Joy E. (Flood) Mandler is a compassionate gifted healer. She is an AOBTA certified shiatsu practitioner, an ALACE certified Doula, and a Reiki Master. She has been practicing shiatsu therapy since 1997 and was the owner of Joyful Shiatsu in Brookline before forming Assabet Valley Natural Health and IntegrativeWellness with her husband George. Drawing on ten plus years of experience working with families and children as an early childhood educator, Joy’s family practice serves both adults and children. Joy specializes in perinatal care, pregnancy massage and post-partum recovery. In addition to her private practice, she regularly makes home and hospital calls to provide shiatsu and doula service for labor, delivery and postpartum care.
Joy originally studied shiatsu and sotai under Kiku Miyazaki at The Boston Shiatsu School. She studied shiatsu for hospital settings with Diego Sanchez and continues to study women’s health and perinatal care with Suzanne Yates. In order to deepen her practice for effective treatment of musculoskeletal issues/injuries, she studied with Dr. DoAnn Kaneko. She was a faculty member of the former Charles River Institute For Healing and Inner Arts. Joy was taught the Usui Reiki tradition by Lourdes and John Harvey Gray and learned Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute. She is also certified in Peggy Huddleston’s “Prepare for Surgery” techniques.
“…When I visit Joy each session is transformational…” RR Framingham, MA
“Joy is a phenomenal shiatsu practitioner…” JH Cambridge,MA
“Joy’s are the intuitive hands I’ve been searching for!” MM Maynard,MA