Licensed massage therapist Cheryl Durgans has been in practice for 10 years and attended the American Institute of Alternative Medicine (AIAM) in Columbus, Ohio.
Cheryl is a trauma informed healing practitioner that works intuitively — integrating various modalities including Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), aromatherapy, trigger point, acupressure, Reiki, and prenatal massage. Cheryl has been a Reiki Master since 2015 and has a keen interest in vibrational healing. She is developing a modality utilizing tuning forks while simultaneously doing research to better understand how the modality is a benefit her clients.
Cheryl works with a wide variety of clients — from children to seniors. She holds a special place in her practice for caregivers, an honorable calling, but also mentally, physically, and spiritually tough on the body and psyche.
Cheryl believes that healing is a communal practice, receiving trauma informed training and additional prenatal massage education through a pilot program called T.R.I.B.E., or Trauma Informed Resilience and Birth Education, where she worked collaboratively with doulas, nurses, and community healthcare workers to address the high rates of infant and maternal mortality rates in Dayton, Ohio.
In addition to massage, Cheryl is the editor of the Yellow Springs News, a small local newspaper. She is also an avid gardener, practicing herbalist, artist and writer with a BA in Art from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, an MFA in Studio Art from Moore College of Art & Design, and an MLA in Liberal Arts with a focus on cultural studies and creative writing from the University of Pennsylvania. Cheryl comes from a family lineage of educators; and has taught humanities and art classes on faculty at local colleges and universities.