donnaHello, thank you for visiting my website - Therapeutic Touch.  I am a Certified Lymphedema and Integrative Manual Therapist specializing in Integrative Healing Therapies and Deconjestive Treatment for Lymphedema. I have always had a love of learning and often leaned toward natural healing especially after having my 2 boys.  Living in Germany seemed to help foster that interest.  Back then I was in the Air Force and I thought I was going to be a computer operator.

My future career happened by chance…I thought.  I had been homeschooling my kids for several years searching for an alternative for allergies, asthma, attention deficit and learning difficulties when I stumbled into some strange finger holds and instruction like hold the top of your head and your forehead etc…
My first thought was how is this supposed to do anything? Well, I was intrigued and had to find out about this especially since I was beginning to see some improvement.  That was over 16 years and those strange finger holds was Jin Shin Jyutsu.  After taking several classes I used it for everything – headaches, back, neck and knee pain, colds… I even used it on the dog.
Since then my love of alternative therapies has grown.  I now have many “favorites” to include Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, IMT and Jin Shin Jyutsu just to name a few.  What I have come to realize is that each therapy is extremely beneficial in giving the body just what it needs to heal itself.
In 2007, I graduated from Shenandoah Valley School of Therapeutic Massage at the top of my class. I am also Winchester's only therapist practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu, Zero Balancing, Visceral Manipulation and the only Certified Integrative Manual Therapist.  I recently started some advanced coursework for a very effective therapy called Fascial Counterstrain.  With just 1 class left to take, my clients have experienced decreased pain, more mobility and less swelling.  I have taken many, many classes and have been very successful in using these advanced techniques to help my clients feel profoundly better. They are very powerful in their ability to heal the body.
It is my honor to help you feel great, regain your health and let you experience these Wonderful therapies for yourself. I look forward to serving you!
My Training

Norton School/Duke University

  • Manual Lymph Drainage, Lymphedema & Deconjestive Therapy Certification 

Jones Institute

  • Strain Counterstrain 1
  • Fascial Counterstrain Intro
  • Fascial Counterstrain for the Arterial System 
  • Fascial Counterstrain for the Visceral System
  • Fascial Counterstrain for the Lymphatic System
  • Fascial Counterstrain for the Musculoskeletal System - 3 levels

Barral Institute

  • Visceral Manipulation Abdomen 1 -  (Repeated 2 times)
  • Visceral Manipulation Abdomen 2 -  (Repeated 2 times)
  • Visceral Manipulation 3 The Pelvis 
  • Visceral Manipulation 4 The Thorax 
  • Visceral Manipulation 5 Manual Thermal Evaluation -  (Repeated 2 times)
  • Visceral Manipulation 6 Understanding Messages of the Body
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Dissection (Repeated 2 times) 
  • Neural Manipulation 1 
  • Neural Manipulation 2 
  • Listening Techniques 1 
  • Listening Techniques 2 

Upledger Institute

  • CranioSacral Level 1 -  (Repeated 2 times)
  • CranioSacral Level 2 -  (Repeated 2 times)
  • CranioSacral Therapy Touching the Brain 
  • SomatoEmotional Release Level 1 
  • SomatoEmotional Release Level 2 
  • Advanced CranioSacral Therapy 
  • Zero Balancing Level 1 
  • Zero Balancing Level 2 
  • Freely Movable Joints 
  • Alchemy of Touch 
  • Zero Balancing 75 Hour Practicum Certification 

Chickley Health Institute

  • Brain Level 1 Tissue, Fluid, Autonomic Nervous System 
  • Brain Level 2 - Brain Tissue, Nuclei, Fluid & Reticular Activating System 
  • Lymphatic Drainage Level 1

Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy

  • ADVANCED Biomechanics
  • ADVANCED Bone, Calcium Insufficiency & Coccyx Therapy  
  • ADVANCED Cranial Therapy Level 3:Spinal Cord and Brain Fibrosis 
  • ADVANCED Cranial Therapy Level 4:Recovery and Rehabilitation Protocols 
  • ADVANCED Diagnostics 1 & 2 
  • ADVANCED GI:Liver, Pancreas, Small Intestines
  • ADVANCED Integrative Diagnostics for Applied Psychosynthesis
  • ADVANCED Immune & Infection 
  • ADVANCED Men & Women's Health 
  • ADVANCED Neuro Integration 
  • ADVANCED Strain Counterstrain 
  • Adrenal Fatigue and Stress Related Disorders
  • Allergy Related Disorders 
  • Auto Immune Disorders 
  • Biophysiology and Functional Medicine 
  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation: Combined Vessel Approach 
  • Cardiac Habilitation: The Heart 
  • Consciousness Rehabilatation: PTSD 
  • Cranial Base Advanced Treatment of Osseus, Muscular, Vascular, Fluid and Neural Dysfunction 
  • Cranial Therapy Level 1 Osseous, Suture, Joint & Membrane 
  • Cranial Therapy Level 2 Membrane:Fluid, Face & Intra-oral Dysfunction 
  • Cranial Therapy Level 3 Compression Syndromes 
  • Cranial Therapy Level 4 Suture Release 
  • Double Crush Syndrome:Treatment for Thoracic Outlet, Carpel Tunnel & Upper Extremity
  • Gastrointestinal Tract 
  • Hyperplasia
  • Hypovolemia 
  • Infection and Inflammation
  • Infectious Disorders 
  • Integrative Diagnostics for Applied Psychosynthesis 
  • Integrative Manual Therapy Practicum & Certification 
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
  • Limbic Reation Response 
  • Limbic Squiggles 
  • Lung Management 
  • Lymph Congestion Therapy Level 1 
  • Lymph Congestion Therapy Level 2 
  • Manual Pattern Recognition Level 1 & 2 
  • Men and Women's Health 
  • Middle Cerebral Artery
  • Mobility Templates 
  • Myofascial Release 
  • Neural Tissue Tension 
  • Pediactrics, Learning Disabilities and Autism Advanced Approach 
  • Physical Functional Medicine 
  • Postural Reflexes
  • Rib Dysfunctions 
  • The Spine 
  • Toe Walking 
  • Upper & Lower Extremity Rehabilitation 

King Institute

  • KI IKI JUTSU Level 1 & 2 -  (Repeated 2 times)
  • KI IKI JUTSU Level 3 - King Institute
  • KI IKI JUTSU Body Biography - King Institute
  • KI IKI JUTSU Level 1 & 2 - King Institute

Claire Miller Institute of Reflexology

  • Integrative Reflexology 

JSJ Institute

  • Jin Shin Jyutsu Main Course -  (Repeated 3 times)
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu Pulse Diagnosis 
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu Organ Pathways 
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu Advanced Practitioner Level 
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu Advanced Body Reading 
Professional Credentials
  • Nationally Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Nationally Certified Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist
  • Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner
  • Certified Reflexologist
  • Certified Upledger Institute Teaching Assistant for CranioSacral Therapy
  • Certified Barral Institute Teaching Assistant for Visceral Manipulation
  • Certified Zero Balancing Practitioner
  • Certified Integrative Manual Therapist
Professional Associations/Memberships
  • Active Member American CranioSacral Therapy Association
  • Certified Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
  • Medallion Member of the International Alliance of Healthcare Practitioners
  • Top of Virginia Regional Chamber  of Commerce
  • Zero Balancing Health Association
Donna Gironda IMT-C, CLT
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