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Feather Light Energy, Yoga & Massage Therapy's owner Bridgetta Tomarchio is like a holistic renaissance woman, boasting certifications as an herbalist, massage therapist, and registered yoga teacher, among others. And she's not even finished yet—she's currently working to add certified hypnotist to that already impressive list. Needless to say, she's more active than the average bear—when she's not performing specialized massages, clearing away negative energy, or maintaining sun salutation poses atop a stand up paddleboard in the ocean, she's teaching kids in the inner city how to empower themselves and guest lecturing at spiritual expos around the country. But Bridgetta's wells of energy and passion haven't always been running over. In fact, her path to enlightenment and excellent health was besieged by personal hardships that should have, by all accounts, left her bedridden.
In 2008, Bridgetta was diagnosed with Lyme disease after experiencing mysterious bouts of sickness that left her hospital bound almost on a weekly basis. But even a clear diagnosis and treatment plan couldn't steer her back to wellbeing. After trying countless medications that left her kidneys a wreck, she finally visited a naturopath out of desperation. That's when she discovered the healing power of herbalism and proper nutrition. She felt so good again that she became a passionate believer in herbalism, setting her on a journey that would lead her deeper and deeper into the world of alternative medicine.
But her struggles didn't end there—in 2012, she was involved in a motorcycle crash that left her body in a state of perpetual suffering. Even after trying various therapies, she just couldn't manage to heal properly. Fortunately, she stumbled upon a practice that would forever change her life: reconnective healing therapy, a form of energy work designed to put the body in an optimal state of balance by interacting with the surrounding light and energy frequencies, all without using physical touch. After seeing the overwhelmingly positive effects of the treatment firsthand, she decided to explore other forms of holistic therapy, too, including yoga and massage. Once she realized how amazing she was feeling on a regular basis, she became hooked, eventually going to school to become a certified Holistic Health Practitioner so she could help others achieve the level of vitality she had regained. From there, the certifications just kept on piling up, many of which she puts to use as the head honcho at Feather Light Energy, Yoga & Massage.