About Casandra

Casandra's gifts lie in helping others self-actualize their fullest expression of individuality and personhood, shamelessly, joyously and spiritually on earth.

Casandra K. MacAlan

I am committed to your long term health and well-being. I have spent almost 20 years dedicating my health practice to finding relief for chronic pain sufferers, and helping clients explore their mind-body connection.  It's my passion and my life's work, and I'm so grateful to love what I do!

 

Specialties:

  • Acupressure 
  • Usui and Karuna Reiki
  • Holistic Counseling and Workshops
  • Holistic Therapy Trainer
  • Myofascial Release
  • Reflexology
  • Bagua/Shiatsu Massage 
  • Targeted Treatment Massage

 

Education:

  • 2012-2014 University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, Psychology
    • Summa Cum Laude - G.P.A. 4.00
    • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • 2010-2012 Sierra College, Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, Counseling Psychology
    • Graduated with honors as the top psychology student at Sierra College, G.P.A 4.00
  • 1999, Naturopathic Institute of Therapeutic Massage, Certified Medical Massage Therapist

    • Top Graduate (asked to return to teach)

 

Interests and Professional Development:

As a graduate of the University of California, Davis with a degree in Psychology, I am an avid researcher and writer in the field of health psychology, spiritual psychology and the mind-body connection.  I'm a Certified Massage Therapist, Jin Shin Do Acupressurist, Myofascial Release Fascial/Pelvis Specialist, Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, and Chi Gong Therapist.  I am also trained in Shiatsu, Polarity Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Craniosacral, Bowen, and STR techniques.

 

1999 through 2009

On going Holistic Therapy studies (see above) including an in-depth study of the Mind-Body-Connection. Understanding your bodies physical response to emotional and mental trauma and stress.

 

2009-April-May

Certified Bagua Chi Gong Therapist

Master Su Jian Wan, Beijing, China

 

2007-Present

Teacher at the Fair Oaks Massage Institute

Acupressure Instructor, for Eastern Bodywork and Acupressure Certification

 

2005-2008

Alchemical Magick and Shamanism

Michael Thuleen, Fair Oaks, CA.

 

2005

Energy Medicine, "Dancing With the Devil, While You Channel the Light"

Edinburough, Scotland

 

2005

Registered Karuna Master Teacher

William Rand Foundation

 

2003-2009

Shamanism, Wiccan, Crystal Therapy, Energy Medicine, more..

Genevieve Richardson, Clairvoyant, Healer, Teacher, Mentor

 

2003

Certified Master Teacher Usui Shiki Ryoho

Marion Hakata

 

2002

Certified Jin Shin Do Acupressurist

Jin Shin Do Foundation

 

2001

Certified Myofascial Release Fascial/Pelvis Specialist,

John Barnes Foundation

 

2000

Founded: Casandra K. MacAlan ~ Hands For Light

FKA., Cassell Therapeutic Bodywork

 

1999

Certified Medical Massage Therapist

Naturopathic Institute of Therapeutic Massage, top graduate

 

Beijing, China studying QiGong