Founder & Owner, Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher, Coach
Hannah is the Founder and Owner of Soothe Your Soul. Personal tragedy motivated Hannah to open Soothe Your Soul in February of 2009. The death of her husband in 2004 sent her life in a new direction and as she searched for healing for herself and her two young children, she discovered Reiki and Energy work.
She found that after a lot of struggle, she was finally starting to move with her Grief instead of fighting it. She had a long way to go, but it was a start. She decided to take Reiki classes so that she could directly help her children and from that, her desire to teach grew as well. She knew that if Reiki had helped them, it could help others. Over the years Hannah traveled to increase her training and had the benefit of studying under some amazing teachers like Donna Eden, Jerry and Ester Hicks, Marianne Williamson, Beth Cosmos, Wayne Dyer, Les Brown, Jack Canfield, Dr. Shad Helmstetter, John Maxwell, Dr. Brian Weiss, James Van Praagh, Michael Losier, Carolyn Myss, Donovan and Susan Thesenga, Lori Lipten and Denise Iwaniw. She also spent a week each year working with a wonderful variety of talented healers in Sedona, Arizona. She has learned several varieties of Energy Work including Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Ama-Deus, and Energy Medicine and is also a Life Coach. Although Hannah had a job working in Marketing and Advertising and had also worked as a Paralegal, she took the leap and decided to start Soothe Your Soul in hopes to share some of what she had learned with others. It was a small start in a tiny space, but with the help of other great instructors, practitioners, and a beautiful following of clients, the practice grew and eventually moved into its’ current location.
If you choose to work with Hannah, she will use a combination of her training and gifts to tailor the perfect session for you. She brings a passion for healing and genuine desire to help facilitate healing. She provides a beautiful and tranquil healing space that makes you feel safe, comfortable and nurtured. Hannah believes deeply that Soothe Your Soul and the work she shares is her Soul’s Purpose and the work she is meant to do and you will feel her commitment during your session when she devotes all she has to your highest healing.
“Whether it’s your one hundredth reiki session or your first, Hannah at Soothe Your Soul is the person to see and the place to go. She makes you feel so comfortable in the space before, during and after. I am always more grounded and centered after a treatment. A healing has taken place.”
Cindy Wheeler is a Reiki Master. Reiki is a healing technique in which the practitioner channels energy by means of touch to produce healing in the body and restore physical and emotional well-being. It is fitting that this gift of healing chose Cindy because that is what she is by nature… a Healer. Cindy completed her undergrad work in Nursing at Michigan State University. After graduation, her caring nature led her to become an oncology nurse. She soon moved on home health care so she could spend more time getting to know her patients and teaching them the skills they needed to return to health on a more personalized one-to-one basis. Cindy eventually took on a healthcare management position where she could use her extensive knowledge to help her staff to provide the best nursing care possible. After retiring from the health care profession, Cindy’s love of learning and helping others did not stop there, she took on many volunteer positions ranging from PTO to organizing breast cancer awareness fundraising teams. Cindy took a position at the Orion Art Center where she quickly became involved in all aspects of the center. After being a huge fan of Soothe Your Soul from the beginning, Cindy joined finally joined the staff in 2014. Technically, she is the behind the scenes magic and handles all the accounting, but she brings much more to Soothe Your Soul than she lets on. Cindy has a beautiful, determined spirit that keeps everyone around her inspired, she is a wealth of knowledge, a skilled energy healer and a definite complement to the SYS team. Not to mention, she has an amazing sense of humor and a wicked awesome wit!
Cindy has throughout her life overcome hardships which have helped shape her into the strong, empathetic, caring person she is today. Cindy was born with a congenital absence of a fibula which required many corrective surgeries, most prior to the age of 5. In spite of these challenges, she has learned not only to live but to thrive in her being. However, this does not define Cindy, yet has made her perfectly imperfect and helped her to become a beautiful soul with a healing touch and a unique perspective on wellness.
