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 receptionist at Soothe Your Soul, she also maintains the sacred flow of products that enter and leave Soothe Your Soul. Heather is Reiki and Ama Deus certified, she enjoys practicing energy healing, not only to deepen her spiritual self but also to help others. Lake Orion is Heather’s native home, she graduated from Oxford High School and is a currently continuing her studies at Oakland Community College. Her Studies are undecided but she contains a driving passion to make a difference in others’ lives. Heather looks forward to helping you through your nourishing visit to Soothe Your Soul.
Wellness Coordinator, Reiki Practitioner, Front Desk Manager
Compassionate, professional, innovative, mindful…Cassie Scribner, a gifted Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki practitioner. Cassie received her formal education at Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy, graduating in 2006. An avid learner, Cassie is continually educating herself in new, different and enhanced techniques so she can maximize the healing benefits of massage for each of her clients.
Cassie loves blending styles and using all the tools she possesses to better fit the needs of her clients. From treatment-oriented bodywork including (but not limited to) deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, neuromuscular massage, to more of the soothing, relaxing Swedish, hot stone or prenatal massage even including a more energy-based Reiki layer. Cassie believes no two sessions are the same as each person has their own personal life experiences and unique relationship with their body and wellness. Cassie utilizes her deep interest in people with active listening to both the client and their body to create a personalized plan to health and happiness. She is passionate about working with her clients as a wellness partner, constantly re-evaluating and modifying her treatment plan to achieve maximum pain and tension relief.
Cassie’s welcoming smile and compassionate demeanor will instantly make you feel at ease. Her obvious knowledge and true belief in the value of massage will make you feel confident that you have chosen wisely. Cassie has such a passion for her work and takes great delight in seeing her clients experience less pain, reduced stress and a greater sense of well-being. Putting yourself in Cassie’s capable hands will definitely make sure you, as Cassie loves to say, ‘Stay sweet!’
LMT, Lead Massage Therapist
Jill McDevitt is a talented Licensed Massage Therapist who is educated and experienced in several types of therapeutic massage and bodywork. Her scope of practice includes deep tissue, lymphatic, hot stone, prenatal and therapeutic massage. Although skilled in all of these, Jill excels in deep tissue and sports massage. She utilizes techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep compression and stretching to increase mobility while decreasing pain.
Jill greets everyone with a welcoming smile, a quick wit and a keen sense of humor, but she is very serious when it comes to what is best for her clients. By paying close attention to the client’s concerns and ‘listening’ to the body’s language, Jill is very adept at customizing each massage to the particular needs of her client. During your massage, you will be free to relax on the warm massage table listening to calming music and savoring the scents of essential oils, while Jill works hard to release your cares. Jill encourages open communication with her clients and she will provide important feedback to maximize the benefits of your massage and keep you on the path to wellness. Feel free to ask Jill any questions regarding your massage, recommendations for future treatment, or just about anything. Because not only is Jill a skilled and knowledgeable massage therapist, but she is also a fount of the most obscure and interesting trivia!
Jill McDevitt loves her work and takes great joy in seeing her clients experience a decrease in stress and pain as well as an increased sense of balance and mobility. This quote by Jill’s favorite author, Mark Twain, says it best, “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” Jill is passionate about doing right by her clients…put yourself in her skilled, healing hands and you won’t just be grateful, you will be astonished!
Shelly Symansic is a licensed Massage Therapist at Soothe Your Soul. She prides herself on her ability to care and listen to the needs of others. Shelly believes in tailoring a massage towards to individual needs of each client by using multiple modalities to get eh best results possible.
She has learned to meet each individual’s needs for their session whether they want to increase range of motion, decrease inflammation, get rid of that nagging shoulder pain or just take a deep breath and relax. “I am passionate about what I do and cannot imagine doing anything else. I believe massage and bodywork is an essential tool in helping people be healthy.”
Shelly strives to meet all of her client’s needs. She is really good at making people feel like they matter. Listening to what they are saying is important to her. Upon arriving for your appointment, Shelly spends time with you, listening to your needs. She will then decide which modality of massage will be the best for you. Shelly has already prepared a quite; peaceful setting with the calming glow of a candle, soothing music and a heated bed to enhance your relaxing experience. When your session is over you will feel tranquil and at peace, your body will be relaxed and thankful for the experience. It so humbling to hear shell’s clients say “That was the best massage I ever had!”
Shelly loves working with those new to massage. Her integrative approach of therapeutic massage with relaxation leaves these newcomers wanting to come back for more. “Massage is a way for people to become reconnected with their bodies and learn to feel their muscles and appreciate the strength of their bodies.”
Shelly is very passionate about the field of massage therapy and hopes to continue to educate her clients about the benefits of massage and make massage a valuable part of their wellness plan.
Shelly is married and is the loving mother to her two children. She spends her free time creating art, especially mosaics. Art is very therapeutic for her.
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!
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!
Donna Pascaretta R.N.,BSN LMT is a nurse and Licensed massage therapist. Donna has been a nurse for over 30 years in women’s health. She has been working with fertility patients for the last 13 years. She loves doing massage and energy work- Reiki, Ama-deus and Healing Touch. She specializes in a gentle deep tissue massage and incorporates energy healing in her massages. Make an appointment with Donna to de-stress your life!!
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.
Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher, Animal Communicator
Hello, my name is Bill. My learning of life force energy, or Ki energy, began in 1997 when I started studying Hapkido, a form of martial arts that has roots in the Hwarang warriors of Korea. This martial art uses many joint locks, pressure points, and Ki manipulation techniques. As I continued studying, I learned of the many medicinal aspects of pressure points and Ki energy for healing. The healing of people appealed to me much more than injuring them, and thus my journey began in the healing arts. For many years, I’ve had interest in the Masters of Ki, such as Young Sol Choi, Morihei Ueshiba, Kiochi Tohei, and Mikao Usui. I have studied Reiki since 2003, and have been attuned in several forms of Reiki (Usui, Tibetan and Reiki Do), attuned as a Usui Reiki teacher and also have trained in Shiatsu Pressure Point Massage at Irene’s Myomassology Institute. Please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with me for a relaxing, reenergizing treatment. Through the years, I have had excellent success with pain reduction and even elimination of pain using Reiki. I am looking forward to helping you become healthy, relaxed and energized!
Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher