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 to pursue my career in the Natural Healing industry as 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. AICM provided us with a comprehensive understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy, Oriental Medicine, Acupressure, and Medical Massage Therapy, a beautiful starting point. A friend once told me that the real education happens after you’re licensed.
In 2008, I received training from Michael Young in 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, shortened muscles are lengthened, muscle memory and the body’s mobility are restored . This is some of the most profound and effective work I’ve experienced. The results I am seeing in my clients and for myself are incredible.
I am also an Idaho Licensed Esthetician after receiving Esthetic Licensure training from Academy of Cosmetology in Post Falls, Idaho. I’m PCA SKINcertified 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; Idahe & Washington Licensed Massage Practitioner; Idaho Licensed Esthetician; American Massage Therapy Association; Certified Medical Massage Practitioner; Muscle Release TechniqueSM; Listening to the Body: Understanding the Language of Stress-Related Symptoms; PCA Skin; Hungarian Facial Massage