Cindy’s empathy for others has served her well throughout her life and career and it is one of the reasons she was drawn to the healing technique of Reiki. Her compassion for others, creativity and complete respect for the human spirit and all it encompasses makes her clients feel comfortable in her hands. As if to say, “You’re Safe, I have you,” …and ultimately isn’t that what we all want?
Wellness Coordinator, Reiki Practitioner, Bookkeeper
Heather Marra is a Reiki Holy Fire Master & Teacher and an Ama-Deus practitioner. She began practicing energy healing in 2015 at Soothe Your Soul. Heather is a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and incorporates essential oils in her Integrative Healing sessions to provide added benefits to her clients. Heather focuses on helping her clients balance their energy and guides them towards their goals. Heather views energy healing as a restorative experience and she would enjoy the honor of working with you to help you achieve peace, balance, and stillness. Heather received her Marketing degree from Oakland University in 2019 and assists Soothe Your Soul with their marketing efforts. She has expertise in retail, business development, branding, and advertising. Heather believes that Reiki has influenced the way she works in all facets of her life and allows her to add an extra personal touch to her career. Heather looks forward to helping you throughout your nourishing visit to Soothe Your Soul.
Wellness Coordinator, Reiki Practitioner, Front Desk Manager
Compassionate, professional, innovative, mindful…
Cassie is a licensed massage therapist as well as a 2006 graduate of Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy. She gains experience through her clients and those who surround her and considers herself gifted at caring for others and listening to their needs.
Cassie has a passion for learning and is not afraid to try customized approaches to increase the client’s experience. She believes in tailoring a massage toward the individual needs of each client by using multiple techniques to get the best results possible.
Cassie is experienced in several modalities of massage, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Hot Stone, Neuromuscular Massage as well as Reiki. Her specialty lies in Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Massage she uses movement, compression and firm pressure to release tight muscles and bring on a state of deep relaxation.
She loves the reward of helping relieve stress and pain for clients as well as watching them have beneficial results from their sessions and an increase of wellbeing.
LMT, Lead Massage Therapist
Jill McDevitt is a Licensed Massage Therapist. In 2010 she graduated from Health Enrichment Center of Lapeer, MI. Upon receiving her massage therapy certification, she has healed steadily in the Oxford area as well as working with professional athletes in Southeast MI. Jill’s passion for healing and her genuine concern for her clients’ wellbeing inspire her to continue mastering her craft.
Jill believes in personalizing every massage to the specific needs of her clients. She prides herself on her gift to truly listen to the needs of her clients before the massage begins as well as trusting in her abilities and listening to the muscles and body reactions of her clients during the massage. Jill trusts in the integration of both Eastern and Western bodywork styles, as well as the strong presence of Energy work in her massage.
Jill is skilled in a number of massage therapy modalities such as therapeutic, deep tissue, prenatal, trigger point therapy, hot stone, myofascial release, lymph drainage, stretching and Sports massage.
Her specialty lies in Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. Combining deep compression and gliding with various stretching techniques to release tight muscles and relieve pain.
She feels rewarded to relieve stress, reduce pain and see the benefits of her work on her clients. Jill truly loves what she does and feels blessed to be able to provide comfort to her clients through healing touch.
Jill McDevitt, LMT
Eryn Grupido attended the Institute of Natural Therapies in 2013, completing a certificate in professional massage therapy and Thai yoga massage. Since then she has spent the last five years as a licensed massage therapist developing her ability to provide a massage that is not only therapeutic but relaxing and restoring! She is trained in techniques to relieve TMJ dysfunction, migraines, and so much more. In 2015, she apprenticed on Mackinac Island to become a second degree Reiki practitioner and studied the use of healing crystal energies. Any session with her will combine the use of massage, aromatherapy, stretching, reflexology, acupressure, energy work, and/or one of our replenishing add-ons to leave your mind, body, and soul feeling whole. Every session, of course, will be tailored to your specific needs and preferences. She loves working on goal oriented sessions that will leave a healthy balance in your life!
