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Joyce Elizabeth CCT
Joyce Elizabeth is a native Tucsonan and loving mother of two. She became invested in health and wellness at a young age. After working for seven years at the Co-op in Tucson where she gained valuable experience in the organic and natural foods culture, she became a medical assistant for naturopathic physician Dr. Judy Hiell. During her four years with Dr. Hiell, Joyce began training for her certification as a Colon Hydrotherapist. She received her certificate of training at the American Institute of Natural Health in Phoenix, AZ in 2007. In December 2009 Joyce opened Desert Therapy with the full support of her family.
Joyce has a warm and comforting nature that truly helps ease your experience causing it to be a better one. She is dedicated to helping others feel and be their best and loves doing so.
Desert Therapy is excited to announce the addition of Cassandra Mertz to the Desert Therapy team.
Cassandra is a devoted mother of two children and a passionate advocate for healthy lifestyles. Growing up as a military brat, she has traveled extensively throughout the US and to Japan, finally settling in the warm desert of Tucson. As a military widow, Cassandra understands how our family and life events have a great impact on our mentality and health despite the healthiest diets.
Cassandra began her journey to understand healing after struggling with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease. Finding a naturopath who helped her identify her disease after years of misdiagnosis, Cassandra was finally able to heal with the correct treatments and begin to feel great. Cassandra is pursuing her studies in nutrition and is a Certified Health Coach and is extremely knowledgeable in the field of health and nutrition.
Colon hydro therapy was instrumental in helping Cassandra feel her best and help her digestion return to a healthy normal. After being a client of Desert Therapy for years, Cassandra was overjoyed to have the opportunity to study at the American Institute of Natural Health in Phoenix, followed by training under Joyce Elizabeth to become a certified colon hydro therapist and to work at Desert Therapy.
Cassandra is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable therapist who genuinely wants to help others find their own path toward true health and well-being. She is an open-minded and caring person who is eager to help and learn.
Courtney Bowman CCT
Courtney’s passion as a massage therapist is to help clients on their conscious journeys to their highest mind/body/spirit potential. Massage therapy is a type of bodywork that has many therapeutic benefits other than just relaxation. Her style of massage therapy focuses on addressing client’s specific ailments and discomforts on an individual basis. These issues may range from low back pain, headaches, neck and shoulder tension, limited range of motion, carpal tunnel syndrome, pain from a car accident, or elevated stress levels. By creating a serene and safe space, she and her clients are able to objectively work together on common goals and experience healing results.
Courtney’s clients appreciate her genuine, intuitive and knowledge-based abilities. She received her education from Wellspring School of Allied Health in Lawrence, Kansas. After graduating with over 900 hours, she relocated to Arizona, and became licensed shortly thereafter. She has worked out of a chiropractic office doing massage therapy full-time for over a year and a half. Her belief is that Massage therapy is not a luxury, rather a necessity to complete wellness.
Andrea Micus L.M.T.
Andrea’s intuitive and compassionate touch supports clients reconnection with their own personal power and joy. Through conscious connection, she believes everyone has the power within themselves to reconnect to their body’s own internal intelligence that knows exactly what they need to facilitate their own healing. During treatments, Andrea serves as a conduit connecting the client to this innate healing intelligence and constructs a treatment plan focusing on restoring balance and harmony to body, mind and spirit.
In 2000, Andrea graduated from a 1000 hour Massage Therapy Program at The Desert Institute of the Healing Arts and has been practicing in the healing arts for 17 years. She is trained in both Upledger and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy principles, is a Reiki Master and Certified QiGong Instructor.
Andrea’s specialties include Therapeutic Massage, Prenatal Massage, Myofascial Release, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Facial Rejuvenation, and Energy Healing.