leap of faith down a path away from all that my education had embedded in me with regard to diet and exercise. Through the influence of these talented, brave people, and many others who have impacted my life, I have found the path to what I am seeking. Mindfulness.
I have now come to understand and embrace that mindfulness in all its forms is not a place where you arrive. It is an ongoing, ever changing journey. You just have to be ready to take the trip.
For those of you who want the list of details, here it is in a greatly abbreviated form
Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Foods / Dietetics from Appalachian State University
Master's Degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Florida State University
Nationally Registered Dietitian Nutritionist / Florida Licensed Dietitian
Licensed Massage Therapist (MA 54910)
200 Hr Registered Yoga Instructor
Spa Manager for Joyful Yoga and Ayurvedic Spa
Massage Treatment Attire
This is your treatment and I want you to be comfortable. It is customary to completely disrobe for your massage treatment, although you may wear your undergarments if you prefer. You will be given the opportunity to disrobe privately. Throughout your service, your body will be professionally draped to ensure your privacy and comfort. I do request that you remove all jewelry to maximize your massage experience.
Yoga Attire and Supplies
Yoga is practiced in comfortable clothing and bare feet. You will be more comfortable in your practice with an empty stomach. I suggest you bring your own towel and a bottle of water. You will either need to bring your own mat, block and blanket (or any other props you prefer) or let us know ahead of time so these items can be provided at a minimal charge.
Communication is key to getting what you want out of your service. Before your session begins, let me know the areas you would like to focus on, as well as any areas to be avoided. During the massage or yoga, let me know if you have any discomfort. Keep in mind, in bodywork, toxins are released from the muscles that may cause minimal soreness. This is your time, the more specific you are, the more you will achieve in regard to relaxation and therapeutic benefits.
You will be asked to complete a brief health form relevant to your consultation. This will assist me in providing you with the best experience possible and to assure your safety and comfort. I urge you to disclose any pertinent health conditions that may affect your consultation. Your privacy will be maintained at all times. For nutrition services, you may also be asked to complete a food record prior to your first consultation
Payment is due in full at the time of service. Payment is accepted in the form of cash or check payable to Amy Hutto.
Although I am a health care professional, I am not a physician and cannot diagnose or treat diabetes or other conditions; I can only provide nutritional advice and guidance. Some of the nutrition advice I provide is not universally accepted as evidence-based practice and is neither sponsored, approved, recommended nor endorsed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), NIH (National Institutes of Health), American Heart Association (AHA), American Diabetes Association (ADA), or Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Always consult with your physician prior to adopting a low-carbohydrate diet or making other dietary changes.
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