Eryn Grupido, LMT
Barbara is a proud graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute. I have lived in the Lake Orion area for over 12 years. Two of my three beautiful grown children have gone though the Lake Orion school system. Modalities that I offer are: Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Basic Swedish, Hot Rocks, Elderly, Sports, Pre-Natal, and Reiki. My experience proves that paraffin treatments and hand massages are always a client favorite. I truly enjoy my career and helping others feel better body, mind and soul!
Barbara Beach, LMT
Nicole Carlini has a strong passion for helping others. She is very personable and dedicated to her work. As a strong advocate of holistic healing she believes massage has benefits for everyone!
Nicole has studied numerous different techniques ranging from Swedish massage, aromatherapy, neuromuscular, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and therapeutic massage. She is always open to learning new techniques and educating herself in different modalities to better serve her clients.
As Nicole works with each client, she determines their needs and develops a personalized massage. She brings positive energy to the room and puts in extra effort to build relationships. Nicole really takes the time to make sure the client feels comfortable throughout the entire session. She finds great reward in knowing she can help others feel relief or just simply relax. And that is exactly what she does!
Nicole Carlini, LMT
Michelle McClellan has been a massage therapist since 1995. She began her career as a Lead LMT at a large physical therapy clinic where she gained experience and knowledge working with orthopedic surgical and non-surgical patients.
Michelle has worked independently and currently works for Beaumont’s Integrative Medicine department as a Senior Massage Therapist. In this role, she leads day-to-day operations for a team of over 10 LMTs and has developed a strong following in Beaumont’s clinic.
Michelle is an important member of Beaumont’s Oncology Massage Instructor Team. For many years, she has been assisting with both the 100-Hour_Oncology and Hospital Massage Class and the
24-Hour_Introduction to Oncology Massage Class. Now, Michelle is a contributor to both curriculums, teaches portions of the class, and supervises student clinics treating oncology patients and survivors.
Michelle advocates the importance of continuing education not only for herself but for fellow staff members and students. In addition to her continuing Oncology and Hospital Massage education, Michelle is also trained to perform reiki, massage cupping, and lymphatic wellness treatments.
Michelle McClellan, LMT
Elaine Errante is a kind, mindful and intuitive Licensed Massage Therapist. Elaine received her Massage Therapy education at Oakland Community College. Her many classes and supervised hands-on hours at the OCC Massage clinic are evident. She fluidly incorporates numerous relaxing and therapeutic techniques to promote the benefits of massage. In every effort to maximize the healing and relaxing massage experience, Elaine has studied many different techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Neuromuscular, Myofascial Release and Reiki. She is always eager to further educate herself in new techniques and different modalities to better serve her clients. Additionally, her warmth and confidence help guide her clients to pure relaxation.
Elaine Errante, LMT
Jennifer is Licensed Massage Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist and Reiki Master. She received her degree from Irene’s Myomassology Institute in 2013 and has worked exclusively at Soothe Your Soul ever since. Her current primary focus is on Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki. Craniosacral Therapy is a light-touch therapy to the cranium, upper cervical area, as well as the whole spine, and the extremities to help regulate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and aid the body in its own healing process that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Reiki is a “laying-on of the hands” healing technique that brings balance by clearing stagnant areas in your energy field by balancing the subtle energies with the body. Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances.
Jennifer is truly passionate about helping people heal and relax, and you will be amazed at how quickly she can locate your issues and begin your healing process to alleviate stress and pain. She is also an accomplished musician (award winning pianist, composer) with two albums of healing music released. Jennifer will soon be offering Sound Vibrational Therapy, a healing work done with the vibration of tuning forks and singing bowls. This is an ancient old healing therapy that is proven to have many positive effects on the body, mind and spirit.
Jennifer Defrayne, LMT
Leslie is a Reiki Master/Teacher who loves to work with people and help them let go of the issues that hold them from moving forward. She loves to work with “Reiki Newbies” and open up them up to the world of Hands-On-Healing.
However, she has to confess that her true love lies with helping animals. Animal Reiki is her specialty because she finds a huge amount of satisfaction helping those that don’t always have a voice of their own. She has helped countless dogs, cats, horses and Grizzly Bears (yes…..grizzly bears).
