Sue Norcia - PhD/abd
NC Licensed Massage Therapist, Animal Massage Therapist, Reflexology, Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, Environmental Health Coach, National Board Certified CEU Instructor & Life Coach.
A lifelong Advocate, Coach, Educator, Practitioner, and Student of Health & Wellness, Sue is the founder of Bio-Savvy Living. She is a graduate of the Body Therapy Institute in Silk Hope, NC and has been an active Licensed Practitioner for over 20 years. She has many years of training in trauma and often volunteers with animals and children using her knowledge and educational expertise. Sue offers an array of bodywork sessions focusing on your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
During her Bio~Savvy Sessions - we work on integrating a model on 6 dimensions of health. We learn where energy is moving and where it is stuck. We incorporate vitality and balance through principles of presence, acceptance, respect, and non-violent communication as we become aware and then remove blockages to restore our unique gifts and personal harmony. We work on letting go of what does not serve us in being our best selves. We understand and work within a shared understanding that we are a part of a larger interdependent environment and that that environment is also larger and interdependent because of our life energy.
Keeping in harmony with the Bio-Savvy mission, you can expect a therapeutic environment which is supportive to your health. Many massage products contain
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As an environmentally conscious therapist, I respect the body's need for treatment in an environmentally healthy space. Therefore, clients may expect that they receive the following: no toxic chemicals including fragrances in laundry, air fresheners, etc. Linens are organic and not created with chemical pesticides. The table foam and wood are eco-friendly and do not contain sprays, adhesives, varnishes, etc. Aroma therapies, if used, are food grade and USDA organic. And any oils are food grade quality as well including Organic Coconut oil, Organic Grapeseed oil. I also do massage without the use of oils.
60 minutes: $85.00
75 minutes: $100.00
90 minutes: $125.00
My practice style provides personalized massage sessions to each and every client. An initial assessment begins the session as we will explore not only what the client's needs are but in many cases we will identify triggers which may be contributing to a client's areas of concern. Our targeted outcome is to provide as much relief as possible and create a plan for lifestyle modifications which support the work we will do together finishing with an ongoing plan for a continued cycle of healthy maintenance.
Clients might be familiar with massage terminology such as classic, Swedish, Thai, deep tissue, neuromuscular, trigger point release, stretching, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, stone massage, aromatherapy. In my 20 years of experience working with hundreds of clients, I have learned that clients simply want to feel better, become more relaxed, be rid of areas of pain or numbness, improve their posture, flexibility or range of motion. For this reason, I have found that integrating techniques which aim to provide the outcome my client seeks is the best way to create a therapeutic session. I therefore do not charge extra for applications such as hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, stretching.
The following techniques are applied within a therapeutic massage session:
1. Swedish or Classic Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
2. Neuro-Muscular Therapeutic Massage, also known as Deep Tissue Massage, is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Therapeutic Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
3. Myo-Fascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy- this pair of complimentary techniques are used to address chronic pain disorder of the back, neck, jaw, pelvis, etc. This therapy restores proper posturing, reduces pain and often eliminates pain due to releasing the origin, and unbinding restricted and areas of congested myo-fascial tissue.
4. Trigger Point Therapy applies specific focused light pressure to a muscle and fascia "knot". The release of this "trigger" area frees the tissue and resolves the pain or tension. Proper alignment, range of motion, compressed nerve releases, and release of trapped waste fluids result in healthy and pain-free tissues.
60 minutes: $85.00
90 minutes: $125.00
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Sports massage uses a combination of the following as clinically needed: classic massage techniques, neuromuscular techniques, myo-fascial massage techniques, stretching and range of motion techniques, hydrotherapy.
30 minutes: $55.00
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
60 minutes: $75.00
90 minutes: $105.00
Is your environment making you sick? We are bombarded by substances each and every day through exposures of hazardous substances in our water, air, soil, food, clothes, buildings, and beauty products, just to name a few. These hazardous elements can be in the form of physical hazards, chemical, biological, cultural. In the end, these exposures may be the source of chronic health issues and impact the main dimensions of our health: physical, emotional, social, occupational, intellectual, spiritual. Through structured health assessments and coaching, this service aims to bring awareness to the particular multiple environments of the client and charts opportunities for decreasing and or eliminating the very triggers which may be impacting our mind, bodies and spirits. The goal is to expand life by identifying and eliminating the potential points of constriction.
Each session may include discussion, self exploration, bodywork and is based on the needs at the time of the session.
60 minutes: $120.00
Massage for horses is not just for the horse, it's also a benefit for the owner. Along with being one of the most precious companions a human can have, their health equally impacts the owner's health. Horse owners want their horses to be healthy, strong, agile and happy. Horses that are tight are prone to injury. When they are sore, their performance suffers. Horses benefit through decreased muscle spasms, soreness and range of motion. They gain strength, and athletic performance. I find horses to be powerfully spiritual animals and the transfer of energy is beyond words. Please contact me with questions or for sessions with your horse.
30 minutes: $40.00
Treat your beautiful fur baby to a relaxing massage. Massage provides many benefits to our canine companions. For the sports enthusiasts, it works out soreness and increases joint efficiency along with increasing circulation and overall euphoria. For our seniors, massage reduces inflammation associated with arthritis and increases more normal range of motion. It lubricates drying muscle fibers and assists with relaxation. Working for 6 years with my two rescues, I have had the pleasure of calming the intensity, psychologically and physically, of my border collie even as a puppy. My golden retriever received massage throughout her life stages. Working with her veterinarian, I was able to apply massage instead of muscle relaxants for a partially slipped disk. She recovered within 2 days, which was the quickest her vet expressed she had ever seen a disk recovery. I just can't speak high enough of the benefits of massage for our canine companions.
Please contact me to discuss further if this is something which you might be interested in pursuing.
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harmful preservatives and other chemicals which increase the toxin load on the body. My practice respects the environment within the massage session. Therefore, clients have the choice of certified organic and nourishing coconut oil or grapeseed oil, or no oil at all. Organic linens cleaned in free and clear non-toxic unscented laundry cleaners, tables with no varnishes or toxic padding, no perfumes or talcs, and pleasant surroundings.
Massage and Life Coaching sessions reflect a vision where together we explore freedom from patterns locking or blocking movement of thoughts, energy, body and passions. We develop mindfulness in approaches to our decisions and create a plan which restores energy and enhances our ability to recognize more fully our natural gifts therefore creating a beautiful blend of nourishing peace and tranquility at the deepest levels while igniting our life energy. Massage Therapy has been reported to assist with stress, anxiety, emotions, grief, career confusion, trauma, relationships, movement constriction and tightness, achy bodies and joints, life transitions, athletic performance, body image perceptions, and just simply feeling "stuck".
Additional Training & Awards: Sue has a MA degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowling Green State University and BA degree from University of Toledo in Cognitive Psychology. She has additional Doctorate Level Graduate Education in Human Resource Management from Columbia University, Seattle Pacific University and North Carolina State University. She is PhD/abd. in Organization Psychology. She is a Certified Trainer and Organization Development Specialist from the University of Washington. She spent 14 years as a corporate facilitator aligning culture with organization health, 14 years as a medical center diagnostic technologist where her specialty was trauma, 11 years as an collegiate academic and clinical instructor in Radiologic Science at the University of North Carolina, and as an adjunct instructor in classes on dimensions of health at Mount Olive College. Her life work has included volunteer public service as a court appointed advocate for abused, dependent and neglected children. She also volunteers with the Golden Neuse Rescue.