Dr. Weeks is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine who is an NCCAOM board certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. He is also registered as a Licensed Acupuncturist in Oregon. Dr. Weeks trained in acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Weeks also trained in the Atlas 33 Structural Decompression technique under Dr. John Heuertz after witnessing the technique’s tremendous impact on pain relief and improving quality of life. He also became certified in the Advanced Allergy Therapeutics technique because of it’s fantastic ability to provide long-term relief from the body’s inappropriate reactions to allergens.
He is currently earning a certificate in Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture, which involves an advanced form of palpation providing instant feedback on how well the treatment is working. It also uses a shallow and virtually painless style of needling using the smallest gauge needles. This style also includes a variety of eclectic and effective non-invasive techniques which provide many options for treating even the most complicated patients.
Certified in Neuroacupuncture, Dr. Weeks frequently serves as a volunteer assisting with the Level 1 and Level 2 training of students at the Neuroacupuncture Institute of Santa Fe. His success treating complicated central nervous system disorders has fueled his passion for this very innovative method of treatment.
Dr. Weeks came to medicine after spending many years studying and teaching history at the university level. Prior to his studies at Southwest Acupuncture College, Dr. Weeks had completed all the tests and prerequisites to begin Western Medical School. The change in approach from Western to Eastern was precipitated by his experiences with Chinese Medicine and the efficacy with which acupuncture and herbs were able to treat the majority of common quality of life maladies like pain, allergies, obgyn disorders, as well as digestive and mental health issues.
His passion has always been helping people to feel well and enjoy life and using a medicine that allows him to do so effectively is the basis of his practice. In his free time, Shawn enjoys laughing and living life with his wife and two daughters, martial arts, cooking, gardening, reading, and dancing.
Online coaching from professional BDSM educator and former International Mr Leather, John Pendal – either as video calls to individuals and relationship groups, or workshops to larger numbers.
John has 17 years experience teaching BDSM workshops around the world. His life coaching practice helps people who feel like outsiders with any area of their life, both personal and professional. Coaching takes place over video calls, so you can be calling from anywhere in the world.
John is relatable rather than aspirational. During his life John has experienced negative thoughts, gay conversion therapy, coeliac disease, back surgery and identifies as autistic. He has also become the only British winner of the International Mr Leather contest in Chicago and had a ten year career as a stand-up comedian which has taken him around the world.
He wants to help other people, especially those who feel like an outsider. You may feel that way because of your gender or sexuality, neurodiversity, health diagnosis or just a feeling of “not fitting in”. John will listen and ask questions in total confidence and without judgement.
John has helped his clients to discover who they are, what their passions are, find their voice, achieve goals, accept themselves, be happier and change their lives.
If you would like to discuss a complimentary session with John please get in touch by email or using the contact form on his website: https://www.johnpendal.com/
John is a cisgender gay man (pronouns he/ him). In 2003 he became the 25th person to win the annual International Mr Leather contest in Chicago. Since then he has traveled extensively teaching BDSM workshops around the world, including at Beyond Leather in Fort Lauderdale, Down an Dirty in Melbourne, Edgeplay Scotland in Edinburgh, HunCon in Budapest, Inferno, Kinkferansen in Oslo, Leather Camp in Wichita, the London Alternative Market, Lupercalia in Canada, Minnesota Leather Pride, Mr Leatherman Toronto, Palm Springs Leather Pride, Rome BDSM Conference, SINSations in Leather, SM Bergen in Norway, Spring in the South in Atlanta, Tribal Fire in Oklahoma, and Thunder in the Mountains in Denver (every year from 2007 to 2017).
His full leather history is at http://www.leatherlondonguide.com/profile.html
It is the mission of Ouroboros Therapeutic Arts to change the world one person at a time through holistic healing and health. Using a combination of massage therapy techniques and modalities, energy healing, myofascial release, holistic wellness coaching, and empowerment through education, Kristina strives to aid her clients in living pain-free lives by managing and reducing chronic pain; recover from accidents, injuries, and surgeries; and release and heal from their traumas. She believes that helping individuals heal themselves will create an effect similar to a ripple in a pond, expanding outward and healing communities.
Kristina has been a Licensed and Registered Massage Therapist in New York State since 2017. She is also a certified practitioner of the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach®, and an Energy Healer, using both hands-on and hands-off energy healing techniques. The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach® has become an integral part of her practice, and more she learns about this powerful modality, the more important it becomes to her personal life, the practice, and the more passionate she become about sharing it with her clients and community.
She is also a certified practitioner of Kineseology Taping, or K-Tape, and Myofascial Cupping. Both K-Tape and Myofascial Cupping are used to aid in pain management, nerve entrapment, proprioception, stabilization, decompression of tissues, postural correction, and more. Myofascial Cupping is offered free of charge during therapeutic massage sessions. K-Taping is offered as an add-on, and works well as an adjunct to therapeutic massages and Myofascial Release sessions.
The healing studio is located in her home, and as such all sessions are by appointment only; no walk-ins available.