Leslie is a Docent at the Detroit Zoo and has been named the “Official Reiki Master and Animal Communicator” to the Montana Grizzly Encounter in Bozeman, Montana which is a Grizzly Bear Rescue and Education Center.
The first time that she traveled to Montana to give Reiki Therapy to the five Grizzly Bears living at the Sanctuary, her life was changed forever. While working with the first three Grizzly Bears, Leslie realized that they were communicating with her by sending her pictures and thoughts. Brutus was the most communicative and barraged Leslie with all kinds of information that there was no way she could have known otherwise. The director of MGE validated all of the messages that Leslie was getting from the bears as being correct.
As time went on, Leslie found that she didn’t need to be face-to-face with the animals to communicate with them. She could just as easily communicate with the Grizzly Bears from Michigan as she could standing right in front of them. She just uses a photo of the animal that she wants to communicate with (the photo can even be on a smartphone). In addition, Leslie has learned that she can also communicate with animals that have already passed over into spirit. It is no different to her than if they were alive and directly in front of her. The next level that Leslie is trying to reach is to be able to find lost pets.
Leslie communicates with wild as well as domestic animals and she can communicate with any species. She works mostly with Dogs, Cats, Horses and Grizzly Bears, but she has communicated with all kinds of animals all over the world.
So you may wonder why you would ever want to hire an Animal Communicator.
Is there is some information that you would like to get from your animal or information that you would like them to understand? Leslie so often hears clients say, “If I only knew what my pet was thinking!” This is where an Animal Communicator can be invaluable.
If your pet is upset, sick, or in pain, would you know it? Even if you could tell from their behavior that “something” was wrong, would you know what the “something” was? Consider that many animals will go to extreme measures to hide an injury or sickness. Leslie often feels whatever pain/illness that your pet is feeling and she can ask them what other symptoms they are having to be able to give you information to give to the Veterinarian.
Does your pet have a particular behavior that you are not fond of? Leslie can discuss this with your pet.
Here is a quick list of the top 10 most common questions that Leslie is asked to convey to animals:
1. Are you sick or in pain?
2. Do you like your food?
3. Why do you do “that behavior?” Will you stop “that behavior”?
4. Do you want to have babies?
5. Do you want to transition? When? Do you want help transitioning?
6. Do you want an animal companion?
7. How do you feel about the other animals in the house?
8. What do you need me to know?
9. Are you happy? Do you want to live with me?
10. How can I help you?
Here is a quick list of the top 10 topics that Leslie is asked to discuss with animals:
1. We are going to have a baby.
2. We are going to move and you are coming with us.
3. We are going to move and you can’t come with us.
4. We are no longer able to care for you.
5. Your owner has transitioned into spirit.
6. Another animal in the house has transitioned into spirit.
7. Someone else (animal or human) is coming to live with us.
8. I am going to work and I will be home in 9 hours and not abandoning you forever.
9. We are getting a divorce and we are splitting up the animals.
10. We are going on a vacation – I am not abandoning you forever.
There is a list of FAQs about Animal Communication and Reiki on Leslie’s website at: www.AdvancedEnergyTherapy.com/FAQs_What_is_Reiki.html#acfaq
Leslie conducts Animal Communication sessions in person, by phone and email. She has clients all over the world and travels extensively to do face-to-face session if requested.
Lisa is a Certified YogaKids Instructor, and Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher. Having spent many years in the healthcare technology world, Lisa understands how busy and stressed corporate life is for parents, and the sometimes-overscheduled academic life can be for children. Lisa believes that holistic healing for children and adults including yoga, energy work and meditation are the keys to managing everyday stressors that can lead to long term chronic health and emotional conditions.
Lisa has a passion for children, feels privileged to work with them in her classes and through energy healing. She seeks to create a safe and empowering space for her students to uncover deeper insights, coping skills, and physical strength. She believes that energy work comes to each practitioner at precisely the right moment in her or his life, and feels honored to support each student independently.
Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher, Animal Communicator
Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher
Certified YogaKids, Reiki Master Practitioner